Astronomers discover first cloudless, Jupiter-like planet
on January 21, 2021 at 11:54 pm
Astronomers have detected the first Jupiter-like planet without clouds or haze in its observable atmosphere.
Saturn's tilt caused by its moons, researchers say
on January 21, 2021 at 6:21 pm
Scientists have just shown that the influence of Saturn's satellites can explain the tilt of the rotation axis of the gas giant. Their work also predicts that the tilt will increase even further over the next few billion years.
Butterfly wing clap explains mystery of flight
on January 21, 2021 at 6:20 pm
The fluttery flight of butterflies has so far been somewhat of a mystery to researchers, given their unusually large and broad wings relative to their body size. Now researchers have studied the aerodynamics of butterflies in a wind tunnel. The […]
Immune system mounts a lasting defense after recovery from COVID-19, researchers find
on January 21, 2021 at 6:19 pm
Study participants continued to improve their antibodies months after initial infection, potentially due to exposure to remnants of the virus hidden in the gut.
Much of Earth's nitrogen was locally sourced
on January 21, 2021 at 6:17 pm
Scientists show evidence that nitrogen acquired during Earth's formation came from both the inner and outer regions of the protoplanetary disk. The study has implications for signs of potential habitability of exoplanets.
A 'super-puff' planet like no other
on January 18, 2021 at 4:31 pm
Astronomers discover that the core mass of exoplanet WASP-107b is much lower than previously thought possible for a gas-giant planet.
2020 tied for warmest year on record, NASA analysis shows
on January 15, 2021 at 3:30 pm
Earth's global average surface temperature in 2020 tied with 2016 as the warmest year on record, according to an analysis by NASA.
COVID-19 reduced U.S. life expectancy, especially among Black and Latino populations
on January 14, 2021 at 9:39 pm
A new study finds that due to COVID-19 deaths last year, life expectancy at birth for Americans will shorten by 1.13 years to 77.48 years -- the largest single-year decline in life expectancy in at least 40 years.
Climate change has caused billions of dollars in flood damages
on January 12, 2021 at 12:01 am
Flooding has caused hundreds of billions of dollars in damage in the U.S. over the past three decades. Researchers found that 36 percent of the costs of flooding in the U.S. from 1988 to 2017 were a result of intensifying precipitation, consistent […]