Experts Head To Arctic To Assess Climate Change Impact Amid Record Heatwave

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The Polarstern departs from its home port of Bremerhaven for the Arctic. A tug pulls the ship towards the lock. (Nina Machner/Newsflash)

The legendary research vessel and icebreaker Polarstern has left Germany and is heading to the Arctic to assess the impact of climate change amid a record heatwave in Europe. Over…

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Shipwrecks Expand Microbial Diversity, New Study Shows

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A dive at the underwater site of the HMS Nasturtium, ship that sank on 28th April 1916, where Heritage Malta completed a net removal project in July, 2021, in Malta.

The millions of shipwrecks resting in the world’s oceans are increasing the surrounding areas’ microbial richness, according to new research. There are an estimated three million shipwrecks all around the…

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Dinosaur Extinction Slowed Down Evolution Of New Plants

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The large, woody fruits of the Manicaria saccifera palm that depend on large animals for their dispersal. (John Dransfield, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew/Newsflash)

The extinction of dinosaur had a significant impact on the development of plants, a new study has shown. Experts at the German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) in the…

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Adriatic Ecosystems Withstand Major Climate Shifts But Wither Under Human Impact

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Adriatic mollusks have proven to be incredibly resilient to climate change, weathering the last ice age with nearly no long-term effects. (Fabio Negri/Newsflash)

Human activities rather than climate change are having a more devastating effect on mollusk communities according to new research. An analysis of more than 70,000 fossils indicates that mollusk communities…

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NASA Tracks Earths Forest Canopy From Space

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Illustrative image: A view of Siuslaw National Forest in Oregon, the USA. (Steven Sobieszczyk, U.S. Geological Survey/Newsflash)

NASA has announced that it has made a near-global estimate of forest biomass and the carbon it stores, thanks to its Global Ecosystem Dynamics Investigation (GEDI). Until now, scientists had…

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Study Warns Amazon Is Near Tipping Point Of Transitioning From Rainforest To Savanna

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A picture of the Amazon rainforest. (Ivars Utinans, Unsplash/Newsflash)

Researchers analysing changes in vegetation biomass have warned that the Amazon rainforest risks transitioning to savanna, with dire consequences for global warming. The vast Amazon rainforest covers 2,100,000 square miles…

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NASA Delivers Mars Weather Report Detailing How Changing Seasons On The Red Planet Impact Missions

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The daily weather reports by NASA's Perseverance and Curiosity that measure conditions such as humidity, temperature, and wind speed on Mars. (NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory/Clipzilla)

In this video, NASA details how its experts are able to predict the weather on Mars allowing the Curiosity Rover and Ingenuity Helicopter to carry out their exploration missions. Seasons…

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British Tourists Flocking To Benidorm Concern Officials As COVID Infection Rates Soar

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Beach in Benidorm. (Newsflash)

Spanish tourist chiefs have raised concerns about the impact of British tourists on the soaring COVID-19 infections rates being recorded in the popular Spanish resort town of Benidorm. The resort…

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All Modern Snakes Evolved From Just A Few Species That Survived The Asteroid Impact 66 Million Years Ago

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Artwork illustrating the evolutionary connection between snakes and dinosaurs.

A new study has found that all living snakes evolved from just a handful of species that survived the mass extinction event 66-million-years ago caused by a giant asteroid impact…

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