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Harvests in the US to suffer from climate change

Feb. 20, 2017 - Some of the most important crops risk substantial damage from rising temperatures. To better assess how climate change caused by...

Bee decline threatens US crop production

Feb. 20, 2017 - The first-ever study to map U.S. wild bees suggests they are disappearing in the country's most important farmlands -- from...

Scarcity of Resources Led to Violence in Prehistoric Central California

Feb. 17, 2017 - A longtime Cal Poly Pomona anthropology professor who studies violence among prehistoric people in California has been published in a...

Oroville Dam Makes its own Earthquakes

February 17, 2017 - The immediate danger to the highest dam in the United States, the Oroville Dam, is over - at least for...

In for the Long Haul at Oroville Dam Says Water Resources Expert

February 15, 2017 - Civil engineer Veronica Webster studies long-term trends for assessing flood risk at Michigan Technological University. She says that for the...

Gluten-free diet may increase risk of arsenic, mercury exposure

Feb. 14, 2017 - People who eat a gluten-free diet may be at risk for increased exposure to arsenic and mercury - toxic metals...

Scientists uncover huge 1.8 million km2 reservoir of melting carbon under western U.S.

Feb. 14, 2017 - New research published in Earth and Planetary Science Letters describes how scientists have used the world’s largest array of seismic...

Breast Cancer Patients with Dense Breast Tissue More Likely to Develop Cancer in Other...

HOUSTON, TX, Feb. 9, 2017 - Breast cancer patients with dense breast tissue have almost a two-fold increased risk of developing disease in the...

NASA, UCI Reveal New Details of Greenland Ice Loss

February 9, 2017 - Less than a year after the first research flight kicked off NASA's Oceans Melting Greenland campaign last March, data from...

NASA Studies a Rarity: Growing Louisiana Deltas

February 9, 2017 - The Louisiana coastline is sinking under the Gulf of Mexico at the rate of about one football field of land...

The World’s Longest Freshwater Fish Migration

New York February 6, 2017 – An international team of scientists has confirmed that the dorado catfish  (Brachyplatystoma rousseauxii) of the Amazon River basin holds...

How was Great Sand Dunes National Park “made?”

Feb. 3, 2017 - Most individuals are inspired by the mountain vistas and wildlife found in our National Park System.  However, being a soil...

Trouble getting to sleep? Scientists say go camping

Feb. 3, 2017 - In our modern times, many of us sit up late into the night, watching TV, fiddling with our smartphones, or...

Substance in crude oil harms fish hearts, could affect humans as well

February 2, 2017 - Research from Stanford University’s Hopkins Marine Station has identified a substance in oil that’s to blame for the cardiotoxicity seen...

‘Dense Breasts’ Eclipse All Other Known Breast Cancer Risk Factors

February 2, 2017 - Women whose breasts are composed largely of glandular tissue, rather than fat, have an amplified risk of breast cancer, which...

Swirling spirals at the north pole of Mars

February 2, 2017 - A new mosaic from ESA’s Mars Express shows off the Red Planet’s north polar ice cap and its distinctive dark...

Bag-like sea creature was humans’ oldest known ancestor

Jan. 30, 2017 - Researchers have identified traces of what they believe is the earliest known prehistoric ancestor of humans -- a microscopic, bag-like...

Discovery of new fossil from half billion years ago sheds light on life on...

Jan. 30, 2017 - Dr Tom Harvey from the Department of Geology, University of Leicester, together with Professor Nicholas Butterfield, University of Cambridge, discovered...

Study reveals substantial evidence of holographic universe

Jan. 30, 2017 - A UK, Canadian and Italian study has provided what researchers believe is the first observational evidence that our universe could...

Globe-trotting pollutants raise some cancer risks 4 times higher than predicted

CORVALLIS, OR, Jan. 26, 2017 - A new way of looking at how pollutants ride through the atmosphere has quadrupled the estimate of global...