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Apr. 10, 2017 — Wildfire experts predict that by 2041, there will be four large, high-intensity forest fires for every three that occur now, with the number of days when conditions are conducive to fires ... read more

Apr. 3, 2017 — Ecosystems created by melting glaciers in the Arctic are sensitive to climate change and human activity, new research ... read more

Mar. 31, 2017 — Droplets and exhaled breath caught from the blowholes of killer whales along the Pacific coast are providing scientists with insights into whale health and revealing bacteria and fungi that may be a ... read more

Filarial Nematode Infections: Symbiotic Relationship Between Bacteria and Filarial Nematodes

Mar. 30, 2017 — Filarial nematodes -- microscopic, thread-like roundworms -- currently infect up to 54 million people worldwide and are the leading cause of disability in the developing world. Now, researchers have ... read more

The Late Evolutionary Event That Gave Rise to Modern Life

Mar. 30, 2017 — The emergence of oxygen-producing bacteria more than two billion years ago gave rise to life as we know it today, and now a new study reveals that this happening might have occurred multiple ... read more

Mar. 30, 2017 — Every year an increasing amount of sea ice is melting in the Arctic. This can start a chain reaction, which leads to increased production of algae and hence more food for creatures in the ... read more

Solving the Mystery of the Arctic's Green Ice

Mar. 29, 2017 — In 2011, researchers observed something that should be impossible — a massive bloom of phytoplankton growing under Arctic sea ice in conditions that should have been far too dark for anything ... read more

Enzyme Structures Illuminate Mechanism Behind Bacteria's Bioremediation Prowess

Mar. 27, 2017 — Scientists have solved the structure of an enzyme caught in the act of attacking toluene -- a chemical derived from wood and ... read more

Stress May Protect, at Least in Bacteria

Mar. 23, 2017 — Antibiotics harm bacteria and stress them. Trimethoprim, an antibiotic, inhibits the growth of the bacterium Escherichia coli and induces a stress response. This response also protects the bacterium ... read more

Mar. 22, 2017 — Researchers have developed the next step in microbial fuel cells (MFCs) with the first micro-scale self-sustaining cell, which generated power for 13 straight days through symbiotic interactions of ... read more

Microorganisms in the Subsurface Seabed on Evolutionary Standby

Mar. 20, 2017 — Through genetic mutations microorganisms normally have the ability to develop new properties over a short time scale. Researchers now show that microbes in the deep seabed grow in slow motion with ... read more

Mar. 20, 2017 — Through genetic mutations microorganisms normally have the ability to develop new properties over a short time scale. Researchers now show that microbes in the deep seabed grow in slow motion with ... read more

Mar. 16, 2017 — Biologists have announced the discovery last month of the largest Alberta bat hibernation site (based on estimated bat count) ever recorded outside of the Rocky ... read more

Mar. 16, 2017 — Tardigrades have captured the imagination of scientists for almost 250 years, thanks to their ability to survive extreme environments that would destroy most other living things. One of these skills ... read more

Mar. 15, 2017 — A new species of blind, Amazonian catfish was named for the discoverer's young daughter, who frequently goes on trips to the field with ... read more

When the Sea Ice Melts, Juvenile Polar Cod May Go Hungry

Mar. 15, 2017 — Polar cod fulfil a key role in the Arctic food web, as they are a major source of food for seals, whales and seabirds alike. But the polar cod themselves might soon be the hungry ... read more

Mar. 1, 2017 — Remains of microorganisms at least 3,770 million years old have been discovered, providing direct evidence of one of the oldest life forms on ... read more

Feb. 28, 2017 — The night vision of frogs and toads appears to be superior to that of all other animals. They have the ability to see color even when it is so dark that humans are not able to see anything at all, ... read more

Feb. 22, 2017 — In a land where survival is precarious, Komodo dragons thrive despite being exposed to scads of bacteria that would kill less hardy creatures. Now in a study, scientists report that they have ... read more

Blood Ties Fuel Cooperation Among Species, Not Survival Instinct

Feb. 22, 2017 — Survival instinct does not influence species cooperative breeding decisions, a new study has found. Instead, it has found communal living and helping behavior, to be a natural result of monogamous ... read more

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