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Analyses of energy cycle offer a new explanation of climate change
PHYS.ORG Researchers know that more, and more dangerous, storms have begun to occur as the climate warms. A team of scientists has reported an underlying explanation, using... 38 minutes
New inverse algorithm for CO2 retrieval from satellite observations
PHYS.ORG Atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) is a primary greenhouse gas that has persistently increased over the past few decades. It is a major driver of regional and global climate change. Most... 38 minutes
Synthetic chemicals: Ignored agents of global change
PHYS.ORG Despite a steady rise in the manufacture and release of synthetic chemicals, research on the ecological effects of pharmaceuticals, pesticides, and industrial chemicals is severely lacking. This blind spot undermines efforts to address global... 2 hours
From tiny phytoplankton to massive tuna
SCIENCE DAILY Phytoplankton are the foundation of ocean life, providing the energy that supports nearly all marine species. Levels of phytoplankton in an ocean area may seem like a good predictor for the amount of fish that can... 12 hours
From tiny phytoplankton to massive tuna: How climate change will affect energy flows in ocean ecosystems
PHYS.ORG Phytoplankton are the foundation of ocean life, providing the energy that supports nearly all marine species.... 13 hours
Quantum optical sensor tested in space for the first time, with a laser system from Berlin
SCIENCE DAILY For the first time ever, a cloud of ultra-cold atoms has been successfully created in space... 15 hours
Huge Under-Ice Valleys Are Melting Antarctic Glaciers from Below
LIVE SCIENCE The so-called oceanic troughs expose the glaciers to warm water from the surrounding oceans. 15 hours
Living environment a powerful factor in the lives of Rwanda's orphans
SCIENCE DAILY A population study establishes that orphanages are important for Rwanda's orphans mainly because of lower stigma and marginalization they faced from the community. Children in orphanages... 16 hours
How B cell metabolism is controlled: GSK3 acts as a metabolic checkpoint regulator in B cells
SCIENCE DAILY New research addresses the lack of knowledge about how B cell metabolism adapts to each of... 16 hours
New research on wine fermentation could lead to better bouquet
PHYS.ORG The taste of wine arises from a symphony of compounds that are assembled as yeast ferment the must from grapes. But much of what happens in this process... 16 hours
spanish scientists create a 3 d bioprinter to print human skin Spanish scientists create a 3-D bioprinter to print human skin
PHYS.ORG VIDEO Scientists from the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M), CIEMAT (Center for Energy, Environmental and Technological Research), Hospital General Universitario Gregorio Marañón, in collaboration with the firm BioDan... 17 hours
Forests 'held their breath' during global warming hiatus, research shows
PHYS.ORG Global forest ecosystems, widely considered to act as the lungs of the planet, 'held their breath' during the most recent occurrence of a warming hiatus, new research has... 18 hours
Improving prognoses for a sustainable future
SCIENCE DAILY Whether it's electric automobiles, renewable energy, carbon tax or sustainable consumption, sustainable development requires strategies that meet people's needs without harming the environment. Before such strategies are implemented, their potential impact on environment, economy, and society... 19 hours
Calabrese says mistake led to adopting the LNT model in toxicology
PHYS.ORG Edward Calabrese, the University of Massachusetts Amherst environmental toxicologist who has long been a critic of the current linear no-threshold (LNT) approach to risk assessment for... 19 hours
Professors reflect on the issue of climate change in Trump's administration
PHYS.ORG ManMohan Sodhi, Professor of Operations and Supply Chain Management commented on climate change and how the rise of natural disasters could impact the US economy. 21 hours
Electrocatalysis can advance green transition
PHYS.ORG The world population is growing, as is energy demand, and we have long been able to see the consequences of climate change caused by the world's consumption of fossil resources. The IEA reports that global demand for energy... 21 hours
Researcher investigates strategies designed to reduce excessive body temperature during exercise
NEWS MEDICAL Doing exercise in hot environments leads to early fatigue owing to a range of physiological factors in which high body temperature is a significant one. 21 hours
Adsorbent that can selectively remove water contaminants
PHYS.ORG Professor Cafer T. Yavuz and his team at the Graduate School of Energy, Environment, Water, and Sustainability (EEWS) of Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) have developed an adsorbent that can selectively... 23 hours
Humans Caused Extinction of Australia’s Prehistoric Giant Animals: New Evidence
SCI-NEWS.COM New evidence indicates the primary cause of megafaunal extinction in Australia 45,000 years ago was likely... 1 day
Psychological 'vaccine' could help immunize public against 'fake news' on climate change
PHYS.ORG In medicine, vaccinating against a virus involves exposing a body to a weakened version of the threat, enough to build a tolerance. 1 day
Trump's victory creates uncertainty for wind and solar power
PHYS.ORG President Donald Trump has disputed climate change, pledged a revival of coal and disparaged wind power, and his nominee to head the Energy Department was once highly skeptical of the... 2 days
Did Trump Dump Climate Change? White House Website Scrubbed Clean
LIVE SCIENCE Climate scientists reacted with dismay, but not necessarily surprise, upon learning that President Donald Trump's new administration had removed the climate change page from the White House website. 3 days
Trump signals big shift on energy, climate policies
PHYS.ORG US President Donald Trump signaled a sharp break on energy and the environment policy Friday, announcing plans to undo climate policies and promote domestic energy development as part of his "America First"... 4 days
'Station Obama' in Antarctica Will Continue Monitoring Climate Changes
LIVE SCIENCE Eight years ago on Friday, scientists named a climate monitoring location in a desolate bay off the Antarctic Peninsula after the 44th president to mark his inauguration. 4 days
Seals found able to find hidden fish by using whiskers to trace aspiration currents
PHYS.ORG A team of researchers with the University of Rostock in Germany has found that seals are able to use their... 4 days
