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New method reveals outsized role of marine microbes in carbon cycle

New method reveals outsized role of marine microbes in carbon cycle

image: Postdoctoral researcher Melody Lindsay processes seawater samples to analyze oxygen consumption mediated by microbial life. Lindsay is part of a recent study published in Nature that suggests that a small fraction of microorganisms in the ocean are responsible for most oxygen consumption and carbon dioxide release. see After Credit: Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences …

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Quantum Processor Reveals Photon Bound States Remain Strong Even Amid Chaos

Quantum Processor Reveals Photon Bound States Remain Strong Even Amid Chaos

A ring of superconducting qubits can host “bound states” of microwave photons, where photons tend to clump together on neighboring qubit sites. Credit: Google Quantum AI The researchers used a quantum processor to make the microwave photons unusually sticky. They coaxed them into clumping together into bound states, then discovered that these photon clusters survived …

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'Amazing' DNA 2 million years old reveals ancient ecosystem in Greenland

‘Amazing’ DNA 2 million years old reveals ancient ecosystem in Greenland

An illustration of Cape Copenhagen 2 million years ago.Drawing: Beth Zaiken A team of scientists has sequenced the oldest DNA to date, found in permafrost in the far north of Greenland. The DNA is 2 million years old, surpassing the previous oldest DNA record by a million years. The genetic material came from 41 sediment …

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Webb Telescope reveals atmosphere of distant planet

Webb Telescope reveals atmosphere of distant planet

Share this Article You are free to share this article under the Attribution 4.0 International License. NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope has marked another first in its release of stunning images: a molecular and chemical portrait of the skies of a distant world. The telescope’s array of highly sensitive instruments was trained on the atmosphere …

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Chile’s Very Large Telescope reveals the productive antics of sister stars

When stars are born, most of the time they arrive in the universe as twins. In the first stage of stellar creation, a large cloud of gas and dust collapses due to gravity, often breaking into pieces. If each piece collapses again, multiple stars will be born from the same gas cloud. These nascent suns …

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Arks of Genetic Diversity

New research reveals how genes turn on and off

By Linda B. Glaser, Cornell University December 5, 2022 Researchers from Cornell University have revealed how a key mechanism in genes is controlled. Researchers at Cornell University have discovered a crucial mechanism in gene control through the study of yeast, a simple organism needed to produce beer and bread. Gene transcription, the complex process by …

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Osteoarthritis: a multi-ancestry analysis reveals new genetic loci associated with the disease

Osteoarthritis: a multi-ancestry analysis reveals new genetic loci associated with the disease

The first large multi-ancestry genetic study of osteoarthritis, or osteoarthritis, found 10 new genetic loci associated with osteoarthritis, and the results showed that some of the regions associated with osteoarthritis are found robustly in every ancestry of the population studied. The first large multi-ancestry genetic study of osteoarthritis, or osteoarthritis, found 10 new genetic loci …

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