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2010-05-04 13:57:43

Reasonable worst-case scenarios for global warming could lead to deadly temperatures for humans in coming centuries, according to research findings from Purdue University and the University of New South Wales, Australia. Researchers for the first time have calculated the highest tolerable "wet-bulb" temperature and found that this temperature could be exceeded for the first time in human history in future climate scenarios if greenhouse gas emissions continue at their current rate. Wet-bulb...

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2010-01-21 09:00:00

How did the lemurs, flying foxes and narrow-striped mongooses get to the large, isolated island of Madagascar sometime after 65 million years ago? A pair of scientists say their research confirms the longstanding idea that the animals hitched rides on natural rafts blown out to sea. Professors Matthew Huber of Purdue and Jason Ali of the University Hong Kong say that the prevailing flow of ocean currents between Africa and Madagascar millions of years ago would have made such a trip not only...

2009-02-27 16:53:06

U.S. researchers say a reduction in greenhouse gases likely caused the relatively swift formation of ice in Antarctica millions of years ago. Matthew Huber, assistant professor of earth and atmospheric sciences at Purdue University, said ice formed on Antarctica 35.5 million years ago over a period of about 100,000 years. That is considered an overnight shift in geological terms, the university said Thursday in a release. Our studies show that just over 35 million years ago, 'poof,' there was...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.