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January 21, 2016

 

partial shot of head floating in water

Why Do Corpses Float?

Bacteria release gasses that build up inside the body, causing it to float.

January 20, 2016

 

solar panels

Getting the Carbon Out

Scientists have a developed a solar-energy-based technology to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. But is it a feasible solution to global warming?

December 14, 2015

 

toilet paper

To Flush or Not to Flush?

Sewage treatment plants and landfills both release a lot of greenhouse gases in the process of decomposing waste.

September 3, 2015

 

hot air balloon

Full of Hot Air?   

It's a gas! Air consists of nitrogen and oxygen and lots of empty space.

June 24, 2015

 

sun reflected on water

From Sunlight to Liquid Fuel 

Scientists are engineering a method for turning solar energy into fuel.

April 2, 2015

 

ventillator

One-Way Breathing: Not Just For Birds Anymore

Birds and many reptiles evolved a specialized way of breathing—one-way air flow.

February 27, 2015

 

sunset in the Arctic

Arctic Sunlight Can Speed Up the Greenhouse Effect

Global warming has created a feedback loop, wherein Arctic sunlight converts thawing ice into more CO2.

January 21, 2015

 

light at the end of a (train) tunnel

Recovering from the Great Extinction

Following the Permian mass extinction, the surviving species rapidly diversified.

September 11, 2014

 

Phytoplankton and zooplankton from a drop of sea water viewed under a microscope

Climate Change and Ocean Life

Climate change isn't just about rising tides overtaking land; climate change may destroy vast oceanic ecosystems.

August 8, 2014

 

crops in a severe drought

More CO2, Less Protein

Climate change may not only devastate food crops, but also diminish plants' nutritional value.

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