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2014-09-10 23:04:46

Urban waters record the salt in our food, cement in our sidewalks, University of Maryland scientist says.

2013-11-18 20:41:52

Two billion years ago the Earth system was recovering from perhaps the single-most profound modification of its surface environments: the oxygenation of the atmosphere and oceans.

2011-10-14 20:43:07

Should the periodic table bear a warning label in the 21st century or be revised with a lesson about elemental supply and demand?

2011-07-01 13:36:09

The world's largest database on plants' functional properties, or traits, has been pub-lished. Scientists compiled three million traits for 69,000 out of the world's ~300,000 plant species.

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2011-02-10 09:09:05

A coupled-cycles framework is essential to balancing human needs with the health of the planet.

2011-02-03 01:31:15

In the search for life on Mars or any planet, there is much more than the presence of carbon and oxygen to consider.

2009-10-28 10:58:03

Phosphorus is an essential element in production agriculture, however fertilizer runoff and wastewater discharge have led to massive eutrophication problems in water bodies worldwide.

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2009-08-04 09:45:00

What do the Gulf of Mexico's "dead zone," global climate change, and acid rain have in common? They're all a result of human impacts to Earth's biology, chemistry and geology, and the natural cycles that involve all three.

2009-07-10 10:10:00

Dr. Craig R. Smith, oceanography professor at the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa, recently published a paper in Marine Ecology Progress Series titled, "Biogeochemistry of a deep-sea whale fall: sulfate, reduction, sulfide efflux and methanogenesis."

2009-04-16 14:35:23

U.S.-led scientists have found that an ecosystem below an Antarctic glacier has survived millions of years by using sulfur and iron compounds for growth. Co-led by Montana State University Professor John Priscu and Jill Mikucki of Dartmouth College, the scientists said the ecosystem lives without light or oxygen in a pool of brine trapped below Taylor Glacier, next to frozen Lake Bonney in eastern Antarctica. Priscu said the ecosystem contains a diversity of bacteria that thrive in cold,...


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edulcoration
  • The act of sweetening by admixture of some saccharine substance.
The word 'edulcoration' comes from a Latin word meaning 'making sweet'.