The heat is on; NOAA, NASA say 2014 warmest year on record
For the third time in a decade, the globe sizzled to the hottest year on record, federal scientists announced Friday.
Liquids and glasses relax, too: But not like you thought
A new insight into the fundamental mechanics of the movement of molecules recently published by researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) offers a surprising view of what happens ...
Feeling cold is contagious, scientists find
Just looking at somebody shivering is enough to make us feel cold, according to new research at the University of Sussex in the UK.
Research probes temperature-dependent sex determination in turtles
Thane Wibbels, Ph.D., professor of biology in the University of Alabama at Birmingham College of Arts and Sciences, used to go out in the wild to catch turtles.
On a tropical island, fossils reveal the past—and possible future—of polar ice
The balmy islands of Seychelles couldn't feel farther from Antarctica, but their fossil corals could reveal much about the fate of polar ice sheets.
GraphExeter defies the Achilles heel of 'wonder material' graphene
A resilience to extreme conditions by the most transparent, lightweight and flexible material for conducting electricity could help revolutionise the electronic industry, according to a new study.
Responsive material could be the 'golden ticket' of sensing
Researchers from the University of Cambridge have developed a new self-assembled material, which, by changing its shape, can amplify small variations in temperature and concentration of biomolecules, making ...
Coral reveals long-term link between Pacific winds, global climate
New research indicates that shifts in Pacific trade winds played a key role in twentieth century climate variation, a sign that they may again be influencing global temperatures.
Iridium nanoparticles resist deactivation in biofuel production
Steam reforming turns methane from biomass into a mixture that can be further converted into transportation fuels. By combining experimental and theoretical approaches, researchers at the Pacific Northwest ...
Team develops 'cool' new method for probing how molecules fold
Collaborating scientists from The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) and the University of California (UC) San Diego have developed a powerful new system for studying how proteins and other biological molecules ...
Cost of cloud brightening for cooler planet revealed
University of Manchester scientists have identified the most energy-efficient way to make clouds more reflective to the sun in a bid to combat climate change.
How electrons split: New evidence of exotic behaviors
Electrons may be seen as small magnets that also carry a negative electrical charge. On a fundamental level, these two properties are indivisible. However, in certain materials where the electrons are constrained ...
Study: Hotter days in US mean less cold cash
Hotter days mean less cold cash for Americans, according to a new study matching 40 years of temperatures to economics.
Climate change challenge for animals reliant on external sources of heat
Animals that regulate their body temperature through the external environment may be resilient to some climate change but not keep pace with rapid change, leading to potentially disastrous outcomes for biodiversity.