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    “Coral on a Chip” Cracks Coral Mysteries

    The world's corals are dying, with tremendous effects on climate and ocean health – however, much about coral, and why it dies, is still unknown. Now, Dr. Assaf Vardi and his team have created a new experimental platform – a ""coral on a chip"" – that lets them grow coral in the lab to study the structures' complicated lives at microscale resolution.

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    Eating Air, Making Fuel

    The process of carbon fixation is crucial to life on earth – and yet it puts too much harmful carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas, into the atmosphere. Prof. Ron Milo's lab has engineered carbon-fixing bacteria to create sugar – fuel – from CO2. The team hopes that, in the future, their insights could lead to ways of storing energy or growing crops with higher yields, better suited to the coming world.

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    A Rusty Green Early Ocean?

    How were the Earth's solid deposits of iron ore created? While researching possible conditions on Mars, Dr. Itay Halevy discovered “green rust“ - rare today, but apparently common billions of years ago. While this would have been just one of several means of iron deposition, green rust seems to have delivered a large proportion of iron to our early ocean.

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    Ecosphere Inspires

    Journalist Sura Jeselsohn writes about a recent visit to the Weizmann Institute's Clore Garden of Science. Long fascinated by America's Biosphere project and the idea of self-contained systems, she was delighted to find the Ecosphere and its educational environment. She also praises the Clore Garden for its fun exhibits.