Carl Percival receives 2012 Shirley award for outstanding scientific achievement
Professor David Vaughan President of the American Mineralogical Society
A UK-Canadian team of scientists has discovered ancient pockets of water, which have been isolated deep underground for billions of years and contain abundant chemicals known to support life.
University of Manchester scientists, writing in the journal Nature Geoscience, have shown that natural emissions and manmade pollutants can both have an unexpected cooling effect on the world’s climate by making clouds brighter.
Meteorologists have gained a better understanding of how storms like the one that battered Britain in 1987 develop, making them easier to predict.
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