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Ecology Nov 07, 2022

Study unveils the compositions and origins of global airborne bacteria on Earth

Microbiomes, microorganisms that populate specific environments, are known to include both beneficial and harmful bacterial species. Understanding how destructive microbiomes originate in changing environments and their effects ...

Astrobiology Sep 21, 2022

New clues about early atmosphere on Mars suggest a wet planet capable of supporting life

New research published in Earth and Planetary Science Letters suggests that Mars was born wet, with a dense atmosphere allowing warm-to-hot oceans for millions of years. To reach this conclusion, researchers developed the ...

Earth Sciences Jul 06, 2022

Climate evolution in the Southeast Indian Ocean during the Miocene

The Miocene, 23 to 5 million years ago, was an important period for the formation of the Antarctic ice sheets (AIS). The mid-latitudes in the southern hemisphere are the area where the westerlies prevailed and the climate ...

Planetary Sciences Jun 22, 2022

Modeling electrolyte transport in water-rich exoplanets

Oceans on water-rich exoplanets may be enriched with electrolytes, including salts such as sodium chloride, suggests a modeling study published in Nature Communications. The research proposes electrolytes can be transported ...

Astrobiology Feb 16, 2022

Can a planet have a mind of its own?

The collective activity of life—all of the microbes, plants, and animals—have changed planet Earth.

Materials Science Aug 25, 2021

One student's mission to protect the world's most precious resource

Hooman Chamani, a Ph.D. candidate in Ottawa, is motivated by one thing: To address the global water crisis in an environmentally friendly manner. It may sound simple, but until recently, it was not.

Environment Aug 20, 2021

NASA watches water to help grow our groceries

Every day—up to thirty times a day, in fact—one of Mark Mason's employees at Nature's Reward Farms in Monterey County, California brings him the results of a soil test for discussion.

Earth Sciences Jul 29, 2021

Understanding past climate change 'tipping points' can help us prepare for the future

Of all the creatures on Earth, humans manipulate their environments the most. But, how far can we push it before something drastic happens?

Earth Sciences Jun 23, 2021

China's EarthLab begins trials as country's first facility exploring Earth system interactions

The Earth is a sphere, and it comprises other spheres: atmosphere, hydrosphere, cryosphere, lithosphere and biosphere—in short, all of the cycles that interact to influence Earth's weather and climate. Now, to better research ...

Earth Sciences Apr 06, 2021

The Deep-time Digital Earth program: Data-driven discovery in geosciences

Humans have long explored three big scientific questions: the evolution of the universe, the evolution of Earth, and the evolution of life. Geoscientists have embraced the mission of elucidating the evolution of Earth and ...

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