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From Rice: "Oxygen atmosphere recipe = tectonics + continents + life"

Rice University

Rice-led study offers new answer to why Earth’s atmosphere became oxygenated

May 16, 2016
Jade Boyd

Earth scientists from Rice University, Yale University and the University of Tokyo are offering a new answer to the long-standing question of how our planet acquired its oxygenated atmosphere. 1.342 kata lagi

Applied Research & Technology

Inevitable Optimism

Since the success of the UN Climate Change Conference in December, there is no denying the vein of optimism spreading through global climate discourse. In a recent series of Ted Talks, the word is featured in the title of the talks of both… 980 kata lagi

Climate Change

The Martian Scientist

Yesterday, I broke a flask. A little glass flask, which slipped from my hands. A cheap flask, easily replaceable, that I would have quickly forgotten under normal conditions. 1.266 kata lagi

Algae as the Key to Curing Cancer

By Julia Newman ’19

Newly discovered properties of blue-green algae may make it a better treatment for brain tumors than any method or drug used in the past. 161 kata lagi

Stony Brook University

Biological Evolution in the Ocean


The biological evolution in the marine environment plays a crucial role in understanding the origin of life on Earth. To understand how marine life evolved, we need to study the historical geology of marine life and elemental components and processes. 3.594 kata lagi

Environmental Science

Cyanobacteria vs Algae

Cyanobacteria are photosynthetic prokaryotic organisms (no membrane-bound nucleus).

Algae is a catch-all term for photosynthesizing single-celled eukaryotic organisms.

Microbial Ecology


Cyanobacteria: residing in our gut appear to help generate B and K vitamins that we depend upon for nutrition. Although it was originally believed that the cyanobacteria in our gut originate from the chloroplasts in plants we eat, research indicates that our gut cyanobacteria are different strains that evolved to specifically inhabit our digestive tracts and help us ferment sugars we digest into acids and alcohols.  59 kata lagi