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Sea ice extent sinks to record lows at both poles

Posted by | 11:14 AM
Arctic sea ice appears to have reached on March 7 a record low wintertime maximum extent, according to scientists at NASA and the NASA-...

A 'carbon law' offers pathway to halve emissions every decade

Posted by | 11:14 AM
On the eve of this year's Earth hour (25 March), researchers propose a solution in the journal Science (24 March) for the global ec...

For female mosquitoes, two sets of odor sensors are better than one

Posted by | 7:58 PM
Biologists who study the malaria mosquito's 'nose' have found that it contains a secondary set of odor sensors that seem to...

For this New Zealand parrot, 'laughter' is contagious

Posted by | 7:58 PM
When people are feeling playful, they giggle and laugh, making others around them want to laugh and play too. Now, researchers reportin...

Amazon River no younger than 9 million years, new study shows

Posted by | 7:57 PM
Researchers from the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and the University of Brasilia (Brazil) have determined the age of the formation of ...

China's severe winter haze tied to effects of global climate change

Posted by | 12:29 PM
China's severe winter air pollution problems may be worsened by changes in atmospheric circulation prompted by Arctic sea ice loss ...

A perfect storm of fire and ice may have led to snowball Earth

Posted by | 1:26 PM
What caused the largest glaciation event in Earth's history, known as 'snowball Earth'? Geologists and climate scientists h...

Looking for 'fingerprints' at the intersection of weather and climate

Posted by | 1:25 PM
Scientists have found the seasonal "fingerprints" of Arctic sea ice, El Nino, and other climate phenomena in a new study that...

Why guillemot chicks leap from the nest before they can fly

Posted by | 11:29 AM
Before they have the wing span to actually permit them to fly, young guillemots (also known as murres) leap hundreds of metres off towe...

Vision, not limbs, led fish onto land 385 million years ago

Posted by | 7:42 PM
A provocative new Northwestern University and Claremont McKenna, Scripps and Pitzer colleges study suggests it was the power of the eye...

Brake dust may cause more problems than blackened wheel covers

Posted by | 11:07 AM
Though tailpipe emissions could fall in the years ahead as more zero-emission vehicles hit the streets, one major source of highway air...

Stream of surprises from the Atlantic cod genome

Posted by | 11:03 AM
Researchers at the University of Oslo (UiO) keep discovering surprises in the Atlantic cod genome. The most recent study has revealed a...

'Super-deep' diamonds may hold new information about Earth's interior

Posted by | 9:35 AM
Researchers at Tohoku University believe that it is possible for natural diamonds to form at the base of Earth's mantle. The form...

Evolution of bipedalism in ancient dinosaur ancestors

Posted by | 11:12 PM
Paleontologists at the University of Alberta have developed a new theory to explain why the ancient ancestors of dinosaurs stopped movi...

100,000-year-old human skulls from east Asia reveal complex mix of trends in time, space

Posted by | 7:23 AM
Two partial archaic human skulls, from the Lingjing site, Xuchang, central China, provide a new window into the biology and populations...