Sci/Tech

Living near major roads linked to risk of dementia, Parkinson's, Alzheimer's and MS

January 24, 2020 - Living near major roads or highways is linked to higher incidence of dementia,...

Marburg virus found in Sierra Leone bats

January 24, 2020 - Scientists have detected Marburg virus in fruit bats in Sierra Leone, marking the first time the deadly virus...

Deforestation in Bolivia

January 24, 2020 - This Copernicus Sentinel-2 image features an area in the Santa Cruz Department of Bolivia, where part of the...

Galileo now replying to SOS messages worldwide

January 23, 2020 - As well as providing global navigation services, Europe’s Galileo satellite constellation is acontributing to saving more than 2000...

American College of Physicians Calls for Comprehensive Reform of U.S. Health Care

Washington, D.C. January 20, 2020—The American College of Physicians (ACP) today issued a bold call to action challenging the U.S. to implement systematic reform...

XMM-Newton maps black hole surroundings

January 21, 2020 - Material falling into a black hole casts X-rays out into space – and now, for the first time,...

Taking the Temperature of Dark Matter

January 16, 2020 - Warm, cold, just right? Physicists at the University of California, Davis, are taking the temperature of dark matter,...

NASA, NOAA Analyses Reveal 2019 Second Warmest Year on Record

January 15, 2020 -According to independent analyses by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Earth's global surface temperatures in...

WMO Confirms 2019 as second hottest year on record

Geneva, January 15, 2020 - The year 2019 was the second warmest year on record after 2016, according to the World Meteorological...

Aerosol spread from Australian fires – video

January 9, 2020 -Ferocious bushfires have been sweeping across Australia since September, fueled by record-breaking temperatures, drought and wind. The country has...

How does your body respond to feelings of moral outrage? It depends on your...

January 8, 2020 - When you see someone being unfair, disloyal or uncaring toward others, do you feel a sense of moral...

NASA Planet Hunter Finds Earth-Size Habitable-Zone World

January 7, 2020 - NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) has discovered its first Earth-size planet in its star's habitable zone, the...

Half of women with heart failure get the wrong treatment

Jan. 6, 2020 - More women than men die of heart failure. The reason is that only 50 per cent of the...

Study Confirms Climate Change Impacted Hurricane Florence’s Precipitation and Size

STONY BROOK, January 2, 2020 — A study led by Kevin Reed, PhD, Assistant Professor in the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences...

New study estimates the global extent of river ice loss as Earth warms

January 2, 2020 - More than half of Earth's rivers freeze over every year. These frozen rivers support important transportation networks for...

North Atlantic Current may cease temporarily in the next century

The North Atlantic Current transports warm water from the Gulf of Mexico towards Europe, providing much of north-western Europe with a relatively...

'Cotton Candy' planet mysteries unravel in new Hubble observations

December 27, 2019 - When astronomers look around the solar system, they find that planets can be made out of almost anything....

Close to half of US population projected to have obesity by 2030

Boston, MA, Dec. 19, 2019 – About half of the adult U.S. population will have obesity and about a quarter will have...

Light pollution can suppress melatonin production in humans and animals

Dec. 19, 2019 - Melatonin sets the internal clock. Researchers from Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (IGB) in an international...