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Exploring coral reef threats from changing ocean chemistry

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Nichole Price, a post-doctoral researcher at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego, will present data at the 2012 American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting on groundbreaking research conducted at the Northern Line Islands archipelago during a 2010 expedition and follow-on studies (OS51H-06 · Friday, Dec. 7, 9:15 a.m. · ...

Microscopic indigestion caught in the act

Dalhousie University December 6, 2012
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The Archibald Lab at Dalhousie led a team of researchers from across the globe that decoded the genetic blueprints of two tiny organisms, shedding light on a major feat of evolution.

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  • Photosynthesis is a key process to life on earth that only plants, algae and some bacteria ...

A big boost to BigBOSS

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A $2.1 million grant from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation to the University of California at Berkeley, through the Berkeley Center for Cosmological Physics (BCCP), will fund the development of revolutionary technologies for BigBOSS, a project now in the proposal stage designed to study dark energy with unprecedented precision. ...

Marine Microbiology Initiative

Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation identifies 16 leading scientists to pursue high-risk research in marine microbial ecology

December 3, 2012
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The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation announced its Marine Microbiology Initiative investigator awards today, providing 16 scientists from 14 different institutions a total of up to $35 million over five years to pursue pioneering research in the field of marine microbial ecology. The funding will enable researchers to explore how ...

Thirty Meter Telescope

Report backs TMT project

By Peter Sur Hawaii Tribune-Herald December 1, 2012
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The Thirty Meter Telescope, in limbo for more than a year, moved a huge step closer to approval with the release Friday of a long-awaited hearing officer's report in support of the University of Hawaii's request to build the giant observatory.  

Read the full article here.

 

California Institute of Technology

More evidence for an ancient Grand Canyon

By Katie Neith Caltech November 29, 2012
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For over 150 years, geologists have debated how and when one of the most dramatic features on our planet—the Grand Canyon—was formed. New data unearthed by researchers at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) builds support for the idea that conventional models, which say the enormous ravine is 5 to ...

Marine Conservation Initiative

Collaboration helps improve journalists’ and scientists’ skills in communicating about ocean acidification

November 28, 2012
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With support from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, Ocean Conservancy has been working in collaboration with COMPASS and Sustainable Fisheries Partnership to help journalists and scientists communicate more effectively about ocean acidification science and solutions. Read below for two stories that were aided by this partnership, both about a ...

Film series spotlights ocean planning

November 27, 2012
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With partial support from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, the University of Rhode Island has produced two new videos about ocean planning issues as they relate to offshore renewable energy (http://zygotedigitalfilms.wistia.com/medias/6cx4kpnvic) and fisheries (http://zygotedigitalfilms.wistia.com/medias/5gjc6wny4p). These follow the initial video in the series, “America's Ocean ...

Administration

Vicki Chandler named VP and president-elect of the Genetics Society of America

November 25, 2012
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Today, the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation announced Vicki Chandler’s election to the Genetics Society of America’s Board of Directors.  

Dr. Chandler will serve as vice president in 2013 and as GSA president in 2014, and joins five other new Board members, elected by the general membership. She is ...

Chabot Space & Science Center opens Lab Dash!

Chabot Space & Science Center November 15, 2012
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Bill Nye's Climate Lab II: Lab Dash! opens to the public on Saturday, November 17 with new games and activities, new avatars and new ways to earn points. Opening Day visitors will be among the first to test the game LabDash!, and submit inventions in the Green Machine Design Challenge....