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September 29, 2020

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New research identifies a process that might have been key in producing the first organic molecules on Earth about 4 billion years ago, before the origin of life. The ...
A new study of an ancient period that is considered the closest natural analog to the era of modern human carbon emissions ...
Astronomers have discovered a rare molecule -- phosphine -- in the clouds of Venus. On Earth, this gas is only made industrially or by microbes that thrive in oxygen-free ...
Scientists have compiled a continuous, high-fidelity record of variations in Earth's climate extending 66 million years into ...
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Volcanic Ash Could Help Reduce CO2 Associated With Climate Change

Scientists investigating ways of removing carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gases from our atmosphere believe volcanic ash could play an important ...

Marine Biodiversity Reshuffles Under Warmer and Sea Ice-Free Pacific Arctic

Climate warming will alter marine community compositions as species are expected to shift poleward, significantly impacting the Arctic marine ...

Lessons from a Cooling Climate

Usually, talk of carbon sequestration focuses on plants: forests storing carbon in the trunks of massive trees, algae blooming and sinking to the seabed, or perhaps peatlands locking carbon away for ...

Ancient Adélie Penguin Colony Revealed by Snowmelt at Cape Irizar, Ross Sea, Antarctica

Researchers encountered a puzzle at Cape Irizar, a rocky cape located just south of the Drygalski Ice Tongue on the Scott Coast, Ross Sea. He found both ancient and what appeared to be fresh remains ...

The Arctic Is Burning in a Whole New Way

'Zombie fires' and burning of fire-resistant vegetation are new features driving Arctic fires -- with strong consequences for the global climate -- warn international fire ...

Disastrous Duo: Heatwaves and Droughts

Simultaneous heatwaves and droughts are becoming increasingly common in western parts of the Unites States, according to a new study. Periods of dry and hot weather, which can make wildfires more ...

'Insect Armageddon': Low Doses of the Insecticide, Imidacloprid, Cause Blindness in Insects

New research provides important evidence on the role of insecticides on the longevity of insect ...

Climate Change Threatens Breeding Birds

Surviving on a warming planet can be a matter of timing -- but simply shifting lifecycle stages to match the tempo of climate change has hidden dangers for some animals, according to new research. ...

Strong Activation of Anti-Bacterial T Cells Linked to Severe COVID-19

A type of anti-bacterial T cells, so-called MAIT cells, are strongly activated in people with moderate to severe COVID-19 disease, according to a new ...

Despite High Hopes, Carbon Absorbed by Amazon Forest Recovery Is Dwarfed by Deforestation Emissions

After calculating how much carbon had been lost through deforestation, scientists have discovered that, in more than 30 years, the regrowth of secondary forests in the Brazilian Amazon has offset ...

Naked Prehistoric Monsters! Evidence That Prehistoric Flying Reptiles Probably Had Feathers Refuted

Pterosaur experts have examined the evidence that these creatures had feathers and believe they were in fact ...

Looking at Evolution's Genealogy from Home

Evolution leaves its traces -- in particular -- in genomes. Researchers used '2-n-way' software to determine the relationships between species or individuals and compare any genome of and ...

Landslides: Long-Term Effects on Tundra Vegetation

Landslides have long-term effects on tundra vegetation, a new study shows. Conducting the study in North West Siberia, the researchers found that tundra vegetation regenerated rapidly after a major ...

Fungal Compound Inhibits Important Group of Proteins

Researchers have found that a compound inhibits a group of proteins called BMP receptors. This compound, called cercosporamide, was previously only known to inhibit a different group of proteins. ...

How Methanogens Are Able to Render Oxygen Molecules Harmless

We humans need oxygen to breath - for a lot of microbes it is a lethal poison. That is why microorganisms have developed ways to render oxygen molecules harmless. Microbiologists have now succeeded ...

Fine-Tuning Stem Cell Metabolism Prevents Hair Loss

An international research team has shown in mice that Rictor, a protein that helps to regulate the growth, energy, and oxygen consumption of cells, plays a key role in the cellular metabolism and ...

Sentinels of Ocean Acidification Impacts Survived Earth's Last Mass Extinction

Two groups of tiny, delicate marine organisms, sea butterflies and sea angels, were found to be surprisingly resilient -- having survived dramatic global climate change and Earth's most recent ...

Salute the Venerable Ensign Wasp, Killing Cockroaches for 25 Million Years

A new study has identified four new species of parasitic, cockroach-killing ensign wasps that became encased in tree resin 25 million years ago and were preserved as the resin fossilized into ...

The Testimony of Trees: How Volcanic Eruptions Shaped 2000 Years of World History

Researchers have shown that over the past two thousand years, volcanoes have played a larger role in natural temperature variability than previously thought, and their climatic effects may have ...

Sharing a home with a pet appeared to act as a buffer against psychological stress during lockdown, a new survey ...

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