Global cold spell changed rice forever 4,200 years ago

Researchers have written "a first draft of the story of how rice dispersed across Asia." It includes a major cooling event that forced rice's evolution.

Rachel Harrison-NYU • futurity
May 18, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: earth-and-environment featured climate-change evolution food rice temperature

Winter warm spells are more common for the UK

Warm winter spells in the United Kingdom have increased in frequency and duration two to three times over since 1878, report scientists.

Peter Thorley-Warwick • futurity
May 12, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: earth-and-environment climate-change temperature united-kingdom weather

Next gen solar cells can handle 390-degree heat

"Our perovskite solar cells show no thermal degradation even at 200 degrees Celsius (390 degrees Fahrenheit) for over three days..."

Mike Krapfl-Iowa State • futurity
May 5, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: science-and-technology materials-science renewable-energy solar-cells temperature

Recent climate models may overestimate future warming

Some newer climate change models may overestimate how much the temperature will increase in the future, researchers report.

Jim Erickson-Michigan • futurity
May 5, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: earth-and-environment carbon-dioxide climate-change prediction temperature

Early evening is the prime time for malaria infection

Mosquitoes are more likely to infect people with malaria in the early evening than in the middle of the night or the early morning, researchers find.

Sara LaJeunesse-Penn State • futurity
May 4, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: health-and-medicine malaria mosquitoes parasites temperature time

U.S. farm workers will see unsafe hot days double by 2050

“I was surprised by the scale of the change—seeing a doubling of unsafe days by mid-century, then a tripling by 2100. And we think that’s a low estimate.”

Hannah Hickey-UW • futurity
May 4, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: earth-and-environment health-and-medicine agriculture climate-change crops temperature

Why sweet foods aren’t as tasty when they’re cool

Sweet foods that are cooler don't taste as good to us, but why that is has been a mystery. New research may have the answer.

Harrison Tasoff-UC Santa Barbara • futurity
April 23, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: science-and-technology brains food neurons sugar taste temperature

Combined haze and heat to pummel Southeast Asia more often

Simultaneous air pollution and extreme heat events will "increase in frequency by 175% by 2050" in Southeast Asia, a report finds.

Leslie Lee-Texas A&M • futurity
April 22, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: earth-and-environment air-pollution climate-change pollution southeast-asia temperature

Earth’s core may have a leak

A new study suggest's that Earth's core has been leaking iron, potentially for billions of years.

Becky Oskin-UC Davis • futurity
April 14, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: science-and-technology iron isotopes temperature

Team solves mystery of Saturn’s hot atmosphere

Saturn is far from the sun, so why is its upper atmosphere so hot? Astronomers may have finally solved "one of the great mysteries of planetary science."

U. Arizona • futurity
April 9, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: science-and-technology planets saturn space temperature

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