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Citizen scientist scuba divers shed light on the impact of warming oceans on marine life - Phys.Org


Phys.Org
Lead author Professor Graham Edgar, who founded Reef Life Survey, said the unprecedented scope of their survey allowed them to investigate global patterns in marine life. The abundance of life in warm regions (such as tropical rainforests and coral ...

Biophysics: how the worlds of mechanics and molecular biology are intersecting - Varsity Online


Varsity Online
Cells are the fundamental units of life – all 37.2 trillion that constitute our bodies. At a basic level, a cell's primary functions are to grow, replicate, and divide. Survival, at least for a sufficient length of time, is indispensable to these other ...

Climate change and biodiversity (part 2) - Yale Climate Connections


Yale Climate Connections
Why link a pair of posts about climate change and biodiversity to Columbus Day? Because the exchange of species between the Old and New Worlds in the wake of Columbus's voyages is the only other time in recorded history that humans scrambled the ...

Life Through Geologic Time: A Pictorial History of Life on Earth

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Provides a pictorial look at the geologic time scale, beginning with the Precambrian through the Holocene.

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Earth Life Web
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Facts and explanations about insects and birds categorized by groups.

PBS: Life Beyond Earth
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Companion site to the Timothy Ferris film includes resources for the questions, are we alone and is anybody listening.

Evolution of Life on the Earth, The
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Scientific American article by Stephen Jay Gould.

Palaeos: The Trace of Life on Earth
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Dedicated to providing detailed information on the history of life on Earth. Addresses palaeontology, evolution, geochronology, systematics, and ecology.

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Advocates knowledge building, conservation, and wise use of biodiversity resources, the driving force in sustaining the Earth's life-supporting systems.

Division on Earth & Life Studies
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The National Academy of Sciences is a non-governmental, non-profit organization chartered by the US Congress in 1863 at the request of President Lincoln. The Academy has two missions: to honor the nation’s top scientists, engineers, and health professionals with membership, and to serve the nation with independent, expert advice. The Division on Earth & Life Studies is one of six subject area divisions that enlist the nation's top experts to resp

LIFE: A Journey Through Time
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Frans Lanting photo essay tracing life's adaptations over the eons.

Tiny Fossils may be Earth's Oldest Life
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Article from the New Scientist on studies by William Schopf of UCLA of certain ancient Australian rocks using a technique called laser Raman analysis.

Intimate Strangers: Unseen Life on Earth
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PBS site offering an introduction to microbes, an integral ingredient in our planet's ecosystem.

The Monterey Pine Through Geologic Time
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Learn how understanding the evolutionary history of the Monterey Pine may help us conserve this species. Article from Understanding Evolution.