Sci/Tech

To Reduce Pollution, Policymakers Should Broaden Focus Beyond Smokestacks

Sept. 11, 2019 - Emissions from air pollutants are associated with premature mortality. Between 2008 and 2014, air pollution health damage from fine particulate...

New wildfire models to predict how wildfires will burn in next 20 minutes

September 9, 2019 - As fires throughout the nation have demonstrated over the last few weeks, fire season isn't ending any time soon. While it's...

Tiny airborne particles from wildfires have climate change implications

Sept. 9, 2019 - Wildfires are widespread across the globe. They occur in places wherever plants are abundant — such as the raging fires currently...

Suicide rates climbing in U.S., especially in rural areas

COLUMBUS, Ohio. Sept. 9, 2019 - Suicide is becoming more common in America, an increase most pronounced in rural areas, new research has found. The...

Bots might prove harder to detect in 2020 elections

Sept. 9, 2019 -   USC Information Sciences Institute (USC ISI) computer scientist, Emilio Ferrara, has new research indicating that bots or fake accounts...

Diversity increases ecosystem stability

Sept. 5, 2019 - Forests with a large variety of species are more productive and stable under stress than monocultures: scientists from the University...

Raft of rubble drifting in the Pacific

August 27, 2019 - Captured by the Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission on 21 August 2019, this image features a huge raft of pumice rock drifting...

Stardust in the Antarctic snow

August 27, 2019 - The rare isotope iron-60 is created in massive stellar explosions. Only a very small amount of this isotope reaches the...

Amazon fires seen from Space Station

August 27, 2019 - The Amazon rainforest is burning. As relief agencies turn to satellite data to help assess the scale, astronauts too are helping...

University of Utah launches first-ever Journal of Dark Sky Studies

Aug. 27, 2019 - Despite growing evidence that artificial light at night severely impacts wildlife, human health, wasteful spending and a disconnect to our...

An innovative new diagnostic for Lyme disease

August 27, 2019 - When researchers examined the mitochondrial DNA of Ötzi, a man entombed in ice high in the Tyrolean Alps some 5,300...

One-third of pre-approved prescription drugs have not completed the FDA approval process

CATONSVILLE, MD, August 26, 2019 - The Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) Accelerated Approval Program was created in 1992 to significantly accelerate the ability...

Wildfires Could Permanently Alter Alaska’s Forest Composition

Aug. 26, 2019 - This summer, Alaska has experienced record high temperatures and devastating wildfires. If such events become more frequent, how might that...

Children of incarcerated U.S. parents have more 6 times more substance abuse, anxiety

August 26, 2019 - Children of incarcerated parents are six times more likely than other children to develop a substance use disorder as adults...

Gran Canaria wildfire

August 21, 2019 - An unprecedented wildfire has ripped through the island of Gran Canaria, one of Spain’s Canary Islands off the northwest coast...

More persistent heat, drought and rain in a warming world – study

August 19, 2019 - Europe, North America and parts of Asia can expect not just more intense but also longer lasting periods of heat,...

Study: Human impacts on oceans nearly doubled in recent decade

SANTA BARBARA, CA, Aug. 13, 2019 - Over the recent decade, total human impacts to the world’s oceans have, on average, nearly doubled and...

First evidence of human-caused climate change melting the West Antarctic Ice Sheet

August 12, 2019 - A new study published this week reveals the first evidence of a direct link between human-induced global warming and melting...

Hubble Showcases New Portrait of Jupiter

Aug. 9, 2019 - The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope reveals the intricate, detailed beauty of Jupiter’s clouds in this new image taken on 27...

Marine heatwaves a bigger threat to coral reefs than previously thought

August 9, 2019 - Marine heatwaves are a much bigger threat to coral reefs than previously thought, research revealing a previously unrecognized impact of climate...