Over the last 20 years, rapid advances in DNA sequencing and bioinformatics technologies have significantly improved scientists’ understanding of the microbial world. Examples include increased knowledge about the vast diversity of microorganisms; how microbiota and microbiomes impact disease and medical treatment; how microorganisms impact the health of our planet; and the potential for… Read more
The Earth’s atmosphere, oceans and biosphere are huge reservoirs of carbon, and all play a critical role in global carbon cycling. Soil is one of the largest carbon pools on the planet, storing more carbon than the atmosphere and biosphere combined, yet scientists aren’t sure what regulates carbon persistence—the amount of carbon that remains in the soil.
Scientists at the Lawrence Livermore National… Read more
Northern Arizona University professor and art historian Jennifer McLerran recently published findings that reveal the rich, complex expression hidden in the work of Native American artist Carla Hemlock and how these messages represent the feminist ethic evident more broadly in the work of indigenous female artists.
The article, published in the peer-reviewed journal Feminist Studies, focuses on the quilts created by Hemlock, a contemporary artist… Read more