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Islands and their ecosystems
Juliano Sarmento Cabral comes from a country with a tropical-subtropical climate. (2016-06-14)
Huge ancient river basin explains location of the world's fastest flowing glacier
An ancient basin hidden beneath the Greenland ice sheet, discovered by researchers at the University of Bristol, may help explain the location, size and velocity of Jakobshavn Isbræ, Greenland's fastest flowing outlet glacier. (2016-06-14)
Research shows Antarctic lakes are a repository for ancient soot
Remote lakes in a perpetually ice-free area of Antarctica show not only the chemical signature of ancient wildfires, but also some much more recent evidence of fossil-fuel combustion, according to National Science Foundation-funded research published this week in the journal Geophysical Research Letters. (2016-06-13)
New research reveals secrets of former subglacial lakes in North America
Researchers at the University of Sheffield have provided a unique glimpse into one of the least understood environments on Earth by revealing for the first time former subglacial lakes and their drainage routes beneath the North American ice sheets. (2016-06-13)
Study finds link between 2015 melting Greenland ice, faster Arctic warming
A new study provides the first evidence that links melting ice in Greenland to a phenomenon known as Arctic amplification -- faster warming of the Arctic compared to the rest of the Northern Hemisphere as sea ice disappears. (2016-06-09)
Findings suggest small increase in obesity among US teens in recent years
Among US children and adolescents 2 to 19 years of age, the prevalence of obesity in 2011- 2014 was 17 percent, and over approximately the last 25 years, the prevalence has decreased in children age 2 to 5 years, leveled off in children 6 to 11 years, and increased among adolescents 12 to 19 years of age, according to a study appearing in the June 7 issue of JAMA. (2016-06-07)
Operation IceBridge completes 2016 Arctic spring campaign
Operation IceBridge, NASA's airborne survey of polar ice, ended its eighth spring Arctic campaign on May 21. (2016-06-06)
Polar weather and climate week
Nearly 80 prominent atmospheric scientists, representing 18 countries from around the world, are attending a week of workshops and meetings at The Ohio State University to discuss the latest scientific developments regarding Antarctic and Arctic meteorology and climate change. (2016-06-06)
Ice age bison fossils shed light on early human migrations in North America
Scientists using evidence from bison fossils have determined when an ice-free corridor opened up along the Rocky Mountains during the late Pleistocene. (2016-06-06)
Pluto: A cosmic lava lamp
Using computer models, New Horizons team members have been able to determine the depth of the layer of solid nitrogen ice within Pluto's distinctive 'heart' feature -- a large plain informally known as Sputnik Planum -- and how fast that ice is flowing. (2016-06-03)
Swirling ammonia lies below Jupiter's thick clouds
Using radio waves, astronomers have been able to peer through Jupiter's thick clouds, gaining insights into the gas giant's atmosphere, a new study reports. (2016-06-02)
Purdue team finds convection could produce Pluto's polygons
On Pluto, icebergs floating in a sea of nitrogen ice are key to a possible explanation of the quilted appearance of the Sputnik Planum region of the dwarf planet's surface. (2016-06-01)
Antarctic coastline images reveal 4 decades of ice loss to ocean
Part of Antarctica's coastline has been losing ice to the ocean for far longer than had been expected by scientists, a study of satellite pictures has shown. (2016-06-01)
Studying life on the rocks
Researchers have developed an apparatus to meet the growing need for measuring ice as it changes in response to external forces, a process ice scientists call 'deformational behaviors.'' These forces occur on Earth in glacial ice as it flows due to gravity, and in space as icy satellite bodies respond to tidal forces from their parent bodies. (2016-05-31)
Stick insects produce bacterial enzymes themselves
Many plant-feeding insects need microbial enzymes, such as pectinases, that degrade plant cell walls; yet some insects have overcome this dependency in a surprising way. (2016-05-31)
Hawk moths have a second nose for evaluating flowers
Scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology in Jena, Germany, showed that Manduca sexta hawk moth use their proboscis to smell the floral volatiles when they visit flowers. (2016-05-27)
Mars is emerging from an ice age
Radar measurements of Mars' polar ice caps reveal that the mostly dry, dusty planet is emerging from an ice age, following multiple rounds of climate change. (2016-05-26)
SwRI scientists discover evidence of ice age at martian north pole
Using radar data collected by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, a Southwest Research Institute-led team found evidence of an ice age recorded in the polar deposits of Mars. (2016-05-26)
Scientists create 'magnetic charge ice'
