The Displacement Trap: Knock-on Effects of Climate Induced Displacement

The many impacts of climate change including desertification, rising-sea levels, extreme weather events, flooding, and other natural disasters, could lead to mass human displacement over the coming century as more land becomes increasingly uninhabitable for our species.…


Understanding climate change, the most important issue currently facing humanity – an interview with Matt Lloyd on Climate, a Hot Topic from Cambridge

We’re partnering with GOBI Library Solutions on a series of blog posts to give our customers insights into our Hot Topics collections.…


Unraveling the Barn Owl’s Stealthy Flight

A recent study in the Journal of Fluid Mechanics has tried to understand and model the role of porosity present in the birds' wing on the combined aerodynamic and acoustic performance.


NASA Study: Excess of Mass Gains of the Antarctic Ice Sheet over Mass Losses during 1992 to 2008 Eliminated by Increasing Dynamic Losses to 2016

A new NASA study [Antarctic Mass Balance] confirms that an increase in Antarctic snow accumulation [Siegert, 2003] that began 10,000 years ago in East Antarctica (EA) [Fig.…


A new moment for climate governance: Can President Biden save the world from climate change?

Within hours of assuming office, President Joe Biden began taking steps to reverse his predecessor’s devastating policies on climate change. He returned the United States to the Paris Agreement, declared that his administration would cooperate with other countries to tackle the problem, and pledged that Americans would substantially cut their greenhouse gas pollution.…


Older than expected: Teeth reveal the origin of the tiger shark

With a total length of up to 5.5m, the tiger shark is one of the largest predatory sharks known today. This shark is a cosmopolitan species occurring in all oceans worldwide.…


Rare, Giant Hooded Tick-Spider Found in Illinois

Ricinuleids are cryptic, slow-moving arachnids that live under bark, in leaf litter, and in caves in tropical and subtropical areas of the world: Central and South America and West Africa.…


Rediscovering fossil equids 2.6 million years ago in Europe, interlacing “Hipparion” extinction with the origin of Old World Equus

In popular science horses are considered to be the archetype for demonstrating evolution within a time-stratigraphic framework. From small species, horses evolved into the large forms we know today, symbols of power and freedom.…