Pope’s encyclical boosted his credibility on climate change, especially among liberals

The Pope's 2015 encyclical on climate change did not directly influence people's beliefs about the seriousness of climate change or its effect on the...

Graphene on silicon carbide can store energy

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Solar cells more efficient thanks to new material standing on edge

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Weather patterns’ influence on frost timing

The frost-free season in North America is approximately 10 days longer now than it was a century ago. In a new study researchers parse...

Wolves need space to roam to control expanding coyote populations

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Smoke from wildfires can have lasting climate impact

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Hottest lavas that erupted in past 2.5 billion years revealed

Deep portions of Earth's mantle might be as hot as it was more than 2.5 billion years ago, an international team of researchers has...

Rare tooth find reveals horned dinosaurs in eastern North America

A chance discovery in Mississippi provides the first evidence of an animal closely related to Triceratops in eastern North America. The fossil, a tooth...

Weathering of rocks a poor regulator of global temperatures

Evidence from the age of the dinosaurs to today shows that chemical weathering of rocks is less sensitive to global temperature, and may depend...

Rethinking role of viruses in coral reef ecosystems

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