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New evidence that comets could have seeded life on Earth

Earth, earth
t's among the most ancient of questions What are the origins of life on Earth Share This See Also Asteroids Comets and Meteors Astronomy Earth Science Near Earth Object Impacts Origin of Life Charles Darwin ... - Read More

Working at the extreme edge of cosmic ice

Ice
Behind locked doors in a lab built like a bomb shelter Perry Gerakines makes something ordinary yet truly alien ice Share This See Also Nature of Water Spintronics Chemistry Carbon 14 Ice shelf Gas giant ... - Read More

Volcanic aerosols, not pollutants, tamped down recent Earth warming

Pollutants
A team led by the University of Colorado Boulder looking for clues about why Earth did not warm as much as scientists expected between 2000 and 2010 now thinks the culprits are hiding in plain ... - Read More

Saharan and Asian dust, biological particles end global journey in California

biological
A field study of aerosol impacts on clouds and precipitation in the Sierra Nevada shows that dust and microorganisms transported from as far away as the Sahara desert help to spur the precipitation that California ... - Read More

What lies beneath: NASA Antarctic sub goes subglacial

NASA
When researcher Alberto Behar from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena Calif joined an international Antarctic expedition last month on a trek to investigate a subglacial lake he brought with him a unique instrument designed ... - Read More

NASA on course to launch Orion flight test

NASA
The first spacecraft NASA has designed to fly astronauts beyond Earth orbit since the Apollo era is well on its way to making a flight test next year agency officials said Wednesday The mission is ... - Read More

Researchers find new information about 'Snowball Earth' period

It is rather difficult to imagine but approximately 635 million years ago ice may have covered a vast portion of our planet in an event called Snowball Earth According to the Snowball Earth hypothesis the ... - Read More

Mineral diversity clue to early Earth chemistry

Mineral evolution is a new way to look at our planet's history It's the study of the increasing diversity and characteristics of Earth's near surface minerals from the dozen that arrived on interstellar dust particles ... - Read More

Toxic oceans may have delayed spread of complex life

Complex, Oceans
A new model suggests that inhospitable hydrodgen sulphide rich waters could have delayed the spread of complex life forms in ancient oceans The research published online this week in the journal Nature Communications considers the ... - Read More

Icy cosmic start for amino acids and DNA ingredients

Acids
Using new technology at the telescope and in laboratories researchers have discovered an important pair of prebiotic molecules in interstellar space The discoveries indicate that some basic chemicals that are key steps on the way ... - Read More

Key component of China's pollution problem: Scale of nitrogen's effect on people and ecosystems revealed

It's no secret that China is faced with some of the world's worst pollution Until now however information on the magnitude scope and impacts of a major contributor to that pollution human caused nitrogen emissions ... - Read More

March of the pathogens: Parasite metabolism can foretell disease ranges under climate change

Metabolism
Knowing the temperatures that viruses bacteria worms and all other parasites need to grow and survive could help determine the future range of infectious diseases under climate change according to new research Share This See ... - Read More

Rethinking wind power

People have often thought there's no upper bound for wind power that it's one of the most scalable power sources says Harvard applied physicist David Keith After all gusts and breezes don't seem likely to ... - Read More

The cradle of the nanoparticle

Nanoparticle, Nanoparticle
A new model facilitates predictions about how nanoparticles form and gives clues about how the process can be controlled Share This See Also Nature of Water Nanotechnology Materials Science Chemistry Physics Inorganic Chemistry Nanoparticle Sedimentary ... - Read More

Circulation changes in a warmer ocean

Ocean, Ocean
In a new study scientists suggest that the pattern of ocean circulation was radically altered in the past when climates were warmer Share This See Also Climate Geography Global Warming Oceanography Weather Ecosystems Ocean current ... - Read More

Light from silicon nanocrystal LEDs: Scientists develop multicolor LEDs without heavy metals

Metals, Heavy metals, Silicon
Silicon nanocrystals have a size of a few nanometers and possess a high luminous potential Scientists of KIT and the University of Toronto Canada have now succeeded in manufacturing silicon based light emitting diodes SiLEDs ... - Read More

New way to probe Earth's deep interior proposed

Probe
Researchers from Amherst College and The University of Texas at Austin have described a new technique that might one day reveal in higher detail than ever before the composition and characteristics of the deep Earth ... - Read More

How predictable is evolution?

Bacteria, bacteria
Understanding how and why diversification occurs is important for understanding why there are so many species on Earth In a new study published on 19 February in the open access journal PLOS Biology researchers show ... - Read More

Pollution doesn't change the rate of droplet formation

Pollution, Pollution
When it comes to forming the droplets that make up clouds a little oily and viscous organic material apparently doesn't matter that much And that's good news for reducing the uncertainty of climate model predictions ... - Read More

Scientists explore new technologies that remove atmospheric carbon dioxide

Atmospheric
In his Feb 12 State of the Union address President Obama singled out climate change as a top priority for his second administration We can choose to believe that Superstorm Sandy and the most severe ... - Read More
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