Air pollution casts shadow over solar energy production

Air pollution casts shadow over solar energy production

Global solar energy production is taking a major hit due to air pollution and dust. According to a new study, airborne particles and their accumulation...
Panda love spreads to benefit the planet

Panda love spreads to benefit the planet

Loving pandas isn't just a feel-good activity. Recent Michigan State University (MSU) work shows China's decades of defending panda turf have been good not just...
Pulling out of Paris Accord puts Americans at risk

Pulling out of Paris Accord puts Americans at risk

“I was elected to represent the citizens of Pittsburgh, not Paris,” President Donald Trump bragged as he announced that the United States would withdraw...
Volcanic eruptions triggered dawn of the dinosaurs

Volcanic eruptions triggered dawn of the dinosaurs

Huge pulses of volcanic activity are likely to have played a key role in triggering the end-Triassic mass extinction, which set the scene for...
1 in 5 people could be a refugee by 2100

1 in 5 people could be a refugee by 2100

In the year 2100, 2 billion people—about one-fifth of the world’s population—could become refugees due to rising ocean levels. Those who once lived on coastlines...
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A wooden toe: Swiss Egyptologists study 3,000-year-old prosthesis

It is likely to be one of the oldest prosthetic devices in human history: Together with other experts, Egyptologists from the University of Basel...
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Algae: The final frontier

Algae dominate the oceans that cover nearly three-quarters of our planet, and produce half of the oxygen that we breathe. And yet fewer than 10...
A student uses a digitizer to record geometric morphometric sites on a skull.

Ancient skulls shed light on migration in the Roman Empire

Skeletal evidence shows that, hundreds of years after the Roman Republic conquered most of the Mediterranean world, coastal communities in what is now south...
Tiny fossils reveal backstory of the most mysterious amphibian alive

Tiny fossils reveal backstory of the most mysterious amphibian alive

Researchers have determined that the fossils of an extinct species from the Triassic Period are the long-missing link that connects Kermit the Frog's amphibian...
Dinosaur Killing Asteroid Hit In Exactly the Wrong Place

Dinosaur Killing Asteroid Hit in Exactly the Wrong Place

The asteroid that struck Earth about 66 million years ago and led to the mass extinction of dinosaurs may have hit one of the...

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