A new study has found that more than half of the world's lakes have shrunk since the 1990s. The study blames the shrinkage on the effects of climate change. The researchers said the finding intensifies concerns about world water supplies for drinking, agriculture and hydropower. An international team of scientists recently reported their results in the publication Science.This file photo shows Elizabeth Lake, in Los Angeles County, California, which has been dried up for several years, as the area experiences extreme heat and drought conditions. (REUTERS/Aude Guerrucci)This file photo shows Elizabeth Lake, in Los Angeles County, California, which has been…
The creators of “The Last of Us” have said they were inspired by a sequence in BBC’s “Planet Earth” documentary series depicting an ant infected with a fungus that hijacks its brain, forcing it to climb a tree and dangle above the forest floor. There, the fungus digests the ant’s body from the inside out and unleashes a shower of spores to create more zombies. When “Planet Earth” came out in 2006, the zombie ant fungus was believed to be part of the group Cordyceps, but genetic studies have since placed it in another insect-parasitizing fungus group, Ophiocordyceps. There are…
A clinician prepares cells for in vitro fertilization, or IVF, the treatment for infertility. In the future, it could be joined by IVG, in vitro gametogenesis, a new process that could turn any cell first into a stem cell and then into a sperm or egg cell.
Water levels at Lake Powell, the nation's second-largest reservoir, remain critically low because of a climate-change driven megadrought and overuse of the Colorado River's water.
Lyrics: Enjolras:Do you hear the people sing?Singing the song of angry men?It is the music of a peopleWho will not be slaves again! When the beating of your heartEchoes the beating of the drumsThere is a life about to startWhen tomorrow comes! Combeferre:Will you join in our crusade?Who will be strong and stand with me?Beyond the barricadeIs there a world you long to see? Courfeyrac:Then join in the fightThat will give you the right to be free… Chorus:Do you hear the people sing?Singing the song of angry men?It is the music of a peopleWho will not be slaves again! When…
A simple mechanical system built from aluminium rods uses vibrations to encode information, mimicking quantum computing in a non-quantum system
Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic, left, inspects weapons collected as part of an amnesty near the city of Smederevo, Serbia, Sunday, May 14, 2023.
Palestine, historic region on the eastern shore of the Mediterranean Sea, at various times comprising parts of modern Israel, the West Bank and Gaza, Jordan, and Egypt; also known as the Holy Land. The name is derived from a word meaning "land of the Philistines." This article discusses mainly the geography and the history of Palestine until the United Nations took up the Palestine problem in 1947; for the economy and later history, see Israel, Jordan, and West Bank. In the Bible, Palestine is called Canaan before the invasion of Joshua; the usual Hebrew name is Eretz Israel [land of…