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As A 'Carbon Sponge,' Iron-Poor Coastal Waters Can't Always Do The Job,
...n thesemarine organisms die, they either sink into deep
water, thereby capturing carbonfor thousands of years, or they become imprisoned in limestone and sediments,which can contain carbon for millions of years. In this way, "Oceans buffer our attempts to burn up all the carbon that naturehas stored over...
Montana And Other Scientists Report On Life In The Ice
...und life include hotvents along undersea trenches, deep
in the earth's subsurface and in hotsprings. "Up to now people haven't looked in fresh water ice," Fritsen said."They've looked in sea ice, and now scientists are talking about drilling intoglaciers." Priscu said the paper also says...
Life In Antarctic Ice May Compare To Mars
... found liquid water pockets embedded aboutsix feet deep
in solid ice, where a combination of sediments, wa...cteria all over the Earth, from the basaltrocks of deep
sea floors to Antarctic ice cores, Yellowstone National Park hotsprings and the bacterial plankton o...
News Backgrounder: Duke Primate Center Successfully Fosters Mysterious Aye-Ayes
... experienceof an aye-aye inserting its long finger deep
into their ear to probe for tastyinsects, they have felt only a delicate tickle. The aye-aye shows an extraordinary skill at detecting insects hiddenbeneath tree bark by tapping its way along a trunk, big ears cupped over thewood, using its k...
Minuscule Ocean Plants Help Stabilize Earth's Atmosphere, Climate
...e," in part bysequestering vast amounts of the gas deep
in the ocean when they die, wroteoceanographers fr...billion of those metric tons find their way to the deep
ocean,where they can remain for long periods. Such a large carbon output by such tiny organi...
New Knowledge From Old Dung
... cave near Las Vegas, Nevada, researchers found deep
layers of about 20,000-year-old, dried ground sloth dung which served as the source for investigations. The team of scientists report on their success, which colleagues all over the world consider as an important milestone in the e...
NASA Funds New Origin Of Life Center at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
...ial life that thrives in extremeconditions such as deep
beneath the surface of Earth. "That work is veryimportant when we examine how life may have begun in the seemingly hostileconditions of the early Earth or on other planets," said Ferris. Delano is a geochemist who investigates asteroid and meteorite ...
The Best Molecular Snapshot Yet Of Cells Affected By Alzheimer's Disease
...rs, the roots of the disease liehidden and unknown deep
in the brains of patients. Now aUniversity of Rochester team has developed a technology thatsheds light on the disease at its origins, in the nerve cellsthroughout the brain that sicken and die. The team has taken the sharpest molecular snapshot...
Scientists, Philosophers Discuss How To Evaluate Data, Error
...riables, probabilities and unknowns. "Andthere are deep
philosophical disagreements among ecologists and other scientistsabout how to quantify the uncertainty, and even about how to even interpret theevidential meaning of the data we collect, to determine what the data aresaying, such as about ecological ...
Rock-Eating Microbes Could Signify Life On Mars
...ate and extreme conditions - from Antarctic ice to deep
oceanvents. Microbes have been found near ...ere also are huge pressure differences between the deep
sea floor andthe ocean surface," he added. "That makes it unlikely that these organisms willbe cultu...
Chemical Reaction Believed To Support Underground Microbes Is Now Unlikely
...action previously thought to support microbiallife deep
below Earth's surface, and possibly on Mars, is in...forts tounderstand the processes that sustain life deep
beneath the earth's surface,"says Mike Purdy, director of NSF's LeXeN program. "Negative findings l...
First-Ever Scientific Estimate Of Total Bacteria On Earth Shows Far Greater
Numbers Than Ever Known Before
...emajor oceanic habitats: the upper 200 meters, the deep
ocean, and the upper 10centimeters of deep
ocean sediments. Soil was divided into forest and non-forest types. The researchers thenuse...
Cattle Diets Could Control E. Coli Danger
...ng. But "E. coli" in ground meat may be concealed deep
within the hamburger. Hamburgershaving any "pink meat" can still have live "E. coli "O157:H7 cells. GASTRIC BARRIER: Humans have a natural barrier that kills food-borne bacteria-- the acidic, gastric juices of the stomach -- but "E. coli" bacteria ...
Team Solves X-ray Structure Of Powerful Enzyme
... UW Medical School's pharmacology department has a deep
and long-running interestin phosphoinositide kinases. More than 50 years ago Dr. Lowell Hokin was thefirst to discover the enzymes and the signalling cascade they initiate in cells.Following this tradition, scientists in Anderson's laboratory were th...
USGS Finds Fungus To Be A Cause Of Fish Lesions In Chesapeake
...al organism and thesurrounding sore often extended deep
into the fishes muscle under intact normalskin. "In numerous fishes," Blazer said, "the fungal organism had actually penetrated to and through organs such as the liver.Future research will help determine if large numbers of migrating menhaden withope...
World's Oldest Known Fossil Reptile Nests Discovered In Arizona's Petrified Forest
...-- whichaverage about 12 inches wide and 18 inches deep
-- are similar to modern daycrocodile and turtle nests. All the nests were above the ancient water line ofthe river, the researchers said. "The evidence now indicates this type of nesting behavior in reptileshas been continuous from at leas...
Subterranean Mapping Method Will Find Homes For Pollution-Eating Bacteria
... as fluoride, through4-inch wells dug several feet deep
into sandy ground in Oyster, Virginia. Bymonitoring how fast tracers migrate to surrounding wells, they can deduce howmuch iron oxide the tracer traveled over. Taking measurements at differentdepths will give them a three-dimensional view of the su...
Patented Bait System May Hold Answer To Combating Formosan Termites
...trying to findthe actual colony site, which may be deep
beneath the ground or, in the case ofFormosan termites, hidden behind building walls," the entomologist says. After these introduced termites feed on the cardboard, they shouldventure into nearby shelter tubes and lay down trails that termit...
Microbiologist Develops Method For Dyeing Fabrics With Gold
...ologist uses a reagent to bond the metal particles deep
intothe textile fibers and make the metal actually a part of the chemistry of thefilament. The chemicals of the fabric influence the color. The actual hue is determined by a combination of the element itself, thesize of the particle, the che...
Spraying Water Containing Airborne Bacteria Found At Some Indoor Swimming PoolsCan Cause "Lifeguard Lung" Following Long-Term Exposure
...lant. "The water droplets were small enough to get deep
inside the lung where theystimulated an immune reaction," she said. Although chlorine may have killed bacteria in the pool, bacteria byproductsmeasure in the air at the indoor pool were 27 to 162 times higher than in twocontrol pools that didn't have...
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