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NASA Launches NOAA Weather Satellite Aboard United Launch Alliance Rocket to Improve Forecasts

November 19, 2017 - NASA has successfully launched for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) the first in a series of four highly...

Gene Discovery May Halt Worldwide Wheat Epidemic

November 16, 2017 - University of California, Davis, researchers have identified a gene that enables resistance to a new devastating strain of stem rust,...

Listening for Gravitational Waves Using Pulsars

November 13, 2017 - One of the most spectacular achievements in physics so far this century has been the observation of gravitational waves, ripples...

Phobos photobomb

November 13, 2017 - The sharp eye of the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope captured the tiny moon Phobos during its orbital trek around Mars...

Can Cannabinoids Be Used to Treat Cancer?

Nov. 6, 2017 - When cannabinoids activate signaling pathways in cancer cells they can stimulate a cell death mechanism called apoptosis, unleashing a potent...

As wildfires expand, fire science needs to keep up

Wildfire threatens a home near Possum Kingdom, Texas, April 19, 2011. State Farm, CC BY November 6, 2017 - In the month of October nearly 250,000...

Making waves – Saturn’s moon Daphnis in the Keeler Gap

November 6, 2017 - Daphnis, one of Saturn’s small ring-embedded moons, is seen here kicking up waves as it orbits within a gap between...

A Third of the Internet is Under Attack

Nov. 3, 2017 - For the first time, researchers have carried out a large-scale analysis of victims of internet denial-of-service (DoS) attacks worldwide. And...

Aliens may be more like us than we think

November 2, 2017 - In a new study published in the International Journal of Astrobiology scientists from the University of Oxford show for the...

NASA Estimates the Global Reach of Atmospheric Rivers

November 1, 2017 - A recent study by NASA and several partners has estimated, for the first time, the global impact of atmospheric rivers...

Determining when humans started impacting the planet on a large scale

Oct. 30, 2017 - Humans have so profoundly altered the Earth that, some scientists argue, our current geologic epoch requires a new name: the...

‘Combosquatting’ attack hides in plain sight to trick computer users

Oct. 30, 2017 - To guard against unknowingly visiting malicious websites, computer users have been taught to double-check website URLs before they click on...

WMO: Greenhouse gas concentrations surge to new record

October 30, 2017 - Concentrations of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere surged at a record-breaking speed in 2016 to the highest level in 800...

Meet the giant dinosaur that roamed southern Africa 200 million years ago

Kayentapus ambrokholohali footprints belong to an animal of about 26 feet long, dwarfing all the life around it. Theropod image adapted by Lara Sciscio, with...

Prolific Earth Gravity Satellites End Science Mission

October 27, 2017 - After more than 15 productive years in orbit, the U.S./German GRACE (Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment) satellite mission has ended...

How 14 Billion Dollars Protected Earth’s Species

Oct. 27, 2017 - For twenty-five years, we have known that we need to spend more on nature conservation, or face a modern mass...

Small Asteroid or Comet ‘Visits’ from Beyond the Solar System

October 26, 2017 - A small, recently discovered asteroid -- or perhaps a comet -- appears to have originated from outside the solar system,...

How Hospitals Respond When It’s Uncertain if the Newborn Is a Boy or a...

ANN ARBOR, MI, Oct. 25, 2017 - Names of patients have been changed to protect privacy Mike and Julie were eagerly counting down the days...

Climate change threatens empires

LONDON, Oct. 25, 2017 - Two new studies highlight the interplay of natural forces on climate change – and how these may have led...

Sentinel-1 sees through hurricanes

October 25, 2017 - This year’s Atlantic hurricane season has been a harsh reminder of the grief and devastation brought by these vast storms....