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A Newly Identified Photoenzyme Helps Algae Pump Out Fuel
Katarina Zimmer | Feb 1, 2018
The finding could lead to a new way of producing “green” alternatives to fossil fuels.
Corals’ pH Sensor Identified
Ashley P. Taylor | Nov 1, 2017
Soluble adenylyl cyclase measures and responds to pH changes in coral cells, but whether it can help the animals withstand ocean acidification is not yet known.
Image of the Day: Wrinkly, Crinkly Coral
Staff | Jul 24, 2017
True to its name, the corrugated coral's (
skeleton forms intricate patterns of alternating ridges and furrows.
Light Scattering Varies Among Corals
Ashley P. Taylor | Jul 13, 2017
A new study reports which types of corals make the most of the sunlight they receive.
Image of the Day: City Slickers
Staff | Jun 13, 2017
In recent years, New Yorkers have noted a drastic increase in the number of whale sightings within the city’s waterways.
Image of the Day: Green Eggs
Staff | May 19, 2017
Spotted salamander (
) embryos are tinted green by the oxygen-producing algae (
) that grow inside.
A Coral to Outlast Climate Change
Ashley P. Taylor | May 18, 2017
, a reef coral in the Northern Red Sea, thrived in simulated global-warming conditions.
Image of the Day: Age-Old Algae
Staff | Mar 14, 2017
This 1.6 billion-year-old fossil, which resembles red algae, is the oldest plant-like fossil ever found.
Polar Algae Survive More Than a Year in Space
Joshua A. Krisch | Feb 13, 2017
Two samples of
that spent 530 days growing on a panel outside of the International Space Station have returned to Earth largely unscathed.
Image of the Day: Tiny Grazers
Staff | Jan 5, 2017
Algae-grazing sea urchins the size of a ping-pong ball, such as
could help reduce algal overgrowth in degraded coral reefs.