Flood disaster risk is more complex than expected
Research from the University of Adelaide has shed further light on the complex issue of flood risk, with the latest findings showing the potential for flood risk to both increase and decrease in the same ...
Clearing rainforests distorts wind and water, packs climate wallop beyond carbon
A new study released today presents powerful evidence that clearing trees not only spews carbon into the atmosphere, but also triggers major shifts in rainfall and increased temperatures worldwide that are just as potent ...
New scientific review investigates potential influences on recent UK winter floods
A comprehensive review of all potential factors behind the 2013/2014 UK winter floods is published today in the journal Nature Climate Change. The paper does not definitively answer whether human activity played ...
Researchers demonstrate information processing using a light-based chip inspired by our brain
In a recent paper in Nature Communications, researchers from Ghent University report on a novel paradigm to do optical information processing on a chip, using techniques inspired by the way our brain works.
Study finds facial coloration in old world monkeys related to environment and social factors
Monkeys have the most colorful faces of all mammals, and new research suggests that's not just a pretty face.
Researchers discover new form of 12-sided quasicrystal
Abrupt climate shift may have altered Everglades 2,800 years ago
A semi-permanent high pressure weather pattern, commonly known as the Bermuda High, shifted to the southeast about 2,800 years ago. As a consequence, tropical storms that had routinely hit South Florida were ...
Newly discovered tiger shark migration pattern might explain attacks near Hawaii
The migration of mature female tiger sharks during late summer and fall to the main Hawaiian Islands, presumably to give birth, could provide insight into attacks in that area, according to a University of Florida scientist.
Rare whale shark washes ashore near Philippine capital
A dead young whale shark has washed ashore in Manila Bay near the Philippine capital, far from the endangered giant fish's traditional feeding grounds, fishermen and a wildlife official said Thursday.
Extreme wildfires likely fueled by climate change
Climate change is likely fueling the larger and more destructive wildfires that are scorching vast areas of the American West, according to new research led by Michigan State University scientists.
Research pair find 5.9 year cycle of oscillations in length of day
Biological fitness trumps other traits in mating game
When a new species emerges following adaptive changes to its local environment, the process of choosing a mate can help protect the new species' genetic identity and increase the likelihood of its survival. ...
Stone Age technological and cultural innovation accelerated by climate, research says
According to a study by the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, the University of Cardiff and the Natural History Museum in London, technological innovation during the Stone Age occurred in fits and starts and was climate-driven. ...
University develops app to help search for the rare New Forest cicada
Researchers from the University of Southampton today released a smartphone app designed to help in the search for a rare insect found only in the New Forest National Park.