New research shows that Antarctica’s largest floating ice shelf is highly sensitive to warming of the ocean
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New research shows that Antarctica’s largest floating ice shelf is highly sensitive to warming of the ocean

Scientists have long been concerned about the potential collapse of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet and its contribution to global sea level rise. Much of West Antarctica’s ice lies below sea level, and warming ocean temperatures may lead to runaway ice sheet retreat. This process, called marine ice sheet instability, has already been observed along…

Neanderthal’s Got ‘Surfer’s Ear’ A Lot, Study Says -brief
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Neanderthal’s Got ‘Surfer’s Ear’ A Lot, Study Says -brief

A reconstruction of a Neanderthal man and child at Vienna’s Natural History Museum. (Credit: Wolfgang Sauber/Wikimedia CommonsBeing a lifelong surfer or diver sometimes comes with an odd side-effect: the growth of small, bony knobs in the ear canals, the result of chronic exposure to cold water and air.They’re often referred to as “surfer’s ear” because…