Thursday, December 1, 2022

Findings from 2,000-year-old Uluburun shipwreck reveal complex trade network

More than 2,000 years before the Titanic sunk in the North Atlantic Ocean, another famous ship wrecked in the Mediterranean Sea off the eastern...

Landslide risk remains years after even a weak earthquake

Satellite observations have revealed that weak seismic ground shaking can trigger powerful landslide acceleration -- even several years after a significant earthquake. These observations help...

How giant-faced owls snag voles hidden in snow: Great gray predators rely on sound,...

Hovering over a target helps giant-faced Great Gray owls pinpoint prey hidden beneath as much as two feet of snow. Several of the owls' physical...

Team recycles previously unrecyclable plastic

PVC, or polyvinyl chloride, is one of the most produced plastics in the United States and the third highest by volume in the world. PVC...

Fossil overturns more than a century of knowledge about the origin of modern birds

Fossilised fragments of a skeleton, hidden within a rock the size of a grapefruit, have helped upend one of the longest-standing assumptions about the...

Bats use death metal ‘growls’ to make social calls: High-speed video shows vocal membranes...

Bats use distinct structures in the larynx to produce high-frequency echolocation calls and lower-frequency social calls, according to a study by Coen Elemans at...

Increasing crop yields by breeding plants to cooperate: Simple experiments may rapidly identify genes...

A simple breeding experiment, combined with genetic analysis, can rapidly uncover genes that promote cooperation and higher yields of plant populations, according to a...

Major fires an increasing risk as the air gets thirstier, research shows

Greater atmospheric demand for water means a dramatic increase in the risk of major fires in global forests unless we take urgent and effective...

Fertilizing the ocean to store carbon dioxide: Iron-based fertilizer, engineered into nanoparticles, could help...

The urgent need to remove excess carbon dioxide from Earth's environment could include enlisting some of our planet's smallest inhabitants, according to an international...

Engineers use quantum computing to develop transparent window coating that blocks heat, saves energy

Cooling accounts for about 15 percent of global energy consumption. Conventional clear windows allow the sun to heat up interior spaces, which energy-guzzling air-conditioners...

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