Researchers find one type of algae able to adapt to warming oceans
Unexpected water explains surface chemistry of nanocrystals
Danylo Zherebetskyy and his colleagues at the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) found unexpected traces of water in semiconducting nanocrystals.
Researchers sequence genome of mysterious candidate phylum TM6 bacteria
Mine study demonstrates how quickly bacteria can evolve
Researchers get new view of how water and sulfur dioxide mix
High in the sky, water in clouds can act as a temptress to lure airborne pollutants such as sulfur dioxide into reactive aqueous particulates. Although this behavior is not incorporated into today's climate-modeling ...
More asteroids could have made life's ingredients
(PhysOrg.com) -- A wider range of asteroids were capable of creating the kind of amino acids used by life on Earth, according to new NASA research.
Geographic isolation drives the evolution of a hot springs microbe
Sulfolobus islandicus, a microbe that can live in boiling acid, is offering up its secrets to researchers hardy enough to capture it from the volcanic hot springs where it thrives. In a new study, researchers report that p ...
One Sponge-Like Material, Three Different Applications
(PhysOrg.com) -- A new sponge-like material that is black, brittle and freeze-dried (just like the ice cream astronauts eat) can pull off some pretty impressive feats. Designed by Northwestern University chemists, it can ...
Climate change threat to mussels' shells
The world's mussel population could be under threat as climate change causes oceans to become increasingly acidic, scientists have discovered.
Study shows rising ocean acidification likely to cause shrimp to taste bad
Sharks found to exhibit altered swimming behavior when exposed to more acidic water
Acid ions are more than spectators
(Phys.org) —X-ray absorption fine structure (EXAFS) measurements carried out at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Advanced Photon Source, coupled with state-of-the-art density functional theory (DFT) ...
Coated droplets hint at formation of early cells
(Phys.org) —Researchers at the University of Bristol have designed a chemical system that brings together alternative ideas on how primitive cells were formed on the early Earth to produce a new model of ...
Understanding how mountains and rivers make life possible
Favorable conditions for life on Earth are enabled in part by the natural shuttling of carbon dioxide from the planet's atmosphere to its rocky interior and back again. Now Stanford scientists have devised ...