Search results for Polar Regions

Ecology 3 hours ago

Hungry polar bear found wandering in Russia industrial city

A hungry polar bear has been spotted on the outskirts of the Russian industrial city of Norilsk, hundreds of miles from its natural habitat, authorities said Tuesday.

Space Exploration 20 hours ago

Scientists find sun's history buried in moon's crust

The Sun is why we're here. It's also why Martians or Venusians are not.

Environment Jun 17, 2019

SMOS joins forces with top weather forecasting system

As of 11 June 2019, measurements from ESA's SMOS mission are being fully integrated into ECMWF's forecasting system, allowing for a more accurate description of water content in soil.

Earth Sciences Jun 13, 2019

Solving the mystery of why atmospheric carbon dioxide was lower during ice ages

Since scientists first determined that atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) was significantly lower during ice age periods than warm phases, they have sought to discover why, theorizing that it may be a function of ocean circulation, ...

Ecology Jun 17, 2019

The complex fate of Antarctic species in the face of a changing climate

Oxygen concentrations in both the open ocean and coastal waters have declined by 2-5% since at least the middle of the 20th century.

Environment Jun 14, 2019

New satellites show worrying view of droughts and ice loss

Data from new satellites reveal the alarming extent of the recent drought in Australia and confirms a significant loss of ice in Antarctica, say ANU scientists.

Social Sciences Jun 12, 2019

The neuroscience of terrorism: How we convinced a group of radicals to let us scan their brains

The young man sitting in the waiting room of our neuroimaging facility wearing skinny jeans and trainers looked like a typical Spanish 20-year-old of Moroccan origin. Yassine was bouncy, chatting up the research assistants, ...

Astronomy Jun 12, 2019

Magnetic field may be keeping Milky Way's black hole quiet

Supermassive black holes exist at the center of most galaxies, and our Milky Way is no exception. But many other galaxies have highly active black holes, meaning a lot of material is falling into them, emitting high-energy ...

Earth Sciences May 29, 2019

First ICESat-2 global data released: Ice, forests and more

More than a trillion new measurements of Earth's height—blanketing everything from glaciers in Greenland, to mangrove forests in Florida, to sea ice surrounding Antarctica—are now available to the public. With millions ...

Earth Sciences May 27, 2019

Study uncovers surprising melting patterns beneath Antarctica's Ross Ice Shelf

The ROSETTA-Ice project, a three-year, multi-institutional data collection survey of Antarctic ice, has assembled an unprecedented view of the Ross Ice Shelf, its structure and how it has been changing over time. In a study ...

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