Natural Sciences

The controversial origin of a symbol of the American west

Paleontolgy
SANTA CRUZ, CA – March 13, 2017 – New research by Professor Beth Shapiro of the UC Santa Cruz Genomics ...

Volcano breath: Measuring sulfur dioxide from space

Geology
Volcanoes erupt, they spew ash, their scarred flanks sometimes run with both lava and landslides. But only occasionally. A less ...

Investment key in adapting to climate change in West Africa

EcologyNatural Sciences
Climate projections for West Africa show that crop yields and grass for livestock grazing are likely to decline in the ...

Iota Orionis: Pulsating beacon of a constellation

Astronomy
MONTREAL, March 8, 2017 – Astronomers from the BRITE (BRight Target Explorer) Constellation project and Ritter Observatory have discovered a ...

Portuguese moth’s mystery solved after 22 years

BiologyNatural Sciences
An unknown moth, collected from Portugal 22 years ago, has finally been named and placed in the tree of life ...

P/2016 J1: an asteroid that split in two and whose ...

Astronomy
Asteroids on the main belt, situated between Mars and Jupiter, move around the Sun in quasi circular orbits, so they ...

Study reveals the atmospheric footprint of global warming hiatus

Ecology
The increasing rate of the global mean surface temperature was reduced from 1998 to 2013, known as the global warming ...

Saving the Underworld: Clarifying the stygofauna classification for improved conservation

Biology
Inevitably, many habitats, including the particularly vulnerable subterranean ones, will continue being erased from our planet as a result of ...

The oldest fossil giant penguin

Paleontolgy
Together with colleagues from New Zealand, Senckenberg scientist Dr. Gerald Mayr described a recently discovered fossil of a giant penguin ...

The dawn of a new era for Supernova 1987a

AstronomyNatural Sciences
Three decades ago, astronomers spotted one of the brightest exploding stars in more than 400 years. The titanic supernova, called ...