Southern Ocean storms cause outgassing of carbon dioxide

Storms over the waters around Antarctica drive an outgassing of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, according to a new international study. The research group...

In hot weather, outdoor laborers work less — when economy is growing

A new analysis suggests that U.S. workers in industries that expose them to weather conditions work fewer hours per day when temperatures surpass 90...

Carbon capture is helped by oil revenue, but it may not be enough

The oil industry incentivises the development of carbon-capturing tech, but researchers say this will not reduce emissions to low enough levels.

Seashell-inspired shield protects materials in hostile environments

An ecological protective coating, stronger yet less expensive than potentially dangerous beryllium shielding, is baked of alternating layers of sugar and silica. The simple...

Peering into the past, scientists discover bacteria transformed a viral threat to survive

A study reports the first known evidence of bacteria stealing genetic material from their own worst enemy, bacteriophages, and transforming it to survive.

The puzzle to plugging the worst natural gas release in history

By the time scientists visited the Aliso Canyon natural gas storage facility in December 2015, the SS-25 well blowout had been leaking natural gas...

How squid communicate in the dark

Researchers begin to reveal how social squid communicate in the near-blackness of the deep sea.

Plant droplets serve as nutrient-rich food for insects

Small watery droplets on the edges of blueberry bush leaves are loaded with nutrients for many insects, including bees, wasps and flies, according to...

Scientists capture breaking of glacier in Greenland

A team of scientists has captured on video a four-mile iceberg breaking away from a glacier in eastern Greenland, an event that points to...

Researchers uncover key clues about the solar system’s history

Researchers have used magnetism to determine, for the first time, when asteroids that are rich in water and amino acids first arrived in the...

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