World / Science & Health Jun 29, 2018

Climate change sinking Arctic archaeological treasures

A mad rush is needed to preserve or catalog thousands of Arctic archaeological sites before they are washed away by warming hastening the thaw of permafrost and coastal erosion, a study said Thursday. For millenniums, the cold has conserved ivory artifacts, driftwood houses and human ...

Bowhead whales improvise when singing

World / Science & Health Apr 4, 2018

Bowhead whales improvise when singing

Some whales are taking jazz riffs to new depths. For the first time, scientists have eavesdropped year-round on the songs of bowhead whales, the little-heard whales that roam the Arctic under the ice. They found that bowheads — the bigger, more blubbery cousins of the ...