Saturday, October 20 2018

Sci/Tech

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...

Hotter Mediterranean will trigger massive change

LONDON, Nov. 7, 2016 - If nations fail to limit global warming to 1.5°C this century, at least one region of the globe will...

A Multiple-Impact Origin for the Moon (VIDEO)

Jan. 10, 2017 - The formation of the Moon has remained something of a puzzle. A leading theory proposes a cataclysmic impact involving a...

Given the choice, patients will reach for cannabis over prescribed opioids

Feb. 27, 2017 - Chronic pain sufferers and those taking mental health meds would rather turn to cannabis instead of their prescribed opioid medication,...

USDA Scientific Integrity Policy Sputtering, Survey Shows

WASHINGTON, DC, April 20, 2017 - Scientists inside the U.S Department of Agriculture do not see a culture of scientific integrity taking hold from...

Yes, the sun is an ordinary, solar-type star after all

July 13, 2017 - The Sun is a solar-type star, a new study claims -- resolving an ongoing controversy about whether the star at...

Cassini’s legacy and the atmospheric chemistry of Titan (video)

WASHINGTON, Sept. 14, 2017 — The Cassini-Huygens mission to Saturn, a collaboration between NASA and the European Space Agency, is set to end on...

Study: Half of hydraulically fractured wells exist within 2 to 3 km of domestic...

November 27, 2017 - How safe is the water you drink? For the 45 million Americans who get their drinking water from private groundwater...

5,000 Days on Mars; Solar-Powered Rover Approaching 5,000th Martian Dawn

February 15, 2018 - The Sun will rise on NASA's solar-powered Mars rover Opportunity for the 5,000th time on Saturday, sending rays of energy...

Magnitude 6.9 earthquake in Hawaii near Leilani Estates and ongoing Kīlauea eruptions

May 4, 2018 - A magnitude 6.9 earthquake occurred 16km SW of Leilani Estates, Hawaii. Hawaii County police, fire, and county agencies, along with the...

Plasma-spewing quasar shines light on universe’s youth, early galaxy formation

PASADENA, CA, July 9, 2018 -  Carnegie's Eduardo Bañados led a team that found a quasar with the brightest radio emission ever observed in...

Novel framework to address uncertainty in water management

Sept. 14, 2018 - IIASA researchers have developed a general decision-making framework to support policy decisions on the management of water resources, which, for...

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...

CDC supporting Texas investigation of possible local Zika transmission

November 28, 2016 - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has been informed by Texas health officials that Zika virus infection has...

Globe-trotting pollutants raise some cancer risks 4 times higher than predicted

CORVALLIS, OR, Jan. 26, 2017 - A new way of looking at how pollutants ride through the atmosphere has quadrupled the estimate of global...

Physicians: Climate Change Is Harming Our Health

March 16, 2017 - Most Americans understand that climate change is real and are concerned about it. But most still see climate change as...

Noise created by humans is pervasive in US protected areas

May 8, 2017 - Rachel Buxton, postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology at Colorado State University, recently offered the...