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Undersea anchors of ice that help prevent Antarctica's land ice from slipping into the ocean are shrinking at more than twice the rate compared with 50 years ago, research shows. More than a third of these frozen...
An international team of scientists from China, the U.S. and Europe has studied new fossils of the marine reptile Dinocephalosaurus orientalis. This research has made it possible to fully describe the bizarre, very impressive animal for...

Study finds protected areas for elephants work best if they are connected

Conservation measures have successfully stopped declines in the African savanna elephant population across southern Africa, but the pattern varies locally, according to a new...

New study sheds light on how much methane is produced from Arctic lakes and wetlands

When it comes to greenhouse gases, methane is one the biggest contributors. Not only is it massively abundant—it's about 25 times more potent than...

The flat Fens of eastern England once held vast woodlands, study finds

The Fens of eastern England, a low-lying, extremely flat landscape dominated by agricultural fields, was once a vast woodland filled with huge yew trees,...

The moon is 40 million years older than thought, lunar crystals study suggests

More than 4 billion years ago, when the solar system was still young and the Earth was still growing, a giant object the size...

Study shows need for ITU to tighten regulations for low orbit satellites as filing numbers grow

A small team of political scientists and astronomers at the University of British Columbia has conducted a study of the number of filings to...

New study shows Hunga-Tonga Hunga-Ha’apai eruption depleted ozone layer

A large team of atmospheric specialists has found that when the Hunga-Tonga Hunga-Ha'apai volcano erupted last year, it took part of the ozone layer...

Study removes human bias from debate over dinosaurs’ demise

To help resolve the scientific debate over whether it was a giant asteroid or volcanic eruptions that wiped out the dinosaurs and most other...

Study discovers origins of cryptic markings in Aotearoa New Zealand’s deep sea

NIWA scientists have discovered the origins of cryptic markings found in Aotearoa New Zealand's deep sea. While studying footage from a 2013 Chatham Rise survey,...

Paleolimnological study attributes Tibetan Empire collapse in 9th century to climate change

The Tibetan Empire was the world's highest elevation empire, sitting over 4,000m above sea level, and thrived during 618 to 877 CE. Home to...

Study ties fracking to another type of earthquakes

New research confirms fracking causes slow, small earthquakes or tremors, whose origin was previously a mystery to scientists. The tremors are produced by the...

New study shows volcanism 56 million years ago released more methane than thought

About 55 million years ago, the Atlantic Ocean was born. Until then, Europe and America were connected. As the continents began to move apart,...

Study shows the Earth formed from dry, rocky building blocks

Billions of years ago, in the giant disk of dust, gas, and rocky material that orbited our young sun, larger and larger bodies coalesced...

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