New model sheds light on day/night cycle in global ocean

Phytoplankton blooms in the World Ocean. Credit: NASA Goddard Phytoplankton are the basis of all life on this planet. Understanding how these photosynthetic organisms interact with the ocean environment is important to understanding the rest of the food web. Despite this, computer models of the biochemistry of the global oceans usually do not include the … Read more

Researchers debate whether coffee really affects pregnancy

Researchers from the University of Queensland in Australia have discovered through genetic analysis that coffee consumption may not affect pregnancy after all. Pregnant women can rest easy with researchers at the University of Queensland (UQ) in Australia who have found that enjoying a daily latte or a long black during pregnancy does not lead to … Read more

Wildlife stresses as rivers shrink due to drought

Environmental groups say the prolonged drought is having a “serious” impact on wildlife in rivers. With rivers already under pressure from pollution and drinking water use, they say a looming drought is adding to the pressure. According to the Rivers Trust, chalk streams, which support popular species like salmon, kingfisher, and otters, are of particular … Read more

Democrats promote bill to reduce inflation in Colorado

DENVER — President Joe Biden and Democrats, including Colorado Senators Michael Bennett and John Hickenlooper, are touting a string of congressional victories they hope will provide a boost in the midterm elections. Along with passing the Arms Reform Act, another law to increase US semiconductor chip manufacturing, a law to support NATO membership in Finland … Read more

Webb Telescope Reveals An Unexpected Bounty of Bright Galaxies in the Early Universe | Sciences

The James Webb Space Telescope has been observing the sky for only a few weeks and has already made an astonishing discovery: tens, hundreds, maybe even 1,000 times more bright galaxies in the early universe than astronomers expected. “No one expected something like this,” says Michael Boylan Colchin of the University of Texas at Austin. … Read more

Hibernation slows biological aging in bats

Photo: Large brown bats can live up to 19 years. Opinion more Credit: Brooke and Sherry Fenton The most common bat in the United States, the great brown bat, has an unusually long lifespan of up to 19 years. A new study led by researchers from the University of Maryland has identified one of the … Read more

Experts say resist the urge to “rescue” young wild animals

Raleigh, North Carolina – With spring in full swing, wildlife officials are urging residents to resist the urge to take in, relocate, or even feed baby animals that might otherwise occur in the wild. When people venture outside into nature or even their home gardens, some may encounter baby rabbits, veld or fledgling birds mistakenly … Read more

‘El Jefe’ Jaguar, famous in the United States, was filmed in Mexico

MEXICO CITY (AP) – They call him “Jevi,” at least 12 years old, and his crossing of the tight US-Mexico border has drawn celebrations from both sides. “El Jefe” – or “The Boss” – is one of the oldest recorded tigers along the frontier, one of the few known to have crossed a border partially … Read more