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Translating Structure into Function

...very high temperatures and pressures near volcanic ocean vents. Its structure was determined as a part of the structural genomics project, a large-scale, worldwide effort to determine the structures of enzymes and receptors. With the nature of the substrate in hand, the scientists went on to discover tha...

DNA Sample Suggests Greenland was Much Warmer During Last Ice Age

...glacier cover in that region also meant the global ocean was probably between one and two metres higher during that time compared to current levels, he said. Harp said the silty ice found underneath the huge Greenland glacier created a perfect, natural 'freezer' to preserve the prehistoric DNA. Scientis...

Briton Set for Pacific Solo Odyssey to Highlight Warming

...4 million square kilometer) clockwise whirlpool of ocean trash. Savage will average roughly 30 miles (48 ...trackers, she aims to be a multi-media watchdog of ocean debris, blogging not just her own reflections but evidence of Pacific flotsam. Savage plans to pos...

IIT Delhi Scientist Finds Climate Models Consistent With Ocean Warming Observations

Climate models represent variability in ocean heat content on interannual-to-decadal time scales...ent findings that the top 700-meters of the global ocean cooled markedly from 2003-2005. "Our analysis shows that the 2003-2005 'cooling' is largely an artef...

Antarctic Icebergs Serve as 'hotspots' for Ocean Life

...icebergs have a major impact on the ecology of the ocean around them, serving as 'hotspots' for ocean life, according to a new study by American researchers. The icebergs hold trapped terrestrial mate...

Jenny McCarthys Beauty Secrets

...beach. We like to sit and do nothing. Stare at the ocean and go 'ohhmmm, People quoted McCarthy, as saying. The 34-year-old will be spending a lot of time with her beau on the beach, although she has admitted that she prefers a Mystic tan over natural sun bathing. "I still Mystic Tan to keep an even gl...

Biology, Not Only Parents, Turns Sweet Kids into Delinquents

...ldren watched a video of a dolphin swimming in the ocean so that the researchers could collect their baseline stress response. Next, they watched a second, more stressful, film involving a lamp causing a fire in a girl's room, which elicited their normal autonomic arousal patterns under stress. The resu...

"Decryption" of Enzyme's Functions Paves Way for Future Drug Discovery

...very high temperatures and pressures near volcanic ocean vents. Its structure was determined as a part of the structural genomics project, a large-scale, worldwide effort to determine the structures of enzymes and receptors. As the scientists knew the nature of the substrate, they went on to discover th...

Saving Powers Of The Ocean On The Wane

...ientists say that this sink effect is changing the ocean chemistry. The resulting changes have slowed growt...tebrates that serve as the most basic level of the ocean food chain. Scientists warn, the impacts on marine life could be severe. "The oceans are performin...

Southern Oceans Ability to Absorb CO2 Has Reached a Saturation Point: Study

...n a warmer world the Southern Ocean the strongest ocean sink - is weakening is a cause for concern". The findings appear in this weeks edition of the journal Science....

Deep-sea Mining can Damage Marine Ecosystem

...l subsistence fishers, he added. 'Depending on ocean currents, these nutrients could drift widely, disrupting the food chain and potentially damaging ecosystems that lie within other countries economic zones or in international waters. This poses additional problems, because while a state has the right...

Climate Change Signal Detected in the Indian Ocean

'From ocean measurements and by analysing climate simulations we can see there are changes in features of the ocean that cannot be explained by natural variability',said CSIRO oceanographer Dr Gael Alory. 'These o...

Tropical Cyclones Play Important Role in Climate-control

...lones and hurricanes play an important role in the ocean circulation patterns that transport heat and main...is is the missing mixing and it is a vital part of ocean circulation," he added. The findings appear in the May 31 issue of the journal Nature....

World Environment Day (International Polar Year)

... polar ice caps resting respectively on the Arctic ocean in the north and the Antartic continent in the south. Since the ice is more "water ice", the Arctic Ocean is covered by floating ice or sea ice, called the Arctic Ice pack. In recent years there has been noticeable shrinking of polar ice. Scient...

Fluctuations in Ocean Salinity Could Forewarn of Climate Change

Significant increase or decrease in ocean salinity could forewarn of climate change in 10 to...al water from surrounding areas, and initiating an ocean circulation loop called thermohaline overturning. Using a combination of modern observations, nume...

Ice Age in Europe Dried Up West African Monsoons

...he amount of barium in plankton shells found in an ocean sediment core drilled beneath the Gulf of Guinea. Barium is found in freshwater run-off from the river Niger, and is a gauge of past run-off levels and monsoon intensities. The researchers found that when the northern latitudes were frozen over, m...

Global Warming Spurring Ocean Waves Speed

Global warming is speeding up ocean waves, a new study by Canadian researchers from th...ia, has found. Geophysicists predict that as the ocean surface warms, these so-called planetary waves should speed up. To test this theory, John Fyfe an...

West Wants Developing Countries to Cut Down on Greenhouse Gas Emissions

... study has conclusively linked disease severity to ocean temperature and climate change. It was the Euro...ssful environmental conditions, such as changes in ocean temperature, strike the reef, the polyps expel their algae, making them appear pale. Corals are crit...

Global Warming 55 Million Years Ago Too, Thanks to Fossil Fuels

...10,000 giga-tons of methane hydrate buried in cold ocean sediments. Humans currently release between six an...hemical record of how the balance of carbon in the ocean changed dramatically about 55 million years ago. At the same time, temperatures soared more than 10 ...

Norwegian Glacier Shrinks and Marine Life Poisoned as the Globe Warms

... reported that toxic acid emanating from a type of ocean algae had sickened and killed hundreds of birds, s...population increases or "blooms" every year as the ocean waters warm but this year's bloom seems early, extensive and "very, very thick," says David Caron, w...

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