Weather shows evidence of climate change every single day since 2012
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Weather shows evidence of climate change every single day since 2012

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Yale study shows same-sex sexual behavior provides species-wide benefits
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Yale study shows same-sex sexual behavior provides species-wide benefits

A team of researchers from the Yale school of Forestry and Environmental Studies recently published research indicating scientists have been looking at ‘same-sex sexual behavior‘ (SSB) all wrong. Rather than being anomalous or abnormal, the researchers suggest that SSB is intrinsic to evolution and that ‘different-sex sexual behavior‘ (DSB) shouldn’t be considered a baseline for…

Study shows Old World monkeys combine items in speech—but only two and never more, unlike humans
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Study shows Old World monkeys combine items in speech—but only two and never more, unlike humans

A new study by an MIT linguist shows that the speech calls of some monkeys may be more sophisticated than realized, but are still far removed from the complexity of human language. Credit: Wikipedia The utterances of Old World monkeys, some of our primate cousins, may be more sophisticated than previously realized—but even so, they…

Vintage film shows Thwaites Glacier ice shelf melting faster than previously observed
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Vintage film shows Thwaites Glacier ice shelf melting faster than previously observed

Professor Dustin Schroeder (foreground) and art historian Jessica Daniel splice 50-year-old film containing radar measurements of Antarctica into a reel in preparation for digital scanning at the Scott Polar Research Institute in the UK. Credit: Dustin Schroeder Newly digitized vintage film has doubled how far back scientists can peer into the history of underground ice…

Jupiter shows its true stripes
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Jupiter shows its true stripes

New research by LLNL shows that Jupiter’s stripes, caused by the planet’s zonal winds, only descend to 3,000 kilometers in the atmosphere. Credit: NASA There’s a reason why Jupiter’s stripes are only skin deep. It turns out that the planet’s zonal winds—the alternating east-west jet streams seen in photographs as colorful stripes—only descend to 3,000…

One Number Shows Something Is Fundamentally Wrong with Our Conception of the Universe
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One Number Shows Something Is Fundamentally Wrong with Our Conception of the Universe

An image of the Large Magellanic Cloud taken with a ground-based telescope. The inset image was captured by the Hubble Space Telescope, and shows a galaxy cluster teeming with variable Cepheids, a class of stars that flicker regularly. Using this pulsation rate, scientists have calculated the universe’s expansion rate, but that number doesn’t match with…

Study shows some exoplanets may have greater variety of life than exists on Earth
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Study shows some exoplanets may have greater variety of life than exists on Earth

This artist’s concept shows what the TRAPPIST-1 planetary system may look like, based on available data about the planets’ diameters, masses and distances from the host star, as of February 2018. 3 of the 7 exoplanets are in the ‘habitable zone’, where liquid water is possible. See https://exoplanets.nasa.gov/trappist1/ Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech A new study indicates that…

Simulation Shows The Devastating Impact Of A Nuclear War Between The US And Russia
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Simulation Shows The Devastating Impact Of A Nuclear War Between The US And Russia

A nuclear war between the US and Russia could plunge the world into a nuclear winter, a simulation has confirmed, as tensions rise following the US pulling out of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty and conducting a mid-range cruise missile test. Researchers from Rutgers University, the University of Colorado Boulder, and the National Center for Atmospheric…