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December 3, 2020

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Nanomaterials Enable Dual-Mode Heating and Cooling Device

Engineers have demonstrated a dual-mode heating and cooling device for building climate control that, if widely deployed in the U.S., could cut HVAC energy use by nearly 20 percent. The invention ...

Cluster of Alaskan Islands Could Be Single, Interconnected Giant Volcano

A small group of volcanic islands in Alaska's Aleutian chain might be part of a single, undiscovered giant volcano, say scientists. If the researchers' suspicions are correct, the newfound volcanic ...
Scientists predict Greenland ice sheet will pass a threshold beyond which it will never fully regrow and sea levels will be permanently higher in as little as 600 years under ...

What Will the Climate Be Like When Earth's Next Supercontinent Forms?

In roughly 200 million years, the continents will once again unite into a supercontinent. A new study explores how the next Pangea could affect the global ...
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Researchers Discover Life in Deep Ocean Sediments at or Above Water's Boiling Point

Biologists found single-celled organisms living in sediments 1180 meters beneath the ocean at temperatures of 120 degrees ...

Irreversible Hotter and Drier Climate Over Inner East Asia

Researchers warn that heatwaves and concurrent droughts of Mongolia's semi-arid plateau have increased significantly during the past two decades, with troubling implications for the future. The ...

Satellite Images Confirm Uneven Impact of Climate Change

Researchers have been following vegetation trends across the planet's driest areas using satellite imagery from recent decades. They have identified a troubling trend: Too little vegetation is ...

Offshore Submarine Freshwater Discovery Raises Hopes for Islands Worldwide

Twice as much freshwater is stored offshore of Hawai'i Island than previously thought, revealed a new study with important implications for volcanic islands around the world. An extensive ...

Ice Sheets on the Move: How North and South Poles Connect

Over the past 40,000 years, ice sheets thousands of kilometers apart have influenced one another through sea level changes, according to new research. New modelling of ice sheet changes during the ...

New Insights Into How the CRISPR Immune System Evolved

Although CRISPR-Cas has found many uses in biotechnology and medicine, it originates in nature, where it functions as a microbial immune system. Scientists shed new light on how CRISPR-Cas emerged ...

Clean Air Act Saved 1.5 Billion birds

US pollution regulations meant to protect humans from dirty air are also saving birds. So concludes a new continent-wide study. Study authors found that improved air quality under a federal program ...

Cascading Events Led to 2018 Kilauea Volcanic Eruption, Providing Clues for Forecasting

The 2018 eruption of Kilauea Volcano was one of the largest volcanic events in Hawaii in 200 years. This eruption was triggered by a relatively small and rapid change at the volcano after a ...

A Rich Source of Nutrients Under the Earth's Ice Sheets

Trace elements such as iron and zinc are essential micronutrients for all kinds of organisms. Below ice sheets, which cover around ten percent of the Earth's land surface, larger quantities of ...

Largest Aggregation of Fishes in Abyssal Deep Sea

The largest aggregation of fishes ever recorded in the abyssal deep sea was discovered by a team of oceanographers during an expedition in the Clarion Clipperton ...

Shift in Atmospheric Rivers Could Affect Antarctic Sea Ice, Glaciers

Weather systems responsible for transporting moisture from the tropics to temperate regions in the Southern Hemisphere have been gradually shifting toward the South Pole for the past 40 years, a ...

True Origin of Oldest Evidence of Animals

Scientists have resolved a longstanding controversy surrounding the origins of complex life on Earth. The studies found molecular fossils extracted from 635-million-year-old rocks aren't the ...

Did Early Life Need Long, Complex Molecules to Make Cell-Like Compartments?

Protocell compartments used as models for an important step in the early evolution of life on Earth can be made from short ...

Scientists Organize to Tackle Crisis of Coral Bleaching

An international consortium of scientists has created the first-ever common framework for increasing comparability of research findings on coral ...

Changes in Fire Activity Are Threatening More Than 4,400 Species Globally

More than 4,400 species across the globe are at risk from extinction because of changes in fire activity says a new ...

U.S.-European Mission Launches to Monitor the World's Oceans

The Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich satellite will extend a nearly 30-year continuous dataset on sea level collected by an ongoing collaboration of U.S. and European satellites while enhancing weather ...

How Ancient Fish May Have Prepared for Life on Land

A new study adds another layer to the remarkable evolutionary transition of life from water to land on Earth. The international study of the prehistoric 'relic' tetrapods, including ...

Polar Climate Affects Trade Wind Strength in Tropics

The impact of sea surface temperature variations in the tropical Pacific on global climate has long been recognized. For instance, the episodic warming of the tropical Pacific during El Niño events ...

Some Amazon Rainforest Regions More Resistant to Climate Change Than Previously Thought

A new observational study demonstrates that increasing air dryness does not reduce photosynthesis in certain very wet regions of the Amazon rainforest, contradicting Earth System Models that show the ...

There Are Microplastics Near the Top of Mount Everest Too

Researchers analyzing snow and stream samples have found evidence of microplastic pollution on Mount Everest. While the highest concentrations of microplastics were around Base Camp where hikers and ...

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