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July 15, 2013

What Will Voyager 1 Discover at the Bow of the Solar System?

From: Geophysical Research Letters

July 10, 2013

Cloud Brightening to Cool Seas Can Protect Coral Reefs

Targeted Cooling Could Offer a 50-year ‘breathing space’ for Coral Protection

July 01, 2013

Wiley Announces Increase in Impact Factors

John Wiley & Sons, Inc., today announced a continued increase in the proportion of its journal titles indexed in the Thomson Reuters® 2012 Journal Citation Reports (JCR), with 1,192 (approximately 77%) titles now indexed, up from 1,156 in the 2011 JCR. Wiley titles now account for the largest share of journals in 50 categories.

July 01, 2013

Anthrax Killer from the Sea: Unusual antibiotic from a marine actinomycete is effective against anthrax

A new potential drug from a marine microorganism is effective against anthrax and various other Gram-positive bacteria, as reported by American scientists in the journal Angewandte Chemie. A chlorinated analogue kills off Gram-negative bacteria.

June 17, 2013

First Risk Assessment of Shale Gas Fracking to Biodiversity

From: Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences

June 17, 2013

Have Helicopters Changed Mountain Goat Behavior?

From: Journal of Wildlife Management

June 17, 2013

Neurotic Chimps: How Can Personalities be Measured in Primates?

From: American Journal of Primatology

June 12, 2013

Seven Outstanding Ocean Researchers Nominated For 2013 ASPIRE Prize

APEC member economies have announced their nominees for the 2013 APEC Science Prize for Innovation, Research, and Education, also known as the ASPIRE Prize, sponsored by John Wiley & Sons, Inc., and Elsevier.

June 11, 2013

American Geophysical Union and Wiley Partner to Launch New Open Access Journal

The AGU and Wiley announced today their partnership to publish the new open access peer-reviewed journal, Earth’s Future, which will begin accepting submissions on 17 June.

June 11, 2013

Head in a Cage: Fatty acid composition of diacylglycerols determines local signaling patterns

In the human body, lipids do not only serve as energy stores and structural elements, but they are also important signaling molecules. Disruptions of lipid signal transmission seem to be involved in diseases such as atherosclerosis and diabetes, as well as inflammation and pain. In the journal Angewandte Chemie, researchers from Heidelberg have now reported on photoactivatable lipids that can be used to manipulate signaling processes in cells with both spatial and time resolution.

June 07, 2013

The Fastest and the Brightest: BODIPY–tetrazine derivatives as superbright bioorthogonal turn-on probes

American researchers have developed a probe for marking biomolecules that begins to fluoresce only when it is “switched on” by binding. As reported in the journal Angewandte Chemie, the reaction takes place very quickly and the difference in brightness between the “on” and “off” states is two orders of magnitude bigger than for conventional activatable probes.

June 03, 2013

Can West African Monsoons be Predicted on Decadal Time Scales?

From: Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres

June 03, 2013

We Need Another Hero: Why Climate Change Needs a Narrative

From: Social Science Quarterly

May 20, 2013

Wiley Trial Alternative Metrics on Subscription and Open Access Articles

System Tracks News and Social Media Impact of Scholarly Articles and Datasets

May 20, 2013

Should We Eat Meat? Evolution and Consequences of Modern Carnivory

Meat eating is often a contentious subject, whether considering the technical, ethical, environmental, political, or health-related aspects of production and consumption.

12:00 AM EDT May 20, 2013

Colorado’s New Alga May Be a Source of Biofuel Production

 A newly discovered strain of yellow-green algae has an ideal lipid profile for biofuel production

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