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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 ...

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 ...

Geoscientists Use Zircon to Trace Origin of Earth's Continents

Geoscientists have long known that some parts of the continents formed in the Earth's deep past, but the speed in which land rose above global seas -- and the exact shapes that land masses formed -- ...

Octogenarian Snapper Found Off Australia Becomes Oldest Tropical Reef Fish by Two Decades

An 81-year-old midnight snapper caught off the coast of Western Australia has taken the title of the oldest tropical reef fish recorded anywhere in ...
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Link Found Between Drought and HIV Among Women in Less-Developed Countries

Researchers explored the consequences of drought and lack of environmental resources on women in less-developed countries. The research shows the direct and indirect associations to women's ...

An Escape Route for Seafloor Methane

A study has solved the mystery of how and why columns of methane, a potent greenhouse gas, can stream out of solid sea-floor formations known as methane ...

Plastic Contaminants Harm Sea Urchins

Plastics in the ocean can release chemicals that cause deformities in sea urchin larvae, new research ...

Future Brahmaputra River Flooding as Climate Changes May Be Underestimated, Study Says

A new study looking at seven centuries of water flow in south Asia's mighty Brahmaputra River suggests that scientists are underestimating the river's potential for catastrophic flooding as ...

Genes Unlock Clues to the Evolution and Survival of the Great Barrier Reef

Innovative molecular techniques explain how corals on the east coast of Australia survived previous tough conditions--enabling the Great Barrier Reef to become the vast reef it is today. Scientists ...

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 ...

A Filter for Environmental Remediation

Scientists have discovered a new method for producing sodium titanate mats nanostructured in a seaweed-like morphology for filtering heavy metal ions and radioactive materials from water. This work ...

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 ...

To Push or to Pull? How Many-Limbed Marine Organisms Swim

Couinter-intuitively, small marine animals don't use their limbs or propulsors to push themselves through the water while swimming. Instead, their appendages create negative pressure behind them ...

Pesticide Deadly to Bees Now Easily Detected in Honey

A common insecticide that is a major hazard for honeybees is now effectively detected in honey thanks to a simple new ...

Researchers Go Underwater to Study How Sponge Species Vanished

Researchers embarked on an underwater journey to solve a mystery: Why did sponges of the Agelas oroides species, which used to be common in the shallow waters along the Mediterranean coast of Israel, ...

Stable Catalysts for New Energy

Looking for the perfect catalyst is not only about finding the right material, but also about its orientation. Depending on the direction in which a crystal is cut and which of its atoms it thus ...

New Material 'Mines' Copper from Toxic Wastewater

A team of scientists has designed a new material -- called ZIOS (zinc imidazole salicylaldoxime) -- that targets and traps copper ions from wastewater with unprecedented precision and speed. The ...

Highly Efficient, Long-Lasting Electrocatalyst to Boost Hydrogen Fuel Production

Researchers have developed a highly efficient and long-lasting electrocatalyst for water oxidation using cobalt, iron, and a minimal amount of ...

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 ...

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 ...

Climate Change Presents New Challenges for the Drinking Water Supply

Rising temperatures in Germany's largest drinking water reservoir present new challenges for the drinking water supply. According to a group of researchers, the impacts of this increase can be ...

Breaking the Ice on Melting and Freezing

Researchers have shared new insights into melting icebergs and lake ice ...

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