A new study shows that dispersants expected to have degraded long ago remain persistent in the environment.
Amazon Rainforest This photo was taken near the city of Manaus, Brazil, which is northeast of the Acre region discussed below. Phil P. Harris on Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 2.5 Late last month, something extraordinary happened at the edge of the rainforest in Acre, Brazil. Members of an uncontacted Amazonian tribe voluntarily approached scientists from […]
Public transportation, while maybe not as enjoyable as commuting in your own personal vehicle, does ease congestion, reduce emissions. Need more convincing? Here’s more info about public transportation.
View from an Iceberg Magnus Petersen and Dave Porter prepare to lower a temperature-depth-salinity sensor into a fjord near the village of Kullorsuaq, as part of a study into changing conditions where Greenland’s melting glaciers meet the ocean. Margie Turrin/LDEO Do you wonder what doing climate science in remote locations might be like? Read the […]
The latest news are that there are at least 13,000 reservations, so if you want one, better get in line soon because the wait will only get longer.
Dromedary camels, which can carry MERS. Wilson44691 via Wikimedia Commons Research strongly suggests that camels carry Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), a viral illness that has sickened nearly 700 and killed at least 209 people as of early June, according to the latest update from the World Health Organization. For this reason, the government of Saudi […]
India’s Rural Development Ministry has decided to try to tackle two problems at the same time: Youth unemployment and bad air quality.
Hy-Fi at MOMA PS1 is the biggest structure to be built from mushroom-based materials.
2,458 Cells Fernando Amat et al., “Fast, accurate reconstruction of cell lineages from large-scale fluorescence microscopy data,” Nature Methods, 2014 What is this fuzzy creature? Sadly, it’s not pettable. This is a microscope image of a fruit fly embryo, showing the individual cells within it. That’s 2,458 cells, to be exact. The bottom image shows […]
American Concept Art Of Soviet Laser. From 1986. Edward L. Cooper, via Wikimedia Commons On Thursday, July 18th, Malaysian Airlines flight MH-17 was struck by a missile. The United States believes the missile was a Soviet-designed Buk, and American infrared satellites pinpoint the location of that missile’s launch to territory in Eastern Ukraine held by Russian-backed separatists. Is it […]