Excess heat from air conditioners causes higher nighttime temperatures
(Phys.org) —A team of researchers from Arizona State University has found that releasing excess heat from air conditioners running during the night resulted in higher outside temperatures, worsening the ...
Study of equatorial ridge on Iapetus suggests exogenic origin
Fossils link Caribbean bat extinction to humans, not climate change
Sharing caves with millions of bats, the Caribbean's first humans may have driven some species of the winged mammals to extinction.
Atmospheric turbulence keeps the countryside cooler than urban areas on summer days
When a team of researchers wanted new insights into why cities tend to be much warner than surrounding areas, they turned to a specialized and increasingly powerful piece of software that simulates urban ...
Study suggests history of Rapa Nui on Easter Island far more complex than thought
Global warming blamed for Pacific coral bleaching
The Marshall Islands is experiencing its worst-ever coral bleaching as global warming threatens reefs across the entire northern Pacific, scientists said Monday.
Dental plaque reveals key plant in prehistoric Easter Island diet
A University of Otago, New Zealand, PhD student analysing dental calculus (hardened plaque) from ancient teeth is helping resolve the question of what plant foods Easter Islanders relied on before European ...
Predators and isolation shape the evolution of 'island tameness,' providing conservation insights
Charles Darwin noted more than 150 years ago that animals on the Galapagos Islands, including finches and marine iguanas, were more docile than mainland creatures. He attributed this tameness to the fact ...
Small islands may amplify tsunamis
Small islands, long thought to be natural tsunami barriers for coast-dwellers, may in fact amplify the waves they are supposed to break, researchers warned Wednesday.
To Agilkia... and beyond: Comet landing site is named
Will space historians one day say "Agilkia" with the same awe as they utter "Tranquility Base," where in 1969 Man first walked on the Moon?
Genomic data support early contact between Easter Island and Americas
People may have been making their way from Easter Island to the Americas well before the Dutch commander Jakob Roggeveen arrived with his ships in 1722, according to new genomic evidence showing that the ...
Ten years on, scientists still debating the origins of Homo floresiensis—the 'Hobbit'
Massive debris pile reveals risk of huge tsunamis in Hawaii
A mass of marine debris discovered in a giant sinkhole in the Hawaiian islands provides evidence that at least one mammoth tsunami, larger than any in Hawaii's recorded history, has struck the islands, and ...
Eastern China set for record-hot summers, study says
By 2024, more than half of summers in eastern China will be as hot as in 2013, when the region was hit by a record-busting heatwave and devastating drought, a study said Sunday.