Sci/Tech

Discovery of hummingbird-sized Mesozoic dinosaur reveals new species in bird evolution

A seemingly mature skull specimen preserved in Burmese amber reveals a new species, Oculudentavis khaungraae, that could represent the smallest known...

Greenland and Antarctica losing ice six times faster than expected

March 11, 2020 - According to a new report, Greenland and Antarctica are losing ice six times faster than in the 1990s...

Rivers: how they contribute to better understand the Mediterranean Sea dynamics

A new study lead by the CMCC Foundation will provide key information to support and improve the operational ocean forecasts released by Copernicus,...

Threatened birds and mammals have irreplaceable roles in the natural world

February 24, 2020 - A new study led from the University of Southampton has shown that threatened...

1 billion-year-old green seaweed fossils identified, relative of modern land plants

In the background of this digital recreation, ancient microscopic green seaweed is seen living in the ocean 1 billion years ago....

Think all BPA-free products are safe? Not so fast, scientists warn

As adverse health effects of BPA have become more widely known, companies have turned to using alternative chemicals to develop plastic...

Road salt harmful to native amphibians, new research shows

George Meindl, visiting assistantprofessor of environmental studies at Binghamton University, introduces frogeggs into the treatment solutions. BINGHAMTON, N.Y....

Scientists predict the Solar System’s asteroid belt will be pulverized by the Sun’s light...

February 13, 2020 - The majority of stars in the universe will become luminous enough to blast surrounding asteroids into successively smaller...

Study: One-third of plant and animal species could be gone in 50 years

February 13, 2020 - Accurately predicting biodiversity loss from climate change requires a detailed understanding of what aspects of climate change cause...

2°C ocean warming has been enough to destabilize Antarctica in the past

February 12, 2020 - A melting of the Antarctic ice sheets would have far-reaching consequences for sea-level rise and coastal regions around...

New world map of fish genetic diversity

Feb. 10, 2020 - An international research team from ETH Zurich and French universities has studied genetic diversity among fish around the...

Qarman CubeSat: falling into a fireball

February 10, 2020 - This Wednesday 12 February,  ESA’s latest mission will enter the vacuum of space, not aboard a rocket but...

A promising breakthrough against a deadly foe: Streptococcus pneumoniae

RENO, Nevada February 10, 2020 - In the battle against deadly diseases that adapt quickly to resist today’s top antibiotics, researchers from...

Why bumble bees are going extinct in time of ‘climate chaos’ (VIDEO)

Bombus impatiens (the Common Eastern Bumble Bee) Credit: Antoine Morin February 6, 2020 - When you were young, were...

Arctic Ice Melt Is Changing Ocean Currents

February 6, 2020 - A major ocean current in the Arctic is faster and more turbulent as a result of rapid sea...

Coastal Uplift in New Zealand

January 28, 2020 - Earthquakes along a complex series of faults in the upper plate of New Zealand’s northern Hikurangi Subduction Margin...

Tarantula Nebula Spins Web of Mystery in Spitzer Image

January 27, 2020 - The Tarantula Nebula, seen in this image by the Spitzer Space Telescope, was one of the first targets...

Climate costs smallest if warming is limited to 2°C

January 27, 2020 - Climate costs are likely smallest if global warming is limited to 2 degrees Celsius. The politically negotiated Paris...

Living near major roads linked to risk of dementia, Parkinson's, Alzheimer's and MS

January 24, 2020 - Living near major roads or highways is linked to higher incidence of dementia,...