Putting a new spin on plasmonics
Researchers at Finland's Aalto University have discovered a novel way of combining plasmonic and magneto-optical effects. They experimentally demonstrated that patterning of magnetic materials into arrays ...
Researchers breed Arctic cod; species vulnerable to warming
Federal scientists say they have successfully grown Arctic cod in a laboratory, giving them hope that they can learn more about a key Arctic species vulnerable to warming ocean waters.
NASA contributes to first global review of Arctic marine mammals
Many human communities want answers about the current status and future of Arctic marine mammals, including scientists who dedicate their lives to study them and indigenous people whose traditional ways of ...
Fast access to CryoSat's Arctic ice measurements now available
ESA's ice mission has become the first satellite to provide information on Arctic sea-ice thickness in near-real time to aid maritime activities in the polar region.
Contaminants also a threat to polar bears
The polar bear (Ursus maritimus), one of the largest carnivorous mammals on Earth, is vulnerable to a series of dangers. An international team has established a guide to evaluate the condition of its health, ...
The southern lights in Indigenous oral traditions
Parts of Australia have been privileged to see dazzling lights in the night sky as the Aurora Australis – known as the southern lights – puts on a show this year.
Scientists say polar bears won't thrive on land food
A group of researchers say polar bears forced off melting sea ice will not find enough food to replace their current diet of fat-laden marine mammals such as seals, a conclusion that contradicts studies indicating ...
Using Twitter to probe political polarization
We'd like to believe that our opinions are nuanced, balanced, high-minded, wise and above all, unique, but alas they are not—or so says Twitter. Most often, those we engage with on the popular social media ...
New class of zero-moment half metallic magnets may enhance data storage, wireless transmission speeds
Attempting to develop a novel type of permanent magnet, a team of researchers at Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland has discovered a new class of magnetic materials based on Mn-Ga alloys.
Magical views from top of the world for solar eclipse
All eyes will be on the skies Friday for a total solar eclipse expected to offer spectacular views, if only in the far northern Svalbard archipelago and Faroe Islands.
Sky gazers flock to remote islands for total solar eclipse
For months, even years, hotels on the remote Faeroe Islands have been fully booked by fans who don't want to miss an almost three-minute-long astronomical sensation. Now the sky gazers just hope the clouds ...
Polar bear mauls tourist as eclipse junkies head to Arctic
A Czech tourist was mauled by a polar bear in Svalbard in Norway's Arctic on Thursday, police said, illustrating the potential danger for those arriving to see this week's total eclipse of the sun.
Seeking the dark, eclipse junkies head for the Arctic
Die-hard eclipse junkies from around the world are expected to brave polar bears and frostbite in the Arctic on Friday to savour three minutes of total darkness when the moon totally blocks the sun.
First global review on the status, future of Arctic marine mammals
For Arctic marine mammals, the future is especially uncertain. Loss of sea ice and warming temperatures are shifting already fragile Northern ecosystems.