A marine microbe could play increasingly important role in regulating climate
Marine Ecology

A marine microbe could play increasingly important role in regulating climate

Visual representation of marine bacteria in the ocean. Credit: Laura Gómez-Consarnau A USC-led research team has found that marine microbes with a special metabolism are ubiquitous and could play an important role in how Earth regulates climate. The study finds bacteria containing rhodopsins, a sunshine-grabbing pigment, are more abundant than once thought. Unlike algae, they…

Industrial fishing boats leave few safe havens for sharks on the high seas
Marine Ecology

Industrial fishing boats leave few safe havens for sharks on the high seas

NEWS AND VIEWS 06 August 2019 Global satellite tracking of the oceans has revealed a high degree of spatial overlap between where sharks and industrial fishing vessels are found. This finding underscores the need for shark-conservation efforts. Julia K. Baum Julia K. Baum is in the Department of Biology, University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia…

NASA’s Deep Space Atomic Clock Mission Begins
Nature & Science

NASA’s Deep Space Atomic Clock Mission Begins

Engineers working on the clockPhoto: General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems NASA’s atomic-clock-in-space officially began its year-long mission on Friday, according to a NASA release.The “toaster-sized” device launched back in June aboard a commercial satellite. Ultimately, a deep-space atomic clock would allow NASA to pilot its spacecraft more efficiently with better accuracy. The goal of this mission…