Researcher unravels one of geology's great mysteries
Danish researcher has solved one of the great mysteries of our geological past: Why the Earth's surface was not one big lump of ice four billion years ago when sun radiation was much weaker than today. Scientists have presumed ...
Tempers fray over Russian block at climate talks
A key panel at UN climate talks in Bonn went into deep freeze on Tuesday as Russia ignored pleas to end a procedural protest, according to a webcast of the meeting and sources there.
Scientists: Americans are becoming weather wimps
We've become weather wimps.
Spitzer Catches Star Cooking Up Comet Crystals (w/Animation)
(PhysOrg.com) -- Scientists have long wondered how tiny silicate crystals, which need sizzling high temperatures to form, have found their way into frozen comets, born in the deep freeze of the solar system's ...
Cracking the ice code
(Phys.org) —What happened the last time a vegetated Earth shifted from an extremely cold climate to desert-like conditions? And what does it tell us about climate change today?
Study examines iceberg shifts in North Atlantic
(Phys.org) —Some Heinrich events – periodic massive iceberg surges into the North Atlantic that were previously thought to have weakened the global ocean conveyor belt circulation and sent Earth's climate ...
Northern Eurasian snowpack could be a predictor of winter weather in US
Every winter, weather forecasters talk about the snow cover in the northern U.S. and into Canada as a factor in how deep the deep-freeze will be in the states. A new study by researchers at the University of Georgia indicates ...
This parasite is the stuff a cricket's nightmares are made of
The hairworm is a long, thread-like parasite that sits bundled up inside the body of its host. It grows so large that it takes up most of the room inside the host's body, waiting for the right moment to come ...
Dead tigers to be frozen, studied
Thirty tigers have died in the country's various sanctuaries and reserves this year. With many of the deaths being suspect, the state has decided to take some action.
Shutdown heads south; Antarctic stations shuttered (Update)
The U.S. federal government shutdown is reaching all the way down to the South Pole.