Lack of iron may limit coral resilience to warming seas

Limited access to iron at high ocean temperatures may harm coral resistance to a warming ocean, a new study shows.

Gail McCormick-Penn State • futurity
Oct. 5, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: climate-change oceans earth-and-environment iron corals

Acidic oceans could affect future adhesives

The availability of iron in increasingly acidic oceans could change how creatures like mussels make their adhesives, research finds.

Chris Adam-Purdue • futurity
Aug. 4, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: oceans biomimicry science-and-technology earth-and-environment iron adhesives mussels

Earth’s core may have a leak

A new study suggest's that Earth's core has been leaking iron, potentially for billions of years.

Becky Oskin-UC Davis • futurity
April 14, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: isotopes temperature science-and-technology iron

To stop TB bacteria, cut off their iron supply

Researchers may have found a new way to stop the bacteria that cause tuberculosis. It could lead to new drugs to fight the disease.

U. Zurich • futurity
April 2, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: bacteria tuberculosis drug-development health-and-medicine iron

Adding iron to wheat could fight ‘hidden hunger’

Biofortification of wheat shows promise for addressing "hidden hunger," a lack of essential vitamins and minerals in the human diet.

Nerissa Hannink-Melbourne • futurity
Feb. 5, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: agriculture food plants genetic-engineering health-and-medicine iron zinc wheat

Iron crystal ‘snow’ falls in Earth’s core

"It's sort of a bizarre thing to think about. You have crystals within the outer core snowing down onto the inner core..."

Monica Kortsha-Texas • futurity
Dec. 23, 2019 ~6 min

Tags: planets volcanoes earth science-and-technology iron magma

Theory: Odd metallic asteroid spewed molten iron

The density of the metallic asteroid Psyche has mystified scientists, but a new theory points to molton iron as an explanation.

Emil Venere-Purdue • futurity
Sept. 17, 2019 ~3 min

Tags: space volcanoes metals asteroids science-and-technology iron

Tiny iron-breather could help control methane levels

Understanding more about how a microorganism produces methane and carbon dioxide could help scientists cut greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.

Gail McCormick-Penn State • futurity
Sept. 6, 2019 ~5 min

Tags: climate-change carbon-dioxide microbes methane oceans earth-and-environment iron

Hydrothermal vents fuel ‘blooms’ in surprising places

"Iron from hydrothermal vents can well up, travel across hundreds of miles of open ocean, and allow phytoplankton to thrive in some very unexpected places."

Josie Garthwaite-Stanford • futurity
June 12, 2019 ~6 min

Tags: oceans phytoplankton science-and-technology iron hydrothermal-vent

Does iron oxide turn blue icebergs green?

Why some icebergs look emerald green instead of bright blue has mystified scientists for decades. Now they may have an answer.

U. Washington • futurity
March 7, 2019 ~6 min

Tags: antarctica ice science-and-technology iron glaciers

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