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everest blood pressure
2014-08-28 03:00:34

Cardiovascular patients should be cautious when exposed to high altitudes for leisure or work.

Gulf of Mexico dead zone
2014-08-06 02:00:11

NOAA- and EPA-supported scientists have mapped the Gulf of Mexico dead zone, an area with low oxygen water, measuring 5,052 square miles this summer — approximately the size of Connecticut. The measurements were taken during the 30th annual hypoxia survey cruise from July 27 to August 2.

2014-07-03 10:57:32

Austrian researchers have found that jetlag has severe effects on red blood cells, possibly explaining the high incidence of heart disease seen in shift workers.

tibetans and denisovans
2014-07-03 05:17:45

A gene acquired from an extinct cousin of modern humans is responsible for helping Tibetans to adapt to high altitudes, according to new research published online by the weekly science journal Nature on Wednesday.

coastal dead zone
2014-05-19 12:44:34

Containing dissolved oxygen concentrations of less than 2 or 3 parts per million, hypoxic waters in estuaries and sections of coastline are essentially “dead zones” where life cannot exist.

Climbing Mount Everest To Learn More About Type 2 Diabetes
2014-04-16 07:06:22

Most people engage in extreme sports, such as climbing Mount Everest, in an attempt to gain insight about themselves. A group of researchers from the University of Southampton and University College London (UCL) climbed Mount Everest...

Bar-headed Geese Give Insight Into Low Oxygen Tolerance
2014-04-08 14:58:41

A new study into how the world's highest flying bird, the bar-headed goose, is able to survive at extreme altitudes may have future implications for low oxygen medical conditions in humans.

Oxygen Depletion In Baltic Sea Is 10 Times Worse Than A Hundred Years Ago
2014-04-01 14:34:17

After several years of discussions, researchers from Aarhus University (Denmark), Lund University (Sweden) and Stockholm University (Sweden) have determined that nutrients from the land are the main cause of widespread areas of oxygen depletion.

2014-02-27 18:37:30

Reducing the size of the Lake Erie "dead zone" to acceptable levels will require cutting nutrient pollution nearly in half in coming decades, at a time when climate change is expected to make such reductions more difficult.

Million Dollar Grand Challenge Issued For Dead Zone Solutions
2014-02-19 04:11:12

Tulane University has announced that it is offering a $1 million prize to the researcher or entrepreneur who devises the best plan to combat annual “dead zones” in lakes and oceans.


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megalophonous
  • Having a loud voice; vociferous; clamorous.
  • Of grand or imposing sound.
The word 'megalophonous' comes from Greek roots meaning 'big' and 'sound'.