This year is shaping up to be one of the deadliest on record. Here are some of the challenges climbers face when attempting to reach the summit of Mount Everest.
The Jharia coal field in India has been on fire underground since 1916.
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Some rocks will burn, and others will melt, depending on how they were formed and what minerals they contain.
‘Earthrise,’ a photo of the Earth taken by Apollo 8 astronaut Bill Anders, Dec. 4, 1968.
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The Earth isn’t permanent, but it was here for four billion years before humans arrived and should be here for several billion more.
Kate Winslet promoting ‘Avatar: The Way of Water’ in London in December 2022. Winslet held her breath for over seven minutes during filming of the movie.
Kate Winslet held her breath for an impressive 7 minutes and 15 seconds while filming, but the current world record is over 24 minutes. Here’s how people learn to stay underwater for extended periods of time.
When fish like this netted cod are exposed to mercury, it accumulates in certain organs, including the lenses of their eyes.
A new study shows that a time stamp can be put on mercury that accumulates in fish eyes, offering a window into their lifetime exposure.
An artist’s impression of the Earth around 2.7 billion years ago in the Archean Eon. With green iron-rich seas, an orange methane-rich atmosphere and a surface dominated by oceans, the Archean Earth would have been a very different place.
(Illustration by Andrey Atuchin)
Could tectonic processes in the early Earth have contributed to the rise of oxygen?
We should not rule out taking a closer look at exoplanets that have a poorly oxygenated atmosphere.
An artist’s concept of an astronaut walking on Mars. But what would happen if the astronaut weren’t wearing a space helmet?
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Mars is the fourth planet from the Sun and one of our closest neighbors in space. But it’s not a very welcoming place for an Earthling to visit.
Keeping an eye on your oxygen levels at home can give you early warning your COVID is deteriorating.
The next big frontier in space exploration is finding ways to effectively harness oxygen contained within Moon dust. What will it take?
Beetles exposed to elevated carbon dioxide emerged later and smaller and had a reduced chance of making it to adulthood.
If your COVID symptoms worsen suddenly, hospital is the best place for you to be monitored, treated and to recover well.
We are not at risk of running out of oxygen due to climate change, but ocean creatures are – and that will harm the whole planet.
As the peak of India’s COVID crisis approaches, the country desperately needs more help from the international community.
Relatives of a person who died of COVID-19 mourn outside a field hospital in Mumbai, India, on May 3, 2021.
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India is in the grips of a health and humanitarian catastrophe, in stark contrast to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s declaration of readiness to fight the pandemic.
Family members of COVID-19 infected patients stand in a queue with empty oxygen cylinders outside the oxygen filling centre in New Delhi, India.
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An effective oxygen system requires prompt recognition of who needs oxygen, a reliable oxygen supply and safe delivery to those who need it.
A microscopic sponge can be used to trap oxygen from the air.
These tiny organisms play a huge role in fighting climate change, but they’re under threat.
Police personnel escort a truck carrying medical liquid oxygen to the Guru Nanak Dev hospital in Amritsar, India, on April 24, 2021.
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For now, governments and health services should invest in bedside oxygen concentrators and oxygen generators to supply whole hospital needs.
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This discovery will shape the hunt for life on exoplanets.