New findings suggest how stress may trigger gray hair

Harvard scientists have found evidence to support long-standing anecdotes that stress turns hair gray.

Jessica Lau | Jan. 22, 2020 | harvard
~8 mins   

Tags: science-technology bing-zhang fas gray-hair hair isaac-chiu jessica-lau nature scrb stem-cells stress ya-chieh-hsu

Historical view reshapes beliefs about colonization

A new study overturns long-held beliefs about the role humans played in shaping the landscape pre- and post- European colonization.

Clarisse Hart | Jan. 20, 2020 | harvard
~5 mins   

Tags: science-technology biodiversity david-foster environments-sustainability fas forests harvard-forest land-management nature-sustainability new-england

The place where dead eagles are given a new life

Colorado's National Eagle Repository is the only one of its kind in the world.

By Dhruti Shah | Dec. 12, 2019 | bbcnews
~9 mins   

Tags: wildlife nature eagles birds-of-prey wildlife-conservation birds colorado native-americans

Four tiger foetuses found in Indonesian 'poacher' arrests

Sumatran tigers are critically endangered - with fewer than 400 believed to be left in the wild.

BBC Science News | Dec. 9, 2019 | bbcnews
~2 mins   

Tags: wildlife poaching indonesia tigers world-wildlife-fund-for-nature-wwf

Researchers find a platform for stable quantum computing

Harvard researchers have demonstrated the first material that can have both strongly correlated electron interactions and topological properties. The discovery both paves the way for more stable quantum computing and creates an entirely new platform to explore exotic physics.

Leah Burrows | Dec. 5, 2019 | harvard
~6 mins   

Tags: science-technology condensed-matter-physics department-of-physics exotic-physics harris-pirie jenny-hoffman nature-physics physics quantum-computing samarium-hexaboride topological-insulators

'Forgotten' elm tree set to make a comeback

The elm can be restored to its former glory despite Dutch elm disease, say experts.

By Helen Briggs | Dec. 4, 2019 | bbcnews
~5 mins   

Tags: environment nature trees


Seven Worlds, One Planet: 'Gorgeous' nature series gets five-star reviews

Critics call Sir David Attenborough's new nature series "breathtaking" and "visually magnificent".

BBC Science News | Oct. 28, 2019 | bbcnews
~3 mins   

Tags: nature david-attenborough

Migrating Russian eagles run up huge data roaming charges

Russian scientists tracking eagles got huge SMS bills when some birds flew to Iran and Pakistan.

BBC Science News | Oct. 25, 2019 | bbcnews
~2 mins   

Tags: nature russia iran kazakhstan wildlife-conservation

Why this woman hates to hear about 'big bad wolf'

The leashed beasts may look like large powerful dogs, but they still have the wild heart of a wolf.

By Dhruti Shah | Oct. 16, 2019 | bbcnews
~8 mins   

Tags: nature united-states wolves dogs walking colorado women

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