COSIS.net - Science News COSIS.net -The Social Network for Scientists http://www.cosis.net/ Mon, 18 Jun 2018 21:49:47 +0200 COSIS.net en-en support@cosis.net Bacterial survival strategy Scientists have discovered a long-term epigenetic memory switch that controls different modes of bacterial virulence, a bacterial survival strategy for outsmarting the human immune response. The study sheds new light on bacterial virulence strategies, resulting in increased disease severity, higher infection persistence, and improved host-to-host spreading. https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-02/thuo-bss020617.php support@cosis.net Tue, 07 Feb 2017 00:00:00 +0100 cosis://twitter/news/item/niced7f3b9355d4dde936/355 Welcome, CAET! COSIS.net now welcomes submissions for Creative Arts in Education and Therapy (CAET) – Eastern and Western Perspectives. http://www.cosis.net/news/ni26788398353094a0809/Welcome__CAET_.html support@cosis.net Wed, 02 Sep 2015 00:00:00 +0200 cosis://twitter/news/item/ni26788398353094a0809/353 Little-known quake, tsunami hazards lurk offshore of Souther While their attention may be inland on the San Andreas Fault, residents of coastal Southern California could be surprised by very large earthquakes -- and even tsunamis -- from several major faults that lie offshore, a new study finds. http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/05/150529131822.htm?utm_source=feedbur support@cosis.net Fri, 29 May 2015 00:00:00 +0200 cosis://twitter/news/item/ni827c3c50347389d362e/347 Working together to build drought resiliency As drought continues, and demand grows, researchers are looking to new models to improve the Rio Grande region's drought resiliency. http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/05/150529144539.htm?utm_source=feedbur support@cosis.net Fri, 29 May 2015 00:00:00 +0200 cosis://twitter/news/item/nia7e63248349d151232d/349 New technique harnesses everyday seismic waves to image Eart Earth researchers have devised a technique that transforms the tiny tremors generated by the everyday hustle and bustle of city life into a tool for probing the subsurface of Earth. http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/05/150529101108.htm?utm_source=feedbur support@cosis.net Fri, 29 May 2015 00:00:00 +0200 cosis://twitter/news/item/ni37deb3bd3514b77d8d9/351 Drop falls in one of the World's longest running experiments In one of the slowest physics experiments, on 11 July this year, around 5 pm, a drop of pitch fell from a glass funnel at Trinity College, Dublin. The last time a drop fell in this experiment may have been a dozen of years or so ago. http://bit.ly/13Jt119 support@cosis.net Sat, 20 Jul 2013 00:00:00 +0200 cosis://twitter/news/item/nia44086db2754760fec2/275 There's life out there This week, Science has a whole special issue dedicated to the hunt for habitable planets. One article explains the many techniques to track down Earth-like planets orbiting faraway stars. Other srticles discuss the properties of these planets and the question of their habitability. http://www.sciencemag.org/site/special/exoplanets/index.xhtml support@cosis.net Fri, 03 May 2013 00:00:00 +0200 cosis://twitter/news/item/ni5fbbbf1b2713280fc6e/271 Sea ice maps now go back to 1964 An article in the open-access journal The Cryosphere presents the earliest Arctic and Antarctic sea ice maps based on data from NASA's Nimbus-1 spacecraft. One ineresting result is that the extent of Antarctic sea ice in 1964 was similar to today's. BBC's Jonathan Amos reports. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-22271972 support@cosis.net Sat, 27 Apr 2013 00:00:00 +0200 cosis://twitter/news/item/ni14e498b0269366c60b6/269 Enigmatic fairy circles explained at last Travelers of the Namib Desert have long wondered what may have caused the striking circles of grass surrounding bare patches of desert soil. These spectacular features are found in a narrow zone along the escarpment of southwest Africa. A new study published in Science by Norbert Jürgens, University of Hamburg, Germany, explains how termites produce and maintain these features to improve their environment. http://www.sciencemag.org/content/339/6127/1618 support@cosis.net Mon, 01 Apr 2013 00:00:00 +0200 cosis://twitter/news/item/nid112b6dd268f3a4d8c2/268 Planck space telescope produces map of the Big Bang The European Space Agency's Planck telescope has completed the most detailed map ever of the cosmic background microwave radiation. The map is also the oldest map of the Universe, as it cooled 380,000 years after the Big Bang. http://www.nature.com/news/planck-telescope-peers-into-the-primordial-universe-1 support@cosis.net Fri, 22 Mar 2013 00:00:00 +0100 cosis://twitter/news/item/ni353b2434267f2a09c02/267 Voyager 1 leaves the Solar System Thirty-five years after its launch, Voyager 1 appears to have travelled beyond the influence of the Sun and exited the heliosphere, according to a new study appearing online today. (AGU Release No. 13-11.) http://www.cosis.net/news/ni93365e152666e80895c/Voyager_1_leaves_the_Solar_System.html support@cosis.net Wed, 20 Mar 2013 00:00:00 +0100 cosis://twitter/news/item/ni93365e152666e80895c/266 New climate study replicates... After more than a decade of sometimes bitter controversies and personal attacks, a new reconstruction of regional and global temperature anomalies since the last Ice Age strongly supports Michael Mann's 'hockeystick curve'. Global climate during the last decade is warmer than during three quarters of postglacial time and temperatures rise faster than ever before. http://www.cosis.net/news/ni3ff296c9264176fb69c/New_climate_study_replicates_anthropogenic_warming_trend.html support@cosis.net Sat, 09 Mar 2013 00:00:00 +0100 cosis://twitter/news/item/ni3ff296c9264176fb69c/264 Curiosity drills into Mars rock for the first time NASA reports the first succesfull attempt to drill into Martian rocks. The rock powder will be processed in Curiosity's onboard lab, the Chemistry and Mineralogy instrument and the Sample Analysis at Mars instrument. The analyses may provide clues about ancient conditions on Mars that were favourable to life. http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/msl/news/msl20130220b.html support@cosis.net Fri, 22 Feb 2013 00:00:00 +0100 cosis://twitter/news/item/nic5cf73852637f56ba83/263 The story of the Russian Meteor Space.com published the complete story of the meteor that struck the region of Chelyabinsk in the Russian Ural. The story contains videos, photos and background information about asteroids, meteors and NEO's. http://www.space.com/19823-russia-meteor-explosion-complete-coverage.html support@cosis.net Fri, 15 Feb 2013 00:00:00 +0100 cosis://twitter/news/item/nic9af93fc262968b8c60/262 Microbes in the belly button Human belly buttons are inhabited by an average of 67 phylotypes of bacteria and archaea. A team of American biologists, publishing in PloS ONE, found that the species, or rather phylotype, composition of microbes resembles that of a tropical rain forest. Hence the title of their paper, A Jungle in there. http://www.cosis.net/news/ni168eae222488e79b5b8/Microbes_in_the_belly_button.html support@cosis.net Fri, 09 Nov 2012 00:00:00 +0100 cosis://twitter/news/item/ni168eae222488e79b5b8/248 Young children think like scientists Infants and toddlers discover the world and increase their understanding by trial and error. Anyone with children or working with them will know that. Recent studies strongly suggest that learning in young children is very similar to the way scientists think and do their research. http://www.cosis.net/news/nid729ffe6243167163ad/Young_children_think_like_scientists.html support@cosis.net Wed, 10 Oct 2012 00:00:00 +0200 cosis://twitter/news/item/nid729ffe6243167163ad/243 For the first time: Meanders in the Lab A team from Utrecht University in the Netherlands succeeded for the first time to produce an actively meandering river in a flume experiment. While it is relatively easy to produce braided channels in the lab, meandering streams are notoriously hard to produce. The Utrecht team's innovation includes a special sand mixture and a new way of feeding the upper end of the model river. http://www.cosis.net/news/ni6192f894242e84dcb11/For_the_first_time__Meanders_in_the_Lab.html support@cosis.net Sun, 07 Oct 2012 00:00:00 +0200 cosis://twitter/news/item/ni6192f894242e84dcb11/242 New cure to improve condition of... A research group led by Leslie Gordon from Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, performed a clinical test of farnesyltransferase inhibitor in children with Hutchinson–Gilford progeria syndrome, a medicine that helps to relieve some of the adverse effects of this rare disease. http://www.cosis.net/news/nic021e9732447afa62c9/New_cure_to_improve_condition_of_progeria_patients.html support@cosis.net Sat, 06 Oct 2012 00:00:00 +0200 cosis://twitter/news/item/nic021e9732447afa62c9/244 In situ rock dating great promise... A portable geochronometer is being developed that may be included in future missions to Mars. It allows the dating of rocks on site, without the necessity to fly them back to Earth for processing in a geochronology lab. This new machine may revolutionise geological fieldwork on Earth as well. http://www.cosis.net/news/nia3e45a2a23864d7dd27/In_situ_rock_dating_great_promise_for_field_geology.html support@cosis.net Tue, 31 Jul 2012 00:00:00 +0200 cosis://twitter/news/item/nia3e45a2a23864d7dd27/238 Climate change and development in the mountains of Nepal Great Britain based The Glacier Trust publishes a freely available e-book "Climate change and development in the mountains of Nepal". It has been compiled by Robin Garton, director of The Glacier Trust, as an introductory text for students and NGOs into the possible causes and probable effects of recent catastrophic warming in the Himalayas and its consequences for livelihood. http://theglaciertrust.org/climate-change/ support@cosis.net Sat, 28 Jul 2012 00:00:00 +0200 cosis://twitter/news/item/ni2c280511237148044a1/237 ‘Unprecedented’ Greenland Surface Melt debunked A few days of surface melting over most of the Greenland Ice Sheet inspired sensational headlines, spelling worldwide disaster. NASA's own news release of the melting epsode is largely to blame for the many misunderstandings in the media. New York Times' Andy Revkin puts the event into perspective http://dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/07/25/unprecedented-greenland-surface-mel support@cosis.net Fri, 27 Jul 2012 00:00:00 +0200 cosis://twitter/news/item/ni3ba53fdb236102b6f9c/236 Third Pole glaciers shrink rapidly In a paper published in this week's Nature