Claim: Nature selectively buffers human-caused global warming

Can naturally occurring processes selectively buffer the full brunt of global warming caused by greenhouse gas emissions resulting from human activities? Yes, find researchers from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Johns Hopkins University in the US and NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center.

Yes, Earth's rotation affects vortices in nature

What do smoke rings, tornadoes and the Great Red Spot of Jupiter have in common? They are all examples of vortices, regions within a fluid (liquid, gas or plasma) where the flow spins around an imaginary straight or curved axis. Understanding how geophysical (natural world) vortices behave can be critical for tasks such as weather forecasting and environmental pollution monitoring.

Young stars and planets grow up together

Astronomers have shed further light on the mysterious process of how young stars and their planetary systems form.

Wide binary stars may have started out as triplets

The old adage, ‘two’s company three's a crowd’ could also be true for wide binary star systems. 

'Oddball galaxy' is host to most massive black hole

University of Texas astronomers have discovered the most massive black hole to date.

Antarctica warmth is nothing special

The ice-filled continent on the southern edge of the planet is indeed warming up, but it isn't the first time.

Old dads more likely to pass on defects

A new study gives a lot more weight to the father when it comes to passing down genetic disorders to children.

Room-temperature maser could change space communication

A group of scientists have found a way to produce a solid-state maser that operates at room temperature.

Sunken 1906 shipwreck found in Lake Ontario

In 1906, a Canadian schooner sailed Lake Ontario carrying 480 tons of coal. Unfortunately for the Queen of the Lakes, she would soon sink to the bottom, unseen for 105 years ...until  now.

"Extinct" rainbow toad spotted after 87 years

This is something straight out of every scientist's sweetest dream. Yes, researchers recently found three living rainbow toads that were previously thought to be extinct in the jungles of Borneo.

Perception of science shows continental divide

Science isn't an international language after all, according to a new survey. On the contrary, when people from different cultures read the same article, they can come away with completely different opinions.