The ocean floor contains viruses and bacteria locked in a constant struggle for survival. This has a great effect on the carbon cycle in the ocean and thus also affects how much CO2 is released into the atmosphere.
An ice core extracted from the West Antarctic Ice Sheet reveals in unprecedented detail how the weather in the Antarctic has changed over the past 68,000 years. The ice core may also tell us how future climate change will affect the frozen continent.
Scientists have found a new method for assessing whether aggressive brain cancer can be treated with drugs. With the new technique, pictures of the chaotic network of blood vessels in tumours can reveal whether the patient will live longer with treatment.