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If we could travel at the speed of light it would take us 200,000...

June 7, 2018 - Spiral galaxies such as the Milky Way have discs which are really thin, in which the major fraction of their...

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...

Arabica Coffee Genome Sequenced

January 13, 2017 - The first public genome sequence for Coffea arabica, the species responsible for more than 70 percent of global coffee production, was...

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...

Rise in severity of hottest days outpaces global average temperature increase

Irvine, Calif., Jan. 24, 2018 – While our planet’s average annual temperature has increased at a steady pace in recent decades, there has been...

NASA satellites reveal major shifts in global freshwater

May 17, 2018 - In a first-of-its-kind study, scientists have combined an array of NASA satellite observations of Earth with data on human activities...

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...

Forensic Fire Investigations Need More Scientific Input, AAAS Report Finds

July 12, 2017 - The American Association for the Advancement of Science released a report Tuesday on the quality of fire investigation in the...

Northern cities also face potential for flooding as global temperatures continue to warm

Sept. 13, 2017 - Southern cities such as Houston and Tampa -- which faced the wrath of hurricanes Harvey and Irma, respectively -- may...

New climate change model projects increase in dust storms in the US in late...

July 17, 2017 - Could the storms that once engulfed the Great Plains in clouds of black dust in the 1930's once again wreak...

Survey: Medical marijuana could reduce opioid use in older adults

May 1, 2018 - A questionnaire of older men and women suffering from chronic pain who were given medical marijuana found that the drug...

Sunflowers move by the clock

Aug. 5, 2016 - It's summertime, and the fields of Yolo County are filled with ranks of sunflowers, dutifully watching the rising sun. At...

What’s in your wheat? Johns Hopkins scientists piece together genome of most common bread...

November 20, 2017 - Johns Hopkins scientists report they have successfully used two separate gene technologies to assemble the most complete genome sequence to...

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...

Disappearing Rivers: Half the Length of All Western Rivers Harmed by Human Development

WASHINGTON, DC, Feb. 7, 2018 - About half of all river miles in the West have been damaged by human development, according to a...

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....

Climate stabilization: Planting trees cannot replace cutting CO2 emissions

May 19, 2017 - Growing plants and then storing the CO2 they have taken up from the atmosphere is no viable option to counteract...

Reducing exposure to bisphenol A lowers levels of this environmental estrogen in women

NEW ROCHELLE, NY, Nov. 3, 2016 - Women who avoided foods, cosmetics, and other products packaged in BPA-containing plastic containers for 3 weeks had...

Wildfires pollute much more than previously thought

June 14, 2017 - Summer wildfires boost air pollution considerably more than previously believed. Naturally burning timber and brush launch what are called fine particles...

Attacks, Crashes Underscore Need for New 911 Systems

March 24, 2017 - A recent rash of disruptions in antiquated 911 emergency-response systems points up the urgent need for new technology to save...