Archive: 05/12/2008

Partnerships of Deep-Sea Methane Scavengers Revealed

The sea floor off the coast of Eureka, California, is home to a diverse assemblage of microbes that scavenge methane from cold deep-sea vents. Researchers at the California Institute of Technology have developed a technique ...

May 12, 2008 4.4 / 5 (8) 0

Biochips can detect cancers before symptoms develop

In their fight against cancer, doctors have just gained an impressive new weapon to add to their arsenal. Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory have developed a chip that ...

May 12, 2008 4.7 / 5 (22) 1

Hot climate could shut down plate tectonics

A new study of possible links between climate and geophysics on Earth and similar planets finds that prolonged heating of the atmosphere can shut down plate tectonics and cause a planet's crust to become locked in place.

May 12, 2008 2.8 / 5 (37) 11