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April 30, 2016

Apr. 11, 2016 — Scientists have dramatically expanded the tree of life, which depicts the variety and evolution of life on Earth, to account for thousands of new microscopic life forms discovered over the past 15 ... read more

Apr. 6, 2016 — Scientists have found, for the first time ever in the Mediterranean Sea, a new species of <em>Osedax</em>, a genus of bone-eating worm that up until now had only be seen in colder and ... read more

So Long Lithium, Hello Bacteria Batteries?

Apr. 6, 2016 — As renewable energy sources grow, so does the demand for new ways to store the resulting energy at low-cost and in environmentally friendly ways. Now scientists report a first-of-its-kind development ... read more

Apr. 6, 2016 — Six new species of Chinese dragon millipedes, including species living exclusively in caves, are described as a result of an international cooperation. These cave species have unusually long legs and ... read more

Apr. 6, 2016 — The system used by bacteria to transport magnesium is so sensitive that it can detect a pinch of magnesium salt in a swimming pool, a team of researchers has ... read more

Viruses Cause Bacteria to Produce Pink Pigments

Apr. 5, 2016 — Plants use certain color pigments in order to convert light into energy by way of photosynthesis. They allow plants to gather light energy. This also works in a similar way for microbes, for instance ... read more

Apr. 4, 2016 — New research on coral reefs suggests that existing biodiversity will be essential for the successful adaptation of ecosystems to climate ... read more

Apr. 1, 2016 — Scientists have explored the question of carbon dioxide storage in the oceans. The team glimpsed into the ocean's past, thanks to a group of tiny ocean dwellers called ... read more

Mar. 28, 2016 — Short, stunted mangroves living along the coastal desert of Baja California store up to five times more carbon below ground than their lush, tropical counterparts, researchers have found. The new ... read more

Paradigm Shift: 'We Need to Study Lumps of Bacteria'

Mar. 23, 2016 — New research reveals that bacteria which agglutinate before entering the body are far more resistant than single-celled bacteria. This may be the cause of chronic infections, say ... read more

Unaccounted for Arctic Microbes Appear to Be Speeding Up Glacier Melting

Mar. 23, 2016 — Scientists have discovered that Arctic microbes are increasing the rate at which glaciers melt, in a process not accounted for in current climate change models. Working on an icecap in Svalbard, in ... read more

‘Bizarre’ Microorganism Produced Nitrogen in Cretaceous Oceans

Mar. 22, 2016 — Researchers have discovered a 'bizarre' microorganism which plays a key role in the food web of Earth's ... read more

Mar. 21, 2016 — The important role of specialist bacteria has been uncovered in the formation and movement of platinum and related metals in surface ... read more

Mar. 21, 2016 — Larval dispersal from hydrothermal vent fields have been quantified in order to understand and protect the creatures found there, report ... read more

Is Alaska's First New Butterfly Species in Decades an Ancient Hybrid?

Mar. 18, 2016 — Some might say it takes a rare breed to survive the Alaska wilderness. The discovery of a possible new species of hybrid butterfly from the state's interior is proving that theory ... read more

Building Owners 'Face Risks' from Chlorine-Resistant Bacteria

Mar. 18, 2016 — Buildings with storage tanks can face increased risks from chlorine-resistant bacteria in water, according to researchers. A study examining more than 50 tap water samples found water had very few ... read more

Mar. 18, 2016 — Gold mining in California in the 19th century was a boon for the state's economy but not so much for the environment. Mining left a protracted legacy that impacts the natural landscape even ... read more

Mar. 17, 2016 — Turnover is to be expected in the gut -- as soon as one bacterium leaves, another is ready to divide and take its place. The question is how our gut remains healthy under this constantly enacted ... read more

Mar. 17, 2016 — A new study tracks down the origin of bats killed by wind turbines in the Appalachian region using stable isotope and genetic analysis in hopes of better understanding the risks to affected ... read more

Bacterial Resistance to Copper in the Making for Thousands of Years

Mar. 16, 2016 — Human use of copper dating back to the Bronze Age has shaped the evolution of bacteria, leading to bugs that are highly resistant to the metal's antibacterial ... read more

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