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In hot water: Ice Age findings forecast problems

(PhysOrg.com) -- The first comprehensive study of changes in the oxygenation of oceans at the end of the last Ice Age (between about 10 to 20,000 years ago) has implications for the future of our oceans under global warming. ...

dateDec 20, 2011 in Earth Sciences
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A new model for understanding biodiversity

(PhysOrg.com) -- Animals like foxes and raccoons are highly adaptable. They move around and eat everything from insects to eggs. They and other "generalist feeders" like them may also be crucial to sustaining ...

dateNov 21, 2011 in Ecology
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The grass is always greener

(PhysOrg.com) -- Recent study of grasslands shows that species variety more important to ecosystem services than previously thought.

dateAug 19, 2011 in Ecology
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Bacteria on old-growth trees may help forests grow

A new study by Dr. Zoe Lindo, a post-doctoral fellow in the Department of Biology at McGill University, and Jonathan Whiteley, a doctoral student in the same department, shows that large, ancient trees may be very important ...

dateJun 07, 2011 in Environment
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Protein folding made easy

Protein folding has nothing to do with laundry. It is, in fact, one of the central questions in biochemistry. Protein folding is the continual and universal process whereby the long, coiled strings of amino ...

dateJun 07, 2011 in Cell & Microbiology
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Building a better dam map

Humans have been building reservoirs and dams for thousands of years. Over the past few decades, their construction has spiked as our need to harness water – critical in flood control, irrigation, recreation, navigation ...

dateJun 02, 2011 in Environment
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Better weather forecasting -- now

Accurate precipitation forecasts are crucial to predicting flooding and to ensuring fresh water supply for human consumption. Being able to estimate the inflow of water into reservoirs is also essential to the efficient generation ...

dateMay 30, 2011 in Earth Sciences
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