Sci/Tech

Scientists predict the Solar System’s asteroid belt will be pulverized by the Sun’s light...

February 13, 2020 - The majority of stars in the universe will become luminous enough to blast surrounding asteroids into successively smaller...

Study: One-third of plant and animal species could be gone in 50 years

February 13, 2020 - Accurately predicting biodiversity loss from climate change requires a detailed understanding of what aspects of climate change cause...

2°C ocean warming has been enough to destabilize Antarctica in the past

February 12, 2020 - A melting of the Antarctic ice sheets would have far-reaching consequences for sea-level rise and coastal regions around...

New world map of fish genetic diversity

Feb. 10, 2020 - An international research team from ETH Zurich and French universities has studied genetic diversity among fish around the...

Qarman CubeSat: falling into a fireball

February 10, 2020 - This Wednesday 12 February,  ESA’s latest mission will enter the vacuum of space, not aboard a rocket but...

A promising breakthrough against a deadly foe: Streptococcus pneumoniae

RENO, Nevada February 10, 2020 - In the battle against deadly diseases that adapt quickly to resist today’s top antibiotics, researchers from...

Why bumble bees are going extinct in time of ‘climate chaos’ (VIDEO)

Bombus impatiens (the Common Eastern Bumble Bee) Credit: Antoine Morin February 6, 2020 - When you were young, were...

Arctic Ice Melt Is Changing Ocean Currents

February 6, 2020 - A major ocean current in the Arctic is faster and more turbulent as a result of rapid sea...

Coastal Uplift in New Zealand

January 28, 2020 - Earthquakes along a complex series of faults in the upper plate of New Zealand’s northern Hikurangi Subduction Margin...

Tarantula Nebula Spins Web of Mystery in Spitzer Image

January 27, 2020 - The Tarantula Nebula, seen in this image by the Spitzer Space Telescope, was one of the first targets...

Climate costs smallest if warming is limited to 2°C

January 27, 2020 - Climate costs are likely smallest if global warming is limited to 2 degrees Celsius. The politically negotiated Paris...

Living near major roads linked to risk of dementia, Parkinson's, Alzheimer's and MS

January 24, 2020 - Living near major roads or highways is linked to higher incidence of dementia,...

Marburg virus found in Sierra Leone bats

January 24, 2020 - Scientists have detected Marburg virus in fruit bats in Sierra Leone, marking the first time the deadly virus...

Deforestation in Bolivia

January 24, 2020 - This Copernicus Sentinel-2 image features an area in the Santa Cruz Department of Bolivia, where part of the...

Galileo now replying to SOS messages worldwide

January 23, 2020 - As well as providing global navigation services, Europe’s Galileo satellite constellation is acontributing to saving more than 2000...

American College of Physicians Calls for Comprehensive Reform of U.S. Health Care

Washington, D.C. January 20, 2020—The American College of Physicians (ACP) today issued a bold call to action challenging the U.S. to implement systematic reform...

XMM-Newton maps black hole surroundings

January 21, 2020 - Material falling into a black hole casts X-rays out into space – and now, for the first time,...

Taking the Temperature of Dark Matter

January 16, 2020 - Warm, cold, just right? Physicists at the University of California, Davis, are taking the temperature of dark matter,...

NASA, NOAA Analyses Reveal 2019 Second Warmest Year on Record

January 15, 2020 -According to independent analyses by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Earth's global surface temperatures in...