California's Rain Was a 'Cat 4' Atmospheric River. Wait, What?

California's Rain Was a 'Cat 4' Atmospheric River. Wait, What?

Most of those multiday deluges are the product of atmospheric rivers, high-altitude streams of air that originate near the equator and are packed with water vapor.

7 Best Cold Brew Coffee Makers (2019)

7 Best Cold Brew Coffee Makers (2019)

I've read many guides that recommend different makers, methods, coffee grounds, water ratios, brew times, and temperatures. In my tests, the County Line produced relatively smooth cold brew coffee, though it was somewhat gritty, likely because the steel filter is a bit too porous (use coarse grounds).

Launch an 80,000-Pound Sled off an Aircraft Carrier? Sure!

Launch an 80,000-Pound Sled off an Aircraft Carrier? Sure!

Since the sled is launched horizontally, the starting vertical velocity is zero meters per second. If I had the height of the flight deck, I could use that and the vertical motion to find the time it takes to hit the water.

This Scary Map Shows How Climate Change Will Transform Your City

This Scary Map Shows How Climate Change Will Transform Your City

From the comfort of your home, you may not realize how climate change is already affecting mental health, or ripping apart ecosystems, or how cities like Los Angeles are taking drastic measures to prepare for water shortages.

Sustainable Sea Cucumbers: Saving the “Gold Bars” of the Ocean

Sustainable Sea Cucumbers: Saving the “Gold Bars” of the Ocean

“The people within MENAR are saltwater people, they rely heavily on the sea, to the point that if their fish stocks collapse it would be a catastrophe,” says Pete Waldie , a coastal fisheries scientist with The Nature Conservancy’s Melanesia program .

Can Lettuce Survive Climate Change?

Can Lettuce Survive Climate Change?

A week into the new year, federal investigators announced that the latest outbreak of foodborne illness, from romaine lettuce, seemed to be over : There hadn’t been any cases of illness caused by a dangerous variety of E.

New Game of Thrones Images Show ... Umm, the Furs Are Great

New Game of Thrones Images Show ... Umm, the Furs Are Great

Emily Dreyfuss, Senior Writer: Having read all the books and watched every episode of this show, I have to admit that I still can't remember what's happening at this point of HBO's Game of Thrones . Dreyfuss: Jon Snow (Kit Harington) looks like he just realized Daenerys is his sister … five minutes after they slept together.

Bridging Boundaries for Climate Adaptation Financing with River Basin Organizations

Bridging Boundaries for Climate Adaptation Financing with River Basin Organizations

Supporting transboundary action to address Climate Change 07/12/2018, AfDB Pavillion A new report Financing climate change adaptation in transboundary basins: Preparing bankable projects prepared jointly by the World Bank with other development partners, including the African Water Facility, International Network of Basin Organizations, the Netherlands, Switzerland, and United Nations Economic Commission for Europe, highlights some good practices for countries seeking to access financial resources for climate adaptation in a transboundary river, lake, or aquifer basin context.

Don't Save the Planet for the Planet. Do It for the Beer

Don't Save the Planet for the Planet. Do It for the Beer

As climate changes, we have to be ready for that so we have good barley production.” Note that Hanning isn’t talking about how the beer tastes.

The Very Vortex-y Science of Making Snow From Boiling Water

The Very Vortex-y Science of Making Snow From Boiling Water

The Very Vortex-y Science of Making Snow From Boiling Water Ismail Kaplan/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images I guess it's a mixture of boredom from staying home in the super-cold weather and access to the internet that causes this problem.

The Arctic Village With Satellite TV But No Running Water

The Arctic Village With Satellite TV But No Running Water

But what the place lacked in creature comforts, it more than made up for in community: Michel never spent a day alone, as people regularly stopped by to chat over coffee, watch a storm roll in, or peer through binoculars at animals on the ice.

An Underwater Skin Sensor Lets Swimmers Track Their Sweat

An Underwater Skin Sensor Lets Swimmers Track Their Sweat

An Underwater Skin Sensor Lets Swimmers Track Their Sweat The device picks up sweat secretions from the person’s skin and channels the fluid into a chemical reagent mixed with food dye that turns the patch different colors—like a pH strip for sweat.

The Formidable Physics of Mysterio in 'Spider-Man: Far From Home'

The Formidable Physics of Mysterio in 'Spider-Man: Far From Home'

If I use a gravitational field of 10 Newtons per kilogram (it's actually about 9.8 N/kg), the change in potential energy would be 10 Joules. So how do you calculate the mass and height for the change in gravitational potential energy?

Scientists confirm warming seas around New Zealand

Scientists confirm warming seas around New Zealand

That may not sound like a huge amount but slightly stronger warming of about 0.4ᵒC per decade off the east coast of Tasmania has resulted in significant changes to ecosystems which has led to concerns of similar impacts in New Zealand,” Dr Sutton says.

Our children’s planet: What does their education have to do with climate change?

Our children’s planet: What does their education have to do with climate change?

Helping with that transition is an especially important challenge for the World Bank because most of the population growth in the coming decades will be in developing countries. I like to think that Korea’s embrace of sustainability was in part facilitated by World Bank supported environmental education programs in the 1990s.

