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Jack Grant To Lead Northstars Reorganized Travel Titles

first_imgThis article first appears at FOLIO: sister site minonline.Jack Grant, the former VP of integrated sales at HFMUS has been named publisher of Northstar Travel Media’s TravelAge West and associate publisher of Travel Weekly. The two titles had been under separate management but now will be under the same team, which Grant will lead. He will report to Bob Sullivan, EVP and group publisher of Retail Travel Network, the BTN Group and PhoCusWright. TravelAge West and Travel Weekly will continue to operate under discrete content, sales and marketing staff, but the two brands will help develop new integrated business opportunities together with combined senior level management. Grant managed integrated sales at HFMUS before its sale to Hearst earlier this year. Earlier he worked for Gruner & Jahr USA, Hearst, NY times Magazine Group and Times Mirror Magazine Group.The current publisher of TravelAge West, Michelle Rosenberg, has also served as the VP in charge of Northstar’s Marketing Solutions Group. With Grant’s appointment as new publisher, Rosenberg will focus her effort on the Marketing solutions Group full time.last_img read more

ALM Launches Dedicated Mobile Sites

first_imgALM is taking another big step in mobile optimization—what could be a crucial one for its mobile-friendly audience.The b-to-b publisher of more 20 titles focusing on the legal services industry has launched dedicated mobile sites for 14 of its national and regional brands. The move comes after the company optimized its newsletters for mobile devices in early March—which, it recently announced, has boosted open rates by more than 60 percent—and follows the hire of Jeffrey Litvack as senior vice president of digital media last fall.“ALM’s focus on developing state-of-the art sites for accessing news content on mobile devices and tablets is in response to the adoption of mobile as a preferred means by legal professionals for how they wish to keep up to date on the developments of the industry,” Litvack says in a statement.Litvack’s comments are buttressed by survey results and internal metrics that suggest mobile is a key consumption platform among legal professionals. Close to 90 percent of lawyers use smartphones, according to the release, while mobile traffic to ALM properties has increased nearly 60 percent year-over-year.Content-wise, the mobile sites emphasize recency and breaking news, as opposed to ALM’s educational content or services, Litvack says.While ALM considered a responsive design solution, they felt dedicated mobile sites were preferable, given their goals.“Responsive design ultimately is a middle of the road approach,” he says. “It’s about making compromises—whether its on the mobile site or tablet or website.  This is especially true when it comes to advertising, because responsive advertising isn’t there yet. For b-to-b companies, the question is: Can you afford to manage multiple sites? Where our traffic is growing so significantly on mobile sites, it would be foolish of us to not optimize the experience.”last_img read more

Pentagon to Outline Response to Any Move by EPA to Set Enforceable

first_imgConferees negotiating a compromise version of the fiscal 2019 defense authorization bill added language requiring the Defense Department to outline its plans for cleaning up on- and off-base drinking water supplies contaminated with per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) after the Environmental Protection Agency establishes a regulatory standard for that class of chemicals. Within six months after EPA sets legally enforceable limits — or maximum contaminant levels — for PFAS exposure under the Safe Drinking Water Act, the department would be required to submit a report to Congress containing a plan to:assess any contamination at DOD installations and surrounding communities stemming from the department’s past use of agents containing PFAS;identify any remediation actions it plans to carry out using the maximum contaminant level established by EPA;provide an estimate of the cost and a schedule for completing planned cleanup activities; andprovide an assessment of past expenditures by local water authorities to address contamination before EPA established a maximum contaminant level, and an estimate of the cost to reimburse communities that performed cleanups to a level that did not exceed the new EPA standard.EPA has begun investigating the possibility of setting legally enforceable limits for PFOA and PFOS exposure as one of the steps it is taking to respond to nationwide concern over the presence of PFAS in water supplies. The agency, though, has not said how long it will take to set exposure limits for those chemicals, assuming the process reaches that point. At the Defense Communities National Summit in June, Jennifer McLain, acting deputy director of EPA’s office of ground water and drinking water, said there is no established timeline under the Safe Drinking Water Act for completing the regulatory determination process. The agency has started the preliminary phase of the process and officials still are discussing a possible timeframe, she said at the time.That effort is critical as a regulatory standard for the chemicals is needed for the Pentagon to implement appropriate cleanup actions.The same provision of the conference report to the authorization bill, section 315, also directs the department to transfer funds to the Health and Human Services Department to conduct a study of the effects of PFAS exposure to humans.The Senate will vote to adopt the conference report Thursday, according to a statement Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) made on the chamber floor on Tuesday. Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more

