Science & Technology

This is the M/V Cape Race ship that was used during the OMG's survey of the sea floor in Greenland's northwest coast. Photo courtesy NASA/JPL-Caltech.
NASA campaign measures melting in Greenland

Less than a year after the first research flight kicked off NASA’s Oceans Melting Greenland campaign last March, d...

Photo courtesy Jason Van Horn.
Lunar sample departs Dice Museum

After a 90-day stay in the Bruce Dice Mineralogical Museum, the lunar sample on loan from NASA’s Lunar Collection will...

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Cloud cover study aids in biodiversity management

Much of Earth’s biodiversity is concentrated in areas where not enough is known about species habitats and their wider...

Human impacts on natural habitats are driving reindeer populations worldwide; Photo by Leonid Kolpashchikov
How will animals fare in a changing climate?

The Taimyr reindeer herd in the northernmost region of Russia is the largest wild reindeer herd in the world and a key o...

Photo Courtesy Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area
Mountain lions impacted by climate change

The southwestern United States is expected to become more prone to droughts due to climate change. The resulting loss of...

Mineral spotlight: Ice

It is about that time in the winter season when the warmth of the holidays has worn off, and those of us in Michigan are left with the cold and snow for a couple more months. […]

Doomsday clock moved up

Board members of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists met recently to make a prediction. Their subject? The end of the world. The board — comprised of renowned physicists, environmental scientists and experts of national and […]

Photo courtesy The Russian Academy of Sciences
Animal welfare in changing climate

Part 1 of 3: Polar Bears Polar bears depend on sea ice for nearly all aspects of their life, including hunting, travelin...

Photo courtesy NASA
NASA and NOAA study finds 2016 to be the warmest year on record.

According to analyses by both NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Earth’s 2016 surfac...

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Calvin professor predicts star collision

Calvin College professor Larry Molnar, along with the help of two of his students and colleagues — Karen Kinemuchi fro...