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John Laird: We can’t fight ocean acidification alone

I was proud to represent California at the first-ever United Nations Ocean Conference this month in New York, as representatives from around the world gathered to focus on ocean health. With a goal to conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources, the summit concluded with a global agreement to reverse the decline […]

Intraspecific variations in responses to ocean acidification in two branching coral species

Ocean acidification is widely recognised to have a negative impact on marine calcifying organisms by reducing calcifications, but controversy remains over whether such organisms could cope with ocean acidification within a range of phenotypic plasticity and/or adapt to future acidifying ocean. Show More Summary

This is why so many Republicans are ready to buck public opinion on health care

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) and the GOP leadership are scrambling this week to corral 50 out of 52 Republican votes for an historically unpopular health-care bill. Why did so many House Republicans already vote for a bill that large majorities in every state detest? And why are their Senate colleagues considering walking the […]

Politicians – when you dodge the question, it makes you look dodgy

The research also suggested that if we distrust a politician, we're more likely to notice their evasions. By Alex Fradera

Rising temperatures and acidification threaten Mediterranean sea species

Water temperatures in the northwestern Mediterranean are increasing much faster than global averages, threatening the survival of several species, French researchers said. Weekly water temperature readings by researchers at the Villefranche-sur-Mer...Show More Summary

Ocean acidification is threatening the Massachusetts shellfish industry (text and audio)

One of the bright spots in the state’s struggling fishing industry is shellfish, a lucrative crop of oysters, clams and sea scallops that generate hundreds of millions of dollars a year for the Massachusetts economy. But climate change is affecting the water chemistry these shellfish need to grow and thrive. The process is called ocean acidification, […]

Elevated carbon dioxide and temperature affects otolith development, but not chemistry, in a diadromous fish

Ocean acidification threatens marine ecosystems by altering ocean chemistry and calcification processes in marine organisms. This study investigated the effects of predicted future CO2 levels, under varying temperature levels, on otolith...Show More Summary

Sulfur in foraminiferal calcite as a potential proxy for seawater carbonate ion concentration

Sulfur (S) incorporation in foraminiferal shells is hypothesized to change with carbonate ion concentration [ ], due to substitution of sulfate for carbonate ions in the calcite crystal lattice. Hence S/Ca values of foraminiferal carbonate shells are expected to reflect sea water carbonate chemistry. To generate a proxy calibration linking the incorporation of S into […]

Microfiber Release During Washing

How are microplastics from polyester textiles generated?

Gorgeous rainbow frogs come in different colours on every island

In Bocas del Toro in Panama, each island in the archipelago has a different-hued version of the strawberry poison frog (Oophaga pumilio)

Can It Happen Here?: Authoritarianism in America

That is a forthcoming volume edited by Cass Sunstein.  The contributors include Cass, myself, Timur Kuran, Duncan Watts, Martha Minow, Bruce Ackerman, Jack Goldsmith, Geoffrey Stone, and Noah Feldman, among others.  Self-recommending,...Show More Summary

Dawn on Jefferson, Chapter 37: Really, world!?! Really?!

Captain Li fed up. It wasn't anything fancy. It was Chinese military rations. Therefore, like most rations, not the greatest. She really was trying to show she was sincere and meant us no harm. Yes, it did occur to me she might have drugged the food, so we did pick at random the different things and tried them. Show More Summary

List of History, Polity, Geography Questions in PDF – SSC CGL 2017

Are you preparing for SSC CGL 2017 exam? If yes, then you must be preparing hard to get through to the SSC CGL Prelims. The Staff Selection Commission’s Combined Graduate Level Examination is scheduled to be conducted on 1st August 2017 t0 20th August 2017. Show More Summary

Iridium says newly launched satellites are functioning well

Iridium Communications says its 10 new satellites launched from California during the weekend are functioning normally.

Blue Moon

Male blue moon butterfly Hypolimnas bolina, photographed by Comacontrol. My native country of New Zealand is not home to a large diversity of butterflies. Only a couple of dozen or so species are known from the entire country. It would not be unreasonable for a keen butterfly spotter to attempt to track down them all. Show More Summary

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