In a recent study, fossilized coral reefs gave new insight into the direct correlation between an increase in global temperature and the rise in sea level. The results from the study, done by a team of collaborators from Mexico and Germany, were published on April 16, 2009 in the journal Nature.
Although it's still winter in Alaska, one of its volcanoes has begun to heat up. Starting the night of March 22, Mount Redoubt, located 106 miles southwest of Anchorage, began to spew ash over the south-central part of Alaska. This was just the beginning of a series of explosive eruptions that have been shaking the state.
Recently, a study discussing the evolution of the rhinovirus genome that is responsible for nearly half of all cold infections was conducted by researchers at Brigham Young University (BYU). The knowledge gained from this study could make important contributions to the discovery of potential vaccines, which may be much more effective than common self-remedies.