Sci/Tech

Study Finds Indigenous Mexican Variety of Corn Captures the Nitrogen It Needs From the...

August 7, 2018 - A multidisciplinary team from the University of California, Davis, the University of Wisconsin–Madison, and Mars, Incorporated have found that an...

Hurricane Maria study warns: Future climate-driven storms may raze many tropical forests

March 26, 2019 - A new study shows that damage inflicted on trees in Puerto Rico by Hurricane Maria was unprecedented in modern times, and suggests that more frequent...

Does Mars Have Rings? Not Right Now, But Maybe One Day

March 20, 2017 - As children, we learned about our solar system's planets by certain characteristics -- Jupiter is the largest, Saturn has rings,...

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...

Gene Discovery May Halt Worldwide Wheat Epidemic

November 16, 2017 - University of California, Davis, researchers have identified a gene that enables resistance to a new devastating strain of stem rust,...

Study finds shark fins & meat contain high levels of neurotoxins linked to Alzheimer’s...

MIAMI, Aug. 29, 2016 - In a new study, University of Miami (UM) scientists found high concentrations of toxins linked to neurodegenerative diseases in...

Seagrass saves beaches and money

Jan 2, 2019 - Seagrass beds are so effective in protecting tropical beaches from erosion, that they can reduce the need for regular, expensive...

Study: West Coast record low snowpack in 2015 influenced by high temperatures

The western-most region of the continental United States set records for low snowpack levels in 2015 and scientists, through a new study, point the...

Jet stream changes since 1960s linked to more extreme weather

January 16, 2018 - Increased fluctuations in the path of the North Atlantic jet stream since the 1960s coincide with more extreme weather events...

Study finds a decrease in wildlife populations causes an upsurge in local tick populations

DENVER, Jan. 4, 2018 - Morris Animal Foundation-funded researchers from the University of California, Santa Barbara, have found that a decrease in wildlife populations...

Blazes of light reveal how plants signal danger long distances

September 17, 2018 - In one video, you can see a hungry caterpillar, first working around a leaf’s edges, approaching the base of the...

Astronomers detect hundreds of thousands of previously unknown galaxies

Feb. 19, 2019 - An international team of more than 200 astronomers from 18 countries, including researchers from the University of Oxford, has published...

AI Companies, Scientists and Others Sign Pledge Promising Not to Develop Lethal Autonomous Weapons

Stockholm, Sweden (July 20, 2018) - After years of voicing concerns, AI leaders have, for the first time, taken concrete action against lethal autonomous...

Halley Research Station Antarctica to close for winter due to growth of new crack...

Jan. 18, 2017 - British Antarctic Survey (BAS) has decided not to winter at Halley VI Research Station for safety reasons. The station, which...

Team led by SF State astronomer catalogs most likely ‘second-Earth’ candidates

Aug. 3, 2016 - Looking for another Earth? An international team of researchers has pinpointed which of the more than 4,000 exoplanets discovered by NASA's...

NASA Study Untangles Smoke, Pollution Effects on Clouds

September 24, 2018 - A new NASA-led study helps answer decades-old questions about the role of smoke and human-caused air pollution on clouds and...

Oxford: A century and a half of reconstructed ocean warming offers clues for the...

Jan. 8, 2019 - Over the past century, increased greenhouse gas emissions have given rise to an excess of energy in the Earth system....

Human ancestor ‘Lucy’ was a tree climber, new evidence suggests

November 30, 2016 - Since the discovery of the fossil dubbed Lucy 42 years ago this month, paleontologists have debated whether the 3 million-year-old...

The moon is older than scientists thought, UCLA-led research team reports

Jan. 16, 2017 - A UCLA-led research team reports that the moon is at least 4.51 billion years old, or 40 million to 140...

The Larsen-C iceberg breakaway story might not be over yet

Aug. 2, 2017 - The largest remaining ice shelf on the Antarctic Peninsula lost 10% of its area when an iceberg four times the...