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How did early primordial cells evolve?

Four billion years ago, soon after the planet cooled enough for life to begin, primordial cells may have replicated and divided without protein machinery or cell walls, relying instead on just a flimsy lipid membrane. New ...

Feb 28, 2013 4.5 / 5 (2) 0 | with audio podcast

Climate is changing the Great Barrier Reef

Satellite measurement of sea surface temperatures has yielded clear evidence of major changes taking place in the waters of Australia's Great Barrier Reef over the past 25 years, marine scientists have found.

Sep 24, 2012 5 / 5 (1) 2

How many lakes are there, and how big are they?

Because of the important role lakes play in regional and local biogeochemical cycling, including carbon storage and emissions, scientists need to know how many lakes of various sizes exist. However, determining the size distribution ...

Feb 11, 2013 5 / 5 (1) 1

Tables turn as nature imitates art

There are examples of art imitating nature all around us—whether it's Monet's pastel Water Lilies or Chihuly's glassblown Seaforms, the human conception of natural phenomena dazzles but does not often surprise.

Dec 11, 2013 5 / 5 (1) 0