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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...

Cosmology safe as universe has no sense of direction

September 22, 2016 - The universe is expanding uniformly according to research led by UCL which reports that space isn’t stretching in a preferred...

Cold plasma freshens up French fries

November 30, 2016 - Bad smells from deep-fat frying in restaurants and take-away food venues could soon be eradicated thanks to experiments funded by...

‘Dense Breasts’ Eclipse All Other Known Breast Cancer Risk Factors

February 2, 2017 - Women whose breasts are composed largely of glandular tissue, rather than fat, have an amplified risk of breast cancer, which...

Ten trillionths of your suntan comes from beyond our galaxy

Aug. 12, 2016 - Lie on the beach this summer and your body will be bombarded by about sextillion photons of light per second. Most...

Curious Tilt of the Sun Traced to Undiscovered Planet — Planet Nine

Oct. 24, 2016 - Planet Nine—the undiscovered planet at the edge of the Solar System that was predicted by the work of Caltech's Konstantin...

Antibiotic gel helps prevent onset of Lyme borreliosis following a tick bite

Dec. 20, 2016 - An antibiotic gel based on azithromycin, an antibiotic with antibacterial properties, helps to prevent the onset of Lyme borreliosis following...

USGS: Predicting Postfire Debris Flows Saves Lives

February 21, 2017 - When wildfires spread and scorch the earth, people like Penny Luehring have to act fast. Secondary impacts such as debris...

Hubble discovers rare fossil relic of early Milky Way

September 7, 2016 - Terzan 5, 19 000 light-years from Earth, has been classified as a globular cluster for the forty-odd years since its...

Study Sheds New Insights Into Global Warming Trends

November 22, 2016 - A new multi-institutional study of the temporary slowdown in the global average surface temperature warming trend observed between 1998 and...

The moon is older than scientists thought, UCLA-led research team reports

Jan. 16, 2017 - A UCLA-led research team reports that the moon is at least 4.51 billion years old, or 40 million to 140...

Agricultural smoke: experiments to improve agricultural smoke decision support tools

September 22, 2016 - Agriculture is a vital part of the Pacific Northwest’s economy and is critical to the region’s rural communities. The production...

CBD Oil Reduces Frequency, Severity of Epileptic Seizures, According to UAB Findings

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. Dec. 3, 2016 – Cannabidiol oil, also known as CBD oil, reduces the frequency and severity of seizures in children and adults...

Substance in crude oil harms fish hearts, could affect humans as well

February 2, 2017 - Research from Stanford University’s Hopkins Marine Station has identified a substance in oil that’s to blame for the cardiotoxicity seen...

‘Chemtrails’ not real, say leading atmospheric science experts

WASHINGTON, DC, Aug. 12, 2016 - Well-understood physical and chemical processes can easily explain the alleged evidence of a secret, large-scale atmospheric spraying program,...

Studies Offer New Glimpse of Melting Under Antarctic Glaciers

October 25, 2016 - Two new studies by researchers at NASA and the University of California, Irvine (UCI), detect the fastest ongoing rates of...

Tool to understand spread of fake news launched

Dec. 27, 2016 - The Observatory on Social Media at Indiana University has launched a powerful new tool in the fight against fake news. The...

Over time, nuisance flooding can cost more than extreme, infrequent events

Irvine, Calif., Feb. 21, 2017 – Global climate change is being felt in many coastal communities of the United States, not always in the...