Antarctica: the final frontier Science 

Antarctica: the final frontier

With a total size of 14,000,000 square kilometres (5,400,000 square miles) and a population of 1,106, Antarctica has one of the lowest human densities in the world. However, amongst those 1,106 individuals currently living in the southernmost continent on Earth is a vast majority of scientists. Indeed, the population currently calling Antarctica home are a large group of international scientists... Read More
volcanic erruption, yellowstone super volcano News Science 

With Yellowstone National Park showing signs of activity, what could we expect a super-volcano eruption to look like?

Yellowstone National Park, one of the stars of the world-ending disaster movie ‘2012’, has experienced an unprecedented series of small earthquakes, 464 in fact, which has had many people worried about that it could lead to the super volcano to explode. Thankfully, scientists don’t believe that these small quakes are anything to worry about, noting they’ve happened in smaller swarms... Read More
The Eight-Thousanders A Geological Phenomenon & Deadly Climb; Nepal Himalayas News Science 

The Eight-Thousanders: A Geological Phenomenon & Deadly Climb

The Eight-Thousanders, a group of fourteen independent mountains on our planet that are over 8000 meters in height above sea level. These mountains are all located in the Himalayan and Karakoram ranges in Asia, which are the home not only to those major peaks, but to several other large mountains renowned for their climbing difficulty. But what exactly makes them... Read More
polar bear climate change News Science 

Supreme Court rules in favour of polar bear sanctuary; refuses to hear appeal by Alaska Oil & Gas

An attempt by the state of Alaska and several special interest groups to appeal a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) decision to designate over 120 million acres of Arctic ice shelf as a critical polar bear habitat has been quashed by the U.S. Supreme Court. The plaintiffs complained of “federal overreach”, “activities that could negatively affect its’ economy” and... Read More
Antarctica Ice shelf meltwater News Science 

Antarctica Ice shelf aggravated by climate change; Scientists discover a meltwater system

Scientists have made an unsettling discovery in Antarctica, as two recent papers published in Nature outline. Thanks to several years’ worth of satellite imagery and data of remote areas of Antarctica, scientists were able to identify a vast system of pools and streams of meltwater across the continent. Although this isn’t a new development, scientists have known for decades of... Read More

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