The USCGC Polar Star escorts a tanker through the sea ice of McMurdo Sound. Credit: U.S. Coast Guard
New Zealand has granted the United States permission for a U.S. Coast Guard icebreaker, the USCGC Polar Star, to visit the port of Lyttelton later this month. The icebreaker will make the port call on its way to its home port of Seattle after completing a resupply mission...
1. Alone time isn't lonely
We introverts recharge our batteries by spending time alone. When you see us off in our own world, reading a book or playing a game on our phones, it doesn't mean we're bored. It doesn't mean we need a distraction. It doesn't mean we need cheering up. What it means is that we need time to be silent with ourselves. It means we're unwinding in the way the feels best...
Mount Pinatubo’s 1991 eruption and its effects masked sea level rise. Credit: USGS
The cataclysmic 1991 eruption of Mount Pinatubo in the Philippines masked the full impact of greenhouse gases on accelerating sea level rise, according to a new study.
“These scientists have disentangled the major role played by the volcanic eruption of Mount Pinatubo on trends in global m...
Drone footage of Killer Whales. Image-Video screenshot NOAA/Vancouver Aquarium
Drones will be used to discover more about the social lives of killer whales as part of new research which could help protect the species.
Experts from the Universities of York, Exeter and the Center for Whale Research in Washington State, USA, believe drone footage could revolutionise our und...