Cassini spacecraft reveals clues about Saturn moon
(Phys.org) —NASA's Cassini spacecraft is providing scientists with key clues about Saturn's moon Titan, and in particular, its hydrocarbon lakes and seas.
Research trio offer new explanation for breakup of Larsen B Ice Shelf
Mysterious Midcontinent Rift is a geological hybrid
An international team of geologists has a new explanation for how the Midwest's biggest geological feature—an ancient and giant 2,000-mile-long underground crack that starts in Lake Superior and runs south ...
Titan's subsurface reservoirs modify methane rainfall
(Phys.org) —The international Cassini mission has revealed hundreds of lakes and seas spread across the icy surface of Saturn's moon Titan, mostly in its polar regions. These lakes are filled not with water ...
What is the longest river in the world?
Planet Earth boasts some very long rivers, all of which have long and honored histories. The Amazon, Mississippi, Euphrates, Yangtze, and Nile have all played huge roles in the rise and evolution of human ...
Climate-cooling arctic lakes soak up greenhouse gases, study finds
New University of Alaska Fairbanks research indicates that arctic thermokarst lakes stabilize climate change by storing more greenhouse gases than they emit into the atmosphere.
NASA image: Sedimentary signs of a Martian lakebed
This evenly layered rock photographed by the Mast Camera (Mastcam) on NASA's Curiosity Mars Rover shows a pattern typical of a lake-floor sedimentary deposit not far from where flowing water entered a lake. ...
Subarctic lakes are drying up at a rate not seen in 200 years
The decrease in snowfall observed in recent years in Canada's subarctic regions has led to worrisome desiccation of the regions' lakes. This is the conclusion arrived at by researchers from Université Laval, ...
Is the outcome of evolution predictable?
If one would rewind the tape of life, would evolution result in the same outcome? The Harvard evolutionary biologist Stephen Jay Gould came up with this famous thought experiment. He suggested that evolution would not repeat ...
Rock art draws scientists to ancient lakes
Life imitates art. And sometimes science does the same.
Ancient stone bridge revealed after Chinese lake dries up
A stone bridge dating back to the Ming dynasty has been discovered after water levels plunged at China's largest freshwater lake, a Beijing newspaper reported Friday.
Arctic lakes show climate on thin ice
(Phys.org) —Ice in northern Alaska's lakes during winter months is on the decline. Twenty years of satellite radar imagery show how changes in our climate are affecting high-latitude environments.
Climate change negatively impacting Great Lakes, researcher says
Climate change is having a direct negative effect on the Great Lakes, including impacts to recreational value, drinking water potential, and becoming more suited to invasive species and infectious pathogens, according to ...
Dutch seek to harness energy from salt water mix (Update)
Dutch researchers are seeking to add a new, largely untapped renewable energy source to the world's energy mix with the opening of a "Blue Energy" test facility on Wednesday.