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September 28, 2013
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MU Scientist Finds Late Cretaceous Period Was Likely Ice-free

Study results could foreshadow earth’s future climate, MU researcher says COLUMBIA, Mo. – For years, scientists have thought that a continental ice sheet formed during the Late Cretaceous Period more than 90 million years ago when the climate was much … Continue reading

August 23, 2013
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Liquid calcium carbonate

Geologist Adam Wallace reports in ‘Science’ that calcium carbonate has a dense liquid phase Computer simulations could help scientists make sense of a recently observed and puzzling wrinkle in one of nature’s most important chemical processes. It turns out that … Continue reading

December 3, 2011
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Yale-led Team Finds CO2 Levels Plunged as Antarctica Froze

A Yale University-led research team has found evidence that carbon dioxide levels in Earth’s atmosphere plunged prior to and during the initial icing of Antarctica, about 34 million years ago. The new findings provide further evidence of atmospheric carbon dioxide’s … Continue reading

May 10, 2011
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“Fool’s Gold” from The Deep is Fertilizer for Ocean Life

*Pyrite nanoparticles from hydrothermal vents are a rich source of iron in the deep sea* Similar to humans, the bacteria and tiny plants living in the ocean need iron for energy and growth. But their situation is quite different from … Continue reading

February 21, 2011
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Global Warming May Reroute Evolution

ANN ARBOR, Mich.— Rising carbon dioxide levels associated with global warming may affect interactions between plants and the insects that eat them, altering the course of plant evolution, research at the University of Michigan suggests. The research focused on the … Continue reading