A new angle on that asteroid
Chicxulub simulations reveal trajectory of impact.
The asteroid that most believe wiped out the dinosaurs struck at the deadliest possible angle, according to new analy...
Pictures you’d only take with a drone
Here’s a safe way to monitor explosive volcanoes.
Above is a standard, though admittedly rather impressive, view of the Santa Maria volcano in Guatemala. At right is a...
Tropical forests quite resilient to warming
But carbon storage could plummet.
In an ambitious, long-term study of more than half a million trees, a virtual army of scientists has found that tropi...
How a pandemic created a cleaner planet
Scientists quantify fall in emissions – but more is needed.
Since the coronavirus lockdown we’ve seen reports of clear waters in Venice, dramatically reduced air pollution in Ch...
Probing silicates at deep-Earth conditions
Scientists working to decipher an evolutionary tale.
Scientists have developed a way to study liquid silicates at the extreme conditions found in the Earth’s core-mantle ...
How hot will it get this century?
Latest climate models don’t offer good news.
Climate scientists use mathematical models to project the Earth’s future under a warming world, but a group of the la...
Constant ‘quakes below Mauna Kea
But don’t worry, researchers say, it’s just cooling magma
For a long-dormant volcano, Hawaii’s Mauna Kea is pretty active. According to a new study, more than a million dee...
Soil pathogens rise as temperatures do
Study highlights growing threat to food security.
Pathogenic plant fungi are likely to multiply and spread as rising temperatures warm soils, thereby accelerating clim...
Climate change in northern climes
Studies assess peatlands and monitor methane.
Two new studies could help scientists better monitor – and hopefully manage – climate change in the Earth’s northerly...
The heat we fear may already be here
Study tracks pattern of wet-bulb extremes.
Heat and humidity beyond what the human body can tolerate is emerging ahead of projections, a new study suggests. ...
Looking for origins of life in hot springs
Scientists put a hypothesis to the test.
50 years ago, a meteorite landed in Victoria carrying many of the building blocks for life, including amino acids, nu...
Higher rainfall could amplify global warming
Microbes release more CO2 from soil when it’s wet.
Global warming causes multiple feedback loops – including parts of the tropics, it seems. The drainage basin of th...