Our Place in the Food Security Chain

Food insecurity is a growing threat in many places around the world. This situation is exacerbated by two events that many geoscientists are tasked to study: natural hazards and our changing climate. In this issue of Eos, we look at how geoscientists are using their research to help create resilient communities around the […]

Mallard to go? Dig of Pompeii fast-food place reveals tastes

An undated photo made available by the Pompeii Archeological park press office shows the thermopolium in the Pompeii archeological park, near Naples, Italy. A fast-food eatery discovered at Pompeii is now completely excavated, helping to reveal some favorite dishes of citizens of the ancient Roman city who liked to eat out. Pompeii Archaeological Park’s longtime […]

How proteins find their place in the cell

Structure of the GET insertion machine (Get1 in blue, Get2 in orange and Get3 in light blue). A representative cryo-EM image of the complex is shown in the background. Credit: McDowell and Sinning (2020) Over a quarter of all proteins in a cell are found in the membrane, where they perform vital functions. To fulfill […]

Chinese submarine reaches the deepest place on Earth

The Chinese submersible Fendouzhe just reached one of the deepest spots on the planet, reaching a dizzying (and dark) depth of 35,791 feet (10,909 meters), according to a state-run news agency. During a months-long expedition, Fendouzhe completed 13 dives into the Mariana Trench — which boasts the deepest region on Earth — in the western […]

Making a Place for the Next Generation of Geoscientists

The COVID-19 pandemic has drastically slowed productivity and progress for many researchers and academics. Negative impacts have affected early-career scientists and underrepresented groups disproportionately and may be long lasting [Maas et al., 2020]. This is particularly true in the Earth sciences, where diversity has made only small strides since the 1970s [Bernard and […]

More than just a pretty place — ScienceDaily

Floating gardens sound so idyllic. Now, a study proves that they are more than just a pretty place. The study, by researchers at Illinois State University, demonstrates that such constructed gardens can have a measurable, positive impact on water quality. Floating gardens are essentially rafts built on a frame of plastic caging, wrapped in coconut […]

More than just a pretty place

Floating garden in summer. Credit: Abigail Heath. Boulder, Colo., U.S.: Floating gardens sound so idyllic. Now, a study proves that they are more than just a pretty place. The study, by researchers at Illinois State University, demonstrates that such constructed gardens can have a measurable, positive impact on water quality. Floating gardens are essentially rafts […]