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World’s largest study shows effects of air pollution and traffic noise on blood pressure

Oct. 26, 2016 - Long-term exposure to air pollution is linked to a greater incidence of high blood pressure, according to the largest study...

NASA’s aerial survey of polar ice expands its Arctic reach

March 13, 2017 - For the past eight years, Operation IceBridge, a NASA mission that conducts aerial surveys of polar ice, has produced unprecedented...

Large, High-Intensity Forest Fires Will Increase Due to Weather and Climate

April 10, 2017 - When it comes to large, high-intensity forest fires, we can expect to see a lot more in the coming years,...

Stanford researchers analyze what a warming planet means for mosquito-borne diseases

May 3, 2017 - As temperatures rise with climate change, mosquito season extends past the summer months in many parts of the world. The...

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...

Larsen, cracked (video)

April 20, 2017 - The Copernicus Sentinel-1 satellite mission is monitoring the growing crack in Antarctica’s Larsen-C ice shelf. When the ice shelf breaks...

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...

Textbook story of how humans populated America is ‘biologically unviable,’ study finds

Aug. 11, 2016 - The established theory about the route by which Ice Age peoples first reached the present-day United States has been challenged...

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...

Swirling spirals at the north pole of Mars

February 2, 2017 - A new mosaic from ESA’s Mars Express shows off the Red Planet’s north polar ice cap and its distinctive dark...

PTSD has its roots in very real, physical processes within the brain – and...

ANN ARBOR, Mich. Oct. 7, 2016— For decades, neuroscientists and physicians have tried to get to the bottom of the age-old mystery of post-traumatic...

Observatories Combine to Crack Open the Crab Nebula

May 11, 2017 - Astronomers have produced a highly detailed image of the Crab Nebula, by combining data from telescopes spanning nearly the entire...

How this Martian moon became the ‘Death Star’

October 12, 2016 - Mars’ largest moon Phobos has captured public imagination and been shrouded in mystery for decades. But numerical simulations recently conducted...

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...

Smoke from wildfires can have lasting climate impact

May 22, 2017 - The wildfire that has raged across more than 150,000 acres of the Okefenokee Swamp in Georgia and Florida has sent...

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...

NASA moon data provides more accurate 2017 eclipse path (VIDEO)

Jan. 5, 2017 - On Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, millions in the U.S. will have their eyes to the sky as they witness a total...

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...

Camera on Mars Orbiter Shows Signs of Latest Mars Lander

October 21, 2016 - NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has identified new markings on the surface of the Red Planet that are believed to be...

Report shines light on installed costs and deployment barriers for residential solar PV

April 4, 2017 - Researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) are making available the most detailed component...