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New genus of electric fish discovered in 'lost world' of South America
A previously unknown genus of electric fish has been identified in a remote region of South America by a team of international researchers including University of Toronto Scarborough professor Nathan Lovejoy.  View News Article (2013-09-25)

Mine metals at Maine Superfund site causing widespread contamination
Toxic metals from the only open pit mine in an estuary system in the United States are widespread in nearby sediment, water and fish and may be affecting marine and coastal animals that feed on them beyond the mine site, a new Dartmouth study finds. View News Article (2013-09-20)

Gravity variations much bigger than previously thought
A joint Australian-German research team led by Curtin University's Dr Christian Hirt has created the highest-resolution maps of Earth's gravity field to date - showing gravitational variations up to 40 per cent larger than previously assumed. View News Article (2013-09-05)

Researchers: Protect corridors to save tigers, leopards
Research by Clemson University conservation geneticists makes the case that landscape-level tiger and leopard conservation that includes protecting the corridors the big cats use for travel between habitat patches is the most effective conservation strategy for their long-term survival. View News Article (2013-08-30)

Malware bites and how to stop it
Antivirus software running on your computer has one big weak point - if a new virus is released before the antivirus provider knows about it or before the next scheduled antivirus software update, your system can be infected. Such zero-day infections are common. View News Article (2013-08-16)

Mountaintop Mining Pollution Has Distinct Isotopic Fingerprint
Three elements commonly found at elevated levels in an Appalachian river polluted by runoff from mountaintop coal mining have distinctive chemistries that can be traced back to their source, according to a Duke University-led study.  View News Article (2013-08-16)

After millennia of mining, copper nowhere near 'peak'
New research shows that existing copper resources can sustain increasing world-wide demand for at least a century, meaning social and environmental concerns could be the most important restrictions on future copper production. View News Article (2013-07-03)

Scientists discover new mechanism regulating the immune response
Scientists at an Academy of Finland Centre of Excellence have discovered a new mechanism regulating the immune response that can leave a person susceptible to autoimmune diseases.  View News Article (2013-07-01)

Researchers Track Facial Expressions To Improve Teaching Software
Research from North Carolina State University shows that software which tracks facial expressions can accurately assess the emotions of students engaged in interactive online learning and predict the effectiveness of online tutoring sessions. View News Article (2013-06-28)

Oldest record of human-caused lead pollution detected
Humans began contributing to environmental lead pollution as early as 8,000 years ago, according to a University of Pittsburgh research report.  View News Article (2013-06-12)

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