Mapping the depths of the earth
As they drove through the Okavengo Delta in Botswana, a team of Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute (WHOI) scientists and three Northeastern physics students encountered a wild elephant attempting to protect ...
Old, large, living trees must be left standing to protect nesting animals: study
Old trees must be protected to save the homes of more than 1,000 different bird and mammal species who nest, says a new study from the University of British Columbia. Most animals can't carve out their own tree holes and ...
Twitter study shows Africa is football mad
Posts about football topped Africans' tweets last year, trumping even world events like the death of Nelson Mandela, results from a study released on Wednesday showed.
First binding forestry accord for Europe
European countries agreed on Thursday to begin drawing up the first legally-binding accord to protect the continent's forests, the Norwegian government said.
Geologist John Goodge looks for clues about Antarctica's past in the 2 percent of the continent that is not covered in ice!
Quakes unearth Australia's underground past
(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers from The Australian National University have used the latest earthquake-measuring technology to image the tectonic plate beneath southeast Australia and reveal for the first time ...
Solar plane to take off for Spain on Tuesday
An experimental solar-powered plane, flying without using any fuel, will leave the Moroccan capital on Tuesday for Madrid on its return journey to its home port in Switzerland, organisers said.
The mysteries of Antarctic sea ice
The world is unmistakeably warming, melting glaciers and raising sea levels world-wide.
New technique in robot-assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy
Stress urinary incontinence is one of the most feared complications of radical prostatectomy. The weighted mean continence rate immediately after catheter removal following robot-assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy ...
Waste dump at the end of the world
On their mission to the moon in 1969 the Americans Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin created arguably the most famous footprints ever. Since the time the astronauts of the Apollo 11 Mission stepped onto the ...
Arctic sea ice continues low; Antarctic ice hits a new high
Sea ice covering the Arctic Ocean melted to its sixth lowest extent this year, while sea ice surrounding the Antarctic continent continued to break winter records, according to scientists at the National ...
Research into oaks helps us understand climate change
Jeanne Romero-Severson, associate professor of biological sciences at the University of Notre Dame, and her collaborators, are tracking the evolution of the live oaks of eastern North America, seeking to understand ...
Program provides data to help improve air quality
From the South Rim of the Grand Canyon to the peaks of Denali and the swamps of the Florida Everglades, the IMPROVE network, overseen by the Crocker Nuclear Laboratory at the University of California, Davis, provides air ...
Rare particles give clue to ancient Earth
(Phys.org) —Semi-precious minerals found in a bucket of sand from an island nation have cracked open a clue to the drifting movements and break-up of ancient Earth's massive continental plates.