Underground fiber-optic cables help scientists record thunderquakes

Underground fiber-optic cables help scientists record thunderquakes

Dec. 11 (UPI) -- Loud thunderclaps can cause the ground to shake. The quakes are too subtle for humans to feel, but new...
Household dust hosts toxic chemicals from LCD screens

Household dust hosts toxic chemicals from LCD screens

Dec. 11 (UPI) -- Liquid crystal monomers are used to make a variety of electronics, including smartphones, televisions, computer displays and solar panels....
Greenland is melting seven times faster than it was 20 years ago

Greenland is melting seven times faster than it was 20 years ago

Dec. 10 (UPI) -- Greenland is losing seven times as much as ice as it was during the 1990s, according to a new...
Healthy mangroves can protect against climate change

Healthy mangroves can protect against climate change

Dec. 10 (UPI) -- Natural ecosystems like mangroves can play an important role in the fight against climate change. New research suggests the...
Lice were infesting dinosaur feathers 100 million years ago

Lice were infesting dinosaur feathers 100 million years ago

Dec. 10 (UPI) -- Paleontologists have discovered insects resembling modern lice on dinosaur feathers trapped inside 100-million-year-old amber fossils, the earliest evidence of...
Narcissism changes during a person's life span

Narcissism changes during a person’s life span

Dec. 10 (UPI) -- New research suggests narcissism isn't static -- it changes over time. Previous studies on narcissism have mostly focused on small...
Megadroughts forced Peruvian farmers into cloud forests 1,200 years ago

Megadroughts forced Peruvian farmers into cloud forests 1,200 years ago

Dec. 10 (UPI) -- Cloud forests are thick, high-elevation patches of mossy forest watered by the near-constant presence of fog and low-hanging clouds....
Giant waves in the jet stream threaten global food production

Giant waves in the jet stream threaten global food production

Dec. 9 (UPI) -- Unique atmospheric wave patterns in the jet stream increase the odds of multiple global heatwaves happening at once, threatening...
Scientists figure out how accumulating dust particles become planets

Scientists figure out how accumulating dust particles become planets

Dec. 9 (UPI) -- Scientists have developed a working theory for how small clumps of dust become big balls of debris and begin...
ESA to fund world's first space debris removal mission

ESA to fund world’s first space debris removal mission

Dec. 9 (UPI) -- The European Space Agency has agreed to fund a mission to remove a piece of space debris -- the...

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