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Ocean carbon uptake more variable than thought

The Earth's oceans are thought to have taken up about one quarter of the carbon dioxide (CO2) that humans pumped into the atmosphere in the past 2 decades. While this drives acidification and has consequences for sea life, ...

Nov 13, 2014
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Bandwidth-borrowing handsets are in the wings

"Given that data usage is predicted to increase by a factor of 12 by 2017, it's time to re-think the way networks work." That is the message from the Austin, Texas-based company M87 along with some more general ...

Nov 11, 2014 weblog
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Preparing for alien life

At a recent event sponsored by NASA and the Library of Congress, a group of scientists and scholars explored how we might prepare for the inevitable discovery of life beyond Earth.

Nov 10, 2014
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Scientists uncover secrets of hibernation

For hibernating mammals, the pre-winter months are a race against time to accumulate enough energy reserves to last until spring. Offspring born late in the year have much less time to achieve this. Scientists ...

Nov 07, 2014
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Life's history in iron

A new study examines how Earth's oldest iron formations could have been formed before oxygenic photosynthesis played a role in oxidizing iron.

Nov 07, 2014
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