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Multigenerational exposure to ocean acidification during food limitation reveals consequences for copepod scope for growth and vital rates

The copepod Calanus finmarchicus is a key component of northern Atlantic food webs, linking energy-transfer from phytoplankton to higher trophic levels. We examined the effect of different ocean acidification (OA) scenarios (i.e. ambient, 1080, 2080 and 3080 ?atm CO2) over two subsequent generations under limited food availability. Show More Summary

Medullary Bone-like Tissue in Found in Satonian Cretaceous Pterosaur Bakonydraco

Medullary bone-like tissue in the mandibular symphyses of a pterosaur suggests non-reproductive significanceAuthors:Prondvai et alAbstract:Medullary bone is a special bone tissue forming on the endosteal surface of the medullary cavity...Show More Summary

Adaptation of a globally important coccolithophore to ocean warming and acidification

Although ocean warming and acidification are recognized as two major anthropogenic perturbations of today’s oceans we know very little about how marine phytoplankton may respond via evolutionary change. We tested for adaptation to ocean warming in combination with ocean acidification in the globally important phytoplankton species Emiliania huxleyi. Show More Summary

San Francisco Open Exchange Intends to be Kayak for Bitcoin Exchanges

One of the remarkable – and perhaps most confusing – aspects of bitcoin is the fact that every bitcoin exchange seems to have a different price for the cryptocurrency.Of course, no two exchanges are ever alike because they all serve different markets. Show More Summary

Robopocalypse Good for the Environment? Self Driving Cars Could Reduce Oil Use by 2 to 4%

Excitement around connected and autonomous vehicles has been building for years with consumers interested in the convenience of never having to touch the steering wheel and governments anticipating significant improvements in road safety. Show More Summary

Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121 on Track for F-35B IOC in 2015

Pilots at Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121, the US Marine Corps' (USMC's) first operational squadron of Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighters began training in early September to the standards required for the jump-jet...Show More Summary

An Overview of Russian, Chinese Strategic Bomber Development

While the U.S. Air Force pursues development of the Long-Range Strike Bomber project, striving to launch full-scale development next year, both Russia and China are also proceeding with bomber plans. In the case of Russia, the PAK-DA...Show More Summary

Oceana Magazine: Arctic Assets

Arctic sea ice. (Photo: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center / Flickr Creative Commons) Earlier this year, Oceana released a report, “Frozen Future: Shell’s ongoing gamble in the U.S. Arctic,” that detailed Royal Dutch Shell’s involvement with Arctic offshore drilling. Show More Summary

Nanodiamond-Rich Layer across Three Continents at the Younger Dryas Boundary

Nanodiamond-Rich Layer across Three Continents Consistent with Major Cosmic Impact at 12,800 Cal BPAuthors:Kinzie et alAbstract:A major cosmic-impact event has been proposed at the onset of the Younger Dryas (YD) cooling episode at ?12,800...Show More Summary

Saving Soviet Space Station Salyut 7...

The following story happened in 1985 but subsequently vanished into obscurity. Over the years, many details have been twisted, others created. Even the original storytellers got some things just plain wrong. After extensive research,...Show More Summary

Exploring the Bantu Expansion in Africa Through Genetics

Genetic variation reveals large-scale population expansion and migration during the expansion of Bantu-speaking peoplesAuthors:Li et alAbstract:The majority of sub-Saharan Africans today speak a number of closely related languages collectively referred to as ‘Bantu’ languages. Show More Summary

Photos: Oceana Launches Expedition to El Hierro Island and Atlantic Seamounts

Rocky seabed covered with in the Canary Islands, Spain. Oceana launched their second expedition to the Canary Islands this week. (Photo: EUO © OCEANA Carlos Suárez / Flickr) Earlier this week, Oceana in Europe launched their second expedition to the Canary Islands. Show More Summary

Anurognathus ammoni: an Anurognathid Pterosaur From Late Jurassic China

Short note on an anurognathid pterosaur with a long tail from the Upper Jurassic of ChinaAuthors:Jiang et alAbstract:Pterosaurs consist of an extinct group of flying reptiles that show short- and long-tailed species. Among those are the anurognathids whose phylogenetic position has been considered quite controversial. Show More Summary

Go forth and plunder some trash for International Coastal Cleanup Day this Saturday

Worried about plastic in the ocean? Then get off your rumpus this weekend and do something about it! It’s International Coastal Cleanup Day this Saturday, September 20. You and a trash bag and a bunch of your friends can spend a day at the beach making it trash free. Because believe you me, right now that beach […]

An Apex Predator Eat Apex Predator World in the Norian Triassic Chinle Formation

Direct evidence of trophic interactions among apex predators in the Late Triassic of western North AmericaAuthors:Drumheller et alAbstract:Hypotheses of feeding behaviors and community structure are testable with rare direct evidence of trophic interactions in the fossil record (e.g., bite marks). Show More Summary

Ocean Roundup: Tiny Clownfish Can Swim for 250 Miles, Sydney Harbor May Turn Tropical, and More

A new study shows that clownfish can swim for great distances. (Photo: vivacevy / Flickr Creative Commons) - Tiny larvae clownfish are capable of traveling vast distances—up to 250 miles in search of a new coral home, according to a recent study. Researchers say that this will help the species deal with climate change. The Guardian read more

What will this winter be like in North America?

The Polar Vortex hurt. We who lived in it, through it, with it, are like farm animals that got zapped by the electric fence a couple of times … notice all that long grass growing by the fence. Stay away. It hurt! So we are worried that this will happen again. It is a reasonable…

9-15-14 The T60's Again

Monday, September 15th...no sign of Granny and Group A, but the T60s were seen again...so off we went on Maya's Westside Charters to see what they were up to...especially after yesterday!...nice group...and there was one other with them...T002B......I...Show More Summary

Small algae with great potential

Unique laboratory experiment shows rapid evolutionary adaptation to ocean acidification and warming. The single most important calcifying algae of the world’s oceans is able to simultaneously adapt to rising water temperatures and ocean acidification through evolution. Show More Summary

How do microbes respond to more acidic oceans? NSF funds Konstantinidis Study to find out

The National Science Foundation has awarded $366,000 to the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering’s Kostas Konstantinidis for a study illuminating how microbes adapt to oceans that are becoming more acidic as a result of climate change. As the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere increases, the pH of seawater is dropping, but we […]

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