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March 25, 2013
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Before Dinosaurs’ Era, Volcanic Eruptions Triggered Mass Extinction

Increase in atmospheric carbon dioxide, global warming, ocean acidification killed 76 percent of species on Earth More than 200 million years ago, a massive extinction decimated 76 percent of marine and terrestrial species, marking the end of the Triassic period … Continue reading

February 26, 2013
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Human Cognition Depends Upon Slow-Firing Neurons

Good mental health and clear thinking depend upon our ability to store and manipulate thoughts on a sort of “mental sketch pad.” In a new study, Yale School of Medicine researchers describe the molecular basis of this ability — the … Continue reading

February 23, 2011
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How Nature’s Patterns Form

*Alan Newell, a UA mathematics professor, studies patterns in nature, which he said have features that are universal* When people on airplanes ask Alan Newell what he works on, he tells them “flower arrangements.” He could also say “fingerprints” or … Continue reading

January 16, 2011
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Earth’s Hot Past: Prologue to Future Climate?

*Study of Earth’s deep past leads to look into the future*  The magnitude of climate change during Earth’s deep past suggests that future temperatures may eventually rise far more than projected if society continues its pace of emitting greenhouse gases, … Continue reading

October 13, 2010
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Listen Up: Ocean Acidification Poses Little Threat to Whales’ Hearing

Contrary to some previous, highly publicized, reports, ocean acidification is not likely to worsen the hearing of whales and other animals, according to a Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) scientist who studies sound propagation in the ocean.