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  • - 'Dead clades walking': Fossil record provides new insights into mass extinctionsMass extinctions are known as times of global upheaval, causing rapid losses in biodiversity that wipe out entire animal groups. Some of the doomed groups linger on before going extinct, and a team of scientists found these 'dead clades walking' (DCW) are more common and long-lasting than expected.
  • - New catalyst for lower CO2 emissionsPerovskites have so far been used for solar cells, as anode materials or electronic components rather than for their catalytic properties. Now scientists have succeeded in producing a special perovskite that is excellently suited as a catalyst for converting CO2 into other useful substances, such as synthetic fuels. The new perovskite catalyst is very stable and also relatively cheap, so it would be suitable for industrial use.
  • - Oceanographers reveal links between migrating Gulf Stream and warming ocean watersThe Northwest Atlantic Shelf is one of the fastest-changing regions in the global ocean, and is currently experiencing marine heat waves, altered fisheries and a surge in sea level rise along the North American east coast. A new article reveals the causes, potential predictability and historical context for these types of rapid changes.
  • - Cool and COVID-safe: How radiant cooling could keep our cities comfortable and healthyA novel system of chilled panels that can replace air conditioning can also help reduce the risk of indoor disease transmission, new analysis suggests.
  • - Can extreme melt destabilize ice sheets?Researchers have deciphered a trove of data that shows one season of extreme melt can reduce the Greenland Ice Sheet's capacity to store future meltwater - and increase the likelihood of future melt raising sea levels.
  • - Rock glaciers will slow Himalayan ice meltSome Himalayan glaciers are more resilient to global warming than previously predicted, new research suggests.