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World’s largest study shows effects of air pollution and traffic noise on blood pressure

Oct. 26, 2016 - Long-term exposure to air pollution is linked to a greater incidence of high blood pressure, according to the largest study...

Researchers Invent ‘Perfect’ Soap Molecule That Is Better for the Environment

MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL, Oct. 26, 2016 - A team of researchers, led by the University of Minnesota, has invented a new soap molecule made from...

Extreme cold winters in U.S. and UK fueled by jet stream and climate change

Oct. 26, 2016 - Scientists have agreed for the first time that recent severe cold winter weather in the UK and US may have...

Studies Offer New Glimpse of Melting Under Antarctic Glaciers

October 25, 2016 - Two new studies by researchers at NASA and the University of California, Irvine (UCI), detect the fastest ongoing rates of...

Curious Tilt of the Sun Traced to Undiscovered Planet — Planet Nine

Oct. 24, 2016 - Planet Nine—the undiscovered planet at the edge of the Solar System that was predicted by the work of Caltech's Konstantin...

Drug Target for Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Found in New Study

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 24, 2016 - A team of researchers led by UC San Francisco scientists has identified a new drug target for triple-negative...

What the Ancient CO2 Record May Mean for Future Climate Change

October 24, 2016 - The last time Earth experienced both ice sheets and carbon dioxide levels within the range predicted for this century was...

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...

The Life Cycle of a Flood Revealed

October 21, 2016 - A NASA analysis of a 2015 Texas flood is the first to document the full life cycle and impacts of...

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,...

At the Jersey shore, signs of a comet, and a climate crisis

Oct. 13, 2016 - In a new study, scientists say they have found evidence along the New Jersey coast that an extraterrestrial object hit...

Hubble reveals observable universe contains ten times more galaxies than previously thought

October 13, 2016 - Astronomers using data from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescopes and other telescopes have performed an accurate census of the number...

Analysis of fossilized Antarctic bird’s ‘voice box’ suggests dinosaurs couldn’t sing

October 13, 2016 - Birds are direct descendants of dinosaurs and considered "living dinosaurs" by scientists. "This finding helps explain why no such organ has...

How this Martian moon became the ‘Death Star’

October 12, 2016 - Mars’ largest moon Phobos has captured public imagination and been shrouded in mystery for decades. But numerical simulations recently conducted...

Megadrought Risks in Southwest Soar as Atmosphere Warms

ITHACA, NY, Oct. 10, 2016 - As a consequence of a warming Earth, the risk of a megadrought – one that lasts more than...

PTSD has its roots in very real, physical processes within the brain – and...

ANN ARBOR, Mich. Oct. 7, 2016— For decades, neuroscientists and physicians have tried to get to the bottom of the age-old mystery of post-traumatic...

High number of pesticides within colonies linked to honey bee deaths

Oct. 7, 2016 - Honey bee colonies in the United States have been dying at high rates for over a decade, and agricultural pesticides--including...

Maximum Human Lifespan Has Already Been Reached, Einstein Researchers Conclude

BRONX, NY, Oct. 5, 2016 - A study published online today in Nature by Albert Einstein College of Medicine scientists suggests that it may...

New Evidence Shifts the Timeline Back for Human Arrival in the Americas

October 3, 2016 - Ancient artifacts found at an archeological site in Argentina suggest that humans occupied South America earlier than previously thought. Approximately 13,000...

Deepwater Horizon oil spill impacted bluefin tuna spawning habitat in Gulf of Mexico, Stanford...

October 3, 2016 - The Deepwater Horizon oil spill was one of the largest environmental disasters in history, releasing roughly 4 million barrels of...