Beth Mole's Articles
- NewsMicrobes in some of Louisiana’s marshes are breaking down oil from the Deepwater Horizon spill faster than expected.
- Science TickerEngines that run on the dehydration of bacterial spores can power a tiny car and an LED.
- For Daily UseA standard method for building fires, making the height about equal to the width, is the most efficient structure for stoking the hottest flames, calculations show.
- Science TickerMarine species migrating amid global warming face shrinking habitats in cooler locations.
- NewsSweet and stealthy toxins have been caught sticky-handed, potentially solving a decades-long mystery of tainted honey in New Zealand.
- NewsLung lesions and other injuries link an extensive die-off of dolphins in the Gulf of Mexico to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
- NewsSemiarid ecosystems, such as grasslands and shrublands, are behind the large variation in the amount of atmospheric carbon dioxide sucked in by land each year.
- Science TickerCertain e-cigarette flavors, such as banana pudding, may damage lung tissue
- NewsMysterious form of phosphorus may be used as shadow currency by marine microbes, potentially upending scientists’ understanding of nutrient exchanges.
- News in BriefScientists can now detect and measure the amount of illegal drugs, such as cocaine and heroin, on a lone fingerprint.