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Science Wire | Nov 24, 2015

Paris climate summit: Why more women need seats at the table

Including more women in international climate negotiations will lead to better results. Here are 15 climate champions already making a difference

Northern lights, desaturated, by Mike Taylor Photography
Blogs | Photos | Nov 23, 2015

Will you see colors in an aurora?

If you live below 50 degrees N. latitude, auroras are likely to be low on your horizon, and you’re less likely to see vivid colors.

Science Wire | Nov 23, 2015

El Niño déjà vu or something new?

NASA scientists weigh in on whether this year’s El Niño will rival the monster El Niño of 1997-98.

Science Wire | Nov 20, 2015

Eastern coyote’s a hybrid, but ‘coywolf’ is not a thing

There’s a hybrid canid living in the eastern US, the result of an amazing evolution story unfolding right in front of us. But it’s not a new species – yet – says biologist.

Photo credit: Blondinrikard Fröberg
Science Wire | Nov 02, 2015

Heat in Persian Gulf to turn deadly?

A study suggests that, by the late 21st century, temperatures in the Persian Gulf might routinely edge above a tipping point for human survival. Wealthy areas might be able to adapt, poorer areas less able, the authors say.

In the cradle of dogkind? Photo credit: Coss and Johanna
Science Wire | Oct 23, 2015

Where did the first dogs come from?

New DNA analysis says your pooch’s ancestors were Central Asian wolves

Created with GIMP
Science Wire | Oct 19, 2015

Brain activity pattern as unique as fingerprint

Your brain scans are quintessentially you, says a new Yale study.

View from the bottom of the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory acrylic vessel and PMT array. image credit: Ernest Orlando Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Science Wire | Oct 16, 2015

What are neutrinos?

Neutrinos – which barely exist – just ran off with another Nobel Prize

Science Wire | Oct 15, 2015

Warmer ocean may be releasing frozen methane

Bubble plumes off of Oregon and Washington suggest a warmer ocean might be releasing frozen methane.

Snow bunting in Norway. Image credit: Tormod Amundsen
Science Wire | Oct 14, 2015

Which animals live on glaciers?

Icy glaciers and perennial snow patches provide a home or resting place for 19 species of birds and 16 species of mammals – 17, if humans are included.