It’s common knowledge that genes control traits such as eye and hair color. But a large group of scientists from two continents has found that the genes of one organism not only… Read more
Research & Academics
A Northern Arizona University doctoral candidate and a National Park Service researcher have discovered a new genus of cave cricket.
J. Judson “Jut” Wynne, an NAU graduate student and cave research scientist with U.S. Geological Survey’s Southwest Biological Science Center, and Kyle Voyles from Parashant National Monument, made the discovery… Read more
The Arctic serves as a barometer of climate change worldwide, and that gauge is telling scientists that things are heating up. Arctic temperatures are warming twice as fast as the global average.
This accelerated warming confirms climate-model predictions that the Arctic amplifies climate change as reflective snow and ice are replaced by heat-absorbing water and vegetated surfaces, according to Northern Arizona University geologist Darrell Kaufman.
“The long-term trend over the past 5,000 years has been toward global cooling, but the Earth is… Read more