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Climate change plus human pressure caused large mammal extinctions in late Pleistocene
...olleagues in the study are Paul Koch, professor of earth
sciences at UC Santa Cruz; Scott Wing, a paleobotanist in the Department of Paleobiology at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History; UC Berkeley graduate student Alan Shabel; and recent UC Berkeley Ph.D. Bob Feranec, now a po...
'Most recent common ancestor' of all living humans surprisingly recent
... two thousand years, it is likely that everyone on earth
will be descended from most of us." ...
High resolution satellite imagery assists hunt for infectious 'kissing bugs'
...thrive in poor housing conditions, such as trodden earth
floors, adobe walls and thatched roofs. Hundreds of kissing bugs can hide in cracks and cavities by day, then emerge to climb walls, jump and glide to land on exposed flesh. Infected children respond best to treatment, but for medical interventions ...
NSF and AIBS sign cooperative agreement for NEON project office
...sts, engineers, and social, physical, computer and earth
scientists to investigate ecological phenomena that span large geographical areas and long periods of time." NEON, Clutter believes, can also provide unique educational opportunities for students and the public. "The award to AIBS is a major step ...
AIBS tapped to coordinate design of ecological observatories
... and engineers together with social, computer, and earth
scientists to investigate important ecological phenomena across large geographical areas and long periods of time, and by creating new collaborative environments across multiple scientific disciplines. The network will also provide unique educational...
Gene duplication allowed pigs to have more babies
...the animals to survive the dramatic cooling of the earth
that started during the Oligocene period, around 35 million years ago. Their investigations drew on the geological and palaeontological records, and used techniques from evolutionary biology, structural biology, chemistry and genetics. "As the geol...
LICR/UCSD team solves mystery of centromeres
...e cellular machinery that provides every person on earth
with a nearly identical set of chromosomes." In the UCSD investigation, researchers made purified, synthetic copies of human CENP-A protein, which they studied in the laboratory. CENP-A, which binds only to centromeres, is a variation of th...
Report outlines vision and recommendations for microbiology in the 21st Century
...derstanding the role microbes play in shaping this earth
and its inhabitants," so says Moselio Schaechter o...Are We Going? These striking realities of life of earth
are not widely appreciated as yet. The public thinks of microbes as undesirable vermin "germs" tha...
An innovative new Web site bridging the earth
and life sciences goes online today, providing a single resource for all things biogeoscience related. Biogeosciences.org is a natural home for biogeoscience discussion, resources, and promotion. The non-commercial Web site, http://www.biogeoscienc...
Earth, sky tapped in unique global climate change study
COLLEGE STATION - A wedge of earth
and sky 14 feet high and 3 feet deep near here may help scientists worldwide better understand the ecological impact of global climate change. It's an ecosystem where native plants must react to rain and temperature extremes along a dusty, winding r...
22-amino acid bacterium created by Scripps scientists
...c building blocks. For instance, all life forms on earth
use the same four nucleotides to make DNA. And with few exceptions, all known forms of life use the same common 20 amino acids -- and only those 20 -- to make proteins. The question is why did life stop with 20 and why these particular 20? Whil...
Lewis and Clark data show a different Missouri River
...f Engineers, say Robert Criss, Ph.D., professor of earth
and planetary sciences in Arts & Sciences at Washi...iversity undergraduate student Bethany Ehlmann, an earth
and planetary sciences major in Arts & Sciences. Ehlmann presented her and Criss's findings April 1,...
Ocean dye to help Rutgers scientists trace Hudson River's path miles into the Atlantic
...s in microscopic ocean plants. The rotation of the earth
will figure in the model because it causes ocean water in the northern hemisphere to turn to the right. This phenomenon, called the Coriolis effect, drives the plume up against the New Jersey coast. In previous testing, water from the Hudson Ri...
Seabed secrets in English clay
...subscribers.) Fabien Kenig, associate professor of earth
and environmental sciences at the University of Illinois at Chicago, is the article's lead author. Contributors include John Hudson of the University of Leicester, Jaap Sinninghe Damst of the Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research and Brian Pop...
National Academies news: 72 new members chosen by academy
...ia, Santa Barbara JEANLOZ, RAYMOND ; professor in earth
and planetary science and in astronomy, University of California, Berkeley JONES, EDWARD G. ; professor of psychiatry and director, Center for Neuroscience, University of California, Davis JULIUS, DAVID ; professor, cellular and molecular pharmacol...
DELTA mission heading to ISS with Dutch ESA astronaut
... 11-day DELTA mission concludes with the return to earth
of the Soyuz TMA-3 landing module very early in the morning of 30 April 2004, the Dutch national holiday marking the Queen's birthday. On the return flight Andr Kuipers will be accompanied by the ISS Expedition 8 crew, Alexander Kaleri and Michael Fo...
Biologist's find alters the bacteria family tree
...rth. Carrine Blank, Ph.D. , assistant professor of earth
and planetary sciences in Arts & Sciences, has fou...acteria and sulfur-producing bacteria on the early earth
are not correct. She believes that these bacteria appeared on earth
much later than is now believed...
Heinz Maier-Leibnitz prizes 2004
... eleven from the areas of physics, mathematics and earth
science, four from chemistry and process technology and eight from the engineering sciences. Amongst the 57 reviewed candidates were 20 women. The prize winners are: Dr. Friedrich Eisenbrand (32), Computer Science, Max Planck Institute for Computer...
Microbe's trick provides a template for willowy crystals
...r," says Jill Banfield, a UC Berkeley professor of earth
and planetary science and the senior author of the Science paper. Taking the discovery an important step further, the Wisconsin-California team used X-rays generated by the storage ring at the UW-Madison Synchrotron Radiation Center, and a novel micr...
USGS March science picks
...This monthly collection can help you cover ongoing earth
and natural science research and investigations at...ility, economy, and achievement than the Landsat 5 earth
observing satellite. Landsat 5 was launched on March 1, 1984. Because of the sophisticated equipmen...
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