Would you pay 10 cents extra for gas to save the planet

Would you pay 10 cents extra for gas to save the planet?

The idea is deceptively simple—offset 100 percent of your car’s carbon emissions by volunteering to pay an extra 10 cents a gallon at the...
Volcano music could help scientists monitor eruptions

Volcano music could help scientists monitor eruptions

A volcano in Ecuador with a deep cylindrical crater might be the largest musical instrument on Earth, producing unique sounds scientists could use to...
Your dog is a genius. You just don’t realize it

Your dog is a genius. You just don’t realize it

What do pets do all day while their owners are at work? If it were up to Dan Knudsen, they’d be solving puzzles. Knudsen co-founded...
What did ancient Babylonians eat

What did ancient Babylonians eat?

A Yale-Harvard team tested their recipes Even ancient Babylonians chefs knew the value of a good cookbook. Not unlike today’s chefs, the ancient Babylonians favored recipes...
Rising CO2 could increase dangerous extreme weather, whatever happens to global temperatures

Rising CO2 could increase dangerous extreme weather, whatever happens to global temperatures

New research from the University of Oxford and collaborators provides compelling evidence that meeting the global warming target of 1.5°C may not be enough...
Antarctica's ice loss has accelerated in the last five years

Antarctica’s ice loss has accelerated in the last five years

Antarctic ice loss ramps up, speeding sea level rise The amount of ice lost from Antarctica has tripled since 2012 and increased global sea levels...
People are afraid of scorpions more than spiders

People are afraid of scorpions more than spiders

Although spider fear is one of the most common and well-studied phobias, UCR-led study shows people are more afraid of scorpions “I hate spiders.” “How do...
New study unveils true origin of ancient turquoise

New study unveils true origin of ancient turquoise

Geochemical analyses refute long-held claims that it was imported to Mexico from the U.S. New research overturns more than a century of thought about the...
Tiny frog trapped with beetle in amber for over 99 million years

Tiny frog trapped with beetle in amber for over 99 million years

Amber fossils provide oldest evidence of frogs in wet, tropical forests About 99 million years ago, a tiny juvenile frog in present-day Myanmar was suddenly...
Sunflowers underwent rapid evolutionary transition in just over 5000 years

Sunflowers underwent rapid evolutionary transition in just over 5000 years

A new CU Boulder-led study sheds light on the genetic mechanisms that allowed sunflowers to undergo a relatively rapid evolutionary transition from wild to...

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