web analytics

Category: Environment

Newly Discovered Greenhouse Gas Is 7,100 Times Powerful Than CO2

Newly Discovered Greenhouse Gas Is 7,100 Times Powerful Than CO2

A new greenhouse gas that is 7,100 times powerful than carbon dioxide (CO2) at global warming has been discovered by researchers in Toronto. The newly discovered gas, perfluorotributylamine (PFTBA), has been used in electrical industry since the mid-20th century. This study has been published on Geophysical Research Letters. This chemical […]

Read more ›
Global Warming Led to Shrinkage of Early Mammals—Twice

Global Warming Led to Shrinkage of Early Mammals—Twice

About 55 million years ago, the Earth went through a series of global warming events—within 20,000 years, global temperature raised up for 6°C. During this period, the early horses called Hyracotherium, experienced a body-size decrease of about 30%. Scientists believe that the shrinkage in body size results in an increase […]

Read more ›
Had a Bad Night’s Sleep? Maybe You Could Blame the Moon

Had a Bad Night’s Sleep? Maybe You Could Blame the Moon

A lot of people complain about their poor sleep around the full moon, and recently a report published on Current Biology presents the first convincing scientific evidence to demonstrate that this really is true. This new finding further proves that humans—despite the comforts of the civilized world—still respond to the […]

Read more ›
Global Warming and Arctic Sea Ice Melting

Global Warming and Arctic Sea Ice Melting

In recent years, when we are complaining about the hotter and hotter summer, the arctic sea ice content has reached the lowest point for the last 1,500 years by the end of 2012. Eric Post, professor in Department of Biology, and his co-workers from University of Pennsylvania have published an […]

Read more ›
Be Careful, Crowded Rooms Can Make You Dumber!

Be Careful, Crowded Rooms Can Make You Dumber!

An image of attendees at the World Economic Forum. They might think a little more slowly thanks to all the carbon dioxide in the crowded room. Image via Wikimedia Commons/Gardiner Pearson When you feel sleepy in a crowded room, you might think that is because the presenter talks boring stuffs, while […]

Read more ›