Larvaceans provide a pathway for transporting microplastics into deep-sea food webs

Over the last decade, scientists have discovered tiny pieces of plastic in many ocean waters, and even in deep-sea mud. However, they know very little about how microplastics are transported ...

3 hours ago from Phys.org

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How "Snowball Earth" led to the evolution of complex life

For billions of years bacteria dominated the globe, but at some point a major transition occurred and complex multicellular life began to take hold. The when and why of this transition ...

7 hours ago from Gizmag

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Google-sponsored private moon race delayed for the fourth time

Competitors in the Google Lunar X Prize now have until 31 March 2018 to land a spacecraft on the moon

17 hours ago from Newscientist

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Jellyfish galaxies may feed black holes with their long tendrils

Cosmic winds that form the long tentacles of jellyfish galaxies may also create the perfect conditions to sustain highly active supermassive black holes

17 hours ago from Newscientist

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Soil microbes persist through National Mall facelift

It's not every day United States history mixes with microbes in the soil. But when the turf on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. was replaced, it offered scientists the opportunity to study ...

21 hours ago from Phys.org

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Radioactive 'pooh sticks' trace carbon's ocean journey

Scientists trace nuclear waste from Sellafield over 15,000km to Bermuda to see how the ocean transports carbon.

12 hours ago from BBC News

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NASA protects its super heroes from space weather

It's not a bird or a plane but it might be a solar storm. We like to think of astronauts as our super heroes, but the reality is astronauts are not built like Superman who gains strength from ...

4 hours ago from Phys.org

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Cloudy water linked to gastrointestinal illnesses: Suspended particles give germs a place to hide

Cloudy drinking water, even if it's within the limits allowed by some cities, was linked to increased cases of gastrointestinal illness, according to new Drexel University analysis.

4 hours ago from Medical Xpress

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Voyager Golden Records 40 years later: Real audience was always here on Earth

The true purpose of these messages to alien life was to inspire a certain self-image for humanity.

10 hours ago from Cosmos Magazine

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Scientists potentially narrow MH370 search area to three spots

Scientists have potentially narrowed the search area for the missing Malaysian airliner to three specific locations in the southern Indian Ocean, through new satellite and drift analysis of ...

Wed 16 Aug 17 from Phys.org

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