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Global distribution of black carbon in 2000 among eight different models, whose results diverged the most in polar regions.07.01.14Science Highlights

Understanding Soot’s Effect on Snow Reflectivity

Model comparison evaluates black carbon levels and impacts. Read More »

Researchers are seeking to better predict the impact of ice sheet melting in Greenland under a changing climate.07.01.14Science Highlights

Greenland Ice Sheet “Sliding” a Small Contributor to Future Sea-Level Rise

Modeling experiments assess impacts of key melting behavior. Read More »

A new modeling approach suggests that boreal forests, such as this one in Quebec, Canada, will shift north with warming and lose more carbon than previously expected.07.01.14Science Highlights

Getting Forest Carbon Right in Climate Models

New method predicts how climates will move as temperatures rise. Read More »

Using fluorescence microscopy, researchers observed the location of annexin A2 protein within cells under normal conditions (left) and after irradiation (right), which caused a majority of the proteins to relocate to the nucleus.07.01.14Science Highlights

Cell Signaling Responses to Low-Dose Radiation

Study shows protein moves to nucleus, helps irradiated cells survive. Read More »

Aerial view of braided wetlands and tundra typical of the Bristol Bay watershed in Alaska.07.01.14Science Highlights

Modeling Global Wetlands and Their Methane Emissions

Climate model comparisons show wetlands remain a big challenge. Read More »

Protein production occurs in two basic steps: transcription and translation.07.01.14Science Highlights

Recoding of Bacterial Genome Produces Proteins with New Functions

Altered stop codon allows E. coli strain to incorporate nonstandard amino acids. Read More »

Researchers have identified a new class of proteins in avocados that could lead to increased lipid content in potential bioenergy crops.07.01.14Science Highlights

Protein-Rich Avocados May Inspire Bioenergy Solutions

New lipid droplet–associated proteins found in fruit’s oil-rich tissues. Read More »

Researchers are studying how bacteria transform mercury into a toxic form in the environment that can accumulate in the food web, posing a threat to wildlife and people.07.01.14Science Highlights

Multiple Species of Bacteria Convert Elemental Mercury to Toxic Methylmercury

New insights could assist in cleanup of contaminated environments. Read More »

Scientists can noninvasively examine how live microbial communities interact in real time using the nanospray desorption electrospray ionization mass spectrometry (nanoDESI) instrument.07.01.14Science Highlights

Learning How Bacteria Communicate

New tool identifies molecules that influence microbial communities. Read More »

A study comparing microbial communities before and after the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico indicates that, although overall population diversity changed, some microbes were unaffected.07.01.14Science Highlights

Hope for Re-establishing Microbial Populations in the Gulf of Mexico

2010 oil spill reduced diversity, but some species were unaffected. Read More »

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