New finding supports Moon creation hypothesis
Sep 26, 2016
A layer of iron and other elements deep underground is the evidence scientists have long been seeking to support the hypothesis that the moon was formed by a planetary object hitting the infant Earth some 4.5 billion years ...
Lessons Learned from the Fukushima Accident
Sep 19, 2016
A new article provides an overview of the impacts of the Fukushima Nuclear Power Station accident in Japan in 2011 and subsequent remediation measures, comparing similarities and differences with the lessons learned from ...
Largest-ever study reveals environmental impact of genetically modified crops
Sep 16, 2016
According to new research from University of Virginia economist Federico Ciliberto, widespread adoption of genetically modified crops has decreased the use of insecticides, but increased the use of weed-killing herbicides ...
For 20 million years, the diversity of large terrestrial mammals depended on plant growth
Sep 15, 2016
For more than 20 million years, the ups and downs of diversity in terrestrial large mammals were determined by primary production, i.e. net production of plant biomass. This pattern changed with the onset of the ice ages. ...
New genetically modified variety of cotton disables sapsucking whiteflies
Sep 13, 2016 report
(Phys.org)—A team of researchers from a multitude of institutions in India has developed a genetically modified cotton variety that stunts the growth of sapsucking whiteflies, reducing their negative impact on crop yields. ...
Researchers find climate change already playing major roles
Sep 09, 2016
A new study published today in the journal Science by researchers at UC Berkeley demonstrates that while the effects of future climate change will be significant, the social and economic impacts of our current climate today ...
Future fisheries can expect $10 billion revenue loss due to climate change
Sep 07, 2016
Global fisheries stand to lose approximately $10 billion of their annual revenue by 2050 if climate change continues unchecked, and countries that are most dependent on fisheries for food will be the hardest hit, finds new ...
How three-day weekends can help save the world (and us too)
Sep 05, 2016
Almost everyone enjoys a bank holiday. A three-day weekend means more time to spend with family and friends, to go out and explore the world, and to relax from the pressures of working life. Imagine if, rather than a few ...
Ice not a major factor of dwarf planet Ceres' surface features
Sep 02, 2016
Although there is significant evidence of ice on the surface of the dwarf planet Ceres, the largest object in orbit between Mars and Jupiter, an analysis of the surface geology indicates that ice is not a major factor in ...
Plants found to regulate leaf temperature to boost carbon uptake
Aug 30, 2016
A new study has found that plants regulate their leaf temperature with some independence from the surrounding air temperature, a trait that increases carbon uptake through photosynthesis. The research offers promise for refining ...