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Nearly 100 Volcanoes Discovered Beneath Antarctica’s Ice

Nearly 100 Volcanoes Discovered Beneath Antarctica’s Ice

The limit of Mt. Erebus. (Credit: Wikimedia Commons) You could contend Antarctica sings a strain of glow and ice. The continent’s wintry repute is good known, though researchers from a University of Edinburgh analyzed radar scans of a West Antarctic Rift System and found 138 volcanoes stealing underneath a thick ice sheet. Of those, 91 […]

Canadians Are First to Sample Genetically Modified Salmon

Canadians Are First to Sample Genetically Modified Salmon

(Credit: Aristokrates/Shutterstock) After a long fight, salmon have turn a initial genetically mutated animal to be sole in stores. The salmon, ingrained with genes that boost their growth, come from a U.S.-based biotech organisation AquaBounty Technologies, that has been attempting to benefit regulatory capitulation for their product for some 25 years. Last week, AquaBounty announced it had […]

Everything Worth Knowing About … Auroras

Everything Worth Knowing About … Auroras

All a Highlights 30,000 B.C. Early Europeans might have forged images of auroras into stone art panels. ~A.D. 1000 The Sami, winding Scandinavian reindeer herders who live north of a Arctic Circle, trust auroras were spirits of a dead. The lights are still distinguished in a form of singing called a yoik. 1619 Galileo coins […]

Everything Worth Knowing About … Ice

Everything Worth Knowing About … Ice

Water’s Envoy Clearly, H2O ice is some-more abounding than we once thought. But did a solar complement only get lucky? And where did it come from in a initial place? The answers distortion within H2O itself. The components of H2O ice — hydrogen and oxygen atoms — have been around for most of a universe’s […]

Everything Worth Knowing About … a Future of Food

Everything Worth Knowing About … a Future of Food

1. Boost Yield on a Land We Have Urban enlargement joined with land mislaid to meridian change means flourishing some-more crops on reduction land. Biotechnology has increasing furnish by introducing new crops designed to conflict pests and disease, and to withstand weed-killing herbicides. Now, scarcely all American corn and soybean farmers grow genetically mutated seed. […]

The Desert’s Living Skin

The Desert’s Living Skin

Reed stands by a tract strike with both feverishness lamps and light, unchanging H2O treatments. The belligerent looks trampled. It’s startling that only a small H2O could means this kind of damage. Reed and Belnap consider a H2O gives a crusts only adequate dampness to rev adult metabolism, though not adequate to reinstate a appetite […]

A New Take on a Biodegradable Car

A New Take on a Biodegradable Car

The Lina biodegradable car. (Credit: Eindhoven University) A judgment automobile in a Netherlands is constructed roughly wholly of materials a grow in a soil. Called “Lina,” a biodegradable automobile is a work of students during Eindhoven University of Technology and is stoical especially of sugarine beet creosote and flax. It weighs in during underneath 700 pounds […]

How Scientists Are Saving The Dodo’s Pink Cousin

How Scientists Are Saving The Dodo’s Pink Cousin

A genetic rescue plan has easy a pinkish seagul race from usually 12 birds to over 400 today. (Vikash Tatayah/Mauritian Wildlife Foundation) “Voldemort outlived Harry Potter,” Christelle Ferriere tells me as we travel around a small, void island of Ile aux Aigrettes, off a easterly seashore of Mauritius. “Whoever bands them gets to name them,” […]

Love Monarchs? Participate in a Monarch Monitoring Blitz This Week!

Love Monarchs? Participate in a Monarch Monitoring Blitz This Week!

By Cora Lund Preston, Communication Specialist for Monarch Joint Venture The Monarch Monitoring Blitz has begun! Grab your hats, sunscreen and clipboards and join associate citizen scientists for some uninformed atmosphere and an general sovereign monitoring shell from July 29-August 5th! With adequate reports, your information will produce a image that helps scientists know a operation […]

Welcome to ‘The Frozone’

Welcome to ‘The Frozone’

Crashing by a open waters of a Chukchi Sea, a U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Healy pushes north. As a largest U.S. icebreaker, a Healy measures 420 feet prolonged and plies a seas with 30,000 horsepower of diesel electric propulsion. It can cut by ice adult to 4.5 feet thick. A second icebreaker, a R/V Sikuliaq, […]

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