The recent discovery and subsequent observations of the supernova SN 2014J have led researchers to realize that the primary ‘yardstick’ used by astronomers to measure cosmic distances may not be … [Read full article]
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The Red Queen Was Right, Run To Stay In The Same Place — Life Must Continually Originate To Avoid Extinction
Was the Red Queen from the famous story ‘Through the Looking Glass’ right? Do you need to run in order to stay in the same place? On the larger scales … [Read full article]
Belief in Global Warming Changed by Room Temperature
Sitting in a warm room is apparently all it takes to change someone’s belief in global warming. “A hot conservative looks like a cold liberal,” as lead researcher Jane … [Read full article]
Climate Cycle Stokes Civil Violence
A first of its kind study has laid convincing evidence for the possibility that natural global climate cycles have the potential to increase the likelihood of civil warfare.
New Research Shows How Glaciers Carved Their Own Way
New research out of the University of California, Berkeley and the Berkeley Geochronology Center (BGC) has allowed scientists to reconstruct what the land looked like before it was scoured and carved up by glaciers.
Earth on the Brink of Sixth Mass Extinction
Over the past 540 million years, Earth has suffered only five mass extinctions. In ultra-simplistic terms, that’s one every 108 million years, though it doesn’t really pan out like that. … [Read full article]