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Liquid climate archives: A study on tide levels in the straits

6 min ago from Physorg

A new study published in Scientific Reports reports that tidal measurements reveal something about the masses of ocean water, and therefore the climate of the past, and act as "liquid...

Extreme weather events rarely occur in isolation

6 min ago from Physorg

The end of the baking hot summer is a forceful reminder of what the climate could hold in store for us in the future. Between April and August of this...

Satellites safeguard Europe’s potato industry

36 min ago from European Space Agency

The drought that swept through Europe this year has hit European farmers hard. Sustained high temperatures and the lack of rain have badly affected the agrofood industry, including the important...

Amazon mangrove forest stores twice as much carbon per acre as region's famous rainforest

1 hour ago from Physorg

Scientists have determined for the first time that Amazon's waterlogged coastal mangrove forests, which are being clear cut for cattle pastures and shrimp ponds, store significantly more carbon per acre...

As climate changes, plants might not suck carbon from the air fast enough

1 hour ago from Physorg

Current climate change models might be overestimating how much carbon dioxide plants can suck from the atmosphere.

Urea-absorbing ability of giant clams

1 hour ago from Physorg

NUS biologists have discovered that the fluted giant clam absorbs urea from its surroundings and the absorption rate is enhanced by exposure to light.

Ready-to-use recipe for turning plant waste into gasoline

1 hour ago from Physorg

Bioscience engineers at KU Leuven, Belgium, already knew how to make gasoline in the laboratory from plant waste such as sawdust. Now, the researchers have developed a road map, as...

Steelers halt Ryan Fitzpatrick's magical start and beat Buccaneers

1 hour ago from UPI

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick is the first quarterback in NFL history with 400-plus passing yards in three consecutive games.

Recharging soils with carbon could make farms more productive

2 hours ago from Physorg

Turning crop waste and discarded paper into a material called biochar could help to capture carbon from the atmosphere and store it in the soil while also helping to enrich...

A Rise in Murder? Let’s Talk About the Weather

3 hours ago from NY Times Science

The correlation between heat and crime suggests the need for more research on shootings in American cities.

A Rise in Murder? Let’s Talk About the Weather

3 hours ago from NY Times Science

The correlation between heat and crime suggests the need for more research on shootings in American cities.

A Rise in Murder? Let’s Talk About the Weather

3 hours ago from NY Times Science

The correlation between heat and crime suggests the need for more research on shootings in American cities.

Florence’s Floodwaters Breach Defenses at Duke Energy Plant, Sending Toxic Coal Ash Into River

3 hours ago from NY Times Science

Duke Energy shut down a power plant in Wilmington, N.C., after a dam at the site breached and allowed coal ash to enter the nearby Cape Fear River.

Florence’s Floodwaters Breach Defenses at Duke Energy Plant, Sending Toxic Coal Ash Into River

3 hours ago from NY Times Science

Duke Energy shut down a power plant in Wilmington, N.C., after a dam at the site breached and allowed coal ash to enter the nearby Cape Fear River.

Florence’s Floodwaters Breach Defenses at Duke Energy Plant, Sending Toxic Coal Ash Into River

3 hours ago from NY Times Science

Duke Energy shut down a power plant in Wilmington, N.C., after a dam at the site breached and allowed coal ash to enter the nearby Cape Fear River.

Take a tour around N.W.T.'s notoriously toxic Giant Mine

3 hours ago from CBC: Technology & Science

Giant Mine closed almost two decades ago, and is now preparing to go into its cleanup phase. CBC got to tour the site this week and see what it looks...

A deep dive into the plastic woes facing Canada's coasts and the world

3 hours ago from CBC: Technology & Science

Eight million tonnes of plastic end up each year in the world's oceans. To get a better understanding of the problem, Radio-Canada followed two divers on a recent ocean dive...

A deep dive into the plastic woes facing Canada's coasts and the world

3 hours ago from CBC: Technology & Science

Eight million tonnes of plastic end up each year in the world's oceans. To get a better understanding of the problem, Radio-Canada followed two divers on a recent ocean dive...

Why the Autumnal Equinox Doesn't Fall on the Same Day Every Year

3 hours ago from Live Science

Autumn is right around the corner for everyone in the Northern Hemisphere, while those in the Southern Hemisphere are gearing up for warmer spring weather. But the 2018 autumnal equinox...

Why the Autumnal Equinox Doesn't Fall on the Same Day Every Year

3 hours ago from Live Science

Autumn is right around the corner for everyone in the Northern Hemisphere, while those in the Southern Hemisphere are gearing up for warmer spring weather. But the 2018 autumnal equinox...

Why the Autumnal Equinox Doesn't Fall on the Same Day Every Year

3 hours ago from Live Science

Autumn is right around the corner for everyone in the Northern Hemisphere, while those in the Southern Hemisphere are gearing up for warmer spring weather. But the 2018 autumnal equinox...

Should All Nobel Prizes Be Canceled for a Year?

3 hours ago from Live Science

This year's Nobel Prize for literature was nixed because of a sex scandal. Other Nobels have neglected key contributors. Should all prizes be cancelled while criteria for winning is reassessed?

Should All Nobel Prizes Be Canceled for a Year?

3 hours ago from Live Science

This year's Nobel Prize for literature was nixed because of a sex scandal. Other Nobels have neglected key contributors. Should all prizes be cancelled while criteria for winning is reassessed?

Glowing Blue Clouds Ripple at Edge of Earth's Atmosphere (Video)

3 hours ago from Live Science

The clouds' rippling and flow reflect the movement of air in the upper atmosphere resulting from a phenomenon called atmospheric gravity waves.

Glowing Blue Clouds Ripple at Edge of Earth's Atmosphere (Video)

3 hours ago from Live Science

The clouds' rippling and flow reflect the movement of air in the upper atmosphere resulting from a phenomenon called atmospheric gravity waves.

Glowing Blue Clouds Ripple at Edge of Earth's Atmosphere (Video)

3 hours ago from Live Science

The clouds' rippling and flow reflect the movement of air in the upper atmosphere resulting from a phenomenon called atmospheric gravity waves.

Deep sea robots reveal mineral riches in the abyss

3 hours ago from Reuters:Science

From the safety of their research vessel, scientists are exploring one of Earth's last frontiers - the sea floor - to discover more about valuable minerals vital in the manufacture...

Deep sea robots reveal mineral riches in the abyss

3 hours ago from Reuters:Science

From the safety of their research vessel, scientists are exploring one of Earth's last frontiers - the sea floor - to discover more about valuable minerals vital in the manufacture...