Climate Change: Making Waves?
Climate change - and concerns about rising levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere - are often in the headlines. However, looking back in the history of the earth, it's clear that this isn't the first time carbon dioxide levels have risen. So why should we worry now? We delve into the past to explore the effects climate change can have on the oceans and how that, in turn, can impact the climate. Plus, in the news, a new species of early human ancestor, the scientist who’s jumping the Hubble queue with a helium balloon, and why humans are hard-wired for laziness...
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The discovery of a new species of human ancestor, called
Homo naledi, has been unveiled by scientists in South Africa...
Fakes cost economies billions, but this could be about to change with the development of a 3D bar code.
Scientists are preparing to launch a helium balloon with a telescope attached to detect Dark Matter.
We humans are wired for laziness! Unconsciously, we alter the way that we
move to minimise the number of calories burned.
The climate’s been changing for millions of years. How do we know, and why should we worry now?
What controls how water in the oceans moves, and how is this linked to
Have oceans circulated differently before, and what happened then?
If our climate continues to warm, will ocean circulation change? And what
effect will this have on the future of our planet?
Why with repetitive tasks do we make mistakes?
For example, put the plastic clothes pegs in the black bucket and the wooden clothes pegs in the red bucket. That is plastic - black : wooden - red. For the first 27 you are okay and then you put a plastic clothes peg in the red b...