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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...

Astronomers calculate which exoplanets are most likely to have water

Astronomers know of about 60 rocky exoplanets orbiting in the habitable zones of their stars. When they try to determine how habitable these planets...

Discovery of massive undersea water reservoir could explain New Zealand’s mysterious slow earthquakes

Researchers have discovered a sea’s worth of water locked within the sediment and rock of a lost volcanic plateau that’s now deep in the...

NASA asteroid sample contains life-critical water and carbon

A sample collected from the 4.5-billion-year-old asteroid Bennu contains abundant water and carbon, NASA revealed on Wednesday, offering more evidence for the theory that...

How did Earth get its water?

Our planet’s water could have originated from interactions between the hydrogen-rich atmospheres and magma oceans of the planetary embryos that comprised Earth’s formative years,...

How did Earth get its water?

Earth's water could have originated from interactions between the hydrogen-rich atmospheres and magma oceans of the planetary embryos that comprised Earth's formative years, according...

Where did Earth’s water come from? Not melted meteorites, according to scientists

Water makes up 71% of Earth's surface, but no one knows how or when such massive quantities of water arrived on Earth. A new study...

Droughts can make water unaffordable for low-income households

Access to safe, affordable water is a necessity for human health and well-being. But when droughts strike areas that are already water-stressed, water providers...

Earth’s water is 4.5 billion years old, says new study

The origin of Earth's water has been an enduring mystery. There are different hypotheses and theories explaining how the water got here, and lots...

Growing fears of ‘dead pool’ on Colorado River as drought threatens Hoover Dam water

The Colorado River's largest reservoirs stand nearly three-quarters empty, and federal officials now say there is a real danger the reservoirs could drop so...

Conservation talks expected at Colorado River water users confab

As western water managers get set to gather in Las Vegas this week, a long-sought deal to curtail water use along the cratering Colorado...

Scientists reveal controlling factors of water and heat exchanges over the Zoige wetland

The Tibetan Plateau (QTP) is composed of complex and diverse topographic features, as well as many significant differences in water, heat, and momentum flux...

Long-lived lakes reveal a history of water on Mars

The northern hemisphere of Mars is divided into two broadly distinctive areas: the smooth northern lowlands and the pockmarked southern highlands. The region of...

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