Climate Change, Chinese scientists show that Tibetan glaciers are retreating at an accelerating rate. This is the result of 30 years of satellite image study of more than 7,000 glaciers and detailed field measurements of 15 glaciers. http://bit.ly/LXjZvN support@cosis.net Wed, 18 Jul 2012 00:00:00 +0200 cosis://twitter/news/item/nica41c6a823523331c42/235 British government delivers blow to scientific publishers Scientific literature based on research paid for by British taxpayers will be free to read for everyone from 2014 on. In an interview with the Guardian, British science minister David Willetts said he expects this transition to open access publishing to occur within the next two years. http://bit.ly/OG8TFv support@cosis.net Tue, 17 Jul 2012 00:00:00 +0200 cosis://twitter/news/item/ni379da93c229d5830afe/229 Beautiful structures make math education more attractive The Experimental Geometry Lab is an initiative of several US universities to promote mathematical research and education. The team produces software in Mathematica that is freely available to others working in the same field. http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=deep-spaces-geometry-labs support@cosis.net Tue, 17 Jul 2012 00:00:00 +0200 cosis://twitter/news/item/ni804bcee6234a392973e/234 GRC Cambridge: Publication... In order to fulfil one of the key objectives of the Gulf Research Centre Cambridge, contributing to the available literature on the Gulf region, the Gulf Research Centre Cambridge has entered into an agreement with Gerlach Press to serve as the publisher for the Gulf Research Meeting. http://www.cosis.net/news/ni61a413a8228bdc8875b/GRC_Cambridge__Publication_agreement_with_Gerlach_Press.html support@cosis.net Mon, 25 Jun 2012 00:00:00 +0200 cosis://twitter/news/item/ni61a413a8228bdc8875b/228 Crowdsourcing ideas for future Mars missions While its tremendously succesful Mars exploration programme is still in full swing, NASA, suffering severe budget cuts, now turns to the public for inspiration for the next stage. The Mars Program Planning Group (MPPG) announced that it wants ideas from researchers, government and industry for how to reach Mars cheaply. The ideas will be presented at a workshop in June in Houston, Texas, 12-14 June 2012. http://bit.ly/IWQMNc support@cosis.net Tue, 17 Apr 2012 00:00:00 +0200 cosis://twitter/news/item/nicd8174ad22792504e8f/227 Earthquakes still threaten... A new article in the open-access journal Solid Earth presents high-resolution tomographic images of the crust and upper mantle in the area around the Fukushima nuclear power plant, which has been seriously damaged during the M7 earthquake of 11 April 2011. http://www.cosis.net/news/nie00c2e57225b62276b9/Earthquakes_still_threaten_Fukushima_Daiichi_nuclear_plant.html support@cosis.net Fri, 17 Feb 2012 00:00:00 +0100 cosis://twitter/news/item/nie00c2e57225b62276b9/225 Conference: Catch the... With the motto: "Tomorrow's solutions to today's ocean challenges", Oceanography International 2012 and New Scientist organise a one-day conference on 12 March 2012, the eve of Oceanology International 2012, the world’s leading ocean science and technology exhibition. Catch the Next Wave addresses technologies that promise to revolutionise marine science and engineering. http://www.cosis.net/news/nib3a57933224f9585f98/Conference__Catch_the_Next_Wave___Oceanography_of_the_future.html support@cosis.net Wed, 15 Feb 2012 00:00:00 +0100 cosis://twitter/news/item/nib3a57933224f9585f98/224 New climate clues from ice... Researchers are beginning their analysis of what are probably the first successful ice cores drilled to bedrock from a glacier in the eastern European Alps. With luck, that analysis will yield a record of past climate and environmental changes in the region for several centuries, and perhaps even covering the last 1,000 years. Scientists also hope that the core contains the remnants of early human activity in the region, such as the atmospheric byproducts of smelting metals. http://www.cosis.net/news/nib5b9875e2231d20756f/New_climate_clues_from_ice_cores_in_East_European_Alps.html support@cosis.net Thu, 02 Feb 2012 00:00:00 +0100 cosis://twitter/news/item/nib5b9875e2231d20756f/223 Screening of Baltic Sea pollution in Estonia A group of Estonian and Finnish environmental scientists carried out analyses of heavy metals, organic and anorganic compounds, which pollute the inland and coastal waters around the eastern Baltic Sea. Some of these toxic substances find their way into food. Their report has been published in the Proceedings of the Estonian Academy of Sciences. http://www.cosis.net/news/ni0a82638722259a54bc7/Screening_of_Baltic_Sea_pollution_in_Estonia.html support@cosis.net Mon, 30 Jan 2012 00:00:00 +0100 cosis://twitter/news/item/ni0a82638722259a54bc7/222 Homogenisation improves... Raw weather data, either from automatic weather stations, or human operated ones, cannot be directly used to study climate variability. The data contain various local signals that may obscure the climate signal. Examples of these local signals are the urban heat island effect, or variations in measurement methods between stations. Before the weather data can be used for climate studies, they need to be corrected. A new article in Climate of the Past reports about a Europe-wide homogenisation study. http://www.cosis.net/news/ni225860d62206db7e55a/Homogenisation_improves_quality_of_historical_climate_record.html support@cosis.net Thu, 26 Jan 2012 00:00:00 +0100 cosis://twitter/news/item/ni225860d62206db7e55a/220 Crowd-sourced science: powerful new... Crowdfunding, crowdcreation, crowdvoting, crowd wisdom, are different ways to involve large groups of people in solving particular problems. Crowdsourcing is rapidly becoming a very powerful addition to the toolbox of many scientists. The growth of social media, and particularly networks such as COSIS.net, is giving crowdsourcing a strong boost. (Updated 24 Jan 2012.) http://www.cosis.net/news/ni96613e55218cb351da3/Crowd_sourced_science__powerful_new_science_tool.html support@cosis.net Tue, 24 Jan 2012 00:00:00 +0100 cosis://twitter/news/item/ni96613e55218cb351da3/218 Global warming makes E... The East Asian winter weather is largely influenced by the Siberian High - the most intense high pressure system on the earth. Scientists from U.S. and Taiwan found that in the past three decades the intensity of the Siberian High tended to reverse between early and middle winter, so that a mild November was often followed by a cold December and January and vice versa. Their analysis showed that this reversal is related to the multi-decadal variation of the Arctic Oscillation (AO), which changed its phase from negative/cold to positive/warm in the late 1970s. http://www.cosis.net/news/ni6d74b4aa22147601613/Global_warming_makes_E_Asia_winter_weather_more_predictable.html support@cosis.net Tue, 24 Jan 2012 00:00:00 +0100 cosis://twitter/news/item/ni6d74b4aa22147601613/221 Push, pull or blast? How to... A new international initiative led by the German space agency DLR, NEOShield, combines expertise from science as well as the industry to avert the dangers of impact by asteroids and comets. Last week was the kick-off meeting in Berlin attended by experts from Europe, USA and Russia. http://www.cosis.net/news/niaf74b51e2197dfba733/Push__pull_or_blast__How_to_protect_Earth_from_asteroids_.html support@cosis.net Sat, 21 Jan 2012 00:00:00 +0100 cosis://twitter/news/item/niaf74b51e2197dfba733/219 Using Microbes To Mine... Microbes can be used in all sorts of ways, from cleaning wastewater, removing oil spills and heavy metals, to producing biofuels. A promising new application is the use of microbes in mining of manganese from waste and deep sea deposits, reports a recent article by a group of Indian scientists. http://www.cosis.net/news/ni019e81822176717c77b/Using_Microbes_To_Mine_Manganese__Promising_Prospects.html support@cosis.net Mon, 09 Jan 2012 00:00:00 +0100 cosis://twitter/news/item/ni019e81822176717c77b/217 New nuclear accident... Four recent nuclear catastrophes, Chernobyl, Three Mile Island, Fukushima and Kyshtum, feature prominently in a new nuclear accident magnitude scale developed by the British Emeritus Professor of Geophysics David Smythe. http://www.cosis.net/news/ni65122bf02169f34cccb/New_nuclear_accident_magnitude_scale_highlights_catastrophes.html support@cosis.net Thu, 05 Jan 2012 00:00:00 +0100 cosis://twitter/news/item/ni65122bf02169f34cccb/216 Solution to longstanding tidal... Israeli scientists have improved solutions for the famous Tidal Equations first formulated by Pierre-Simon Laplace in 1776. Their new contribution for this longstanding problem involves a new formulation of an approximate equation that, suprisingly, yields highly accurate solutions of Laplace's Equations. http://www.cosis.net/news/nia7569ab221405d36791/Solution_to_longstanding_tidal_equation_problem.html support@cosis.net Wed, 04 Jan 2012 00:00:00 +0100 cosis://twitter/news/item/nia7569ab221405d36791/214 Climate sensitivity greater than... Atmospheric chemists from Sweden, Germany and the US reveal how plant emissions into the atmosphere mask the effect of human-induced greenhouse warming. Plants emit substances that produce aerosols that may have a cooling effect in one area while amplifying greenhouse warming elsewhere. When temperature rises they will do so at higher rates. http://www.cosis.net/news/ni82789e2721347bf43a2/Climate_sensitivity_greater_than_previously_believed.html support@cosis.net Tue, 03 Jan 2012 00:00:00 +0100 cosis://twitter/news/item/ni82789e2721347bf43a2/213 Bad news for polar bears: sea ice is... Not only is the sea ice in the Arctic becoming thinner, multiyear ice will be largely replaced by seasonal ice, according to a recent Swedish study published in the journal Climate Dynamics. http://www.cosis.net/news/ni7dd826d7211bb095f38/Bad_news_for_polar_bears__sea_ice_is_thinning.html support@cosis.net Sat, 31 Dec 2011 00:00:00 +0100 cosis://twitter/news/item/ni7dd826d7211bb095f38/211 Review of 2011: retracted papers... 