Scientists at the Zackenberg Research Station who monitored changes in the Arctic for over two decades said 2018 saw a large part of the Arctic covered with an unusually large amount of snow...
The physical properties of Oumuamua turned out to be impossible to reconcile with solar system objects, challenging our view of interstellar minor bodies.
The galaxy, about 1/10,000 the size of our Milky Way, is similar to the very first galaxies that formed in the universe, the kind that "no one has ever seen in X-ray in the distant universe before."
From July through September, renewable sources produced 29.5 terawatt hours (TWh) electricity, compared to the 29.1TWh from fossil fuels.
A follow up to the September's Harvest Moon, the Hunter's Moon will be visible in the sky for the next three days.
The discoveries have shaped our understanding of the universe and have made technologies such as mobile phones, laptops and electric vehicles a reality
It was earlier thought that polystyrene took thousands of years to degrade, however, now the study has found that sunlight can do the job in just decades or centuries.
The tuna fishing rate rose by 1,000 percent in the past 60 years and this is unsustainable, says a study published in Fisheries Research.
Of the 20 industries listed, four are US-based: Chevron Corporation, ExxonMobil, Peabody Energy and ConocoPhilips.
The study team says wildfires are part of the ecosystem and these should be managed so that the effects on human health and well-being are minimized.
The fund, which was created in 1995, has granted approximately $86 million to nonprofits till date.
These meteors called fireballs because of their brightness will make an entrance this week. Meteors appear on all parts of the sky and the best way to view them is by lying flat on a surface or just sitting on a chair.
Experts from the Global Commission on Adaptation say it is not too late, and adaptation can produce significant economic returns
Stating that the average recovery time for major species groups is 10 to 15 years, the researchers warn that habitat recovery is unlikely if the number of severe climate events increases
The planet probably formed from an unstable disc around the young star, which broke up into clumps; This contrasts with how the majority of massive planets are believed to form, where a planet grows slowly as gas falls onto a solid core
Since just a few studies were of sufficient quality to be included in the analysis, researchers say that the real power of AI in medicine and diagnostics is yet to be determined
US and Canada have lost more than 1 in 4 birds in the past 50 years, and population loss is not restricted to rare and threatened species, but includes many widespread and common ones
Dust from the 150 km asteroid that was crushed between Jupiter and Mars filled the entire inner solar system leading to a unique ice age and, subsequently, to higher levels of biodiversity
The neutron star, called J0740+6620, was detected approximately 4,600 light-years from Earth and is only around 15 miles across
Studies confirm the notion that racial stereotyping leads people to accept school shootings by black perpetrators without seeking external explanations. When the shooter is white, people often blame video games as the person’s race does not fit their stereotype of a violent perpetrator.
These tiny creatures, probably the toughest animals on Earth, were onboard a private mission to the moon, which crash-landed in April
The image reveals an unprecedented clarity only seen previously in snapshots taken by NASA spacecraft visiting the distant planet, says NASA.
Called C/2019 Q4 (Borisov), the comet was first detected on August 30 by Gennady Borisov, an amateur astronomer at the MARGO observatory in Nauchnij, Crimea
The exoplanet K2-18b is about eight times more massive than the Earth and is located in the habitable zone of the star it orbits
These features, which were captured by the MeerKAT telescope, were formed from a violent eruption near the supermassive black hole several million years ago, say scientists
Researchers studied two foot artists, born without arms, to examine if a lifetime of highly-changed experiences can cause new body maps in the brain
It's rare for the whole of the US to experience a full moon on Friday the 13th. The last time this happened was on October 13, 2000, and the next will be in August 2049
The finding supports the hypothesis that the impact started wildfires, triggered tsunamis and blasted a lot of sulfur into the atmosphere that blocked the sun, causing global cooling and leading to the extinction of the dinosaurs
According to the 2018 International Coastal Cleanup, cigarette butts that contain plastic filters topped the list
The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority's condition report is the latest bad news for the 345,400 square kilometer colorful coral network off the northeast Australian coast
An international study challenges prevailing opinions and potential dates for the start of the Anthropocene, the period during which human activity became a dominant influence on climate change and the global environment.
Same-sex sexual behavior is similar to other personilty traits such as one’s height and is shaped by a combination of multiple factors such as genes, environment, and culture
A recent study, which analyzed river flow data from thousands of locations across Europe over 50 years, provides the most definitive evidence yet of the link between climate change and flooding
Current methods to detect the virus in small quantities require lab settings, which are time-consuming and very expensive. The new finding is expected to tackle these difficulties.
Apart from the humongous energy requirement, the NOAA says brute force might not even alter the storm and the released radioactive substances would fairly quickly move with the tradewinds to affect land areas and cause devastating environmental problems.
The researchers from the US Geological Survey and the US Environmental Protection Agency found 11 types of polluting and toxic substances in more than 90% of the samples
Red flag laws create mechanisms for family members and law enforcement officers to move quickly and get guns out of the hands of people who are at imminent risks to the safety of themselves or others
A new study debunks the widely assumed argument that men lack empathy for female victims as researchers find that empathy for the male sexual harasser is a more consistent explanation
World Animal Protection documented cruel and demeaning performances and activities in over 1,200 zoos and aquariums and found that 75% of venues offered at least one type of animal visitor interaction, including some "horrific" cases
Analysis shows microplastics are transported by the atmosphere and then washed out of the air, especially by snow even in such remote regions like the Arctic and the Alps. Researchers call for urgent studies on its effects on human and animal health.
The production of animals has the highest footprint in terms of agricultural land use and a reduction in meat and dairy consumption can help protect natural land in regions of the world that harbour high numbers of species.
When researchers compared the US and New Zealand’s responses to gun violence, they found that the two countries are ‘worlds apart’ when it comes to reacting to and preventing firearm violence
The body size and the number of sharks and other marine predators fall by 5% and 20% respectively at distances less than 1,250 km from human activity
The researchers, who identified these extreme ocean temperature "surprises" all over the world, say it will reduce diversity and productivity of marine ecosystems.
Scientists, for the first time, have quantified the decline of freshwater megafauna and found that their global populations have declined hugely from 1970 to 2012
A UN panel report prepared by 107 experts from 52 countries says that better land management can contribute to tackling climate change
Researchers show for the first time what really happens to corals during intense heatwaves and they reveal that it's not just coral animals that are affected
Multiple studies have said that there is no evidence to support the theory that video games trigger violent behavior
According to a study, 4 people are killed every week defending the environment, a number that has doubled in 15 years
A research team estimated the risk of being killed by police use of force in the US by age, race, and sex, and found that across all groups, fatality risk peaked between the ages of 20 and 35 years