Thursday, April 22, 2021

Why climate change is driving some to skip having kids

When deciding whether to have children, there are many factors to consider: finances, support systems, personal values. For a growing number of people, climate...

Carbon dioxide-rich liquid water in ancient meteorite

By studying ancient meteorite fragments, scientists can gain important insights into how our solar system formed eons ago. Now, in a new study, researchers...

Air pollution data in five Chinese cities: Local vs. U.S. monitoring stations

A new analysis of air pollution data from five large Chinese cities has found statistically significant differences between data from monitoring stations run by...

Freshwater salt pollution threatens ecosystem health and human water security

Water touches virtually every aspect of human society, and all life on earth requires it. Yet, fresh, clean water is becoming increasingly scarce --...

Solar panels are contagious – but in a good way

The number of solar panels within shortest distance from a house is the most important factor in determining the likelihood of that house having...

Unexpected presence of great white sharks in Gulf of California

Perhaps no other ocean creature lives in the human imagination like the great white shark. But while great white sharks might be plentiful in...

Camera traps find endangered dryas monkeys

The Endangered dryas monkey (Cercopithecus dryas), endemic to the Democratic Republic of the Congo, is one of Africa's most mysterious primates. The discovery of...

Energy unleashed by submarine volcanoes could power a continent

Volcanic eruptions deep in our oceans are capable of extremely powerful releases of energy, at a rate high enough to power the whole of...

Complexity of microplastic pollution

Microplastics -- small plastic pieces less than 5 millimeters in length -- are ubiquitous in the environment, and they can have significant effects on...

Predicting the next pandemic virus is harder than we think

The observation that most of the viruses that cause human disease come from other animals has led some researchers to attempt "zoonotic risk prediction"...
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