Global Reef Systems Affected by Severe Climate Change
Reefs have been in danger for a long time, but new research published today in the journal One Earth analyzes coral losses throughout the world. Since the 1950s, half of coral reefs have been destroyed, according to the study. Climate change, overfishing, and pollution, according to scientists, are causing havoc on these delicate ecosystems, jeopardizing populations, and livelihoods.
Experts Uncover Surprising Reason Why Primates Still Carry Around Their Infant's Corpse
According to a recent UCL-led study, certain monkey species may show sadness over the loss of their child, mothers may groom and cuddle them for days, weeks, or months, even while their bodies rot or become mummified. This sums up our understanding of how non-human animals feel emotion.
Over 36 Countries Assessed, Only One Country Found to have Climate Rating Compatibility
Over 35 nations, including the world's top carbon polluters, are falling short of their climate change promises, according to new research. Gambia, a small West African country was awarded an overall climate grade consistent with balancing global warming (around 1.5 degrees celsius as per the Paris Agreement), out of 36 nations examined including the EU.
Ebola Virus Can Stay in Human Survivors and May Trigger Outbreak After Years
It is already general knowledge that the deadly Ebola could lie dormant in survivor's tissues, but a new study suggests that these 'virus reservoirs' are capable of reawakening and triggering an outbreak even 5 years after infection.
Norwegian Company Aims to Prevent Hurricanes by Using Bubbles
OceanTherm, a Norwegian company, has devised an ambitious strategy to prevent one of nature's most destructive forces, and it intends to accomplish so using nothing more than bubbles.
Students Accidentally Discovered Ancient Fossils of Giant Penguin in New Zealand
When most people think of penguins, they think of a little, black-and-white creature, yet these birds come in a wide range of sizes and colors. A newly discovered giant penguin fossil in New Zealand that stood around 4.5 feet (1.4 meters as tall as a kid) tall, had huge legs, and beaks, was just found.
How Global Warming Shifts Biodiversity of Algal Communities
New research published in the journal Nature Communications points out the role of climate change in causing abrupt changes to important algal communities in the oceans. Scientists find that the warming hemisphere are predicted to change pole-wards in the next 100 years.
In a Monumental Step, Los Angeles County Becomes First to Ban Oil and Gas Drilling
Over 1,600 active oil and gas wells in Los Angeles County would soon be phased out after board of supervisors garnered 5-0 vote on ban of oil and gas drilling on the most populous county in the United States.
'Game of Thrones' Ice Wall Towers Over Scottish City During Ice Age
Giant ice sheet more than 3,200 feet thick had once stood tall over what is now modern-day city of Dundee, resembling 'The Wall' from the show Game of Thrones.
Everything You Need to Know About Mu Variant: Is it More Dangerous Than Delta?
Just before the battle with Delta had come to an end, a new COVID-19 strain called Mu has emerged, and one might ask how the variant come to be and 'is it more dangerous than Delta?'
Piranha Sightings Reported on the Rivers of North Texas
Piranhas belong more in the realm of legend than reality. Experts claim that there is no established piranha population at Lavon Lake.
Australian Bandicoot Saved From Brink of Extinction Thanks to 30 Years of Conservation Effort
The bandicoots, often known as 'snout pokes,' are small nocturnal marsupials native to Australia, that has been saved from extinction by conservation authorities.
Scientists Unlock the Maternity Methods of Spider Mummies From 99 Million Years Ago!
When big-eyed spiders were stuck in sticky tree resin 99 million years ago, they were most likely defending their egg sacs and possibly caring for already hatched spiderlings. Researchers claim the resin hardened, encasing the arachnid mothers in four bits of amber recently unearthed in Myanmar and now regarded as the oldest evidence of parental care in spiders.
Human Activities Blamed for Unusual Surge of Molecular Hydrogen in the Atmosphere
Scientists found that molecular hydrogen (H2) in the atmosphere had increased by 70 percent over the course of the 20th century, and this surge was linked to modern human activity.
Modern Snakes Evolved From Tough Survivors of the Dinosaur-Killing Asteroid
A massive asteroid slammed into Earth's atmosphere 66 million years ago, obliterating non-avian dinosaurs. A new study has pinpointed what snakes were doing during the Cretaceous-Paleogene (K-Pg) mass extinction. Only a few of the asteroid-surviving snakes appear to have evolved into today's snake species.