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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)
Daily up and down of the plankton animals in the sea
A unique series of measurements taken over several years in the Antarctic Ocean provide new findings about the daily vertical migration of zooplankton communities: scientists of the Thünen Institute of Sea Fisheries in Hamburg and the Alfred Wegener Institute in Bremerhaven observed changes during the year and between years. (2016-05-09)
Winter is coming -- and the women of Westeros are ready
A new book, 'Women of Ice and Fire,' compares the blockbuster series 'Game of Thrones' with the book series by George R. (2016-05-09)
Geodesists of TU Dresden visualize the ice-mass loss of Antarctica
On May 9, 2016, a data portal on the ice-mass change of the Antarctic ice sheet will be put online for general use. (2016-05-09)
Scientists track Greenland's ice melt with seismic waves
Researchers from MIT, Princeton University, and elsewhere have developed a new technique to monitor the seasonal changes in Greenland's ice sheet, using seismic vibrations generated by crashing ocean waves. (2016-05-06)
EARTH: Growth rings in rocks reveal past climate
Using rocks extracted from a soil trench, scientists have reconstructed a climate record for western North America. (2016-05-05)
NRL completes ICEX2016 expedition, mapping of Arctic ice
NRL scientists from the Marine Geoscience Division concluded a month-long sea-ice research expedition as part of the Navy's 2016 ICe Exercise (ICEX) designed to develop a comprehensive understanding of the physical structure and evolution of Arctic sea-ice. (2016-05-05)
Study finds ice isn't being lost from Greenland's interior
Scientists studying data from the top of the Greenland ice sheet have discovered that during winter in the center of the world's largest island, temperature inversions and other low-level atmospheric phenomena effectively isolate the ice surface from the atmosphere -- recycling water vapor and halting the loss or gain of ice. (2016-05-04)
Drawing the genetic history of Ice Age Eurasian populations
A research team led by Prof. FU Qiaomei from the Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology at the Chinese Academy of Sciences (IVPP of CAS) and other international scientists has analyzed genome-wide data from 51 Eurasians from ~45,000-7,000 years ago and provided the first vivid look at the genetic history of modern humans in Eurasia before the start of agriculture ~8,500 years ago. (2016-05-04)
Study shows pain causes older adults to develop more inflammation over time
When older relatives complain about their pains, show a little empathy, because new research suggests that as we age, we may all become more sensitive to pain. (2016-05-04)
Stickleback fish adapt their vision in the blink of an eye
Stickleback fish are able to adapt their vision to new environments in less than 10,000 years, a blink of the eye in evolutionary terms, according to new research by University of British Columbia biodiversity experts. (2016-05-04)
Social clubs fill gap in dementia support
Community-based social groups could play a crucial role in empowering people with early-onset dementia, according to new UBC research. (2016-05-03)
The genetic history of Ice Age Europe
Analyses of ancient DNA from prehistoric humans paint a picture of dramatic population change in Europe from 45,000 to 7,000 years ago, according to a new study led by Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator David Reich at Harvard Medical School. (2016-05-02)
Influence of sea-ice loss on Arctic warming is shaped by temperatures in the Pacific Ocean
The Arctic amplification phenomenon refers to the faster rate of warming in the Arctic compared to places farther south. (2016-05-02)
Forming fogbows: Study finds limit on evaporation to ice sheets, but that may change
Although the coastal regions of the Greenland Ice Sheet are experiencing rapid melting, a significant portion of the interior of that ice sheet has remained stable -- but a new study suggests that stability may not continue. (2016-04-29)
What lies beneath West Antarctica?
Three recent publications by early career researchers at three different institutions across the country provide the first look into the biogeochemistry, geophysics and geology of Subglacial Lake Whillans, which lies 800 meters (2,600 feet) beneath the West Antarctic Ice Sheet. (2016-04-29)
Insulating layer of air above the Greenland ice sheet reduces precipitation
A warmer climate usually also means that there is more precipitation, but there has been no increase in the amount of precipitation on the Greenland ice sheet. (2016-04-29)
Ice loss accelerating in Greenland's coastal glaciers, Dartmouth study finds
Surface meltwater draining through and underneath Greenland's tidewater glaciers is accelerating their loss of ice mass, according to a Dartmouth study that sheds light on the relationship between meltwater and subglacial discharge. (2016-04-28)
Neandertals and Upper Paleolithic Homo sapiens had different dietary strategies
When fluctuating climates in the Ice Age altered habitats, modern humans may have adapted their diets in a different way than Neandertals, according to a study published April 27, 2016 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE. (2016-04-27)
New tool puts a consistent value on experts' uncertainty on climate change models
To bridge the gap between projections of future sea-level rise and the need to prepare for it, a Princeton University researcher and collaborators developed a method that consolidates climate models and the range of opinions that leading scientists have about them into a single, consistent set of probabilities. (2016-04-27)
Rare ice data collected by early 'citizen scientists' confirms warming
In 1442, 50 years before Columbus 'sailed the ocean blue,' Shinto priests in Japan began keeping records of the annual freeze dates of a nearby lake. (2016-04-26)
Carbon dioxide fertilization greening Earth, study finds
From a quarter to half of Earth's vegetated lands has shown significant greening over the last 35 years largely due to rising levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide, according to a new study published in the journal Nature Climate Change on April 25. (2016-04-26)
Citizen scientists collected rare ice data, confirm warming since industrial revolution
In 1442, Shinto priests in Japan began keeping records of the freeze dates of a nearby lake, while in 1693 Finnish merchants started recording breakup dates on a local river. (2016-04-26)
Climate change and extreme weather linked to high pressure over Greenland
Greenland is one of the fastest-warming regions of the world, according to climate change experts at the University of Sheffield. (2016-04-26)
Ancient marine sediments provide clues to future climate change
Atmospheric carbon dioxide concentration was the major driver behind the global climatic shifts that occurred between 53 and 34 million years ago, according to new research led by the University of Southampton. (2016-04-25)
Researchers discover fate of melting glacial ice in Greenland
A team of researchers led by faculty at the University of Georgia has discovered the fate of much of the freshwater that pours into the surrounding oceans as the Greenland ice sheet melts every summer. (2016-04-25)
Do fish survive in streams in winter?
Most stream-resident fish stay throughout winter despite the ice. This has been shown by Christine Weber, previous researcher at Umeå University, by tagging trout and sculpins with transponders to follow fish migration. (2016-04-25)
CO2 fertilization greening the earth
An international team of 32 authors from 24 institutions in eight countries has published a study titled 'Greening of the Earth and its Drivers' in the journal Nature Climate Change showing significant greening of a quarter to one-half of the Earth's vegetated lands using data from the NASA-MODIS and NOAA-AVHRR satellite sensors of the past 33 years. (2016-04-25)
The Arctic is facing a decline in sea ice that might equal the negative record of 2012
Sea ice physicists from the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research, are anticipating that the sea ice cover in the Arctic Ocean this summer may shrink to the record low of 2012. (2016-04-21)
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