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New insight into bacterial DNA packing

Gene begins quick adaptation once bacteria are put in different environments, such as one that is more acidic or anaerobic. This happens because the...

Climate change is altering forest structure, making forests less of a carbon sink

There are general observations of increasing tree mortality due to changing climate and land use, as well as observations of growth stimulation of younger...

The science behind the love for coffee

The intake of coffee is affected by a positive feedback loop between genetics and the environment. This phenomenon, known as "quantile-specific heritability," is likewise...

Artificial proteins that bind to heavy metals

These artificial proteins have a firm grasp on metal.

A new pathway for carbon chemistry to evolve in space

Study reveals radical wrinkle in forming complex carbon molecules in space.

Amazon rainforest absorbing less carbon than expected

A new study finds that insufficient nutrient supply has not been properly accounted for in ecosystem models.

Drones will fly for days with this new technology

Thermophotovoltaic power conversion utilizes thermal radiation from a local heat source to generate electricity in a photovoltaic cell. On a solar cell, the addition...

Pulsed electron beams shed light on plastics production

The proliferation of plastic products in the last several decades has been extraordinary. Quite simply, humans are addicted to this nearly indestructible material. Over...

Beaches near Hiroshima littered with glassy beads from atomic bomb blast

Fallout debris from nuclear explosions consists of spherules and aerodynamically-shaped glasses, created aerially by high-velocity quenching processes involving materials melted and vaporized at temperatures...

New method to provide a clearer window into dark universe

The cosmic microwave background (CMB) is thought to be leftover radiation from the Big Bang or the time when the universe began. Also known...

The Making of the Largest 3D Map of the Universe

DESI, the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument, will mobilize 5,000 swiveling robots – each one pointing a thin strand of fiber-optic cable – to gather...

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