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Paper: New Evidence That Coral Bleaching Is Nothing New

Reef scientists often claim that coral bleaching is a new phenomenon that only started in the 1970s due to climate change. But a remarkable new paper published by Tomas Cedhagen, of Aarhus University in Denmark, has uncovered a very early…

New study sheds light on function of sex chromosomes in turtles

(Iowa State University) A new study led by an Iowa State University scientist sheds light on how organisms have evolved to address imbalances in sex chromosomes. The study looks at a species of softshell turtle, but the results could help to illuminate an important evolutionary process in many species. The research centers on a process known as sex chromosome dosage compensation.

Global warming may limit spread of dengue fever, new research finds – Penn State News

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Infection with dengue virus makes mosquitoes more sensitive to warmer temperatures, according to new research led by Penn State researchers. The team also found that infection with the bacterium Wolbachia, which has recently been used to…

Cool flames created during a first for International Space Station research

(NASA/Johnson Space Center) Cool flames, flames that burn at extremely low temperatures, are nearly impossible to create in Earth’s gravity. However, they are easily produced in the microgravity environment of the International Space Station.

As Bezos completes Blue Origin mission, many ask what’s the climate-change impact? – MarketWatch

Jeff Bezos’s historic space flight Tuesday used relatively clean fuel and inspired him to recommit to spend to try to save Earth given his new vantage point. But his push among billionaires to compete with more and more suborbital missions…

Researchers Design T-shirt Fabric That Reduces Body Heat, Protecting People From Rising Temperatures

It’s pretty easy to make clothing designed to keep you warm, either with natural inspirations or synthetic designs, but making something designed to keep you cool is much harder. While objects like cars and buildings can be coated in ultra-white paint or mirrors that reflect the sun’s rays, a pair of Chinese scientists have figured […]

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Moons of rogue planets could have water and life

A new study from scientists at LMU in Germany says that there could be enough heat and liquid water on moons of rogue planets – free-floating worlds with no suns – to support life. Cosmic rays could drive processes such as photosynthesis, instead of direct sunlight.

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