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Digital-age Tools and Technology Give Rise to Fake Videos

March 5, 2018 - Fake news videos aren’t new, but they are on the rise and more realistic than ever due to technological advances....

Slower snowmelt affects downstream water availability in western mountains

RENO, Nev. August 12, 2016 - Western communities are facing effects of a warming climate with slower and earlier snowmelt reducing streamflows and possibly...

Stanford engineers develop the ‘potalyzer,’ a roadside saliva test for marijuana intoxication

September 8, 2016 - This November, several states will vote whether to legalize marijuana use, joining more than 20 states that already allow some...

New data, advanced modeling techniques suggest extreme coastal sea levels more likely to occur

July 7, 2017 - Improving projections for how much ocean levels may change in the future and what that means for coastal communities has...

Extreme cold winters in U.S. and UK fueled by jet stream and climate change

Oct. 26, 2016 - Scientists have agreed for the first time that recent severe cold winter weather in the UK and US may have...

Study shows Antarctic ice sheet loss over the last 11,000 years

July 5, 2017 - Reporting this week (Wednesday 5 July) in the journal Nature, an international team of researchers led by British Antarctic Survey...

Research reveals evidence of new population of ancient Native Americans

January 3, 2018 - Genetic analysis of ancient DNA from a six-week-old infant found at an Interior Alaska archaeological site has revealed a previously...

Recent past shows half a degree of warming means more extreme weather: study

June 30, 2017 - Observational records show that half a degree increase in global temperature in the recent past has resulted in substantial increases...

New Tool May Assist US Regional Sea Level Planning

May 4, 2017 - Thanks in large part to satellite measurements, scientists‘ skill in measuring how much sea levels are rising on a global...

The largest virtual Universe ever simulated

June 12, 2017 - Researchers from the University of Zurich have simulated the formation of our entire Universe with a large supercomputer. A gigantic...

Exposure to Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals Can Adversely Affect Brain Development in Unborn Children

BRUSSELS, March 13, 2017 - Findings published today provide evidence that exposure to endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) causes changes in thyroid hormone signalling, which...

New data set explores 90 years of natural disasters in the US

The sun rises behind the remains of a New Jersey roller coaster destroyed by Hurricane Sandy. AP Photo/Mel Evans Leah Platt Boustan, Princeton University; Maria Lucia...

NASA Mars Orbiter Views Rover Climbing Mount Sharp

June 21, 2017 - Using the most powerful telescope ever sent to Mars, NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter caught a view of the Curiosity rover...

Stanford researchers found an algorithm that explains how ants create and repair trail networks

October 3, 2017 - Imagine you’re a member of the Cephalotes goniodontus species, an arboreal ant with a Darth Vader-like head that has inspired...

Astronomers Find Planet Hotter Than Most Stars

June 5, 2017 - A newly discovered Jupiter-like world is so hot, it’s being vaporized by its own star. With a dayside temperature of more...

Inadequate state oil and gas regulations threaten U.S. groundwater resources, study finds

March 5, 2018 - Definitions of "protected groundwater" in 17 state oil and gas regulations are inconsistent and in many cases less protective than...

An estimated two-thirds of tweeted links to popular websites are posted by automated accounts,...

WASHINGTON, D.C. April 9, 2018 – A large share of tweeted links to digital content are generated by bots – that is, by automated...

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,...

China’s falling space station highlights the problem of space junk crashing to Earth

China’s Tiangong-1 space station is due to hit Earth, and Australia is in the crash landing zone. Cindy Zhi/The Conversation, CC BY-ND March 29, 2018 -...

Quantifying the effects of climate change

June 5, 2017 - Last year was the hottest on record, Arctic sea ice is on the decline and sea levels continue to rise....