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Demonstrated Natural Refrigerant Replacements Could Reduce Energy Costs and Conserve the Environment

WASHINGTON, D.C., August 14, 2018  -  The 1987 Montreal Protocol and the 1997 Kyoto Protocol called for countries around the world to phase out...

Bioethicist:The Ethics of the Death Penalty Are Clear, It’s Wrong

Aug. 14, 2018 - It can be argued that the risk of killing even one innocent person outweighs the benefit of any execution, says...

Water Is Destroyed, Then Reborn in Ultrahot Jupiters

August 9, 2018 - Imagine a place where the weather forecast is always the same: scorching temperatures, relentlessly sunny, and with absolutely zero chance...

Lichen is losing to wildfire, years after flames are gone

August 9, 2018 - As increasingly hot and severe wildfires scorch the West, some lichen communities integral to conifer forests aren’t returning, even years...

Household phenomenon observed by Leonardo da Vinci finally explained by Cambridge research

Aug. 8, 2018 - An everyday occurrence spotted when we turn on the tap to brush our teeth has baffled engineers for centuries –...

Study Finds Indigenous Mexican Variety of Corn Captures the Nitrogen It Needs From the...

August 7, 2018 - A multidisciplinary team from the University of California, Davis, the University of Wisconsin–Madison, and Mars, Incorporated have found that an...

New Study: The Arctic Carbon Cycle is Speeding Up

August 3, 2018 - When people think of the Arctic, snow, ice and polar bears come to mind. Trees? Not so much. At least...

Mother’s teenage smoking habit is key risk factor for low-birth-weight baby, UCI-led study finds

Irvine, Calif., Aug. 1, 2018 — Of all the risk factors associated with low birth weight, a mother’s teenage smoking habit is by far...

Time is running out in the tropics — researchers warn of global biodiversity collapse

July 26, 2018 - A global biodiversity collapse is imminent unless we take urgent, concerted action to reverse species loss in the tropics, according...

Saturn and Mars Team Up to Make Their Closest Approaches to Earth in 2018

July 26, 2018 - NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has photographed Saturn and Mars near their closest approaches to Earth in June and July 2018....

Where Martian Dust Comes From

The dust that coats much of the surface of Mars originates largely from a single thousand-kilometer-long geological formation near the Red Planet’s equator, scientists...

Gault site research pushes back date of earliest North Americans

RENO, NV, July 23, 2018 - For decades, researchers believed the Western Hemisphere was settled by humans roughly 13,500 years ago, a theory based...

Stanford researchers find warming temperatures could increase suicide rates across the U.S. and Mexico

July 23, 2018 - Suicide rates are likely to rise as the earth warms, according to new research published July 23 in Nature Climate...

Scientists fly above wildfires this summer to clarify chemistry of smoke

July 20, 2018 - On August 11, 2018, the WE-CAN team will host a research aircraft media event at the Boise Airport, featuring two aircraft: the...

AI Companies, Scientists and Others Sign Pledge Promising Not to Develop Lethal Autonomous Weapons

Stockholm, Sweden (July 20, 2018) - After years of voicing concerns, AI leaders have, for the first time, taken concrete action against lethal autonomous...

A safe and effective way to whiten teeth

July 18, 2018 - In the age of Instagram and Snapchat, everyone wants to have perfect pearly whites. To get a brighter smile, consumers...

Securing America’s voting systems against spying and meddling

Can they be confident their votes will count? 4zevar/Shutterstock.com Jeff Inglis, The Conversation July 16, 2018 - The federal indictments of 12 Russian government agents accuse them...

Particulate matter increases drought vulnerability of trees

July 16, 2018 - Particulate matter deposits on leaves increase plant transpiration and the risk of plants suffering from drought. Particulate matter could thus...

New research calculates capacity of North American forests to sequester carbon

July 16, 2018 - Researchers have calculated the capacity of North American forests to sequester carbon in a detailed analysis that for the first...

Study finds deep subterranean connection between two Japan volcanoes

MIAMI, July 13, 2018 - Scientists have confirmed for the first time that radical changes of one volcano in southern Japan was the direct...