Long-term exposure to road traffic noise may increase the risk of obesity

Long term exposure to road traffic noise is associated with increased risk of obesity. This was the conclusion of a study involving the participation of...
Half of the world's annual precipitation falls in just 12 days

Half of the world’s annual precipitation falls in just 12 days

Climate change likely to make global precipitation more uneven Currently, half of the world's measured precipitation that falls in a year falls in just 12...

Tiny dinosaur tracks lead to big discovery

Tracks made by dinosaurs the size of sparrows have been discovered in South Korea by an international team of paleontologists. “These 110-million-year-old footprints and trackways...

Scientists finally decode kerogen- source rock of fossil fuels

Detailed 3D imaging of kerogen, a source of petroleum and natural gas, could improve estimates of recoverable amounts The fossil fuels that provide much of...

Can we produce enough green hydrogen to save the world?

Around a fifth of all greenhouse gas emissions are produced by industries such as steel and cement. So if we're going to work towards an...

Colder, darker climates could increase alcohol drinking and liver disease

Where you live could influence how much you drink. According to new research from the University of Pittsburgh Division of Gastroenterology, people living in colder...
Huge amount of water dragged into Earth’s interior, study finds

Huge amount of water dragged into Earth’s interior, study finds

Slow-motion collisions of tectonic plates under the ocean drag about three times more water down into the deep Earth than previously estimated, according to...

For arid, Mars-like desert, rain brings death

When rains fell on the arid Atacama Desert, it was reasonable to expect floral blooms to follow. Instead, the water brought death. An international team of...

Your heart hates air pollution. Portable filters could help

Microscopic particles floating in the air we breathe come from sources such as fossil fuel combustion, fires, cigarettes and vehicles. Known as fine particulate matter,...

Scientists find a kilometer-wide iron meteorite impact crater in Greenland

The crater measures more than 31 km in diameter, corresponding to an area bigger than Paris, and placing it among the 25 largest impact...