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The decline of forest elephant populations reduces carbon stocks in biomass

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Forest elephants have played an important role in shaping the structure of Africa’s rainforest. The species is now threatened by extinction, which could lead to a reduction in forest biomass and a decline in carbon stocks of up to 7%,…

How to predict caldera collapses

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The collapse of a caldera (a large crater that forms shortly after the emptying of a magma chamber/reservoir in a volcanic eruption) is a rare phenomenon. Although only seven have been reported in the last 100 years, these events can…

The interferon effect in high-risk pregnancy

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Researchers from the Institut Pasteur, the CNRS, Inserm, Necker-Enfants Malades Hospital (AP-HP) and Université de Paris have discovered a new cellular mechanism involved in abnormal placental development during some high-risk pregnancies. The mechanism alters placental development, which can serious complications, and…

Laser-Moon telemetry determines new core size for the Moon

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The Moon’s fluid core was identified indirectly by Lunar-laser ranging (LLR) data in the 1980s and subsequently confirmed by magnetic and seismic data analyses from the Apollo mission. Estimates of the size of the fluid core did vary by +/-…

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