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2014-07-10 23:01:49

Widespread presence of Microplastics in the oceans pose potential physical and toxicological risks. Woods Hole, MA (PRWEB) July 10, 2014 Microplastics

2013-03-14 17:51:12

Species of seabirds could successfully return to their natural foraging habits following changes to European fisheries policies.

Smartphone App Allows Seamen To Track Phytoplankton For Science
2013-02-24 08:08:54

Researchers at the Plymouth University Marine Institute have developed a new smartphone app that they claim will allow regular folks to help scientists track the impact of climate change on phytoplankton.

Jurassic Records Warn Of Risk From Global Warming On Marine Life
2013-02-19 14:08:45

Plymouth University Researchers at Plymouth University, UK, believe that findings from fieldwork along the North Yorkshire coast reveal strong parallels between the Early Jurassic era of 180 million years ago and current climate predictions over the next century. Through geology and palaeontology, they've shown how higher temperatures and lower oxygen levels caused drastic changes to marine communities, and that while the Jurassic seas eventually recovered from the effects of global...

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2009-02-27 14:37:04

Although doodling in class while listening to the teacher may be perceived as a mind-wandering activity, researchers have reported evidence that suggests the activity may actually help the human mind retain information.

2008-10-07 00:00:30

Dull science classes will be transformed into earth-moving lessons for schoolchildren across Devon and Cornwall thanks to a new initiative launched by Westcountry university.


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