Artificial leaves to grab more CO2

Feb 14, 2019 Kshitij Jadhav


Artificial leaves work in the lab by mimicking how natural leaves work, they use water and CO2 from air to produce carbohydrates in the presence of sunlight. But there was one major drawback. These artific... Read more

Making climate change visible with climate mapping

Feb 13, 2019 Erwin van den Burg


Climate mapping shows that climates of North American cities will change dramatically in essentially one generation, such that New York will have the current climate of northern Arkansas, and Washington DC... Read more

2018 fourth warmest year in continued warming trend

Feb 07, 2019 Erwin van den Burg


Earth’s global temperature in 2018 was the fourth warmest since 1880, according to NASA and National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

Global temperatures were 1.5 degrees ... Read more

History of big, climate-altering volcanic eruptions rewritten

Feb 06, 2019 Erwin van den Burg


By applying a new method to measure sulfur isotopes in Antarctic icesheets, scientists have identified the largest of volcanic eruptions up to 2,600 years ago that had ejected particles into the stratosphere, before settling on, and being trapped... Read more

Ocean’s color will change by the end of this century due to climate change

Feb 04, 2019 Erwin van den Burg


By the year 2100, the blue parts of the oceans will be a bit bluer and the green parts will be a bit greener. Scientists predict this on the basis of a new model describing absorption of light by phytoplankton in the oceans.

Populations o... Read more

This Triassic T-rex like monster ate bones for breakfast

Feb 04, 2019 Alexandru Ciobanu


New evidence suggests that the archosaur Smok wawelski, that looked similar to the more popular T rex, had the habit of eating the bones of its prey. This dinosaur-like animal was 5-6 meters long and it li... Read more

A big cavity in Antarctica glacier detected

Feb 01, 2019 Kshitij Jadhav


A new NASA led study has shown disturbing evidence of a huge cavity at the bottom of the Thwaites Glacier in the West Antarctica. This cavity is about 2/3rd the size of Manhattan and about 1000 feet tall i... Read more

Plastic found in dolphins, seals, and whales

Feb 01, 2019 Alexandru Ciobanu


A research study provided scientists with a shocking discovery: microplastics were found in all the marine animals involved in the study!

The scientists investigated dolphins, seals, and wh... Read more

Extreme rainfalls are connected across continents

Jan 31, 2019 Erwin van den Burg


Using a new method to analyze satellite data, scientists have found that extreme rainfalls across continents, place that are thousands of miles away, are linked, probably by jetstreams.

Knowing that such a global connection pattern of ext... Read more

Extreme ice melting in the Canadian Arctic

Jan 25, 2019 Erwin van den Burg


Rapidly receding glaciers in the Canadian Antarctic reveal landscapes that had been covered by ice for at least 40,000 years, a new study shows.

Scientists dated plants and stones that are now ice-free with radiocarbon measurements from B... Read more

The tipping point of climate change is here

Jan 23, 2019 Kshitij Jadhav


The world’s carbon emission is at a all time high and there seems to be no slowing down. However, at present the ocean, forests and savannas are absorbing approximately 50% of these emissions which e... Read more

Rethinking global warming

Jan 22, 2019 Kshitij Jadhav


We all know that the man-made emissions like the greenhouse gases is the cause of global warming and the global cooling happens by air pollution through aerosols.

However, researchers now state that the degree to which the aerosols cause ... Read more

More species under extinction threat

Jan 21, 2019 Kshitij Jadhav


The Red List of Threatened Species, which is the gold standard for such a classification, wrongly categorizes approximately 600 species as non-threatened. A new comprehensive approach categorizes these and... Read more

Men and dogs: old friends that may have hunted together already 11,500 years ago

Jan 16, 2019 Erwin van den Burg


11,500 years old bones of animals found in Northeast Jordan suggest that dogs may have assisted humans in the hunt of small prey, like gazelles, hares and foxes. The bones show signs of having passed throu... Read more

Research provides strategies to combat science misinformation campaigns

Jan 15, 2019 Erwin van den Burg


Recent research on large-scale misinformation campaigns to undermine the science of climate change, financed by organizations that have a lot to lose in the transition to a low-carbon economy, has led scie... Read more

Antarctica losing ice at a scary pace

Jan 15, 2019 Kshitij Jadhav


Researchers discovered that Antarctica showed a six-fold increase in ice mass loss between 1979 and 2017. This accelerated melting raised the sea levels by more than half an inch during this time.

... Read more

Women were involved in the creation of Medieval manuscripts

Jan 10, 2019 Erwin van den Burg


The creation of richly illustrated manuscripts in the Middle Ages was the work of monks. Now, the discovery of pigment (lapis lazuli) used for illustration in the dental calculus of a woman buried at a 12t... Read more

Deep Pacific Ocean is still cooling because of the Little Ice Age

Jan 07, 2019 Erwin van den Burg


Deep Pacific Ocean is still cooling because of the Little Ice Age that occurred in the 16th century.

This surprising conclusion was reached by modelling of sea water temperatures and curr... Read more

Photosynthetic glitch fixed – Whop a 40% increase in crop growth

Jan 04, 2019 Kshitij Jadhav


Plants use sunlight and convert it to energy by photosynthesis. But most crops have a glitch and this dramatically suppresses their energy production.

Plants have an enzyme called Rubisco... Read more

Abundance of dinosaur footprints discovered in England

Dec 17, 2018 Alexandru Ciobanu


A rich collection of dinosaur footprints was recently discovered in East Sussex, UK. Containing more than 85 well-preserved footprints, the site is the most diverse and detailed from the Cretaceous period ... Read more