2011 has seen an unusually large number of retracted scientific articles. Some of the most notorious ones are a study of the chronic fatigue syndrome, and a widely cited paper about vaccines causing autism. The 2011 report "Celebrities and Science" cites remarkable scientific misunderstandings by royalty, famous musicians, models and film stars. http://www.cosis.net/news/nid5529920212d0109e78/Review_of_2011__retracted_papers_and_phoney_science.html support@cosis.net Sat, 31 Dec 2011 00:00:00 +0100 cosis://twitter/news/item/nid5529920212d0109e78/212 The 2011 Lorca earthquake: new... Early evening on 11 May 2011, a M 5.1 shallow earthquake hit the town of Lorca in the Murcia region, SE Spain. Although of only moderate strength, the earthquake remarkably caused 10 fatalities, 250 injured and considerable damage to houses and other buildings. Many people had to leave their homes. http://www.cosis.net/news/ni9e97dc9821066423c43/The_2011_Lorca_earthquake__new_article_in_Solid_Earth.html support@cosis.net Thu, 10 Nov 2011 00:00:00 +0100 cosis://twitter/news/item/ni9e97dc9821066423c43/210 Diagnostic labs, no larger... Instead of using pumps, tubes and glass vessels to run blood, urine and other health tests, those tests can now be done on stamp size paper devices. These can be produced simply by photocopying machines and will eventually cost only a few cents. The new technique will likely revolutionise healthcare and agriculture in developing countries. http://www.cosis.net/news/ni90b257ac208e5de4902/Diagnostic_labs__no_larger_than_a_fingernail__made_of_paper.html support@cosis.net Thu, 29 Sep 2011 00:00:00 +0200 cosis://twitter/news/item/ni90b257ac208e5de4902/208 Climate Mythbuster Skeptical... Australian solar physicist John Cook has been awarded the Eureka Prize, the most prestigious award in Australian science. He started the immensely popular website Skeptical Science in 2007 as an instrument to debunk common climate change myths and misunderstandings. http://www.cosis.net/news/nic90f2bfe207e49f4917/Climate_Mythbuster_Skeptical_Science_wins_Eureka_Prize.html support@cosis.net Fri, 09 Sep 2011 00:00:00 +0200 cosis://twitter/news/item/nic90f2bfe207e49f4917/207 Nigeria launches two Earth... Nigeria has successfully launched two Earth observation satellites NigeriaSat-2 and NigeriaSat-X. They will be used for weather observations serving the entire region which regularly suffers from natural disasters. http://www.cosis.net/news/nied0fe28c205fe927b47/Nigeria_launches_two_Earth_observation_satellites.html support@cosis.net Fri, 19 Aug 2011 00:00:00 +0200 cosis://twitter/news/item/nied0fe28c205fe927b47/205 Science in Africa - How Can We Contribute? In the 30 June Nature Special "Science in Africa", the Editor asks: "What can individual researchers do for colleagues in Africa?" http://www.cosis.net/news/ni5edbdbe3204dc8e36f1/Science_in_Africa___How_Can_We_Contribute_.html support@cosis.net Mon, 25 Jul 2011 00:00:00 +0200 cosis://twitter/news/item/ni5edbdbe3204dc8e36f1/204 Changing farming practices help... Using compost, keeping fields planted year-round, reducing tillage and increasing plant diversity helps to reduce carbon loss to the atmosphere. New research has led to several good farming practices that have the combined effect of increasing food production in poor countries and reducing atmospheric carbon dioxide. http://www.cosis.net/news/ni1d3a4a3b202264d08a4/Changing_farming_practices_help_reverse_global_warming.html support@cosis.net Sun, 03 Jul 2011 00:00:00 +0200 cosis://twitter/news/item/ni1d3a4a3b202264d08a4/202 Unique Art & Science... Dutch artist Jalila Essaïdi, together with genetic, forensic, biotechnical and other scientists has grown human skincells on a matrix of spidersilk. The resulting bullet-proof human skin was tested at the firing range of the Dutch Forensic Institute. This art project won her the prestigious Designers & Artists 4 Genomics Award. But the spin-off was almost more important. http://www.cosis.net/news/nie1dcd0ab20101a42ff4/Unique_Art___Science_collaboration__bullet_proof_skin___more.html support@cosis.net Sat, 25 Jun 2011 00:00:00 +0200 cosis://twitter/news/item/nie1dcd0ab20101a42ff4/201 Mobile phones help fight malaria In Botswana, healthcare workers are equipped with mobile devices to collect data about malaria outbreaks and notify the health ministry. Geotagged data are used to map for the first time disease transmission in the country. This will enable faster response times and better measurement of malaria cases to monitor treatment and scale up the distribution of mosquito nets. The project is a collaboration of IT multinational HP and nonprofit organisation Positive Innovation for the Next Generation (PING). http://www.cosis.net/news/ni94bd645d200ed624897/Mobile_phones_help_fight_malaria.html support@cosis.net Fri, 24 Jun 2011 00:00:00 +0200 cosis://twitter/news/item/ni94bd645d200ed624897/200 Solar minimum stops global warming. Not There is good evidence from different independent sources indicating that the Sun will be going into a period of minimum activity. For some this spells an end to global warming, confirming what they already knew: global warming is a hoax. Yet, will decreasing solar activity really be enough to halt the present atmospheric warming trend and all its side effects? See for yourself and read the scientific arguments. http://www.cosis.net/news/ni14e1d4a1199c455085b/Solar_minimum_stops_global_warming__Not.html support@cosis.net Thu, 23 Jun 2011 00:00:00 +0200 cosis://twitter/news/item/ni14e1d4a1199c455085b/199 IODP presents new Ocean Discovery... The Integrated Ocean Drilling Program presented its new ambitious science plan for 2013-2023 at a press conference in Amsterdam, last week. Global climate change, earthquakes, and tsunami generation are some of the most pressing geoscientific challenges of the 21st century. Scientific ocean drilling is a key tool to investigate these phenomena and fundamental questions in Earth and life sciences. http://www.cosis.net/news/ni3b105ad3198eeee567e/IODP_presents_new_Ocean_Discovery_science_plan.html support@cosis.net Fri, 17 Jun 2011 00:00:00 +0200 cosis://twitter/news/item/ni3b105ad3198eeee567e/198 Aussie Climate Change... The Australian website The Conversation ("Academic rigour, journalistic flair") recently started publication of an initiative by Australian climate scientists to clear the climate debate from misinformation, myths and personal attacks. They aim to not only communicate the state of climate change science, but also support greener policies. http://www.cosis.net/news/ni4e4d605419743dd04a3/Aussie_Climate_Change_website_focuses_on_science_and_policy.html support@cosis.net Wed, 15 Jun 2011 00:00:00 +0200 cosis://twitter/news/item/ni4e4d605419743dd04a3/197 Earthquake-Report: Bali Hotels & Tsunami preparedness The Indonesian (Bali) Hotel Industry has taken the lead in Tsunami preparedness. While early warning times are very short - half an hour at most - rapid and effective response to tsunami alerts is extremely important. The Indonesian tourism industry develooped many tsunami procedures in a programme called ‘Tsunami Ready’. Tourists who visit resorts with the ‘Tsunami Ready’ certificate can trust that all necessary policies and procedures are in place and working well. http://earthquake-report.com/2011/06/06/indonesias-bali-hotels-association-gives support@cosis.net Sun, 12 Jun 2011 00:00:00 +0200 cosis://twitter/news/item/ni0b0274a5196cb96b936/196 Science communication more... Communicating to the general public the results and insights gained by scientific research, it has been argued time and again, can literally save lives. Whether alerting and informing communities about tornadoes, tropical cyclones, volcanic eruptions, tsunamis, or nuclear accidents, advising policy makers on topics like famine, droughts, water pollution, floods, climate change, or sea level rise, all these issues (and many more) require rapid and accurate communication of scientific data to the threatened populations. http://www.cosis.net/news/ni7b38b84219483ee7be5/Science_communication_more_urgently_needed_than_ever.html support@cosis.net Mon, 06 Jun 2011 00:00:00 +0200 cosis://twitter/news/item/ni7b38b84219483ee7be5/194 TTORCH Summer School... This first TTORCH Summer School "Challenges in measurement and modeling of greenhouse gas concentrations and fluxes" will take place between 27 September and 4 October 2011 at Hyytiälä Forestry Field Station, in Finland. he school is mainly oriented to PhD students, but a number of PostDocs and master students preparing to start a Doctorate will be accepted, as well as scientists or technicians new in the field. http://www.cosis.net/news/ni9aa01cf919324c14bf5/TTORCH_Summer_School_greenhouse_gas_concentrations___fluxes.html support@cosis.net Sun, 29 May 2011 00:00:00 +0200 cosis://twitter/news/item/ni9aa01cf919324c14bf5/193 Asexual clams have sex on the side (by... In his blog "Not Exactly Rocket Science" Ed Yong explains how some freshwater clam species, who mainly reproduce by male cloning, manage to avoid extinction. Occasionally, they reproduce by having real sex, sperm fertilising another individual's egg and retaining its dna. http://www.cosis.net/news/ni95fffa861884fc16b2b/Asexual_clams_have_sex_on_the_side__by_Ed_Yong_.html support@cosis.net Wed, 25 May 2011 00:00:00 +0200 cosis://twitter/news/item/ni95fffa861884fc16b2b/188 Young Scientist Workshop,... Are you a young water professional or PhD student working in the area of urban water management or urban planning? Then the Young Scientist Workshop 'Water Challenges of Urbanisation' during the International Water Week Amsterdam 2011 should be of interest to you! http://www.cosis.net/news/ni7ceac7071866c5d27be/Young_Scientist_Workshop__International_Water_Week.html support@cosis.net Tue, 24 May 2011 00:00:00 +0200 cosis://twitter/news/item/ni7ceac7071866c5d27be/186 The Anthropocene, a new geological epoch One day after the World was predicted to end, we are still there. A good moment to reflect on how humans are changing the world in an unprecedented way. In response to these changes, scientists at a meeting in London suggested to officially name the present period the Anthropocene and give it the stratigraphical status of epoch. http://www.cosis.net/news/ni8fde7872183c97c7d5a/The_Anthropocene__a_new_geological_epoch.html support@cosis.net Sun, 22 May 2011 00:00:00 +0200 cosis://twitter/news/item/ni8fde7872183c97c7d5a/183 Summer School on... Summer school BESS in Venice, June 10-17 2011. While the initial deadline was 15 May, the organisers will likely accept 5-8 additional applications. http://www.cosis.net/news/ni40140420182193b0fe7/Summer_School_on_Biogeodynamics_and_Earth_System_Sciences.html support@cosis.net Fri, 20 May 2011 00:00:00 +0200 cosis://twitter/news/item/ni40140420182193b0fe7/182 Straw houses: earthquake-resistant and cheap Easy-to-build and cheap houses built of straw blocks and mud plaster are surprisingly strong. They may offer poor countries a realistic solution for building in high-earthquake-risk areas. Nepal is the first country to build straw houses on a large scale. http://www.cosis.net/news/ni864453bc18124b96b8c/Straw_houses__earthquake_resistant_and_cheap.html support@cosis.net Thu, 05 May 2011 00:00:00 +0200 cosis://twitter/news/item/ni864453bc18124b96b8c/181 Two PhD positions and one postdoc in Ecology PhD positions in Dublin: 'Impact of past and future climate change on the geographical spread of Northern hemisphere agriculture' & 'Storms as Future Geohazards in Irish Coastal Environments: Integrating the Biological and Geological dimensions'. Postdocin Plant Physiological Ecology in Edinburgh. http://www.cosis.net/news/ni2027a7861798719139f/Two_PhD_positions_and_one_postdoc_in_Ecology.html support@cosis.net Mon, 02 May 2011 00:00:00 +0200 cosis://twitter/news/item/ni2027a7861798719139f/179 The role of TV in natural disasters Using the Chilean M 8.8 earthquake of February 27, 2010 as a case study, two Chilean psychologists investigate the vital role of TV in communicating essential information to populations struck by natural disasters. They arrive at several conclusions which may help to improve this role in future events. http://www.cosis.net/news/ni3099c78517837485a00/The_role_of_TV_in_natural_disasters.html support@cosis.net Sun, 01 May 2011 00:00:00 +0200 cosis://twitter/news/item/ni3099c78517837485a00/178 Summer school: Flux measurement techniques Ten-day summer school: Flux measurement techniques: methods, sensors, databases and modeling i.n Tuczno Castel, Poland, 11/09. - 20/09 2011 http://www.cosis.net/news/nib5fbbe781774372ed04/Summer_school__Flux_measurement_techniques.html support@cosis.net Sun, 24 Apr 2011 00:00:00 +0200 cosis://twitter/news/item/nib5fbbe781774372ed04/177 Nature News: Japan faces power struggle Climate goals in doubt as fossil fuels come to the fore in fight to meet electricity demand. Contribution by Nature News correspondent Jeff Tollefson. http://www.nature.com/news/2011/110412/full/472143a.html support@cosis.net Wed, 13 Apr 2011 00:00:00 +0200 cosis://twitter/news/item/ni46b30cb417471896cb5/174 Great initiative: help translate... Communication of earthquake information immediately after the event can literally save lives. Earthquake Report invites people to translate this information into languages other than English. http://www.cosis.net/news/nic2a7d6f6173722c109e/Great_initiative__help_translate_Earthquake_Report.html support@cosis.net Sun, 10 Apr 2011 00:00:00 +0200 cosis://twitter/news/item/nic2a7d6f6173722c109e/173 Earliest evidence for use of... Early Europeans may have suffered cold winters for nearly half a million years before they invented fire, around 400,000 years ago, new archaeological evidence suggests. This contradicts the widely accepted notion that the colonisation of Europe out of Africa required fire. http://www.cosis.net/news/ni4224e115168f8b666f9/Earliest_evidence_for_use_of_fire_by_humans_in_Europe.html support@cosis.net Tue, 29 Mar 2011 00:00:00 +0200 cosis://twitter/news/item/ni4224e115168f8b666f9/168 Julia Hargreaves' blog from Japan: how not to communicate Julia shares her views on everything that went wrong in the communication of critical information to the people living in the Fukushima area. Looks as if not only Tepco, the company who owns the damaged reactors, is to blame, but the Japanese government as well. Government officials completely rely on information Tepco bothers to leak to them ... http://www.cosis.net/profile/u6a829d2646478cd87274e support@cosis.net Sat, 26 Mar 2011 00:00:00 +0100 cosis://twitter/news/item/nia3651ad11671ea5c21e/167 CNN: Why can't we predict the next big quake? In an artcile on the Tohoku earthquake on the CNN website USGS seismologist Susan E. Hough argues: "What we know for sure is that preparedness remains our best defense against devastating earthquakes.". Predicting earthquakes is still not possible and may never be, according to the majority of earthquake experts. http://edition.cnn.com/2011/OPINION/03/21/hough.predict.earthquakes/ support@cosis.net Thu, 24 Mar 2011 00:00:00 +0100 cosis://twitter/news/item/ni1e01787d166cf0ca091/166 Update: Heroic efforts to... As the population of Honshu is still suffering from the effects of Friday's devastating earthquake and tsunami, the situation at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant is still critical. The Fukushima Fifty risk their own lives to prevent complete meltdown. Today, engineers will bring back power to the cooling pumps. http://www.cosis.net/news/ni17cfb48c165cba4abff/Update__Heroic_efforts_to_cool_Fukushima_nuclear_reactors.html support@cosis.net Sat, 19 Mar 2011 00:00:00 +0100 cosis://twitter/news/item/ni17cfb48c165cba4abff/165 Japan before & after:... New York Times and Australian ABC News published an interactive map and aerial photos to show the extent of the devastation caused by the 11 March earthquake and tsunami around Honshu. http://www.cosis.net/news/ni2883667a164204990a1/Japan_before___after__Aerial_photos_reveal_the_devastation.html support@cosis.net Sun, 13 Mar 2011 00:00:00 +0100 cosis://twitter/news/item/ni2883667a164204990a1/164 Lessons from Honshu... Modern building regulations and a strong geohazard awareness clearly increase the chance for people to survive a major natural disaster. This is the main lesson that we learn from yesterday's earthquake and tsunami in Japan, the Christchurch earthquake and several major earthquakes in China. http://www.cosis.net/news/nied936bcc16306a397dd/Lessons_from_Honshu_earthquake__Building_Codes_Save_Lives.html support@cosis.net Sat, 12 Mar 2011 00:00:00 +0100 cosis://twitter/news/item/nied936bcc16306a397dd/163 Should Heartattack Grill's owner be... The restaurant's motto “Taste Worth Dying For” now has taken a literal meaning. Last week, the 260-kilogram spokesman for the Heartattack Grill died. With obesity rapidly rising to become one of the main causes of death worldwide, this grill unashamedly promotes unhealthy diets. http://www.cosis.net/news/ni4d237cf7162b47d0226/Should_Heartattack_Grill_s_owner_be_prosecuted_.html support@cosis.net Thu, 10 Mar 2011 00:00:00 +0100 cosis://twitter/news/item/ni4d237cf7162b47d0226/162 Neuroanthropology blog:... In his PLOS blog Neuroanthropology, cultural anthropologist Greg Downey investigates the stunning physiological and cultural adaptations of fishermen who inhabit floating villages anchored offshore. http://www.cosis.net/news/ni2e9df4c91613e792a7b/Neuroanthropology_blog___Amphibious__Humans_offshore_Borneo.html support@cosis.net Sun, 06 Mar 2011 00:00:00 +0100 cosis://twitter/news/item/ni2e9df4c91613e792a7b/161 US Tribal Colleges serve local communities Research projects by young Native American students help the communities of Indian Reservations to improve their lives. Using sophisticated analyses they were able to advise people about fish consumption from polluted lakes. http://www.cosis.net/news/nic49c0071160ff976a73/US_Tribal_Colleges_serve_local_communities.html support@cosis.net Sat, 05 Mar 2011 00:00:00 +0100 cosis://twitter/news/item/nic49c0071160ff976a73/160 e-readers don't use dead... A special issue of Virginia Quarterly Review investigates the consequences of the growing use of e-readers, smartphones and iPads. Good for the trees, bad for the miners, who dig the rare earth metals that are used in the electronic components. http://www.cosis.net/news/ni2a89b52c15920308f4a/e_readers_don_t_use_dead_trees__but_miners_pay_the_price.html support@cosis.net Fri, 04 Mar 2011 00:00:00 +0100 cosis://twitter/news/item/ni2a89b52c15920308f4a/159 Waniyetu Wówapi: Native... A new source of historical information about unusual and extreme weather from the 17th to the 19th century. These beautiful pictographic calendars are called Waniyetu wówapi or ‘winter counts’ kept by several Great Plains Indian peoples. http://www.cosis.net/news/nicbd803c115766bb8b94/Waniyetu_W__wapi__Native_American_Records_of_Weather__Climate.html support@cosis.net Thu, 03 Mar 2011 00:00:00 +0100 cosis://twitter/news/item/nicbd803c115766bb8b94/157 Darwin Summer School on Biogeosciences First edition of Darwin Summer School 4-15 July 2011 (full time two week course) by The Darwin Center for Biogeosciences, Utrecht and Texel, the Netherlands. http://www.cosis.net/news/ni1a2680ee15883ead9c5/Darwin_Summer_School_on_Biogeosciences.html support@cosis.net Thu, 03 Mar 2011 00:00:00 +0100 cosis://twitter/news/item/ni1a2680ee15883ead9c5/158 How can faults far from plate... Great and devastating earthquakes are usually expected along active margins, where plates subduct or slide past each other. Surprisingly, shallow earthquakes away from these margins can be quite destructive. Two recent blogs offer explanations. http://www.cosis.net/news/ni888f72cd1552a1bfef0/How_can_faults_far_from_plate_margins_be_dangerous_.html support@cosis.net Sat, 26 Feb 2011 00:00:00 +0100 cosis://twitter/news/item/ni888f72cd1552a1bfef0/155 Plankton blooms around polar sea... A new study in the open-access journal Biogeosciences reports on belts of phytoplankton blooms that appear when sea ice retreats during summer melt. Ongoing degradation of Arctic sea ice will have consequences for the food production of higher organisms and ultimately fish. http://www.cosis.net/news/nic75235ef156b13cca7a/Plankton_blooms_around_polar_sea_ice___Article_in_BG.html support@cosis.net Sat, 26 Feb 2011 00:00:00 +0100 cosis://twitter/news/item/nic75235ef156b13cca7a/156 Christchurch Quake Map,... A very cool time-lapse animation, which shows all earthquakes and aftershocks on South Island, New Zealand, starting with the M 7.1 earthquake of September 2010. http://www.cosis.net/news/ni8033643a153496bca35/Christchurch_Quake_Map__animation_of_5000_earthquakes.html support@cosis.net Wed, 23 Feb 2011 00:00:00 +0100 cosis://twitter/news/item/ni8033643a153496bca35/153 Walking cactus may be early... A fossil of Diania cactiformis, a strange-looking 6-cm-long creature dating from the Cambrian was found in Yunnan, southwestern China. Its discoverers believe it to be a close relative to the Arthropoda. http://www.cosis.net/news/nic764c54215448d5344a/Walking_cactus_may_be_early_relative_of_arthropods.html support@cosis.net Wed, 23 Feb 2011 00:00:00 +0100 cosis://twitter/news/item/nic764c54215448d5344a/154 Update: M 6.3 earthquake... Tuesday, February 22, 2011 at 12:51 local time (Monday at 23:51 UTC) a very strong Magnitude 6.3 earthquake hit Christchurch, on the South Island of New Zealand. At least 65 people were reported killed and hundreds injured. http://www.cosis.net/news/ni24791b06152eb815c91/Update__M_6_3_earthquake_strikes_centre_of_Christchurch.html support@cosis.net Tue, 22 Feb 2011 00:00:00 +0100 cosis://twitter/news/item/ni24791b06152eb815c91/152 Climate change and extreme weather. Linked? Two new papers in this week's Nature investigate how much human-induced greenhouse gas increase contributes to precipitation extremes and