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Retreating Yukon glacier caused a river to disappear

Posted by | 9:05 PM
The massive Kaskawulsh Glacier in northern Canada has retreated about a mile up its valley over the past century. Last spring, its retr...

Precision chronology sheds new light on the origins of Mongolia's nomadic horse culture

Posted by | 9:04 PM
According to new research, nomadic horse culture -- famously associated with Genghis Khan and his Mongol hordes -- can trace its roots ...

Predicting the movement, impacts of microplastic pollution

Posted by | 9:03 PM
Marine circulation and weather conditions greatly affect microplastic aggregation and movement. Microplastics, which are particles meas...

Hunting accounts for 83 and 58 percent declines in tropical mammal and bird populations

Posted by | 11:22 AM
Hunting is a major threat to wildlife particularly in tropical regions, but a systematic large-scale estimate of hunting-induced decl...

Three quarters of deep-sea animals make their own light

Posted by | 7:57 PM
Ever since explorer William Beebe descended into the depths in a metal sphere in the 1930s, marine biologists have been astounded by th...

Melting sea ice may lead to more life in the sea

Posted by | 9:58 PM
When spring arrives in the Arctic, both snow and sea ice melt, forming melt ponds on the surface of the sea ice. Every year, as global ...

Poor outlook for biodiversity in Antarctica

Posted by | 9:57 PM
The popular view that Antarctica and the Southern Ocean are in a much better environmental shape than the rest of the world has been br...

Scientists make new discovery about bird evolution

Posted by | 9:11 AM
In a new paper published in National Science Review , a team of scientists from the Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthr...

Extreme weather events linked to climate change impact on the jet stream

Posted by | 9:11 AM
Unprecedented summer warmth and flooding, forest fires, drought and torrential rain -- extreme weather events are occurring more and mo...

Fairy circles of Namibia: New research helps scientists gain insight

Posted by | 9:06 AM
A study conducted by researchers at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis adds new insights into one of nature's great ...

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 ...