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Earth Sciences - Life Sciences - 28.03.2018
Decade of fossil collecting in Africa gives new perspective on Triassic period, emergence of dinosaurs
Decade of fossil collecting in Africa gives new perspective on Triassic period, emergence of dinosaurs
After a great mass extinction shook the world about 252 million years ago, animal life outside of the ocean began to take hold. The earliest mammals entered the scene, and reptiles - including early dinosaurs - lived on Pangea, the name given to the giant landmass in which all of the world's continents were joined as one.

Earth Sciences - 20.03.2018
Sentinels helping to map minerals
Sentinels helping to map minerals
The traditional way of mapping Earth's geology and mineral resources is a costly and time-consuming undertaking.

Earth Sciences - Astronomy / Space Science - 19.03.2018
Mars' oceans formed early, possibly aided by massive volcanic eruptions
Mars’ oceans formed early, possibly aided by massive volcanic eruptions
A new scenario seeking to explain how Mars' putative oceans came and went over the last 4 billion years implies that the oceans formed several hundred million years earlier and were not as deep as once thought. The proposal by UC Berkeley geophysicists links the existence of oceans early in Mars history to the rise of the solar system's largest volcanic system, Tharsis, and highlights the key role played by global warming in allowing liquid water to exist on Mars.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 14.03.2018
Climate change drives mountain hares to higher altitudes
Climate change drives mountain hares to higher altitudes
A warming climate will shrink and fragment mountain hare habitat in the Swiss Alps. Populations are likely to decline as a result, concludes an international study led by the University of Bern and the Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research (WSL). Specialised species like the mountain hare, adapted to life at high altitudes, are particularly affected by climate change.

Astronomy / Space Science - Earth Sciences - 13.03.2018
Volcanic wormhole
Volcanic wormhole
ESA Space in Images The organic and intricate features of a volcanic cave come alive in great detail in this three-dimensional image of La Cueva de Los Verdes in Lanzarote, Spain.

Earth Sciences - 09.03.2018

Earth Sciences - Life Sciences - 09.03.2018
Stolen Dinosaur Skeleton Turns Out To Be Swimming Raptor
A team of scientists has described a new dinosaur species that could both walk and swim. "We always thought dinosaurs were terrestrial, but now it is very clear for the first time that there were also swimming dinosaurs", says palaeontologist Pascal Godefroit of the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 08.03.2018

Career - Earth Sciences - 07.03.2018
Sinking land will exacerbate flooding from sea level rise in Bay Area
Sinking land will exacerbate flooding from sea level rise in Bay Area
Rising sea levels are predicted to submerge many coastal areas around San Francisco Bay by 2100, but a new study warns that sinking land - primarily the compaction of landfill in places such as Treasure Island and Foster City - will make flooding even worse.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 01.03.2018
Scripps Joins Mission to Understand a Major Southern Ocean Climate Influencer
The world's most pristine clouds happen to be in the place with the world's roughest weather Climate scientists at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego are joining colleagues at other institutions in the United States and Australia to get an unprecedented look at a region with the most tempestuous weather on Earth.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 27.02.2018
Intact forests need protection for world to attain conservation goals
Scientists are calling for immediate action to secure the world's remaining intact forests, with a new study finding most are at serious risk of being lost in the near term.

Earth Sciences - Life Sciences - 22.02.2018
Bolting birds help reveal dinosaur gait
Research into how modern birds run and walk is taking an international team of palaeontologists and biomechanics experts a step closer to accurately reconstructing the way extinct dinosaurs moved.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 21.02.2018
Rainfall’s natural variation hides climate change signal
New research from The Australian National University (ANU) and ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate System Science suggests natural rainfall variation is so great that it could take a human lifetime for significant climate signals to appear in regional or global rainfall measures.

Astronomy / Space Science - Earth Sciences - 21.02.2018
Surfing complete
Surfing complete
Slowed by skimming through the very top of the upper atmosphere, ESA's ExoMars has lowered itself into a planet-hugging orbit and is about ready to begin sniffing the Red Planet for methane. The ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter arrived at Mars in October 2016 to investigate the potentially biological or geological origin of trace gases in the atmosphere.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 19.02.2018
Carbon dioxide ’pulses’ threaten Scotland’s coralline algal reefs
Scotland's marine ecosystems may be more sensitive to carbon dioxide than previously thought, and could be damaged irreparably by the CO2 'pulses' created by industrial activities, land run off or natural tidal processes.

Earth Sciences - 19.02.2018
Loneliest tree in the world marks new age for our planet
Loneliest tree in the world marks new age for our planet
The planet entered a new geological epoch known as the Anthropocene in 1965, according to a new study led by UCL and University of New South Wales. The Anthropocene has become a term used by scientists all over the world, seeking to put a marker on when humans began to leave a significant impact on the planet.

Earth Sciences - Civil Engineering - 06.02.2018
Cities of the future may be built with locally available volcanic ash
Cities of the future may be built with locally available volcanic ash
MIT engineers working with scientists in Kuwait have found that volcanic rocks, when pulverized into a fine ash, can be used as a sustainable additive in concrete structures. In a paper published online in the Journal of Cleaner Production , the researchers report that, by replacing a certain percentage of traditional cement with volcanic ash, they can reduce a concrete structure's "embodied energy," or the total energy that goes into making concrete.

Earth Sciences - 01.02.2018

Earth Sciences - 31.01.2018
Two months in Pyeongchang to study Korean snowfalls
Two months in Pyeongchang to study Korean snowfalls
Josué Gehring is about to spend two months taking part in an international meteorological measurement project in the mountains of South Korea, close to the 2018 Winter Olympics host venues.