increasing flood risks. http://www.cosis.net/news/ni1274354115180cb311a/Climate_change_and_extreme_weather__Linked_.html support@cosis.net Sat, 19 Feb 2011 00:00:00 +0100 cosis://twitter/news/item/ni1274354115180cb311a/151 E3G Report - a Positive View on Climate... Degrees of Risk: Defining a Risk Management Framework for Climate Security. The British nonprofit group Third Generation Environmentalism (E3G) sets a realistic course to decreasing dependance of fossil fuels. http://www.cosis.net/news/ni8f9b50b515046376f78/E3G_Report___a_Positive_View_on_Climate_Change.html support@cosis.net Thu, 17 Feb 2011 00:00:00 +0100 cosis://twitter/news/item/ni8f9b50b515046376f78/150 Pre-industrial increase in... New article in The Holocene: "Can natural or anthropogenic explanations of late-Holocene CO2 and CH4 increases be falsified?" by Ruddiman, Kutzbach and Vavrus. http://www.cosis.net/news/nife8b2c13149208db7f2/Pre_industrial_increase_in_greenhouse_gases_due_to_humans_.html support@cosis.net Fri, 11 Feb 2011 00:00:00 +0100 cosis://twitter/news/item/nife8b2c13149208db7f2/149 Update: So close and yet so far away? Lake Vostok drilling team was pulled out on the last flight from the ice. The last 20 metres of drilling to reach the subglacial lake will have to wait until the next Antarctic summer season. http://www.cosis.net/news/ni7ee98a6e143d5fe60c8/Update__So_close_and_yet_so_far_away_.html support@cosis.net Wed, 09 Feb 2011 00:00:00 +0100 cosis://twitter/news/item/ni7ee98a6e143d5fe60c8/143 Earth Observation Handbook... CEOS (Committee on Earth Observation Satellites) and ESA (European Space Agency) updated this Climate Change special edition with data from 2010. http://www.cosis.net/news/niaa9ffe451477ef1f156/Earth_Observation_Handbook___Climate_Change_special_edition.html support@cosis.net Tue, 08 Feb 2011 00:00:00 +0100 cosis://twitter/news/item/niaa9ffe451477ef1f156/147 Seismicity under Vatnajökull sign... Almost a year after ash clouds from Eyaflakkajökull stopped all air traffic in northern Europe, it seems that an other Icelandic volcano is about to erupt. http://www.cosis.net/news/nifee57fa5148a901e0be/Seismicity_under_Vatnaj__kull_sign_of_new_eruption_.html support@cosis.net Tue, 08 Feb 2011 00:00:00 +0100 cosis://twitter/news/item/nifee57fa5148a901e0be/148 New article in HESS Climate change and mountain water resources: overview and recommendations for research, management and policy. International group of experts uses 11 case studies to reviews impacts of climate change on the availability of water from mountain regions. http://www.cosis.net/news/nif41ab2691469c533eaa/New_article_in_HESS.html support@cosis.net Sun, 06 Feb 2011 00:00:00 +0100 cosis://twitter/news/item/nif41ab2691469c533eaa/146 China: earthquake awareness... Tuesday, February 1, a Magnitude 4.8 earthquake shook the border region of China and Myanmar SW China, caused widespread damage, no casualties. http://www.cosis.net/news/ni4f71c1351458af522fd/China__earthquake_awareness_and_preparedness_saves_lives.html support@cosis.net Wed, 02 Feb 2011 00:00:00 +0100 cosis://twitter/news/item/ni4f71c1351458af522fd/145 Update Shinmoedake Volcano. Live webcams According to volcanologists, the volcano's recent activivities resemble those during the devastating eruptions 300 years ago. http://www.cosis.net/news/ni2c507937144e97162a5/Update_Shinmoedake_Volcano__Live_webcams.html support@cosis.net Tue, 01 Feb 2011 00:00:00 +0100 cosis://twitter/news/item/ni2c507937144e97162a5/144 9 PhD positions for Geographic... The University of Salzburg, Austria, Doctoral College - DK-GIScience, offers nine 3-year contracts at the Doctoral College DK-GIScience. http://www.cosis.net/news/nie81de3ba14215e4442d/9_PhD_positions_for_Geographic_Information_Science.html support@cosis.net Thu, 27 Jan 2011 00:00:00 +0100 cosis://twitter/news/item/nie81de3ba14215e4442d/142 Update M 7.2 earthquake... Tuesday, January 18, 2011 at 20:23:26 UTC, Wednesday, January 19, 2011 at 01:23:26 AM at epicentre (USGS). The earthquake occurred in a thinly populated area near the Afghanistan and Iran borders. http://www.cosis.net/news/ni3174eb591377e0e3c28/Update_M_7_2_earthquake_Pakistan__No_damage_or_injuries.html support@cosis.net Tue, 25 Jan 2011 00:00:00 +0100 cosis://twitter/news/item/ni3174eb591377e0e3c28/137 Reducing greenhouse gas emissions... Meeting the challenges of food security and climate change. Discussion meeting hosted by The Royal Society, London, 28 February - 1 March 2011. http://www.cosis.net/news/ni05afd8a3141cc36b410/Reducing_greenhouse_gas_emissions_from_agriculture.html support@cosis.net Tue, 25 Jan 2011 00:00:00 +0100 cosis://twitter/news/item/ni05afd8a3141cc36b410/141 Are Californian mountain... During the last 80 years, 64 Californian mountain plant species have migrated downhill with an average of about 264 feet, a study finds. http://www.cosis.net/news/nic994fc2f140fcb4c679/Are_Californian_mountain_plants_ignoring_climate_change_.html support@cosis.net Sun, 23 Jan 2011 00:00:00 +0100 cosis://twitter/news/item/nic994fc2f140fcb4c679/140 A new, lower value of total solar irradiance Two scientists claim to have found a much lower value of total solar irradiance. They measured a total of 1360.8 ± 0.5 W m−2, instead of the canonical value of 1365.4 ± 1.3 W m−2. http://www.cosis.net/news/ni94fa615513886510158/A_new__lower_value_of_total_solar_irradiance.html support@cosis.net Fri, 21 Jan 2011 00:00:00 +0100 cosis://twitter/news/item/ni94fa615513886510158/138 NOAA: 2010 warmest on Record Another record breaking warm year, 2010 shares with 2005 the title of the warmest year after a steady rise from the average post-1880 temperature starting in 1976. http://www.cosis.net/news/ni135a664a1364f13413d/NOAA__2010_warmest_on_Record.html support@cosis.net Sun, 16 Jan 2011 00:00:00 +0100 cosis://twitter/news/item/ni135a664a1364f13413d/136 Jack Oliver has passed away John "Jack" Ertle Oliver, died at 87 on January 5, 2011. As the news slowly spreads, interesting anekdotes and research results of the professor who was the first to proof the existence of continental drift, show up everywhere. http://www.cosis.net/news/nie45b7d0c135dabb2761/Jack_Oliver_has_passed_away.html support@cosis.net Fri, 14 Jan 2011 00:00:00 +0100 cosis://twitter/news/item/nie45b7d0c135dabb2761/135 Mudslides devastate southeastern Brazil Not only Australia, but also Brazil has become a victim of heavy rain showers. More than 350 people found their death due to mudslides and flooding in the mountain area 100 km north of Rio de Janeiro. http://www.cosis.net/news/nie842e80c134bb3c6ec9/Mudslides_devastate_southeastern_Brazil.html support@cosis.net Thu, 13 Jan 2011 00:00:00 +0100 cosis://twitter/news/item/nie842e80c134bb3c6ec9/134 Krakatau erupts again. 40,000 evacuated. Ash from Krakatau is raining down on nearby parts of the Indonesian islands Sumatra and Java. In the meantime, the authorities plan to evacuate 40,00 people away from areas that may be threatened by tsunamis. http://www.cosis.net/news/ni6536ceac1334c668ffb/Krakatau_erupts_again__40_000_evacuated_.html support@cosis.net Wed, 12 Jan 2011 00:00:00 +0100 cosis://twitter/news/item/ni6536ceac1334c668ffb/133 Russians about to uncover secrets of... For 14 millon years, the waters of Lake Vostok remained hidden to the outside world, lurking underneath a 4,000 metres thick ice sheet. After all these years we are about to find out what the subglacial waters of Lake Vostok hold in store for us. With only a hundred meters left, Russia’s Artcic and Antarctic Research Insitute (AARI) speculates to drill through the bottom of the ice sheet by the end of this month. http://www.cosis.net/news/ni4a8f0fff1324571386e/Russians_about_to_uncover_secrets_of_Lake_Vostok.html support@cosis.net Mon, 10 Jan 2011 00:00:00 +0100 cosis://twitter/news/item/ni4a8f0fff1324571386e/132 Small glaciers gone in 2100 According to a new study published in Nature Geoscience half of the world's smaller glaciers will disappear during this century. http://www.cosis.net/news/ni8a4f93e01318b015882/Small_glaciers_gone_in_2100.html support@cosis.net Sun, 09 Jan 2011 00:00:00 +0100 cosis://twitter/news/item/ni8a4f93e01318b015882/131 Hubble summer programme for undergrads The Space Telescope Science Institute, Baltimore, Maryland, USA, opens its summer programme for 12 undergrads with interest in space astronomy. Application deadline: 1 Feb 2011. http://www.cosis.net/news/ni80e2706e129c861aaad/Hubble_summer_programme_for_undergrads.html support@cosis.net Fri, 07 Jan 2011 00:00:00 +0100 cosis://twitter/news/item/ni80e2706e129c861aaad/129 Greenland ice sheet faces... Aberystwyth glaciologists warn that the Greenland ice sheet is "retreating and thinning extensively" after a year of record-breaking high temperatures. http://www.cosis.net/news/nid15de4ef1304b931af5/Greenland_ice_sheet_faces_accelerated_thinning_and_retreat.html support@cosis.net Fri, 07 Jan 2011 00:00:00 +0100 cosis://twitter/news/item/nid15de4ef1304b931af5/130 Beyond Fossil Fuels. Series in New York... NYT reporters travel the world to examine innovative attempts to reduce the world's dependence on coal, oil and other carbon-intensive fuels, and the challenges faced. Their reports show impressive attempts on a local scale to counter the effects of global change. http://www.cosis.net/news/ni3249fe24128aecc9da6/Beyond_Fossil_Fuels__Series_in_New_York_Times.html support@cosis.net Thu, 06 Jan 2011 00:00:00 +0100 cosis://twitter/news/item/ni3249fe24128aecc9da6/128 2010 has been a restless year Major earthquakes causing many casualties, a tsunami, volcanoes and disrupted air traffic, an almost failed climate conference. What will 2011 bring? http://www.cosis.net/news/ni05a369a41270d90a17d/2010_has_been_a_restless_year.html support@cosis.net Wed, 05 Jan 2011 00:00:00 +0100 cosis://twitter/news/item/ni05a369a41270d90a17d/127 Earthquake awareness saves lives in Chile The Mw 7.1 earthquake that struck the area of Araucania, near the coast of Chile on Sunday, January 02, 2011, appears to have caused little damage and no injuries. This very likely is the result of the great earthquake awareness and high quality of earthquake resistant building in Chile. http://www.cosis.net/news/nib8b578df12601215804/Earthquake_awareness_saves_lives_in_Chile.html support@cosis.net Mon, 03 Jan 2011 00:00:00 +0100 cosis://twitter/news/item/nib8b578df12601215804/126 Sense About... Each year, London based Sense About Science publishes the most flagrant scientific claims by screen, music and sports celebrities. While some of these claims are just amusing in their outrageousness, many are downright harmful, e.g. those about diets, vaccination and alternative cancer