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Ancient Marine Sediments Provide Clues to Future Climate Change

April 25, 2016 2:44 pm | by University of Southampton | News | Comments

Atmospheric carbon dioxide concentration was the major driver behind the global climatic shifts that occurred between 53 and 34 million years ago, according to new research.

Researchers Discover New State of Water Molecule

April 25, 2016 2:36 pm | by Oak Ridge National Laboratory | News | Comments

Neutron scattering and computational modeling have revealed unique and unexpected behavior of water molecules under extreme confinement that is unmatched by any known gas, liquid or solid states.

How and Why Single Cell Organisms Evolved into Multicellular Life

April 25, 2016 2:32 pm | by University of the Witwatersrand | News | Comments

Throughout the history of life on Earth, multicellular life evolved from single cells numerous times, but explaining how this happened is one of the major evolutionary puzzles of our time. However, scientists have now completed a study of the complete DNA of one of the most important model organisms, Gonium pectorale, a simple green algae that comprises only 16 cells.

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Do Fish Survive in Streams in Winter?

April 25, 2016 2:26 pm | by Umea University | News | Comments

Most stream-resident fish stay throughout winter despite the ice. This has been shown by researchers by tagging trout and sculpins with transponders to follow fish migration. Fish's general state of health is the single most important factor for surviving winter.

Genetic Overlap Between Happiness, Depression Located

April 25, 2016 10:24 am | by Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam | News | Comments

For the first time in history, researchers have isolated the parts of the human genome that could explain the differences in how humans experience happiness.

CERN Makes Massive Data Dump Open to Public

April 25, 2016 10:16 am | by Seth Augenstein, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

CERN has unleashed 300 terabytes of open data to the public, a massive data-dump more than 10 times greater than its previous release to the public.

Immune System Mystery for Type 1 Diabetes Solved

April 25, 2016 10:11 am | by University of London | News | Comments

Scientists have solved a decades-old medical mystery by finally identifying a previously unknown molecule that is attacked by the immune system in people with Type 1 diabetes.

Pathogen Takes Control of Invasive Gypsy Moths

April 25, 2016 10:05 am | by Cornell University | News | Comments

A new fungal pathogen is killing gypsy moth caterpillars and crowding out communities of pathogens and parasites that previously destroyed these moth pests.

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Gene Behind 'Evolution in Action' in Darwin's Finches Identified

April 25, 2016 10:02 am | by Princeton University | News | Comments

Scientists have identified a specific gene that within a year helped spur a permanent physical change in a finch species in response to a drought-induced food shortage.

New Reef System Found at Mouth of Amazon River

April 25, 2016 9:51 am | by University of Georgia | News | Comments

Scientists on a recent expedition discovered a new reef system at the mouth of the Amazon River river, the largest river by discharge of water in the world.

Laughs from Lab: April 25, 2016

April 25, 2016 9:46 am | by Lauren Scrudato, Associate Editor | News | Comments

The editors of Laboratory Equipment want you to start your week off with a smile. So, here's a science joke you might like: Why do chemists like nitrates so much?

Spectral Sensor Suited for Multiple Industries, Apps

April 25, 2016 8:41 am | by Ocean Optics | Ocean Optics | Product Releases | Comments

Spark is a compact spectral sensor from Ocean Optics that bridges the spectral measurement gap between filter-based devices and CCD-array instruments.

Tomb Will Make Chernobyl Site Safe for 100 Years

April 22, 2016 2:41 pm | by The Conversation, Claire Corkhill, University Of Sheffield | News | Comments

Thirty years after the Chernobyl nuclear accident, there's still a significant threat of radiation from the crumbling remains of Reactor 4. But an innovative, $1.6 billion super-structure is being built to prevent further releases.

Study Shows How Skeletal Stem Cells Form Blueprint of the Face

April 22, 2016 2:35 pm | by University of Southern California | News | Comments

Timing is everything when it comes to the development of the vertebrate face. In a new study, stem cell researchers identify the roles of key molecular signals that control this critical timing.

Microscopic ‘Clocks’ Time Distance to Source of Galactic Cosmic Rays

April 22, 2016 2:25 pm | by Washington University in St. Louis | News | Comments

Most of the cosmic rays arriving at Earth from our galaxy come from nearby clusters of massive stars, according to new observations from the Cosmic Ray Isotope Spectrometer (CRIS).

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