Earth Sciences - 26.01.2018

Earth Sciences - Environment - 24.01.2018
Exploring lakes in Vanuatu
Exploring lakes in Vanuatu
A research team from the Surface Waters Research and Management Department is investigating the earliest traces of human life in the tropical Pacific. In July 2017, the team undertook an expedition to Vanuatu in Melanesia. The researchers took sediment cores from the lakes and marshes on seven islands in order to test these for indications of the earliest human activities.

Life Sciences - Earth Sciences - 19.01.2018

Earth Sciences - Career - 19.01.2018

Earth Sciences - Environment - 18.01.2018
How the Elwha dam removals changed the river's mouth
How the Elwha dam removals changed the river’s mouth
For decades, resource managers agreed that removing the two dams on the Elwha River would be a big win for the watershed as a whole and, in particular, for its anadromous trout and salmon. The dams sat on the river for more than 100 years, trapping approximately 30 million tonnes of sediment behind their concrete walls.

Astronomy / Space Science - Earth Sciences - 18.01.2018

Earth Sciences - Life Sciences - 18.01.2018
Buckingham Palace built with mineralised microbes from the Jurassic
A new study led by ANU has found that the building blocks of Buckingham Palace in London and many other iconic buildings were made by microbes that lived up to 200 million years ago during the Jurassic period. The material, known as oolitic limestone, is a popular building material around the world and is almost completely made of millimetre-sized spheres of carbonate called ooids.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 16.01.2018
"Trees’ spring awakening is becoming less sensitive to altitude differences"
Introduction: Researcher UAntwerp and his international colleagues conduct research on Swiss Alps forest species. In the Swiss Alps, the time lag between tree leafing at high and low altitudes has shortened dramatically since the 1960s due to climate change. This is the finding of an international study conducted in collaboration with the University of Antwerp, which has just been published in the journal PNAS (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America).

Earth Sciences - 12.01.2018

Earth Sciences - Life Sciences - 11.01.2018
Turkey-sized dinosaur discovered in ancient log-jam
Turkey-sized dinosaur discovered in ancient log-jam
A dinosaur species discovered a decade ago in south-eastern Australia is giving fresh insight into the diversity of dinosaurs that inhabited the Australian-Antarctic rift valley. University of Queensland School of Biological Sciences alumnus Dr Matt Herne and colleagues describe the turkey-sized herbivore for the first time in an international journal published today.

Earth Sciences - 11.01.2018

Earth Sciences - Electroengineering - 10.01.2018
Tracing how disaster impacts escalate will improve emergency responses
Tracing how disaster impacts escalate will improve emergency responses
Mapping common pathways along which the effects of natural and man-made disasters travel allows more flexible and resilient responses in the future, according to UCL researchers.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 08.01.2018
Mass extinctions remove species but not ecological variety
UChicago scientists examined how species (including these colorful marine bivalves) are lost in mass extinctions compared to environmental changes between the tropics and the poles.

Earth Sciences - Environment - 03.01.2018
Fast the oceans have become hostile to life
A team of German, Belgian, American and Chinese geologists examined climatic cycles in different rock formations to determine the precise timing of the Devonian extinction.

Earth Sciences - 15.12.2017

Earth Sciences - Astronomy / Space Science - 14.12.2017

Environment - Earth Sciences - 14.12.2017
Colorado River delta fish risk extinction through interbreeding due to lack of freshwater
Colorado River delta fish risk extinction through interbreeding due to lack of freshwater
At the start of the 20th century, the Colorado River flowed free from the Rocky Mountains to northern Mexico, where it supported a unique delta habitat.

Earth Sciences - Chemistry - 13.12.2017
Chemical tipping point of magma determines explosive potential of volcanoes
Chemical tipping point of magma determines explosive potential of volcanoes
Volcanic eruptions are the most spectacular expression of the processes acting in the interior of any active planet.

Social Sciences - Earth Sciences - 13.12.2017

Earth Sciences - Environment - 07.12.2017
Hunting Atmospheric Rivers
A s the traditional peak of a new water year approaches, researchers at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego are poised for more chances to understand the phenomenon that can make or break California's annual water supply.

Earth Sciences - Economics / Business - 06.12.2017

Career - Earth Sciences - 05.12.2017

Civil Engineering - Earth Sciences - 01.12.2017
Undersea Topography Generates Hot Spots of Ocean Mixing
Undersea Topography Generates Hot Spots of Ocean Mixing
Using underwater robots in the waters surrounding Antarctica, scientists at Caltech have shown that the intersection of strong currents with the slope of landmasses rising from the ocean floor makes a significant contribution to the mixing of different waters in the Southern Ocean.

Earth Sciences - 01.12.2017

Earth Sciences - Career - 28.11.2017
Penn Junior Jack Stack Is Pursuing His Paleontological Dream
Penn Junior Jack Stack Is Pursuing His Paleontological Dream
Some paleontologists travel far and wide to seek new fossils - to the desert Southwest of the United States, remote regions of China or the farthest tip of Argentina.

Earth Sciences - Astronomy / Space Science - 21.11.2017
Unexpected atmospheric vortex behaviour on Saturn's moon Titan
Unexpected atmospheric vortex behaviour on Saturn’s moon Titan
A new study, led by a University of Bristol earth scientist, has shown that recently reported unexpected behaviour on Titan, the largest moon of Saturn, is due to its unique atmospheric chemistry. Titan's polar atmosphere recently experiences and unexpected and significant cooling, contrary to all model predictions and differing from the behaviour of all other terrestrial planets in our solar system.

Earth Sciences - Environment - 21.11.2017

Astronomy / Space Science - Earth Sciences - 21.11.2017
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