The Water in Your Toilet Could Fight Climate Change One Day

The Water in Your Toilet Could Fight Climate Change One Day

The Water in Your Toilet Could Fight Climate Change One Day Organic matter sits in open-air tanks where microbes feed on it and release CO2 as a byproduct.

Bracing for climate change – a matter of survival for the Maldives

Bracing for climate change – a matter of survival for the Maldives

The Bank has been working with the Maldives to increase the use of renewables and has invested in a $16 million solar power project on the islands of Male and Hulhumale in the Greater Malé region.

Aquaculture Could Be Conservation’s Secret Weapon

Aquaculture Could Be Conservation’s Secret Weapon

“But we could use aquaculture to replace some of those water filtration benefits, and at the same time grow food.” In places where excess nutrients are a problem, like the Chesapeake Bay, shellfish aquaculture could even help offset the negative environmental impacts of other industries.

A Crocodile-Like Robot Helps Solve a 300-Million-Year Mystery

A Crocodile-Like Robot Helps Solve a 300-Million-Year Mystery

But today, in an epically multidisciplinary paper in Nature , researchers detail how they married paleontology, biomechanics, computer simulations, live animal demonstrations, and even an Orobates robot to determine that the ancient critter probably walked in a far more advanced way than was previously believed possible.

The Dutch Science Park Unlocking the Secrets of the Universe

The Dutch Science Park Unlocking the Secrets of the Universe

Related Stories To detect it, the Dutch National Institute for Subatomic Physics developed a 17-inch glass ball, which physicist Paul de Jong calls an "insect eye." It contains 31 photomultiplier tubes that amplify the signals of electrons released by photons, helping scientists reconstruct the direction of the original particle that produced the light—illuminating not only neutrinos, but also black holes, supernova, and other mysteries of space.

Scientist collects rubbish to rid rivers of plastics

Scientist collects rubbish to rid rivers of plastics

It’s seen as someone else’s problem because you don’t see it or see what you’ve done.” Dr Valois will also be sorting the plastic rubbish to figure out the major sources and types in the hope of coming up with some ways of intervening before it gets into waterways.

10 Years Later, Retrace the 'Miracle on the Hudson' Flight

10 Years Later, Retrace the 'Miracle on the Hudson' Flight

10 Years Later, Retrace the 'Miracle on the Hudson' Flight The Airbus jet was just 2,800 feet up and nowhere near its cruising speed when the engines failed, giving pilots Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger and Jeffrey Skiles just a few minutes to find a safe path to the ground.

So You Want to Harness Evaporation From a Manmade Lake

So You Want to Harness Evaporation From a Manmade Lake

Just check out the Qattara Depression Project ; the basic idea is to create a channel to let water from the Mediterranean Sea flow into the Qattara Depression, a giant low-lying area in Egypt.

Desalination Is Booming. But What About All That Toxic Brine?

Desalination Is Booming. But What About All That Toxic Brine?

Bad news for the environment, to be sure, but things aren’t altogether dire: Desal tech is rapidly evolving, so plants are getting far more efficient, both in the brine they produce and the energy they use.

What’s That Weird Duck In The Local Pond?

What’s That Weird Duck In The Local Pond?

Mandarin duck © Chris Anderson / Flickr Say you’re out for a bit of winter birding at the local nature reserve. Waterfowl are fun to watch and accessible birds for many people. Just about any city pond, park and canal has some waterfowl to spot.

While You Were Offline: Another Glitch in the Wall

While You Were Offline: Another Glitch in the Wall

What Really Happened: The President of the United States started the third week of the government shutdown with what many considered to be a public relations masterstroke: his decision to take his case directly to the American people.

CES 2019 Liveblog Day 3: Wednesday’s News and Photos, Live From Las Vegas

CES 2019 Liveblog Day 3: Wednesday’s News and Photos, Live From Las Vegas

Meantime, here's all the other news out of CES: Tea Tech Boiling water for tea or coffee is a multi-minute task that many of us do several times a day, and Heatworks claims it has a solution.

The Finnish Swimmers Who Chill Out in Subzero Temperatures

The Finnish Swimmers Who Chill Out in Subzero Temperatures

Photographer Markku Lahdesmaki came across this scene while visiting Rauhaniemi beach on Nasijarvi Lake a few Januaries ago. "I felt like I couldn't breathe." Avanto—Finnish for "hole in the ice"—is a national pastime in Finland between November and March, when temperatures drop as cold as -35 degrees Fahrenheit.

These Magnified Frost Crystal Images Are Totally Enchanting

These Magnified Frost Crystal Images Are Totally Enchanting

"You don't necessarily know what scale you're looking at—it could be taken from an airplane, or it could be an inch across." Like the water droplets she photographs, Blackmer's frost crystals are defined by their ephemerality.

Space Photos of the Week: Juno Spies Jupiter's Mesmerizing Clouds

Space Photos of the Week: Juno Spies Jupiter's Mesmerizing Clouds

Space Photos of the Week: Juno Spies Jupiter's Mesmerizing Clouds Take a second with this one. This is Io. This infrared image taken by the Juno spacecraft from some 290,000 miles away, reveals what looks like a bad case of space chicken pox, but those bright spots, all of them, are actually volcanoes.

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