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2014-10-20 03:00:25

Ebola. The word brings fear of an unseen and potentially lethal enemy. But there are ways to stop its spread, say infectious disease scientists.

WHOI's Nereus remotely operated vehicle
2014-05-12 05:07:47

On Saturday, May 10, 2014, at 2 p.m. local time (10 p.m. Friday EDT), the hybrid remotely operated vehicle Nereus was confirmed lost at 9,990 meters (6.2 miles) depth in the Kermadec Trench northeast of New Zealand.

Past Climate Change Linked With Ancient Alteration of Seawater Chemistry
2012-07-20 15:41:27

Dissolution or creation of huge gypsum deposits changed sulfate content of the oceans

2010 Chile Earthquake Had Surprising Ecological Effects
2012-05-04 03:45:32

The reappearance of long-forgotten habitats and the resurgence of species unseen for years may not be among the expected effects of a natural disaster.

Image 1 - Microbes Could Help Scientists Unlock Earth's Deep Secrets
2012-01-09 11:05:22

Of all the habitable parts of our planet, one ecosystem still remains largely unexplored and unknown to science: the igneous ocean crust.

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2011-09-14 18:55:27

How diseases are transmitted among humans, other animals, the environment is focus

2011-03-29 19:56:43

Scientists in the United States and the United Kingdom have been awarded funding totaling more than $10.3 million to improve the process of biological photosynthesis.

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2010-08-27 09:09:44

In a bid to unlock long-standing mysteries of the sun, including the impacts on Earth of its 11-year cycle, an international team of scientists has successfully probed a distant star.

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2010-01-25 12:45:30

For eight weeks beginning in November 2009, off the coast of New Zealand, an international team of 34 scientists and 92 support staff and crew on board the scientific drilling vessel JOIDES Resolution (JR) were at work investigating sea-level change in a region called the Canterbury Basin.

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2009-06-19 05:55:00

In recognition of World Refugee Day, 12 hours of live webcasts and chats will bring the world in touch with refugee camps around the world.


Word of the Day
whirret
  • To give a box on the ear to.
The word 'whirret' may be onomatopoeic.