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Cox's Stack, a chimney from the former Camperdown works jute mill. The chimney takes its name from jute baron James Cox who later became Lord Provost of the city

The Anthropocene

... refer back to the current geological epoch, but also for own understanding of our place in Earth's history. DIANA:So ... if geologists exist in the future, and look back at our own time period, they will say that the 'Anthropocene' ... refer back to the current geological epoch, but also for own understanding of our place in Earth’s history. The ...

Artist’s impression of super-Earth 55 Cancri e, showing a hot partially-molten surface of the planet before and after possible volcanic activity on the day side.

Volcanic Super-Earth

... are intensively studied to help give us clues about our own origins and early formation. The planet in question, 55 ...

Heat powered glider explores the oceans

... have seen more of the surface of Mars than we have of our own planet. This is because 2/3 of our planet is covered with ...

Photovoltaic solar panels on the roof of a house near Boston Massachusetts

Renewable energy in 2014

... it's actually cheaper to put up solar panels and make your own electricity than it is to buy electricity off the ...

Japan Airlines Aims To Cut Soaring Carbon Dioxide Levels

... from the front of the plane (to avoid sucking in their own exhaust) and use light to determine the composition of ...

Tokyo megacity

It's Alive: Urban Areas are Organisms Too

... urban environments as living, breathing entities of their own. And at the American Chemical Society meeting this week ...

A mosquito biting a finger

Malarial Achilles Heel

... red blood cells. This enables the parasite to control its own environment very closely but the question has always been ...

Desert footprints

Climate predicts religious beliefs

... the social glue hypothesis came to Carlos Botero in his own way. He was working at the National Evolutionary ...

Design in Nature

Nature and Engineering cut heating bills

... patterns seen in tree canopies, lightning strikes and our own circulatory systems are thought to have evolved in ...

The asteroid Gaspara

Asteroid Crust Clues

... on the birth of asteroids, but on the formation of our own planet. Asteroid Crust Clues ...

Dung Beetle - Scarabaeus laticollis

Beetles use dung balls to keep cool

... a couple of degrees. So it seems that carrying around its own personal cooling device gives a dung beetle an advantage ...

Velellas (by-the-wind-sailors) and plastic confetti in the North Pacifc Plastic Gyre

The aquatic problems of microplastics

... is part of the story but is not going to solve it on its own.  Find out more: Browne et al (2011). Accumulation of ...