In the mid-1970s, the first available satellite images of Antarctica during the polar winter revealed a huge ice-free region within the ice pack of the Weddell Sea. This ice-free region, or polynya, stayed open for three full winters before it closed.
Scientists at the University of Manchester says that natural emissions and manmade pollutants may have an unexpected cooling effect on the world's climate by making clouds brighter.
Last year was the ninth warmest since 1880, say NASA scientists, and the warmest recorded by far for the continental US.
Geothermal power is on the rise, at least according to the latest figures from the industry body, the Geothermal Energy Association (GEA).
HTC will be equipping a number of its newly manufactured handsets - including the Desire and global Nexus One - with Super LCD display (SLCD) technology.
Look, we'd all like our jobs to be made a little easier. But some Spanish forensic anthropologists have a rather big request - the creation of a global database of everybody in the world.