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  • Rapid plankton growth seen as indicator of carbon dioxide loading in oceans

    Fri 8:04am
    A microscopic marine alga is thriving in the North Atlantic to an extent that defies scientific predictions, suggesting swift environmental change as a result of increased carbon dioxide in the ocean, a study led a by Johns Hopkins University scientist has…
  • New DOW weedkiller issues

    Thu 8:40am
    Dow AgroSciences, which sells seeds and pesticides to farmers, made contradictory claims to different parts of the U.S. government about its latest herbicide. The Environmental Protection Agency just found out, and now wants to cancel Dow's legal right to…
  • NASA finds answer to why Mars' atmosphere doesn't have more carbon

    Wed 7:47am
    Mars is blanketed by a thin, mostly carbon dioxide atmosphere -- one that is far too thin to keep water from freezing or quickly evaporating. However, geological evidence has led scientists to conclude that ancient Mars was once a warmer, wetter place than it…
  • These 10 Endangered Species are Running Out of Room to Roam

    Wed 6:27am
    It’s never been easier for us to get where we want to go, but our growing transportation systems mixed with development are taking a serious toll on wildlife, from tiny amphibians to large mammals, and pushing some who are already in danger of…
  • Something not to worry about, the Earth's magnetic field flipping

    Tue 12:10pm
    The intensity of Earth’s geomagnetic field has been dropping for the past 200 years, at a rate that some scientists suspect may cause the field to bottom out in 2,000 years, temporarily leaving the planet unprotected against damaging charged particles from…
  • Bioart: An Introduction

    Tue 7:04am
    Joe Davis is an artist who works not only with paints or pastels, but also with genes and bacteria. In 1986, he collaborated with geneticist Dan Boyd to encode a symbol for life and femininity into an E. coli bacterium. The piece, called Microvenus, was the…
  • Could Lithium-air batteries make oil obsolete?

    Tue 6:47am
    Sooner than it takes to build a nuclear power station, lithium-air batteries could be helping wind and solar to make coal, oil and nuclear obsolete, say Cambridge scientists. Five times lighter and five times cheaper than current lithium batteries, Li-air…
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