Cold snaps linger despite climate change
Keep a winter coat and mittens handy. A new climate analysis from scientists at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and the University of Reading (UK) found that under climate warming, cold air outbreaks, ...
Potential signs of 'interacting' dark matter suggest it is not completely dark after all
Astronomers believe they might have observed the first potential signs of dark matter interacting with a force other than gravity.
Which type of sustainable rooftop technology is best in cold climates?
Sustainable rooftop technologies—including green roofs, white roofs, and solar photovoltaic panels—can provide great environmental benefits, but studies of these technologies often look only at their use in hot climates ...
Crete's mystery croc killed by cold snap
A man-eating crocodile that became an attraction on the Greek island of Crete last year after its mysterious appearance in a lake has died, probably of cold, an official said Monday.
A majestic backdrop for marine research
This time of year, performing field research in the Gulf of Maine often means braving the bitter cold. Such conditions were in full force on Feb. 24 when Northeastern graduate student Jessica Torossian headed ...
Breakthrough in particle control creates special half-vortex rotation
A breakthrough in the control of a type of particle known as the polariton has created a highly specialised form of rotation.
NASA measures frigid cloud top temps of the Arctic air outbreak
Some of the coldest air of the 2014-2015 winter season was settling over the eastern two-thirds of the U.S. on February 13, 2015. That Arctic air mass brought wind chills from below zero to the single numbers ...
Calorie-burning vest makes use of cold exposure
Small-scale challenges to the cold dark matter model
Shrinking range of pikas in California mountains linked to climate change
The American pika, a small animal with a big personality that has long delighted hikers and backpackers, is disappearing from low-elevation sites in California mountains, and the cause appears to be climate ...
Cold-stunned turtles rehabilitated in New Orleans, released
Nearly two dozen turtles that were stranded by cold weather last year in Massachusetts have successfully undergone rehab and have been returned to waters off Louisiana's coast.
Crude conspiracy theories could be right, study shows
Researchers have for the first time provided strong evidence for what conspiracy theorists have long thought - oil is often the reason for interfering in another country's war.
Winters in Siberian permafrost regions have warmed since millenia
For the first time, researchers at the Alfred Wegener Institute have successfully decoded climate data from old permafrost ground ice and reconstructed the development of winter temperatures in Russia's Lena ...
Doomsday Clock moves closer to midnight, but can we really predict the end of the world?
The second hand of the Doomsday Clock is now only three minutes to midnight. This is the closest to apocalypse we have come since 1984 – the coldest of Cold War years, just a year after Able Archer, the ...