A team of scientists working at the US Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory and led by Northern Illinois University physicist and Argonne materials scientist Zhili Xiao has created a new material, called 'rewritable magnetic charge ice,' that permits an unprecedented degree of control over local magnetic fields and could pave the way for new computing technologies. (2016-05-25)
Rice de-icer gains anti-icing properties
Rice University scientists have modified their graphene-based de-icer to resist the formation of ice well below the freezing point and added superhydrophobic capabilities. (2016-05-23)
A history of snowfall on Greenland, hidden in ancient leaf waxes
The history of Greenland's snowfall is chronicled in an unlikely place: the remains of aquatic plants that died long ago, collecting at the bottom of lakes in horizontal layers that document the passing years. (2016-05-23)
Why children confuse simple words
Study: Kids have 'and/or' problems despite sophisticated reasoning. (2016-05-23)
Physicists create first metamaterial with rewritable magnetic ordering
University of Notre Dame physicists and their collaborators have produced the first rewriteable artificial magnetic charge ice. (2016-05-20)
Will more snow over Antarctica offset rising seas? Don't count on it
Heavier snow over Antarctica was supposed to be one of the few brakes on sea-level rise in a warming world. (2016-05-19)
Scientists create 'rewritable magnetic charge ice'
Scientists have developed a new material, called 'rewritable magnetic charge ice,' that permits an unprecedented degree of control over local magnetic fields and could pave the way for new computing technologies. (2016-05-19)
Ancient tsunami evidence on Mars reveals life potential
The geologic shape of what were once shorelines through Mars' northern plains convinces scientists that two large meteorites -- hitting the planet millions of years apart -- triggered a pair of mega-tsunamis. (2016-05-19)
Scientists getting warmer on mimicking anti-freeze in nature
Researchers from the University of Leeds have taken an important step forward in mimicking nature's prowess at protecting cells from deep-freeze conditions. (2016-05-19)
First evidence of icy comets orbiting a sun-like star
Astronomers have found the first evidence of comets around a star similar to the sun, providing an opportunity to study what our solar system was like as a 'baby.' (2016-05-18)
Evidence of repeated rapid retreat of the East Antarctic ice sheet
Research published in the journal Nature on May 19, 2016 has revealed that vast regions of the Totten Glacier in East Antarctica are fundamentally unstable and have contributed significantly to rising sea levels several times in the past. (2016-05-18)
Scientists predict extensive ice loss from huge Antarctic glacier
Current rates of climate change could trigger instability in a major Antarctic glacier, ultimately leading to more than 2m of sea-level rise. (2016-05-18)
New ice age knowledge
An international team of researchers headed by scientists from the Alfred Wegener Institute has gained new insights into the carbon dioxide exchange between ocean and atmosphere, thus making a significant contribution to solving one of the great scientific mysteries of the ice ages. (2016-05-13)
Retreat of the ice followed by millennia of methane release
Methane was seeping from the seafloor for thousands of years following the retreat of the Barents Sea ice sheet, shows a groundbreaking new study in Nature Communications. (2016-05-13)
Loneliness in midlife
Maike Luhmann from the University of Cologne and Louise C. (2016-05-12)
Victims of their own success
A new study paints a gloomy picture of the future of tropical coral reefs. (2016-05-12)
New research suggests climate change may have contributed to extinction of Neanderthals
A researcher at the University of Colorado Denver has found that Neanderthals in Europe showed signs of nutritional stress during periods of extreme cold, suggesting climate change may have contributed to their demise around 40,000 years ago. (2016-05-11)
Researchers prove humans in Southern Arabia 10,000 years earlier than first thought
The last Ice Age made much of the globe uninhabitable, but there were oases -- or refugia -- where people 20,000 years ago were able to cluster and survive. (2016-05-11)
New species from the Pliocene of Tibet reveals origin of ice age mountain sheep
Paleontologists reports a new genus and species of fossil sheep from the Pliocene of Zanda Basin in Tibet. (2016-05-11)
Archaeologists uncover 13,000-year-old bones of ancient, extinct species of bison
In what is considered one of the oldest and most important archaeological digs in North America, scientists have uncovered what they believe are the bones of a 13,000- to 14,000-year-old ancient, extinct species of bison. (2016-05-11)
MIT course challenges students to reinvent 3-D printing
John Hart, the Mitsui Career Development Associate Professor in Contemporary Technology and Mechanical Engineering at MIT, says early education on 3-D printing is the key to helping the technology expand as an industry. (2016-05-11)
World's oldest axe fragment found in Australia
Australian archaeologists have discovered a piece of the world's oldest axe in the remote Kimberley region of Western Australia. (2016-05-10)
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