Sci/Tech

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...

New study: Ocean temperature ‘surprises’ becoming more common

PORTLAND, Maine, August 6, 2019 - A new study published this week shows how marine ecosystems around the world are experiencing unusually high ocean...

Restoring forests means less fuel for wildfire and more storage for carbon

Aug. 5, 2019 - When wildfires burn up forests, they don't just damage the trees. They destroy a key part of the global carbon...

Some polar tipping points ‘already passed’, says top climate scientist

August 2, 2019 - Some tipping points that will cause vast quantities of polar ice to reach the ocean have already been passed, a...

Hackers Could Use Connected Cars to Gridlock Whole Cities

July 29, 2019 - In the year 2026, at rush hour, your self-driving car abruptly shuts down right where it blocks traffic. You climb...

Conspiracy theorists dominate YouTube climate modification videos

July 26, 2019 -Using YouTube to learn about climate science will expose you to video content that mostly opposes worldwide scientific consensus. That’s the finding...

Mouse, not just tick: New genome heralds change in Lyme disease fight

Irvine, Calif., July 24, 2019 — As Lyme disease increases, researchers have taken a significant step toward finding new ways to prevent its transmission....

Heart disease biomarker linked to Paleo diet

July 23, 2019 - People who follow the paleo diet have twice the amount of a key blood biomarker linked closely to heart disease,...

Removing CO2 from the atmosphere can help achieve the Paris agreement but huge innovation...

July 23, 2019 - A new Nature Communications study has shown the potential of Direct Air Carbon Capture and Storage (DACCS), a new technology...

Gun ownership in the U.S. linked to greater incidence of domestic homicides

Ann Arbor, July 22, 2019 - A new study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, published by Elsevier, reveals a unique and strong...

Warmest June on record for the globe, record-low Antarctic sea ice extent

July 18, 2019 - The global land and ocean surface temperature departure from average for June 2019 was the highest for the month of...

Radiation in Parts of Marshall Islands is Higher Than Chernobyl

July 17, 2019 - Radiation levels in some regions of the Marshall Islands in the central Pacific, where the United States conducted nuclear tests...

ESA confirms asteroid will miss Earth in 2019

July 16, 2019 - Asteroid 2006 QV89, a small object 20 to 50 metres in diameter, was in the news lately because of a very...

Vast Majority Of Dietary Supplements Don’t Improve Heart Health or Put Off Death

July 16, 2019 - In a massive new analysis of findings from 277 clinical trials using 24 different interventions, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers say...

Out of Africa and into an archaic human melting pot

July 16, 2019 - Genetic analysis has revealed that the ancestors of modern humans interbred with at least five different archaic human groups as...