All Blogs / Academics / Biology / Popular

Impact of CO2 leakage from sub-seabed carbon dioxide capture and storage (CCS) reservoirs on benthic virus–prokaryote interactions and functions

Atmospheric CO2 emissions are a global concern due to their predicted impact on biodiversity, ecosystems functioning, and human life. Among the proposed mitigation strategies, CO2 capture and storage, primarily the injection of CO2 into marine deep geological formations has been suggested as a technically practical option for reducing emissions. Show More Summary

The metabolic response of marine copepods to environmental warming and ocean acidification in the absence of food

Marine copepods are central to the productivity and biogeochemistry of marine ecosystems. Nevertheless, the direct and indirect effects of climate change on their metabolic functioning remain poorly understood. Here, we use metabolomics,...Show More Summary

Marine extinction risk shaped by trait–environment interactions over 500 million years

Perhaps the most pressing issue in predicting biotic responses to present and future global change is understanding how environmental factors shape the relationship between ecological traits and extinction risk. The fossil record provides...Show More Summary

Mammals Quick off the Mark after Dinosaur Extinction

Kimbetopsalis simmonsae – Shedding Light on Ancient Mammals A newly described species of ancient mammal, one that existed around half a million years or so after the Cretaceous mass extinction event that saw the demise of the dinosaurs, is helping scientists to understand more about how the Mammalia Order radiated and diversified.  The discovery from […]

Stanford students spend summer seeking environmental solutions

A unique grant program provides mentorship for students doing solutions-oriented environmental fieldwork around the world and vital research assistance for faculty. For a common question – What did you do over the summer? – Meghan Shea has an uncommon answer. The Stanford undergraduate spent the dog days conducting field research aimed at finding a solution […]

Climate change harming shellfish

Rise in carbon dioxide cause ocean acidification, OSU researchers say. Greenhouse gases, air pollution, ozone layers — these are what most people think of during conversations about climate change. However, the atmosphere is not the only thing being affected by excess carbon dioxide. The earth’s oceans take up approximately 30 percent of all CO2 in […]

Indian Air Force Needs Another 108 Rafale, may Consider Alternate Aircraft

Indian Air Force on Saturday said it would need at least six squadrons comprising 108 Rafale or similar jets to shore up its capabilities as it hoped that the contract for 36 French fighter aircraft would be inked by year-end.NotingShow More Summary

Do Crows Hold Funerals?

Many who have heard the melancholy cry of the mourning dove might wonder: Do birds grieve for their loved ones?For this Saturday’s Weird Animal Question of the Week Emilie Bouef commented via Facebook: "I heard that ravens do some kind of funeral when one of them dies. Show More Summary

What Kind of Life Could Evolve on Titan?

Could there be life on Saturn’s large moon Titan? Asking the question forces astrobiologists and chemists to think carefully and creatively about the chemistry of life, and how it might be different on other worlds than it is on Earth. Show More Summary

DARPA Looking at Monitoring Analog Signals for Cyber Intrusion Detection

In-brief: DARPA is directing $36m for the first stage of a program called LADS – Leveraging the Analog Domain for Security, which is looking into analog methods of cyber threat detection, including power consumption monitoring.Frustrated...Show More Summary

Are Flying IEDs the Next big Threat in Warfare?

Over the course of the ongoing wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, roadside Improvised Explosive Devices have become the scourge of the United States military’s ordinance disposal units. The IED is a staple weapon of asymmetric warfare tactics,...Show More Summary

Our 2015 Paul Walker Award recipientsWe’re proud to announce the...

Our 2015 Paul Walker Award recipients We’re proud to announce the recipients of our 2015 Paul Walker Ocean Leadership Award and Youth Award – presented on Saturday, October 3 in ceremonies at the Aquarium. From left to right: representing...Show More Summary

The Spread and Distrbution of Humanity in Holocene Quaternary North America

Spatiotemporal distribution of Holocene populations in North AmericaAuthors:Chaput et alAbstract:As the Cordilleran and Laurentide Ice Sheets retreated, North America was colonized by human populations; however, the spatial patterns of subsequent population growth are unclear. Show More Summary

Four different reasons to post preprints

Preprints are in the air! A few weeks ago, Stephen Curry had a piece about them in the Guardian (Peer review, preprints and the speed of science) and pterosaur palaeontologist Liz Martin published Preprints in science on her blog Musings of Clumsy Palaeontologist. Show More Summary

10-3-15 Another One Joins the Rake Marks Club

...over the last three days......a California sea lion eating a Silver salmon! I think the whales eat Silvers...hummm...maybe those Tranisents need to look a little closer the next time they pass the cove just north of the lighthouse...sorry sea lion...but the salmon are for the whales!...and since it seems a Calif. Show More Summary

South Carolina Rain


The Hydrodynamics of Plesiosaurs

Millions of years ago when the dinosaurs were walking around on the earth, there was a type of marine reptile called a plesiosaur that was swimming in the seas. Plesiosaurs were reptiles that had evolved to live in the ocean, and had four big flippers that they used to swim with. Show More Summary

Copyright © 2015 Regator, LLC