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New fossil evidence supports theory that first mass extinction engineered by early animals

July 31, 2016 - Newly discovered fossil evidence from Namibia strengthens the proposition that the world's first mass extinction was caused by "ecosystem engineers" -...

Solar eruption larger than Earth

August 1, 2016 - A gigantic ribbon of hot gas bursts upwards from the Sun, guided by a giant loop of invisible magnetism. This remarkable...

ORNL-led study analyzes electric grid vulnerabilities in extreme weather areas

OAK RIDGE, Tenn., July 29, 2016 - Climate and energy scientists at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory have developed a new...

How segregationists sold their message on US television

August 31, 2016 - The effective use of national television broadcasts by white segregationists during the civil rights movement could provide valuable insights into...

Hello La Niña

November 10, 2016 - La Niña has arrived and is favored to stick around through winter. Forecasters say the climate phenomena will likely contribute...

Findings Showing Roundup Causes Disease Puts Glyphosate Back Under the Spotlight

BRUSSELS, Jan. 10, 2017 - A study published today shows that low levels of exposure to the weed killer Roundup over a long period...

Humans have dramatically increased extent, duration of wildfire season

Feb. 28, 2017 - Humans have dramatically increased the spatial and seasonal extent of wildfires across the U.S. in recent decades and ignited more...

Study finds that wildfire in a warming climate could relegate portions of forested landscapes...

April 27, 2017 - The ability of some Western conifer forests to recover after severe fire may become increasingly limited as the climate continues...

Is this Gulf of Mexico tubeworm the longest living animal in the world?

July 17, 2017 - Large tubeworms living in the cold depths of the Gulf of Mexico may be among the longest living animals in...

Stanford researchers found an algorithm that explains how ants create and repair trail networks

October 3, 2017 - Imagine you’re a member of the Cephalotes goniodontus species, an arboreal ant with a Darth Vader-like head that has inspired...

New maps show shrinking wilderness being ignored at our peril

NEW YORK,  December 12, 2017 - Maps of the world’s most important wilderness areas are now freely available online following a University of Queensland...

Untangling the Internet with Dutch startup DOT.world

Sept. 21, 2016 - The Internet is a teeming tangle of billions of pages, where brilliant information is buried in dubious content. All the...

Earth’s ‘technosphere’ now weighs 30 trillion tons, research finds

Nov. 30, 2016 - An international team led by University of Leicester geologists has made the first estimate of the sheer size of the...

Study reveals substantial evidence of holographic universe

Jan. 30, 2017 - A UK, Canadian and Italian study has provided what researchers believe is the first observational evidence that our universe could...

Etna erupts

March 16, 2017 - This image of the lava flowing from Mount Etna in Sicily, Italy, was captured today at 10:45 GMT (11:45 CET)...

Nearly 1 in 3 drugs found to have safety concerns after FDA approval

May 9, 2017 - How often are safety concerns raised about a drug after it's been approved by the FDA? Nicholas Downing, MD, of...

Modern domestic dog has a single geographic origin

Aug. 7, 2017 - By analyzing the DNA of two prehistoric dogs from Germany, an international research team led by Krishna R. Veeramah, Ph.D.,...

UCI neurobiologists aim to identify biomarkers for Alzheimer’s disease

Irvine, Calif., Oct. 23, 2017 — With $3.8 million in support from the National Institute on Aging, University of California, Irvine neurobiologists are working...

Slower snowmelt affects downstream water availability in western mountains

RENO, Nev. August 12, 2016 - Western communities are facing effects of a warming climate with slower and earlier snowmelt reducing streamflows and possibly...

At the Jersey shore, signs of a comet, and a climate crisis

Oct. 13, 2016 - In a new study, scientists say they have found evidence along the New Jersey coast that an extraterrestrial object hit...