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Our Expanding Universe: Delving Into Dark Energy

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The universe is stretching out ever more rapidly – a phenomena known as cosmic acceleration – and scientists don’t know why. Understanding the “dark energy” that is causing this expansion would help them put together a clearer picture of...
23-Jun-2017 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Oxygen: The Jekyll and Hyde of Biofuels

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Scientists are devising ways to protect plants, biofuels and, ultimately, the atmosphere itself from damage caused by an element that sustains life on earth.
21-Jun-2017 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

The Rise of Giant Viruses

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Research reveals that giant viruses acquire genes piecemeal from others, with implications for bioenergy production and environmental cleanup.
21-Jun-2017 6:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Grasses: The Secrets Behind Their Success

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Researchers find a grass gene affecting how plants manage water and carbon dioxide that could be useful to growing biofuel crops on marginal land.
20-Jun-2017 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

New Perspectives Into Arctic Cloud Phases

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Teamwork provides insight into complicated cloud processes that are important to potential environmental changes in the Arctic.
20-Jun-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Mountaintop Plants and Soils to Become Out of Sync

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Plants and soil microbes may be altered by climate warming at different rates and in different ways, meaning vital nutrient patterns could be misaligned.
20-Jun-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

If a Tree Falls in the Amazon

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For the first time, scientists pinpointed how often storms topple trees, helping to predict how changes in Amazonia affect the world.
19-Jun-2017 6:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Turning Waste into Fuels, Microbial Style

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A newly discovered metabolic process linking different bacteria in a community could enhance bioenergy production.
19-Jun-2017 6:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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