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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...

NASA system predicts small asteroid to pass close by Earth this week

Asteroid 2023 BU is about the size of a box truck and is predicted to make one of the closest approaches by a near-Earth...

How was the solar system formed? The Ryugu asteroid is helping us learn

Mineral samples collected from the Ryugu asteroid by the Japan's Hayabusa2 spacecraft are helping UCLA space scientists and colleagues better understand the chemical composition...

About 50% of soil-available phosphorus comes from mineral fertilizers in agricultural systems worldwide

Plants need phosphorus to grow. Farmers' use of mineral phosphorus fertilizers has greatly increased soil phosphorus fertility and, consequently, crop yields. However, these fertilizers...

California earthquake puts early warning system to the test

As sensors picked up the first signs of a strong earthquake jolting the Northern California coast, an alert was blasted to 3 million smartphone...

Asteroid samples continue to shed light on solar system history

Nearly two years after Japanese mission Hayabusa2 returned to Earth, samples from asteroid Ryugu continue to reveal valuable information about the history of the...

Scientists discover mechanism that can cause collapse of great Atlantic circulation system

The Atlantic meridional overturning circulation (AMOC), a system of ocean currents that carry warm water from the tropics into the North Atlantic and transport...

Earth System Grid Federation launches effort to upgrade climate projection data system

The Earth System Grid Federation, a multi-agency initiative that gathers and distributes data for top-tier projections of the Earth's climate, is preparing a series...

New system could provide early warning of Whakaari eruption risk

Kiwi volcanologists and engineers have finished testing an automated system that provides a warning when an eruption on Whakaari (White Island) becomes more likely. The...

Simultaneous climate events risk damaging entire socioeconomic systems

The cascading effects of extreme weather—such as recent heatwaves which combine heat and drought—and the interconnectedness of critical services and sectors has the potential...

EXPLAINER: One weather system floods St. Louis and Kentucky

Hundreds of miles apart, but still connected by the same stubborn weather system, urban St. Louis and rural Appalachia are showing how devastating flash...

Natural systems in Australia are unraveling. If they collapse, human society could too

In the long-delayed State of the Environment report released this week, there is one terrifying sentence: "Environmental degradation is now considered a threat to...

Ceres probably formed farther out in the solar system and migrated inward

When Sicilian astronomer Giuseppe Piazzi spotted Ceres in 1801, he thought it was a planet. Astronomers didn't know about asteroids at that time. Now...

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