President Barack Obama has one. Comedian Stephen Colbert has one. Elvis Presley has one. Even computer software magnate Bill Gates has one. And now, Bob Marley — the late popular Jamaican singer and guitarist — also has one. So what is it that each of these luminaries have? The answer: they each have a biological species that has been named after them.
UK scientists will measure the effect on the marine environment and wildlife of devices that harness tide and wave energy using sonar technology that has, for the first time, been successfully deployed on the seabed.
Switzerland’s highest peaks in the geologically young central Alps have been this high for quite some time, as a new study shows. 15 million years ago Europe’s own mountain range was at least as high as today. Scientists compared the isotopic ratios of water and oxygen in rocks in the Alps and Alpine foreland and were able to determine the height of the peaks in the past.