New Paper: “Reconciling divergent trends and millennial variations in Holocene temperatures”

Guest post by David Middleton This appears to be a fairly high resolution regional Holocene climate reconstruction of North America and Europe… Reconciling divergent trends and millennial variations in Holocene temperatures Jeremiah Marsicek, Bryan N. Shuman, Patrick J. Bartlein, Sarah L. Shafer & Simon Brewer Nature volume 554, pages 92–96 (01 February 2018) doi:10.1038/nature25464 Abstract…

Surprise: Coastal waters are absorbing more carbon dioxide

From the UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE Coastal water absorbing more carbon dioxide Findings may help scientists understand how much carbon dioxide can be released while still limiting global warming As more carbon dioxide enters the atmosphere, the global ocean soaks up much of the excess, storing roughly 30 percent of the carbon dioxide emissions coming from…

Weird Science: Bacteria that poop gold nuggets

From the New University of Halle and the “best infection ever” department comes this bit of weird science that I found interesting. These bacteria produce gold by digesting toxic metals High concentrations of heavy metals, like copper and gold, are toxic for most living creatures. This is not the case for the bacterium C. metallidurans, which has…