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  • newThe Silurian Hypothesis
    One of the benefits of working for NASA is that the enormous range of science the agency covers – from satellite records for the present day, to exoplanet climates, from early Mars and deep time on Earth to the far future – and the opportunity to…
    - 15 hours ago, 17 Apr 18, 2:42pm -
  • Stronger evidence for a weaker Atlantic overturning circulation
    Through two new studies in Nature, the weakening of the Gulf Stream System is back in the scientific headlines. But even before that, interesting new papers have been published – high time for an update on this topic. Let’s start with tomorrow’…
    - 7 days ago, 11 Apr 18, 5:05pm -
  • Harde Times
    Readers may recall a post a year ago about a nonsense paper by that appeared in Global and Planetary Change. We reported too on the crowd-sourced rebuttal led by that was published last October. Now comes by three members of the Editorial Board (Mart…
    - 14 days ago, 4 Apr 18, 6:25am -
  • Unforced Variations: Apr 2018
    This month’s open thread for general climate science discussions.
    - 17 days ago, 1 Apr 18, 3:11pm -
  • Alsup asks for answers
    Some of you might have read about the lawsuit by a number of municipalities (including San Francisco and Oakland) against the major oil companies for damages (related primarily to sea level rise) caused by anthropogenic climate change. The legal deta…
    - 37 days ago, 12 Mar 18, 1:58am -
  • Forced responses: Mar 2018
    This month’s open thread on responses to climate change (politics, adaptation, mitigation etc.). Please stay focused on the overall topic. Digressions into the nature and history of communism/feudal societies/anarchistic utopias are off topic and w…
    - 48 days ago, 1 Mar 18, 5:02am -
  • Unforced variations: Mar 2018
    This month’s open thread for climate science related items. The open thread for responses to climate change is here.
    - 48 days ago, 1 Mar 18, 4:59am -
  • More ice-out and skating day data sets
    The responses to the last post on the Rideau Canal Skateway season changes were interesting, and led to a few pointers to additional data sets that show similar trends and some rather odd counter-points from the usual suspects. Minnesotan Lakes The m…
    - 51 days ago, 26 Feb 18, 12:46pm -
  • Rideau Canal Skateway
    I’ve been interested in indirect climate-related datasets for a while (for instance, the Nenana Ice Classic). One that I was reminded of yesterday is the 48-year series of openings and closings of the Rideau Canal Skateway in Ottawa. Since 1971, th…
    - 54 days ago, 23 Feb 18, 3:58am -
  • Unforced variations: Feb 2018
    This month’s open thread for climate science topics. Note that discussions about mitigation and/or adaptation should be on the Forced Responses thread. Let’s try and avoid a Groundhog Day scenario in the comments!
    - 74 days ago, 2 Feb 18, 7:31pm -

Scientific American

What Is the Bystander Effect?
What Is the Bystander Effect?If you suffer a heart attack in a crowd, you would be less likely to get help than if there were only one or two people around you.From:Scientific AmericanViews:1358 85ratingsTime:02:10More inScience & T…
- 56 days ago, 20 Feb 18, 8:49pm -
Polar Bear Treadmill, Eclipse Petroglyphs, and More: 60 Second Science Podcasts
Polar Bear Treadmill, Eclipse Petroglyphs, and More: 60 Second Science PodcastsDiscover how blue-bellied lizards get spooked by bright colors, how drifting sea ice forces polar bears to walk farther to stay in their range, a device that could tel…
- 57 days ago, 19 Feb 18, 11:41pm -
The Neuroscience of Figure Skating
The Neuroscience of Figure SkatingSkaters' brains adapt to their complex routines.From:Scientific AmericanViews:1888 72ratingsTime:02:36More inScience & Technology
- 58 days ago, 18 Feb 18, 9:22pm -
2017 Breakthrough Prize in Physics Goes to Cosmos-Mapping Team
2017 Breakthrough Prize in Physics Goes to Cosmos-Mapping TeamThis year's Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics was awarded to the team behind NASA's Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe, or WMAP, a space telescope that launched in 2001 to ma…
- 59 days ago, 18 Feb 18, 3:57pm -
Origami Lattice Folds between Dimensions
Origami Lattice Folds between DimensionsOrigami lattices have twofold benefits for nanotechnology and medical care.From:Scientific AmericanViews:1536 66ratingsTime:01:00More inScience & Technology
- 59 days ago, 18 Feb 18, 5:32am -
Snap, Crackle, Whop--How to Win the Wishbone
Snap, Crackle, Whop--How to Win the WishboneDon't crack under pressure! Explore the scientific—and sometimes sleazy—secrets to win a wish at this year's Thanksgiving wishbone pull.From:Scientific AmericanViews:6816 64ratingsTime:0…
- 59 days ago, 18 Feb 18, 1:12am -

