The Greenland Ice Sheet is on track to melt four times faster than it has at any point over the last 12,000 years, according to a recently published study. New research highlights just how extreme projected losses for this century could be — and refutes the idea that the current melting is part of a…Continue Reading

IMAGE: This manganese crust started to grow about 20 million years ago. It grew layer by layer until it was retrieved a few years ago and analyzed in the Maier-Leibnitz-Laboratory at… view more  Credit: Dominik Koll / TUM When the brightness of the star Betelgeuse dropped dramatically a few months ago, some observers suspected an impending…Continue Reading

Colorado’s latest COVID-19 data show what looked like a possible September spike may be moderating. Meantime, state and county officials are watching the worrisome hotspot of Boulder County, home to the state’s largest university and its largest recent outbreak. Tuesday, that county’s health department reported there was an initial rise in new COVID-19 cases across age…Continue Reading

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health released the latest community-level coronavirus data on Wednesday.Over the past two weeks, there were 5,569 new COVID-19 cases across Massachusetts, according to DPH data. There are now 23 communities deemed “high risk” for COVID spread, according to the new risk assessment map released on Wednesday.Boston, Worcester and Springfield are…Continue Reading