A new paper in Behavioral Ecology, published by Oxford University Press, finds that wild vampire bats that are sick spend less time near others from their community, which slows how quickly a disease will spread. The research team had previously seen this behavior in the lab, and used a field experiment to confirm it in the wild.
Vampire bats keep social distance when they get sick
A study of the northeastern part of the Noordoostpolder — an area of reclaimed land northeast of Amsterdam — has yielded the approximate locations of four lost medieval peat islands.
Maritime archeologist finds four ‘lost’ Dutch medieval villages
Indonesia’s Environment Ministry on Tuesday sought to calm outrage over construction of an island tourism project being dubbed “Jurassic Park”, after an image went viral on social media of a Komodo dragon facing off with a big truck.
Indonesia says 'Jurassic Park' project no threat to Komodo dragon
The Moon’s shadowed, frigid nooks and crannies may hold frozen water in more places and in larger quantities than previously suspected. And for the first time, the presence of water on the Moon’s sunlit surface has been confirmed, scientists reported.
Moon holds more water in more places than ever thought
Floods, droughts, hotter weather and a desert locust invasion — the impacts of climate change are hitting Africa hard, and worse is ahead for the region’s food supplies, economy and health, the UN climate agency said.
Climate change poses growing threats to vulnerable Africa, UN says
The head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) has ordered the start of the second phase of the open space quantum cryptography project during a tour of the country’s Center for Quantum Technologies.
Iran to perform 2nd phase of quantum cryptography experiment
Japan is aiming to cut greenhouse gases to zero by 2050 and become a carbon-neutral society, Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said on Monday as he unveiled a major shift in position on climate change.
Japan aims for zero emissions, carbon neutral society by 2050: PM
Evidence from China indicates that higher air pollution could lead to increased transmission of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), leading to more COVID-19 cases.
Air pollution increases SARS-CoV-2 transmission: Study
By Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Flexibility paradox: Scientists uncover hidden threat of working from home
By Matthew Cimone*
The color of habitable worlds

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