therapies. http://www.cosis.net/news/nic81de64812599d7ca50/Sense_About_Science_s_annual_roundup_of_Celebrities_and_Science_2010.html support@cosis.net Sun, 02 Jan 2011 00:00:00 +0100 cosis://twitter/news/item/nic81de64812599d7ca50/125 M 7.0 earthquake, Santiago del... The earthquake occurred on Saturday, 1 January 2011 at 06:56:59 AM at epicenter (09:56:59 UTC), 960 km NW of Buenos Aires. http://www.cosis.net/news/ni20ac2f3a123aad7aa99/M_7_0_earthquake__Santiago_del_Estero__Argentina.html support@cosis.net Sat, 01 Jan 2011 00:00:00 +0100 cosis://twitter/news/item/ni20ac2f3a123aad7aa99/123 Dot Earth writes: On... The New York Times blog Dot Earth by Andrew C. Revkin discusses two recent papers, one on amplification of greenhouse warming by clouds and one criticising ideas about Recent Antarctic warming. http://www.cosis.net/news/ni9e896f2812445a02cbe/Dot_Earth_writes__On_Warming__Antarctica__Clouds_and_Peer_Review.html support@cosis.net Sat, 01 Jan 2011 00:00:00 +0100 cosis://twitter/news/item/ni9e896f2812445a02cbe/124 Tsunami Early Warning... Taken from ScienceDaily (Dec. 24, 2010) — Six years after the tsunami disaster of 26/12/2004, the set-up of the German-Indonesian Tsunami Early Warning System for the Indian Ocean (GITEWS) has been completed. The project ends on 31 March 2011. After that, Indonesia accepts the sole responsibility for the overall system. http://www.cosis.net/news/ni629aa8f9122f96c96e3/Tsunami_Early_Warning_System_for_the_Indian_Ocean_is_completed.html support@cosis.net Tue, 28 Dec 2010 00:00:00 +0100 cosis://twitter/news/item/ni629aa8f9122f96c96e3/122 Technological... NASA and the National Science Foundation launched a scientific balloon on Monday, December 20, Eastern Standard time, to study the effects of cosmic rays on Earth. It was the first of five scientific balloons scheduled to launch from Antarctica in December. http://www.cosis.net/news/ni606964fc1210ccc57b8/Technological_masterpieces_launched_during_annual_scientific_balloon_campaign.html support@cosis.net Wed, 22 Dec 2010 00:00:00 +0100 cosis://twitter/news/item/ni606964fc1210ccc57b8/121 Online spectra database The online UV/VIS+ Spectra Database from Science SoftCon this year celebrates its 10th anniversary. The database was founded in August 2000 and has since then seen enormous growth. http://www.cosis.net/news/nif88acdde120395137e0/Online_spectra_database.html support@cosis.net Tue, 21 Dec 2010 00:00:00 +0100 cosis://twitter/news/item/nif88acdde120395137e0/120 Drilling in the Dead Sea Recently the International Continental Drilling Program (ICDP) started drilling in the Dead Sea. With this project, ICDP wants to provide a unique, high-resolution record of lake levels and thus climate change in the area, which can then be correlated to global events. Scientists are studying everything from pore-water geochemistry, the deep-biosphere, tectonics and paleomagnetism. http://www.cosis.net/news/ni958bdaa4119b0ca342b/Drilling_in_the_Dead_Sea.html support@cosis.net Sun, 19 Dec 2010 00:00:00 +0100 cosis://twitter/news/item/ni958bdaa4119b0ca342b/119 Storm-surges... A recent study on storm-surge risk along the Atlantic Seaboard and Gulfcoast shows that in 2030, hurricane-driven surges will amplify overall property losses due to the effect of sea level rise. Increases in expected losses will vary by region, with increases of twenty per cent or more being common. http://www.cosis.net/news/niaad429e41180f5bc2e9/Storm_surges_might_dramatically_increase_property_losses_within_the_next_few_decades.html support@cosis.net Sat, 18 Dec 2010 00:00:00 +0100 cosis://twitter/news/item/niaad429e41180f5bc2e9/118 The history of fire in the Southern... The newest issue of Science covers a paper and a Science perspective about the history of biomass burning in the Southern Hemisphere. For their reconstruction, researchers measured the carbon monoxide and its isotopes they found in Antarctic ice cores. http://www.cosis.net/news/ni6dbdd4b5117b8d229ca/The_history_of_fire_in_the_Southern_Hemisphere.html support@cosis.net Fri, 17 Dec 2010 00:00:00 +0100 cosis://twitter/news/item/ni6dbdd4b5117b8d229ca/117 Climate change in the British Uplands The Inter-Research Science Center will publish a special issue of the Climate Research (CR) Journal by the end of this year. It will highlight climate change in relation with the British Uplands. http://www.cosis.net/news/nib21085cd1166db289e3/Climate_change_in_the_British_Uplands.html support@cosis.net Thu, 16 Dec 2010 00:00:00 +0100 cosis://twitter/news/item/nib21085cd1166db289e3/116 Hockeystick curve supported by statistics In a paper in the next issue of the Annals of Applied Statistics Blakeley B. McShane and Abraham J. Wyner assess the reliability of climate reconstructions based on proxies such as tree rings, ice cores, etc. Their models generally confirm Michael Mann's hockeystick albeit with a larger uncertainty. http://www.cosis.net/news/nicc89eed61127d9b9975/Hockeystick_curve_supported_by_statistics.html support@cosis.net Wed, 15 Dec 2010 00:00:00 +0100 cosis://twitter/news/item/nicc89eed61127d9b9975/112 What's going on at AGU 2010? Follow the latest news from the Fall Meeting in AGU's Blogosphere. Blogs include: Deepwater Horizon oil spill: Scientists respond with research, Lessons from a year of disasters, Isotope detectives wanted: Find the signatures of life!, Astrobiology, Volcanoes, and More! Stay tuned if you are unable to go to SF this year. http://blogs.agu.org/ support@cosis.net Wed, 15 Dec 2010 00:00:00 +0100 cosis://twitter/news/item/ni9f6b7117113c5d58941/113 Film: Under the Eyes of the Buddha Documentary film of fieldwork by Stockholm Professor Barbara Wohlfarth in Thailand, coring and analyzing lake sediments to reconstruct past changes in monsoon intensity. http://www.cosis.net/news/nidd22a90b1143ee93f72/Film__Under_the_Eyes_of_the_Buddha.html support@cosis.net Wed, 15 Dec 2010 00:00:00 +0100 cosis://twitter/news/item/nidd22a90b1143ee93f72/114 The ultimate climate change FAQ Guardian has launched what they hope will become "the definitive and most accessible guide to climate change, covering science, politics and economics". http://www.cosis.net/news/nia0977e801116ab19b41/The_ultimate_climate_change_FAQ.html support@cosis.net Sat, 11 Dec 2010 00:00:00 +0100 cosis://twitter/news/item/nia0977e801116ab19b41/111 Postdoctoral... The Ries Laboratory in the Department of Marine Sciences at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill seeks a postdoctoral fellow interested in conducting NSF-funded research on the relationship between global ocean-climate change and marine calcification, to begin Fall 2011. http://www.cosis.net/news/ni01d1391c11041316d2b/Postdoctoral_research_opportunities_in_marine_calcification_____Ocean_acidification_and_global_ocean_climate_change.html support@cosis.net Fri, 10 Dec 2010 00:00:00 +0100 cosis://twitter/news/item/ni01d1391c11041316d2b/110 Volcanoes Bromo, Merapi, Tungurahua calm... The Indonesian authorities have graded down the alert level for Merapi and Bromo as eruptions are slowing down. Activity on the other side of the Pacific, at the Ecuadorian volcano Tungurahua, has decreased at the same time. http://www.cosis.net/news/ni331b35a210786f65c7d/Volcanoes_Bromo__Merapi__Tungurahua_calm_down.html support@cosis.net Thu, 09 Dec 2010 00:00:00 +0100 cosis://twitter/news/item/ni331b35a210786f65c7d/107 The arsenic-loving bacteria controversy Of arsenic and aliens: What the critics said. Blog by Carl Zimmer in Discover. http://www.cosis.net/news/nieaac922c1082ab8bde5/The_arsenic_loving_bacteria_controversy.html support@cosis.net Thu, 09 Dec 2010 00:00:00 +0100 cosis://twitter/news/item/nieaac922c1082ab8bde5/108 Meltwater drainage may counter glacier... In this week's Nature, Christian Schoof, University of British Columbia in Vancouver, argues that meltwater draining to the glacier bed does not necessarily lead to accelerated ice flow and thinning. A system of basal channels is capable of draining away the increased water input resulting from atmospheric warming. Yet, short-term increaes of precipitation and melting may still accelerate glacier flow. http://www.cosis.net/news/nif2570937109b7985505/Meltwater_drainage_may_counter_glacier_runaway.html support@cosis.net Thu, 09 Dec 2010 00:00:00 +0100 cosis://twitter/news/item/nif2570937109b7985505/109 Calcifying... Due to the increase of atmospheric carbon dioxide acidity of the world's oceans is increasing. This new study by a group of German marine geologists and biologists shows that organisms that form calcareous shells may cope with a certain degree of acification, but will be harmed by the higher levels expected near the end of this century. http://www.cosis.net/news/nifa7fda77106f18fd3de/Calcifying_invertebrates_succeed_in_a_naturally_CO2_rich_coastal_habitat_but_are_threatened_by_high_levels_of_future_acidification.html support@cosis.net Sun, 05 Dec 2010 00:00:00 +0100 cosis://twitter/news/item/nifa7fda77106f18fd3de/106 Ocean... Article in EGU open access journal Biogeoscience: Effect of ocean acidification on marine fish sperm (Baltic cod: Gadus morhua). http://www.cosis.net/news/nib29d16c010535daae26/Ocean_Acidification_harmful_for_carbonate_shell_building_organisms__maybe_less_so_for_fish.html support@cosis.net Thu, 02 Dec 2010 00:00:00 +0100 cosis://twitter/news/item/nib29d16c010535daae26/105 Contribution... As a result of global warming glaciers are shrinking. In an article in PNAS an Austrian team of glaciologists present a global survey of the effect of glacier retreat on water supply in populated areas. http://www.cosis.net/news/ni7bfce9c81049c4fedcb/Contribution_potential_of_glaciers_to_water_availability_in_different_climate_regimes.html support@cosis.net Fri, 26 Nov 2010 00:00:00 +0100 cosis://twitter/news/item/ni7bfce9c81049c4fedcb/104 More Indonesian volcanoes... With casualty numbers after the eruption of Merapi steadily rising to more than 320, yet another volcano, Bromo in East Java has started to spew ash. The Ministry of Mines and Energy has given out a high alert for Bromo. The exclusion zone has been extended to 3 km, last Wednesday. http://www.cosis.net/news/nie851e84f101ce81d1f0/More_Indonesian_volcanoes_active_and_one_in_the_Phillippines.html support@cosis.net Wed, 24 Nov 2010 00:00:00 +0100 cosis://twitter/news/item/nie851e84f101ce81d1f0/101 Scientific... Position Description: This position is within the « Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de l’Environnement », a joint institute of CNRS, CEA and UVSQ. The incumbent will work in Saclay (30 km south-west of Paris). http://www.cosis.net/news/nide7754df103fbd356fb/Scientific_Assistant_in_support_of_IPCC_Chapters_5_and_6_of_the_Fifth_Assessment_Report.html