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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...

New climate change model projects increase in dust storms in the US in late...

July 17, 2017 - Could the storms that once engulfed the Great Plains in clouds of black dust in the 1930's once again wreak...

NASA’s Curiosity Mars Rover Climbing Toward Ridge Top

September 14, 2017 - NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has begun the steep ascent of an iron-oxide-bearing ridge that's grabbed scientists' attention since before the...

Sentinel-5P brings air pollution into focus

December 1, 2017 - Launched on 13 October, the Sentinel-5P satellite has delivered its first images of air pollution. Even though the satellite is...

Climate projections show a warmer future for the Pacific northwest

CORVALLIS, Ore. Feb. 20, 2018 - In the midst of an unseasonably warm winter in the Pacific Northwest, a comparison of four publicly available...

Coalition Pushes Tech Companies To Be More Transparent, Accountable About Censoring User Content

WASHINGTON, D.C. May 7, 2018 - The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) called on Facebook, Google, and other social media companies today to publicly report...

Stanford study reveals the pulse of the polar vortex – and a key to...

July 10, 2018 - If you can predict the path of the jet stream, the upper atmosphere’s undulating river of wind, then you can...

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...

Shake It Up: Human-Induced and Natural Earthquakes in Central U.S. Are ‘Inherently Similar’

ANN ARBOR, August 3, 2017 - The stresses released by human-induced and naturally occurring earthquakes in the central United States are in many cases...