As Above, So Below: Greenland’s Glaciers are Being Threatened by Warm Ocean Temperatures

It turns out that record-breaking weather systems aren’t the only threats to northern ice sheets: researchers measuring the temperature of the water at the face of Greenland’s Helheim Glacier found that the water was abnormally warm, not just near the surface, but all the way down to the seafloor 760


Experiencer and Nobel Laureate Kary B. Mullis has Died

Nobel Laureate, author, researcher and experiencer Kary B. Mullis has died at the age of 74. Mullis revolutionized the field of DNA research—and indeed all disciplines that involve the use of our genetic code—with his invention of the biochemical process known as the polymerase chain reaction. Mullis is also an

Martian Methane Is Not Ancient Gas Being Released from Rocks, according to Researchers

Researchers have ruled out the possibility that the methane that has been detected in the atmosphere of Mars is due to the erosion of rocks by the Martian wind, yet another step in determining whether the organic molecules in question are leftover elements from ancient sources trapped in the planet’s

It Turns Out That Contrails are Bad for Global Warming Too

One might assume that anything that might reflect sunlight back into space, like bright aircraft contrails, would be good for decreasing the effects of global warming, but a new study predicts that the atmospheric heat trapped by the water vapor in the ‘trails will triple by the middle of the

A Large Object Has Impacted Jupiter, and its Great Red Spot May Be Safe—For Now

Jupiter has found itself in the spotlight again, this time with news that reports of the demise of its famous Great Red Spot may have been greatly exaggerated, and also that the Solar System’s largest planet may have once again been impacted by a large object that left a bright

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