Penguins continue diving long after muscles run out of oxygen
Breathing heavily at the edge of an ice hole, an Antarctic emperor penguin prepares to dive. Taking a last gulp of air, the bird descends and may not emerge again for another 20 minutes. The penguin initially ...
Dangerous blood pressure increases during exercise can be blocked: research
UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers have identified one reason people with hypertension experience an even greater increase in their blood pressure when they exercise, and they've learned how to prevent the rise.
Oxygen sensor invention could benefit fisheries to breweries
Monitoring oxygen levels in water has applications for oil spills, fish farming, brewing beer and more and a professor at Michigan State University is poised to help supply that need.
Study shows living at high altitude reduces risk of dying from heart disease
In one of the most comprehensive studies of its kind, researchers at the University of Colorado School of Medicine in partnership with the Harvard School of Global Health have found that people living at higher altitudes ...
Tons of dead sardines scooped from Calif. harbor
(AP) -- Cleaning crews on Sunday finished removing millions of fish found floating dead in a Southern California marina, five days after the slimy, stinking mass of sardines was discovered.
Toxin found in sardines that clogged US marina
(AP) -- The millions of sardines that were found floating dead in a Southern California marina this week tested positive for a powerful neurotoxin, researchers said Friday. ...
Plankton key to origin of Earth's first breathable atmosphere
Researchers studying the origin of Earth's first breathable atmosphere have zeroed in on the major role played by some very unassuming creatures: plankton.
Study links hypoxia and inflammation in many diseases
Yet some athletes deliberately train at high altitude, with less oxygen, so they can perform better. Their bodies adapt to the reduced oxygen.
Everest pedal explores thin air
(PhysOrg.com) -- A trek to Everest base camp is helping Oxford University researchers investigate the links between heart failure and the low oxygen levels suffered by patients with a range of serious diseases.
Scientists climb Mt. Everest to explain how hearts adapt and recover from low oxygen
From the highest mountaintop comes a new research report in the FASEB Journal that gets to the bottom of what happens to the hearts of people when exposed to low-levels of oxygen, such as those on Mount Everest or in the ...
'Air laser' may sniff bombs, pollutants from a distance (w/ Video)
Princeton University engineers have developed a new laser sensing technology that may allow soldiers to detect hidden bombs from a distance and scientists to better measure airborne environmental pollutants ...
Researchers seek new ways to boost catfish production
(PhysOrg.com) -- A U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientist is exploring new ways to enhance farm-raised catfish production with a device he calls the "see-saw."
Tiny marine creatures could help diagnose the health of Puget Sound
(PhysOrg.com) -- University of Washington researchers are using tiny sea creatures called foraminifera to help diagnose the health of Puget Sound.
Phosphorus identified as the missing link in evolution of animals
(PhysOrg.com) -- A University of Alberta geomicrobiologist and his PhD student are part of a research team that has identified phosphorus as the mystery ingredient that pushed oxygen levels in the oceans high ...