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Mexico’s glaciers condemned to disappear with climate change
Mexico glaciersFriday March 30, 2018 5:52AM ET
Mexico’s glaciers are condemned to disappear because of climate change, Hugo Delgado, director of the Geophysics Institute at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), said.
The bigger the earthquake, the longer it takes to issue an alert
large earthquakeFriday March 30, 2018 5:50AM ET
Earthquake early warning systems can give people crucial seconds to move to safety—but only if they send the message in time.
Dark matter goes missing in mysterious galaxy
Dark matter goes missingThursday March 29, 2018 8:36AM ET
Galaxies and dark matter go together like peanut butter and jelly. You typically don't find one without the other.
Germany was covered by glaciers 450,000 years ago
Germany was covered by glaciersThursday March 29, 2018 5:59AM ET
The timing of the Middle Pleistocene glacial-interglacial cycles and the feedback mechanisms between climatic shifts and earth-surface processes are still poorly understood.
Extreme winter weather can be linked to solar cycle
Extreme winter weatherWednesday March 28, 2018 6:09AM ET
Periods of extreme cold winter weather and perilous snowfall, similar to those that gripped the UK in a deep freeze with the arrival of the Beast from the East could be linked to the solar cycle, pioneering new research has shown.
Salt could help cool our warming planet
Arctic glacierWednesday March 28, 2018 6:07AM ET
If efforts to combat climate change fail, injecting a finely-powdered salt into Earth's upper troposphere may help cool the planet, according to a recent announcement by Robert Nelson, a senior scientists at California's Planetary Science Institute.
Land degradation putting 3.2 billion people at risk
Land degradationTuesday March 27, 2018 9:43AM ET
The “critical” degradation of land, the main cause of species loss, puts 3.2 billion people at risk worldwide and will result in huge population migrations by 2050, scientists gathered in Medellin, Colombia, warned.
Mt. Etna found to be sliding downhill towards the sea
Mt. EtnaTuesday March 27, 2018 7:42AM ET
Europe's most famous and active volcano is sliding closer and closer to the ocean, and the scientists who announced the discovery say the movement is "unstoppable."
Why are whales so big but not too big?
whalesTuesday March 27, 2018 5:39AM ET
Anyone who has witnessed majestic whales or lumbering elephant seals in person would be forgiven for associating ocean life with unlimited size in mammals, but new research reveals that mammal growth is actually more constrained in water than on land.
Mysterious Hatshepsut's head discovered
Hatshepsut headMonday March 26, 2018 6:36AM ET
Swansea University Egyptology lecturer Dr Ken Griffin has found a depiction of one of the most famous pharaoh's in history Hatshepsut (one of only a handful of female pharaohs) on an object in the Egypt Centre stores, which had been chosen for an object handling session.
Wildlife conservation in North America may not be science-based after all
WolfMonday March 26, 2018 5:33AM ET
A study led by recent SFU PhD alumnus Kyle Artelle has unveiled new findings that challenge the widespread assumption that wildlife management in North America is science-based.
Today is Near Miss Day
Near Miss DayFriday March 23, 2018 9:39AM ET
March 23 is Near Miss Day, an annual reminder of the day in 1989 when an asteroid nearly collided with the Earth.
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