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Methane-eating microbes in the ocean help moderate Earth’s temperature

Methane-eating microbes in the ocean help moderate Earth’s temperature

Science
June 14 (UPI) -- Methane-eating microbes in the planet's oceans play an unappreciated role moderating Earth's temperature, according to a new study published Monday in the journal Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences. Carbon dioxide is the most abundant and famous greenhouse gas, but methane is plentiful and its warming effect is more than 30 times more powerful. Most methane that ends up in the atmosphere is released by human activities, but several natural processes also produce methane: volcanic activity, subsurface water-rock interactions and microbial metabolism. The majority of naturally produced methane on Earth is produced by microbes, and much of that is in the ocean. Over the last decade or so, a number of studies have shown the planet's oceans to be home to a lot more me...
Elon Musk says he ‘most likely’ has a moderate case of COVID-19

Elon Musk says he ‘most likely’ has a moderate case of COVID-19

Technology
Elon Musk has said he "most likely" has a moderate case of COVID-19, as he continued to question the accuracy of the tests."Am getting wildly different results from different labs, but most likely I have a moderate case of covid. My symptoms are that of a minor cold, which is no surprise, since a coronavirus is a type of cold," Mr Musk tweeted. The Tesla and SpaceX boss did not mention whether the results were from polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests, which are more accurate than rapid tests."A little up & down. Feels just like a regular cold, but more body achy & cloudy head than coughing/sneezing," Mr Musk wrote in reply to a Twitter user asking about his symptoms.Mr Musk said on Thursday that he had taken four COVID-19 tests on the same day, two of which showed he was positive...