Archive for December 6th, 2017

Dust on the wind: Study reveals surprising role of dust in mountain ecosystems

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Trees growing atop granite in the southern Sierra Nevada Mountains rely on nutrients from windborne dust more than on nutrients from the underlying bedrock.
This surprising find…

NSF statement on latest LIGO-Virgo detection of binary black hole merger

Scientists supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF) recently announced the detection of the merger of two relatively “light” black holes, 7 and 12 times the mass of the sun, respectively, at a distance of about 1 billion light-years. NSF’sLa…

Protein synthesis is lowered by 4EBP1 and eIF2-{alpha} signaling while protein degradation may be maintained in fasting, hypoxic Amazonian cichlid, Astronotus ocellatus [RESEARCH ARTICLE]

A. A. Cassidy, W. R. Driedzic, D. Campos, W. Heinrichs-Caldas, V. M. F. Almeida-Val, A. L. Val, and S. G. LamarreThe Amazonian cichlid, Astronotus ocellatus, is highly tolerant to hypoxia, and is known to reduce its metabolic rate by reducing the acti…

Germ free – the fastest way to get sick: Expert suggests that we’re too clean; lack of germ exposure is weakening our immune systems

We have been waging war with germs for the longest ti…

Three new minute leaf litter beetles discovered by citizen scientists in Maliau Basin, Malaysian Borneo (Coleoptera: Leiodidae, Chrysomelidae)

Biodiversity Data Journal 5: e21947
DOI: 10.3897/BDJ.5.e21947
Authors: Menno Schilthuizen, Lilian Seip, Sean Otani, Jadda Suhaimi, Iva Njunjić

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