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Ambitious 1.5C Paris climate target is still possible, new analysis shows

Goal to limit warming to 1.5C to avoid the worst impacts of climate change was seen as unreachable, but updated research suggests it could be met if strong action is taken<p>The highly ambitious aim of limiting global warming to less than 1.5C remains in reach, a new scientific analysis shows.<p>The 1.5C …

Climate

Hurricanes and Climate Change: What We Know

<i>By Climate Central</i><p>Climate change intersects with hurricanes by increasing storm rainfall, intensity, and surge. <br>A warming atmosphere causes more …

Climate Change

Scientists discover five new species of the beautiful Peacock spider

Even those who despise arachnids can’t help but admire the gorgeous peacock spider. And now there are even more of them to admire. Researchers from …

Insects

Octopuses: playful, choosy and smarter than you think

Octopuses: playful, choosy and smarter than you think Alexander McNamara Tue, 09/12/2017 - 00:00Article Section FeatureMain Image …

Animals

Behind the scenes

EMBL has been training scientists throughout its history. The first recorded practical course was hosted at EMBL before the laboratory buildings in …

Scientific Research

Photographer documents change in the Arctic

Over the last 25 years, Italian photographer Luca Bracali has visited 138 countries to document places that few of us will ever see in person. He has …

The Arctic

Dogs’ Social Skills Linked to Oxytocin Sensitivity

A new study reports genetic variations in sensitivity to oxytocin allows dogs to be more sociable and seek out contact with their owners.

Neuroscience

Inside India’s race to cool 1.3 billion people in a warming world

How do you cool 7.5 billion people on a warming planet?<p>When Rutam Vora was growing up in Vadodara, a city of about 2 million people near the western coast of India, his parents kept cool each summer by drenching bedsheets in water and hanging them in the windows of their house. When the scorching …

Climate Change

Anniversary paper on Leewenhoeck (1677) | Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences

• Leewenhoeck A<p>. 1677 Observation, communicated to the publisher by Mr. Antony van Leewenhoeck, in a Dutch letter of the 9 Octob. 1676 here English'd: …

Biology

Nature.com

Genetics<p>How sea creatures change their colour<p>Protean creatures owe their skills to a bacterial gene.<p>Cephalopods such as octopuses, cuttlefish and …

Biology

Giraffes could have evolved long necks to keep cool

Another explanation offered for one of animal kingdom’s most distinctive features.<p>How did the giraffe get its long neck? The obvious answer — and …

Evolution

Ancient Sugar Molecule Could Timestamp Human Evolution

In animal fossils dating back millions of years, researchers detect traces of a glycan once synthesized by ancestral human lineages.

Evolution

Earth - Plants can see, hear and smell – and respond

Plants, according to Jack C Schultz, "are just very slow animals".<p>This is not a misunderstanding of basic biology. Schultz is a professor in the Division of Plant Sciences at the University of Missouri in Columbia, and has spent four decades investigating the interactions between plants and …

Biology

Electric Cars Have Obvious & Not-So-Obvious Impacts

<b>Published on</b> September 17th, 2017 | <i>by Michael Barnard</i><p>0<p>September 17th, 2017 by <b>Michael Barnard</b><p>Electric cars and other vehicles continue to gain …

Electric Vehicles

In the ocean, invisibility trumps ultra-vision | Cosmos

<b>In an oceanic battleground, which underwater superpower would win</b> – extreme camouflage or polarisation-enhanced ultra-vision?<p>That effectively is the …

Great Barrier Reef

New Research Takes Us Another Step Closer to a Hydrogen-Fuelled Future

We need this.<p>Hydrogen has huge potential as a clean energy source, but so far we haven't been able to make fuel cells cheaply or efficiently enough. …

Hydrogen

The Science Museum And Natural History Museum Had a Massive Twitter Argument, And We Love It.

Dinosaurs vs Robots.<p>Sometimes you've just got to ask the big questions in life. Just as Twitter user @bednarz did on Wednesday, asking who would win …

Museums

Ig Nobels Awarded For Research Into Big Ears, Feline Fluidity

Can a cat be both a liquid and a solid? Does contact with a crocodile influence a person's willingness to gamble? And do old men really have big ears?<p>Those are just a few of the questions studied by scientists who received Ig Nobel Prizes at Harvard University on Thursday, at the …

Science

As Oceans Alkalized, Life Developed Bones and Shells

A critical feature of many multicellular lifeforms on Earth are hard, biological structures, such as animal bones and snail shells that are made from …

Biology

Understanding Homologous Structures in Evolution

If you've ever wondered by a human hand and a monkey's paw look similar, then you already know something about homologous structures. People who …

Evolution

Trump reportedly flip-flops on Paris climate deal decision

In a surprising about-face, the Trump administration has decided against pulling out of the Paris climate accord, according to a report in the Wall …

Climate

Tesla is holding a ‘celebration’ event at its new giant Powerpack project on Sept 29

Part of the reason for Tesla winning the contract to build the most powerful energy storage project in the world, a 100 MW/129 MWh Powerpack system in South Australia, was Tesla’s promise that they could deliver it in 100 days or it would be free.<p>It looks like Tesla is on schedule since they just …

South Australia

Trump Called Single Payer a 'Curse.' Sanders Delivered the Perfect Response

Just a day after Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) introduced the Medicare for All Act of 2017, President Donald Trump—who strongly supported the …

Bernie Sanders

Vitamin B-3 deficiency: Symptoms, causes, and treatment

Vitamin B-3 deficiency can disrupt dozens of processes in the body and can lead to a disease called pellagra.<p>Vitamin B-3, also known as niacin, plays …

Vitamins

These electric cars will challenge Tesla in the next 5 years

Tesla has consistently been ahead of the curve on electric cars, but major automakers are finally starting to pose competition.<p>Audi, Volkswagen, and Mercedes are just a few companies that are planning to unveil an electric car by 2020. We got a glimpse of what they have in store at this year's …

Electric Vehicles

Rohingya crisis: Bangladesh to restrict movement of migrants

<b>Bangladesh is limiting the movement of more than 400,000 Rohingya migrants who have fled from neighbouring Myanmar.</b><p>They must stay in fixed places allocated to them by the government and not travel elsewhere, police say.<p>Bangladesh also announced plans to build shelters for up to 400,000 people near …

Asia

Court Orders New Climate Impact Analysis on 4 Gigantic Coal Leases

A federal appeals court in Denver told the Bureau of Land Management on Friday that its analysis of the climate impacts of four gigantic coal leases …

Climate

Where do heart cells come from? - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

La Jolla, Calif., August 22, 2017 – Researchers from Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute (SBP), the Cardiovascular Institute at …