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Volcanoes under pressure

(Technical University of Munich (TUM)) When will the next eruption take place? Examination of samples from Indonesia’s Mount Merapi show that the explosivity of stratovolcanoes rises when mineral-rich gases seal the pores and microcracks in the uppermost layers of stone. These findings result in new possibilities for the prediction of an eruption.

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Researchers unravel protective properties of telomere t-loops

Loops at the ends of telomeres play a vital protective role preventing damage to chromosomes, according to new research. The study showed how the winding and unwinding of ‘t-loops’ at the end of telomeres prevents chromosomes from being recognized as DNA damage. The study also uncovered how this process is regulated.

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Researchers unravel protective properties of telomere t-loops

Loops at the ends of telomeres play a vital protective role preventing damage to chromosomes, according to new research. The study showed how the winding and unwinding of ‘t-loops’ at the end of telomeres prevents chromosomes from being recognized as DNA damage. The study also uncovered how this process is regulated.

Australia’s Bushfires: The Left’s Climate Lunacy Is Dangerous, Offensive

I am not going to go quiet on this crazy debate about bushfires and climate. Too many journalists are giving credence to this debate, too many are entertaining the comments of the Greens and others as somehow defensible when they…

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System by which plants have formed secondary buds since ancient times illuminated

A collaborative research group has succeeded in identifying an important transcription factor, GCAM1, which allows liverwort plants to asexually reproduce through creating clonal progenies (vegetative reproduction). Furthermore, this transcription factor was revealed to have the same origin as those which regulate secondary bud formation in angiosperms. It is hoped that these discoveries will lead to the development of technologies to increase the cultivation rate of a variety of plants in agriculture and horticulture.

Individual climate models may not provide the complete picture

(Penn State) Equilibrium climate sensitivity — how sensitive the Earth’s climate is to changes in atmospheric carbon dioxide — may be underestimated in individual climate models, according to a team of climate scientists.