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September 03, 2015
Evidence of ancient life discovered in mantle rocks deep below the seafloor
Cape Cod MA (SPX) Sep 03, 2015
Ancient rocks harbored microbial life deep below the seafloor, reports a team of scientists from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), Virginia Tech, and the University of Bremen. This new evidence was contained in drilled rock samples of Earth's mantle - thrust by tectonic forces to the seafloor during the Early Cretaceous period. The new study was published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The discovery confirms a long-standing hypothesis that interactions betwe ... read more
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Marine animals that swim by jet propulsion, such as squid and jellyfish, are not uncommon. But it's rare to find a colony of animals that coordinates multiple jets for whole-group locomotion. ... more

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With the rise of CO2 in Earth's atmosphere, understanding the climate of tropical forests--the Amazon in particular--has become a critical research area. A recent NASA study showed that these region ... more

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How wind sculpted Earth's largest dust deposit
China's Loess Plateau was formed by wind alternately depositing dust or removing dust over the last 2.6 million years, according to a new report from University of Arizona geoscientists. The study i ... more


Understanding the deep sea is key to a sustainable blue economy
A multi-disciplinary group of European researchers spanning natural science, socio-economics and law have joined forces to assess the current landscape of deep-sea research and investment in Europe. ... more
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Climate change will irreversibly force key ocean bacteria into overdrive
Imagine being in a car with the gas pedal stuck to the floor, heading toward a cliff's edge. Metaphorically speaking, that's what climate change will do to the key group of ocean bacteria known as T ... more

First global antineutrino emission map highlights Earth's energy budget
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New peer-reviewed study rewrites genetic history of sheep
At a time when the price of mutton is climbing and wool crashing, a groundbreaking new study has used advanced genetic sequencing technology to rewrite the history of sheep breeding and trading alon ... more

Large parks key to city success
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Hong Kong activists plead not guilty over democracy protest
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US Catholics mostly accepting of non-traditional families
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Lebanon government powerless as protesters escalate campaign
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Denali, tallest peak in N.America, loses 10 feet
The tallest peak in North America not only just lost the name it carried for a century, it also lost 10 feet in stature due to modern-day measurements, scientists said Wednesday. ... more

Japan releases 'Flipper' dolphin trainer after arrest
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