Saturday, December 15 2018

Sci/Tech

See a Passing Comet This Sunday

December 14, 2018 - On Sunday, Dec. 16, the comet known as 46P/Wirtanen will make one of the 10 closest comet flybys of Earth...

The Emerging Science of Risk Analysis

Dec. 12, 2018 - Risk Analysis is an emerging science that touches nearly all facets of daily life – for governments, public and private...

Fire’s effects on soil moisture, runoff

December 12, 2018 - Fire and water. Timeless, opposing forces, they are actually linked in powerful ways that can have major impacts on communities...

Pesticide Exposure Raises Risk for Cardiovascular Disease Among Latino Workers

Dec. 12, 2018 - Latinos who are exposed to pesticides in their workplaces are twice as likely to have cardiovascular disease compared with Latinos...

Chickens to be marker of Anthropocene

Dec. 12, 2018 - Modern meat chickens are a defining feature of the Anthropocene according to new research by Dr Carys Bennett and colleagues...

Switching to a home battery won’t help save the world from climate change

Dec. 12, 2018 - Home energy storage systems might save you money, but under current policies, they would also often increase carbon emissions. That is...

Declining snowpack over western US mapped at a finer scale

December 12, 2018 - Researchers have now mapped exactly where in the Western U.S. snow mass has declined since 1982. The research team mapped the...

NASA’s InSight Takes Its First Selfie

December 11, 2018 - NASA's InSight lander isn't camera-shy. The spacecraft used a camera on its robotic arm to take its first selfie -...

Stanford researchers uncover startling insights into how human-generated carbon dioxide could reshape oceans

December 11, 2018 - Something peculiar is happening in the azure waters off the rocky cliffs of Ischia, Italy. There, streams of gas-filled volcanic...

Humans may be reversing the climate clock, by 50 million years

December 10, 2018 - Our future on Earth may also be our past. In a study published Monday (Dec. 10, 2018) in the Proceedings of...

CfA Releases New Report, Browser Extension Demonstrating that Google Is Virtually Inescapable

WASHINGTON, D.C. Dec. 10, 2018 – Today, Campaign for Accountability (“CfA”), a nonprofit watchdog group focused on public accountability, released a new report, Quitting Google,...

Federal Scientists Face Official Barriers in Publishing

WASHINGTON, Dec. 10, 2018 - Official promises to make federal scientific research transparent are belied by a maze of agency policies that prevent its...

U.S. must start from scratch with a new nuclear waste strategy, a Stanford-led panel...

Dec. 10, 2018 - The U.S. government has worked for decades and spent tens of billions of dollars in search of a permanent resting...

After the hurricane: Maria’s far-reaching effects on Puerto Rico’s watersheds and forests

Dec. 10, 2018 - With fierce winds and flooding rains, hurricanes can be disasters for people -- and for ecosystems. These devastating storms have...

New Report: Toxic Weed Killer on The Menu in K-12 Schools Across the U.S.

Dec. 7, 2018 - A new report by the Center for Environmental Health (CEH) found high levels of the toxic weed killer glyphosate in...

Billions of plastic nanoparticles accumulate in marine organisms within six hours

December 7, 2018 - A ground-breaking study has shown it takes a matter of hours for billions of minute plastic nanoparticles to become embedded...

Wildfire ash could trap mercury

Dec. 5, 2018 - In the summers of 2017 and 2018, heat waves and drought conditions spawned hundreds of wildfires in the western U.S....

Scientists find causes of firenado in deadly Carr Fire

RENO, Nev. December 5, 2018 - A destructive fire-generated vortex – a massive stream of rising, spinning, smoke, ash and fire – that topped...

Risk analysis: Coping with threats from hurricanes, wildfires and rising sea levels

Dec. 4, 2018 - As sea levels continue to rise and more severe storms, like Hurricanes Maria and Michael, threaten coastline communities, local leaders...

NASA: Brought to You by Our Sponsors?

WASHINGTON, D.C. Dec. 3, 2018 – A spacecraft, like the one used in today’s Expedition 58, could soon be covered in beer and cigarette...