Geography

Can we block sunlight to cool Earth

Can we block sunlight to cool Earth?

If volcanic eruptions cool Earth by dumping aerosols into the atmosphere, can we purposely inject aerosols into our atmosphere to cool the planet and...
Army scientists create new technique for modeling turbulence in the atmosphere

Army scientists create new technique for modeling turbulence in the atmosphere

Army researchers have designed a computer model that more effectively calculates the behavior of atmospheric turbulence in complex environments, including cities, forests, deserts and...
Mendocino complex fires now largest in California's history

Mendocino complex fires now largest in California’s history

California has been dealing with record breaking fires for the past month and they aren't even halfway through their fire season. The Mendocino Complex eclipsed...
The Arctic carbon cycle is speeding up

The Arctic carbon cycle is speeding up

When people think of the Arctic, snow, ice and polar bears come to mind. Trees? Not so much. At least not yet. A new NASA-led study using...
Dinosaurs really enjoyed fragrances from these primitive flowers

Dinosaurs really enjoyed fragrances from these primitive flowers

Floral scents originated in primitive flowers as far back as 100 million years ago The compounds behind the perfumes and colognes you enjoy have been...
Alaska was possibly the 'superhighway' for dinosaurs between Asia and western North America 65-70 million years ago, says new study

Alaska was possibly the ‘superhighway’ for dinosaurs between Asia and western North America 65-70...

Scientists discover first North American co-occurrence of Hadrosaur and Therizinosaur tracks in the lower Cantwell Formation within Denali National Park, Alaska. The discovery provides more...
Ancient sea sediments speak No ‘Big Bang’ for burrowers

Ancient sea sediments speak: No ‘Big Bang’ for burrowers

On an ancient seafloor, burrowing animals appeared and churned up sediment as a sort of opening act for the Cambrian explosion, the rapid emergence...
Scientists discover new evidence about the origins of people buried at Stonehenge

Scientists discover new evidence about the origins of people buried at Stonehenge

People buried at Stonehenge 5,000 years ago likely lived in west Wales where Stonehenge’s smaller standing stones – bluestones – originated from, according to...
The Chemistry of Yellowstone's Hot Springs

The chemistry of Yellowstone’s hot springs

Yellowstone National Park is a popular destination for vacationers and nature lovers. But if you don't obey the park's rules and regulations, you could end...
New dinosaur found in the wrong place, at the wrong time

New dinosaur found in the wrong place, at the wrong time

A new dinosaur called Lingwulong shenqi or 'amazing dragon from Lingwu' has been discovered by an Anglo-Chinese team involving UCL. The announcement, published in Nature...