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Paramecia need Newton for navigation

While single-celled paramecia have the ability to respond to certain external stimuli, they appear not to use that sensory system for simple navigation, new research finds. The work suggests that the ability ...

Nov 18, 2014
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Researchers track ammonium source in open ocean

To understand the extent to which human activities are polluting Earth's atmosphere and oceans, it's important to distinguish human-made pollutants from compounds that occur naturally. A recent study co-authored ...

Oct 29, 2014
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Measuring the height of the world's forests

If we know the height of the world's forests, then we can estimate how much carbon they store. That will improve our understanding of how forests interact with the atmosphere and their role in mitigating ...

Oct 02, 2014
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Adding uncertainty to improve mathematical models

Mathematicians from Brown University have introduced a new element of uncertainty into an equation used to describe the behavior of fluid flows. While being as certain as possible is generally the stock and ...

Sep 29, 2014
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Extinctions during human era worse than thought

It's hard to comprehend how bad the current rate of species extinction around the world has become without knowing what it was before people came along. The newest estimate is that the pre-human rate was ...

Sep 02, 2014
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