This April was Earth’s 400th consecutive warmer-than-average month

A bad record to set.

The number of ocean heatwaves has risen more than 50% since 1925, threatening to collapse marine ecosystems

These are not the waves we’re looking for.

Chilling maps show just how scorching 2090’s US will be, thanks to climate change

100°F isn’t something that puts a smile on your face.

Scientists find link between obesity and body temperature

Don’t blame it on the genes, though.

External temperature also influences our circadian rhythms, study reports

It’s not just low light that makes us sleepy.

Last year was the warmest humanity ever recorded without El Niño, NASA warns

2016 inches above it but only because of El Niño.

Gemstones prove asteroid impact was the hottest event ever recorded on Earth

That spot is not a lake in cold, snow-covered Canada.

Corrected satellite data shows 2.4 times faster warming than previously indicated

It also debunks one of climate deniers most cited argument.

Scorching exoplanet is hotter than most stars. It’s so hot it might even leave a trail of atomic gas like a comet

That’s one hot tomato!

Urban heat island effect could almost triple the cost of climate change in cities, burn economies to a crisp

The roof, the roof, the roof is on fireeee.

Watch the Grand Canyon overflowing with clouds in the wake of atmospheric inversion

Beautiful.

Bio-compatible wireless sensors developed to monitor brain injury

When no longer needed the devices can be deactivated to dissolve and be reabsorbed into soft tissue.

The oxygen in the oceans has decreased by 2% in the past 50 years

It’s like the ocean is having a heart attack.

Tiny aluminium drum cooled beyond quantum limit proves we can make things even colder. Possibly down to absolute zero

Physics just got way cooler.

‘Goldilocks area’ not nearly enough for habitable planets – internal temperature is also important

A Yale University researcher claims that the so-called Goldilocks planetary area only tells half of the story.

Spider personalities are influenced by temperature

The findings could have implications for the survival of modern animals in the face of global warming.

‘Cool’ light improves learning and academic performance. ‘Yellow light’ better for relaxing

A new research investigated various light intensity scenarios and reported their findings. For optimal learning performance, “cool” light is better while “yellow” or “warm” light is the most relaxing.

Novel polymer changes shape just by touching with a finger — lifts 1,000 times its own weight doing so

This polymer can change shape and release tremendous amounts of stored elastic energy relative to its weight simply by being exposed to a temperature change. This in itself isn’t exactly new, but the team led by Chemical Engineering Professor Mitch Anthamatten at the University of Rochester innovated by making the polymer react to room temperature — a first.

We’re in December, but Washington’s flowers and trees are blooming

There’s almost no need to say it again – it’s been an exceptionally warm December, and an exceptionally warm year. In fact, it’s been the hottest year on record, with 7 of 11 months so far breaking the record. Things aren’t very different in the capital of the US, where temperatures have exceeded 50 degrees almost each day (10 Celsius)…

Smallest Swiss cross made of only 20 atoms demonstrates atom manipulation at room temp

Some applications require such a degree of precision that everything needs to be in exact order at the atom-scale. In an awesome feat of atomic manipulation,  physicists from the University of Basel,  in cooperation with team from Japan and Finland, have placed 20 atoms atop an insulated surface in the shape of a Swiss cross. Such experiments have been achieved with