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Greenhouse Gas
Newly Discovered Greenhouse Gas Is 7,100 Times More Harmful Than CO2, Though Concentrations Are Low
Dec 11, 2013 17:52 PM E
Scientists in Toronto are warning of a greenhouse gas they've just discovered that has the potential to devastate the climate if levels were to rise.
SpaceX
Coolest Science Photos Of 2013: From Blobfish To Two-Headed Shark, Comet ISON To Mars Selfie
Dec 10, 2013 17:31 PM E
Sometimes science hits us, turns us back into little kids, sitting in class, listening to the teacher tell us about why volcanos spit lava and the moon changes shape. That's kind of what the photos are for.
Mordor
What's The Weather Like On Middle Earth? Scientist Maps Climate in 'Lord Of The Rings'
Dec 07, 2013 17:55 PM E
J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle Earth features varying climates, but how do they compare to those of the real world? One scientist's new project compares real cities to those in the "Lord of the Rings"
Volcanic Crust Under The Ocean Could Store All the World's CO2
Could Oceanic Crust Solve Global Warming? Geologists Say It Can Store 'Several Centuries Worth Of CO2 Emissions'
Dec 05, 2013 18:02 PM E
Geologists pinpoint five zones on the oceanic crust that could provide centuries of storage of CO2 — the smallest is capable of providing 393 times to 3,650 times the storage of all the CO2 emissions globally in a year.
Boy drinks water from a tap stand at the school, NEWAH WASH water project in Puware Shikhar, Udayapur District, Nepal.
Scientists Uncover Massive Freshwater Reserves Under the Sea
Dec 05, 2013 13:07 PM E
A survey of previously conducted seafloor water studies reveals an abundance of blue gold — massive freshwater reserves — under the ocean floor.
Roman Tunnels
Ancient Roman Tunnels Could Cause Dangerous Sinkholes; Geologists Mapping Rome's Underground Maze
Dec 03, 2013 16:43 PM E
Unbeknownst to many of the tourists who pace the ancient streets of Rome, below their feet lies a tangle of quarry tunnels, cut by the first Romans who built the city. But now those tunnels, carefully hewn by the original engineers, have become safety hazards that threaten to undermine modern roads and buildings.
greenland ice sheet
Subglacial Lakes Found Beneath Greenland's Ice Sheet Will Help With Investigations In Global Sea Level Change
Dec 01, 2013 12:38 PM E
The two subglacial lakes beneath the Greenland ice sheet are the first to be found in Greenland, and could help scientists understand sea level change better.
New Safe Confinement
Building Chernobyl Disaster's New Safe Confinement 'Unprecedented in History Of Engineering' [VIDEO]
Nov 30, 2013 12:45 PM E
In order to contain the radiation at Chernobyl, a new arch, called the New Safe Confinement is being built, and it's slated to be one of engineerings biggest feats ever.
Storm Clouds
Pollution Makes Storm Clouds Last Longer; New Discovery Could Help With Climate Predictions
Nov 28, 2013 06:42 AM E
A new discovery about the way pollution interacts with storm clouds could change the way scientists predict rates of climate change, said researchers at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, or PNNL, on Tuesday.
wine grapes
Grape Bacteria Can Actually Improve The Taste Of Wine, Study Finds
Nov 26, 2013 21:30 PM E
Bacteria on grapes can affect the taste of wine, and sometimes in a good way. That's the finding of Nickolas Bokulich and University of California, Davis, researchers. Using DNA barcoding, the UC Davis team found that certain bacteria are present in certain regions, and may be responsible for the "terroir" for different wines.
seaorbiter
'Starship Enterprise Of The Sea': 190-Foot SeaOrbiter Will Explore Deep Ocean, Begin Construction Next Year [VIDEO]
Nov 25, 2013 16:51 PM E
The SeaOrbiter, a 190-foot "Starship Enterprise of the sea," will begin construction in 2014. The $43 million SeaOrbiter will allow crews to live in the deep sea for long stretches of time, observing ocean life and working in an onboard laboratory. French architect Jacques Rougerie is the president of the project.
Plucking Samples Of The Gases That Are Warming Our Globe
Methane Emissions Greatly Underestimated: US Gas, Oil Production Yields Up To 5 Times More Than Believed
Nov 25, 2013 15:52 PM E
A partnership of Harvard and government agencies said Monday that the U.S. has much more to worry about from methane gas than previously thought, and that the fossil fuel and cattle industries are among the culprits.
Changes in population density in the conterminous United States from 1970 to 2010.
US Coastal Wetlands Vanishing At Astonishing Rate Due To Human Development
Nov 24, 2013 22:21 PM E
A recent study from NOAA and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service shows that the US has lost wetlands at an increasing rate.
Ozone Layer
Laughing Gas No Laughing Matter; Nitrous Oxide Threatens The Ozone Layer
Nov 24, 2013 12:29 PM E
A new UN report states that this “Cinderella Gas” is a significant threat to both the ozone layer and our climate.
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