Apr 22, 2019 01:05 PM EDT
Led by Katsumasa Tanaka, a senior climate risk researcher at the National Institute for Environmental Studies in Japan, the study examined global scenarios for transitioning from coal to gas using a novel approach that applied metrics developed for climate impact assessments to the coal-gas debate for the first time. Focusing on the world's leading power generators--China, Germany, India, and the United States--the study examined the impacts from a variety of direct and indirect emissions of such a shift on both shorter and longer timescales ranging from a few decades to a century.
Apr 18, 2019 08:59 PM EDT
How do you explore the interior of a planet without ever touching down on it? Start by watching the way the planet spins, then measure how your spacecraft orbits it -- very, very carefully. This is exactly what NASA planetary scientists did, using data from the agency's former mission to Mercury.
Mar 29, 2019 09:22 AM EDT
Significant increase in number of SMEs concerned about Brexit, especially innovators and exporters
Mar 21, 2019 09:23 AM EDT
Uber and Lyft are shifting parking demand in major US cities, and researchers believe it's a good thing
Feb 01, 2019 02:33 PM EST
Many blame idle millionaires for the rise in income inequality, but today's top earners are actually the "working rich," according to a new working paper co-authored by Princeton University.
Jan 29, 2019 08:25 AM EST
Chickens that are genetically modified to produce human proteins in their eggs can offer a cost-effective method of producing certain types of drugs, research suggests.
Oct 09, 2018 10:30 AM EDT
Hurricane Michael has strengthened to a category two storm, with winds topping 100mph (155km/h) as it churns towards the Florida coast.
Oct 08, 2018 04:52 PM EDT
The death toll from the devastating earthquake and tsunami on Indonesia's Sulawesi island neared 2,000 on Monday, but thousands more are believed unaccounted for.
Oct 08, 2018 04:47 PM EDT
Senior official tells Pompeo he needs stable relations, citing efforts to pressure North Korea
Oct 08, 2018 04:42 PM EDT
The confirmation of Justice Brett Kavanaugh puts the US Supreme Court firmly on conservative terrain and Chief Justice John Roberts at a personal crossroads.
Oct 08, 2018 04:35 PM EDT
A UN panel of scientists says every bit of warming matters, and we’re almost out of time to keep it in check.
Oct 08, 2018 04:15 PM EDT
Hurricane Michael is expected to head north across the Gulf of Mexico before making landfall in the area of the Florida Panhandle on Wednesday.
Oct 08, 2018 04:08 PM EDT
One of the victims of the upstate New York limousine crash that killed all 18 aboard had texted concerns about the "terrible condition" of the limo less than 20 minutes before tragedy struck.
Oct 06, 2018 08:14 PM EDT
the discovery of an Iron Age sword in a Swedish lake by a young girl named Saga sounds like enough to at least get you through the first couple pages.
Oct 06, 2018 08:09 PM EDT
There has been no lack of drama in the lead-up to Brazil's presidential election on Sunday.