Global warming favors proliferation of toxic cyanobacteria

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Global warming favors proliferation of toxic cyanobacteria

Posted: 03 Jul 2012 11:26 AM PDT

Cyanobacterial populations, primitive aquatic microorganisms, are frequently-encountered in water bodies especially in summer. Their numbers have increased in recent decades and scientists suspect that global warming may be behind the phenomenon, and are particularly concerned by the increase in toxic cyanobacteria, which affect human and animal health.

Hidden portals in Earth’s magnetic field

Posted: 03 Jul 2012 11:05 AM PDT

A favorite theme of science fiction is “the portal” — an extraordinary opening in space or time that connects travelers to distant realms. A good portal is a shortcut, a guide, a door into the unknown. If only they actually existed. It turns out that they do, sort of, and a researcher has figured out how to find them.

Rising plasma offers clues to sun storms

Posted: 03 Jul 2012 10:41 AM PDT

Researchers use Doppler tracking to see, for the first time, loops of 1,800,000-degree Fahrenheit plasma flowing up from the sun at more than 12 miles per second.
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