Apples iPhone sales tanked Now all eyes are on whats ahead

first_img $999 The company had raised a red flag in November, when it said it would stop disclosing how many units it sells each quarter.On Tuesday, investors will get a more-detailed picture of what missed and why. More important, said analysts, will be what Apple says during its conference call about the state of the second quarter, which ends in March.”The big question is how much iPhone channel inventory Apple built in Q1,” Toni Sacconaghi, an analyst at Bernstein, wrote in a note to investors last week. Sacconaghi encouraged investors to listen for commentary on replacement cycles for the iPhone, reasons for the downturn in China and demand in other regions for the iPhone. “Our contention [is] that China only appears to account for half of the iPhone’s shortfall in Q1,” he wrote.UBS analyst Timothy Arcuri raised similar concerns in his investors note, writing that he’ll be paying attention to what Apple says about iPhone inventory levels, how long the company expects to be affected by demand in China, potential price reductions and iPhone upgrade cycles. Updated at 4:22 p.m. PT: To reflect the price of the MacBook Air for nonstudents.  Apple: See what’s up with the tech giant as it releases new iPhones and more.Does the Mac still matter? Apple execs explain why the MacBook Pro was over four years in the making, and why we should care. CNET may get a commission from retail offers. 48 Now playing: Watch this: Tags $999 Apple See It See All Aug 31 • Your phone screen is gross. Here’s how to clean it Phones Stock Market Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X Sprint Aug 31 • iPhone XR vs. iPhone 8 Plus: Which iPhone should you buy? Boost Mobile See It Apple’s iPhone XS didn’t sell as well as analysts had expected during the holiday season.  Angela Lang/CNET Early this month, Apple CEO Tim Cook gave us the bad news in broad strokes. On Tuesday, we’ll find out just how bad it was.In a letter shared with investors on Jan. 2, Cook revealed that revenue in the company’s fiscal first quarter, ended on Dec. 29, would miss Apple’s own forecasts by about 15 percent. He laid most of the blame on an economic slowdown in China. “In fact, most of our revenue shortfall to our guidance, and over 100 percent of our year-over-year worldwide revenue decline, occurred in Greater China across iPhone, Mac and iPad,” he wrote. Cook also blamed a decrease in carrier phone subsidies and higher prices overseas caused by a strong US dollar. Customers additionally took advantage of Apple’s $29 battery replacement offer, which lets them squeeze more life out of their older iPhones. The company now sees sales of $84 billion, well below the range of $89 billion to $94 billion it had forecast in November. The earnings warning was Apple’s first in more than 15 years. The weaker holiday season — a period when most of Apple’s iPhones are sold — fanned a growing belief that the industry as a whole, and Apple in particular, is grappling with consumer smartphone fatigue. Many people also pointed to the high price tags on Apple’s newest phones. The iPhone XS ranges from $999 to $1,349, depending on storage capacity, and the XS Max with 512 GB of storage costs as much as $1,499. By comparison, the MacBook Air starts at $999. Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) Aug 31 • Best places to sell your used electronics in 2019 Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR Apple Apple iPhone XS Sep 1 • iPhone 11, Apple Watch 5 and more: The final rumors See It $999 See it $999 Best Buy • Comments Share your voice Apple’s streaming service could take on Netflix 6:05 reading • Apple’s iPhone sales tanked. Now all eyes are on what’s aheadlast_img read more

