The National Audubon Society’s 114th Christmas Bird Count starts this weekend. It runs until January 5. Info on how to participate here.
Researchers found a partial skeleton including arm, hand, leg and foot fragments. They say that P. boisei may have been as tall as 4.5 feet tall, with a robust frame.
Around mid-December, Comet Lovejoy is near the famous Keystone asterism in the constellation Hercules. Photos and charts here.
“The relatively cool year [in 2013] does little to offset the long-term trend of the last 30 years: the Arctic is warming rapidly, becoming greener and experiencing a variety of changes.” – David M. Kennedy
Twenty years after Montreal Protocol limited emissions of ozone-destroying chemicals, the Antarctic ozone hole has stabilized but has not begun to recover.
“We would like space weather users, operators of systems, and policy makers adopt this event immediately and do war game scenarios with it.” – Daniel Baker
December 10, 1851 is the birthday of Melvil Dewey, who invented the Dewey Decimal classification system used today in libraries around the world.
Watch for a possible continuation of the unexpected Andromedid meteor outburst tonight! The Geminid meteor shower is now rising to a peak, too.
A new study looked a snake venom in order to learn how it evolved into the sophisticated and deadly cocktail of proteins it is today.