Sci/Tech

Comet Provides New Clues to Origins of Earth’s Oceans

May 23, 2019 - The mystery of why Earth has so much water, allowing our "blue marble" to support an astounding array of life,...

NOAA predicts near-normal 2019 Atlantic hurricane season

May 23, 2019 - NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center is predicting that a near-normal Atlantic hurricane season is most likely this year. This outlook forecasts...

Study: Antibiotics Proposed for Pesticide Use by Trump EPA Can Facilitate Resistance in Lethal...

WASHINGTON, May 15, 2019— A federal study has found that medically important antibiotics the EPA has proposed to re-approve for expanded pesticide use on...

Study Finds New Wrinkles on Earth’s Moon

May 13, 2019 - Billions of years ago, Earth's Moon formed vast basins called "mare" (pronounced MAR-ay). Scientists have long assumed these basins were dead,...

Glassy menagerie of particles in beach sands near Hiroshima is fallout debris

May 13, 2019 - Mario Wannier, a career geologist with expertise in studying tiny marine life, was methodically sorting through particles in samples of...

How Uber and other digital platforms could trick us using behavioral science – unless...

Your location isn’t all it knows. AP Photo/Mary Altaffer Abbey Stemler, Indiana University; Joshua E. Perry, Indiana University, and Todd Haugh, Indiana University May 10, 2019 -...

WHO: Drug-resistant diseases could cause 10 million deaths each year by 2050

NEW YORK, May 6, 2019 - UN, international agencies and experts released a groundbreaking report demanding immediate, coordinated and ambitious action to avert a...

Geomagnetic jerks finally reproduced and explained

May 1, 2019 - The Earth’s magnetic field experiences unpredictable, rapid, and intense anomalies that are known as geomagnetic jerks. The mechanisms behind this...

Solar cells (like people!) work better with caffeine

May 1, 2019 - Scientists at the California NanoSystems Institute at UCLA have found that caffeine improves the stability of materials under heat – a property...

Rapid Permafrost Thaw Unrecognized Threat to Landscape, Global Warming Researcher Warns

April 30, 2019 - A “sleeping giant” hidden in permafrost soils in Canada and other northern regions worldwide will have important consequences for global...

Responses to environmental tragedies often make matters worse, ethicists find

CORVALLIS, Ore. April 30, 2019 – Without sound decision-making, responses to seeming environmental tragedies can often make matters worse, according to ethicists who analyzed...

Education may be key to a healthier, wealthier US

April 29, 2019 - According to the United States Department of Education, the U.S. high school graduation rate will reach an all-time high this...

Princeton geoscientists find new fallout from ‘the collision that changed the world’

April 29, 2019 - When the landmass that is now the Indian subcontinent slammed into Asia about 50 million years ago, the collision changed...

Rapid melting of the world’s largest ice shelf linked to solar heat in the...

April 29, 2019 - An international team of scientists has found part of the world's largest ice shelf is melting 10 times faster than...

Did Anne Boleyn really try to speak after being beheaded?

Anne Boleyn (with head in situ). Public domain Adam Taylor, Lancaster University April 26, 2019 - When Jean-Paul Marat’s killer, Charlotte Corday, was executed by guillotine in...

UC Davis Students Design Greenhouse for Mars

April 26, 2019 - A student team from the UC Davis Space and Satellite Systems club was one of five university teams invited to...

Snowmelt Causes Seismic Swarm Near California’s Long Valley Caldera

April 25, 2019 - A spring surge of meltwater, seeping through vertically tilted layers of rock, caused a seismic swarm near California’s Long Valley...

WSU researchers see health effects across generations from glyphosate weed killer

PULLMAN, Wash. April 23, 2019 – Washington State University researchers have found a variety of diseases and other health problems in the second- and third-generation...

Growing Up in Poverty Increases Diagnoses of Psychosis-Spectrum Mental Illnesses

April 24, 2019 - Growing up in impoverished urban neighborhoods more than doubles your chances over the average person of developing a psychosis-spectrum disorder...

Disorders of sexual development may be more common in newborns than previously thought

WASHINGTON, April 24, 2019 — Ambiguous genitalia in newborns may be more common than previously thought, according to a study published in the Endocrine...