Hundreds of Years of Tree Rings Reveal a Grim Anomaly That Began in The 20th Century

Look carefully, and tree rings can reveal quite a lot – including changes in the soil moisture that the trees are growing in. Now, scientists have collected 600 years of this data to better understand recent climate change, including a weather anomaly that was first noticeable in the middle of the 20th century. The new records make up the latest edition of the South American Drought Atlas (

For The First Time, Scientists Find a Way to Make Targeted Edits to Mitochondrial DNA

Most cells in your body come with two genetic libraries; one in the nucleus, and the other inside structures called mitochondria - also known as the 'powerhouses of the cell'. Until now, we've only had a way to make changes to one. A combined effort by several research teams in the US has led to a process that could one day allow us to modify the instructions making up the cell's 'other' g

Scientists Detect Earth’s Atmosphere ‘Ringing’ Like a Bell

Just as the Moon tugs at our planet's seas, contributing to oceanic tidal waves, it also pulls at our atmosphere along with the Sun, creating waves in the sky. A new study now demonstrates how some types of 'sky waves' resonate around Earth, much like how sound waves resonate inside a bell. In the water, waves are produced by passing energy. Energy moving through our skies - from things li

Scientists Grew A Plant From A 32,000-Year-Old Seed And It’s All Thanks To Squirrels

Oh, how much we still don’t know about this planet we call home (no rhyme intended.) So many mysteries left to uncover, so many puzzles left to crack! In 2012, one such peculiar puzzle fell straight into the hands of six Russian scientists and left them quite intrigued, to say the least. In 2012, S. Yashina, S. Gubin, S. Maksimovich, A. Yashina, E. Gakhova, and D. Gilichinsky found some 32,00

Face Masks And Latex Gloves Have Become A New Environmental Problem

The Covid-19 pandemic may have given the planet a temporary, though not long-lasting, breather when it comes to air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions, but it’s also given Earth a new environmental scourge: latex gloves on beaches and sewers filled with face masks. A number of organizations have raised concerns that oceans, rivers, and sewers are becoming increasingly swamped with disp

NASA – Saw Something Come Out Of A Black Hole For The First Time Ever…

You don’t have to know a whole lot about science to know that black holes normally suck things in, not spew things out. But NASA detected something mighty bizarre at the supermassive black hole Markarian 335. Two of NASA’s space telescopes, including the Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR), amazingly observed a black hole’s corona “launched” away from the supermassive black ho

Scientists Find Breathable Oxygen In Another Galaxy For First Time In History

The space is full of mysteries. Now and then, we get a piece of news about outer space that blows our minds away. Astronomers have been working tirelessly to uncover the galaxy’s secrets and have seen a fair amount of success. However, they are also aware of the fact that they can discover plenty of other things too. One of their most recent discoveries has been the presence of molecula

Scientists Announce That Probably The Largest Ozone Layer Hole Has Closed Itself

The past couple of months have been hard for all of us, especially with bad news bombarding our feed every day, seemingly non-stop. That’s why good news is exactly what we need right now and scientists have just reported something very exciting. Turns out, a large hole in the Arctic ozone layer that was first observed back in March is now closed. As seen in the pictures provided by NASA Ozone

Becoming a Parent Makes You 25% Less Environmentally Friendly, New Research Finds

It's not unusual for parents to worry about the next generation and the future planet they'll inherit, but new research suggests having children doesn't necessarily make you any 'greener' as a person - quite the opposite, in fact. A new study in Sweden has found that even those who really care about the environment often end up having their deck of priorities re-shuffled by the realities of par

Solar Winds Hitting Earth Are Hotter Than They Should Be, And We May Finally Know Why

Our planet is constantly bathed in the winds coming off the blistering sphere at the centre of our Solar System. But even though the Sun itself is so ridiculously hot, once the solar winds reach Earth, they are hotter than they should be - and we might finally know why. We know that particles making up the plasma of the Sun's heliosphere cool as they spread out. The problem is that they seem to

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