How the ice ages ended
A study of sediment cores collected from the deep ocean supports a new explanation for how glacier melting at the end of the ice ages led to the release of carbon dioxide from the ocean.
In a first, YouTube to showcase a week of comedy
(AP)—For a week in May, YouTube will turn into the biggest open mic on the planet. On Thursday, the Google Inc.-owned site will announce the YouTube Comedy Week, a seven-day cyber extravaganza designed ...
Deep, permeable soils buffer impacts of crop fertilizer on Amazon streams, study finds
The often damaging impacts of intensive agriculture on nearby streams, rivers, and their wildlife has been well documented in temperate zones, such as North America and Europe. Yet a new study in an important ...
Important fertility mechanism discovered
Scientists in Mainz and Aachen have discovered a new mechanism that controls egg cell fertility and that might have future therapeutic potential. It was revealed by Professor Dr. Walter Stöcker of the Institute ...
Source of organic matter affects Bay water quality
Each time it rains, runoff carries an earthy tea steeped from leaf litter, crop residue, soil, and other organic materials into the storm drains and streams that feed Chesapeake Bay.
Researchers identify environmental risks and opportunities for conservation of native Colorado trout populations
(Phys.org) —With only 14 percent of their original habitat remaining, native Colorado River cutthroat trout have been forced into isolation by habitat loss and invading non-native trout in relatively short reaches of high-altitude ...
Agulhas Current leakage could stabilize Atlantic overturning circulation
A major focus of concern for the coming century is understanding how the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC) will respond to the changing temperatures and wind patterns brought on by global climate change. ...
Examining CO2 concentrations and flow dynamics in streams
As part of the carbon cycle, carbon dioxide (CO2) is flushed from soils into stream water; this CO2 either escapes directly into the atmosphere from the water surface or gets transported downstream of the study site. To understand ...
Broadcasters display mobile TV dongles at NAB Show
The key weapon in TV broadcasters' fight with Internet video upstart Aereo is something inelegantly known as a dongle.
Fasten seatbelts for bumpier flights, climate study says
Flights will become bumpier as global warming destabilises air currents at altitudes used by commercial airliners, climate scientists warned Monday.
Invention could make spent nuclear fuel useful for irradiation purposes
A researcher at Oregon State University has invented a way to use spent nuclear fuel to produce the gamma rays needed to irradiate medical supplies, food and other products – an advance that could change ...
BlackBerry-maker RIM stops BBM music service
BlackBerry-maker Research In Motion says it is silencing its streaming music service barely two years after it launched.
Music service Rdio launches Vdio for TV, movies (Update)
Rdio, the music streaming service started by a co-founder of Skype, is getting into video.
Warner Bros launches streaming for 'rare' movies, TV
Warner Bros on Tuesday unveiled a new streaming television subscription service to give viewers access to its archive of productions dating back to the 1920s.