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New MBARI project: The Emerging Science of a High CO2 / Low pH Ocean

This project developed by the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) proposes to tackle the problem of assessing the future impacts of elevated oceanic CO2 levels (lower pH) on marine ecosystems through a unique combination of field and laboratory studies, and to address the associated policy, economic, and permitting issues. This work will draw on […]

Interesting Post at RealClimate about Modeled Absolute Global Surface Temperatures

We recently presented and discussed modeled and observed global surface temperatures in absolute terms. See the post On the Elusive Absolute Global Mean Surface Temperature – A Model-Data Comparison. The WattsUpWithThat cross post is here. Show More Summary

Climate change will leave a sour taste in our mouths – literally: Study shows ocean acidification affects the flavour of shellfish

It is a popular appetiser at this time of year, but Marie Rose could soon be a lot less paletable, according to a new study. Marine biologists have found that shellfish take on a sour flavour if they are reared in slightly acidified sea water. They warn that as the planet’s oceans grow more acidic, […]

Environment Break: Understanding ocean acidification (video & text)

On Environment Break the focus is on ocean acidification, which is a threat to the coral reefs marine eco-system. Edlyn Ruiz talks to University of Essex’s Emma Camp and Department of Environment’s John Bothwell to find out more about how this has impacted Cayman’s waters. Delisa Hernandez, Cayman 27, 22 december 2014. Video & text.Filed […]

Historical How-To’s, Special Holiday Edition: The Great Gingerbread Bake-Off

This week, the Historical How-To’s return for a brief encore.  Since the Mince Pie Bake-Off last Christmas was such a success, the staff here at Special Collections decided to celebrate […]

Considerations for the measurement of spectrophotometric pH for ocean acidification and other studies

Indicator-based spectrophotometric pH is commonly used for the analysis of seawater because of its high precision and long-term reproducibility. Users come from an increasingly diverse range of disciplines, primarily motivated by studies focused on the causes and effects of ocean acidification. Show More Summary

Divers Say They've Found 'Holy Grail' of Shipwrecks

There are thousands of shipwrecks at the bottom of the Great Lakes but one of the very first to go down has been one of the hardest to find. The Griffin, built by French explorer La Salle, went down in Lake Michigan in 1679 and divers Kevin Dykstra and Frederick...

US Swedish-language newspapers digitized

When 1.3 million Swedes emigrated to the United States in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, they were supported by the communities their predecessors had established. Sweden had a 90% literacy rate in 1850, one of the highest in the world, so a larger than usual proportion of the farmers and labourers who sought [...]

The Interview Will Finally Hit Theaters on Xmas

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You Can't Kill Stan Lee

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Blackhat Capturing the Terror of Cyberattacks

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Mark Wahlberg Talks Six Million Dollar Man Reboot

Steve Austin may return in 2016 Film Mark Wahlberg The Six Million Dollar Man The Six Billion Dollar Man

The Interview Will Finally Hit Theaters on Xmas

Terrorists can't kill the laughter Film The Interview James Franco Seth Rogen sony Sony hack

You Can't Kill Stan Lee

Marvel's Energizer Bunny still keeps going Comics Stan Lee Marvel Guardians of the Galaxy Howard the Duck Avengers: Age of Ultron

Blackhat Capturing the Terror of Cyberattacks

Michael Mann could be right on time with his latest movie Film blackhat Chris Hemsworth Michael Mann

Panopti-claus: Foucaultian social control for the kiddies

He sees you when you’re sleeping; he knows when you’re awake. He knows if you’ve been bad or good, so be good for goodness sake. -From the popular children’s song, “Santa Claus is Coming to Town.” The tension. Stress. Anxiety! It was the night before Christmas and I couldn’t sleep. I knew he was watching. […]

Mark Wahlberg Talks Six Million Dollar Man Reboot

Steve Austin may return in 2016 Film Mark Wahlberg The Six Million Dollar Man The Six Billion Dollar Man

Geoservices Down Under

Back in November Geoservices Dr Paul Baggaley travelled to South Australia to teach a four day practical course in marine geophysics at Flinders University, where Paul is an Adjunct Lecturer in Maritime Archaeology. The course provided...Show More Summary

Massive study provides first detailed look at how Greenland's ice is vanishing

Led by geophysicist Beata Csatho at the University at Buffalo, the research provides what the authors believe is the first comprehensive picture of how Greenland's ice is vanishing.It suggests that current ice sheet modeling studiesShow More Summary

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