Saturday, October 20 2018

Sci/Tech

World’s oldest tree species resistant to mountain pine beetle

LOGAN, Utah, October 20 2016 – Scientists have discovered that Great Basin bristlecone pine, which has the longest lifespan of any non-clonal organism worldwide,...

Climate Change Will Cut Cereal Yields, Model Predicts

May 16, 2017 - Climate change will likely cause wheat and barley yields to decline by 17 to 33 percent by the end of...

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,...

Philae found!

September 5, 2016 - Less than a month before the end of the mission, Rosetta’s high-resolution camera has revealed the Philae lander wedged into...

Hotter Mediterranean will trigger massive change

LONDON, Nov. 7, 2016 - If nations fail to limit global warming to 1.5°C this century, at least one region of the globe will...

Philae: Goodbye from Comet 67P (Video)

September 7, 2016 - Thank you all for being a part of the journey! From #CometLanding to #GoodbyePhilae. https://youtu.be/7ohHAjLIAq4

Sea-level rise, not stronger storm surge, will cause future NYC flooding

UNIVERSITY PARK, PA, Oct. 23, 2017 - Rising sea levels caused by a warming climate threaten greater future storm damage to New York City,...

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...

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...

In the race of life, the tortoise beats the hare every time

DURHAM, N.C. Aug. 27, 2018 - Over the long-run, the race will indeed go to the slower, steadier animal. "The fable of 'The Tortoise and...

Phobos photobomb

November 13, 2017 - The sharp eye of the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope captured the tiny moon Phobos during its orbital trek around Mars...

Solar eruption larger than Earth

August 1, 2016 - A gigantic ribbon of hot gas bursts upwards from the Sun, guided by a giant loop of invisible magnetism. This remarkable...

Trump Action on Clean Power Plan threatens air quality, health, and economic benefits

SYRACUSE, NY, March 28, 2017 - The Trump Administration is expected to release an executive order on Tuesday March 28, 2017, directing the EPA...

Six common types of disgust that protect us from disease revealed for the first...

June 5, 2018 - Poor hygiene, animals or insects carrying disease and risky sexual behaviour are among the distinct kinds of disgust that can...

Hubble’s fireball

August 15, 2016 - This dramatic burst of colour shows a cosmic object with an equally dramatic history. Enveloped within striking, billowing clouds of...

World’s biggest city database shines light on our increasingly urbanized planet

Feb. 13, 2018 - The JRC has launched a new tool with data on all 10,000 urban centres scattered across the globe. It is...

NASA Releases New Eye-Popping View of Carbon Dioxide

Dec. 13, 2016 - A new NASA supercomputer project builds on the agency's satellite measurements of carbon dioxide and combines them with a sophisticated...

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 -...

Demonstrated Natural Refrigerant Replacements Could Reduce Energy Costs and Conserve the Environment

WASHINGTON, D.C., August 14, 2018  -  The 1987 Montreal Protocol and the 1997 Kyoto Protocol called for countries around the world to phase out...

Tea Party movement has paved the way for racialized language in US politics

Feb. 8, 2018 - Overtly racially motivated rhetoric is becoming increasingly acceptable in Republican politics in the US. Two Italian researchers now argue that...