American scientists exploring volcanoes in Antarctica came to a conclusion that some of them may wake up from hibernation any day. If this happens, the most southern continent of the Earth will get very hot. While the eruptions are unlikely to melt the entire Antarctic ice sheet, they are quite capable of losing most of it in the ocean
Research unveiled in Nature magazine would point toward bird behaviour differing from bird to bird, even of the same species. Does this mean that birds of a feather do not flock together, or at least that birds of the same species demonstrate different behaviours and therefore have different personalities?
If scientists were simply wrong about saturation, there would be no problem. Science is designed to deal with errors. Errors are held as tentative assumptions until verification methods are developed. But the problem is that there's nothing in the science of global warming which is not in error. All scientific knowledge shows that there's no effect
According to the Worldwatch Institute, the installed capacity of solar power in the world grew by 41 % in 2012, reaching 100,000 MW. Extra Official data indicate that at the end of 2013 it could reach close to 150,000 MW. In 2007, there were less than 10,000 MW.
A team of researchers from the Centre for Studies on Forest Fires, University of Coimbra (UC) has developed an innovative device for thermal protection in major emergencies in fighting forest fires. The laminated protective cover can be used to protect vehicles or shelters for firefighters in extreme conditions.
The answer is originally, from Europe, including Western Russia, according to research published in Science magazine, which has found that the oldest remains of dogs were found in the Old Continent. The study also reveals that today's wolves are not related to domesticated dogs, the vast majority of which evolved in the last few centuries.
The public was introduced to the subject by Al Gore, who has never studied an iota of science in his life. He assumed that carbon dioxide absorbs radiation which would otherwise go into space. Less heat going out supposedly meant more heat staying in. So CO2 was called a "heat trapping gas." The public assumed such logic must be correct
Scientists have finally found a way to outsmart the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), or rather, its ability to hide from the antibodies and immune cells. This is the quality that makes HIV so dangerous. However, researchers were able to find a way to create an effective cure for AIDS using the substance tacrolimus
There is an unsolvable problem at the starting point of global warming claims. There is no mechanism for carbon dioxide creating global warming. Even if greenhouse gases created some global warming, they long ago did all they can do. They absorbed all radiation available to them, so more of such gases cannot absorb more radiation. This effect is...
The Kyoto Protocol has become that document in the international politics that world leaders prefer not to think about. The issue is particularly painful for the U.S., China and India. Will there be an extension of the protocol, or are the interested players wasting their time? Russia ratified it only in 2005, and even then with difficulty
The World Health Organization has issued a report highlighting the gains in tuberculosis control while at the same time underlining the challenges posed by missed patients infected with the disease and by a growing incidence of drug resistance.
Usually the topic of mass extinctions that have occurred in the previous era pops up when a new potentially dangerous asteroid is found near the Earth or volcanoes are activated. This gives rise to speculations that such disasters may lead to the disappearance of the most of the living beings from the planet as it had happened in the distant past
Japanese researchers have conducted successful tests of a special device that will help spacecraft Hayabusa-2 to obtain samples from the interior of an asteroid. The device is a "cannon" shooting solid metal shells. According to experts, the obtained findings will shed light on the formation of such objects as asteroids