Dueling conclusions on global methane flatness puzzle

From UC Irvine: UCI studies find different reasons for global methane riddle One cites less dependency on oil, the other new farming practices Irvine, Calif. – Two new UC Irvine papers reach markedly different conclusions about why methane, a highly potent greenhouse gas, unexpectedly leveled off near the end of the 20th century. They appear…

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Another round of questions for polar bear researcher

From National Public Radio Polar Bear Scientist Faces New Questions by Nell Greenfieldboyce A wildlife biologist is continuing to face questions about an influential paper he wrote on apparently drowned polar bears, with government investigators reportedly asking whether he improperly steered a research contract to another scientist as a reward for reviewing that paper. “They…

Seeds of life on Earth may have originated in space

NASA finds proof that amino acid components in meteorites originate in space. This is exciting news. NASA-funded researchers have evidence that some building blocks of DNA, the molecule that carries the genetic instructions for life, found in meteorites were likely created in space. The research gives support to the theory that a “kit” of ready-made…