The Tarso Toussidé volcanic massif is featured in this false-color composite image captured by the Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission. Credit: Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data (2019), processed by ESA, CC BY-SA 3.0 IGO Tarso Toussidé, capped by the Toussidé (potentially active) stratovolcano, is located in the western end of the Tibesti […]

As more animals are spotted in urban areas, researchers recognize how cities can play a significant role in fostering biodiversity. PHOTOGRAPH: DAVID L. RYAN/BOSTON GLOBE/GETTY IMAGES THIS STORY ORIGINALLY appeared on Yale Environment 360 and is part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Last year, as billions of people around the globe were in coronavirus lockdown, […]

Planet Earth is currently experiencing an unprecedented warming trend. Average global temperatures are rising at an accelerated rate in response to greenhouse gas emissions produced by human activity. These rising temperatures, in turn, result in the release of additional greenhouse gases (like methane), leading to positive feedback loops that threaten […]

Anyone who’s heard the “duh-duh-duh-DUH” of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5 will recognize the mockingbird’s pitch morphing technique. PHOTOGRAPH: KEVIN ELSBY/ALAMY The birds aren’t producing sounds at random. Some of their strategies are surprisingly similar to ones used by humans. WHAT DO THE remarkably complex songs of the mockingbird have in common […]

ILLUSTRATION: NICOLAS SARTER/IPGP InSight and Perseverance have sent back unprecedented data on everything from marsquakes to the Red Planet’s inner layers. WHILE HUMANS HAVE been struggling to control the Covid-19 pandemic, baking in record heat, and trying to figure out how not to run out of water, our spacecraft on Mars have been enjoying a […]

Using the right chemistry, it is possible to combine two different atomic arrangement (yellow and blue slabs) that provide mechanisms to slow down the motion of heat through a solid. This strategy gives the lowest thermal conductivity reported in an inorganic material. Credit: University of Liverpool A collaborative research team, […]

Shutterstock Solar power is already the cheapest form of electricity generation, and its cost will continue to fall as more improvements emerge in the technology and its global production. Now, new research is exploring what could be another major turning point in solar cell manufacturing. In Australia, more than two million rooftops have solar […]