Sunday, January 17, 2021

Scientists offer road map to improve environmental observations in the Indian Ocean: Group says...

A group of more than 60 scientists have provided recommendations to improve the Indian Ocean Observing System (IndOOS), a basin-wide monitoring system to better...

Glass frogs living near roaring waterfalls wave hello to attract mates: UC Berkeley conservationist...

Most frogs emit a characteristic croak to attract the attention of a potential mate. But a few frog species that call near loud streams...

RNA’s mysterious folding process

A new Northwestern University-led study is unfolding the mystery of how RNA molecules fold themselves to fit inside cells and perform specific functions. The...

Researchers trace geologic origins of Gulf of Mexico ‘super basin’ success

The Gulf of Mexico holds huge untapped offshore oil deposits that could help power the U.S. for decades. The energy super basin's longevity, whose giant...

Stuck in a rut: Ocean acidification locks algal communities in a simplified state

Out with the old, in with the new, as the New Year's saying goes, but not where the marine environment is concerned. Researchers from...

Intertropical Convergence Zone limits climate predictions in the tropical Atlantic

El Niño or correctly El Niño -- Southern Oscillation (ENSO) is the strongest natural climate fluctuation on time scales of a few years. Through...

2020 tied for warmest year on record, NASA analysis shows

Earth's global average surface temperature in 2020 tied with 2016 as the warmest year on record, according to an analysis by NASA. Continuing the planet's...

Snakes evolve a magnetic way to be resistant to venom

Certain snakes have evolved a unique genetic trick to avoid being eaten by venomous snakes, according to University of Queensland research. Associate Professor Bryan Fry...

How plants produce defensive toxins without harming themselves: Defense and autotoxicity: Researchers elucidate the...

Plants produce toxic substances to defend themselves against herbivores. In a new study, scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology in Jena...

Scientists discover electric eels hunting in a group: Never-before-seen behavior culminates in a synchronized...

Deep in the Brazilian Amazon River basin, scientists led by the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History fish research associate C. David de Santana...
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