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meteorite impacts

Meteorite impacts: The good and the bad

Here, Dr G. R. Osinski, Professor at Western University, explores the positive and negative impacts meteorites have on Earth.
Thapunngaka shawi

Researchers uncover Australia’s largest flying reptile

Researchers from the University of Queensland have discovered Australia’s largest flying reptile, a pterosaur, which has been named the Thapunngaka shawi.
temperatures south america, greenhouse gases

Scientists say temperatures in South America could rise by 4°C

If greenhouse gas emissions continue as they are, the average temperature in South America could rise by 4°C - bringing with it more floods and wildfires.
rare meteorite

Rare meteorite could uncover secrets to life on Earth

Scientists are set to discover the origins of oceans and life on Earth from a rare meteorite that dates back 4.5 billion years ago. vv
tropical forests, LEF

The resilience of tropical forests to natural and anthropogenic disturbance

Here, Jess K. Zimmerman at the University of Puerto Rico explains the resilience of tropical forests to natural and anthropogenic disturbance - including the impact of climate change.
summertime arctic ocean, arctic ocean

Study finds summertime Arctic Ocean “more vulnerable to climate change”

Scientists reveal that the summertime Arctic Ocean is becoming increasingly vulnerable to climate change, putting certain animals at risk of losing habitat.
atmospheric and geospace sciences

A look at Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences

Open Access Government places the spotlight on Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences from the perspective of the U.S. National Science Foundation.
mercury in pacific ocean, toxic

New study finds high levels of mercury in Pacific Ocean

Scientists say that levels of mercury in the Pacific Ocean are even higher than some places directly contaminated by the toxic chemical.
plate tectonics, zircons

Scientists estimate plate tectonics begun 3.6 billion years ago

Scientists have found new evidence that modern plate tectonics begun roughly 3.6 billion years ago - a key feature of planet Earth's unique ability to support life.
geophysical survey research, taiwan

Taiwan: High-resolution seabed geophysical survey research

Gwo-shyh Song, Associate Professor at the National Taiwan University and Global Aqua Survey Ltd, walks us through his high-resolution seabed geophysical survey research around offshore areas in Taiwan.
perseverance rover

NASA’s Perseverance rover successfully lands on Mars

NASA’s Perseverance rover will make its final descent to Mars on the 18th of February 2021 at approximately 12:55 p.m. PST.
life on Mars

NASA’s Perseverance rover searches for life on Mars

NASA's Perservance rover will begin its descent to Mars today (18th February) in search of microbial life on the Red Planet.
Geophysical research

Geophysical research: The Earth’s non-linear properties

Hatam H. Guliyev and Rashid J. Javanshir discuss a fascinating aspect of geophysical research that concerns the Earth’s non-linear properties.
microscopic analysis, penetrator impact

Microscopic analysis of samples from penetrator impact craters

M. Danner and R.M Winglee from Department of Earth and Space Sciences, University of Washington, discuss the microscopic analysis of samples from penetrator impact craters.
new mineral, battery

Scientists discover a new mineral that could power batteries

Petrovite is the name of the new mineral discovered by scientists at St Petersburg University, a bright blue crystal which could someday provide energy.
climate risk information

Climate risk information: An essential service for planning

Here, The Climate Service Center Germany (GERICS) talks us through some key strategies for using climate risk information to change the world.
water-related extreme events, NSF

Towards resilience against water-related extreme events

Dr Anjuli S. Bamzai, NSF Division Director for Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences and Ms Elizabeth Zelenski, Staff Associate, NSF Office of the Assistant Director for Geosciences, explain research on water-related extreme events that have profound implications for society.
Moon-like asteroid

Scientists discover Moon-like asteroid hiding behind Mars

Scientists from the Armagh Observatory and Planetarium (AOP) have discovered a Moon-like asteroid hiding behind Mars.
lunar meteorite

A new mineral has been discovered in a lunar meteorite

A team of European researchers have discovered a new high-pressure mineral in the lunar meteorite Oued Awlitis 001, named donwilhelmsite [CaAl4Si2O11].
plant extinction study, natural world

New study finds 40% of plant species are at risk of extinction

A new study highlights that 40% of plant species are at threatened with extinction due to the continued destruction of our natural world.

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