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Jul 25, 2017 This one chart shows how much the Arctic has melted since the '80s
Arctic sea ice has been melting at a steady clip this summer as it heads toward its annual low point. But a new chart shows that with nearly two months still left in the melt season, sea ice area is already below what would have been a yearly low in the 1980s. The comparison shows the clear long-...
Jul 18, 2017 CERN and other accelerators revealed signs of a fifth force: Could dark matter be explained away?
CERN and other particle accelerator colliders have been getting some unexpected results that could rewrite the Standard Model of physics by adding a fifth force. The results point to possibilities physicists were not expecting at all if a recent report on their findings proves true and CERN...
Jul 14, 2017 Iceberg breaks loose off Antarctica - UC Irvine's Rignot responds
UCI glaciologist Eric Rignot is in the news commenting on the 2,400 square-mile mass of ice — among the largest in recorded history to splinter off the Antarctic continent — and the effects of climate change / global warming. Read more here. 
Jul 12, 2017 An Iceberg the Size of Delaware Just Broke Off a Major Antarctic Ice Shelf
A chunk of floating ice that weighs more than a trillion metric tons broke away from the Antarctic Peninsula, producing one of the largest icebergs ever recorded and providing a glimpse of how the Antarctic ice sheet might ultimately start to fall apart. A crack more than 120 miles long had...
Jul 11, 2017 UCI study sheds light on regulation of hair growth across the entire body
Irvine, Calif., July 11, 2017 — To paraphrase the classic poem, no hair is an island entire of itself. Instead, University of California, Irvine scientists have discovered that all hairs can communicate with each other and grow in coordination across the entire body. This is regulated by a single...
Jul 10, 2017 UCI astronomer is appointed to chair users committee for James Webb Space Telescope
UCI astronomer James Bullock has been appointed chair of the James Webb Space Telescope users committee. The group, which includes 10 to 14 American, European and Canadian scientists, was established to ensure that the observatory is operated in such a way as to maximize its scientific performance...
Jul 05, 2017 A trillion-ton iceberg the size of Delaware is about to break off Antarctica
An enormous iceberg, more than 2,000 square miles in area — or nearly the size of Delaware — is poised to detach from one of the largest floating ice shelves in Antarctica and float off in the Weddell Sea, south of the tip of South America. Scientists have been expecting the break from the Larsen C...
Jun 30, 2017 Scientists Who Have Had Enough
Patrick Madden has taught and conducted research in computer science for close to 20 years at Binghamton University of the State University of New York. Were the political situation any different in Washington, he said he would be happy to continue doing just that. Instead, he’s running for...
Jun 29, 2017 Earth is losing its fire power
The world’s open grasslands and the beneficial fires that sustain them have shrunk rapidly over the past two decades, thanks to a massive increase in agriculture, according to a new study led by University of California, Irvine and NASA researchers published today in Science. Analyzing 1998 to 2015...
Jun 27, 2017 Lightning-Caused Fires Rise in Arctic as the Region Warms
Climate change is driving up the number of forest fires ignited by lightning, and it's pushing them farther north, to the edges of the Arctic tundra, researchers say. Lightning-caused fires have risen 2 to 5 percent a year for the last four decades, according to a paper published yesterday in the...

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