Scientists just discovered a new dinosaur with leathery bat wings

first_img Sci-Tech Share your voice 15 Photos Tags This is what would happen if we still had dinosaurscenter_img 0 null To the Batcave! Cheung Chung Tat Holy leathery membranes, Batman! An exquisite, fascinating fossil find in northern China has provided new evidence that some Jurassic dinosaurs developed membranous wings like those seen in modern day bats. A complete analysis of the find is published in the journal Nature on May 8, detailing the new fossil, which researchers have named Ambopteryx longibranchium. The nearly-complete fossil was spotted in 2017, lying in a rock formation dating back 163 million years. Remnants of the creature’s plumage and tissues were well-preserved, allowing researchers to slowly piece together the history and form of the unusual dinosaur.The researchers found soft tissue around the dinosaur’s flanks and across its arms, showing it had folds of leathery skin that would have resembled wings. The fossil also contains a “styliform” — a long bone that extends from the wrist — providing further evidence the membrane likely ran from Ambopteryx’s flank to its fingertips.Measuring approximately 13 inches in length, Ambopteryx would have lived in the trees of the Jurassic period and used its wings to glide through the air, rather than for powered flight. It belongs to a group of dinosaurs known as the scansoriopterygids, which all contain lanky arms, but it’s only the second fossil found in the group to contain the styliform bone.That is significant, because it strengthens the case the first “bat-winged” fossil, located in 2015 from a location only 50 miles away, was indeed a flyer. Dubbed “Yi qi”, the fossil was bizarre enough that it divided paleontologist opinion on whether or not the creature had wings. We know dinosaurs eventually evolved feathery wings and became today’s birds, but besides Yi qi, there wasn’t any prior evidence in the fossil record to suggest this type of non-avian flight.That makes Ambopteryx a powerful find, lending weight to the idea Yi qi did indeed develop a separate method of flight, similar to that of the pterosaurs but different to the line of dinosaurs that would eventually become birds. The membrane may even be present in previously discovered members of the scansoriopterygids, though at present it is believed the other members had more bird-like wings.last_img read more

RollsRoyce wants to shatter the electric plane speed record

first_img From dusk til Rolls-Royce Dawn 2019 Rolls-Royce Cullinan: Elevating the SUV 39 Photos Share your voice Enlarge ImageRolls-Royce’s ACCEL electric racing plane takes inspiration from both the old and the new. Rolls-Royce/YASA When people think of Rolls-Royce, they very rarely think of it as being a brand on the cutting edge of technology. That’s probably because they’re thinking of that other Rolls-Royce, the one that makes cars. The Rolls-Royce that deals with aircraft is always looking forward and the latest proof of that comes in the form of its electric racing plane.Rolls’ electric racing plane was first announced earlier in 2019, and while on the face of things, its 500 horsepower rating and propeller-style propulsion may seem a bit old-fashioned, ACCEL as it’s known is anything but. In fact, Rolls-Royce plans to use it to set a speed record.45846734524-98fb54d989-kwebEnlarge ImageThe ACCEL from Rolls-Royce and YASA looks an awful lot like a racing plane from the 1930s. Rolls-Royce/YASA ACCEL — which stands for “accelerating electrification of flight” — makes use of several unique design ideas to further its record-breaking agenda. The 750-volt battery pack being used in the racer features 6,000 individual cells that together will offer 200 miles of range. To spin its single low-speed propeller, ACCEL uses three lightweight electric motors, stacked together which deliver a combined 500 hp.The shape of the plane is reminiscent of the racing monoplanes of the 1930s and 40s, as well as the sleek fighters employed by the Allies during World War II. This means that ACCEL features a sleek mono-wing design with a long and narrow fuselage that should allow the modestly-powered aircraft to exceed 300 miles per hour. Rolls-Royce Comments 2019 Rolls-Royce Cullinan in the wilds of Wyoming 6:32 2019 Rolls-Royce Cullinan review: The top-shelf SUV Bentley’s first SUV is a 187-mph, all-terrain luxocrat Now playing: Watch this: 2 More From Roadshow The current electric plane speed record was set in 2017 by Siemens at 210 mph, but Rolls-Royce hopes not only to smash that record but beat its own 343 mph speed record from the 1930s set by a Supermarine S6.B powered by a special Rolls Royce R racing engine.The record attempt is currently slated to take place sometime in 2020 in the UK. Electric Cars Car Industry Tagslast_img read more

