Calving to leave Thwaites Glacier increasingly vulnerable to collapse

Calving to leave Thwaites Glacier increasingly vulnerable to collapse

Dec. 5 (UPI) -- The melting of the Thwaites Glacier is responsible for roughly 10 percent of current global sea level rise. The...
Early climate change models were pretty accurate, study finds

Early climate change models were pretty accurate, study finds

Dec. 5 (UPI) -- Early climate models get a bad wrap for being imprecise, but new research suggests they were surprisingly accurate. Researchers at...
Atmospheric rivers cost American West $1 billion a year in flood damage

Atmospheric rivers cost American West $1 billion a year in flood damage

Dec. 5 (UPI) -- Atmospheric rivers, long bands of water vapor carried west to east across the Pacific Ocean by fast high-altitude winds,...
Data from Parker Solar Probe helps unravel sun's mysteries

Data from Parker Solar Probe helps unravel sun’s mysteries

Dec. 4 (UPI) -- Over the last year, NASA's Parker Solar Probe flew closer to the sun than any previous spacecraft. Now, scientists...
Early data from Parker Solar Probe helps scientists start unraveling sun's mysteries

Early data from Parker Solar Probe helps scientists start unraveling sun’s mysteries

Dec. 4 (UPI) -- Over the last year, NASA's Parker Solar Probe flew closer to the sun than any previous spacecraft. Now, scientists...
As the planet warms, birds are shrinking

As the planet warms, birds are shrinking

Dec. 4 (UPI) -- Migratory songbirds in Illinois are no exception to Bergmann's rule, which posits specimens representing that same species tend to...
Glacial meltwater helped early animals survive Snowball Earth

Glacial meltwater helped early animals survive Snowball Earth

Dec. 4 (UPI) -- New scientific findings suggest glacial meltwater helped eukaryotes survive Earth's most extreme ice age, so-called Snowball Earth. Scientists hypothesize that...
Yeast study reveals the benefits of gene amplification

Yeast study reveals the benefits of gene amplification

Dec. 3 (UPI) -- Thanks to a new study of satellite DNA and its formation in yeast cells, scientists are gaining insight into...
Picky penguins are more vulnerable to impacts of climate change

Picky penguins are more vulnerable to impacts of climate change

Dec. 3 (UPI) -- Penguins that only eat krill are more vulnerable to impacts of climate change, according to a new study. Krill, small...
Novel software helps scientists see what animals see

Novel software helps scientists see what animals see

Dec. 3 (UPI) -- Researchers in Australia and Britain have developed a new software framework that allows humans to see the world as...

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