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Breast Cancer Patients with Dense Breast Tissue More Likely to Develop Cancer in Other...

HOUSTON, TX, Feb. 9, 2017 - Breast cancer patients with dense breast tissue have almost a two-fold increased risk of developing disease in the...

NASA, UCI Reveal New Details of Greenland Ice Loss

February 9, 2017 - Less than a year after the first research flight kicked off NASA's Oceans Melting Greenland campaign last March, data from...

NASA Studies a Rarity: Growing Louisiana Deltas

February 9, 2017 - The Louisiana coastline is sinking under the Gulf of Mexico at the rate of about one football field of land...

The World’s Longest Freshwater Fish Migration

New York February 6, 2017 – An international team of scientists has confirmed that the dorado catfish  (Brachyplatystoma rousseauxii) of the Amazon River basin holds...

How was Great Sand Dunes National Park “made?”

Feb. 3, 2017 - Most individuals are inspired by the mountain vistas and wildlife found in our National Park System.  However, being a soil...

Trouble getting to sleep? Scientists say go camping

Feb. 3, 2017 - In our modern times, many of us sit up late into the night, watching TV, fiddling with our smartphones, or...

Substance in crude oil harms fish hearts, could affect humans as well

February 2, 2017 - Research from Stanford University’s Hopkins Marine Station has identified a substance in oil that’s to blame for the cardiotoxicity seen...

‘Dense Breasts’ Eclipse All Other Known Breast Cancer Risk Factors

February 2, 2017 - Women whose breasts are composed largely of glandular tissue, rather than fat, have an amplified risk of breast cancer, which...

Swirling spirals at the north pole of Mars

February 2, 2017 - A new mosaic from ESA’s Mars Express shows off the Red Planet’s north polar ice cap and its distinctive dark...

Bag-like sea creature was humans’ oldest known ancestor

Jan. 30, 2017 - Researchers have identified traces of what they believe is the earliest known prehistoric ancestor of humans -- a microscopic, bag-like...

Discovery of new fossil from half billion years ago sheds light on life on...

Jan. 30, 2017 - Dr Tom Harvey from the Department of Geology, University of Leicester, together with Professor Nicholas Butterfield, University of Cambridge, discovered...

Study reveals substantial evidence of holographic universe

Jan. 30, 2017 - A UK, Canadian and Italian study has provided what researchers believe is the first observational evidence that our universe could...

Globe-trotting pollutants raise some cancer risks 4 times higher than predicted

CORVALLIS, OR, Jan. 26, 2017 - A new way of looking at how pollutants ride through the atmosphere has quadrupled the estimate of global...

Andean Bears Widespread in Peru’s Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu

New York (January 26, 2017) – A recent wildlife survey led by SERNANP (Servicio Nacional de Áreas Naturales Protegidas por el Estado) and WCS (Wildlife Conservation...

Brain study shows impulsive personality is a risk factor for weight gain

Jan. 24, 2017 - Researchers at the Center for BrianHealth at The University of Texas at Dallas have found a link between having an...

New study finds where you live may determine likelihood of dying from cancer

SEATTLE, Jan. 24, 2017 - The rate at which Americans die from cancers varies dramatically by where they live, according to a new scientific...

NASA measures ‘dust on snow’ to help manage Colorado River Basin water supplies

Jan. 24, 2017 - When Michelle Stokes and Stacie Bender look out across the snow-capped mountains of Utah and Colorado, they see more than...

Immigration fears among Latinos can impact baby size at birth

ANN ARBOR, Jan. 24, 2017 -- With deportation and discrimination fears currently on the minds of many in the United States, a University of...

Humans, not climate change, wiped out Australian megafauna

Jan. 20, 2017 - New evidence involving the ancient poop of some of the huge and astonishing creatures that once roamed Australia indicates the...

Facts, beliefs, and identity: The seeds of science skepticism

SAN ANTONIO, TX, Jan. 21, 2017 - Psychological researchers are working to understand the cognitive processes, ideologies, cultural demands, and conspiracy beliefs that cause...