Will Smiths Aladdin trailer feature A Whole New World Watch

first_imgAladdin movie trailerDisney’s Aladdin (@disneyaladdin/Instagram)A month prior to the release of Avengers: Endgame movie, Walt Disney Studios has finally released a full-length trailer for their upcoming live-action remake of Aladdin. The trailer finally revealed Will Smith as Genie but what has made everyone talking is that this is going to be the first time in this movie where we got to hear “A Whole New World” song.The trailer features Mean Massoud as Aladdin, an Agrabah thief who is smitten with Sultan’s daughter, Princess Jasmine played by Naomi Scott. Aladdin meets Jafar, played by Marwan Kenzari, who takes Aladdin to a huge mountain where they could find the lamp. With the magical lamp, Jafar wishes to overthrow the Sultan but as it shows in the trailer, Aladdin takes the lamp for himself.After befriending Genie, Aladdin asks him to make him like a prince so that Princess Jasmine can fall in love with him. For this, Genie swiftly says that “You look like a prince on the outside, but I didn’t change anything on the outside.”In Aladdin’s recent trailer, we finally see the flying carpet and how Will Smith performs this musical dance number of “Friend Like Me” and how Jasmine sings, “A Whole New World.” Well, fans expected Disney to create a couple of new songs for this movie but still, it would be fun to see this live-action musical fantasy movie on the big screen.You can watch the trailer below:The upcoming Aladdin movie is based on Disney’s Aladdin and the Magic Lamp from One thousand and One Nights. The movie’s screenplay is co-written by John August and Guy Ritchie.Even before the release, Aladdin movie has drawn a lot of criticism for several reasons. At first, fans and movie experts criticized the movie for its decision to add a new original white character by casting actor Billy Magnussen as Prince Anders. At the same time, the decision to cast half-Indian actress Naomi Scott to play the lead of female Princess Jasmine also drawn criticism of colorism in Hollywood.Not only this, the previous look of Aladdin made many to wonder about Will Smith’s casting as Genie in the upcoming musical live-action movie. The first trailer was debuted during Grammy Awards and fans expressed disappointments for the poor use of CGIs. Several fans went on to say that Smith will never be able to recreate the magic of Robin Williams.Will Smith’s Aladdin movie is slated to release on May 24, 2019.last_img read more

Syndicate Bank Bribery Case Bhushan Steel Shares Dip 20 at 52week Low

first_imgStocks of Bhushan Steel recorded a year’s low at ₹305 per share following involvement in Syndicate bank corruption case.The price of each share slumped ₹76.20 or 20 percent during trading hours on Wednesday at 1.30 pm.On Saturday, CBI arrested the chairman of Syndicate bank, S K Jain and a few others for demanding bribe to enhance the credit limit of Bhushan Steel and Prakash Industries.According to reports, Jain was found demanding a bribe of ₹50 Lakh from Neeraj Singhal, Bhushan Steel’s vice-chairman. CBI director, Ranjit Sinha ordered an internal inquiry after his team failed to arrest Singhal during the investigation at his residence in the bribery case.After conducting raids at 20 different locations across Bangalore, Delhi, Mumbai and Bhopal, CBI seized ₹21 lakh cash, fixed deposit receipts of ₹63 lakh and gold jewellery worth ₹1.68 crore.Bhushan Steel had taken a loan of ₹100 crore and Prakash Industries also borrowed ₹120 crore from Syndicate Bank. Both the companies allegedly tried to settle the loan by bribing Jain last week.CBI has also seized ₹50 lakh offered to Jain by both the companies. Moreover, both companies are also being investigated in connection with the coal block allocation scam, popularly known as Coalgate.Incorporated in 1989, Bhushan Steel’ reported net loss of ₹19.57 crore in Q4 March 2014 against its net profit of ₹280 crore in Q4 March 2013. Net sales plunged 10.9 percent to ₹2,399.73 crore in Q4 March 2014 over Q4 March 2013.During the year 2013-14, the company took loan of ₹1,042 crore from Axis Bank.Bhushan Steel facility is located in Sahibabad (Uttar Pradesh), Khopoli (Maharashtra) and Meramandali in Orissa state. The company is listed in BSE with stock code 500055 and in NSE with name BHUSANSTL.last_img read more

