Lake Erie: Warmest in summer, coldest in winter
When it's 20 below, Dr. Michael Twiss, professor at Clarkson University, has been known to clear the snow and lie down on the thick ice of a frozen lake and stare up at the Northern Lights. But for all his ...
Polluting Siberian paper mill shuts down
The polluting paper mill on the shores of Russia's Lake Baikal, the world's deepest freshwater lake, has shut and will be firing almost 800 workers this week, employees and management said on Monday.
Catastrophic collapse of ice lake created Aram Chaos on Mars
Aram Chaos, the lumpy, bumpy floor of an ancient impact crater on Mars, formed as a result of catastrophic melting and outflow of a buried ice lake. A new study combines observations from satellite photos ...
LHC celebrates five years of not destroying the world
Five years ago, at breakfast time, the world waited anxiously for news from CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research. The first nervy bunch of protons were due to be fired around the European ...
Scientists strike water in Kenya's parched north
The Kenyan government and UNESCO on Wednesday announced the discovery of a potentially vast supply of underground water in the impoverished, drought-stricken extreme north of the country.
Tiny number of Asian carp could be big problem for the Great Lakes
(Phys.org) —A tiny number of Asian carp could establish a population of the invasive fish in the Great Lakes, according to new research from the University of Waterloo.
After delays, Dell sets new path under private buyout
After a bruising shareholder battle, Dell appears set for a new path under a private equity buyout aimed at reviving the fortunes of the former number one computer maker.
Life found in the sediments of an Antarctic subglacial lake for the first time
Evidence of diverse life forms dating back nearly a hundred thousand years has been found in subglacial lake sediments by a group of British scientists.
In whole-lake experiment, have invasive crayfish met their match?
Four years ago, UW-Madison researchers wrapped up a multi-year effort to dramatically reduce the population of a destructive invasive species in a northern Wisconsin lake.
A radiating beauty on Mars
(Phys.org) —Exceptional structures deposited and shaped by water and winds adorn these interlocking craters and sculpt radiating patterns in the sands of Mars.
Scientists develop new technique to track algae
Researchers at The University of Western Australia have developed a new technique to detect and monitor algae in aquatic systems.
NASA image: Rim Fire update Sept. 02, 2013
The Rim Fire in and around Yosemite National Park, which began on August 17, 2013 is now the fourth largest fire in California's history. According to Inciweb.org for Sept. 02, 2013: "The Rim Fire grew approximately ...
Landsat revisits old flames in fire trends
(Phys.org) —The Wallow Fire burned over 500,000 acres, making it the largest fire in Arizona history, to date. It is one of many large fires that fire managers and researchers have seen scorch forests nationwide ...