Sci/Tech

New Research Examines Climate Change’s Role in 2018 Extreme Weather Events

DECEMBER 9, 2019, San Francisco, CA – The desiccating Four Corners drought, intense heat waves on the Iberian peninsula and in northeast...

Study shows stronger winds in store for northwestern Alaska

December 9, 2019 - By 2099, winds along Alaska’s northwestern coasts are projected to grow stronger, according to a new study from...

GOCE reveals what’s going on deep below Antarctica

December 9, 2019 - Despite having completed its mission in orbit over six years ago, ESA’s GOCE gravity mapper continues to...

Highlighting the importance and vulnerability of the world’s water towers

December 9, 2019 - Mountains and highlands are often referred to as natural “water towers” because they provide lowland communities with essential...

Copernicus confirms: November 2019 is on par with 2015 and 2016 as warmest November...

December 4, 2019 - Warming trend continues: Global temperatures were 0.64°C warmer than the average November from 1981–2010, making it the sixth...

NASA’s CALIPSO satellite witnesses Earth’s greatest animal migration

Space-based lidar can see zooplankton, enabling scientists to gauge carbon sequestration via the tiny ocean animals

Antarctic ice sheets could be at greater risk of melting than previously thought

December 2, 2019 - Antarctica is the largest reservoir of ice on Earth – but new research by the University of South...

Leftover grain from breweries could be converted into fuel for homes

November 26, 2019 - A Queen’s University Belfast researcher has developed a low cost technique to convert left over barley from alcohol...

Nitrous Oxide levels are on the rise

November 18, 2019 - Nitrous oxide is a greenhouse gas and one of the main stratospheric ozone depleting substances on the planet. According to...

Inoculating against the spread of viral misinformation on Facebook

Nov. 14, 2019 - In a year that has seen the largest measles outbreak in the US in more than two decades, the role...

WHO prequalifies Ebola vaccine, paving the way for its use in high-risk countries

November 12, 2019 - The World Health Organization (WHO) today prequalified an Ebola vaccine for the first time, a critical step that will help...

Last Arctic Ice Refuge Is Disappearing

WASHINGTON November 12, 2019 - The oldest and thickest Arctic sea ice is disappearing twice as fast as ice in the rest of the...

Melting Arctic Sea Ice Linked to Emergence of Deadly Virus in Marine Mammals

Nov. 7, 2019 - Scientists have linked the decline in Arctic sea ice to the emergence of a deadly virus that could threaten marine...

Revealing interior temperature of Antarctic ice sheet

November 4, 2019 - As ESA’s SMOS satellite celebrates 10 years in orbit, yet another result has been added to its list of successes....

Measles infection wipes our immune system’s memory leaving us vulnerable to other diseases

November 1, 2019 - Scientists have shown how measles causes long-term damage to the immune system, leaving people vulnerable to other infections. Researchers from...

3-D Models of Cascadia Megathrust Events Match Coastal Changes from 1700 Earthquake

October 29, 2019 - By combining models of magnitude 9 to 9.2 earthquakes on the Cascadia Subduction Zone with geological evidence of past coastal...

The Hippo’s Hidden World

October 28, 2019 - Humans and hippopotamuses have shared the watersheds and savannahs of Africa for hundreds of thousands of years. Yet little is...

Study Shows Regulators Are Allowing Utilities Higher Returns

October 26, 2019 - For many years, all electric utilities in the U.S. were regulated monopolies. Although some states deregulated electricity generation over the...

Achieving Quantum Supremacy

October 23, 2019 - Researchers in UC Santa Barbara/Google scientist John Martinis’ group have made good on their claim to quantum supremacy. Using 53 entangled quantum bits...

Ground Failure Study Shows Deep Landslides Not Reactivated by 2018 Anchorage Quake

October 23, 2019 - Major landslides triggered by the 1964 magnitude 9.2 Great Alaska earthquake responded to, but were not reactivated by, the magnitude...