Can India top Vietnam in mobile phone exports to US as China

first_imgSamsung Galaxy Note 10 smartphone. Vietnam has been successful in luring the manufacturers fleeing China fearing more US sanctions over the trade war.TwitterIndia is confident of luring mobile phone makers leaving China for Vietnam fearing the US sanctions as President Donald Trump threatens to escalate a trade war with the Asian giant. A panel led by NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant is firming up a strategy that could ease the process for the mobile phone manufacturers to set up production centres in India, media reports suggest. The panel’s task is to prepare a blueprint to snatch back the initiative from Vietnam, which surged ahead of India after trailing it for some time.The Kant panel whose recommendations are expected soon boost electronic items’ export in general and mobile phones in particular, a report in the financial Express website said. The government set up the committee in the context of the failure of India’s phased manufacturing programme (PMP) for mobiles under Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s the Make in India initiative while production of mobile handsets grew but imports outpaced it.Indian authorities reckon that higher unit production cost is the reason that the manufacturers fleeing China to escape the US trade sanctions are shunning India for Vietnam. The Kant panel will suggest a programme to ensure that the production cost in India remains competitive.India had headstartIndia’s apparent headstart by producing 140 million handsets compared with 38 million in Vietnam, gradually disappeared with smartphone sales rocketing, the report says. While both the countries produced a similar number of phones in 2017, Vietnam went way ahead following the closure of the Nokia factory in Chennai. Indian exports plummeted from the peak $4 billion, the report says. Last year saw a mild recovery to $2.7 billion. Vietnamese exports, however, have surged from $2.3 billion in 2010 to $49 billion in 2018. A Vietnam street. Vietnam is fast catching up with China in electronics exports.HOANG DINH NAM/AFP/Getty ImagesFact is Vietnam is pacing ahead of India on several other electronic products. Trade statistics show that while India’s exports of electronic goods other than mobile phones have been flat around $5 billion since the beginning of the decade, Vietnam’s exports rose about 10 times, from $3.6 billion in 2010 to $34.5 billion last year, reports show.Industry experts say India may have to match Vietnam in providing a better industrial environment to find success in luring some of the manufacturers eyeing Vietnam. The tax breaks that corporate houses enjoy in Vietnam are termed to have a lot of attraction for large manufacturers.New world economic order  Though nowhere near China’s dominance over global exports at 60 per cent, Vietnam is said to be an emerging powerhouse with already 10 per cent of the export market. Big players like Samsung have moved to Vietnam to hedge their investment in case of a long standoff between Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping.The report quotes Counterpoint research associate director Tarun Pathak as saying, “Vietnam has a competitive edge over China in terms of labour and manufacturing costs, though China still dominates in terms of skill set, infrastructure and overall manufacturing efficiency.” India is not limiting its focus on electronics while anticipating a new world economic order. The Commerce Ministry under Piyush Goyal reckons that India can boost exports of some 350 products such as chemicals and granite to both US and China. A study by the Ministry officials says there are more than 150 products whose exports to China will gain traction because of the trade war. It has also identified that more than 200 Indian goods from rubber to graphite electrodes can substitute Chinese products. IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:00/1:05Loaded: 0%0:01Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-1:05?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. COPY LINKAD Loading … Closecenter_img Trump: China Tariffs Are Not Being Paid For By Our Peoplelast_img read more

I45 Feeder Between Scott And Wayside Awarded 56 Million For Reconstruction

first_img X 00:00 /00:48 Listen Share To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: The Texas Transportation Commission has given green light to a project that will improve the condition of a feeder road located close to the University of Houston’s main campus.The commission has awarded $5.6 million for reconstructing the section of Interstate 45 feeder roads that run between Scott and Wayside.The reconstruction will be done both on the northbound and southbound feeder roads.“We are looking at a July 2016 start date. The project will take about 9 months to complete with an estimated completion date of April 2017,” explained Deidrea George, a public information officer with the Houston District of the Texas Department of Transportation.George added the reconstruction will enhance safety and smooth out the roads for the public.She also said it can help alleviate flooding on the feeder roads, although “in situations where you have a lot of water coming in a short period of time flooding can occur.” last_img read more

