Polar glaciers may be home to previously undiscovered carbon cycle

Microbes in streams flowing on the surface of glaciers in the Arctic and Antarctic may represent a previously underestimated source of organic material and...

Technology to improve rockfall analysis on cliffs could save money, lives

Researchers have developed a new, automated technology to analyze the potential for rockfalls from cliffs onto roads and areas below, which should speed and...

Evaluating cultural value of landscapes using geotagged photos

A new method has been devised for assessing the cultural value of landscapes using geotagged photos shared on a social-networking service. Data obtained with...

Ant agricultural revolution began 30 million years ago in dry, desert-like climate

Millions of years before humans discovered agriculture, ants were farming fungus beneath the surface of the Earth. By tracing their evolutionary history, scientists have...

Predictive model measuring nitrous oxide emissions in streams, rivers

When it comes to greenhouse gases, carbon dioxide tends to steal the spotlight -- but new research reveals how scientists have developed a new,...

US streams carry surprisingly extensive mixture of pollutants

Many US waterways carry a variety of pollutants, but not much is known about the composition or health effects of these chemical combinations. A...

New England’s glacial upland soils provide major groundwater storage reservoir

A study of natural groundwater storage reservoirs in New England found that upland aquifer systems dominated by thin deposits of surface till -- a...

Internet atlas maps the physical internet to enhance security

Despite the internet-dependent nature of our world, a thorough understanding of the internet’s physical makeup has only recently emerged.

Precision chronology sheds new light on the origins of Mongolia’s nomadic horse culture

According to new research, nomadic horse culture -- famously associated with Genghis Khan and his Mongol hordes -- can trace its roots back more...

Bombay beach event demonstrates difficulties in earthquake swarm forecasting

Seismologists report on lessons learned from the 2016 Bombay Beach swarm, in particular the challenges in modeling swarms and communicating their risk to the...

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