Sci/Tech

Analysis of fossilized Antarctic bird’s ‘voice box’ suggests dinosaurs couldn’t sing

October 13, 2016 - Birds are direct descendants of dinosaurs and considered "living dinosaurs" by scientists. "This finding helps explain why no such organ has...

Coal power stations disrupt rainfall: global study

March 14, 2019 - Modern coal-fired power stations produce more ultrafine dust particles than road traffic and can even modify and redistribute rainfall patterns,...

Killing in War Leaves Veterans with Lasting Psychological Scars, Study Finds

Dec. 9, 2016 - Killing in war often triggers a moral conflict in veterans that can damage their self-image, relationships and spirituality, according to...

WMO and WHO tackle health impacts of pollution, extreme weather, climate change

GENEVA, 31 May 2018 - In the face of growing health impacts from extreme weather, climate change and air pollution, the World Meteorological Organization...

Meteorological Versus Astronomical Seasons

December 21, 2016 - You may have noticed that meteorologists and climatologists define seasons differently from “regular” or astronomical spring, summer, fall, and winter....

NASA Telescope Reveals Largest Batch of Earth-Size, Habitable-Zone Planets Around Single Star

February 22, 2017 - NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has revealed the first known system of seven Earth-size planets around a single star. Three of...

Individual ‘names’ reveal complex relationships in male bottlenose dolphins

June 8, 2018 - Male bottlenose dolphins retain their individual "names" well into adulthood. Similar to humans, this plays a central role in forming...

A.I. Could Be a Firefighter’s ‘Guardian Angel’

August 11, 2016 - Firefighters have only their wits and five senses to rely on inside a burning building. But research developed in part...

Education may be key to a healthier, wealthier US

April 29, 2019 - According to the United States Department of Education, the U.S. high school graduation rate will reach an all-time high this...

Mother’s teenage smoking habit is key risk factor for low-birth-weight baby, UCI-led study finds

Irvine, Calif., Aug. 1, 2018 — Of all the risk factors associated with low birth weight, a mother’s teenage smoking habit is by far...

European colonisation of the Americas killed 10% of world population and caused global cooling

Wilhem Berrouet’s impression of Columbus arriving in America. Salon de la Mappemonde/Flickr, CC BY-ND Alexander Koch, UCL; Chris Brierley, UCL; Mark Maslin, UCL, and Simon Lewis,...

Beyond deep fakes: Transforming video content into another video’s style, automatically

PITTSBURGH, Sept. 11, 2018-- Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have devised a way to automatically transform the content of one video into the style...

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...

In the race of life, the tortoise beats the hare every time

DURHAM, N.C. Aug. 27, 2018 - Over the long-run, the race will indeed go to the slower, steadier animal. "The fable of 'The Tortoise and...

New WHO-ITU standard aims to prevent hearing loss among 1.1 billion young people due...

GENEVA, Feb. 12, 2019 - Nearly 50% of people aged 12-35 years – or 1.1 billion young people – are at risk of hearing...

A Lot of Galaxies Need Guarding in This NASA Hubble View

May 4, 2017 - Much like the eclectic group of space rebels in the upcoming film Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, NASA's Hubble...

Fewer monarch butterflies are reaching their overwintering destination

Jan. 2, 2019 - Arguably, one of the world's most famous insects, the monarch butterfly, is currently experiencing dire problems with its migration in...

Bioethicist:The Ethics of the Death Penalty Are Clear, It’s Wrong

Aug. 14, 2018 - It can be argued that the risk of killing even one innocent person outweighs the benefit of any execution, says...

Andean Bears Widespread in Peru’s Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu

New York (January 26, 2017) – A recent wildlife survey led by SERNANP (Servicio Nacional de Áreas Naturales Protegidas por el Estado) and WCS (Wildlife Conservation...

Prenatal Exposure to Phthalates Significantly Associated With Elevated Rate of Language Delay in Children...

New York,  October 29, 2018 –– In the first study of its kind, researchers from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and Karlstad...