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The Light of Earendel – The Most Distant Star Yet Observed

 Looking through a telescope takes us on a journey through time as well as space. It takes time for light to cross the vast expanse of space, so when we look at distant objects through our telescopes we see them as they appeared long ago.... click to read more

  • Brian Welch | Postdoctoral Researcher at Johns Hopkins University
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Reading time 3.5 min
published on Feb 8, 2023
Increases in vegetation influenced past temperatures

 Over the last 12,000 or so years, during a period we call the Holocene epoch, human society grew from a small population of hunter-gatherer communities to the global civilization of the modern day. Scientists view the Holocene as an important period for placing today’s human-driven... click to read more

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Reading time 3 min
published on Feb 3, 2023
Cities threaten global biodiversity but could also help sustain it

 The world is in the midst of a biodiversity crisis. Our actions threaten more plant and animal species with extinction than ever before, driven by habitat loss and overexploitation of the world’s resources.  Over the next 30 years cities are set to become a vital... click to read more

  • Rohan Simkin | Doctoral Candidate at Yale School of the Environment
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Reading time 3.5 min
published on Feb 1, 2023
When One Disaster Follows Another

In September 2017 Hurricane Irma passed close to Puerto Rico, and its torrential rainfall and high winds led to widespread power outages, saturated ground, blocked roads, and damaged water systems. Just two weeks later, Hurricane Maria moved directly across the island with sustained winds of... click to read more

  • Gary Machlis | Professor at Clemson University, USA
  • Steward Pickett | Distinguished Senior Scientist at Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, USA
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Reading time 3.5 min
published on Sep 14, 2022
The Discovery Of An Unusual Repeating Radio Transient

Radio astronomy is experiencing a renaissance due to global work toward the Square Kilometer Array, which will be the world’s largest radio telescope. Our team works on a radio telescope that explores new technologies for the SKA: the Murchison Widefield Array. It observes at low... click to read more

  • Natasha Hurley-Walker | Senior Lecturer, ARC Future Fellow at Curtin University, International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research, Perth, Australia
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Reading time 3 min
published on Aug 22, 2022