Sci/Tech

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...

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...

Six Things to Know About NASA’s Opportunity Mars Rover

February 13, 2019 - After 15 years, the mission of NASA's Opportunity rover has come to an end, but its successes on Mars have...

Oroville Dam Makes its own Earthquakes

February 17, 2017 - The immediate danger to the highest dam in the United States, the Oroville Dam, is over - at least for...

Robot Spelunkers Go for a Dip

September 27, 2017 - NASA has changed the perspective of science, building satellites to study Earth's surface. Deep below that surface, where it's harder...

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...

New research on avian response to wildfires

June 22, 2018 - As we enter another wildfire season in California, attention will turn to the inevitable fires and efforts to extinguish them....

When bridges collapse: Stanford researchers study whether we’re underestimating risk

May 1, 2017 - The United States is considering a $1 trillion budget proposal to update infrastructure, including its crumbling bridges. An obstacle to...

Hubble uses cosmic lens to discover most distant star ever observed

April 2, 2018 - The international team, led by Patrick Kelly (University of Minnesota, USA), Jose Diego (Instituto de Física de Cantabria, Spain) and...

Arctic sea-ice growth slower than ever

November 30, 2016 - ESA’s CryoSat satellite has found that the Arctic has one of the lowest volumes of sea ice of any November,...

ESA testing detection of floating plastic litter from orbit

March 19, 2018 - The millions of tonnes of plastic ending up in the oceans every year are a global challenge. ESA is responding...

Anti-Trump women’s group used Facebook & email to secretly organize in rural Texas

Washington, DC, September 24, 2018 - Disagreeing with the political views of the majority in your community (city, state, or friends) can feel isolating,...

In the squirrel world, prime real estate is determined by previous owner, study reveals

Feb. 14, 2019 - A young squirrel lucky enough to take over territory from an adult male squirrel is like a teenager falling into...

SF State astronomer searches for signs of life on Wolf 1061 exoplanet

January 20, 2017 - Is there anybody out there? The question of whether Earthlings are alone in the universe has puzzled everyone from biologists...

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...

Massive Study Finds Eating Organic Slashes Cancer Risks

WASHINGTON, Oct. 22, 2018 – Eating organic foods free from pesticides is strongly correlated with a dramatic reduction in the risk of cancer, according...

‘Chemtrails’ not real, say leading atmospheric science experts

WASHINGTON, DC, Aug. 12, 2016 - Well-understood physical and chemical processes can easily explain the alleged evidence of a secret, large-scale atmospheric spraying program,...

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...

SpaceX to Send Privately Crewed Dragon Spacecraft Beyond the Moon Next Year

February 27, 2017 February 27, 2017 - We are excited to announce that SpaceX has been approached to fly two private citizens on a...

Fatal police shootings more frequent in US states with high household gun ownership

Boston, MA, Oct. 12, 2018  - U.S. states with high levels of household gun ownership have higher rates of fatal shootings of civilians by...