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A housing complex in Thailand with air conditioners. Image via Chaiwat Subprasom/Reuters

Air conditioning’s big global impact

Higher global temperatures combined with higher global incomes mean more air conditioners. But what do more air conditioners mean?

MIT researchers found that neutrinos changed between several distinct “flavors” as they traveled at close to the speed of light from a facility near Chicago to a detector in Minnesota, 456 miles (735 km) away. Image via Christine Daniloff/ MIT/ Phys.org

Shifting identities for traveling neutrinos

MIT researchers show that neutrinos can change between several distinct “flavors” while traveling from a facility near Chicago to a detector in Minnesota.

Fluorescent image of the coral Pocillopora damicornis. The field of view is approximately 4.1 x 3.4 mm.  Imag via Andrew D. Mullen/UCSD

New microscopic view of ocean floor life

Underwater microscope provides new views of ocean-floor sea creatures in their natural setting.

Klyuchevskoy's usually snowy and glaciated peaks, with a plume rising over 6,000 meters. Photo taken on June 7th, 2016. Image via  Andrew Matseevsk for Earth of Fire

Russian glacier-covered volcano erupting

The Klyuchevskoy volcano on Russia’s Kamchatka Peninsula is erupting. Ash explosions affecting air traffic could occur at any time.

Image via Galyna Andrushko / shutterstock / theconversation

Looking for a pristine landscape? Sorry …

If you’re hoping to escape civilization and head into an unaltered wilderness, you might be surprised to learn it no longer exists on Earth, a study says.

A human-dependent mosquito, the range of the disease-carrying Aedes aegypti is projected to grow in the U.S. and affect more people globally. Image via sanofi-pasteur/Flickr

Warming temps to raise Zika virus risk

Global warming will cause more people to be exposed to the mosquito that carries Zika virus, says a new study. Why this mosquito is such a good virus-spreader.

DSAC is prepping for a yearlong experiment to characterize and test its suitability for use in future deep space exploration.  Image via NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Measuring time in deep space

A scientist developing the Deep Space Atomic clock on why it’s key for future space missions.

Ash cloud over Volcan del Ruiz, 20 May 2016 via Servicio Geológico Colombiano

Colombian volcano activity sparks concern

Ash plumes and tremors in Colombia’s Nevado del Ruiz volcano are raising fears of destructive mudflows and the possibility of an eruption.

Working bee colonies. Image via Elina L. Nino

Deciphering mysterious honey bee decline

While the massive and sudden colony collapses that occurred a decade ago have abated, honey bees are still dying at troubling rates.

Ivory gull. Image via Ed Schneider/Flickr

Seagulls on an iceberg

A group of ivory gulls – a threatened species of seagull – has made a colony in an unusual place: On an iceberg.