Prochlorococcus

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Name: Prochlorococcus
First reported Sep 30 2014 - Updated Sep 30 2014 - 1 reports

The Big Blue Elephant in the Room

Although last week's UN General Assembly meetings in New York City included the largest gathering of world leaders ever to address climate change, the largest factor in our climate cycle was missing from the discussions -- the ocean.Disregard for the ... [Published Huffington Post - Sep 30 2014]
First reported Jul 10 2014 - Updated Jul 11 2014 - 1 reports

Bacteria: A day in the life

We are all creatures of habit, and a new MIT study finds ocean bacteria are no exception. In a paper published this week in Science, researchers from MIT and elsewhere report that microbes in the open ocean follow predictable patterns of biological ... [Published MIT News feed - Jul 10 2014]
First reported Jul 08 2014 - Updated Jul 08 2014 - 1 reports

A Plankton Of Action

David Biello profiles Victor Smetacek, a marine biologist who devised a scheme to use plankton to help cool the earth: Much of the oxygen we breathe comes from just one species of cyanobacteria, Prochlorococcus . This species was not even discovered ... [Published The Daily Dish | By Andrew Sullivan - Jul 08 2014]
First reported Jul 07 2014 - Updated Jul 07 2014 - 1 reports

Ocean microbes display a hidden talent: releasing countless tiny lipid-filled sacs

In the search for a renewable energy source, systems using algae look like a good bet. Algae can grow quickly and in high concentrations in areas unsuitable for agriculture; and as they grow, they accumulate large quantities of lipids, carbon-containing ... [Published MIT News feed - Jul 07 2014]
First reported Jun 11 2014 - Updated Jun 11 2014 - 1 reports

Bacteria Are Our Gods

Nicholas P. Money, a Mycologist, Has Written a Beautiful Book About the Facts of Lifeby Charles Mudede Let's go back to the dusty time of the New Testament and imagine Jesus, a man who claimed to be the son of God, saying this to his followers on a hot ... [Published The Stranger, Seattle's Only Newspaper - Jun 11 2014]
First reported May 22 2014 - Updated May 22 2014 - 1 reports

Sallie “Penny” Chisholm receives MIT’s Killian Award

Sallie “Penny” Chisholm thought she was just going to a regular faculty meeting on Wednesday afternoon, but there was a surprise in store for the much-lauded scientist: At the meeting, she was named as the 2014 recipient of MIT’s highest honor for full-time ... [Published MIT News feed - May 22 2014]

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...As Trevor Manuel, Co-Chair of the Global Ocean Commission, recently observed, "The ocean is both a victim of and a fundamental part of the solution to climate change."
...But we completely ignore the main form of life that rules our great bodies of water—single-celled organisms. "There are an octillion or more... as many blue-green cells floating in the sunlit waters of earth as there are atoms organized in a human body." And yet these microbes (so fucking many of them all over the place: air, bathrooms, a teaspoon of soil)—and this is where Money purposely steps on some...

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The Big Blue Elephant in the Room [Published Huffington Post - Sep 30 2014]
Bacteria: A day in the life [Published MIT News feed - Jul 10 2014]
A Plankton Of Action [Published The Daily Dish | By Andrew Sullivan - Jul 08 2014]
Ocean microbes display a hidden talent: releasi... [Published MIT News feed - Jul 07 2014]
Bacteria Are Our Gods [Published The Stranger, Seattle's Only Newspaper - Jun 11 2014]
Sallie “Penny” Chisholm receives MIT’s Killian ... [Published MIT News feed - May 22 2014]
Without these ancient cells, you wouldn’t be here [Published PBS - Mar 06 2014]
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Bacteria: A day in the life [Published MIT News feed - Jul 10 2014]
We are all creatures of habit, and a new MIT study finds ocean bacteria are no exception. In a paper published this week in Science, researchers from MIT and elsewhere report that microbes in the open ocean follow predictable patterns of biological ...
A Plankton Of Action [Published The Daily Dish | By Andrew Sullivan - Jul 08 2014]
David Biello profiles Victor Smetacek, a marine biologist who devised a scheme to use plankton to help cool the earth: Much of the oxygen we breathe comes from just one species of cyanobacteria, Prochlorococcus . This species was not even discovered ...
Ocean microbes display a hidden talent: releasi... [Published MIT News feed - Jul 07 2014]
In the search for a renewable energy source, systems using algae look like a good bet. Algae can grow quickly and in high concentrations in areas unsuitable for agriculture; and as they grow, they accumulate large quantities of lipids, carbon-containing ...
Bacteria Are Our Gods [Published The Stranger, Seattle's Only Newspaper - Jun 11 2014]
Nicholas P. Money, a Mycologist, Has Written a Beautiful Book About the Facts of Lifeby Charles Mudede Let's go back to the dusty time of the New Testament and imagine Jesus, a man who claimed to be the son of God, saying this to his followers on a hot ...
Sallie “Penny” Chisholm receives MIT’s Killian ... [Published MIT News feed - May 22 2014]
Sallie “Penny” Chisholm thought she was just going to a regular faculty meeting on Wednesday afternoon, but there was a surprise in store for the much-lauded scientist: At the meeting, she was named as the 2014 recipient of MIT’s highest honor for full-time ...
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