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Reducing light pollution could be as easy as turning off a switch, but it still requires a well-coordinated effort.

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Researchers found fewer tree seedlings on noisy plots in a pinyon-juniper woodland, likely because the sound drove away animals that disperse seeds.
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There’s now a microscopic plastic cycle that works like any other environmental cycle -- moving from oceans to sky to land and back again.
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Six decades ago, the Soviets launched a cosmonaut into orbit, shaking up the Cold War in ways that still reverberate.
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The new approach can separate different metals in electronic waste using only air and high temperatures.
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The system captured 3D super-resolution images of small protrusions on the branches of neurons.
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