The pace of environmental change can doom or save coral reefs

A parrotfish (Scarus rivulatus) and a pair of rabbitfish (Siganus virgatus) dine together on algae in a coral reef in Thailand. Credit: Mike Gil Increasing fishing too quickly can cause coral reef ecosystems to collapse, ....

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Scientists explain how diverse species coexist in microbial communities

In their paper appearing September 11, 2020 in the journal eLife, Princeton researchers Amir Erez, Jaime Lopez, Ned Wingreen and colleagues use mathematical modeling to explore how species diversity in a bacterial community is affected ....

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Tail regeneration in lungfish provides insight into evolution of limb regrowth

The West African lungfish represents a new model for studying limb regeneration, providing new insights into the evolution of the trait. Credit: Camila Guimarães of the Schneider Lab For most vertebrates, losing a limb is ....

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Inexpensive, non-toxic nanofluid could be a game-changer for oil recovery

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain Researchers from the University of Houston have demonstrated that an inexpensive and non-toxic nanofluid can be used to efficiently recover even heavy oil with high viscosity from reservoirs. The nanofluid, made ....

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Where rocks come alive: NASA’s OSIRIS-REx observes an asteroid in action

Credit: CC0 Public Domain It's 5 o'clock somewhere—and while here on Earth, "happy hour" is commonly associated with winding down and the optional cold beverage, that's when things get going on Bennu, the destination asteroid ....

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New computational tool enables prediction of key functional sites in proteins based on structure

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain A new technology that uses a protein's structure to predict the inner wiring that controls the protein's function and dynamics is now available for scientists to utilize. The tool, developed by ....

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New study contradicts assumptions of constant element conditions in the oceans

Especially coastal areas and continental margins are very active boundaries for changes in seawater with respect to some elemental ratios. Credit: Fernando Jorge The compositional ratios of elements such as magnesium, calcium or strontium in ....

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Some of America’s favorite produce crops may need to get a move on by 2045

Researchers compared how future warming will impact where and when five California crops can be grown. Credit: Berkeley Lab Record drought and heat have some farmers worried about where and when crops can be grown ....

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Practical solution for preventing corrosive buildup in nuclear systems

Researchers have devised a practical solution for preventing corrosive buildup in nuclear systems. Image shows specimens of a standard reactor zirconium alloy with and without our CRUD-resistant coating. The uncoated specimens at left are covered ....

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