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Fossil And Molecular Evidence Important For Studying Evolution
2013-08-10 05:19:24

The fossils of microscopic aquatic creatures, whose shells resemble grains of sand to the naked eye, could help shed new light on the process of evolution, according to new research published Friday in the journal Methods in Ecology & Evolution.

Ancient Stromatolites May Have Been Edged Out By Foraminifera
2013-05-29 05:47:20

Stromatolites were the earliest visible manifestation of life on Earth. Now, a team of researchers suggest that the disappearance of stromatolites may have been driven by single-celled organisms called foraminifera.

2013-02-07 15:02:51

The climate is getting warmer, and sea levels are rising – a threat to island nations.

Giant Amoebas Found Deep in Mariana Trench
2011-10-23 05:33:05

During a summer expedition to the deepest region on the planet, the Mariana Trench, a team of researchers and engineers witnessed a breed of giant amoebas known as xenophyophores living at depths that had never been recorded before.

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2010-09-16 11:42:26

Millimeter-size marine organisms called foraminifera have been used to monitor pollutants in marshes and oceans, and could help to assess recovery in the Gulf of Mexico following the three-month long Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

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2010-02-12 09:27:15

Evidence from the Challenger Deep – the deepest surveyed point in the world's oceans – suggests that tiny single-celled creatures called foraminifera living at extreme depths of more than ten kilometers build their homes using material that sinks down from near the ocean surface.

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2009-07-14 10:50:00

Drifting across the world’s oceans are a group of unicellular marine microorganisms that are not only a crucial source of food for other marine life

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2009-03-09 09:55:00

A new study found that ocean acidification caused by climate change is stripping away the protective shell of tiny yet vital organisms that absorb huge amounts of carbon pollution from the atmosphere.

2005-10-31 13:00:38

In 2004 and now in 2005, the hurricane seasons have been horrifyingly intense – so how bad is the long-range forecast? Based on a century of data, meteorologists currently believe that a 30-year lull in hurricane activity is over and we are at the beginning of a new multi-decade period of larger and more frequent storms. However, there is other data that suggests we may also be coming to the end of a thousand year period of greatly diminished hurricane activity, making the outlook even...

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2005-02-03 13:53:58

Tiny single-celled organisms, many of them previously unknown, have been discovered beneath nearly seven miles of water in the deepest part of the ocean.


Word of the Day
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.