Climate Change Is Turning Antarctica Green – Scientific American

Plant life on both poles is growing rapidly as the planet warms. A new study has found a steady growth of moss in Antarctica over the last 50 years as temperatures increased as a result of climate change. The study, published yesterday in the journal Current Biology, shows that Antarctica will be much greener […]

Scientists Glued Fake Caterpillars On Plants Worldwide. Here’s What Happened – NPR

A plasticine caterpillar glistens with moisture while awaiting potential predator attacks in the forest of Tai Po Kau, Hong Kong. Chung Yun Tak/Science hide caption toggle caption Chung Yun Tak/Science A plasticine caterpillar glistens with moisture while awaiting potential predator attacks in the forest of Tai Po Kau, Hong Kong. Chung Yun Tak/Science Dozens of […]

Half the world’s species could go extinct and you’re part of the problem – USA TODAY

Half the world’s species could go extinct and you’re part of the problem – USA TODAY

CLOSE x Embed x Share Scientists say habitat fragmentation, pollution and human interference have left these species fighting for survival. USA TODAY Redwolf (Canisrufus) Critically endangered, fewer than 150 left in the wild. Photographed at the Great Plains Zoo in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Support the Photo Ark and projects working to help save species […]

The T. rex chomped with the bone-crunching force of three cars – USA TODAY

The T. rex chomped with the bone-crunching force of three cars – USA TODAY

The skull, jaw and teeth of Trix the female T. rex exhibition at the Naturalis or Natural History Museum of Leiden in Leiden, Netherlands. The skeleton of the Tyrannosaurus rex was excavated in Montana in 2013 by the Naturalis Biodiversity Center. The fossil is part of the Naturalis collection and includes more than 80% of […]

New Zealand quake scientists make surprising find underground – CBS News

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — When researchers in New Zealand drilled deep into an earthquake fault, they stumbled upon a discovery they say could provide a significant new energy source for the South Pacific nation. The scientists found the water in the Alpine Fault was much hotter than expected, and could potentially be harnessed to generate electricity […]

Space weather events linked to human activity – Phys.Org

Space weather events linked to human activity – Phys.Org

Credit: George Hodan/public domain Our Cold War history is now offering scientists a chance to better understand the complex space system that surrounds us. Space weather—which can include changes in Earth’s magnetic environment—are usually triggered by the sun’s activity, but recently declassified data on high-altitude nuclear explosion tests have provided a new look at the […]

Trees in Eastern U.S. Head West as Climate Changes – Scientific American

Ecologists have long predicted that climate change will send plants and animals uphill and towards the poles in search of familiar temperatures. Such movements have increasingly been documented around the world. But a study now shows that changing rainfall patterns may be driving some tree species in the eastern United States west, not north. […]

T. rex could pulverize bones with astonishing force – CBS News

Tyrannosaurus rex could gnash and chomp its teeth together with such force that it could easily pulverize the bones of its prey, a new study finds. The king of dinosaurs could bite down with a force of 7,800 pounds-force (34,522 newtons), a force equal to the weight of three small cars, the researchers found. But the real damage T. […]