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October 28, 2013
Lots of oxygen does not necessarily lead to the evolution of advanced life
Odense, Denmark (SPX) Oct 28, 2013
Any textbook will tell you that oxygen is essential for advanced life to evolve. But why did life not explode when oxygen levels rose dramatically 2.1 billion years ago? This is the big question after a Danish/Swedish/French research team, led by University of Southern Denmark, has shown that the oxygen content 2.1 billion years ago was probably the same as when life exploded 500 million years ago. Oxygen and advanced life are inextricably linked. Some simple organisms like bacteria can survive wi ... read more
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The role of uncertainty in infectious disease modelling
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Coral chemicals protect against warming oceans
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Pollution debated in Canada's oil fields
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South African 'living stone' plant adapts to extreme conditions in new ways
A unique plant that lives underground uses multiple mechanisms to boost photosynthesis and offers new insights into how plants adapt to extreme conditions, according to new research published Octobe ... more


Small changes in ag practices could reduce produce-borne illness
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ke the Marvel Comics superhero Iceman, some bacteria have harnessed frozen water as a weapon. Species such as Pseudomonas syringae have special proteins embedded in their outer membranes that help i ... more

Swelling lakes in Hol Xil pose railway threat
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Japan, Pacific leaders to hold summit near Fukushima
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