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New insights into the geographical landscape of prehistoric central Tibet
A team of scientists from the UK and China have uncovered new evidence, using recently-discovered 25-million-year-old fossilized palm leaves, that Tibet's geography was not as 'high and dry' as previously thought. (2019-03-06)
Ice volume calculated anew
Researchers have provided a new estimate for the glacier ice volume all around the world, excluding the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets. (2019-02-12)
Nano drops a million times smaller than a teardrop explodes 19th century theory
Droplets emanating from a molecular 'nano-tap' would behave very differently from those from a household tap 1 million times larger -- researchers at the University of Warwick have found. (2019-02-12)
Prehistoric food globalization spanned three millennia
Prehistoric peasant farmers struggling to put more food on the table fueled the global spread of some of the world's first and most important domesticated grain crops beginning as early as 7,000 years ago, according to an international study led by anthropologists at Washington University in St. (2019-02-05)
Simulating clouds over the Tibetan Plateau to improve weather forecasts
Australia's Bureau of Meteorology and the Chinese Academy of Meteorological Sciences have carried out studies on the spatial and temporal distribution and simulation of cloud over the Tibetan region. (2019-01-24)
RUDN pedologists found out a correct combination of nitrogen fertilizers and plastic mulch
RUDN pedologists studied the combined effect of nitrogen-containing fertilizers and plastic mulching. (2019-01-15)
Yeast makes ethanol to prevent metabolic overload
Why do some yeast cells produce ethanol? Scientists have wondered about this apparent waste of resources for decades. (2019-01-07)
Does mountaintop removal also remove rattlesnakes?
Timber rattlesnakes, according to the study's author, are among the most docile creatures in Appalachia. (2019-01-03)
Himalayan marmot genome offers clues to life at extremely high altitudes
Himalayan marmots can survive at altitudes up to 5,000 meters in the Himalayan regions of India, Nepal, and Pakistan and on the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau of China, where many of them face extreme cold, little oxygen, and few other resources. (2018-12-20)
Nearly one in five Tibetan refugee schoolchildren has tuberculosis infection, Johns Hopkins study finds
In a tuberculosis screening and treatment initiative covering the entire population of Tibetan refugee schoolchildren in northern India, a team directed by researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine and the University of Wisconsin says it has found not only a startlingly high prevalence of TB disease and infection, but also a potentially workable strategy to eliminate the disease in a large, high-risk group. (2018-12-18)
Climate change leading to water shortage in Andes, Himalayas
Climate change could have devastating effects on vulnerable residents in the Andes mountains and the Tibetan plateau, according to researchers at The Ohio State University who have been studying glaciers in those areas for decades. (2018-12-17)
New archaeological site revises human habitation timeline on Tibetan plateau
Human ancestors first set foot on the interior of the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau around 30,000-40,000 years ago, according to new research by scientists from the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). (2018-11-29)
Soil tilling, mulching key to China's potato crop
In the Loess Plateau region of northwestern China, potato is the main food crop. (2018-11-28)
RUDN scientist: Tibetan soil enrichment with nitrogen and phosphorus leads to carbon loss
A RUDN soil scientist studied the soils of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau and found out that simultaneous increase of nitrogen and phosphorus levels reduces the volume of organic carbon in the soil. (2018-11-19)
Middle Eastern desert dust on the Tibetan plateau could affect the Indian summer monsoon
Large quantities dust from the deserts of the Middle East can settle on the Tibetan Plateau, darkening the region's snowpack and accelerating snow melt. (2018-11-14)
Utah's Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument home to rich bee diversity
Utah State University researchers say one out of every four bee species in the United States is found In Utah and the arid, western state is home to more bee species than most states in the nation. (2018-11-07)
What happened in the past when the climate changed?
