Around 200 stranded whales die in pounding surf in Australia

In this image made from a video, a rescuer pours water on one of stranded whales on Ocean Beach, near Strahan, Australia Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2022. More than 200 whales have been stranded on Tasmania’s west coast, just days after 14 sperm whales were found beached on an island off the southeastern coast. Credit: Australian … Read more

Cleaner water linked with smaller cockles that die younger

The Burry Inlet and Loughor estuary, near Swansea, is a major habitat for the popular and widespread common cockle (Cerastoderma edule). Credit: Dr Ruth Callaway, Swansea University Cockles have been harvested along the south Wales coast for centuries. The Burry Inlet and Loughor estuary, near Swansea, is a major habitat for the popular and widespread … Read more

Black holes may die differently than we thought

We still don’t know exactly what happens when black holes die. Ever since Stephen Hawking discovered that black holes evaporate, we’ve known that they can potentially disappear from our universe. But our understanding of gravity and quantum mechanics isn’t powerful enough to describe the last moments of a black hole’s life. Now, new research motivated … Read more