New study documents aftermath of a supereruption, and expands size of Toba magma system

In the aftermath of a supereruption, smaller eruptions may occur for thousands of years afterward, according to a new study.

"Narco-deforestation" study links loss of Central American tropical forests to cocaine

Central American forests are disappearing rapidly and much of the loss is being traced to the laundering of cocaine money.

Magnesium within plankton provides tool for taking the temperatures of past oceans

A new study published in Nature Communications documents how some foraminifera grow, incorporating magnesium in their shells that can be used to determine seawater temperatures in the past.

Study provides detailed glimpse of predators' effects on complex, subtidal food web

Research using time-lapse photography in the Galapagos suggests the presence of a key multilevel “trophic cascade” involving top- and mid-level predators as well as urchins and algae.

Researchers identify evidence of oldest orchid fossil on record

A new study documents evidence of an orchid fossil trapped in Baltic amber that dates back some 45-55 million years ago, shattering the previous record for an orchid fossil.

Research aims to protect eagles from wind turbines

New research from Oregon State University will aim to make eagles less likely to collide with wind-turbine blades.

Want to better comply with dietary guidelines, and save money? Cook dinner at home

The best culinary paths to better health are not always paved with cash, new research shows, and cooking at home can provide the best bang-for-the-buck nutritionally as well as financially.

Engagement with natural environment a significant contributor to life satisfaction

Looking to improve your life satisfaction? Try regularly hiking in a forest or otherwise engaging with the natural environment. And also look for ways to build your trust in resource managers.

New video shows how blue whales employ strategy before feeding

Blue whales didn’t become the largest animals on Earth by being dainty eaters and new video captured by scientists at Oregon State University shows just how they pick and choose their meals.

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