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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...

Arctic sea-ice growth slower than ever

November 30, 2016 - ESA’s CryoSat satellite has found that the Arctic has one of the lowest volumes of sea ice of any November,...

Discovery of new fossil from half billion years ago sheds light on life on...

Jan. 30, 2017 - Dr Tom Harvey from the Department of Geology, University of Leicester, together with Professor Nicholas Butterfield, University of Cambridge, discovered...

Does Mars Have Rings? Not Right Now, But Maybe One Day

March 20, 2017 - As children, we learned about our solar system's planets by certain characteristics -- Jupiter is the largest, Saturn has rings,...

Oldest evidence of life on land found in 3.48-billion-year-old Australian rocks

May 9, 2017 - Fossil evidence of early life has been discovered by UNSW scientists in 3.48 billion year old hot spring deposits in...

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...

Where is the Ice on Ceres? New NASA Dawn Findings

December 16, 2016 - At first glance, Ceres, the largest body in the main asteroid belt, may not look icy. Images from NASA's Dawn...

Bee decline threatens US crop production

Feb. 20, 2017 - The first-ever study to map U.S. wild bees suggests they are disappearing in the country's most important farmlands -- from...

Hubble takes close-up portrait of Jupiter

April 6, 2017 - On 7 April Jupiter will come into opposition, the point at which the planet is located directly opposite the Sun...

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...

The brain’s cannabis receptors may be used to treat chronic pain without side effects...

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. Nov. 14, 2016 - Indiana University neuroscientist Andrea Hohmann took the stage at a press conference Nov. 14 in San Diego to...

National Academies: Health Effects of Marijuana and Cannabis-Derived Products Presented in New Report

WASHINGTON, Jan. 12, 2017 – A new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine offers a rigorous review of scientific research...

More funding for long-term studies necessary for best science, environmental policy

CORVALLIS, Ore. March 6 2017- Environmental scientists and policymakers value long-term research to an extent that far outstrips the amount of funding awarded for...

Testosterone makes men less likely to question their impulses

May 1, 2017 - Hotheaded, impulsive men who shoot first and ask questions later are a staple of Westerns and 1970s cop films, but...

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...

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...