New Earth Science

‘Doomsday’ seed vault meant to survive global disasters breached by climate change

The seed bank designed to preserve the world’s crops and plants in the event of global disaster isn’t prepared to withstand the greatest global disaster facing our planet: global warming. Melting...


Climate Change Is Claiming yet Another Victim

Researchers have found that climate change is disrupting the seasonal clock of nine species of North American migratory songbirds, putting them under threat of dwindling numbers due to an inability to successfully breed. It's just the latest example of the impact of climate change on the world's creatures.


No escaping ocean plastic: 37 million bits of litter on one of world's remotest islands

The beaches of one of the world's most remote islands have been found to be polluted with the highest density of plastic debris reported anywhere on the planet, in a study published in the prestigious US scientific journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.


China is set to build this smog-eating 'Forest City' filled with tree-covered skyscrapers

The eastern Chinese city of Nanjing, like many of the country's urban areas, suffers from intense smog. 



The Air Quality Index, which uses a scale from 0 to 500 (with higher numbers indicating worse pollution), rates Nanjing's air quality as 132 – a level considered unhealthy for the public, especially those with respiratory disease.


Possible signs of life found ten kilometers below seafloor

An international team of researchers has found possible evidence of life ten kilometers below the sea floor in the Mariana Trench. In their paper published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the team describes samples of serpentine they collected from hydrothermal vents and the material they found in it that offers evidence of life living farther below the surface than was thought.


Don't Miss the Next Big Thing.

Stay Updated with Awesome Science Stuffs.

Close