New Scientist - Environment

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Ants care for wounded comrades by licking their wounds
Ants care for wounded comrades by licking their woundsMatabele ants often lose limbs in battles with termites, and their nestmates not only carry the injured ants home, they lick their wounds as if to clean them. Read more: http://ow.ly/5otr30ioo…
- 57 days ago, 20 Feb 18, 6:38am -
Expedition to uncover hidden life in mystery Antarctic realm
Expedition to uncover hidden life in mystery Antarctic realmAn international team are setting off to study a mysterious area of the ocean that has been concealed for thousands of years. Read more: http://ow.ly/zIiQ30injIx.From:New ScientistVie…
- 58 days ago, 18 Feb 18, 10:40pm -
Primitive human eggs matured in the lab for the first time
Primitive human eggs matured in the lab for the first timeHuman eggs have been matured from their most primitive state to full development in the lab for the first time. The resulting eggs are ready to be fertilised, and, if healthy, could in the…
- 59 days ago, 18 Feb 18, 5:40am -
A capsized oil tanker is releasing invisible toxins into the sea
A capsized oil tanker is releasing invisible toxins into the seaThe Sanchi was carrying 136000 tonnes of oil condensate, a fuel much more volatile and flammable than crude oil. The spill is the biggest since the Deepwater Horizon oil platform dis…
- 59 days ago, 18 Feb 18, 2:44am -
We can now read the whole genome of a fetus in the womb
We can now read the whole genome of a fetus in the wombKnowing the ins and outs of our children's genetic secrets before they are born could help reduce the likelihood of many diseases - but could it be misused? https://www.newscientist.com/artic…
- 59 days ago, 18 Feb 18, 12:28am -
Deadly superbugs are evolving to beat alcohol hand sanitisers
Deadly superbugs are evolving to beat alcohol hand sanitisersSuperbugs have found a way to alter their genes to make it harder to kill them with alcohol-based hand sanitisers. https://www.newscientist.com/article/2160745-deadly-superbugs-are-evol…
- 60 days ago, 17 Feb 18, 5:42pm -

