Tuesday, October 23 2018

Sci/Tech

New Tool May Assist US Regional Sea Level Planning

May 4, 2017 - Thanks in large part to satellite measurements, scientists‘ skill in measuring how much sea levels are rising on a global...

A Lot of Galaxies Need Guarding in This NASA Hubble View

May 4, 2017 - Much like the eclectic group of space rebels in the upcoming film Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, NASA's Hubble...

Stanford researchers analyze what a warming planet means for mosquito-borne diseases

May 3, 2017 - As temperatures rise with climate change, mosquito season extends past the summer months in many parts of the world. The...

How life (barely) survived the greatest extinction?

May 2, 2017 - An international team of researchers at the University of Calgary and the Nanjing Institute of Geology and Palaeontology of the...

Shunned by microbes, organic carbon can resist breakdown in underground environments, Stanford scientists say

May 1, 2017 - The soils and sediments beneath our feet can contain an astonishing amount of carbon – more than in all of...

Testosterone makes men less likely to question their impulses

May 1, 2017 - Hotheaded, impulsive men who shoot first and ask questions later are a staple of Westerns and 1970s cop films, but...

When bridges collapse: Stanford researchers study whether we’re underestimating risk

May 1, 2017 - The United States is considering a $1 trillion budget proposal to update infrastructure, including its crumbling bridges. An obstacle to...

Study finds that wildfire in a warming climate could relegate portions of forested landscapes...

April 27, 2017 - The ability of some Western conifer forests to recover after severe fire may become increasingly limited as the climate continues...

Climate change clues revealed by ice sheet collapse

April 24, 2017 - The rapid decline of ancient ice sheets could help scientists predict the impact of modern-day climate and sea-level change, according...

Water Is Streaming Across Antarctica

April 24, 2017 - In the first such continent-wide survey, scientists have found extensive drainages of meltwater flowing over parts of Antarctica’s ice during...

USDA Scientific Integrity Policy Sputtering, Survey Shows

WASHINGTON, DC, April 20, 2017 - Scientists inside the U.S Department of Agriculture do not see a culture of scientific integrity taking hold from...

Larsen, cracked (video)

April 20, 2017 - The Copernicus Sentinel-1 satellite mission is monitoring the growing crack in Antarctica’s Larsen-C ice shelf. When the ice shelf breaks...

Cannabis-Based Medicine May Cut Seizures in Half for Those with Tough-to-Treat Epilepsy

BOSTON, April 19, 2017 - Taking cannabidiol may cut seizures in half for some children and adults with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome (LGS), a severe form...

Study on Impact of Climate Change on Snowpack Loss in Western U.S.

April 18, 2017 - An international team of scientists, including one from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), has found that up to 20 percent...

Lyme disease imposes large cost on the northeast United States

April 17, 2017 - As people across the northeastern U.S. begin venturing back into the outdoors with the arrival of spring, they will make...

Hunting by humans significantly reduces bird and mammal populations

April 17, 2017 - In tropical forests, bird and mammal populations are significantly lower - 53% and 82% respectively - in areas where hunting...

So you think you can secure your mobile phone with a fingerprint?

BROOKLYN, NY, April 11, 2017 - No two people are believed to have identical fingerprints, but researchers at the New York University Tandon School...

Large, High-Intensity Forest Fires Will Increase Due to Weather and Climate

April 10, 2017 - When it comes to large, high-intensity forest fires, we can expect to see a lot more in the coming years,...

Hubble takes close-up portrait of Jupiter

April 6, 2017 - On 7 April Jupiter will come into opposition, the point at which the planet is located directly opposite the Sun...

Living downwind of coal-fired power plant could increase risk of low birth weight

April 4, 2017 - Study found that babies born during 1990-2006 to mothers living as far as 20 to 30 miles away from proven...