support@cosis.net Wed, 24 Nov 2010 00:00:00 +0100 cosis://twitter/news/item/nide7754df103fbd356fb/103 PhD... The project aims to understand and quantify the role of forest management in mitigating climate change. Specifically, it wants to challenge the current focus on the carbon cycle only, and replace it with an overall climate impact approach. Hence, the entire forest management spectrum, ranging from short rotation crops to old-growth forests will be analysed for its effects on the water, energy and carbon cycles of the forest ecosystem. http://www.cosis.net/news/nief28b5eb102e63f1207/PhD_position__The_effect_of_forest_management_on_the_European_carbon_sink.html support@cosis.net Tue, 23 Nov 2010 00:00:00 +0100 cosis://twitter/news/item/nief28b5eb102e63f1207/102 Earth Journalism Toolkit The Earth Journalism Toolkit helps journalists to report on environmental health and climate change. Here you will find information about various environmental problems and ways to address them. The toolkit includes tips for journalists covering each issue, case studies of specific problems and examples of good reporting. http://www.cosis.net/news/niaa901b051007f2deeda/Earth_Journalism_Toolkit.html support@cosis.net Fri, 19 Nov 2010 00:00:00 +0100 cosis://twitter/news/item/niaa901b051007f2deeda/100 Tweets from Space Cool! This guy Astrowheels posts tweets with stunning photos while orbiting the Earth. http://www.cosis.net/news/ni382f8adb990f89d4a3/Tweets_from_Space.html support@cosis.net Thu, 18 Nov 2010 00:00:00 +0100 cosis://twitter/news/item/ni382f8adb990f89d4a3/99 Global Warming could cool down... The overall warming of the earth's northern half could result in cold winters. The shrinking of sea-ice in the eastern Arctic causes some regional heating of the lower levels of air – which may lead to strong anomalies in atmospheric airstreams, triggering an overall cooling of the northern continents, a study recently published in the Journal of Geophysical Research shows. “These anomalies could triple the probability of cold winter extremes in Europe and northern Asia,” says Vladimir Petoukhov, lead author of the study and climate scientist at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research. “Recent severe winters like last year’s or the one of 2005-06 do not conflict with the global warming picture, but rather supplement it.” (Press Release Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research) http://www.cosis.net/news/ni64d90c799808037e4c/Global_Warming_could_cool_down_temperatures_in_winter.html support@cosis.net Wed, 17 Nov 2010 00:00:00 +0100 cosis://twitter/news/item/ni64d90c799808037e4c/98 Fossilized... New paper in PNAS reports on use of new analytic tools to study the role of heterocystous cyanobacteria in fixing nitrogen in the surface waters of the oceans. http://www.cosis.net/news/nif5c85da69722936410/Fossilized_glycolipids_reveal_past_oceanic_N2_fixation_by_heterocystous_cyanobacteria.html support@cosis.net Wed, 10 Nov 2010 00:00:00 +0100 cosis://twitter/news/item/nif5c85da69722936410/97 Twitter chatbot argues with global warming deniers automatically Climate sceptics often recycle the same, long refuted, arguments over and over. Nigel Leck got tired of countering their arguments and built a Twitter chatbot to answer them automatically. http://is.gd/gPWcI support@cosis.net Mon, 08 Nov 2010 00:00:00 +0100 cosis://twitter/news/item/nice96f928955293b5f3/95 Inaccurate... An article appearing in the Los Angeles Times, and then picked up by media outlets far and wide, misrepresents the American Geophysical Union (AGU) and a climate science project the AGU is about to relaunch. The project, called Climate Q&A Service, aims simply to provide accurate scientific answers to questions from journalists about climate science. http://www.cosis.net/news/ni18f6eabe9609226690/Inaccurate_news_reports_misrepresent_a_climate_science_initiative_of_the__American_Geophysical_Union.html support@cosis.net Mon, 08 Nov 2010 00:00:00 +0100 cosis://twitter/news/item/ni18f6eabe9609226690/96 Update: High alert... Late 4 November, Merapi has entered a more violent stage. Eruption now strongest since 1870's http://www.cosis.net/news/ni4ca99c17947b844627/Update__High_alert_at_Mt_Merapi__Indonesia_s_most_dangerous_volcano.html support@cosis.net Sat, 06 Nov 2010 00:00:00 +0100 cosis://twitter/news/item/ni4ca99c17947b844627/94 In... Where Geophysics meets Archeology: lecture by Harvard Professor Jerry Mitrovica about how climate change can be reconstructed using records kept by Babylonian, Chinese, Arabic and Greek scholars, as well as Roman fish tanks. Video of this lecture: see Links. http://www.cosis.net/news/ni216bb4af9288110eb4/In_Search_of_Lost_Time__Ancient_Eclipses__Roman_Fish_Tanks_and_the_Enigma_of_Global_Sea_Level_Rise.html support@cosis.net Thu, 04 Nov 2010 00:00:00 +0100 cosis://twitter/news/item/ni216bb4af9288110eb4/92 Where... New article in EGU open access journal Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics by St Petersburg-based Anastassia Makarieva and colleagues. http://www.cosis.net/news/nicaf822ac93c8d2285d/Where_do_winds_come_from__A_new_theory_on_how_water_vapor_condensation_influences_atmospheric_pressure_and_dynamics_.html support@cosis.net Thu, 04 Nov 2010 00:00:00 +0100 cosis://twitter/news/item/nicaf822ac93c8d2285d/93 Silica... New article in Nature Geoscience: Silica deposits in the Nili Patera caldera on the Syrtis Major volcanic complex on Mars http://www.cosis.net/news/ni246d6f1f9126f30a6d/Silica_deposits_on_Mars_may_preserve_one_of_the_planet_s_most_recent_habitable_microenvironments.html support@cosis.net Mon, 01 Nov 2010 00:00:00 +0100 cosis://twitter/news/item/ni246d6f1f9126f30a6d/91 Postdoctoral fellowship at NCAR in the Atmospheric Sciences The postdoctoral program provides an opportunity for recent Ph.D. scientists to continue to pursue their research interests in atmospheric and related science. The program also invites postdoctoral physicists, chemists, applied mathematicians, computer scientists, engineers, and specialists from related disciplines such as biology, geology, science education, economics, and geography, to apply their training to research in the atmospheric sciences. The National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) is a research institution located in Boulder, Colorado, operated by the nonprofit University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) under sponsorship of the National Science Foundation (NSF). Through its Advanced Study Program (ASP), NCAR offers a continuing program of postdoctoral study in the atmospheric and related sciences. http://www.asp.ucar.edu/pdfp/pd_announcement.php support@cosis.net Sun, 31 Oct 2010 00:00:00 +0200 cosis://twitter/news/item/ni0face2a489fce9b58f/89 Arctic sea ice... New article in Geophysical Research letters: Arctic sea ice response to atmospheric forcings with varying levels of anthropogenic warming and climate variability. http://www.cosis.net/news/ni361bbf9890e98fa094/Arctic_sea_ice_disappears_due_to_anthropogenic_warming__But_when_.html support@cosis.net Sun, 31 Oct 2010 00:00:00 +0200 cosis://twitter/news/item/ni361bbf9890e98fa094/90 Oceans' deepest... Ocean temperature measurements during the last 20 years show a clear warming trend of ocean water below 1000 metres depth. Warming is strongest around Antarctica, where the Antarctic Bottom Water temerature rises at about 0.03°C per decade. http://www.cosis.net/news/nif14abad588902fbf27/Oceans__deepest_waters_are_warming_and_causing_further_sea_level_rise.html support@cosis.net Sat, 30 Oct 2010 00:00:00 +0200 cosis://twitter/news/item/nif14abad588902fbf27/88 Researchers 'see' how to capture carbon... Researchers at the University of Calgary and University of Ottawa have provided deeper insights to CO2 capture by "seeing" the exact sites where CO2 is held in a capture material. Their discovery, published in Science, will allow scientists to design better materials to capture more CO2. http://www.cosis.net/news/nia112d809878828f4c1/Researchers__see__how_to_capture_carbon_dioxide.html support@cosis.net Fri, 29 Oct 2010 00:00:00 +0200 cosis://twitter/news/item/nia112d809878828f4c1/87 Nature News: Space tourism to accelerate climate change Exhaust fumes from commercial spacecraft likely to contribute to global warming. http://www.nature.com/news/2010/101022/full/news.2010.558.html support@cosis.net Wed, 27 Oct 2010 00:00:00 +0200 cosis://twitter/news/item/nic93346a1848267d8a2/84 EOS: Ocean Drilling:... International cooperation is an essential component of modern scientific research and societal advancement, and scientific ocean drilling represents one of Earth science’s longest-running and most successful international collaborations. http://www.cosis.net/news/nib7dce8fe8543a3919d/EOS__Ocean_Drilling__Forty_Years_of_International_Collaboration.html support@cosis.net Wed, 27 Oct 2010 00:00:00 +0200 cosis://twitter/news/item/nib7dce8fe8543a3919d/85 M 7.7 earthquake in Indonesia A Magnitude 7.7 earthquake hit the Indian Ocean Offshore Sumatra http://www.cosis.net/news/ni7a2711f783fad7e7d0/M_7_7_earthquake_in_Indonesia.html support@cosis.net Mon, 25 Oct 2010 00:00:00 +0200 cosis://twitter/news/item/ni7a2711f783fad7e7d0/83 Combined... New in Geophys. Res. Lett.: Cryo-hydrologic warming: A potential mechanism for rapid thermal response of ice sheets. http://www.cosis.net/news/ni753c595c81738a0e01/Combined_effect_of_ice_warming_and_meltwater_seepage_may_cause_rapid_melting_of_Greenland_Ice_Sheet.html support@cosis.net Sat, 23 Oct 2010 00:00:00 +0200 cosis://twitter/news/item/ni753c595c81738a0e01/81 Lessons about rapid climate... New in: Global and Planetary Change. http://www.cosis.net/news/ni212988b5821ce88344/Lessons_about_rapid_climate_change_from_geological_past_.html support@cosis.net Sat, 23 Oct 2010 00:00:00 +0200 cosis://twitter/news/item/ni212988b5821ce88344/82 Neanderthal extinction caused by... New article in Quaternary Science Reviews http://www.cosis.net/news/ni7baa357880d7927e22/Neanderthal_extinction_caused_by_geomagnetic_event_.html support@cosis.net Mon, 18 Oct 2010 00:00:00 +0200 cosis://twitter/news/item/ni7baa357880d7927e22/80 Nature Geoscience:... The 12 January 2010 Mw 7.0 Haiti earthquake exhibited primarily strike-slip motion but unusually generated a tsunami. An extensive field survey reveals that coastal strike-slip fault systems produce relief conducive to rapid sedimentation, erosion and slope failure, so that even modest predominantly strike-slip earthquakes can cause potentially catastrophic slide-generated tsunamis. http://www.cosis.net/news/ni02a412987662c6ff90/Nature_Geoscience__Haiti_strike_slip_earthquake_generated_tsunami_.html