The world's cities: vital, but fragile
PHYS.ORG They may be richer and more numerous than ever, but the world's urban dwellers can be forgiven a sense of dread as threats pile up from climate change, terrorism and anarchic growth. 4 days
Sea-surface temps during last interglacial period like modern temps
SCIENCE DAILY Sea-surface temperatures during the last interglaciation period were like those of today, a new study reports. The trend is worrisome, as sea levels during the last interglacial period were between... 4 days
Turbulence expert reveals cost of climate change to aviation insurers
PHYS.ORG Climate change could hit insurers by making plane journeys bumpier, a University of Reading scientist has told an audience of leading insurers. 4 days
tools and techniques to track and study methane Tools and techniques to track and study methane
PHYS.ORG VIDEO Methane is less prevalent in the atmosphere than fellow greenhouse gas carbon dioxide (CO2), but it presents more difficult challenges for researchers attempting to study it. 4 days
Humans, not climate change, wiped out Australian megafauna
PHYS.ORG New evidence involving the ancient poop of some of the huge and astonishing creatures that once roamed Australia indicates the primary cause of their extinction around 45,000 years ago was likely a... 4 days
Study of past warming signals major sea level rise ahead
PHYS.ORG Scientists who study patterns of natural shifts in the Earth's climate said Thursday they have uncovered a "worrisome" signal that major sea level rise could be on the... 5 days
Regional sea-level scenarios: Helping US Northeast plan for faster-than-global rise
SCIENCE DAILY Sea level in the Northeast and in some other US regions will rise significantly faster than the global average, according to a new report. In a worst-case scenario,... 5 days
Climate change to shift global pattern of mild weather
SCIENCE DAILY As scientists work to predict how climate change may affect hurricanes, droughts, floods, blizzards and other severe weather, there's one area that's been overlooked: mild weather. But no more. Scientists... 5 days
Mitochondrial DNA shows past climate change effects on gulls
SCIENCE DAILY To understand the present and future, we have to start with the past. A new study uses the mitochondrial DNA of Heermann's gulls to draw conclusions about how their population... 5 days
[Paleoclimate] Sea surface temperatures of the past
Science Magazine Understanding how warm intervals affected sea level in the past is vital for projecting how human activities will affect it in the future. Hoffman et al. compiled estimates – [Read More] 5 days
[Report] Evolutionary drivers of thermoadaptation in enzyme catalysis
Science Magazine With early life likely to have existed in a hot environment, enzymes had to cope with an inherent drop in catalytic speed caused by lowered temperature. Here we characterize the molecular mechanisms... 5 days
[Report] Regional and global sea-surface temperatures during the last interglaciation
Science Magazine The last interglaciation (LIG, 129 to 116 thousand years ago) was the most recent time in Earth’s history when global mean sea level was substantially higher than it... 5 days
Earth’s last major warm period was as hot as today
SCIENCE-NEWS Sea surface temperatures today are comparable to those around 125,000 years ago, a time when sea levels were 6 to 9 meters higher, new research suggests. 5 days
Harvests in US to suffer from climate change
SCIENCE DAILY Some of the most important crops risk substantial damage from rising temperatures. To better assess how climate change caused by human greenhouse gas emissions will likely impact wheat, maize and soybean, an... 5 days
Insects also migrate, study shows
SCIENCE DAILY Insects engage in the largest continental migration on Earth, new research indicates. Some 3.5 trillion insects in Southern Britain alone migrate each year – a biomass eight times that of bird migration. The researchers fear that global warming... 5 days
Regional sea-level scenarios will help Northeast plan for faster-than-global rise
SCIENCE DAILY Sea level in the Northeast and in some other US regions will rise significantly faster than the global average, according to a new report. In a worst-case scenario,... 5 days
Caves in central China show history of natural flood patterns
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have found that major flooding and large amounts of precipitation occur on 500-year cycles in central China. These findings shed light on the forecasting of future floods... 5 days
Caves in central China show history of natural flood patterns
PHYS.ORG Researchers at the University of Minnesota have found that major flooding and large amounts of precipitation occur on 500-year cycles in central China. These findings shed light on... 5 days
Climate change prompts Alaska fish to change breeding behavior
SCIENCE DAILY One of Alaska’s most abundant freshwater fish species is altering its breeding patterns in response to climate change, which could impact the ecology of northern lakes that already acutely feel... 5 days
Regional sea-level scenarios will help Northeast plan for faster-than-global rise
PHYS.ORG Sea level in the Northeast and in some other U.S. regions will rise significantly faster than the global average, according to a report released by the National Oceanic... 5 days
Indonesian pulp mill causing huge environmental damage: activists
PHYS.ORG Green groups said Thursday that one of the world's biggest pulp mills which started production on Indonesia's Sumatra island last month was causing enormous environmental damage. 5 days
Six cosmic catastrophes that could wipe out life on Earth
PHYS.ORG If you ask yourself what the biggest threat to human existence is you'd probably think of nuclear war, global warming or a large-scale pandemic disease. But assuming we... 5 days
Research recommends composting as a viable option for solid waste management in Sri Lanka
PHYS.ORG Solid waste management is growing as a major problem in urban Sri Lanka with a rising population and rapid urbanization.... 5 days
Advanced biomass cookstoves provide benefits in field settings, but less than expected from lab testing
PHYS.ORG Researchers from North Carolina State University and the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine have found that while advanced... 5 days
Climate change prompts Alaska fish to change breeding behavior
PHYS.ORG One of Alaska's most abundant freshwater fish species is altering its breeding patterns in response to climate change. This could impact the ecology of northern lakes, which already acutely feel... 5 days
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