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Needed: a global bioinformatics system

A global information infrastructure is critical to making intelligent decisions about the grand challenge of rapid shifts occurring in the environment and life on Earth.

Aug 07, 2012
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Climate research with maximum added value

The sun is the driving force of life on earth. How much of its energy reaches the earthÂ’s surface is being recorded by BSRN, a worldwide network of 54 radiation measurement stations. Their data are not only of ...

Jul 25, 2012
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Carbon dioxide emissions reach record high

Emissions of heat-trapping carbon dioxide reached an all-time high last year, further reducing the chances that the world could avoid a dangerous rise in global average temperature by 2020, according to the International ...

May 29, 2012
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Organic carbon from Mars, but not biological

(Phys.org) -- Molecules containing large chains of carbon and hydrogen--the building blocks of all life on Earth--have been the targets of missions to Mars from Viking to the present day. While these molecules ...

May 24, 2012
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New bacterium forms intracellular minerals

A new species of photosynthetic bacterium has come to light: it is able to control the formation of minerals (calcium, magnesium, barium and strontium carbonates) within its own organism. Published in Science on Apr ...

May 11, 2012
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