Nothing Dies in Ocean: The Biological Pump

Carbon-based molecules are the prime element of biological compounds and play a crucial part in supporting different life forms on earth. The carbon molecules are continuously exchanged among the different reservoirs of carbon present on the Earth. Recently, researchers at the University of California Santa Barbara, used images received from the satellite, to analyze the importance of oceans in the carbon exchange also known as the global carbon cycle. 

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Ocean Life Evolution: Animals Created Oxygen First

All know the theory that first life originated in water, it is believed that the increase in oxygen levels in water has supported the evolution of complex life forms. Recently this theory has been challenged and the new theory as proposed by the researchers from the University of Exeter, in England says that, the early forms of animals are the one, responsible for enriching the oceans with oxygen.

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Space Travel Affects Immune System In Drosophila Flies

Travelling to space can have an adverse effect on the immune system. Researchers at University of California Davis College of Biological Sciences and lead by Deborah Kimbrell, found that the fruit flies (Drosophila flies) born and raised in a spacecraft has weak immune system in fighting commonly occurring fungus. The researchers choose Drosophila flies for the fact that they share many basic features of their defense mechanism with those of mice and humans. 

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Sun Does Not Influence The Climate Change

Sun is an enormous source of energy and was considered the prime factor impacting the temperature of our planet Earth. Conventionally, cold and warm climate were considered to be the direct outcome of changes in the solar activity. However, researchers have denied this theory rather claim that the fluctuation in heat from sun does not drastically influence the climate of earth. 

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Silver Birch Trees Found Trapping Environmental Particulate Matter

Trees play an important role in earthly habitation like providing oxygen, giving food, shade, conserving water, preserving soil from erosion and the list goes on. Recently scientists have found one more equally significant role to add in the existing list. In a recent observation, silver birch tree was found absorbing the harmful particulate matter of various sizes present in the air, which can also be inhaled by us. The trees are competent in absorbing about 50% of the tiny particulate matter generated by the automobiles. These particulate matters originate from…

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Trephination: Cranial Surgery Started With Hand Drilling In Neolithic times

Twenty first century is an epitome of progress and technological advancement. With the coming of stem cells, humanity has totally revolutionized medicine, an effort that was started in 1998. Stem cells are the all purpose cells, these cells have an entity of immature cells but have a huge potential of developing into many different kinds of cells. But amongst all these progression, cranial surgery is still a risky business. If we talk about the external factors employed today, surgeons are always endowed with aseptic environment, specialized surgical instruments and other…

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Giant Convection Cells Observed Within Sun

We have known that convection currents are a part of the water cycle on earth. A conventional cell – density differences that results from rising and/or falling of currents – is the spark that ignites the formation of clouds with its release and transportation of energy. As air transcends along the surface of the earth, it carries heat, hence loses density (because of fluid dynamics) and moves higher into the atmosphere. Upon reaching there, it experiences low pressure due to which fluid retention becomes difficult and so it releases its…

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Animals Can Perform Some Tasks Better Than Humans

We have already mentioned in some of our earlier posts that animals are superior relatively in certain terms. We are still trying to comprehend unique animal behavior and abilities like sophisticated communication in tiny marmoset monkeys or bacteria influenced smell based networking in hyenas. We are also fascinated about the way elephants communicate through seismic waves or echolocation in dolphins.

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Mars Has Granitic Rocks: A Research

Every time one reads a philosophical novel, one finds a new motif running parallelly across the main theme and the numbers of motifs keep on increasing with the number of times the book is re-read. Expedition on Mars is quite similar to such an experience or a discovery at least I think so. Until now, researchers advocated that Mars is much simpler geologically with respect to Earth and that the planet’s surface consists of only basalt, dark-colored volcanic rocks. However, a recent discovery by the Curiosity rover has surfaced more…

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Carbonated Meteorite Hints At Presence of Carbon Dioxide on Mars

Planets scientists’ have discovered carbonation in a meteorite that landed on earth, US to be more specific, in late back 1931. Meteorite study suggests that it must be 3,000 years old and is carried off from the surface of Mars. This asserts that the surface on Mars must be loaded with carbon dioxide, which had happened not more than 3 to 4 billion years ago. Researchers still have no argument which supports the reason for its current absence. However, they have postulated several reasons that might have lead to the…

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Internet Goes Underwater: Deep Sea Wireless Concept

Tentacles of internet are now advancing towards the ocean bed, a realm that is untouched by open wireless. Researchers from the University at Buffalo are working on the concept of deep-sea internet. I am saying working as they are still laboring on its feasibility. The team envision that the underwater wireless network would give control in detecting the tsunami, natural gas exploration, surveillance, keeping a check on pollution and similar other disturbances.

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Antarctic Ice Sheet Rests Over Meltwater Streams

There are numerous landscapes resting under the deep sea level and across the poles that are untouched and yet to be discovered by humans on the planet Earth. Volcanoes have been discovered lurking under the oceans and now, researchers have come across beautiful and magnificent ice channels under the sheet of frozen ice. Antarctica possesses the enormous ice channels underneath a floating ice shelf. If we talk about measurements, it would surpass the Eiffel Tower, said the research scientists. Team behind the study is hoping that this discovery would be…

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Magnetic Energy Near Earth Responsible For Space Weather

If we look up at the sky, we find there is no notion of chaos and everything is calm and stillness prevails but this is not the actual case, at least not in the orbit surrounding the earth or the interplanetary space. Some or the other form of activity is reigning in the region which gives rise to space weather. Explosions of solar material and magnetic fields of strong potency are some of the activities that are thronging the interplanetary space. These eruptions causes weather alterations on the planet Earth…

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Ocean, An Epitome Of Stable Nutrient Reservoir

Understanding the oceanic life-support system has always been a subject under the radar of researchers. Recently, they have postulate a hypothesis according to which the wobbling of Earth on its axis in cyclic motion is responsible for producing a nutrient that determines the health of oceans. Earth’s climatic conditions, size of marine fisheries and aquatic environment all are directly proportional to the health of the oceans, says the study. The investigation conjectures that in the past 160,000 years, nitrogen fixation in the deep sea has increased and decreased in a…

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