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12:00 AM EDT May 20, 2013

Extreme Temperature Analysis Reveals 60 Years of Antarctic warming

Study identifies 60 year Antarctic warming trend

12:00 AM EDT May 20, 2013

Study Explores 100 Year Increase in Forestry Diseases

New study places ash dieback disease into its historical context

12:00 AM EDT May 20, 2013

Study Explores Atmospheric impact of Declining Arctic Sea Ice

New research explores the impact of ice free seas on the planet's atmospheric circulation

May 13, 2013

Catalyst Keeps Fruit Fresh Longer: Even at low temperatures, platinum nanoparticles on a support catalyze breakdown of ethylene

Ripening fruit, vegetables, and flowers release ethylene, which works as a plant hormone. Ethylene accelerates ripening, so other unripened fruit also begins to ripen—fruit and vegetables quickly spoil and flowers wilt. In the journal Angewandte Chemie, Japanese researchers have now introduced a new catalytic system for the fast and complete degradation of ethylene. This system could keep the air in warehouses ethylene-free, keeping perishable products fresh longer.

12:00 AM EDT May 13, 2013

New Species of Jurassic Crocodile Discovered in Argentina

From: Paleontology

May 07, 2013

Over Fishing Is Driving At Least 12% of ‘Grouper’ Species to Extinction

12% of globally-important food fish species, which  live on coral and rocky reefs, face extinction due to overfishing, new study finds

7:00 PM EDT April 24, 2013

Precision Agriculture Improves Farming Efficiency, Has Important Implications on Food Security

Precision agriculture promises to make farming more efficient and should have an important impact on the serious issue of food security, according to a new study published in Significance, the magazine of the Royal Statistical Society and the American Statistical Association. In an article about the study in the magazine’s May issue, University of Reading Professor Margaret A. Oliver, BSc, PhD, assesses how there is potential to manage land more effectively to improve the farming economy and crop quality, and to ensure food security.

April 24, 2013

Threaded through a Pore: Single-molecule detection of hydroxymethylcytosine in DNA

Changes in the bases that make up DNA act as markers, telling a cell which genes it should read and which it shouldn’t. In the journal Angewandte Chemie, a British team has now introduced a new method that makes it possible to enrich the rare gene segments that contain the modified base hydroxymethylcytosine and to identify individual hydroxymethylcytosine molecules in DNA. Such modifications are associated with autoimmune diseases and cancer.

April 22, 2013

Cradle of Life or the Museum of Species? How Ants Explain Tropical Diversity

The tropics are the most biologically diverse regions on the planet and new research in Evolution has used one of earth’s most diverse species, ants, to discover why.

April 17, 2013

China’s Avian Flu Outbreak: A Proto-Pandemic?

eLS Virology Editor Davd Harper Warns Against Ignoring Existing ‘Bird Flu’ Strains

7:00 PM EDT April 16, 2013

‘Ecosystem Services’: Placing Value on the Natural World

From: Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry

April 09, 2013

Wiley Job Network Announces New Resources and Tools to Connect Job Seekers and Employers

Wiley has announced a new suite of resources and tools to enhance the Wiley Job Network

April 09, 2013

Wiley Selects TEMIS for Semantic Big Data Initiative

Leading Global STMS Publisher To Deploy Luxid® Content Enrichment Platform to Enhance Customer Experience Across its Digital Products and Leverage its Six-Million Document Archive

April 08, 2013

Get to Work, Enzymes! High yield: Cell-free enzyme cascade makes hydrogen from xylose

Fuel cells are a highly promising means of producing electricity. However, the hydrogen they require is still largely obtained from coal, oil, or natural gas. Producing hydrogen from less expensive biomass is an attractive alternative, but has not produced sufficient yields to date. In the journal Angewandte Chemie, a team of American and Mexican researchers has now introduced a cell-free biosystem of thirteen enzymes that can produce hydrogen from xylose, one of the main components of plants, in yields of over 95 %.

April 03, 2013

Wiley Journals Comply With New Open Access Policies of UK Funders

John Wiley & Sons, Inc, announced today that the majority of Wiley’s journals in its open access publishing program now offers authors funded by The Wellcome Trust and Research Councils UK the opportunity to publish their articles under a Creative Commons Attribution CC BY license when paying an Article Publication Charge (APC).

April 02, 2013

Rising Black Bear Population is Reconquering Nevada after 80 Years

From: The Journal of Wildlife Management

April 02, 2013

Vitamin C Goes Astray: Reaction pathways for Maillard degradation of vitamin C

Vitamin C is found in many foods, and, among other things, is used to prolong shelf life. However, it is not stable in air or at room temperature. Cut fruits turn brown and the tastes of foods change. In the journal Angewandte Chemie, German researchers have now presented a systematic study of the processes that occur during the degradation of vitamin C.