Porous, layered material can serve as a graphene analog
An electrically conductive material, with layers resembling graphene (single sheet of graphite), was synthesized under mild conditions using a well-known molecule that allows good electronic coupling of nickel ...
Kepler's six years in science (and counting)
NASA's Kepler spacecraft began hunting for planets outside our solar system on May 12, 2009. From the trove of data collected, we have learned that planets are common, that most sun-like stars have at least ...
El Nino will be 'substantial' warn Australian scientists
Australian scientists Tuesday forecast a "substantial" El Nino weather phenomenon for 2015, potentially spelling deadly and costly climate extremes, after officially declaring its onset in the tropical Pacific.
Black band coral disease continues to affect Kauai reefs
Black band coral disease is affecting nearly half of the reef sites researchers have surveyed in waters off Kauai, the state Department of Land and Natural Resources said.
Deathly effect of heatwaves ignored
Heat is an emerging problem in Sydney, but despite having its strongest effects on the poor, the elderly, the disabled and the very young, most community services don't formally cater for the impact of heatwaves ...
NASA-NOAA satellite sees the end of Tropical Cyclone Ikola
Strong vertical wind shear has taken a toll on Tropical Cyclone Ikola and that was pretty clear in a visible-light image from NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite today, April 8.
Climate change affects whales
Researchers at the University of St Andrews believe that fin and humpbacked whales have changed the timing of their seasonal migration in response to global warming.
Better method for forecasting hurricane season
A better method for predicting the number of hurricanes in an upcoming season has been developed by a team of University of Arizona atmospheric scientists.
Pacific-wide study reveals striped marlins' preferred habitat, may help avoid overfishing
In the largest study to track striped marlin in the Pacific Ocean, marine ecologists report the preferred habitat of this valuable commercial and recreational fish by using direct observations collected by ...
NASA-NOAA satellite sees semnants of ex-Tropical Cyclone Nathan
NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite captured an image of the remnants of Tropical Cyclone Nathan over the southern Top End of Australia's Northern Territory on March 25.
Improving the theory of phase transitions with supercomputers
When water molecules evaporate from a liquid phase into a gaseous phase, they alter their aggregate state. The mathematical description of such a phase transition harbours pitfalls as nucleation is needed ...
Scientists find tropical cyclone size controlled by relative sea-surface temperatures
A team of scientists including Minghua Zhang, Dean and Director of Stony Brook University School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (SoMAS), have found that the size of tropical cyclones is controlled by ...
New lake surface temperature database will help to study climate change
A group of York University investigators and their international counterparts have jointly created a database of lake surface temperatures, to help study ecological effects of climate change.
Gulf of Mexico marine food web changes over the decades
Scientists in the Gulf of Mexico now have a better understanding of how naturally-occurring climate cycles—as well as human activities—can trigger widespread ecosystem changes that ripple through the ...