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Why We Fall Prey to Misinformation

November 23, 2016 - Even when we know better, our brains often rely on inaccurate or misleading information to make future decisions. But why are...

Road salt can change sex ratios in frog populations, study says

Nov. 22, 2016 - Naturally occurring chemicals found in road salts commonly used to de-ice paved surfaces can alter the sex ratios in nearby...

Mars Ice Deposit Holds as Much Water as Lake Superior

November 22, 2016 - Frozen beneath a region of cracked and pitted plains on Mars lies about as much water as what's in Lake...

Study Sheds New Insights Into Global Warming Trends

November 22, 2016 - A new multi-institutional study of the temporary slowdown in the global average surface temperature warming trend observed between 1998 and...

Saarland University computer scientists work to prevent hackers from remotely controlling cars

Nov. 21, 2016 - A luxury vehicle today contains multiple computers. During an hour's drive, it thus produces multiple gigabytes of data. Even less...

NOAA’s GOES-R satellite heads to orbit, will improve weather forecasting

Nov. 19, 2016 - GOES-R, the first of NOAA’s highly advanced geostationary weather satellites, lifted off from Cape Canaveral, Florida, at 6:42 pm EST...

NASA Study Finds Widespread Land Losses from 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

Nov. 17, 2016 - Dramatic, widespread shoreline loss is revealed in new NASA/U.S. Geological Survey annual maps of the Louisiana marshlands where the coastline...

A possible explanation for recurring breast cancer

Nov. 16, 2016 - In October, we mourned those who died of breast cancer and celebrated all of the women (and men) who have...

The brain’s cannabis receptors may be used to treat chronic pain without side effects...

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. Nov. 14, 2016 - Indiana University neuroscientist Andrea Hohmann took the stage at a press conference Nov. 14 in San Diego to...

Stanford study of abandoned oil and gas wells reveals new ways of identifying and...

November 14, 2016 - A small percentage of abandoned oil and gas wells in Pennsylvania produces the vast majority of the state’s methane emissions,...

It’s Not a Bird! It’s Not a Plane! It’s the Fastest Flying Mammal

KNOXVILLE, Nov. 10, 2016 — When most people think of animals moving at high speed, they envision cheetahs or swiftly diving raptors. They can...

Hello La Niña

November 10, 2016 - La Niña has arrived and is favored to stick around through winter. Forecasters say the climate phenomena will likely contribute...

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...

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...

GRAPES-3 muon telescope indicates a crack in Earth’s magnetic shield

Nov. 3, 2016 - The GRAPES-3 muon telescope located at TIFR's Cosmic Ray Laboratory in Ooty recorded a burst of galactic cosmic rays of...

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...

133 million-year-old dinosaur brain fossil found in England

SALT LAKE CITY, UT, Oct. 31, 2016 - Soft tissues such as hearts and muscles are very rarely preserved in the fossil record. For...

Study: Conservation preferred way to protect drinking water

Oct. 28, 2016  - The water crisis in Flint, Michigan put the need to protect and invest in clean drinking water front and center...

The common swift flies ten months on end without landing

Oct. 28, 2016 - The common swift flies ten months on end without landing. The hypothesis on these birds’ life in the air was...

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...