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New fossil evidence supports theory that first mass extinction engineered by early animals

July 31, 2016 - Newly discovered fossil evidence from Namibia strengthens the proposition that the world's first mass extinction was caused by "ecosystem engineers" -...

Solar eruption larger than Earth

August 1, 2016 - A gigantic ribbon of hot gas bursts upwards from the Sun, guided by a giant loop of invisible magnetism. This remarkable...

ORNL-led study analyzes electric grid vulnerabilities in extreme weather areas

OAK RIDGE, Tenn., July 29, 2016 - Climate and energy scientists at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory have developed a new...

Cosmology safe as universe has no sense of direction

September 22, 2016 - The universe is expanding uniformly according to research led by UCL which reports that space isn’t stretching in a preferred...

Sea ice hits record lows

BOULDER, CO, Dec. 6, 2016 - Unusually high air temperatures and a warm ocean have led to a record low Arctic sea ice extent...

Ten trillionths of your suntan comes from beyond our galaxy

Aug. 12, 2016 - Lie on the beach this summer and your body will be bombarded by about sextillion photons of light per second. Most...

Curious Tilt of the Sun Traced to Undiscovered Planet — Planet Nine

Oct. 24, 2016 - Planet Nine—the undiscovered planet at the edge of the Solar System that was predicted by the work of Caltech's Konstantin...

NASA moon data provides more accurate 2017 eclipse path (VIDEO)

Jan. 5, 2017 - On Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, millions in the U.S. will have their eyes to the sky as they witness a total...

Hubble discovers rare fossil relic of early Milky Way

September 7, 2016 - Terzan 5, 19 000 light-years from Earth, has been classified as a globular cluster for the forty-odd years since its...

Study Sheds New Insights Into Global Warming Trends

November 22, 2016 - A new multi-institutional study of the temporary slowdown in the global average surface temperature warming trend observed between 1998 and...

Agricultural smoke: experiments to improve agricultural smoke decision support tools

September 22, 2016 - Agriculture is a vital part of the Pacific Northwest’s economy and is critical to the region’s rural communities. The production...

Killing in War Leaves Veterans with Lasting Psychological Scars, Study Finds

Dec. 9, 2016 - Killing in war often triggers a moral conflict in veterans that can damage their self-image, relationships and spirituality, according to...

‘Chemtrails’ not real, say leading atmospheric science experts

WASHINGTON, DC, Aug. 12, 2016 - Well-understood physical and chemical processes can easily explain the alleged evidence of a secret, large-scale atmospheric spraying program,...

Studies Offer New Glimpse of Melting Under Antarctic Glaciers

October 25, 2016 - Two new studies by researchers at NASA and the University of California, Irvine (UCI), detect the fastest ongoing rates of...

Climate change could trigger strong sea level rise

Jan. 5, 2017 - About 15,000 years ago, the ocean around Antarctica has seen an abrupt sea level rise of several meters. It could...

Toxic air pollution nanoparticles discovered in the human brain may be possible cause of...

Sept. 7, 2016 - Tiny magnetic particles from air pollution have for the first time been discovered to be lodged in human brains– and...

Mars Ice Deposit Holds as Much Water as Lake Superior

November 22, 2016 - Frozen beneath a region of cracked and pitted plains on Mars lies about as much water as what's in Lake...

Soil will absorb less atmospheric carbon than expected this century, UCI-led study finds

Irvine, Calif., Sept. 22, 2016 – By adding highly accurate radiocarbon dating of soil to standard Earth system models, environmental scientists from the University...

U.S. had its warmest autumn and 2nd warmest November on record

December 11, 2016 - The average U.S. temperature in autumn was 57.6 degrees F (4.1 degrees above average) and surpassed last fall as the...

Hubble’s fireball

August 15, 2016 - This dramatic burst of colour shows a cosmic object with an equally dramatic history. Enveloped within striking, billowing clouds of...