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06-25-2022
The world’s largest bacterium discovered in the Caribbean
An international team of scientists has recently described the world’s largest bacterium, which was discovered among the mangroves of the Caribbean island of Guadeloupe in 2009. Measuring over one centimeter in length, Thiomargarita magnifica is over 5,000 times larger than most of the other known bacteria. “Most bacterial cells are microscopic, and measure around two thousandths of a millimeter in length,” said study lead author Jean-Marie Volland, an expert in Microbial Biology at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab). “While there are some exceptionally sized bacteria which can measure...
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10-02-2020
Scientists report an unprecedented rise in ocean temperatures
Scientists report an unprecedented rise in ocean temperatures. The world's...
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10-02-2020
Poor communities on river deltas will be hit hard by coastal flooding
Due to the impacts of climate change, 31 million people...
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10-01-2020
Compounding effects of extreme weather strengthen hurricanes
Compounding effects of extreme weather strengthen hurricanes. In a new...
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10-01-2020
Blue whales sing on summer nights and winter days
Blue whales sing at night in the summertime, but this...
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10-01-2020
Greenland's ice is melting at the fastest pace in 12,000 years
At the current rate of greenhouse gas emissions, the amount...
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09-30-2020
Global warming is affecting nights faster than days
Global warming is not affecting days and nights in the...
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09-30-2020
Venus was likely habitable before Jupiter changed its course
Venus would not be the scorching hot,  uninhabitable place it...
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09-30-2020
It pays off to read labels and avoid products with harmful chemicals
It pays off to read labels and avoid products with...
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09-30-2020
COVID-19 can circulate in the air throughout enclosed spaces
A growing collection of research suggests that COVID-19 spreads in...
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09-29-2020
Alcohol consumption surges during pandemic shutdown
A national survey from RAND Corporation reveals that Americans drastically...
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09-29-2020
The common cold may provide immunity against COVID-19
Colds that you have had in the past may provide...
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09-28-2020
Arctic fires are changing, and the climate impacts could be devastating
The dynamics of Arctic fires are changing, and there will...
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