Coral reefs are better at coping with rising sea temperatures than we

first_imgClose up of polyps are arrayed on a coral, waving their tentacles. There can be thousands of polyps on a single coral branch. Credit: Wikipedia Marine rainforests Known as the “rainforests of the sea,” coral reefs form some of the most diverse ecosystems on earth. Despite only covering 0.1 percent of the ocean’s surface, they provide a home for 25 percent of all maritime species, including fish, mollusks, and sponges. Coral reefs are actually deposits of calcium carbonate, the substance found in sea shells. The makeup of any coral reef is complex and consists of microscopic organisms called corals that live together in small colonies known as polyps. Polyps that contain “reef building” coral species are responsible for laying down the calcium carbonate that form the reefs. Corals live together with algae, and this relationship helps coral reefs survive. But when coral reefs experience stress, such as an increase in sea temperature, they sometimes expel the algae, which results in coral bleaching, a phenomenon in which the coral loses all its color, appearing completely white. This can result in the death of the reef. For example, in 2005, the US lost half of its coral reefs in the Caribbean to a massive bleaching event.It is already known that some corals are better than others at coping with stress. So Professor Stephen Palumbi and his colleagues at Stanford University in California set out to assess whether coral species have the ability to acclimate to warmer temperatures by increasing their thermal tolerance levels. Palumbi and his team completed their fieldwork on coral reefs in the U.S. National Park of American Samoa on Ofu Island. They concentrated on an important reef-building coral species. The corals were contained in two adjacent pools. In the first pool, water temperatures were more varied, reaching temperatures as high as 35°C. This was known as the highly variable pool. The second pool, known as the moderately variable pool, rarely experienced water temperatures of above 32°C. Coral transplant First, the researchers tested the photosynthesis rates of corals from both pools to compare how well they coped with high temperatures. They then transplanted coral colonies from the moderately variable pool to the highly variable pool to see if the coral would adapt to higher water temperatures. The transplanted corals were left to acclimate over the course of about two years, and were regularly tested for thermal tolerance over this time. The researchers conducted genetic analysis to see if there was any change in gene expression during this period that would result in higher thermal tolerance.It was found that corals in the highly variable pool were more tolerant of higher temperatures when compared to the corals in the moderately variable pool. But the most interesting finding involved the ability of the coral to acclimate to higher water temperatures. Dr Daniel Barshis, part of the team that completed the research, said: “The most important finding was that corals are capable of increasing their thermal tolerance limits substantially in just 12 to 18 months. This acclimation in upper tolerance limits correlates with changes in gene expression as well.” Real-world applications Barshis went on to say that this new knowledge should be integrated into models that predict the effects of global warming on coral reefs to help us understand how they will respond to rising sea temperatures in the future, he said: “This research provides some glimmer of hope that corals may have the ability to survive more than we’ve given them credit for, but only if we reduce the amount of current and future stresses.”This research also has many real-world applications that could help protect coral reefs from future climate change. Palumbi said, “It should be possible to use climate-resistant corals in transplant/restoration efforts in order to replant reefs with greater future resilience. This is one of the things we are doing this summer in a set of pilot projects in Samoa.” Citation: Coral reefs are better at coping with rising sea temperatures than we thought (2014, May 30) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2014-05-coral-reefs-coping-sea-temperatures.html Journal information: Science More information: Mechanisms of reef coral resistance to future climate change, Science 23 May 2014: Vol. 344 no. 6186 pp. 895-898. DOI: 10.1126/science.1251336ABSTRACTReef corals are highly sensitive to heat, yet populations resistant to climate change have recently been identified. To determine the mechanisms of temperature tolerance, we reciprocally transplanted corals between reef sites experiencing distinct temperature regimes and tested subsequent physiological and gene expression profiles. Local acclimatization and fixed effects, such as adaptation, contributed about equally to heat tolerance and are reflected in patterns of gene expression. In less than 2 years, acclimatization achieves the same heat tolerance that we would expect from strong natural selection over many generations for these long-lived organisms. Our results show both short-term acclimatory and longer-term adaptive acquisition of climate resistance. Adding these adaptive abilities to ecosystem models is likely to slow predictions of demise for coral reef ecosystems. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.center_img (Phys.org) —Coral reefs are under threat from rising sea temperatures caused by global warming. But in a recent paper, published in Science, it was found that certain types of coral are able to adapt to tolerate higher sea temperatures by changing the genes they express. Scientists think this new discovery could be used to devise new ways of protecting coral reefs, as well as improving our predictions of how they will cope with climate change in the future. © 2014 Phys.org Explore further Some corals adjusting to rising ocean temperatures, research sayslast_img read more