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How Does the Movement of Plate Tectonics Affect Climate Change?

slide 1 of 4<p>Introduction<p>Going back to geography classes, we learned the surface of the Earth is composed of different large plates, which keep moving …

Climate Change

Global Climate Change, a topic that includes Global Warming, refers to the relatively abrupt shift in weather patterns during the last hundred …

Fossil fuel - The Encyclopedia of Earth

Introduction<p>Fossil fuel is any naturally occurring carbon (Fossil fuel) compound found in theEarth's crust that has been produced by anaerobic …

COP21: Rhone Glacier drone footage shows ice retreat

Diplomats and climate experts are to meet in Paris for the UN Conference on Climate Change, aiming to secure a new global deal that would limit emissions of carbon dioxide.<p>For many of us the impact of climate change can often seem distant and difficult to visualise - but that is far from the case …

What is climate change?

<b>BBC News looks at what we know and don't know about the Earth's changing climate.</b><p>The planet's climate has constantly been changing over geological time. The global average temperature today is about 15C, though geological evidence suggests it has been much higher and lower in the past.<p>However, the …

Genetic history of Europeans revealed

<b>A study of ancient DNA has shed new light on European genetic history.</b><p>It confirms that farming spread across Europe due to the influx of ancient people from what is now eastern Turkey.<p>Many modern Europeans owe their taller stature to these early farmers - and a later influx of Bronze Age "horsemen" …

Lakes expanding 'dangerously' in Everest glacier

<b>Lakes that have been forming near Mount Everest could threaten settlements downstream if they overflow.</b><p>Ponds on the surface of the Khumbu glacier in the Himalayas have expanded and joined together to form larger bodies of water.<p>Climbers need to cross the glacier, including the treacherous Khumbu …

How might El Niño affect wildfires in California?

<i>This is a guest post from Simon Wang, Utah Climate Center/Dept. Plants, Soils & Climate, Utah State University</i><p>Scientists and natural resource …

Studying 2015 El Niño event as never before

Every two to seven years, an unusually warm pool of water — sometimes 4 to 5 degrees Fahrenheit (2 to 3 degrees Celsius) higher than normal — …

These Four U.S. Immigrants Have Won One of Biology's Top Prizes

There is no Nobel Prize for biology, but the discipline’s top award, the International Prize of Biology, has been awarded every year since 1985 by …

Sometimes you just want a caffeine hit to wake you up, but if you appreciate the finer points of a cup of coffee, it’s worth going right down to the chemistry of the water, milk, sugar – and salt<p>As a chemistry teacher, I’m inevitably fascinated by chemistry in general, but especially by the …

Coffee

Why a 99.9% earthquake prediction is 100% controversial

The magnitude 5.1 La Habra earthquake last year was the biggest temblor to strike the metro L.A. area since 2008. Now, a scientific fight has broken out over how soon another similar earthquake could strike.<p>The controversy began after a report, co-written by a scientist at<p>NASA'sJet Propulsion …

Campus Map - L-Università ta' Malta

Download the campus map <i></i><p>Go to numerical order listing of the campus map<p><b>Faculties & Departments</b><p>18 <b>Faculty of Arts</b><p>18 Anthropological Sciences<p>12 Art & Art …

Deleting genes could boost lifespan by 60 per cent, say scientists

The secret of extending life by decades may lie in switching off certain genes, scientists believe, after showing that small genetic tweaks can make organisms live 60 per cent longer.<p>Ten years of research by the Buck Institute for Research on Ageing and the University of Washington has identified …

Immune System

Never Burn or Crust Your Stainless Steel Pans Again

Consider the days of food sticking to—and burning on—your stainless steel pots and pans over.<p><i>Yes, everybody makes basic cooking mistakes. Like, say, something as simple as overcooking mushrooms or toasting grains and spices. Below, reader Erika Crout confesses to burning her stainless steel pots</i> …

Stainless Steel

Veggie Stir-Fry with Smashed Potatoes

Craving some comfort food? We’ve got you covered. This dish is deliciously comforting, guilt-free, and perfect for vegetarians and meat eaters! Enjoy …