Environment scientists close in on ‘golden spike’ to define Anthropocene

Researchers searching for a 'golden spike' to formally define humanity's current geological period -- and acknowledge human impact on our planet -- have announced...

How a cognitive bias is blocking the rise of electric cars

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How ice clouds develop: Asian monsoon influences large parts of the Northern Hemisphere

Atmospheric researchers have discovered a mechanism that allows nuclei for ice clouds to form and rapidly grow in the upper troposphere. Although the conditions...

Cooperation rewards water utilities

Inter-utility water agreements can help mitigate risks, in research that used supercomputer simulations of water supply in the North Carolina Research Triangle. Findings are...

Unlocking the secrets of killer whale diets and their role in climate change

Researchers have discovered new clues to understand how killer whales impact their environment.

Why baby leatherback marine turtles can’t ‘see the sea’

For most sea turtles, the journey to find the ocean from their nests is pretty straightforward. However, leatherback hatchlings more often crawl around in...

Satellite monitoring of biodiversity moves within reach

Global biodiversity assessments require the collection of data on changes in plant biodiversity on an ongoing basis. Researchers have now shown that plant communities...

Puzzling features deep in Earth’s interior illuminated

New research examines an unusual pocket of rock at the boundary layer with Earth's core, some three thousand kilometers beneath the surface.

Sparking sustainable new chemical catalysts

New research could lead to the creation of new, sustainable catalysts based on tungsten oxide and similar compounds. The project used computational simulations to...

How plants colonize the base of an active stratovolcano

New research in plants that colonized the base of an active stratovolcano reveals that two simple molecular steps rewired nutrient transport, enabling adaptation.

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