James G. Robertson

By James G. Robertson The Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute has new pictures of the worms we wrote about in September, and the number of species identified by scientists has increased from nine to as many as 17. The researchers have also published some insight into how the worms get food from the bones of dead…

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By James G. Robertson, National Geographic Digital Media Scientists have finished a three-year project decoding the genome of the horse and have found something about the human genome in the process. The researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University found lots of similarities between the DNA of a horse and that of…

Changing Planet

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By James G. Robertson, National Geographic Digital Media Large algae blooms could have been a major contributing factor to the last five mass extinctions and smaller die-offs throughout history, researchers at Clemson University announced yesterday, challenging the theories that a major cataclysmic event, like an asteroid strike, alone caused the extinctions. Today, a change in…

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By James G. Robertson, National Geographic Digital Media There have been several advances this month in developing alternative energy sources, most notably in fuel cell and solar cell technology.  Here’s a brief summary of some of these discoveries that may make alternative energy easier and cheaper to produce. Researchers at the University of California, Santa…

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By James G. Robertson, National Geographic Digital Media A research team of Greek and English underwater archaeologists have discovered ceramics that date the world’s oldest submerged town to be 1,200 years older than previously thought, the Greek government announced today. Pavlopetri, off the south coast of Laconia in Greece, was discovered in 1967 but left…

Changing Planet

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