Wednesday, January 23 2019

Sci/Tech

Seeing double could help resolve dispute about how fast the universe is expanding

Jan. 22, 2019 - The question of how quickly the universe is expanding has been bugging astronomers for almost a century. Different studies keep...

Planetary collision that formed the moon made life possible on Earth

Jan. 23, 2019 - Most of Earth’s essential elements for life — including most of the carbon and nitrogen in you — probably came...

Where is Earth’s submoon?

Pasadena, CA, Jan. 23 2019 - "Can moons have moons?" This simple question -- asked by the four-year old son of Carnegie's Juna Kollmeier --...

Famous freak wave recreated in laboratory mirrors Hokusai’s ‘Great Wave’ (VIDEO)

Jan. 22, 2019  -The Draupner wave was one of the first confirmed observations of a freak wave in the ocean; it was observed on...

Earth and Moon pummelled by more asteroids since the age of the dinosaurs began

January 22, 2019 - The number of asteroids colliding with the Earth and Moon has increased by up to three times over the past...

On Facebook and Twitter your privacy is at risk — even if you don’t...

Jan. 22, 2019 - A new study shows that privacy on social media is like second-hand smoke. It's controlled by the people around you. Individual...

Greenland ice melting four times faster than in 2003, study finds

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Jan. 21, 2019 - Greenland is melting faster than scientists previously thought--and will likely lead to faster sea level rise--thanks to the...

HPV vaccination rates remain critically low among younger adolescents in the US

Jan. 17, 2019 - Only about 16 percent of U.S. adolescents have been fully vaccinated against human papillomavirus (HPV) by the time they turn...

Fraction of U.S. outpatient treatment centers offer medication for opioid addiction

January 15, 2019 - Despite the mounting death toll of America’s opioid crisis, only a minority of facilities that treat substance use disorders offer...

How does the freeze-thaw cycle impact soil?

January 15, 2019 - Winter soil freezes, heaves, and moves! The Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) Jan. 15 Soils Matter blog looks at...

Team of telescopes finds X-ray engine inside mysterious supernova

January 11, 2019 - ESA’s high-energy space telescopes Integral and XMM-Newton have helped to find a source of powerful X-rays at the centre of...

Oxford: A century and a half of reconstructed ocean warming offers clues for the...

Jan. 8, 2019 - Over the past century, increased greenhouse gas emissions have given rise to an excess of energy in the Earth system....

Citizen Scientists Find New World with NASA Telescope

January 8, 2019 - Using data from NASA's Kepler space telescope, citizen scientists have discovered a planet roughly twice the size of Earth located...

Fewer monarch butterflies are reaching their overwintering destination

Jan. 2, 2019 - Arguably, one of the world's most famous insects, the monarch butterfly, is currently experiencing dire problems with its migration in...

Seagrass saves beaches and money

Jan 2, 2019 - Seagrass beds are so effective in protecting tropical beaches from erosion, that they can reduce the need for regular, expensive...

Reliable tropical weather pattern to change in a warming climate

December 31, 2018 - Every month or two, a massive pulse of clouds, rainfall and wind moves eastward around the Earth near the equator,...

The Long Dry: Global water supplies are shrinking, even as rainfall is rising

Dec. 20, 2018 - A global study has found a paradox: our water supplies are shrinking at the same time as climate change is...

Plastic waste disintegrates into nanoparticles that can reach far into living organisms’ bodies

Dec. 19, 2018 - There is a considerable risk that plastic waste in the environment releases nano-sized particles known as nanoplastics, according to a...

Stanford scientists locate nearly all U.S. solar panels by applying machine learning to a...

Dec. 19, 2018 - Knowing which Americans have installed solar panels on their roofs and why they did so would be enormously useful for...

InSight Engineers Have Made a Martian Rock Garden

December 18, 2018 - NASA's InSight lander is due to set its first science instrument on Mars in the coming days. But engineers here...