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April 29, 2016
Proteomics method measures carbon uptake of marine microbes
Washington DC (SPX) Apr 29, 2016
In a paper published April 26th in mSystems, a team of researchers led by microbiologists at Oregon State University, in Corvallis, describe a successful trial of a new method of identifying the carbon uptake of specific marine bacterioplankton taxa. The technique uses proteomics - the large-scale study of proteins - to observe directly the metabolic processes of communities of microorganisms. Oregon State microbiologist Ryan Mueller, senior author on the paper, says the technique illuminates the ... read more
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Large wildlife important for carbon storage in tropical forests
Many tropical forest trees depend on large fruit-eating animals such as elephants, tapirs, monkeys and hornbills for dispersing their sizeable seeds. Declines of these large mammals and birds due to ... more

Role of life's timekeeper - a novel theory of animal evolution
This article presents a new theory of animal (metazoan) evolution, suggesting that it was partly mediated through a biochemical oscillator (cycler), named Life's Timekeeper, present in all animal ce ... more

Fossils may reveal 20-million-year history of penguins in Australia
Multiple dispersals of penguins reached Australia after the continent split from Antarctica, including 'giant penguins' that may have lived there after they went extinct elsewhere, according to a st ... more
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Ancient marine sediments provide clues to future climate change
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 led by the University of ... more


Tiny fossil horses put their back into it
Modern horses are expert runners. They reach top speeds using a special running gait in which they hold their back stiff as they move. A new study reveals that tiny fossil ancestors of modern horses ... more

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Critically endangered Himalayan wolf needs global conservation effort
Although the Himalayan wolf is visibly distinct from its European cousin, its current distribution has mostly been a matter of assumption, rather than evident truth. The most ancient wolf lineage, k ... more

Researchers discover fate of melting glacial ice in Greenland
Over the past several decades, scientists have observed a significant increase in the melting of glacial land ice on the island of Greenland, spurring concerns about global sea level rise and the lo ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Physicists detect the enigmatic spin momentum of light

University of Illinois researchers create 1-step graphene patterning method

Atomic magnets using hydrogen and graphene

Researchers create artificial protein to control assembly of buckyballs

India's Mainland to Host Next Hub of Nuclear Plants

Ancient glass-glued walls studied for nuke waste solutions

Adding some salt to the recipe for energy storage materials


Measuring river surface flow with image analysis
Fujita Ichiro, a Professor at the Graduate School of Engineering in Kobe University, has developed a piece of software that can measure the flow rate of rivers using image analysis. The software is ... more

Widespread loss of ocean oxygen to become noticeable in 2030s
A reduction in the amount of oxygen dissolved in the oceans due to climate change is already discernible in some parts of the world and should be evident across large regions of the oceans between 2 ... more

Chile ordered to pay $2.7 mn to 2010 tsunami victims
A Chilean court ordered the government Thursday to pay $2.7 million to the families of 20 people killed by a devastating tsunami in 2010. ... more
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Chinese dissident says India cancels visa
Chinese dissident Lu Jinghua said Thursday New Delhi cancelled her visa to travel to India to meet the Dalai Lama, just days after another Chinese activist was blocked after protest from Beijing. ... more

Libya's Haruj volcanic field spotted from space
Next time you're passing above North Africa at an altitude of 440 miles, check out the Haruj volcanic field in central Libya. From space, the volcanic plateau looks like a giant oil spill. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
India a step away from joining GPS club

AeroVironment begins production of Switchblade tactical missile upgrade

Belgium plans to provide all residents with anti radiation pills

Air Force awards GPS 3 launch services contract

India gets homegrown satellite navigation system

UN Council considers response to N.Korea missile test

Pentagon working to 'take out' Islamic State's Internet


Kenya readies to torch tusks in bid to stamp out ivory trade
Thousands of elephant tusks are being piled high into pyres as Kenya prepares to torch its vast ivory stockpile hoping to stop trafficking and prevent extinction of elephants in the wild. ... more

Halal: is it meat you're looking for? says China businessman
The wine-swilling co-founder of Sai Wai Xiang Halal Foodstuff Co enjoys his pork and does not follow Islam, but still sells more than $50 million-worth of food to Muslims across Asia and the Middle East. ... more

Workers feeling the heat as climate change slashes productivity: report
Climate change is exposing millions of workers to excessive heat, risking their health and income and threatening to erase more than $2.0 trillion in annual productivity by 2030, a UN report warned Thursday. ... more

Nigeria, France step up joint fight against Boko Haram
Nigeria and France on Thursday signed an agreement on closer military cooperation, including intelligence sharing, to strengthen the fight against Boko Haram in the Lake Chad region. ... more

Tonnes of clams die in Vietnam as toxic leak fears mount
More than 100 tonnes of clams have perished in central Vietnam, state media reported Thursday, as public outrage mounts over a possible toxic leak into the sea near an industrial zone. ... more

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Samsung's drug-manufacturing unit plans to go public
South Korea's Samsung announced Thursday a plan to list shares of its drug-manufacturing unit on Seoul's stock market as it eyes the bio-medical business as a new engine for growth. ... more

China imposes controversial controls on foreign NGOs
China's Communist-controlled legislature passed a controversial law Thursday imposing new restrictions on foreign non-governmental organisations - a measure met with "deep concern" in Washington. ... more
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Obama to visit water crisis-hit Flint

Junk food is fattening rural Chinese children: study

Volcanoes tied to shifts in Earth's climate over millions of years

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Leg-wing coordination key tp origin of flight for baby birds, dinosaurs

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US national forests and grasslands could yield less water in future climate

Plastic below the ocean surface

Study shows how to make fertilizer from sunlight

Cellphone principles help microfluidic chip digitize information on living cells

Outwitting poachers with artificial intelligence

Accounting for volcanoes using tools of economics

Physicists detect the enigmatic spin momentum of light

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