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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...

Study: Conservation preferred way to protect drinking water

Oct. 28, 2016  - The water crisis in Flint, Michigan put the need to protect and invest in clean drinking water front and center...

UC Berkeley quake-detection app captured nearly 400 temblors worldwide

Dec. 14, 2016 - UC Berkeley’s worldwide network of smartphone earthquake detectors has recorded nearly 400 earthquakes since the MyShake app was made available...

The World’s Longest Freshwater Fish Migration

New York February 6, 2017 – An international team of scientists has confirmed that the dorado catfish  (Brachyplatystoma rousseauxii) of the Amazon River basin holds...

Brain study shows impulsive personality is a risk factor for weight gain

Jan. 24, 2017 - Researchers at the Center for BrianHealth at The University of Texas at Dallas have found a link between having an...

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...

New Technology Could Help Track Firefighters for Safety

December 19, 2016 - In 1999, six career firefighters lost their lives responding to a five-alarm fire. They were part of a group of...

Megadrought Risks in Southwest Soar as Atmosphere Warms

ITHACA, NY, Oct. 10, 2016 - As a consequence of a warming Earth, the risk of a megadrought – one that lasts more than...

Drug Target for Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Found in New Study

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 24, 2016 - A team of researchers led by UC San Francisco scientists has identified a new drug target for triple-negative...

Oroville Dam Makes its own Earthquakes

February 17, 2017 - The immediate danger to the highest dam in the United States, the Oroville Dam, is over - at least for...

World’s oldest tree species resistant to mountain pine beetle

LOGAN, Utah, October 20 2016 – Scientists have discovered that Great Basin bristlecone pine, which has the longest lifespan of any non-clonal organism worldwide,...

A Nose by Any Other Name Would Sound the Same, Study Finds

ITHACA, NY, Sept. 13, 2016 – In a study that shatters a cornerstone concept in linguistics, an analysis of nearly two-thirds of the world’s...

Stanford study of abandoned oil and gas wells reveals new ways of identifying and...

November 14, 2016 - A small percentage of abandoned oil and gas wells in Pennsylvania produces the vast majority of the state’s methane emissions,...

How was Great Sand Dunes National Park “made?”

Feb. 3, 2017 - Most individuals are inspired by the mountain vistas and wildlife found in our National Park System.  However, being a soil...

NASA’s NEOWISE Mission Spies One Comet, Maybe Two

December 29, 2016 - NASA's NEOWISE mission has recently discovered some celestial objects traveling through our neighborhood, including one on the blurry line between...

Why We Fall Prey to Misinformation

November 23, 2016 - Even when we know better, our brains often rely on inaccurate or misleading information to make future decisions. But why are...

Gluten-free diet may increase risk of arsenic, mercury exposure

Feb. 14, 2017 - People who eat a gluten-free diet may be at risk for increased exposure to arsenic and mercury - toxic metals...

Study finds shark fins & meat contain high levels of neurotoxins linked to Alzheimer’s...

MIAMI, Aug. 29, 2016 - In a new study, University of Miami (UM) scientists found high concentrations of toxins linked to neurodegenerative diseases in...

NOAA’s GOES-R satellite heads to orbit, will improve weather forecasting

Nov. 19, 2016 - GOES-R, the first of NOAA’s highly advanced geostationary weather satellites, lifted off from Cape Canaveral, Florida, at 6:42 pm EST...

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...