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Snowfall October 2014, via Rutgers Snow Lab
Blogs | Nov 21, 2014

Burning questions about winter cold

As the rest of Earth warms, debate continues on what’s causing the mid-latitude chill.

Inferred distribution of dark matter superimposed in purple over a Hubble Space Telescope image of the galaxy cluster Abell 1689. Image via NASA, ESA, E. Jullo (JPL/LAM), P. Natarajan (Yale) & J-P. Kneib (LAM)
Science Wire | Nov 09, 2014

Curious about dark matter? Three scientists answer your questions

Why do you bet on axions or WIMPs?
If you find dark matter, what are the next steps?
Will we need a whole new “Dark Standard Model”?
What’s it like searching for something you may never find?

Photo credit: Ben Orlove
Blogs | Nov 05, 2014

Bhutan’s glaciers and yak herds are shrinking

Anthropologist Ben Orlove reports from Bhutan. “Of the things that my colleagues and I hoped to see on our trek, only one was missing … ice.”

Image via Shutterstock
Blogs | Nov 04, 2014

Collect call from E.T. Do you accept the charges?

Odds are there’s intelligent life out there somewhere among the stars. Why haven’t we heard from an alien civilization? One viewpoint, in this article. What do YOU think?

Photo credit: Meandering Mammal/Flickr
Blogs | Oct 20, 2014

Hundreds of millions of South Asians at risk from glacier melt

Hundreds of millions of people in countries like India, Pakistan, Nepal and Bangladesh depend on the Hindu Kush Himalayan glaciers for food, energy and water.

Photo credit: Mahatma4711
Blogs | Sep 16, 2014

A push for climbing reform after Sherpa deaths on Everest

In the wake of the deaths of 16 Nepalese guides on Mount Everest in April 2014, many groups push for reform of climbing expedition practices.

Photo credit: Almannavarnir
Sep 09, 2014

Craters have appeared on two glaciers in Iceland

The recent volcano eruptions in Iceland have created enormous circular depressions in two of the country’s glaciers.

Photo credit: Lisa Grossman/New Scientist
Blogs | Videos | Aug 26, 2014

Testing a space rover under Alaskan ice

Scientists test a device on an Alaska glacier that could be used to explore an icy moon of Jupiter.

Photo credit: Bonnie J. McCay
Blogs | Aug 22, 2014

A trip down Canada’s Iceberg Alley

It’s been a banner year for iceberg sighting in Iceberg Alley, the area off northeastern Newfoundland where the Titanic struck an iceberg and went down in April, 1912.

This is not Baroarbunga, but it's what a volcano that's spewing a lot of ash into the atmosphere looks like.  Image via Aviation Safety Institute
Blogs | Aug 18, 2014

The risk of an exploding glacier is heating up in Iceland

Icelandic Meteorology Office closely monitoring Bárðarbunga, a volcano more than 2,000 meters in elevation, located beneath the country’s largest glacier. Aviation code now back down to orange.