Global warming at least doubled the probability of extreme ocean warming around Japan

In the past decade, the marginal seas of Japan frequently experienced extremely high sea surface temperatures…

Unlocking the secrets of 'glacier flour'

The meltwater from glaciers carries thousands of tiny rock fragments into the sea. Using a special…

Daylight hours impact opioid receptor levels in brown fat

Researchers from the Turku PET Centre, Finland, have observed that the length of daylight hours impacts…

NASA had been designing lunar bases for decades before Armstrong first set foot on the moon

It’s only natural to look at the moon and wonder what it would be like to…

Uganda's Owen Falls dam: A colonial legacy that still stings, 67 years later

Uganda’s Owen Falls hydropower plant has a rich history that predates the country’s independence in 1962.…

The wild weather of La Niña could wipe out vast stretches of Australia's beaches and sand dunes

Australians along the east cost are bracing for yet another round of heavy rainfall this weekend,…

How philosophy turned into physics and reality turned into information

The Nobel Prize in physics this year has been awarded “for experiments with entangled photons, establishing…

'Astonishing': Global demand for exotic pets is driving a massive trade in unprotected wildlife

Global demand for exotic pets is increasing, a trend partly caused by social media and a…

Forest restoration is on the rise, but how we go about it is crucial

Politicians have long been fond of tree-planting ceremonies, but today, well-thought-out forest restoration schemes are increasingly…

What is quantum entanglement? A physicist explains the science of Einstein's 'spooky action at a distance'

The 2022 Nobel Prize in physics recognized three scientists who made groundbreaking contributions in understanding one…