Science News Archive - April 19, 2012
Scientists ford high-mountain waterways in North, South America to find out.
Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by RedOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly.
After experiencing several years of severe weather, including extreme heat, droughts and tornadoes in unusual locations, it seems the public has finally come around to the idea of global warming.
Scientists have long understood the way dolphins and toothed whales have been able to hear underwater.
A series of papers published this month on ecological changes at 26 global research sites -- including one administered by the University of Colorado Boulder in the high mountains west of the city -- indicates that ecosystems dependent on seasonal snow and ice are the most sensitive to changes in climate.
Harnessing the energy of sunlight can be as simple as tuning the optical and electronic properties of metal oxides at the atomic level by making an artificial crystal or super-lattice ‘sandwich’ says a Binghamton University researcher in a new study published in the journal Physical Review B.
Researchers from University of British Columbia (UBC) are reporting an increase in the number of jellyfish populations in coastal areas of the world’s oceans. Many species are considered a nuisance when they sting swimmers.
Comparisons between pre- and post-spill specimens show an increase in vanadium, chromium, cobalt, and lead concentrations in shells, gill, and muscle tissue
While the Tasmanian tiger was being driven to extinction in the early 20th century by territorial interlopers and government bounties, the population of the bizarre marsupial also suffered from an extreme lack of genetic diversity.
Online dating scammers groom their victims by developing 'hyper-personal' relationships which can leave victims feeling doubly traumatized.
- Any of various tropical Old World birds of the family Indicatoridae, some species of which lead people or animals to the nests of wild honeybees. The birds eat the wax and larvae that remain after the nest has been destroyed for its honey.