A battle for the jet stream is raging above our heads

The northern hemisphere jet stream crossing Cape Breton Island in the Maritime Provinces of Eastern Canada. NASA/Wikimedia Commons Tim Woollings, University of Oxford When prolonged periods of severe weather strike, two things often get the blame these days: climate change and the jet stream. Many have expressed concerns that the rapidly melting Arctic is now…

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Scientists find a place on Earth where there is no life

FECYT – Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology Living beings, especially microorganisms, have a surprising ability to adapt to the most extreme environments on our planet, but there are still places where they cannot live. European researchers have confirmed the absence of microbial life in hot, saline, hyperacid ponds in the Dallol geothermal field in…

Samoa climate change resilience challenges Western perceptions

Research from an alternate reality~ctm University of Otago Dr Anita Latai-Niusulu interviewing a Samoan farmer. Credit: Dr Anita Latai-Niusulu The resilience of Samoan communities in the face of climate change is providing a blueprint for other nations to follow, according to Samoa and Otago researchers. It is one of the first studies to examine Samoa’s…

Stars Are Being Born in the Depths of a Black Hole

From NASA Stars Are Being Born in the Depths of a Black Hole Located about 5.8 billion light years from Earth in the Phoenix Constellation, astronomers have confirmed the first example of a galaxy cluster where large numbers of stars are being born at its core. Galaxy clusters are the largest structures in the cosmos…