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Low-level clouds that cover the oceans could DISAPPEAR in the next century as a result of rising CO2 levels and cause climate change to spiral out of control, study warns

Rising greenhouse gases in Earth’s atmosphere could eventually drive low-level clouds out of the skies.

And, this could make global warming much, much worse.

This is according to a new study, which found that high concentrations of atmospheric carbon dioxide cause marine stratus clouds to break up and, eventually, disappear.

Without these clouds, the surface would be exposed to more extreme levels of sunlight, risking global temperature increases upwards of 14 degrees Fahrenheit, according to Daily Mail.

Hayabusa 2: Asteroid image shows touchdown marks

A new image from Japan's Hayabusa-2 spacecraft reveals a dark splodge where it touched down on the surface of an asteroid last week.

The discolouration could have been caused by grit being blown upwards by the spacecraft's thrusters, or by the bullet it fired into the ground, according to BBC.

The purpose of the touchdown on asteroid Ryugu was to collect samples of rock for eventual delivery to Earth.

Hayabusa-2 arrived at Ryugu in June 2018 after a 3.2 billion km journey    Japan probe touches down on asteroid

During sample collection, the spacecraft approached the 1km-wide asteroid with an instrument called the sampler horn.

On touchdown, a 5g "bullet" made of the metal tantalum was fired into the rocky surface at 300m/s.

Chimpanzees talk just like us: Scientists record primates using gestures in the same way people use words

Man's closest animal relative, chimps, communicate in a distinctly 'human-like' way, scientists have found.    

The primates use gestures that follow some of the same rules as basic human language, according to Daily Mail. 

One was Zipf's law of abbreviation, which says commonly used words tend to be shorter, and the other is Menzerath's law, which predicts that larger linguistic structures are made up of shorter parts - such as syllables within spoken words. 

Experts made the discovery after studying videos of wild chimps living in Uganda's Budongo Forest Reserve.

Like other great apes, chimpanzees lack the ability to speak but have previously been shown to use meaningful gestures to communicate with one another. 

Climate change: 'Future proofing' forests to protect orangutans

A study has identified key tree species that are resilient to climate change and support critically endangered apes.

Planting them could help future proof rainforests, which are a key habitat for orangutans, according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature – IUCN, according to BBC

Researchers surveyed 250 plants in Indonesia's Kutai National Park.

Over 1,000 orangutans are thought to inhabit the park, as well as other rare animals such as the Malayan sun bear.

Toothless species of dinosaur that lived 100 million years ago and fed on eggs is discovered

A small, chicken-sized dinosaur that lived 100 million years ago has been unearthed by scientists in Mongolia.

It had huge shell crushing jaws and probably fed on eggs, seeds and molluscs thanks to its powerful mouth muscles, overcoming the fact it had no teeth.

It has been named Gobiraptor minutus after the Gobi desert where it was dug up, according to Daily Mail.

Resembling a giant chicken, it was a member of the crested oviraptorosaurs that featured in Jurassic Park.