Coral survivors show some cope better with heatwaves

"Understanding how some corals can survive prolonged heatwaves could provide an opportunity to mitigate the impact of marine heatwaves on coral reefs..."

U. Washington • futurity
Dec. 30, 2020 ~5 min

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To beat the winter blues, think like a Norwegian

This winter could be especially difficult because of COVID-19, but a researcher who's been studying the "Norwegian mindset" in colder months has a tip.

Melissa De Witte-Stanford • futurity
Dec. 23, 2020 ~8 min

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Why is the sun’s atmosphere hotter than its surface?

A phenomenon first detected in the solar wind may help solve a mystery about the sun: why the solar atmosphere is millions of degrees hotter than the surface.

Mike Williams-Rice • futurity
Dec. 11, 2020 ~8 min

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Climate change could make trees lose leaves early

While some scientists have predicted that trees will lose their leaves later as climate change continues, new research finds the opposite.

ETH Zurich • futurity
Nov. 30, 2020 ~8 min

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Warm rivers of air punch big holes in Antarctic sea ice

Warm, moist rivers of air have a lot to do with massive holes in sea ice in Antarctica's Weddell Sea, a new study shows.

Todd Bates-Rutgers • futurity
Nov. 13, 2020 ~5 min

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Weather doesn’t affect COVID’s spread

The transmission of COVID-19 from person to person depends almost entirely on human behavior and not hot or cold weather, researchers find.

Monica Kortsha-UT Austin • futurity
Nov. 5, 2020 ~6 min

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Weather doesn’t affect COVID’s spread

The transmission of COVID-19 from person to person depends almost entirely on human behavior and not hot or cold weather, researchers find.

Monica Kortsha-UT Austin • futurity
Nov. 5, 2020 ~6 min

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Earth was super hot and humid 55 million years ago

Research that reconstructs the climate of ancient Earth shows that Arctic Siberia once had an average summer temperature of 73.4 degrees F.

Peter Rüegg-ETH Zurich • futurity
Nov. 2, 2020 ~7 min

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What Miami’s freezing lizards tell us about climate change

On a cold morning in Miami, lizards rained down from trees where they'd been sleeping. The event gave researchers insight into the impact of climate change.

Talia Ogliore-WUSTL • futurity
Oct. 30, 2020 ~8 min

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Heat-reflecting paint keeps things cool without AC

A new white paint keeps surfaces up to 18 degrees Fahrenheit cooler than their surroundings—almost life AC or a refrigerator, but without using any energy.

Kayla Wiles-Purdue • futurity
Oct. 22, 2020 ~6 min

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