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Littlest shop of horrors: Hungry green algae prefer to eat bacteria alive

New research suggests that the ability of green algae to eat bacteria is likely much more widespread than previously thought, a finding that could be crucial to environmental and climate science. The work, led by scientists at the American Museum of.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgMar 2nd, 2021

RNA holds the reins in bacteria: Researchers observe RNA controlling protein synthesis

To better understand how RNA in bacteria gives rise to protein—and along the way, target these processes in the design of new antibiotics—researchers are turning their attention to the unique way this process happens in bacteria......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News12 hr. 23 min. ago

Reliably measuring whether rivers or lakes run out of air

Wastewater carries large quantities of organic substances into the rivers and lakes, leading to heavy growth of bacteria and oxygen deficiency. Measurement methods have so far been incapable of measuring this organic pollution precisely. A new method.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News12 hr. 23 min. ago

Blow flies may be the answer to monitoring the environment non-invasively

They say you are what you eat; that's the case for every living thing, whether it's humans, animals, insects, or plants, thanks to stable isotopes found within......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News12 hr. 23 min. ago

Climate Risks Bill Could Spark Shift to Truly Green Economy

The legislation could incentivize greener investments by requiring companies to report the risks that climate poses to their business -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com.....»»

Category: scienceSource:  sciamRelated News17 hr. 50 min. ago

Disrupted movement makes macrophages more lethal to tuberculosis bacteria

Macrophages—the front line of our immune system—protect us from infections. But in the case of the tuberculosis bacteria, this often goes wrong. The group of Annemarie Meijer from the Leiden Institute of Biology has now discovered that macrophage.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News17 hr. 51 min. ago

Watching cell division live

Bacteria as unicellular organisms normally reproduce by binary cell division, i.e. the duplication of the entire organism consisting of a single cell. This allows particularly rapid multiplication, such as the exponential growth known from pathogens,.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News17 hr. 51 min. ago

Inside the protein channel that keeps bacteria alive

Almost all bacteria rely on the same emergency valves—protein channels that pop open under pressure, releasing a deluge of cell contents. It is a last-ditch effort, a failsafe that prevents bacteria from exploding and dying when stretched to the li.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsApr 13th, 2021

What’s fueling hydrogen tech?

Hydrogen is capturing the attention of governments and private sector players, fueled by new tech, global green energy legislation, and post-pandemic “green recovery” schemes. Hydrogen — the magical gas that Jules Verne predicted in 1.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsApr 13th, 2021

Superbug killer: New nanotech destroys bacteria and fungal cells

Researchers have developed a new superbug-destroying coating that could be used on wound dressings and implants to prevent and treat potentially deadly bacterial and fungal infections......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsApr 13th, 2021

The DNA of lettuce unraveled: 6000 years from weed to beloved vegetable

Iceberg lettuce, oakleaf lettuce, romaine, and all other lettuces that we eat nowadays, descend from wild plants that were modified 6000 years ago in the Caucasus so that plant oil could be harvested from the seeds. After the ancient Greek and Romans.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsApr 13th, 2021

Green quay will provide a green fjord

Many tourists who want to experience Geiranger fjord, a World Heritage site, come by sea in cruise ships. These large ships are currently powered by fossil fuels, but the Norwegian Parliament has adopted a requirement for zero emissions in World Heri.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsApr 13th, 2021

Black holes like to eat, but have a variety of table manners

All supermassive black holes in the centers of galaxies appear to have periods when they swallow matter from their close surroundings. But that is about as far as the similarities go. That's the conclusion reached by British and Dutch astronomers fro.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsApr 13th, 2021

Ocean bacteria release carbon into the atmosphere

A team led by University of Minnesota researchers has discovered that deep-sea bacteria dissolve carbon-containing rocks, releasing excess carbon into the ocean and atmosphere. The findings will allow scientists to better estimate the amount of carbo.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsApr 13th, 2021

Gene sequencing bacteria in natural environment sheds new light on antimicrobial resistance

A team of researchers from multiple institutions in the U.K. and the U.S. has learned more about the development of antimicrobial resistance by studying hundreds of samples of bacteria in their natural environments. In their paper published in the jo.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsApr 12th, 2021

Off-duty Italy art cops find looted statue in Belgian shop

Italian police say they have recovered a 1st century Roman statue that was stolen from an archaeological site in 2011 and found in a Belgian antiques shop by two off-duty Italian art squad police officers......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsApr 12th, 2021

A geopolitical crisis cripples H&M. Nike, Adidas, and Visa could be next

‘Brands can no longer please both China and the West. They’re going to have to pick a side, and there will be fallout whatever they choose.’ H&M has spent 15 years setting up shop in China, trying to woo the country’s fast.....»»

Category: topSource:  fastcodesignRelated NewsApr 11th, 2021

Aluminum-anode batteries could make solar energy storage more affordable

One of the challenges with capturing green solar energy is in being able to store that energy for use in times when the sun is unavailable. While the cost of harvesting solar energy has declined significantly in recent years, the cost to store that e.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  slashgearRelated NewsApr 11th, 2021

Water being pumped into Tampa Bay could cause a massive algae bloom

Millions of gallons of water laced with fertilizer ingredients are being pumped into Florida's Tampa Bay from a leaking reservoir at an abandoned phosphate plant at Piney Point. As the water spreads into the bay, it carries phosphorus and nitrogen—.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsApr 9th, 2021

Earth"s crust mineralogy drives hotspots for intraterrestrial life

Below the verdant surface and organic rich soil, life extends kilometers into Earth's deep rocky crust. The continental deep subsurface is likely one of the largest reservoirs of bacteria and archaea on Earth, many forming biofilms—like a microbial.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsApr 9th, 2021

Bacteria help plants grow better

A current study by scientists of the University of Bonn and Southwest University in China sheds light on an unusual interdependence: Maize can attract special soil bacteria that, in turn, help the plants to grow better. In the long term, the results.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsApr 8th, 2021