In a geological moment about 66 million years ago something killed off almost all the dinosaurs and some 70 percent of all other species living on Earth Only those dinosaurs related to birds appear to ... - Read More
Chemists at the California Institute of Technology Caltech and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory believe they can now explain one of the remaining mysteries of photosynthesis the chemical process by which plants convert sunlight into ... - Read More
New research shows that ocean turbulence directly affects the ability of microscopic marine organisms to recycle organic material back into the food web Share This See Also Bacteria Extreme Survival Organic Pollution Oceanography Geochemistry Food ... - Read More
Beneath the ocean floor is a desolate place with no oxygen and sunlight Yet microbes have thrived in this environment for millions of years Share This See Also Global Warming Geochemistry Microorganism Prokaryote Humus Eukaryote ... - Read More
Single celled archaea are invisible to the naked eye and even when using a microscope great care must be taken to observe them An international team of researchers led by the Center for Geomicrobiology Aarhus ... - Read More
Scientists at the University of East Anglia have made an important breakthrough in the quest to generate clean electricity from bacteria Share This See Also Bacteria Microbes and More Electricity Energy Technology Energy and the ... - Read More
A key advance newly reported by chemists from Brown and Yale Universities could lead to a cheaper and more sustainable way to make acrylate an important commodity chemical used to make materials from polyester fabrics ... - Read More
A Kansas State University research team has found that despite humans increasing nitrogen production through industrialization nitrogen availability in many ecosystems has remained steady for the past 500 years Their work appears in the journal ... - Read More
Computer simulations of water under extreme pressure are helping geochemists understand how carbon might be recycled from hundreds of miles below Earth's surface Share This See Also Earth Science Geology Geochemistry Global Warming Water Environmental ... - Read More
The core drill slides through a drill pipe extending from the drill ship at the sea surface through a water depth of 2.5 km and hundreds of metres of sediment into the oceanic crust off ... - Read More
All living organisms rely on iron as an essential nutrient In the ocean iron's abundance or scarcity means all the difference as it fuels the growth of plankton the base of the ocean's food web ... - Read More
Aging sewer systems are spilling a considerable amount of nitrogen into urban watersheds diminishing both the quality of water and ecosystems' habitats However many studies documenting the impacts of nitrogen on urban environs have not ... - Read More
New research has uncovered a mechanism that regulates the reproduction of plants providing a possible tool for engineering higher yielding crops In a study published today in Science researchers from Monash University and collaborators in ... - Read More
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
Max Planck scientists in Jena Germany have discovered an unusual regulation of enzymes that catalyze chain elongation in an important secondary metabolism the terpenoid pathway In the horseradish leaf beetle Phaedon cochleariae a single enzyme ... - Read More
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
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
Environmental exposure to bisphenol A BPA a widespread chemical found in plastics and resins may suppress a gene vital to nerve cell function and to the development of the central nervous system according to a ... - Read More
Particles from the upper atmosphere trapped in a deep pile of Antarctic snow hold clear chemical traces of global meteorological events a team from the University of California San Diego and a colleague from France ... - Read More
During an expedition to the South Pacific Ocean scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology in Bremen along with their colleagues from the GEOMAR and Christian Albrechts University in Kiel discovered that organic ... - Read More
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