Sunday, November 7, 2010

Microbes in the Gulf May Eat More Gas TPT

The tiny microbes live in or near the seafloor and snack on gas leaks. “Entire communities have arisen on the seafloor that depend on these seeps. Our analysis shows that within these communities, some microbes consume methane 10 to 100 times faster than we’ve previously realized,” noted Peter R. Girguis, associate professor of organismic and evolutionary biology at Harvard University

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Saturday, November 6, 2010


Research into the development and formation of babies' brains has shown that they are more advanced than previously thought, and that they may spend their time in ‘conscious introspection’.

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“The fact that we found it in newborn babies suggests that either being a fetus is a lot more fun than any of us can remember - lying there happily introspecting and thinking about the future - or that this theory is mistaken.

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