Antarctic Circumpolar Current flows more rapidly in warm phases

Earth's strongest ocean current, which circulates around Antarctica, plays a major role in determining the transport of heat, salt and nutrients in the ocean. An international research team led by the Alfred Wegener Institute ...

Chainsaw-carved trees make perfect homes for marsupial phascogale

As a result of logging and severe bushfires, Australian wildlife is facing a severe shortage of tree hollows—holes in the trunks and branches of large old trees. More than 300 species of birds and mammals, including possums, ...

Swifts set new record for swiftness

Swifts aren't called "swifts" for nothing. They're known for being among the fastest migrating small birds around. When they aren't breeding, common swifts stay in the air most of the time—up to 10 months of the year. Scientists ...

Climate-driven temperature swings slow economic growth

Increasingly erratic weather caused by global warming threatens global economic growth, scientists warned Monday with a report showing that even short-lived climate volatility can have a significant impact.

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