Scientists are excited over an inadvertent discovery using instruments aboard the new Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership, or Suomi NPP, a joint venture between NASA and NOAA. The satellite is actually sensitive enough … [Read full article]
The Tibetan Plateau is the planet’s highest and largest plateau and has been the focus of scientific study for decades. In a new study, published online in the journal Nature Geoscience, … [Read full article]
Scientists have long believed that planet Earth is the only planet in our solar system where plate tectonics existed, but new research out of the University of California Los Angeles has … [Read full article]
Scientists from the University of Cambridge Department of Earth Sciences have announced a major breakthrough in a decades old debate, the understanding of our planet’s climate machine, by reconstructing a … [Read full article]
Scientists have discovered the cause for rapid sea level rise in two specific historic events using climate and ice sheet models. The process, known as saddle-collapse, was at the heart … [Read full article]
An engraving of a reindeer discovered in 2010 in South Wales has finally been confirmed to be the oldest example of rock art in Britain, dating back at least 14,505 … [Read full article]
A massive 100 kilometre-wide crater has been discovered in Greenland and redefined the record books by being the remains of an impact that is a full billion years earlier … [Read full article]
You would expect that the Discovery Channel would get the story straight on global warming and climate change, wouldn’t you? Well, it did, overseas, but when bringing its Frozen Planet episode “On Thin … [Read full article]
The continuing exploration of the Southern Ocean for deep-sea vents has once again rewarded results, as scientists about the Royal Research Ship James Cook of the National Oceanography Centre have … [Read full article]
A collaborative genetic analysis between civilian entomologists and military scientists has at last revealed the true cause of Colony Collapse Disease which has been decimating honeybee hives in the US, Europe and Asia since 2006.
Animal Planet’s Blood Dolphins continues the story of The Cove beginning August 27.
A team of geoscientists working on a separate geological project in South Australia accidentally stumbled upon the oldest evidence of animal life yet found. Previously, the oldest fossil evidence of non-unicellular, “hard bodied” life forms dates to about 550 million years ago. This new discovery pushes back the clock on animal life by 80 to 90 million years.
Schooling fish and their interaction with one another has inspired a Caltech professor to rethink how wind energy can be created. [social_buttons]Head of Caltech’s Biological Propulsion Laboratory John Dabiri and … [Read full article]