Sci/Tech

Inoculating against the spread of viral misinformation on Facebook

Nov. 14, 2019 - In a year that has seen the largest measles outbreak in the US in more than two decades, the role...

WHO prequalifies Ebola vaccine, paving the way for its use in high-risk countries

November 12, 2019 - The World Health Organization (WHO) today prequalified an Ebola vaccine for the first time, a critical step that will help...

Last Arctic Ice Refuge Is Disappearing

WASHINGTON November 12, 2019 - The oldest and thickest Arctic sea ice is disappearing twice as fast as ice in the rest of the...

Melting Arctic Sea Ice Linked to Emergence of Deadly Virus in Marine Mammals

Nov. 7, 2019 - Scientists have linked the decline in Arctic sea ice to the emergence of a deadly virus that could threaten marine...

Revealing interior temperature of Antarctic ice sheet

November 4, 2019 - As ESA’s SMOS satellite celebrates 10 years in orbit, yet another result has been added to its list of successes....

Measles infection wipes our immune system’s memory leaving us vulnerable to other diseases

November 1, 2019 - Scientists have shown how measles causes long-term damage to the immune system, leaving people vulnerable to other infections. Researchers from...

3-D Models of Cascadia Megathrust Events Match Coastal Changes from 1700 Earthquake

October 29, 2019 - By combining models of magnitude 9 to 9.2 earthquakes on the Cascadia Subduction Zone with geological evidence of past coastal...

The Hippo’s Hidden World

October 28, 2019 - Humans and hippopotamuses have shared the watersheds and savannahs of Africa for hundreds of thousands of years. Yet little is...

Study Shows Regulators Are Allowing Utilities Higher Returns

October 26, 2019 - For many years, all electric utilities in the U.S. were regulated monopolies. Although some states deregulated electricity generation over the...

Achieving Quantum Supremacy

October 23, 2019 - Researchers in UC Santa Barbara/Google scientist John Martinis’ group have made good on their claim to quantum supremacy. Using 53 entangled quantum bits...

Ground Failure Study Shows Deep Landslides Not Reactivated by 2018 Anchorage Quake

October 23, 2019 - Major landslides triggered by the 1964 magnitude 9.2 Great Alaska earthquake responded to, but were not reactivated by, the magnitude...

Hobbyist DNA Services May Be Open to Genetic Hacking

October 22, 2019 - With the growth of home DNA testing, online services such as GEDMatch, MyHeritage and FamilyTreeDNA have become popular places for...

U.S. Winter Outlook: NOAA forecasters predict above-average temperatures, wetter North

October 17, 2019 - Warmer-than-average temperatures are forecast for much of the U.S. this winter according to NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center. Although below-average temperatures...

A Breath Test for Opioids

October 3, 2019 - A test to detect opioid drugs in exhaled breath has been developed by engineers and physicians at the University of...

Brave new world: Simple changes in intensity of weather events “could be lethal” to...

Sept. 30, 2019 - Hurricane Dorian is the latest example of a frightening trend. Extreme weather events are becoming more frequent, more severe and...

NASA Visualization Shows a Black Hole’s Warped World

September 26, 2019 - This new visualization of a black hole illustrates how its gravity distorts our view, warping its surroundings as if seen...

Scientists back global climate strike

LONDON, September 20, 2019 − Leading scientists have declared their support for the global climate strike which starts today. In a statement published by the...

More than lyme: Tick study finds multiple agents of tick-borne diseases

Sept. 16, 2019 - In a study published in mBio, a journal of the American Society for Microbiology, Jorge Benach and Rafal Tokarz, and...

Climate change expected to accelerate spread of sometimes-fatal fungal infection: valley fever

WASHINGTON, Sept. 16, 2019 —Valley fever is endemic to hot and dry regions like the southwestern United States and California’s San Joaquin Valley, but...

‘How We Respond’ spotlights how US communities are addressing climate change impacts

Sept. 16, 2019 - Communities across the United States are working with scientists to respond to climate change impacts, shows a new report and...