The Blob, a long-lasting mass of warm water, sat off the Pacific coast of North America for years, bringing new species to formerly cold waters. What allows some to survive while others fade away?
Climate change predictions often use the year 2100 as an end-point. But it’s important to consider what will happen beyond that, at least up to the year 2500.
How do organisms survive extreme conditions – and how can their adaptations help us develop better technology?
New ABARES research examines the climate change challenge facing Australian farmers
Globally, the temperature changed by half a degree Celsius, but it dramatically altered the likelihood of extreme local weather.
Done right, managed retreat redesigns communities to be better for everyone. Here’s how it’s evolving for the future.
Managed retreat doesn’t always mean leaving. It’s about preserving the essential while redesigning communities to be better for everyone. Here’s what that can look like.
The utopian 20th-century model of a modern city – one that has been replicated around the world – is being exposed as unsuitable for adapting to the pace of change in the 21st century.
It’s a malleable mythos that has been adapted by kings and queens as well as artists and filmmakers.
The Regency period was full of gossip and scandal, something Bridgerton gets right. However, it leaves out the period’s grim record on slavery.
Once thought to occur only in birds and mammals in the Northern Hemisphere, due to the more pronounced winters, we now know torpor is widespread in small Australian mammals.
A new series has been announced by Netflix but the last time the game was adapted it wasn’t exactly a success. The lack of coherent narrative within the expansive gaming world may be to blame.
New research has mapped sea-level rise around the Isles of Scilly over the last 12,000 years.
Local adaptation allows plants and animals to thrive in a diversity of places. Sometimes adaptation sharpens patterns of where organisms live, but 85% of the time, it creates a more homogeneous world.
JG Farell’s novel mocks the delusions and vanity of imperial attitudes that persisted even as the empire collapsed.
Researchers are figuring out how plants respond to the presence of human cadavers. The findings could prove important for discovering the locations of murder victims or mass graves.
Good mental health is the ability to adapt to changes and stress. Whatever school looks like, parents can help keep kids’ social-emotional development on track in these four areas.
Cyclone Amphan was one of the worst cyclones to hit Bangladesh in modern times. But thanks to local action, many lives were saved.
Climate change is affecting our planet’s biodiversity, yet some species can find ways to adapt. Using citizen-science data, a French research team is studying how birds adjust to local heat levels.
Buildings soak up the sun’s heat, but research shows that white roofs and surfaces can reduce temperatures inside, particularly during heat waves.