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Our Expanding Universe: Delving Into Dark Energy


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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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