New research shows for the first time how the changing climate in Asia, from 5,000 to 1,000 years ago, transformed people's ability to produce food in particular places. (2018-10-31)
Balloon measurements reveal dust particle properties in free troposphere over desert
The Taklamakan Desert is one of the major sources of Asian dust. (2018-10-30)
'Himalayan gold' on the brink
Stanford researchers show how warmer winters and booming demand for one of the world's most expensive medicinal species may hurt ecosystems and communities in the Himalayas. (2018-10-23)
Researchers connect the current mix of soil bacteria to climate conditions from 50 years ago
Scientists expect climate change influences the geographical distribution of microbes in the soil, but few studies have dug deeply into that relationship. (2018-10-23)
Syracuse geologists contribute to new understanding of Mekong River incision
An international team of earth scientists has linked the establishment of the Mekong River to a period of major intensification of the Asian monsoon during the middle Miocene, about 17 million years ago, findings that supplant the assumption that the river incised in response to tectonic causes. (2018-10-16)
Tracking the movement of the tropics 800 years into the past
For the first time, scientists have traced the north-south shifts of the northern-most edge of the tropics back 800 years. (2018-10-15)
A new carbon material with Na storage capacity over 400mAh/g
Developing the high-capacity carbon anode materials can further improve the energy density of sodium-ion batteries (NIBs). (2018-09-19)
Mineral weathering from thawing permafrost can release substantial CO2
The amount of carbon dioxide released from thawing permafrost might be greater than previously thought, according to a new study by University of Alberta ecologists. (2018-09-19)
Turmoil behind primate power struggles often overlooked by researchers
Anyone who peruses relationship settings on social media knows that our interactions with other humans can be intricate, but a new study in Nature: Scientific Reports suggests that researchers may be overlooking some of these same complexities in the social relations of our closest primate relatives, such as chimpanzees and macaques. (2018-09-17)
Switch in the climatic factors controlling vegetation dynamics on the Tibetan Plateau
The dominant climate factor controlling the vegetation activity over Tibetan Plateau may have switched from precipitation to temperature in the mid-1990s. (2018-09-10)
Ecosystems are getting greener in the Arctic
Researchers from Berkeley Lab have developed a new benchmark model that estimates changes in the proportion of the Earth's surface where plant growth will no longer be limited by cold temperatures over the 21st century. (2018-08-21)
Tibetan sheep highly susceptible to human plague, originates from marmots
In the Qinghai-Tibet plateau, one of the region's highest risk areas for human plague, Himalayan marmots are the primary carriers of the infectious bacterium Y. pestis. (2018-08-16)
Chinese scientists discover genomic key to plateau adaptation
The hot-spring snake belongs to the genus Thermophis. Chinese scientists studying genomic data of hot-spring snakes have, for the first time, discovered the genetic mechanism for ectothermic animals' adaptation to high-elevation extreme environments. (2018-07-31)
New model reveals rips in Earth's mantle layer below southern Tibet
Seismic waves are helping researchers uncover the mysterious subsurface history of the Tibetan Plateau, possibly lending insight to future earthquake activity in the region. (2018-07-30)
Traditional Tibetan medicine exposes people and environment to high mercury levels
Many people view the Tibetan Plateau, or 'Roof of the World,' as a pristine alpine environment, largely untouched by pollution. (2018-07-18)
Barley heads east
New study identifies human choice and environmental adaptation as crucial factors for the spread of food staple in prehistory. (2018-07-18)
Discovery of ancient tools in China suggests humans left Africa earlier than previously thought
Ancient tools and bones discovered in China by archaeologists suggest early humans left Africa and arrived in Asia earlier than previously thought. (2018-07-11)
Utah soil's slippery grip on nutrients
Lawns in the Salt Lake Valley up to 100 years old are not yet saturated in the nutrient nitrogen, which is added by fertilizer, according to a new study from University of Utah researchers. (2018-07-02)
Plant fossils provide new insight into the uplift history of SE Tibet
Plenty of well-preserved plant fossils with well constrained geological ages were discovered from Markam Basin in SE Tibetan Plateau. (2018-06-29)
Far 'over-the-hill' lies the plateau of human mortality
Above age 105, the rise in risk of death by age slows -- and even plateaus -- according to a new study, one that provides valuable insight into one of the most fundamental questions of human aging; Is there a fixed maximum lifespan for humans? (2018-06-28)
New study explains Antarctica's coldest temperatures
Tiny valleys near the top of Antarctica's ice sheet reach temperatures of nearly -100 degrees Celsius, according to a new study published this week in the AGU journal Geophysical Research Letters. (2018-06-25)
Learning about the Himalayas using Mars technology
he Himalayan Range includes some of the youngest and most spectacular mountains on Earth, but the rugged landscape that lends it the striking beauty for which it is known can also keep scientists from fully understanding how these mountains formed. (2018-06-20)
Study shows approach can help English learners improve at math word problems
University of Kansas education professors have published a study showing that a comprehension-based strategy can help English learners improve their math word-problem solving abilities. (2018-06-19)
Living the high life: How altitude influences bone growth
Study of modern Himalayan populations shows that living at high altitude affects the length of lower arm bones, a possible indicator of differential growth of certain limb segments under high altitude stress. (2018-06-19)
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