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Calculating the role of lakes in global warming

As global temperatures rise, how will lake ecosystems respond? As they warm, will lakes—which make up only 3 percent of the landscape, but bury more carbon than the world's oceans combined—release more of the greenhouse ...

dateSep 07, 2016 in Environment
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Was RNA the original prebiotic molecule?

Where did life begin—in a shallow lagoon, or in a vent of superheated water spewing from the ocean floor? If we knew, we might know where to look for life elsewhere in the universe. The "RNA World" hypothesis, which suggests ...

dateSep 07, 2016 in Biochemistry
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