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Antarctica's warm underbelly revealed

Antarctica's warm underbelly revealed

Science
This is the best map yet produced of the warmth coming up from the rocks underneath the Antarctic ice sheet. This "geothermal heat flux" is key data required by scientists in order to model how the White Continent is going to react to climate change. If the rockbed's temperature is raised, it makes it easier for the ice above to move. And if global warming is already forcing change on the ice sheet, a higher flux could accelerate matters. The map was made by researchers at the British Antarctic survey and is published in the journal Geophysical Research Letters."The heat coming from the Earth’s interior is important to understand the overall conditions that control the dynamics at the base of the ice sheet and hence the ice flow,” explained Yasmina Martos, currently affiliated to the US sp
Warm up with walnuts

Warm up with walnuts

Health
Walnuts can really boost the nutritional value of your meals, so boost your health the easy way this winter with these three wintery recipes:Wild Mushroom and Walnut SoupBy Sarah CopelandThis luscious dish is an enticing change from the traditional mushroom soup. Porcini mushrooms and ground walnuts offer an earthy contrast to the mild broth. Prep Time15 MinsCook Time35 MinsTotal Time50 MinsIngredients2 tablespoons butter1-1/2 pound wild and white mushrooms, sliced2 ounce dried porcini mushrooms, reconstituted (see instructions below)1 cup ground California walnuts1/2 onion, diced2 cloves garlic, minced2 celery stalks, diced2 bay leaves1/4 cup flour6 cups hot chicken or vegetable broth1/3 cup sherry2 tablespoons fresh thyme1 cup whipping cream*Salt and pepper to tasteSautéed mushroom
Warm waters off West Coast has lingering effects for salmon

Warm waters off West Coast has lingering effects for salmon

Technology
The mass of warm water known as "the blob" that heated up the North Pacific Ocean has dissipated, but scientists are still seeing the lingering effects of those unusually warm sea surface temperatures on Pacific Northwest salmon and steelhead. Federal research surveys this summer caught among the lowest numbers of juvenile coho and Chinook salmon in 20 years, suggesting that many fish did not survive their first months at sea. Scientists warn that salmon fisheries may face hard times in the next few years. Fisheries managers also worry about below average runs of steelhead returning to the Columbia River now. Returns of adult steelhead that went to sea as juveniles a year ago so far rank among the lowest in 50 years. Scientists believe poor ocean conditions are likely to blame: Cold-water...