Researchers publish reference genome of gulf pipefish

University of Oregon biologists have produced a detailed genome of the snakelike gulf pipefish, delivering a new research reference tool to help explore an ancient fish family that includes seahorses and sea dragons and has ...

Fault curvature may control where big quakes occur

Major earthquakes - magnitude 8.5 and stronger—occur where faults are mostly flat, say University of Oregon and French geologists. Curvier faults, they report in the journal Science, are less likely to experience earthquakes ...

Team says life in Earth's soils may be older than believed

Way before trees or lichens evolved, soils on Earth were alive, as revealed by a close examination of microfossils in the desert of northwestern Australia, reports a team of University of Oregon researchers.

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