250 years of global warming: Berkeley Earth releases new analysis
A close look at this graph makes the case of man-made global warming pretty obvious. The trend begins to increase during the Industrial Revolution and starts its current spike in the late '50s. It's obvious right? Unless you don't buy that wacky science stuff.
Life on Earth shockingly comes from out of this world
Icy comets that crashed into Earth millions of years ago contained water, ammonia, methanol and carbon dioxide. An impact with a planetary surface would provide enough energy to drive chemical reactions to create organic material that eventually led to life.
The ‘Date With History’ contest is an opportunity for young people around the globe to inspire the leaders of the world to act boldly and with urgency on key issues impacting the future of our planet. Entrants can upload a video speech below, and the top videos will be shared at the upcoming Rio Earth Summit in June.
Scientists discover how epigenetic information could be inherited: Mechanism of epigenetic reprogramming revealed
By broadly comparing the DNA of children to that of elderly people, gene researchers have identified gene variants that influence lifespan, either by raising disease risk or by providing protection from disease.
Scientists produce best image yet of atoms moving in real time
Despite the enormous number of possible arrangements of atoms during a structural transition, such as occurs with changes in charge distribution or chemical processes, the interconversion from one structure to another reduces to a few key types of motions. This enormous reduction in dimensionality is what makes chemical concepts transferable from one molecule to another and has enabled chemists to synthesize nearly any molecule desired, for new drugs to infusing new material properties. This is
Meanwhile "NASA's Mars rover Curiosity dug up five scoops of sand from a patch nicknamed "Rocknest." A suite of instruments called SAM analyzed Martian soil samples, but the findings have not yet been released."