Earth Sciences

Ice-free corridor sustained Arctic marine life during last Ice Age

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Scientists from Norway and the UK have shown that, 20.000 years ago, Arctic sea ice in the winter covered more than twice the area than it does today. Yet, there was a […]

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Biology

Dangerous or Fatal to People, Amanita Mushrooms Benefit Plants

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If Lewis Carroll had described in detail the mushroom Alice nibbles in Wonderland to shrink and grow to her rightful size, he might have noted a scarlet cap topped with white warts: […]

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Biology

Observing the development of a deep-sea greenhouse gas filter

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In a long-term study, marine scientists from Bremen for the first time observed the colonization of a deep-sea mud volcano after its eruption. Large quantities of the greenhouse gas methane are stored […]

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Atmosphere and Weather

What drove the unusually intense hurricane season in 2017?

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The warming of the tropical Atlantic relative to the rest of the global ocean may have been a key factor driving the abnormally fierce Atlantic hurricane season during 2017, a new study […]

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Earth Sciences

Summer 2018 Tied for 6th Lowest Extent of Arctic Sea Ice on record

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Arctic sea ice likely reached its 2018 lowest extent on Sept. 19 and again on Sept. 23, according to NASA and the NASA-supported National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) at the […]

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Biology

Killer Whales Threatened by PCB Pollution

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A new study, just published in the journal Science, shows that more than 40 years after the first initiatives were taken to ban the use of PCBs, the chemical pollutants remain a […]

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Earth Sciences

Japan’s earliest ‘couple’ identified

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Scientists have discovered fossils of tiny male and female crustaceans over 400 million years old in Japan An international team of scientists has discovered what is believed to be Japan’s earliest ‘couple’ […]

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Earth Sciences

A New Hope: GEDI to Yield 3D Forest Carbon Map

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A new NASA laser instrument set to launch to the International Space Station in December will help scientists create the first three-dimensional map of the world’s temperate and tropical forests. The Global […]

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Earth Sciences

How much debris is lying on glaciers?

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Researchers analyze mountain glaciers with ‘Google Earth Engine’ A warming Earth causes the volume of mountain glaciers and their extent to decline globally for decades. At the same time, the cover of […]

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Biology

Research explains how your muscles form

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All vertebrates need muscles to function; they are the most abundant tissue in the human body and are integral to movement. In a recent article published in Nature Communications, an international team of […]

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