Study shows how marine microbes recycle iron from the debris of dead algae
Jan 10, 2017
A new study from the Scripps Institute of Oceanography in La Jolla, California, shows the molecular machinery that helps move iron through the marine environment. The researchers report this week in mSystems, an open access ...
Wanting to stay in education is 'NOT main reason why women delay having children'
Jan 09, 2017
Studies have suggested that over recent decades, UK women have postponed motherhood largely because they want to go onto college or university to gain qualifications or fulfil educational aspirations before starting a family. ...
Specialized weaving techniques enable a new heatshield for planetary exploration
Jan 06, 2017
When the Galileo mission's probe entered the Jovian atmosphere in December 1995, it experienced temperatures twice as hot as the surface of the sun, and required carbon phenolic shields to protect its onboard payload from ...
Pollutants in the Arctic environment are threatening polar bear health
Jan 05, 2017
A new analysis has found that although the risk of persistent organic pollutants (POPs) in the Arctic environment is low for seals, it is 2 orders of magnitude higher than the safety threshold for adult polar bears and even ...
How safe is seafood?
Dec 27, 2016
Seafood is the main component of European Christmas menus. But with rising concern about chemical pollution in the marine environment, is seafood safe to eat?
Three months in the Antarctic to unlock the secrets of our climate
Dec 21, 2016
The Antarctic Circumnavigation Expedition (ACE), the first project run by the Swiss Polar Institute (SPI), will set sail this evening from South Africa. The Akademik Treshnikov is a Russian research vessel that has been chartered ...
French cars lead EU list of low CO2 emitters, Ferrari fined
Dec 16, 2016
The European Union on Friday said luxury carmakers Ferrari and Aston Martin would receive a fine for exceeding their carbon emission targets, as French cars lead the way in lowering emissions.
Warsaw public transport free for a day due to air pollution
Dec 15, 2016
The city of Warsaw mas made public transportation free for a day due to heightened air pollution, a step meant to encourage residents to leave their cars at home.
Amazon completes its first drone delivery, in England (Update)
Dec 14, 2016
Amazon said Wednesday it completed its first delivery by drone, in what the global online giant hopes will become a trend in automated shipments by air.
Experiment reveals how community interactions amplify response of calcifying phytoplankton species to acidification
Dec 14, 2016
Coccolithophores, single-celled calcifying phytoplankton that play a key role in the Earth's climate system, might lose their competitive fitness in a future ocean. In a field experiment investigating the effects of ocean ...