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Joint Genome Institute, Fungi, Bacteria, fungal-bacterial mutualisms, Department of Energy Office of Science, Bioenergy

Of Mutualism and Lipid Metabolism in Fungi

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Novel mechanism in bacterial-fungal symbiosis could have biodiesel production applications

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Call for Entries: Awards for Science Writing

The American Institute of Physics (AIP) and the Acoustical Society of America (ASA) are both accepting submissions for their respective 2017 science writing awards. The deadline for entries for both awards is March 31, 2017.

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Climate Change, Sea-level rise, Climate Science, Global Warming, Flooding, Floods, Tidal flooding, Environment, Coasts, Coastal, Shoreline, Rutgers, Rutgers University, New Jersey, Jersey Shore, Northeast, United States, Resilience, Preparedness, Risk Management, Science, Greenland, Antarcica, Antarctic, Ice Sheets, Gulf Of Mexico, Atlantic, Pacific, Oceans, Alaska, Hawaii, Caribbean, Virginia, Maine, Northwest, Lakeshore, NOAA, National Oceanic And Atmospheric Administration

Regional Sea-Level Scenarios Will Help Northeast Plan for Faster-Than-Global Rise

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Sea level in the Northeast and in some other U.S. regions will rise significantly faster than the global average, according to a report released by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Moreover, in a worst-case scenario, global sea level could rise by about 8 feet by 2100. Robert E. Kopp, an associate professor in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Rutgers University, coauthored the report, which lays out six scenarios intended to inform national and regional planning.

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NASA Reviewing $239 Million UAH-Led Proposal for Lunar Astrophysics Mission

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Next-generation astrophysics research using the moon as home base and The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) as its world-class data center are the goals of a multiyear, $237 million NASA satellite mission proposed by a UAH astrophysicist’s collaborative group.

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Reproducibility Project: Cancer Biology Publishes First Five Replication Studies Conducted by Science Exchange

/PRNewswire/ -- Science Exchange, the leading marketplace for scientific research, is excited to announce that the first five replication studies from the Reproducibility Project: Cancer Biology (RP:CB) have been published in eLife today. Despite intense scrutiny around reproducibility in science, this project represents the first practical evaluation of reproducibility rates that may identify specific methods that result in reproducible studies. Unlike other assessments of reproducibility, the results of this project are openly accessible.

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Chip-Sized, High-Speed Terahertz Modulator Raises Possibility of Faster Data Transmission

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Tufts University engineers have invented a chip-sized, high-speed modulator that operates at terahertz (THz) frequencies and at room temperature at low voltages without consuming DC power. The discovery could help fill the “THz gap” that is limiting development of new and more powerful wireless devices that could transmit data at significantly higher speeds than currently possible.

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New Study Reveals That Insects Also Migrate

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The new study, in which the University of Haifa was a partner, was published in the journal Science. The researchers found that insects engage in the largest continental migration on earth. Some 3.5 trillion insects in Southern Britain alone migrate each year – a biomass eight times that of bird migration. The researchers fear that global warming may significantly increase the number of insects, potentially affecting various ecosystems in different parts of the world

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Young Scientists Soar with Help of Florida State Meteorology Professor

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FSU Professor Henry Fuelberg joined a research project spearheaded by high school students on a tiny Caribbean island. Fuelberg helped them build and launch a weather balloon.

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Climate Change Prompts Alaska Fish to Change Breeding Behavior

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A new University of Washington study finds that one of Alaska’s most abundant freshwater fish species is altering its breeding patterns in response to climate change, which could impact the ecology of northern lakes that already acutely feel the effects of a changing climate.

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Research Trials Focus on Winter Pasture Stocking Strategies

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Profits in stocker production can be as green as winter pastures when conditions are right and producers apply correct stocking strategies, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Research expert. And research trials at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Overton are focusing on identifying optimal strategies and stocking rates for producers.

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UCI Researchers Map Oceanic Troughs Below Ice Sheets in West Antarctica

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Irvine, Calif., Jan. 18, 2017 – University of California, Irvine glaciologists have uncovered large oceanic valleys beneath some of the massive glaciers flowing into the Amundsen Sea in West Antarctica. Carved by earlier advances of ice during colder periods, the subsurface troughs enable warm, salty water to reach the undersides of glaciers, fueling their increasingly rapid retreat.

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Applications Accepted for 2017 Astronomy in Chile Educator Ambassadors Program

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Applications are now being accepted for the 2017 Astronomy in Chile Educator Ambassadors Program (ACEAP). This program, in its third year, brings amateur astronomers, planetarium personnel, and astronomy educators of all levels to U.S.-funded astronomy facilities in Chile.

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Laws of Nature Trump Politics When It Comes to Climate Change

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Prepare for Turbulence: Improving Long-Range Optics

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Jeremy Bos is a 2016 recipient of the Young Investigator Program (YIP) through the Air Force Office of Scientific Research. Bos, an assistant professor of electrical engineering studying atmospheric optics at Michigan Technological University, wants to help the Air Force see better. The problem is turbulence.

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Physics, particle physcis, Bottom quark, Large Hadron Collider, ATLAS Collaboration, ATLAS experiment, Higgs Boson, High Energy Physics, U.S. Department Of Energy, Big Bang

A Quark Like No Other

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A University of Iowa physicist is at the forefront of the search to confirm the existence of a particle believed to give mass to all matter. Her group helped build and operates a sub-detector to search for bottom quarks, which are thought to appear when a Higgs boson decays.

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Reading Picture Books with Children Holds Promise for Treating a Common Language Disorder

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A clinical trial of interactive book reading finds that children with Specific Language Impairment need to hear a word 36 times to learn it vs. 12 times for typically-developing children. Treatment materials are freely available to speech-language pathologists.

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The Tasmanian Tiger Had a Brain Structure Suited to a Predatory Life Style

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Brain scans suggest the action-planning part of the cortex was large in these extinct predators.

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Mighty River, Mighty Filter

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Researchers are reviving one of the Mississippi River's main filters: the floodplain. The result is a unique environment that removes nitrogen, a contributor to the Gulf of Mexico's dead zone.

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Joint Genome Institute, Department of Energy Office of Science

Six From DOE JGI on 2016 Highly Cited Researchers List

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Six of the DOE Joint Genome Institute’s researchers are among the most highly cited in the world.







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