Australia pulled chapters about the Great Barrier Reef and a handful of other famous sites from a UNESCO report on World Heritage sites because of concerns about the report's potential to impact tourism.
The decades-old paradox of Schrödinger’s cat, in which the feline is both dead and alive at the same time, has taken a giant leap forward. The cat now exists in two boxes, simultaneously. And it's still dead and alive.
Analysis of more than 6,000 fossils in the Antarctic Peninsula suggests that a cataclysmic event wiped out the dinosaurs, and had an equally severe impact on life at the poles, rebutting previous theories.
One of the fundamental factors used in climate models – the reflectivity of clouds – has been investigated by three concurrent papers, and the findings have complex implications for our understanding of global warming.