The newly discovered Kupoupou stilwelli would have once swam in the waters around Chatham Island near New Zealand. Illustration by Jacob Blokland, Author provided A new species of extinct penguin has been discovered. It’s helping us bridge the gap between modern penguins and their counterparts from the Paleocene epoch – the 10-million-year period following […]

Greenland is losing ice seven times faster than in the 1990s and is tracking the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s high-end climate warming scenario, which would see 40 million more people exposed to coastal flooding by 2100. A team of 96 polar scientists from 50 international organizations has produced the […]

A red giant (AGB star) produces heavy elements such as molybdenum and palladium, which form dust (red squares), while elements like cadmium and some palladium escape as gas. Supernova explosions also produce heavier elements and eject them into space as dust (blue triangles) and gas. In the interstellar medium, the […]