Late last month, a team of researchers said Earth’s oceans had warmed 60% more than anyone had realized. Now that result appears unlikely, since a mathematician and climate contrarian has uncovered a scientific error.
For decades, scientists have said that at least some of Earth’s water came from comets and asteroids. New research suggests an even more primordial source, the vast cloud in space from which our world formed.
If you encountered an elephant bird today, it would be hard to miss. At over 10 feet (3 meters) tall, the extinct bird is the largest known to science. But while you looked up in awe, it’s likely that the big bird wouldn’t be looking back.
This week is Diwali in India, celebrating the victory of Light over Darkness and marking the Hindu New Year. Every year at Diwali, we see this fake image circulating on social media. Sure enough, it is this year, too.
A study released this past week reports that oceans absorbed 60 percent more heat than previously thought. The study estimates that for each of the past 25 years, oceans have absorbed an amount of heat energy that is 150 times the energy humans produce as electricity annually.