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How to store more carbon in the soil during climate change

Researchers from Cornell University, Ohio State University, Technical University of Munich, and the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station are using synchrotron light to study how moisture affects soil carbon - an important ingredient for healthy crops and fertile fields. "Because of climate change, the Earth is warming and humidity events are becoming more dramatic," said Itamar Shabtai, a science assistant at the Connecticut Agricultural...

Previously hidden protoclusters could reveal new details of galaxy evolution

Some of the most massive galaxy clusters' ancestors have been hiding in plain sight. New research led by Carnegie's Andrew Newman shows a new technique for identifying the precursors of the most extreme galactic environments. The findings of the team have been published in...

Air contamination might increment freezing rain in the northern half of the globe

Freezing rain is a common meteorological calamity in many parts of the world, including tropical locations, throughout the winter and early spring. It forms in the air as supercooled water (below 0 °C) that freezes as soon as it contacts cold surfaces. Freezing rain...

NASA’s Mars helicopter Ingenuity needs a patch to keep flying after a sensor failure

According to Havard Grip, the project's main helicopter pilot, NASA's Mars helicopter Ingenuity has suffered a sensor failure. He described some of the issues the tiny robot is facing in the hostile environment in a recent blog post on the NASA Science page, as...

Remote Ireland community survived a millennium of environmental change

A remote community in Ireland was adaptable enough to persist through a millennium of environmental change. This is according to a study published in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Gill Plunkett and Graeme Swindles of Queen's University Belfast, Northern Ireland, U.K. There are numerous examples of...

Measuring endocrine disruptors in wastewater

Treating pollutants is an effective way to protect the environment. Endocrine disruptors are chemicals that alter the hormonal systems and the development of organisms that are exposed to them. Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS) scientists are working on an effluent analysis tool...