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Karthik Anantharaman and Jillian Banfield are co-authors of “Asgard archaea illuminate the origin of eukaryotic cellular complexity.” The article came out on 11 January 2017 in Nature.
Professor Banfield is a geomicrobiologist and biogeochemist whose work focuses on the fundamental relationship between microorganisms and their chemical environments. She is a recipient of...
Highlights •Jupiter’s 5 µm hotspots are not correlated with the location of radio hotspots at 2 cm. •The layer probed at 2 cm in Jupiter’s atmosphere, 1–2 bars of atmospheric pressure, is...
KEY POINTS Isotopic fingerprint of N2O from permafrost peatlands in subarctic tundra is similar to that found in natural soils from other latitudes; the larger N2O emissions in subarctic...
The current generator design produces near monoenergetic 2.45 MeV neutrons at outputs of 10^8 n/s. Calculations provided show that future conditioning at higher currents and voltages will...
Daniel Rutte is first author of “Building the Pamir-Tibet Plateau—Crustal Stacking, Extensional Collapse, and Lateral Extrusion in the Central Pamir: 1. Geometry and Kinematics.” The...
•The size of sediments supplied by hillslopes to rivers is a major unsolved problem. •Hillslope sediment size should vary with lithology, climate, biota and erosion rate. •New model...
The devastating Amatrice Earthquake struck Italy on 24 August 2016, producing severe damage in several towns in the Apennines including Amatrice and Norcia.
David Burstein, Brian Thomas and Jillian Banfield are co-authors of “Identical bacterial populations colonize premature infant gut, skin, and oral microbiomes and exhibit different in situ...
Researchers in EPS have determined that fast rates of North American plate motion 1.1 billion years ago continued for much longer than previously thought. The researchers, Luke Fairchild,...

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