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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.