Deep astrophoto of LDN 673
What a stunning view of this dark region of space! This image, by astrophotographer Callum Hayton shows LDN 673, a molecular cloud complex that lies in the constellation Aquila. This region is massive—around ...
Climate change not so global
(Phys.org) —Scientists are calling for a better understanding of regional climates, after research into New Zealand's glaciers has revealed climate change in the Northern Hemisphere does not directly affect ...
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Interstate mussel populations could mingle well with locals
Western Australian mussel populations (Mytilus galloprovincialis) could potentially mix with translocated species from the eastern states according to a study by the WA Department of Fisheries and UWA.
Research provides new theory on cause of ice age 2.6 million years ago
New research published today in the journal Nature Scientific Reports has provided a major new theory on the cause of the ice age that covered large parts of the Northern Hemisphere 2.6 million years ago. ...
Mysterious 'Magic Island' appears on Saturn's moon Titan
Now you don't see it. Now, you do. And now you don't see it again. Astronomers have discovered a bright, mysterious geologic object – where one never existed – on Cassini mission radar images of Ligeia ...
Regional weather extremes linked to atmospheric variations
Variations in high-altitude wind patterns expose particular parts of Europe, Asia and the US to different extreme weather conditions, a new study has shown.
Arctic warming linked to fewer European and US cold weather extremes, study shows
Climate change is unlikely to lead to more days of extreme cold, similar to those that gripped the USA in a deep freeze last winter, new research has shown.
'Time running out' as CO2 levels hit new high, UN says
Atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations have crossed a new threshold, the UN's weather agency said Monday, highlighting the urgency of curbing manmade, climate-altering greenhouse gases.
Marine scientists use JeDI to create world's first global jellyfish database
An international study, led by the University of Southampton, has led to the creation of the world's first global database of jellyfish records to map jellyfish populations in the oceans.
Earth's last warm phase exposed
Analysis of data collected from ice cores and marine sediment cores in both polar regions has given scientists a clearer picture of how the Earth's climate changed during the last Interglacial period. This ...
Melting during cooling period
(Phys.org) —A University of Maine research team says stratification of the North Atlantic Ocean contributed to summer warming and glacial melting in Scotland during the period recognized for abrupt cooling ...
Slowdown of global warming fleeting
The recent slowdown in the warming rate of the Northern Hemisphere may be a result of internal variability of the Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation—a natural phenomenon related to sea surface temperatures, ...
Satellite shows high productivity from US corn belt
Data from satellite sensors show that during the Northern Hemisphere's growing season, the Midwest region of the United States boasts more photosynthetic activity than any other spot on Earth, according to ...