Illustration of blue and gray amino acids loosely forming protein
Fungal Cold Adaptation Linked to Protein Structure Changes: Study
Environmental pressure seems to spawn changes in the intrinsically disordered regions of enzymes in polar yeasts, allowing them to adapt to extreme cold.
Fungal Cold Adaptation Linked to Protein Structure Changes: Study
Fungal Cold Adaptation Linked to Protein Structure Changes: Study

Environmental pressure seems to spawn changes in the intrinsically disordered regions of enzymes in polar yeasts, allowing them to adapt to extreme cold.

Environmental pressure seems to spawn changes in the intrinsically disordered regions of enzymes in polar yeasts, allowing them to adapt to extreme cold.

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Science Snapshot: An Arctic Shark’s Tropical Vacation
Lisa Winter | Jul 26, 2022
Though Greenland sharks generally live in icy waters, one was recently caught in the Caribbean.
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Q&A: Thousands of RNA Viruses Newly Discovered in Ocean Water
Dan Robitzski | Apr 7, 2022
The Scientist spoke with Ohio State University microbiologist Matthew Sullivan about a recent expedition that identified thousands of RNA viruses from water samples and cataloged them into novel phylogenic groups.
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Arctic Greening Won’t Save the Climate—Here’s Why
Donatella Zona, The Conversation | Mar 30, 2022
The growing season on the tundra is starting earlier as the planet warms, but the plants aren’t sequestering more carbon, a new study finds.
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Sudden Decline in Salmon Growth May Signal Ecological Shift
Natalia Mesa | Mar 4, 2022
The decrease in growth appears to be associated with increasing water temperatures, affecting animals throughout the marine food web.
Picture of Markus Dyck standing outside, wearing a red coat and ball cap.
Polar Bear Researcher Markus Dyck Dies in Helicopter Crash
Lisa Winter | Apr 30, 2021
Dyck was widely respected for working alongside indigenous groups as he studied polar bears on their ancestral lands.
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Animal Movement Data Reveal Effects of Climate Change in Arctic
Amanda Heidt | Nov 5, 2020
Environmental engineer Gil Bohrer discusses how long-term, large-scale tracking data can shed light on the unexpected ways animals are responding to changes in the Arctic.
Infographic: Investigating Whale Strandings Along the North American Coast
Ashley Yeager | Nov 1, 2020
Knock-on effects of melting sea ice in the Arctic may be to blame for a spate of gray whale deaths along their migration route from Mexico to Alaska.
Clues Point to Climate Change as a Culprit in Gray Whale Deaths
Ashley Yeager | Nov 1, 2020
For the past two years, the charismatic marine mammals have washed up on Pacific shores in record numbers. Scientists investigating the strandings suspect warming waters and melting sea ice are partly to blame.
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Nitrogen-Fixing Microbes Found in Antarctic Sea
Shawna Williams | Oct 28, 2020
The discovery puts a nail in the coffin of a long-held assumption about the limits of where the essential process can occur.
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Arctic Swelters Under 38 °C Heat Wave
Amanda Heidt | Jun 24, 2020
The possibly record-breaking temps follow the warmest winter on record in the region.
Ozone-Depleting Chemicals Led 20th Century Arctic Warming: Study
Lisa Winter | Jan 21, 2020
Chlorofluorocarbons and other substances were banned in 1989 under the Montreal Protocol.
Researchers DNA Barcode the Arctic
Phil Jaekl | Apr 1, 2019
A group of scientists in northern Norway are using the technique to measure biodiversity’s response to past and present climate change.
Canadian Government Ending Networks of Centres of Excellence Program
Ashley P. Taylor | Dec 18, 2018
The funding future is uncertain for researchers studying topics including cancer, stem cells, and the Arctic.
Image of the Day: Plundered Plover
Jef Akst | Nov 9, 2018
Nest predation of shorebirds that raise young in the Arctic are up threefold since the mid-20th century, and climate change may be to blame, according to a study.
Marine Protected Areas Aren’t Protected Against Climate Change
Ashley Yeager | May 7, 2018
If left unchecked, greenhouse gas emissions will drive ocean temperatures up, affecting wildlife in these regions.
Bowhead Whales Impress Researchers With Their Song Diversity
Catherine Offord | Apr 4, 2018
A group of around 300 whales produced 184 distinct songs over just a few years, according to a new study.
Neslihan Taş Studies Permafrost Microbes as They’re Roused by a Warming Climate
Shawna Williams | Dec 1, 2017
The Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory researcher’s work will help predict how the Arctic is responding to climate change—and the global effects of those changes.
Neurophysiologist, Ethnographer, and World Explorer Dies
Aggie Mika | Jul 18, 2017
S. Allen Counter pursued scientific questions within various cultures throughout the world.
Study: Arctic Warming Will Snowball
Jef Akst | Apr 28, 2015
Phytoplankton in the Arctic Ocean could amplify warming near the North Pole.