Tuesday, December 18 2018

Sci/Tech

Novel framework to address uncertainty in water management

Sept. 14, 2018 - IIASA researchers have developed a general decision-making framework to support policy decisions on the management of water resources, which, for...

Scientists determine four personality types based on new data

EVANSTON, IL,  Sept. 17, 2018 - Northwestern University researchers have sifted through data from more than 1.5 million questionnaire respondents and found at least...

Why U.S. Students Lag Behind Global Peers in Scientific Literacy, Stem Jobs

July 2, 2018 - A new study shows that eighth-grade science teachers without an educational background in science are less likely to practice inquiry-oriented...

Prehistoric cave art reveals ancient use of complex astronomy

Nov. 28, 2018 - Some of the world's oldest cave paintings have revealed how ancient people had relatively advanced knowledge of astronomy. The artworks, at...

Kepler Beyond Planets: Finding Exploding Stars

March 26, 2018 - Astronomer Ed Shaya was in his office looking at data from NASA’s Kepler space telescope in 2012 when he noticed...

Volcanic Crystals Give a New View of Magma

June 16, 2017 - Volcanologists are gaining a new understanding of what’s going on inside the magma reservoir that lies below an active volcano,...

Forest fire pollution wreaks havoc on wildlife

Sept. 20, 2017 - Forest fires in Southeast Asia during the El Niño droughts of 2015 caused considerable disruption to the biodiversity of the...

Study finds very few pages devoted to climate change in introductory U.S. science textbooks

April 30, 2018 - As an ASU graduate student, Rachel Yoho wanted to push the boundaries of renewable energy research. What she didn't fully...

Severe U.S. Budget Cuts Threaten Energy Innovation Programs, New Report Shows

WASHINGTON, April 23, 2018 - As Congress considers funding for Fiscal Year (FY) 2019, a new report released today by the Information Technology and...

Giant extinct burrowing bat discovered in New Zealand

January 10, 2018 - The fossilized remains of a giant burrowing bat that lived in New Zealand millions of years ago have been found,...

Sentinel-5P brings air pollution into focus

December 1, 2017 - Launched on 13 October, the Sentinel-5P satellite has delivered its first images of air pollution. Even though the satellite is...

Dinosaurs ended — and originated — with a bang!

April 16, 2018 - It is commonly understood that the dinosaurs disappeared with a bang - wiped out by a great meteorite impact on...

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...

Study: Get Moving to Get Happier

ANN ARBOR, April 5, 2018 - Physical activity has long been known to reduce depression and anxiety, and is commonly prescribed to prevent or...

Scientists describe how solar system could have formed in bubble around giant star

January 2, 2018 - Despite the many impressive discoveries humans have made about the universe, scientists are still unsure about the birth story of...

Two Small Asteroids Safely Pass Earth This Week

February 6, 2018 - Two small asteroids recently discovered by astronomers at the NASA-funded Catalina Sky Survey (CSS) near Tucson, Arizona, are safely passing...

Coalition Pushes Tech Companies To Be More Transparent, Accountable About Censoring User Content

WASHINGTON, D.C. May 7, 2018 - The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) called on Facebook, Google, and other social media companies today to publicly report...

Drowning While Away From the Water

July 24, 2017 - Drowning is one of the biggest problems in the United States, and considering the number of people who will head...

Burning Fossil Fuels Poses Existential Threat to Earth

Oct. 27, 2016 - Burning coal for electricity is in decline, while the use of natural gas, solar and wind power are on the...

Nearly 1 in 3 drugs found to have safety concerns after FDA approval

May 9, 2017 - How often are safety concerns raised about a drug after it's been approved by the FDA? Nicholas Downing, MD, of...