A team of scientists in Britain made the find while mapping a highland region under the West Antarctic Ice Sheet to better understand where the sheet originated and how far, under a warming climate, it might retreat.
Human beings and other primates have an extremely slow metabolism rate. They burn almost 50 percent fewer calories each day than other mammals, which is why they have a longer lifespan, say scientists.
Human-triggered climate change is real, scientists agree, but only about half of the public concurs. Part of the reason, a study says, is how people process information when confronted with complex issues.