Researchers identify missing component in marine carbon, sulfur cycles
A new study from marine scientists at the University of Georgia reveals two important compounds not previously considered that are released into the ocean's dissolved organic matter pool by phytoplankton ...
Isotopic memory of atmospheric persistence
Chemical analysis of some of the world's oldest rocks, by an international team led by McGill University researchers, has provided the earliest record yet of Earth's atmosphere. The results show that the ...
Study suggests reducing energy demand in the future may be centered on developing cities
Researchers find aldehydes in ices meant to simulate interstellar molecular clouds
Hybrid 'super mosquito' resistant to insecticide-treated bed nets
Interbreeding of two malaria mosquito species in the West African country of Mali has resulted in a "super mosquito" hybrid that's resistant to insecticide-treated bed nets.
Study indicates groundwater sapping led to desertification of parts of Inner Mongolia
Study suggests history of Rapa Nui on Easter Island far more complex than thought
Researchers uncover morphological and biomechanical consequences of geckos losing adhesion
Peer review could reject breakthrough manuscripts, study shows
'Text overlap' clutters scientific papers, arXiv analysis finds
Computer text analysis of a huge database of scientific papers shows a large amount of "text overlap," where authors use text from previous papers of their own and others, not always with attribution. This ...
Devising a way to count proteins as they group
A new study from Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis and University of California Berkeley researchers reports on an innovative theoretical methodology to solve "the counting problem," which is key to understanding ...
Modern genetics confirm ancient relationship between fins and hands
Paleontologists have documented the evolutionary adaptations necessary for ancient lobe-finned fish to transform pectoral fins used underwater into strong, bony structures, such as those of Tiktaalik roseae. ...
Intensive agriculture may have exacerbated drought in ancient Maya city
Time, energy and storage capacity determine the measurement accuracy of the 'cell computer'
Researchers from FOM institute AMOLF have discovered what determines the accuracy with which cells can measure chemical concentrations. They described the results of their research in two publications: on ...