Monday, April 24, 2017

‘Farming’ bacteria to boost growth in the oceans

Credit: Copyright: Ulisse Cardini Chemosynthetic symbionts are bacteria living inside or on the surface of animals, supplying their host with food that would otherwise be unavailable. It has long b..

Case of the missing continental crust solved: It sank

Credit: Jean Lachat/University of Chicago How do you make half the mass of two continents disappear? To answer the question you first need to discover that it's missing. That's what a trio..

Controlled rogue wave created in realistic oceanic conditions

Potentially extremely dangerous realistic rogue waves -- also called as freak waves -- can now be controlled and generated at will in laboratory environments, in similar conditions as they appear in...

First evidence of deep-sea animals ingesting microplastics

Scientists working in the mid-Atlantic and south-west Indian Ocean have found evidence of microfibers ingested by deep sea animals including hermit crabs, squat lobsters and sea cucumbers, revealing for the first...

New technique for finding weakness in Earth’s crust

Scientists have developed a method to estimate weakness in Earth's outer layers which will help explain and predict volcanic activity and earthquakes. Published in the journal Science today, the research describes a...

A perfect sun-storm

A geomagnetic storm on January 17, 2013, provided unique observations that finally resolved a long-standing scientific problem. For decades, scientists had asked how particles hitting Earth's magnetosphere were lost. A likely...

Greenland rising as ice melts

Credit: Anders A Bjørk A new study on the Greenland Ice Sheet provides valuable insight on climate change, using unique research methods to establish new estimates of ice loss for both modern and anci..

Heatwaves in the ocean: Risk to ecosystems?

Did you know that heatwaves not only occur on land, but also in the sea? We all remember the record-breaking European heatwave in summer of 2003: forests burned, rivers dried up...

How and why are measurements of ozone taken from space?

The hole in the ozone layer over Antarctica became an international cause for concern in the latter half of the 20th Century, but as EUMETSAT's Atmospheric Composition Product Development Team Leader...

World’s oldest rock unit at 4.02 billion years old

Addressing fundamental unknowns about the earliest history of Earth's crust, scientists have precisely dated the world's oldest rock unit at 4.02 billion years old. Driven by the University of Alberta, the...

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