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Climate change and permafrost thaw alter greenhouse gas emissions in northern wetlands
...re scrambling to understand the pros and cons when terra
firma goes soft. Permafrost serves like a platfo... The loss of permafrost usually means the loss of terra
firma in an otherwise often boggy landscape, Turetsky said. Roads, buildings and whole communities w...
Human skin harbors completely unknown bacteria
...in," says Dr. Blaser. The skin has been, he says, terra
incognita, an unknown world that he and his colleagues have set out to understand much like explorers. "There are probably fewer than ten labs in the U.S. looking at this question," says Dr. Blaser. "It is very intensive work," he adds. Zhan Gao, ...
Science's breakthrough of the year -- The Poincar Theorem
...ow into how life left the oceans and ventured onto terra
firma. The Science of Invisibility: Though it looks nothing like Harry Potters magical cape, the invisibility "cloak" that scientists developed this year is the first rudimentary device for shielding objects from view. The device guides incoming mi...
Polynesia explorers created worldwide web of scientific knowledge
...0 and 1850 systematically surveyed and studied the terra
incognitas of Australia, Hawaii, New Zealand and Tahiti. Some accounts became bestsellers that "powerfully shaped the era's debates about the nature of human society." Liebersohn's study focuses on three generations of travelers none of them househ...
Liquid Jungle Lab environs -- home to five new species
...of Veraguas"-- by scientific standards it is still terra
ignota," remarked Stanley Heckadon-Moreno, STRI anthropologist, at the book presentation. Santiago Castroviejo, botanist from the Royal Botanical Gardens in Madrid, first came to Panama in 1993 as consultant on a project to conserve a starkly beautif...
Amazonian terra preta can transform poor soil into fertile
...s have a method to reproduce this soil -- known as terra
preta, or Amazonian dark earths -- and say it can ... helping to prevent global warming. That's because terra
preta is loaded with so-called bio-char -- similar to charcoal. "The knowledge that we can gain from...
Researchers devise dinosaur classification method
...nstruct the lives of the creatures that roamed our terra
firma many millions of years ago. Smith, who claims he's "not very good at math," and his coauthors, David R. Vann and Peter Dodson of the University of Pennsylvania, devised a quantitative methodology by which an isolated tooth of a predatory dinosa...
Researchers reconstruct parts of the genome of a common mammalian ancestor
...es are doing," Haussler said. "But most of this is terra
incognita today." Haussler said he is confident that significant medical benefits will accrue from a better understanding of the genome, this particular project was motivated by pure scientific curiosity. "I want to know in molecular d...