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USDA Scientific Integrity Policy Sputtering, Survey Shows

WASHINGTON, DC, April 20, 2017 - Scientists inside the U.S Department of Agriculture do not see a culture of scientific integrity taking hold from...

Larsen, cracked (video)

April 20, 2017 - The Copernicus Sentinel-1 satellite mission is monitoring the growing crack in Antarctica’s Larsen-C ice shelf. When the ice shelf breaks...

Cannabis-Based Medicine May Cut Seizures in Half for Those with Tough-to-Treat Epilepsy

BOSTON, April 19, 2017 - Taking cannabidiol may cut seizures in half for some children and adults with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome (LGS), a severe form...

Study on Impact of Climate Change on Snowpack Loss in Western U.S.

April 18, 2017 - An international team of scientists, including one from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), has found that up to 20 percent...

Lyme disease imposes large cost on the northeast United States

April 17, 2017 - As people across the northeastern U.S. begin venturing back into the outdoors with the arrival of spring, they will make...

Hunting by humans significantly reduces bird and mammal populations

April 17, 2017 - In tropical forests, bird and mammal populations are significantly lower - 53% and 82% respectively - in areas where hunting...

So you think you can secure your mobile phone with a fingerprint?

BROOKLYN, NY, April 11, 2017 - No two people are believed to have identical fingerprints, but researchers at the New York University Tandon School...

Large, High-Intensity Forest Fires Will Increase Due to Weather and Climate

April 10, 2017 - When it comes to large, high-intensity forest fires, we can expect to see a lot more in the coming years,...

Hubble takes close-up portrait of Jupiter

April 6, 2017 - On 7 April Jupiter will come into opposition, the point at which the planet is located directly opposite the Sun...

Living downwind of coal-fired power plant could increase risk of low birth weight

April 4, 2017 - Study found that babies born during 1990-2006 to mothers living as far as 20 to 30 miles away from proven...

Report shines light on installed costs and deployment barriers for residential solar PV

April 4, 2017 - Researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) are making available the most detailed component...

Study: NIH funding generates large numbers of private-sector patents

April 3, 2017 - Research grants issued by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) contribute to a significant number of private-sector patents in biomedicine,...

Exposure to BPA Substitute, BPS, Multiplies Breast Cancer Cells

ORLANDO, March 31, 2017 - Bisphenol S (BPS), a substitute for the chemical bisphenol A (BPA) in the plastic industry, shows the potential for...

American College of Physicians decries devastating impact of Trump’s climate change order

WASHINGTON, March 28, 2017 - President Trump's executive order on climate change will have a devastating impact on public health, said the American College...

Countering Fake News with Contagions

March 28, 2017 - Social media is a wonderful tool for sharing information quickly; But not surprisingly, some of that information is false and...

Asian dust providing key nutrients for California’s giant sequoias

RIVERSIDE, CA, March 28, 2017- Dust from as far away as the Gobi Desert in Asia is providing more nutrients than previously thought for...

Trump Action on Clean Power Plan threatens air quality, health, and economic benefits

SYRACUSE, NY, March 28, 2017 - The Trump Administration is expected to release an executive order on Tuesday March 28, 2017, directing the EPA...

Astronomers identify purest, most massive brown dwarf

March 27, 2017 - An international team of astronomers has identified a record breaking brown dwarf (a star too small for nuclear fusion) with...

Extreme weather events linked to climate change impact on the jet stream

March 27, 2017 - Unprecedented summer warmth and flooding, forest fires, drought and torrential rain -- extreme weather events are occurring more and more...

Attacks, Crashes Underscore Need for New 911 Systems

March 24, 2017 - A recent rash of disruptions in antiquated 911 emergency-response systems points up the urgent need for new technology to save...