WASHINGTON — Greenland’s massive ice sheet this week started melting freakishly early because of a weather system that brought unseasonably warm temperatures and rain, scientists say.
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WALPOLE, Maine — Say “infrastructure” and most people think roads and bridges, not tubes and valves. But to Bill Mook, the black box in the basement of his oyster hatchery is every bit as fundamental as the basic facilities and structures that serve as a community’s framework.
NEW YORK — A paralyzed 24-year-old man has regained some use of his right hand, controlling it with signals relayed from electronic sensors in his brain.
Ian Burkhart of Dublin, Ohio, can grasp a bottle, pour its contents into a jar, pick up a stick and stir the liquid. He can grab a credit card and swipe it through a reader. He can move individual fingers and hold a toothbrush.
VANCOUVER—Scientists have outwitted the crafty rat with a stimulating new formula that puts sex on the brain.
A team at Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, B.C. has developed a rat trap that combines synthetic sex pheromones, food scents, and baby rat sounds to lure rodents to their deaths.
JERUSALEM — Israeli mathematicians and archaeologists say they have found evidence to suggest that key biblical texts may have been composed earlier than what some scholars think.
WASHINGTON—Global warming is shifting the way the Earth wobbles on its polar axis, a new NASA study finds.
Melting ice sheets, especially in Greenland, are changing the distribution of weight on Earth.
And that has caused both the North Pole and the wobble, which is called polar motion, to change course, according to a study published Friday in the journal, “Science Advances.”
ALTAMONT, N.Y.—As white-nose syndrome kills millions of bats across North America, there’s a glimmer of hope at hibernation spots where it first struck a decade ago.
Some bats in some caves are hanging on.
ALTAMONT, N.Y. — As white-nose syndrome kills millions of bats across North America, there’s a glimmer of hope at hibernation spots where it first struck a decade ago: Some bats in some caves are hanging on.
WASHINGTON — Man-made global warming is making America sicker, and it’s only going to get worse, according to a new federal government report.
The world’s southernmost population of polar bears already has lost significant amounts of body weight after decades of shrinking sea ice with breeding females suffering the most, says new research from the Ontario government.