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Tiny seashells show extent of climate change

Future climate change conditions lead to additional to stress marine creatures, and this provides a means for tracking the effects of climate change. The research further shows how changes can throw off the ocean carbon balance.

Could crustacean shells treat IBS?

Miami - Microparticles in crab, shrimp and lobster shells have anti-inflammatory mechanisms that that could lead to the development of novel preventive strategies for those who suffer from inflammatory bowel disease (IBS), according to new research.

Photo Essay: SBG hosts exhibit of seashells from around the world Special

Savannah - Called a "Smithsonian-grade exhibit of seashells," Mique Pinkerton's collection was featured at the Savannah Botanical Gardens. Hundreds of shells from across the globe, from Scallops to Tritons, fascinated exhibit visitors.

Reading climate change by looking at the shells

Climate changes from millions of years ago are recorded at daily rate in sea shells. Studying ancient sea shells can provide valuable information about changes to the Earth’s environment.

Nylon-like material made from shrimps

Scientists are investigating how the shell waste from crustaceans could be turned into different types of 'bioplastics'.

How do barnacles have sex?

Just how barnacles reproduce has confounded scientists for many years and working it out has proved surprisingly difficult. However, now a new Canadian research paper sheds light on the process.

Private charged in Russian military range shell blasts

Orenburg - An army conscript has confessed to ignoring the ban on smoking in explosion-risk areas of the military base and has been charged with causing the massive explosions near Orenburg, Russia on Tuesday.

4,000 tons of shells exploded in Central Russia (video)

Orenburg - On Tuesday, it was reported that an explosion in Central Russia had caused mushroom-like clouds, and that three shells were involved. Turns out it was more like 4,000 tons of shells detonated in the blasts.

Mushroom clouds from shell explosions in Central Russia (video)

Orenburg - Two villages were evacuated on Tuesday following a series of huge explosions near a military testing ground at Donguzsky, 40 kms from Orenburg in Central Russia.

Mortar Shells Rock Mogadishu

Mortar shell blasts and machine gun fire have rocked the Somali capital of Mogadishu breaking a lull that has lasted for several months. No deaths have been reported. Residential areas have been attacked.
 

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The shell encrusted ceiling of the spiraling grotto at Leeds Castle.
The shell encrusted ceiling of the spiraling grotto at Leeds Castle.
Spondylus (Spiny Oysters) shells at Savannah Botanical Gardens exhibit.  Savannah  GA
Spondylus (Spiny Oysters) shells at Savannah Botanical Gardens exhibit. Savannah, GA
Miter (Mitridae and Costellariidae) shells at Savannah Botanical Gardens exhibit.  Savannah  GA
Miter (Mitridae and Costellariidae) shells at Savannah Botanical Gardens exhibit. Savannah, GA

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