Unlocking early ocean evolution

Copper provides clues to the rise of oxygen on Earth.

Sink or swim: polar bears swimming more as sea ice retreats

A newly published study led by UAlberta scientists has revealed troubling new data about swimming behaviour in polar bears.

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