Tuesday, October 23 2018

Sci/Tech

Rising Temperatures and Human Activity are Increasing Storm Runoff and Flash Floods

New York, NY, October 22, 2018—Hurricanes Florence and Michael in the U.S. and Super Typhoon Mangkhut in the Philippines have shown the widespread and...

First Image of Mars from NASA’s CubeSat “Wall-E”

October 22, 2018 - NASA's MarCO mission was designed to find out if briefcase-sized spacecraft called CubeSats could survive the journey to deep space....

A Nutty Idea: A Little Stress Could Be Good for Walnuts

October 22, 2018 - When it comes to watering walnuts, most California growers believe you need to start early to keep trees healthy and...

Chimps like to copy human visitors to the zoo – Ig Nobel Prize

Roop Dey/Shutterstock Gabriela-Alina Sauciuc, Lund University and Tomas Persson, Lund University October 22, 2018 - How good is your best chimpanzee impression? Go to the zoo...

Mammals cannot evolve fast enough to escape current extinction crisis

Oct. 16 2018 - We humans are exterminating animal and plant species so quickly that nature's built-in defence mechanism, evolution, cannot keep up. An...

Oldest evidence for animals found by UCR researchers

Oct. 15, 2018 - Researchers at the University of California, Riverside, have found the oldest clue yet of animal life, dating back at least...

Applying auto industry’s fuel-efficiency standards to agriculture could net billions

Oct. 15, 2018 - Adopting benchmarks similar to the fuel-efficiency standards used by the auto industry in the production of fertilizer could yield $5-8...

Economic analysis: In the U.S., watershed groups have had a positive impact on their...

CORVALLIS, Ore. Oct. 15, 2018 — Economists have found that in the United States, watershed groups have had a positive impact on their local...

Global warming will have us crying in what’s left of our beer

Irvine, Calif. Oct. 15, 2018 — On top of rising sea levels, stronger hurricanes and worsening wildfires, scientists project that human-caused climate change will...

World’s fastest camera freezes time at 10 trillion frames per second

October 12, 2018 - What happens when a new technology is so precise that it operates on a scale beyond our characterization capabilities? For...

Fatal police shootings more frequent in US states with high household gun ownership

Boston, MA, Oct. 12, 2018  - U.S. states with high levels of household gun ownership have higher rates of fatal shootings of civilians by...

White Americans see many immigrants as ‘illegal’ until proven otherwise

Oct. 12, 2018 - Fueled by political rhetoric evoking dangerous criminal immigrants, many white Americans assume low-status immigrants from Mexico, El Salvador, Syria, Somalia...

The 2018 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences is awarded to William Nordhaus and Paul...

Oct. 8, 2018 - The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel has been awarded to William D. Nordhaus “for...

IIASA contributes to IPCC Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C

Oct. 9, 2018 - The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has published its Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C, a new assessment...

Increase in plastics reaching remote South Atlantic Islands

Oct. 9, 2018 - The amount of plastic washing up onto the shores of remote South Atlantic islands is 10 times greater than it...

Stanford shows that breast cancers punch tunnels into neighboring tissue

October 8, 2018 - Cancers pose the greatest danger when they become invasive and then spread from their originating tissues throughout the body. Although scientists...

Nearly 14 million additional adolescents need HPV vaccination to reach public health goal

ATLANTA, October 2, 2018- Nearly 14 million additional adolescents (11-12 years of age) beyond those who will be vaccinated based on current rates will...

Experiencing extreme weather is not enough to convince climate change sceptics in the U.S.

Oct. 2, 2018 - Experiencing extreme weather is not enough to convince climate change skeptics that humans are damaging the environment, a new study...

Gaia spots stars flying between galaxies

October 2, 2018 - A team of astronomers using the latest set of data from ESA’s Gaia mission to look for high-velocity stars being...

High CO2 levels cause plants to thicken their leaves, could worsen climate change effects

October 1, 2018 - Plant scientists have observed that when levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere rise, most plants do something unusual: They...