Nature - Earth / Environment

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  • newWind-fanned wildfires threaten to spread in parched Oklahoma
    TALOGA, Okla. (Reuters) - Wildfires which have killed two people in western Oklahoma could spread and more could ignite as wind gusts of up to 50 miles per hour whip an area where scant rain has fallen in five months, fire and forestry officials said…
    - 3 hours ago, 18 Apr 18, 2:46am -
  • newLucky for some: Chinese city launches wind power lottery to ease grid strains
    SHANGHAI (Reuters) - The city of Yanan, a major wind power base in northwest China's Shaanxi province, has introduced a lottery system to decide which wind projects will go ahead this year, a sign that grid constraints are forcing local governments t…
    - 4 hours ago, 18 Apr 18, 1:30am -
  • newBritain's Costa promises to recycle half a billion coffee cups by 2020
    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Costa Coffee pledged on Wednesday to recycling half a billion coffee cups a year by 2020 and said it seeks to become the first chain to guarantee it recycles the same number of cups as it puts onto the market.
    - 7 hours ago, 17 Apr 18, 11:04pm -
  • newTrump energy aide Catanzaro heads back to lobbying firm
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's top aide on domestic energy issues, including biofuels quotas and scrapping Obama-era rules on car and power plant carbon emissions, is stepping down to return to the lobbying practice he left last year…
    - 8 hours ago, 17 Apr 18, 9:34pm -
  • newExclusive: Study for EU questions jumbo France-Spain gas pipe plan - sources
    PARIS (Reuters) - A report prepared for the European Commission has questioned the economic viability of plans to build a gas pipeline connecting Spain and France, designed in part to help reduce Europe's reliance on Russian piped gas, five sources t…
    - 10 hours ago, 17 Apr 18, 8:16pm -
  • newGerman farmers push for resumed hunting of wolves as numbers grow
    BERLIN (Reuters) - German farmers say it is time to rescind a ban on hunting wolves because the animals have become an increasing threat to herds of sheep and other farm animals since their reintroduction in Germany in 2000 after more than 130 years…
    - 11 hours ago, 17 Apr 18, 7:06pm -
  • newGermany moving ahead with plans to restrict weed-killer glyphosate
    BERLIN (Reuters) - German Agriculture Minister Julia Kloeckner on Tuesday said she was finalizing a draft regulation to end use of the weed-killer glyphosate in household gardens, parks and sports facilities, and to set "massive" limits for its use i…
    - 14 hours ago, 17 Apr 18, 4:17pm -

Nature Video

Immunology wars: Monoclonal antibodies
Immunology wars: Monoclonal antibodiesOur immune systems are at war with cancer. This animation reveals how monoclonal antibodies can act as valuable reinforcements to shore up our defences – and help battle cancer. You can...From:nature vide…
- 58 days ago, 19 Feb 18, 8:49am -
Inside ALS: The neurons behind the disease
Inside ALS: The neurons behind the diseaseAmyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a neurodegenerative disorder that mainly affects the nerve cells (neurons), which control muscle movement. As the motor neurons degenerate, they stop...From:nature…
- 58 days ago, 18 Feb 18, 10:35pm -
Anatomy of a hunt: Speed, strategy and survival
Anatomy of a hunt: Speed, strategy and survivalAs predators chase down their prey on the open savanna it's a race for survival. Lions and cheetahs are some of the most athletic animals on the planet but strength and speed aren't everything....Fr…
- 58 days ago, 18 Feb 18, 9:45pm -
A mini, magnetic, all-terrain robot
A mini, magnetic, all-terrain robotA tiny robot is making leaps and bounds for small-scale locomotion. This soft robot really can walk the walk, as well as being able to roll, jump and swim. This could help it navigate the surprisin...From:natu…
- 58 days ago, 18 Feb 18, 9:15pm -
Pictures in the air: 3D printing with light
Pictures in the air: 3D printing with lightA glowing image resembling a futuristic hologram floats in mid-air. This is a 3D volumetric display. Using a tiny particle suspended in laser light, researchers have been able to create high...From:nat…
- 59 days ago, 18 Feb 18, 1:20pm -
Repairing the eardrum: The sound of self-healing
Repairing the eardrum: The sound of self-healingRuptured eardrums are relatively common. Fortunately, small tears usually heal by themselves. But some large tears need to be repaired by a surgeon. This animation shows how a new tissue...From:na…
- 59 days ago, 18 Feb 18, 10:05am -

