Latest Organic matter Stories
Danish and Australian biologists have developed a technique to determine if seagrass contain sulfur.
Billions of years ago icy comets crashed into the Earth, and they could have produced life-providing organic compounds, including the building blocks of proteins and nucleobase pairs of DNA and RNA.
Each time it rains, runoff carries an earthy tea steeped from leaf litter, crop residue, soil, and other organic materials into the storm drains and streams that feed Chesapeake Bay.
Where did we come from? It is the question that has faced scientists, theologians and philosophers for millennia. And even in this age of technology, we have yet to stumble across the answer.
A discovery by USF and KAUST chemists could be a breakthrough in developing new tools for cleaner air and energy production.
Though scientists have long believed that complex organic molecules couldn’t survive fossilization, some 350-million-year-old remains of aquatic sea creatures uncovered in Ohio, Indiana, and Iowa have challenged that assumption.
Until now, however, it was practically impossible to accurately predict which molecules performed well on the job. They basically had to be identified by trial-and-error.
New research shows that ocean turbulence directly affects the ability of microscopic marine organisms to recycle organic material back into the food web.
Understanding the rate at which leaves decay helps researchers predict the annual global flux of carbon dioxide and develop better models for climate change.
The water quality of lakes and coastal systems will be altered if hurricanes intensify in a warming world
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