Sci/Tech

AAAS Statement on R&D Details of Trump Administration’s Proposed Budget for FY 2020

March 18, 2019 - “If enacted, the Trump administration’s proposed cuts to research and development would derail our nation’s science enterprise. The federal government...

Global plea for moratorium on heritable genome editing

March 18, 2019 - A University of Otago bioethicist has added his voice to a global plea for a moratorium on heritable genome editing...

Most teens report using marijuana less often after legalization

March 18, 2019 - Only one group of teenagers used marijuana more often after retail sales were legalized in Washington than they did before...

February 2019 ranked fifth hottest on record for the globe

March 18, 2019 - We recently concluded the second full month of 2019, and already the year to date has turned out on the...

UCSF Study: Soft Drink Companies Copy Tobacco Playbook to Lure Young Users

March 15, 2019 - Tobacco conglomerates that used colors, flavors and marketing techniques to entice children as future smokers transferred these same strategies to...

American Academy of Pediatrics Updates Vaccine Recommendations for 2019-2020 Season

ITASCA, March 14, 2019 - The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) will advise families to vaccinate their children against influenza next season with either...

Rice U. study highlights danger of vitamin B12 deficiency

HOUSTON, March 13, 2019 -  Using roundworms, one of Earth's simplest animals, Rice University bioscientists have found the first direct link between a diet...

Coal power stations disrupt rainfall: global study

March 14, 2019 - Modern coal-fired power stations produce more ultrafine dust particles than road traffic and can even modify and redistribute rainfall patterns,...

Research Brief: Black and Hispanic minorities in the U.S. bear a disproportionate burden from...

March 11, 2019 - Black and Hispanic Americans bear a disproportionate burden from air pollution caused mainly by non-Hispanic white Americans, according to a...

Tropical Species Near San Francisco? New Range Limit Records Indicate Future Face of California...

March 12, 2019 - During the marine heatwave of 2014-16, scientists from the University of California, Davis, noticed creatures typically seen only in places...

Fatal horizon, driven by acidification, closes in on marine organisms in Southern Ocean

March 11, 2019 - Marine microorganisms in the Southern Ocean may find themselves in a deadly vise grip by century's end as ocean acidification...

What does the Milky Way weigh? Hubble and Gaia investigate

March 7, 2019 - We can't put the whole Milky Way on a scale, but astronomers have been able to come up with one...

Study: Climate change is leading to unpredictable ecosystem disruption for migratory birds

ITHACA, NY, March 5, 2019 - Using data on 77 North American migratory bird species from the eBird citizen-science program, scientists at the Cornell...

Breaking Up is Hard to Do: Asteroids are Stronger, Harder to Destroy Than Previously...

March 4, 2019 - A popular theme in the movies is that of an incoming asteroid that could extinguish life on the planet, and...

Tweets Tell Scientists How Quickly We Normalize Unusual Weather

March 1, 2019 - What kinds of weather do people find remarkable, when does that change, and what does that say about the public’s...

A clearer view of past climate from tree rings

March 1, 2019 - To see where the Earth's climate is headed, we have to see where it's been -- and a new San...

Population increases and climate change point to future US water shortages

WASHINGTON, Feb. 28, 2019 -  Climate change plus population growth are setting the stage for water shortages in parts of the U.S. long before...

Shedding Light—Literally—on Resistance to Radiation Therapy

February 28, 2019 - A new Johns Hopkins study offers promise towards someday being able to non-invasively examine changes in cancerous tumors to determine...

High CO2 levels can destabilize marine layer clouds, triggering spike in global warming

Feb. 25, 2019 - At high enough atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) concentrations, Earth could reach a tipping point where marine stratus clouds become unstable...

Jobs versus Death Toll: Calculating Corporate Death Penalties

Feb. 25, 2019 - Is there a threshold an entire industry crosses when it does more harm than good? Michigan Technological University researchers set...