|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...
|Jun 26, 2017||
Climate warming shifts lightning-caused forest fires farther north
Extreme lightning storms are the main driver of recent massive fire years in Alaska and Canada, and these storms are likely to move farther north with climate warming, potentially altering landscapes, according to findings in Nature Climate Change by researchers from UCI, Vrije Universiteit...
|Jun 26, 2017||
Lightning is sparking more wildfires in the north as climate change causes more frequent storms, study warns
As global temperatures continue to rise, wildfires spurred by lightning could become far more common in northern latitudes – and, it could dramatically alter the landscape. According to a new NASA-funded study, an increase in thunderstorms is tied to a spike in extreme events, including fires that...
|Jun 06, 2017||
In California, Governor Forges Ahead With Climate Policies