Coastlines’ contribution to climate change might have been underestimated

Permafrost coasts make up about one third of the Earth's total coastline. As a result of accelerated climate change, whole sections of coastline rapidly...

Superfood for Mesozoic herbivores?

The long-necked, big bodied sauropod dinosaurs comprise some of the largest terrestrial vertebrates to walk the earth. These behemoths were herbivores that survived solely...

Turbulence creates ice in clouds

Vertical air motions increase ice formation in mixed-phase clouds. This correlation was predicted theoretically for a long time, but could now be observed for...

Scientists take strides towards entirely renewable energy

Researchers have made a major discovery that will make it immeasurably easier for people (or super-computers) to search for an elusive 'green bullet' catalyst...

Creating fake rhino horn with horse hair to help in saving the endangered rhino

Scientists have invented a way to create fake rhino horn using horse hair.

Using AI to predict where and when lightning will strike

Researchers have developed a novel way of predicting lightning strikes to the nearest 10 to 30 minutes and within a radius of 30 kilometers....

Millions of seabirds rely on discarded fish

Millions of scavenging seabirds survive on fish discarded by North Sea fishing vessels, new research shows.

Aviation emissions’ impacts on air quality larger than on climate, study finds

New research has quantified the climate and air quality impacts of aviation, broken down by emission type, altitude and location. The team found that...

Unless warming is slowed, emperor penguins will be marching towards extinction

Emperor penguins are some of the most striking and charismatic animals on Earth, but a new study has found that a warming climate may...

Origin of deadly wheat pathogen revealed

A team of researchers has uncovered the basis of stem rust pathogen Ug99's wide virulence, attacking a direct threat to the world wheat supply.

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