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SpaceX to Send Privately Crewed Dragon Spacecraft Beyond the Moon Next Year

February 27, 2017 February 27, 2017 - We are excited to announce that SpaceX has been approached to fly two private citizens on a...

Given the choice, patients will reach for cannabis over prescribed opioids

Feb. 27, 2017 - Chronic pain sufferers and those taking mental health meds would rather turn to cannabis instead of their prescribed opioid medication,...

Climate change glossary – understanding global warming from A to Z

Feb. 27, 2017 - Even as we shake our heads over the changing weather, or moan about the fumes belched from the vehicles in...

New footage shows huge crack in Larsen C Ice Shelf (VIDEO)

Feb. 23, 2017 - British Antarctic Survey (BAS) recently captured this video footage of a huge crack in the Larsen C Ice Shelf, on...

NASA Telescope Reveals Largest Batch of Earth-Size, Habitable-Zone Planets Around Single Star

February 22, 2017 - NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has revealed the first known system of seven Earth-size planets around a single star. Three of...

New Report Details Accomplishments of U.S. Global Change Research Program

WASHINGTON, Feb. 21, 2017 – The U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) has made significant accomplishments to advance the science of global environmental change...

New Western Monarch and Milkweed Website Launched

PORTLAND, Ore., February 21, 2017---The monarch, one of the best known and most beloved butterflies in North America, faces an uncertain future. Loss of...

Over time, nuisance flooding can cost more than extreme, infrequent events

Irvine, Calif., Feb. 21, 2017 – Global climate change is being felt in many coastal communities of the United States, not always in the...

USGS: Predicting Postfire Debris Flows Saves Lives

February 21, 2017 - When wildfires spread and scorch the earth, people like Penny Luehring have to act fast. Secondary impacts such as debris...

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...