Did Global Warming Cause Super Typhoon Haiyan? Is Climate Change To Blame For Killer Cyclones?

  In the wake the catastrophic damage to the Philippines caused by Super Typhoon Haiyan, many people have sought to link this awful tragedy to climate change. In an emotional outburst at a United Nations climate conference in Warsaw on Monday 11 November, the head of the Philippines delegation Yeb Sano blamed the “staggering” devastation … Continue reading

Mould In Your Home Could Cause Parkinson’s Symptoms

A compound emitted by mould that grows on walls in damp homes may be linked to the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease, according to new research published this week. Scientists have found that the mould compound – popularly known as mushroom alcohol – has the potential to damage dopamine, the chemical released by nerve cells to … Continue reading

Meet The Tetraquarks – A Whole New Family Of Sub Atomic Particles

A whole new family of sub-atomic particles is being uncovered by an international team of high-energy physicists working together in China in a collaborative experiment known as BESIII. They say the discovery of a strange new  electrically charged subatomic particle called Zc(4020) is a sign that they have begun to unveil an entirely new and … Continue reading

This Is Super Typhoon Haiyan As Seen By Satellite

Spare a thought for the inhabitants of the Philippines. This is Super Typhoon Haiyan, possibly the most powerful storm ever recorded. The animated colour enhanced infra red satellite imagery above is from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) of the US and it shows the storm in action. The Super Typhoon is now heading towards … Continue reading

If The Climate Scientists Don’t Know Then The Politicians Certainly Won’t

This week’s leak of the doom-laden second instalment of the report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) coincided with the publication of the latest satellite data on global temperatures showing a continuation in the so called global warming pause. These two items neatly summarise the dilemma facing policy makers over the climate. On … Continue reading

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