Global ice loss increases at record rate

IMAGE: Meltstream cuts through Greenland ice sheet view more  Credit: Ian Joughin The rate at which ice is disappearing across the planet is speeding up, according to new research. And the findings also reveal that the Earth lost 28 trillion tonnes of ice between 1994 and 2017 – equivalent to a sheet of ice 100 metres […]

2020 tied for warmest year on record, NASA analysis shows — ScienceDaily

Earth’s global average surface temperature in 2020 tied with 2016 as the warmest year on record, according to an analysis by NASA. Continuing the planet’s long-term warming trend, the year’s globally averaged temperature was 1.84 degrees Fahrenheit (1.02 degrees Celsius) warmer than the baseline 1951-1980 mean, according to scientists at NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space […]

2020 and 2016 tie for the hottest years on record

man wearing mask at Santa Monica beach

2020 is in a “dead heat” with 2016 for the hottest year on record, scientists with NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced January 14. Based on ocean temperature data from buoys, floats and ships, as well as temperatures measured over land at weather stations around the globe, the U.S. agencies conducted independent […]

Warty pig is oldest animal cave art on record

The oldest-known animal drawing in the world is a 45,500-year-old depiction of a hairy, warty pig on a cave wall in Indonesia, a new study finds. The mulberry colored painting, drawn with the red mineral ochre, shows the profile of what is likely a Sulawesi warty pig (Sus celebensis), a wild stubby-legged beast with facial […]

Upper ocean temperatures hit record high in 2020

IMAGE: Fishing boats amidst “Arctic sea smoke ” near Qingdao, China on January 7th. Arctic sea smoke is a result of frigid air passing over relatively warm water; the phenomenon is rare,… view more  Credit: Shaoqing Wang Even with the COVID-19-related small dip in global carbon emissions due to limited travel and other activities, the ocean […]

Korean artificial sun sets the new world record of 20-sec-long operation at 100 million degrees

Credit: National Research Council of Science & Technology The Korea Superconducting Tokamak Advanced Research(KSTAR), a superconducting fusion device also known as the Korean artificial sun, set the new world record as it succeeded in maintaining the high temperature plasma for 20 seconds with an ion temperature over 100 million degrees. On November 24(Tuesday), the KSTAR […]

SpaceX launches classified US spy satellite, sticks rocket landing to cap record year

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — SpaceX launched a clandestine U.S. spy  satellite into space for the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO)  Saturday (Dec. 19) , marking its 26th rocket of the year. The mysterious payload, called NROL-108, lifted off from Pad 39A here at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center at  9 a.m. (1400 GMT) , during a planned […]

2020 will likely be the hottest year on record

There is still a chance that 2020 won’t be the hottest year on record. To be more precise, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) gives it a 54 percent chance of overtaking the top spot, which means a 46 percent chance that 2020 will be only the second hottest year on record. That might […]