Animals and Plants Are Starting to Live in the ‘Great Pacific Garbage Patch’
Dubbed as the 'Great Pacific Garbage Patch', the North Pacific Subtropical Geosphere is host to a hazy cloud of waste. Furthermore, the presence of self-sufficient marine ecosystems in the pacific sea, might give this or other sea creatures a spring board setting prior, spreading into newer aquatic wetlands.
18-Year-Old British Student Attacked by 10-Foot Crocodile During a Rafting Trip
An 18-year-old teen, Amelie Osborn-Smith, was attacked by a crocodile while she was rafting with her friends in the Zambezi River below Victoria Falls in Zambia. The teen's father told MailOnline that his daughter had been resting her leg over the side of the boat when the crocodile clamped its jaws around her calf and dragged her into a 'death roll'.
This Ingenious Technique Helped Scientist to 'Read Minds' of Jellyfish
Scientists have found a way to interpret Jellyfish's thoughts regardless of not having any neurons, study finds. They were able to observe how well the cells in a tiny type of see-through jellyfish operate collectively, to produce complicated independent motions, such as capturing and consuming food source. This is all thanks to ingenious molecular manipulation.
Omicron vs. Delta: Which is More Contagious? Here's What Experts Know so Far
A new reported variant named Omicron has currently reached the attention of the World Health Organization (WHO) as a "variant of concern", as researchers reported in ScienceAlert that the variant is more contagious than Delta, and by far the "heavily mutated variant yet of SARS-CoV-2."
New Artificial Lightning Technology Stops Cow Dung from Releasing Climate-Warming Methane
The Norwegian business N2 is experimenting with an ablation system to reduce methane leaks, with Dairy cattle at a station in Buckinghamshire, England. A Norwegian software firm has discovered a means to prevent methane leaks from animal sludge by immobilizing it with synthetic electricity.
California Confirms the US’ First Omicron Coronavirus Variant
According to news reports and public health authorities, the very inaugural verified occurrence of the Omicron, an emerging and risky coronavirus special version, has already been detected and occurred in the United States, California.
Experts Reveal How Light Pollution and Climate Change Affect Growth of Trees in Urban Areas
A study conducted on growing trees found in dozens of cities shed light to why some urban trees sprout leaves earlier than trees in more rural settings. It was believed that heat brought by climate change and light pollution in the cities trick trees in those areas to grow leaves a week to soon as the earliest.
Earth’s Mountains Rose Up Thanks to Explosion of Sea’s Tiny Organisms
In a scientific analysis, several of Earth's highlands may not have shaped if there had not been a detonation in marine wildlife over 2 billion years ago. All 20 land masses analyzed eventually included black sandstone, that was densely packed with graphite and looked to have a natural basis.
Series of Quick-Moving Storms to Unleash Rounds of Snow in the Great Lakes, Northeast
As per AccuWeather climatologists, a sequence of at least three fast-moving tropical storms will bring more snowfall, slick roads, and overall frigid temperatures.
Spain’s La Palma Volcano Continues to Wreak Havoc, Lava Shows No Signs of Slowing Down
Numerous fresh outlets have popped up on the Canary Archipelago of La Palma, over two months since a crater on the territory exploded, breathing fire and ashes. Law enforcement agencies warned that additional magma began rushing downhill on Sunday, threatening to inflict additional havoc on the area's economy, roadways, and residences.
Going Back in Time: Lake Huron Sinkholes Discovery Explains Past Life Conditions on Earth
Researchers from University of Michigan illustrated life conditions on Earth from billions of years by investigating sinkholes in Lake Huron, one of the five Great Lakes of North America. Using present-day microbial communities growing under extreme conditions at the bottom of a submerged Lake Huron sinkhole, the researchers were able to arrive with the conclusion that the said area played a huge and significant role in understanding the development of life on Earth.
Storm Arwen: UK Grapples in the Aftermath of its Worst Storm in Decades
According to AccuWeather experts, a powerful storm delivered damaging gusts, rainfall, and hail to parts of the United Kingdom, from Friday to Saturday. Storm Arwen's alarming wind gusts caused huge brown outs over parts of the United Kingdom, putting over a quarter million consumers lacking electricity at points.
Pet Cats Harm Billions of Wildlife Every Year, Bringing Some Species to Extinction
While cats make an adorable house mate, they bring great peril to at least 33 species of animals worldwide. According to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, domestic cats are "responsible for the deaths of billions of birds and mammals each year in the United States alone."
4 Million Pounds of Microplastics Found in Corals, Causing Tissue Necrosis in Fishes
Harmful to ocean and aquatic life, microplastics make up the nearly three percent toxic pollutants in shallow, tropical waters where corals flourish. After 18 months of exposing corals in the lab to microplastics, researchers were able to put a number on how much of the tiny fragments of plastic are stored in them.