Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

December 15, 1996
Arctic Tundra Now Pumping More Carbon Into Atmosphere
The arctic tundra's vast carbon reservoir has sprung a leak.

Scientists Convene To Discuss Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty
Researchers from a sweeping array of disciplines will gather in San Francisco on December 15 to take stock of the extraordinary scientific challenges posed by the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty.

Methane Deep In Ocean Crust Could Feed Chemical-Hungry Microorganisms
Tiny bubbles full of brine may be creating a storehouse of nutrients needed by microorganisms living at the seafloor and, possibly, deep within the earth's crust.

Study Finds Success, Not Number Of Procedures, Is Better Predictor Of Competence
Success rates, not just the number of procedures performed, are better predictors of a physician's competence in one of the most technically challenging endoscopic procedures, Duke University Medical Center researchers have concluded

Researchers Sift Evidence Concerning Plate Boundary
A series of papers presented at the annual conference of the American Geophysical Union in San Francisco could shed new light on the geological processes by which continents grow, as well as on the nature of the structures, known as faults, that lie along plate boundaries
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