Stories about Research

Feb 07 2019

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Green New Deal blueprint is released: What to know

Doug Lamborn, a Republican from Colorado, said at a climate change hearing in the House natural resources committee on Wednesday that the policy was akin to a "Soviet f...

Feb 07 2019

First 3D map of Milky Way reveals warped, twisted galaxy

The paper, published in Nature Astronomy on February 4, details work by Australian and Chinese astronomers to examine the classical " Cepheids " - a collection of huge,...

Feb 07 2019

Nissan sparks Brexit shockwaves through U.K. auto sector

Merkel said questions about the backstop could be discussed in the so-called political agreement that accompanies the Brexit deal, adding: "We need to show creativity, ...

Feb 06 2019

Earth's Magnetic Pole is Quickly Moving Toward Russia, Models Say

The World Magnetic Model (WMM) enables compasses to point north and is used in navigation systems and was updated to keep it accurate. But the north magnetic pole's i...

Feb 05 2019

Trump Taps Oil Lobbyist For Secretary Of Interior

Former U.S. Interior secretary Ryan Zinke, seen here during a news conference in July 2017, resigned in December and now faces a number of ethics inquiries. Zinke depar...

Feb 05 2019

Seas will change colour as climate heats up

In the interim, Dutkiewicz said , paying close attention to changes in the oceans' colour can offer the first clues of the changes that are underway. Since the late 19...

Feb 05 2019

Enormous cavity under Antartic glacier indicates surge in rising sea levels

This means the mass of ice - about the size of Florida - can break up and slip into the sea, much faster than projected. The Thwaites Glacier actually holds in neighb...

Feb 04 2019

Waiting for the thaw: USA gets a reprieve after the deep freeze

If you've been following the news at all, you probably already know what's to blame: the dreaded " polar vortex ", which describes a large area of low pressure and cold a...

Feb 03 2019

Hubble just spotted a never-before-seen galaxy hiding in plain sight

Granted, galaxies are anything but "small", but compared to our absolute unit of a galaxy , Bedin 1 is a featherweight. These properties led astronomers to classify it a...

Feb 02 2019

Chang'e-4 Shows Moon's Far Side Colder than Expected During Night

Temperatures on the dark side of the moon, at night, turned out to be colder than expected, the Chinese National Space Agency reported . Having successfully landed ...

Feb 01 2019

NASA warn ‘dangerous’ Thwaites Glacier in Antarctica on verge of COLLAPSE

Scientists say the size of the cavity under the glacier plays a key role in melting, as more heat and water get under the glacier, it melts faster. The common thread am...

Feb 01 2019

Polar vortex `just sort of evaporates' and U.S. Midwest warms up

He added the hospital had seen about 25 frostbite victims this week and the most severe cases risked having fingers and toes amputated. Authorities in MI confirmed two ...

Feb 01 2019

Mars Opportunity Rover May Have Perished 'Honorably' During Dust Storm, Says NASA

On January 25, 2019, the same day the government shutdown ended, NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab announced that it would be sending new commands to the rover in an attemp...

Jan 31 2019

Colder than Antarctica: Brutal deep freeze grips US Midwest

It's winter in the United States , and swaths of the country are now experiencing bitter cold brought on by a phenomenon nicknamed the polar vortex , a pattern weather...

Jan 29 2019

Héctor Bellerín Takes Aim At Us President Donald Trump's 'Nonsense'

Economic changes wrought by climate change will hit the hardest in areas that supported President Donald Trump in the 2016 election, a new study from the Brookings I...

Jan 28 2019

Samsung to stop using plastic packaging for its products

The plan to first limit and ultimately replace plastic packaging is part of the company's sustainability policy . Samsung is also changing the design of its USB phone c...

Jan 27 2019

ICA sets up climate change action group

Presented with a definition of global warming as "the idea that the world's average temperature has been increasing over the past 150 years, may be increasing more in t...

Jan 27 2019

Earth’s oldest rock was found by Apollo 14 astronauts - on the moon

An global team of scientists led by NASA's Center for Lunar Science and Exploration (CLSE), found evidence that the impact jettisoned material through Earth's primitive...

Jan 26 2019

We could wreck natural world, David Attenborough tells Prince William

Humanity has done "appalling damage upon marine life, the extent of which we don't fully know", said Attenborough. WORLD leaders and top CEOs are meeting in Davos in Sw...

Jan 26 2019

SpaceX Starship Broken in Half by Heavy Winds, Weeks Needed for Repairs

SpaceX's new Starship hopper, a prototype of the spacecraft that could one day take people to Mars , will need weeks of repairs after it was toppled by strong winds...