The mass extinction that did in the dinosaurs is one of the best-known events in geology. It’s also one of the most contentious. Princeton University paleontologist Gerta Keller has long argued that volcanism was to blame, not the famous asteroid impact. EARTH sat down with Keller to talk about her upbringing in the Alps, her … More Down to Earth With: Paleontologist Gerta Keller
US science faces a political storm, and early-career researchers should prepare themselves. Read the full story at Nature.
Researcher Elise Amel talks about the ways our brains can work against us when it comes to making sustainable choices, and how to overcome these barriers. Listen to the interview on the Science Podcast.
Starting in the next century, atmospheric carbon levels could begin to approach those of hundreds of millions of years ago, and have their warming effect augmented by a brighter sun. Listen to the podcast at Scientific American’s 60-Second Science.
Researcher Caitlin Hicks Pries discusses her study on the response of soil carbon to a warming world. Listen to the interview on the Science Podcast.
Researchers used ancient climate cycles to confirm the solar system’s chaotic planetary orbits. An Earth–Mars collision is one distant outcome. Listen to the podcast at Scientific American’s 60-Second Science.
Critters living more than six miles below the ocean surface contain high levels of harmful compounds like PCBs and flame retardants. Listen the podcast at Scientific American’s 60-Second Science.
Forecasts of moisture conduits could aid water managers California has no mighty rivers like the Mississippi, but rivers of a kind are flooding the state. Since the new year, more than a meter of precipitation has fallen in some places, unleashing floods, triggering landslides, and, last week, bringing the emergency spillway of the Oroville Dam, … More California rains put spotlight on atmospheric rivers
Researchers look into the future of the far North for clues to save species and maybe even bring back sea ice. As the Arctic slipped into the half-darkness of autumn last year, it seemed to enter the Twilight Zone. In the span of a few months, all manner of strange things happened. The cap of … More After the ice goes
Arctic heat waves melt sea ice, which promotes more warming and even more ice loss. In other words, it’s a snowball effect—or in this case, an anti-snowball effect. Listen to the podcast at Scientific American’s 60-Second Science.