Space Launches Affected by COVID-19 Pandemic Due to Shortage of Liquid Oxygen
The COVID-19 pandemic had not just affected medical industries among other things, but also struck the industrial world and global economy in the form of supply chain shortages. One of which is the supply shortage of oxygen for space launches.
Explained: Experts Uncover the ‘Power of Invisibility’ in Some Animals
Biologists have shed light on animal invisibility and its relation to evolution. Biologist Aaron Pomerantz had his first close encounter with invisible, clear-winged butterflies in a Peruvian rain forest and studied its various stages of pupal development in an effort to unlock secrets of 'invisible' animals.
The World's Last Pink Land Iguanas
The Galápagos Conservancy and the Galápagos National Park Directorate (GNPD) declared Galápagos pink iguanas as 'critically endangered' in the island, according to their recent survey.
Climate Change: Deadly Texas Cold Wave Linked to Warming Arctic
Texas is renowned for its vast deserts and searing heatwaves, yet it is currently covered in a thick sheet of ice. The state is experiencing some of its lowest temperatures in more than 30 years, with some regions shattering century-old records.
Dying Trees Play a Major Role on Earth’s Carbon Cycle, New Study Reveals
Understanding the whole process of carbon release of dead trees has not been fully explained and no finding was able to estimate an exact number to it. However, new experiments suggest that this process plays a major role on Earth's carbon cycle.
Population of North Atlantic Right Whales is Dwindling Due to Worsening Climate Change
According to a study published this week in the journal Oceanography, climate change-induced warming in the Gulf of Maine has caused the population of the North Atlantic right whale to plunge, leaving the species critically endangered and conservationists desperate for protection.
Smart Irrigation System ‘Listens’ to Plants Cries to Reduce Water Use up to 50%
An irrigation system in North Africa designed a watering system that allows them to 'listen' to plants cries for water when they get thirsty, and was proved to reduce water use by 30-50%.
Caldor Fire Inching Towards Lake Tahoe, Becoming 15th Largest Fire in California History
Thousands of people scrambled to flee South Lake Tahoe as the whole tourist resort city was ordered to evacuate, where wildfires raged near Lake Tahoe, the enormous freshwater lake that spans California and Nevada.
Rare Albino Flap Shell Turtle That Looks Like Melted Cheese Spotted in India!
A farmer discovered the odd turtle while working in his crops in the hamlet of Sujanpur, in Odisha's Balasore district. Although it appears to be an albino Indian flap shell turtle, online users believe it resembles a piece of melted cheese.
Weatherman Receives Flak Online for 'Exaggerated' Storm Reports During Hurricane Ida
Weather reporter Jim Cantore gets bashed by people on social media for 'seemingly exaggerating' intensity of Hurricane Ida. While it cannot be denied that Hurricane Ida had left devastating impacts on many US states heading north, people online criticized him for being 'theatrical' and exaggerated while reporting the storm's strength during his live shots.
Missing Crocodile from Israeli’s National Park Spotted in Yarmouk River
The Jordanian army has issued a warning to Israeli soldiers to be on the alert for deadly reptiles in nearby rivers. The Israeli National Parks Authority is on the lookout for a crocodile that may have swum across the border.
Here's What Triggered Hurricane Ida to Intensify into a Monster Hurricane
Scientists monitor movement of Hurricane Ida into the Gulf of Mexico as giant swirling pool of water is headed in its direction. The warm pool around 125 miles (200 kilometers) across was a warning sign that Ida will boost its power in less than 24 hours. It is feared that the hurricane that slammed the state of Louisiana will turn into Category 4 storm in just a matter of time.
Hospitals Overwhelmed With COVID-19 Cases Are Srambling for Ventilators, Oxygen Supplies
Health care centers and hospitals scramble for more ventilators and oxygen supplies as COVID-19 surges in the South.
Can Insects Be Potential Food Source in Times of Climate Change?
Insects are the meal of the future, providing a nutritious and environmentally friendly option as the globe fights starvation and climate change.
Goffin’s Cockatoos Craft Cutlery Tools to Extract Seed from Sea Mangoes
Goffin's cockatoo or 'blushing cockatoo' devise three different crafting tools from branches of trees, like 'using cutlery'. Wild cockatoos (Tanimbar corella), native to the Tanimbar Islands archipelago in Indonesia, had shown very unique behavior of crafting tools from tree branches to extract seed matter from a tropical fruit known as sea mangoes.