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climate change models
2014-10-15 06:30:22

New research led by scientists at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee has found that global climate change models may have underestimated the amount of carbon dioxide absorption by green plants.

Research Shows How Giant Clams Harness The Sun
2014-10-07 03:38:15

A team of researchers has now shown how giant clams use these structures to thrive, operating as exceedingly efficient, living greenhouses that grow symbiotic algae as a source of food.

How Was Oxygen Before Life Made?
2014-10-06 03:40:50

Over the past 40 years, researchers have thought that there must have been a small amount of oxygen in the early atmosphere. Where did this abiotic (“non-life”) oxygen come from?

Great Bahama Bank marine core sediments
2014-09-18 02:30:49

Scientists analyze marine sediment core to understand trends in carbon isotopes over time.

Global Ecosystem Dynamics Investigation lidar
2014-09-08 11:37:53

A laser-based instrument being developed for the International Space Station will provide a unique 3-D view of Earth’s forests, helping to fill in missing information about their role in the carbon cycle.

paleosol in boulders
2014-09-08 07:08:52

Geologists from Trinity College Dublin have rewritten the evolutionary history books by finding that oxygen-producing life forms were present on Earth some 3 billion years ago – a full 60 million years earlier than previously thought.

2014-09-04 08:23:03

- Company's Scientific Advisory Board Will Comprise a Diverse Range of Experts with an Emphasis on Nicotinamide Riboside - IRVINE, Calif., Sept.

benthic microbial mat community
2014-08-25 06:40:05

A type of bacteria growing in a hot spring near Yellowstone National Park in Montana uses a previously unidentified process to harvest energy and produce oxygen from sunlight, according to new research published in a recent edition of the journal Science.


Word of the Day
pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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