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Declining oxygen in the global ocean and coastal waters

Beneath the waves, oxygen disappears |SOURCE| As plastic waste pollutes the oceans and fish stocks decline, unseen below the surface another problem grows: deoxygenation. Breitburg et al. review the evidence for the downward trajectory of oxygen levels in increasing areas of the open ocean and coastal waters. Rising nutrient loads coupled with [...] Read more

Scientists just discovered how to track the secret movement of elusive unobserved quantum particles

Quantum particles "tag" their environment as they move, which can be tracked without the particles being observed directly. |SOURCE| In a major scientific breakthrough, researchers at the University of Cambridge have discovered a way to track the "secret movements" of quantum particles when they are not being observed – a concept which was [...] Read more

Astronomers Shed Light on Formation of Black Holes and Galaxies

Stars forming in galaxies appear to be influenced by the supermassive black hole at the center of the galaxy, but the mechanism of how that happens has not been clear to astronomers until now. |SOURCE| “Supermassive black holes are captivating,” says lead author Shelley Wright, a University of California San Diego Professor of Physics. [...] Read more

Divergent fates of water on Earth and Mars

Oxford University scientists have proposed a new explanation for the longstanding conundrum: what happened to the water on Mars? |Source| Although today the Martian surface is barren, frozen and inhabitable, evidence points to a once warmer, wetter planet, where water flowed freely. New research published in Nature suggests that this water is [...] Read more

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