The world's urban areas have experienced significant increases in heat waves over the past 40 years, according to new research published today.
The western Amazon—a vast region encompassing the Amazonian portions of Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and western Brazil—is one of the world's last high-biodiversity wilderness landscapes. It is also home to an active ...
A global "gold rush" has led to a significant increase of deforestation in the tropical forests of South America.
The first ever landing of a man-made probe onto a comet has been named Physics World Breakthrough of the Year for 2014.
It takes just 10 years for a single emission of carbon dioxide (CO2) to have its maximum warming effects on the Earth.
Two physicists from the University of Warwick have taken to the kitchen to explain the complexity surrounding what they say is one of the last big mysteries in polymer physics.
The potential to quickly diagnose children with type 1 diabetes before the onset of serious illness could be achieved using a simple, non-invasive breath test, according to new research published today.
(Phys.org) —The Sun may be playing a part in the generation of lightning strikes on Earth by temporarily 'bending' the Earth's magnetic field and allowing a shower of energetic particles to enter the upper atmosphere.
An international team of researchers has, for the first time, estimated the amount of methane (CH4) and nitrous oxide (N2O) that countries release into the atmosphere when producing meat from livestock, and assigned the emissions ...
A group of researchers from Austria have sent twisted beams of light across the rooftops of Vienna.