Sci/Tech

Major New Study Charts Course to Net Zero Industrial Emissions

WASHINGTON, DC, April 1, 2020 - A major new study by an interdisciplinary team of researchers finds that it is possible--and critical--to...

COVID-19 contact tracing apps: 8 privacy questions governments should ask

April 2, 2020 - As part of their efforts to slow the outbreak of coronavirus, governments, research institutions and industry are developing...

NASA, University of Nebraska Release New Global Groundwater Maps and U.S. Drought Forecasts

March 31, 2020 - NASA researchers have developed new satellite-based, weekly global maps of soil moisture and groundwater wetness conditions and one-...

China’s control measures may have prevented 700,000 COVID-19 cases

UNIVERSITY PARK, PA, March 31, 2020 - China's control measures during the first 50 days of the COVID-19 epidemic may have delayed...

Belief in the existence of conspiracies goes hand-in-hand with the assumption that political violence...

March 31, 2020 - Some political movements, particularly those extremist in nature, are associated with belief in conspiracy theories. Antisemitic demagogues, for...

UC Berkeley scientists spin up a robotic COVID-19 testing lab

March 30, 2020 - As doctors around the country scramble to diagnose cases of COVID-19, scientists at the University of California, Berkeley’s...

WHO: Modes of transmission of virus causing COVID-19: implications for IPC precaution recommendations

March 28, 2020 - According to current evidence, COVID-19 virus is transmitted between people through respiratory droplets and contact routes.

Coronavirus lockdown leading to drop in pollution across Europe

March 27, 2020 - New data, based on observations from the Copernicus Sentinel-5P satellite, are showing strong reductions in nitrogen dioxide concentrations...

Copernicus Sentinel: Rice fields, Vietnam

March 27, 2020 - The Copernicus Sentinel-1 mission takes us over part of the Mekong Delta – a major rice-producing region in southwest Vietnam.

East Antarctica’s Denman Glacier has retreated almost 3 miles over last 22 years

Irvine, Calif., March 24, 2020 - East Antarctica's Denman Glacier has retreated 5 kilometers, nearly 3 miles, in the past 22 years,...

APHL: COVID-19 Testing Should Be Limited to Priority Groups Until Sufficient Testing Supplies and...

March 23, 2020 - The Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO), Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL) and Council of...

The COVID-19 coronavirus epidemic has a natural origin, scientists say

Electron microscopy photo of the COVID-19 coronavirus March 18, 2020 - The novel SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus that emerged in...

Sea Otters, Opossums and the Surprising Ways Pathogens Move From Land to Sea

A southern sea otter floats with its mother offMoss Landing, California. (Trina Wood/UC Davis) March 18, 2020 -...

New coronavirus stable for hours on surfaces

March 18, 2020 - The virus that causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is stable for several hours to days in aerosols and...

Scientists Have Discovered the Origins of the Building Blocks of Life

March 17, 2020 - Rutgers researchers have discovered the origins of the protein structures responsible for metabolism: simple molecules that powered early...

Children with COVID-19 Impacted Less Severely Than Adults: Study

March 16, 2020 - New research found that overall children in China infected with the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2)showed less severe symptoms of illness than adults, though infants and toddlers...

Greenland, Antarctica Melting Six Times Faster Than in the 1990s

March 16, 2020 - Observations from 11 satellite missions monitoring the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets have revealed that the regions are...

Ammonium salts found on Rosetta’s comet

March 13, 2020 - Scientists have detected ammonium salts on the surface of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko (shown in this image on the right)...