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A key marine diazotroph in a changing ocean: the interacting effects of temperature, CO2 and light on the growth of Trichodesmium erythraeum IMS101

Trichodesmium is a globally important marine diazotroph that accounts for approximately 60 − 80% of marine biological N2 fixation and as such plays a key role in marine N and C cycles. 283 more words


Beyond the Mountains of Westworld: Part 3b - The Emergence of Consciousness

       Manufacturing another host on HBO’s Westworld

As previously discussed the physicist, futurist and popularizer of science Michio Kaku presented a model on consciousness in his book… 1,552 more words

H.P. Lovecraft

Dr. Kristala Jones Prather, PhD

Associate Professor Department of Chemical Engineering Massachusetts Institute of Technology Website
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From NOVA: "The Never-Ending Quest to Rewrite the Tree of Life"


04 Jan 2017
Carrie Arnold

The bottom of the ocean is one of the most mysterious places on the planet, but microbiologist Karen Lloyd of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, wanted to go deeper than that. 3,497 more words


Simulating CO2 leakage from sub-seabed storage to determine metal toxicity on marine bacteria


  • Effects of CO2 leakage from CCS activities on marine bacteria were assessed.
  • Zn and Cd toxicity are evaluated under CO2 acidified conditions.
  • Negative responses because of the combination of metals and CO2 were observed.
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Many biologists are passionately fascinated by prokaryotes, the same way a “normal” person might be excited about sports, music, or some other hobby. What are some of the characteristics that get scientists so excited about these tiny, primitive creatures? 434 more words


Impact of ocean acidification on Arctic phytoplankton blooms and dimethylsulfide production under simulated ice-free and under-ice conditions

In an experimental assessment of the potential impact of Arctic Ocean acidification on seasonal phytoplankton blooms and associated dimethylsulfide (DMS) dynamics, we incubated water from Baffin Bay under conditions representing an acidified Arctic Ocean. 230 more words