Earth Sciences

As Arctic ship traffic increases, narwhals and other unique animals are at risk

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A pod of narwhals (Monodon monoceros) in central Baffin Bay. Narwhals are the most vulnerable animals to increased ship traffic in the Arctic Ocean. Kristin Laidre/University of Washington, CC BY-ND Donna Hauser, […]

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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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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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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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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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