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To children, the summer slide means water, garden hoses and slippery plastic sheets.
Although you won't find oceans, lakes, or even a shallow puddle on the moon's surface, a team of geologists has found structurally bound hydroxyl groups (water) in a mineral in a lunar rock returned to Earth by the Apollo program.
When Mingjun Zhang was watching his son play in the yard, he was hit with a burning question: "What makes the ivy in his backyard cling to the fence so tightly?"
KNOXVILLE, Tenn., June 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Signifying a new era in athletic field research focused on injury prevention, the University of Tennessee and AstroTurfÂ® broke ground today on the Center for Safer Athletic Fields.
By examining 800,000-year-old polar ice, scientists increasingly are learning how the climate has changed since the last ice melt and that carbon dioxide has become more abundant in the Earth's atmosphere.
Humans need plants to survive, and plants need soil.
As carbon dioxide continues to burgeon in the atmosphere causing the Earth's climate to warm, scientists are trying to find ways to remove the excess gas from the atmosphere and store it where it can cause no trouble.
Some bacteria destroy oil.
How do we begin to understand what early life was like on Earth about 700 million years ago as our planet shifted from an oxygen-free and probably ice-covered realm to the oxygen-rich world that we know today?
Scientists who work at the atomic and molecular levels â€“ nanoscale â€“ have to think big.