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Study: 82 percent of 'core ecological processes' affected by global warming

GAINESVILLE, Fla., Nov. 14 (UPI) -- Most climate change models are built to predict the consequences of tomorrow.<p>A new study, published this week in …

Climate Change

Conscious Capitalism: Do Corporations Decide the Earth's Future?

Corporations are often rightfully blamed for our environmental peril. But, could they also be the Earth's lifeline?<p>Denial of a human-centric world and its impact on the planet since the industrial revolution is no longer an acceptable worldview.<p>In March, we reached the point of no return, the point …

Scientists Just Discovered Three Adorably Tiny New Salamanders

A team of biologists has just named three new salamanders in the genus <i>Thorius</i>; the tiniest tailed tetrapods known to science. Smaller than a …

Astronomers Can For The First Time Actually See Exoplanets With New 'Exoplanet Hunter'

And get closer to finding ET.<p>For the first time ever astronomers have a tool that allows them to directly observe exoplanets and even look for extra …

Mars Is Still a Priority Under Trump

The president-elect seems to favor a strong human spaceflight program—but monitoring our own planet from space is likely not on his agenda.<p>Recently, it seemed as though support for space exploration, both human and robotic, was reaching a crescendo.<p>Last year’s Pluto flyby, a new mission to Jupiter, …

Black Hole Jets Stifle Star Formation By Increasing Gas Turbulence In Galaxies, Study Reveals

Black holes — objects that are so dense that not even light can escape their gravitational pull — play a key role in suppressing star formation, …

'Project Blue' Space Telescope Launches Crowdfunding Campaign

Project Blue, an ambitious initiative to directly image planets around the double suns of Alpha Centauri, has started crowdfunding for its space …

NASA's GRACE-FO to Study Climate Change By Measuring Gravity

Though some higher-ups in the American government don’t believe in climate change, NASA is dedicated to studying how our planet is reacting to this …

For the First Time in History, We Are Seeing Alien Worlds

Analyzing light<p>A team of scientists and engineers at Princeton University just gave exoplanet research a long-needed boost. Using a new Earth-bound …

Pluto flyby completes survey of planets

This image provided by NASA shows Pluto, seen from the New Horizons spacecraft. The United States is now the only nation to visit every single planet …

This Spellbinding Star Map Will Make Your Inner Space Geek Drool

The men and women who came up with the 88 officially-recognized constellations definitely had richer imaginations than I do. I don’t see animals, …

Astronomy

Why you can thank geology for your morning songbird chorus

New research shows how geology drove the diversification and spread of songbirds, the world’s most abundant bird group<p>Today, songbirds are the most successful group of birds on the planet. With more than 5000 species worldwide, they form half of the world’s known bird species, and have colonised …

Birds

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The discovery of a rare black dormouse is a reminder that this species needs our help

Exactly a month ago, a volunteer carrying out routine checks on dormice nest boxes around the Blackdown Hills, on the Somerset-Devon border, made a startling discovery.<p>In 26 years of hazel dormice monitoring in the UK, the only animals that have been spotted have had rich golden-brown fur. This one …

Wildlife

Meet Snooty: The world's oldest manatee living in captivity

Sixty-eight may not seem that old, but for Snooty the manatee, it's a world record.<p>Snooty is now the world's oldest manatee living in captivity, the Guinness World Records recently announced. The sea cow was brought to South Florida Museum as an 11-month-old calf in 1949. Now 68 years old, Snooty …

Marine Mammals