News tagged with methane

Detecting biomarkers on faraway planets

(Phys.org) —On Earth, life leaves telltale signals in the atmosphere. Photosynthesis is ultimately responsible for the high oxygen levels and the thick ozone layer. Microbes emit methane and nitrous oxide ...

dateSep 10, 2013 in Astronomy
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Why lab-grown meat is a good thing

While the sight of someone eating a very expensive burger is clearly something of a publicity stunt, the underlying idea behind laboratory-grown meat is sound. The research is highly laudable, because what it promises is ...

dateAug 05, 2013 in Biotechnology
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Methane-eating microbes found in Illinois aquifer

Methane-consuming microbes live deep underground in pristine aquifers, according to a study by the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory and the Environmental Protection Agency. This type of organism, which ...

dateJul 25, 2013 in Earth Sciences
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