support@cosis.net Sun, 17 Oct 2010 00:00:00 +0200 cosis://twitter/news/item/ni02a412987662c6ff90/76 Phytoplankton... Study of oceanic phytoplankton bloom after volcanic ash rain suggests that seeding oceans with iron will only have minor effect on CO2 absorption. http://www.cosis.net/news/ni8392ad7077fdfb1bc4/Phytoplankton_bloom_after_volcanic_eruptions_shows_ocean_seeding_won_t_remove_much_atmospheric_CO2.html support@cosis.net Sun, 17 Oct 2010 00:00:00 +0200 cosis://twitter/news/item/ni8392ad7077fdfb1bc4/77 Royal... This new guide states that there is strong evidence of human-induced climate change, but at the same time indicates where there are uncertainties. http://www.cosis.net/news/ni57c5c1e978fb62f5d1/Royal_Society_publishes_new_guide__Climate_change__A_Summary_of_the_Science.html support@cosis.net Sun, 17 Oct 2010 00:00:00 +0200 cosis://twitter/news/item/ni57c5c1e978fb62f5d1/78 TanDEM-X... Two German radar satellites, TanDEM-X and TerraSAR-X, will soon start to make the most detailed ever 3D map of the Earth's surface. http://www.cosis.net/news/nic2c545b979805ca221/TanDEM_X_Science_Home__TanDEM_X___A_New_High_Resolution_Interferometric_SAR_Mission.html support@cosis.net Sun, 17 Oct 2010 00:00:00 +0200 cosis://twitter/news/item/nic2c545b979805ca221/79 Rupture of south-central San... A recent article in Geology argues that the average time interval between the last six earthquakes that ruptured the southern section of the San Andreas fault is 88 ± 41 yr. The last major earthquake in this region occurred in 1857. http://www.cosis.net/news/ni9dcc97697332fb535b/Rupture_of_south_central_San_Andreas_fault_long_overdue.html support@cosis.net Sat, 16 Oct 2010 00:00:00 +0200 cosis://twitter/news/item/ni9dcc97697332fb535b/73 New Scientist: Giant... A neutrino telescope that makes use of thick Antarctic ice and a giant balloon is unexpectedly detecting mysterious, ultra-high-energy cosmic rays. http://www.cosis.net/news/ni38dba9e274ef0c8c1b/New_Scientist__Giant_Antarctic_balloon_sees_surprise_cosmic_rays.html support@cosis.net Sat, 16 Oct 2010 00:00:00 +0200 cosis://twitter/news/item/ni38dba9e274ef0c8c1b/74 Open access:... The digital issue of this journal is free for view and download on the internet. http://www.cosis.net/news/ni81055b1775648b5663/Open_access___E_G_____Quaternary_Science_Journal__now_available_for_free.html support@cosis.net Sat, 16 Oct 2010 00:00:00 +0200 cosis://twitter/news/item/ni81055b1775648b5663/75 Job announcements PostDoc in BIOGEOCHEMISTRY or BOUNDARY LAYER METEOROLOGY and PhD position in Earth System Modelling http://www.cosis.net/news/niad727e647225957fb3/Job_announcements.html support@cosis.net Thu, 07 Oct 2010 00:00:00 +0200 cosis://twitter/news/item/niad727e647225957fb3/72 New report on Global Carbon Strategy Today, the Group on Earth Observations (GEO), in which more than 130 governments and leading international organizations are collaborating, published its latest report. http://www.cosis.net/news/ni8f933832715c356a2b/New_report_on_Global_Carbon_Strategy.html support@cosis.net Tue, 05 Oct 2010 00:00:00 +0200 cosis://twitter/news/item/ni8f933832715c356a2b/71 New in TC Glacier changes in Tibet. New article published in The Cryosphere. http://www.cosis.net/news/nia61cd3427006e6028b/New_in_TC.html support@cosis.net Sun, 03 Oct 2010 00:00:00 +0200 cosis://twitter/news/item/nia61cd3427006e6028b/70 Is Big Brother watching space scientists? UCS hosts teleconference with NASA scientists about upcoming Supreme Court Privacy Case http://www.cosis.net/news/ni0d829dac69373df541/Is_Big_Brother_watching_space_scientists_.html support@cosis.net Thu, 30 Sep 2010 00:00:00 +0200 cosis://twitter/news/item/ni0d829dac69373df541/69 New in NPG The latest articles appearing in the EGU open-access journal Nonlinear Processes in Geophysics. http://www.cosis.net/news/ni1c9f594662f6e96245/New_in_NPG.html support@cosis.net Sun, 19 Sep 2010 00:00:00 +0200 cosis://twitter/news/item/ni1c9f594662f6e96245/62 New in ACP The latest articles appearing in the EGU open-access journal Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics. http://www.cosis.net/news/nid64f6d17636a4ed9e5/New_in_ACP.html support@cosis.net Sun, 19 Sep 2010 00:00:00 +0200 cosis://twitter/news/item/nid64f6d17636a4ed9e5/63 New in BG The latest articles appearing in the EGU open-access journal Biogeosciences http://www.cosis.net/news/ni5a3830b264b55f6cd4/New_in_BG.html support@cosis.net Sun, 19 Sep 2010 00:00:00 +0200 cosis://twitter/news/item/ni5a3830b264b55f6cd4/64 New in CP The latest articles appearing in the EGU open-access journal Climate of the Past http://www.cosis.net/news/niad25b5d8654eea7113/New_in_CP.html support@cosis.net Sun, 19 Sep 2010 00:00:00 +0200 cosis://twitter/news/item/niad25b5d8654eea7113/65 New in HESS The latest articles appearing in the EGU open-access journal Hydrology and Earth System Sciences http://www.cosis.net/news/nif6630460668fcd2f28/New_in_HESS.html support@cosis.net Sun, 19 Sep 2010 00:00:00 +0200 cosis://twitter/news/item/nif6630460668fcd2f28/66 New in TC The Cryosphere http://www.cosis.net/news/nif138fc6167e5833fad/New_in_TC.html support@cosis.net Sun, 19 Sep 2010 00:00:00 +0200 cosis://twitter/news/item/nif138fc6167e5833fad/67 New in PNAS Oil sands development contributes elements toxic at low concentrations to the Athabasca River and its tributaries http://www.cosis.net/news/ni519c19456184965f11/New_in_PNAS.html support@cosis.net Fri, 17 Sep 2010 00:00:00 +0200 cosis://twitter/news/item/ni519c19456184965f11/61 Nature News: Fault maps could... Earth moved in the Chilean quake where the strain was highest. http://www.cosis.net/news/nia955763059bfdd9965/Nature_News__Fault_maps_could_aid_earthquake_forecasts.html support@cosis.net Thu, 09 Sep 2010 00:00:00 +0200 cosis://twitter/news/item/nia955763059bfdd9965/59 Nature News:... Yesterday, two asteroids just missed the Earth. We will probably not have much time to prepare ourselves when a real hit comes, says Eugenie Samuel Reich in Nature News. http://www.cosis.net/news/ni8ab6d91f606c2521fa/Nature_News__Short_notice_for_asteroids__near_miss___September_08__2010.html support@cosis.net Thu, 09 Sep 2010 00:00:00 +0200 cosis://twitter/news/item/ni8ab6d91f606c2521fa/60 Evidence for... West Antarctic Ice Sheet instability confirmed by unexpected source. http://www.cosis.net/news/nif7586595589dae8188/Evidence_for_past_link_between_Weddell_and_Ross_Embayments_in_Antarctica.html support@cosis.net Thu, 02 Sep 2010 00:00:00 +0200 cosis://twitter/news/item/nif7586595589dae8188/58 Data Citation and Peer Review To better guide readers of academic papers to actual data sets used-so that readers can evaluate for themselves the data's integrity-scientists are beginning to formulate best practices and critical research needs for robust data citation in academic papers. (Colin Schultz, AGU) http://www.cosis.net/news/ni2bb50e9157d6f4b3a5/Data_Citation_and_Peer_Review.html support@cosis.net Wed, 25 Aug 2010 00:00:00 +0200 cosis://twitter/news/item/ni2bb50e9157d6f4b3a5/57 Amazing slomo film of hummingbirds Director Ann Prum of "Hummingbirds: Magic in the Air" describes the breakthrough science and latest technologies that allowed her and the crew to reveal incredible new insights about these aerial athletes. http://www.cosis.net/news/nid3c57aec5591993b70/Amazing_slomo_film_of_hummingbirds.html support@cosis.net Tue, 24 Aug 2010 00:00:00 +0200 cosis://twitter/news/item/nid3c57aec5591993b70/55 Beer microbes live 553 days outside ISS Microbes sampled from cliffs near the British coastal town Beer survived 1.5 years in space living on the outside of the International Space Station. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-11039206 support@cosis.net Tue, 24 Aug 2010 00:00:00 +0200 cosis://twitter/news/item/ni73666e57568cbcdede/56 'Zombie ants'... Earliest evidence of fungus that uses chemicals to take over ants' brains before they are killed. http://www.cosis.net/news/ni40c0698d5251e1ab92/_Zombie_ants__controlled_by_parasitic_fungus_since_the_mid_Eocene_.html support@cosis.net Thu, 19 Aug 2010 00:00:00 +0200 cosis://twitter/news/item/ni40c0698d5251e1ab92/52 Comparison of global ocean colour data... The Inter­na­tional Ocean-Colour Coor­di­nat­ing Group (IOCCG) is inter­ested to pur­sue ocean colour research using remote sens­ing. It appears that the formation of typhoons or hurricanes is strongly controlled by ocean colour. http://www.cosis.net/news/nidb24f9d05377281c49/Comparison_of_global_ocean_colour_data_records.html support@cosis.net Thu, 19 Aug 2010 00:00:00 +0200 cosis://twitter/news/item/nidb24f9d05377281c49/53 Oldest animal? Possible animal-body fossils in pre-Marinoan limestones from South Australia. Video of 3D reconstruction of the fossils. http://www.cosis.net/news/ni05a7360f54c04bced5/Oldest_animal_.html support@cosis.net Thu, 19 Aug 2010 00:00:00 +0200 cosis://twitter/news/item/ni05a7360f54c04bced5/54 High speed video of lightning Spectacular high speed video recording of multiple lightnings. http://www.cosis.net/news/ni3679382451df3de7f0/High_speed_video_of_lightning.html support@cosis.net Sun, 01 Aug 2010 00:00:00 +0200 cosis://twitter/news/item/ni3679382451df3de7f0/51 Climategate What was 'Climategate' about? What was in the stolen emails that seemed to convince sceptics that climate scientists were cheating? And many more questions answered on The Guardian's webpages. http://www.cosis.net/news/ni7e8899b5508209d10e/Climategate.html support@cosis.net Wed, 28 Jul 2010 00:00:00 +0200 cosis://twitter/news/item/ni7e8899b5508209d10e/50 Oldest multicellular fossils 2.1 billion yearss old fossils from Gabon, West Africa, appear to be the oldest multicellular life forms known so far. http://www.cosis.net/news/ni3cf54bf0486b3d7601/Oldest_multicellular_fossils.html support@cosis.net Sun, 04 Jul 2010 00:00:00 +0200 cosis://twitter/news/item/ni3cf54bf0486b3d7601/48 First images from TanDEM-X satellite The first images from TanDEM-X, Germany's new radar satellite were published on the website of Infoterra GmbH. http://www.cosis.net/news/ni17be3593466e13f1c0/First_images_from_TanDEM_X_satellite.html support@cosis.net Thu, 01 Jul 2010 00:00:00 +0200 cosis://twitter/news/item/ni17be3593466e13f1c0/46 Indonesia's last glacier will... The glacier on 4,884-metre-high Puncak Jaya is disappearing rapidly according to studies by Lonnie Thompson of Ohio State University, Michael Prentice of the Indiana Geological Survey and Dwi Susanto of Columbia University, USA. http://www.cosis.net/news/nica4ede2747687ea71b/Indonesia_s_last_glacier_will_disappear_within_years.html support@cosis.net Thu, 01 Jul 2010 00:00:00 +0200 cosis://twitter/news/item/nica4ede2747687ea71b/47