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Study may solve long-standing mystery of why atmospheric CO2 was lower during ice ages

A combination of sea water temperatures and iron from dust helps explain variations in atmospheric carbon dioxide levels during ice ages.

Scientists discover how climate modulates fertilization of North Pacific Ocean with Asian dust

The vast subtropical “gyres” – large systems of rotating currents in the middle of the oceans – cover 40 percent of the Earth’s surface and have long been considered biological deserts with stratified waters that contain very little nutrients to sustain life.

Conflicts and cooperation from the Columbia River to the Nile topic of Science Pub Corvallis

Hassan Latif, Egyptologist and a former curator at the Museum of Egyptian Antiquities in Cairo, and Aaron Wolf, a geography professor at Oregon State University, will discuss how the movement and availability of water change cultures and influence politics at the June 3 Science Pub Corvallis. The presentation begins at 6 p.m. at the Whiteside Theatre, 361 SW Madison Avenue.

Study: Deep-ocean creatures living a “feast-or-famine” existence because of energy fluxes

Scientists for the first time have tracked how much energy from plants and animals at the surface of the open ocean survives as particles drop to the seafloor more than two miles below, where they say a surprisingly robust ecosystem eagerly awaits.

National Science Foundation authorizes Oregon State to lead construction of third research vessel

Oregon State University has received an additional award of $108.12 million from the National Science Foundation to manage the construction of a third Regional Class Research Vessel to help bolster the nation’s aging academic research fleet.

‘NarcoLogic’ computer model shows unintended consequences of cocaine interdiction

Efforts to curtail the flow of cocaine into the United States from South America have made drug trafficking operations more widespread and harder to eradicate.

Ancient community of undersea microbes may resemble early life on Earth, other planets

Far beneath the surface of the ocean off the Pacific Northwest coast of the United States – and nearly a quarter-mile below the seafloor – lives a community of hydrogen-consuming microbes that scientists say are like those in Earth’s early history.

Dynamics of human migration caused by global warming topic of Science Pub Corvallis

David Wrathall, an assistant professor in Oregon State University’s College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences, will talk about how climate change affects human migration Monday, April 8, at Science Pub Corvallis. 

Scientists argue for more comprehensive studies of Cascade volcanoes

In a perspective essay published this week in Nature Communications, scientists argue for more “synthesis” research looking at the big picture of volcanology to complement myriad research efforts looking at single volcanoes.

Scientists will spend winter in Antarctica to further research diet and juvenile krill health

Scientists studying Antarctic krill over a two-year period found that this key species – a critical food resource for a variety of animals in the Southern Ocean – fared radically different depending on the amount and timing of sea ice and the algae that live in it.

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