Hot flow anomalies – surprising explosions on Venus caused by space weather

Hot flow anomalies – surprising explosions on Venus caused by space weather

A recent study, appearing online in the Journal of Geophysical Research on February 29, 2012, has found clear evidence on Venus for a type of space weather outburst quite common at Earth, called a hot flow anomaly. These anomalies, also known as HFAs, cause a temporary

Study proves 95% of people really are sheeple

Study proves 95% of people really are sheeple

Scientists at the University of Leeds have conducted research that proves the tendency many have to act like sheep, unwittingly following crowd as if they didn’t possess a reasoning mind. While this tendency may have its uses in some situations, such as planning

New study shows humans were hunting fish 42,000 years ago

New study shows humans were hunting fish 42,000 years ago

Fish hooks and fishbones dating back 42,000 years found in a cave in East Timor suggest that humans were capable of skilled, deep-sea fishing 30,000 years earlier than previously thought, researchers in Australia and Japan said in Friday’s issue of the journal

Scientists predict major shifts in Earth’s ecosystems

Scientists predict major shifts in Earth’s ecosystems

Researchers from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, Calif., investigated how Earth’s plant life is likely to react over the next three centuries as Earth’s climate changes in response to rising levels of

Megaquake and landslide warning for Kashmir in high Himalayas

Megaquake and landslide warning for Kashmir in high Himalayas

Roger Bilham, professor of geological sciences on the University of Colorado at Boulder warns that possible magnitude 9 megaquake, combined with hotspot of potential conflict, could unleash nightmare scenario in the troubled Kashmir region of the Indian

Extreme weather events fatal for walnut trees

Extreme weather events fatal for walnut trees

Drier summers and extreme weather events considered possible as the climate changes would be especially troublesome – possibly fatal – for walnut trees, according to research at Purdue University. Researchers now suspect and predict that climate change is going to

Severe depletion of Texas groundwater

Severe depletion of Texas groundwater

The record-breaking drought in Texas that has fueled wildfires, decimated crops, and forced the sale of cattle herds has also reduced levels of groundwater to the lowest levels observed in more than 63 years. Groundwater is moisture trapped in pores in the soil and in

Permafrost loss worse climate peril than thought

Permafrost loss worse climate peril than thought

A group of scientists discovered threat to climate change posed by thawing permafrost, which could release stocks of stored carbon, is greater than estimated. The study, published in the British journal Nature, coincides with a 12-day UN conference on climate change,