The Congo Basin is the second-largest rainforest on Earth, and like most tropical forests, it’s getting chewed up by humans. That’s a problem for the climate, and not just because trees are a natural sponge helping to mop up humanity’s ever-rising carbon emissions. New research suggests that as trees are replaced with fields for agriculture, carbon that’s been locked up in the Congo’s soils for hundreds to thousands of years is starting to seep out. Continue reading The World’s Second-Largest Rainforest Is Losing the Carbon It’s Held for a Thousand Years
HYT is already known as a brand that likes to push the envelope, not only with their unique way of telling time through ‘fluid technology,’ but also in terms of design. The shape of the case provides HYT with the perfect canvas to take things to the next level in a way that no other watch manufacture can, and the new SOONOW is a perfect example of this. Continue reading HYT Launches Captivating SOONOW
In a shock defeat, five-time Wimbledon singles winner Venus Williams was beaten by 15-year-old American tennis prodigy Cori ‘Coco’ Gauff. Continue reading 15-Year-Old Cori ‘Coco’ Gauff Beats Venus Williams at Wimbledon
While we haven’t seen the Starship fly yet — SpaceX just got done with its test firings and short “hops” back in April — we might not have to wait that long for its first commercial flight. According to SpaceX VP of commercial sales Jonathan Hofeller, the company is hoping to send it to space for its first commercial mission in 2021. He revealed at an event in Indonesia that SpaceX is already in discussions with three different customers for that flight, all telecom companies likely looking to send satellites to orbit.
For decades, scientists working in Antarctica have been documenting subglacial lakes, bodies of water buried miles beneath the ice. They’ve spotted more than 400 of them, and even drilled into a few and found evidence for both living and long-dead lifeforms. But despite their ubiquity at the bottom of the world, no one had really looked to see if subglacial lakes were widespread beneath the Greenland ice sheet as well. Until now. Continue reading Scientists Find Dozens of Lakes Buried Far Below Greenland’s Ice