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Digital Denied: Free Press Report Exposes the Impact of Systemic Racism on Internet Adoption...

WASHINGTON, Dec. 13, 2016 — On Tuesday, Free Press released a comprehensive study examining and exposing links between the digital divide and systemic discrimination...

American Academy of Pediatrics: Non-medical exemptions to immunizations should be eliminated

ELK GROVE, IL, September 5, 2016 - Most parents who are hesitant about vaccines are not opposed to immunizing their children, but rather are...

Arabica Coffee Genome Sequenced

January 13, 2017 - The first public genome sequence for Coffea arabica, the species responsible for more than 70 percent of global coffee production, was...

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...

Antibiotic gel helps prevent onset of Lyme borreliosis following a tick bite

Dec. 20, 2016 - An antibiotic gel based on azithromycin, an antibiotic with antibacterial properties, helps to prevent the onset of Lyme borreliosis following...

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...

CBD Oil Reduces Frequency, Severity of Epileptic Seizures, According to UAB Findings

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. Dec. 3, 2016 – Cannabidiol oil, also known as CBD oil, reduces the frequency and severity of seizures in children and adults...

Will Trump Scrap NASA’s Climate Research Mission?

December 14, 2016 - The wonders of NASA 2014 Mars rovers, astronaut Instagram feeds, audacious missions probing distant galactic mysteries 2014 have long enthralled...

The common swift flies ten months on end without landing

Oct. 28, 2016 - The common swift flies ten months on end without landing. The hypothesis on these birds’ life in the air was...

Cancer-causing chemical in drinking water traced to fire-fighting foam

Aug. 9, 2016 - Fire-fighting foam containing highly fluorinated chemicals is contaminating drinking water supplies around many of the nation’s military bases, airports and...

Sunflowers move by the clock

Aug. 5, 2016 - It's summertime, and the fields of Yolo County are filled with ranks of sunflowers, dutifully watching the rising sun. At...

At the Jersey shore, signs of a comet, and a climate crisis

Oct. 13, 2016 - In a new study, scientists say they have found evidence along the New Jersey coast that an extraterrestrial object hit...

Ancient Skeleton Discovered on Antikythera Shipwreck

September 19, 2016 - An international research team discovered a human skeleton during its ongoing excavation of the famous Antikythera Shipwreck (circa 65 B.C.)....

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 reveals observable universe contains ten times more galaxies than previously thought

October 13, 2016 - Astronomers using data from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescopes and other telescopes have performed an accurate census of the number...

Meteorological Versus Astronomical Seasons

December 21, 2016 - You may have noticed that meteorologists and climatologists define seasons differently from “regular” or astronomical spring, summer, fall, and winter....

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...

Showing Toxic Algal Blooms’ True Colors

August 29, 2016 - Explosive growth of cyanobacteria, also called blue-green algae, is nothing new. In fact, such cyanobacteria probably produced the original oxygen...

World’s oldest tree species resistant to mountain pine beetle

LOGAN, Utah, October 20 2016 – Scientists have discovered that Great Basin bristlecone pine, which has the longest lifespan of any non-clonal organism worldwide,...

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...