ENN

  • It's the small things that matter – when insects shaped today's natural world
    Insects that play an essential role in moulding ecosystems may have begun their rise to prominence earlier than previously thought, shedding new light on how the world became modern. That is the finding of a new paper published by an international te…
    - 78 days ago, 30 Jan 18, 1:09pm -
  • New study examines the causes and consequences of the 2015 Wimberley floods
    A new study by Chad Furl, postdoctoral research associate, and Hatim Sharif, professor of civil and environmental engineering at The University of Texas at San Antonio, delves into the 2015 Wimberley, Texas floods that destroyed 350 homes and claimed…
    - 78 days ago, 30 Jan 18, 2:43am -
  • Plastic in the Oceans Increasing Risk of Disease in Coral Reefs
    More than 11 billion pieces of plastic are lodged within coral reefs in the Asia-Pacific region. According to a new study published in the journal Science, as this plastic gets tangled, it often cuts the coral, increasing the risk of infection an…
    - 79 days ago, 29 Jan 18, 1:39pm -
  • NOAA research holds promise of predicting snowpack before snow falls
    As farmers in the American West decide what, when and where to plant, and urban water managers plan for water needs in the next year, they want to know how much water their community will get from melting snow in the mountains.This melting snow comes…
    - 79 days ago, 29 Jan 18, 1:27pm -
  • University of British Columbia wearable technology could change the way athletes train
    Going for the gold is what the Olympics is all about and three UBC entrepreneurs are working to help athletes get closer to the podium.Kevin Reilly and Behnam Molavi—both PhD engineering graduates from UBC—and sports physician Babak Shadgan have…
    - 79 days ago, 29 Jan 18, 1:27pm -
  • The Scent of the City
    Emissions of volatile organic compounds higher than previously assumed.In the scientific journal PNAS, researchers from Innsbruck, Austria, present the world's first chemical fingerprint of urban emission sources of volatile organic compounds (VOCs).…
    - 81 days ago, 26 Jan 18, 8:37pm -
  • New study reveals how icy surface ponds on Himalayan glaciers influence water flow
    The flow of water that supports hydro-electric and irrigation infrastructure in the mountain regions of Nepal and India is regulated by hundreds of large icy ponds on the surface of some of the world’s highest glaciers, scientists have revealed.
    - 82 days ago, 26 Jan 18, 5:40pm -

Grist

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Here’s why a less cloudy future is a big problem
Here’s why a less cloudy future is a big problemWhen it comes to climate change predictions, clouds are a pain in the butt. In fact, according to the IPCC, they're the largest pain in the butt. They're pretty squirrelly things: small,...From:…
- 58 days ago, 18 Feb 18, 8:21pm -
5 tips (and more) for the vegan-curious
5 tips (and more) for the vegan-curiousGrist editor Eve Andrews went vegan for a month, picked up a few tips, and then went back to see how she felt about her favorite burger. Watch and find out! Then, read Eve's essay on why...From:GristViews…
- 58 days ago, 18 Feb 18, 7:42pm -
This Hawaiian island is the future of energy
This Hawaiian island is the future of energyKauai might be a tiny island on the map, but it holds big lessons for the rest of the world when it comes to renewable energy. If you want to learn more, check out this awesome article from...From:Gri…
- 58 days ago, 18 Feb 18, 6:18pm -
How comics can help us talk about climate change
How comics can help us talk about climate changeThe pace of climate change action can feel downright glacial. Which is funny, because… well, you know. But what if, instead of slogging through decades of climate agreements and hordes of...From:…
- 59 days ago, 18 Feb 18, 9:14am -
We recycle so much trash, it’s created an international crisis
We recycle so much trash, it’s created an international crisisAs a nation, we've been passing on too many low-quality recyclables to other countries — China, primarily — to get them to deal with it. To get more stuff like this, subscribe he…
- 59 days ago, 18 Feb 18, 7:38am -
Puerto Rico’s mental health crisis is an American disaster
Puerto Rico’s mental health crisis is an American disasterAround 1 in 4 people affected by a wind- or water-based environmental disaster develops a diagnosable mental disorder. Three months after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, the U.S.…
- 62 days ago, 15 Feb 18, 1:39am -