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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...

SF State astronomer searches for signs of life on Wolf 1061 exoplanet

January 20, 2017 - Is there anybody out there? The question of whether Earthlings are alone in the universe has puzzled everyone from biologists...

Halley Research Station Antarctica to close for winter due to growth of new crack...

Jan. 18, 2017 - British Antarctic Survey (BAS) has decided not to winter at Halley VI Research Station for safety reasons. The station, which...

NASA, NOAA Data Show 2016 Warmest Year on Record Globally

January 18, 2017 - Earth’s 2016 surface temperatures were the warmest since modern recordkeeping began in 1880, according to independent analyses by NASA and...

The moon is older than scientists thought, UCLA-led research team reports

Jan. 16, 2017 - A UCLA-led research team reports that the moon is at least 4.51 billion years old, or 40 million to 140...

Arabica Coffee Genome Sequenced

January 13, 2017 - The first public genome sequence for Coffea arabica, the species responsible for more than 70 percent of global coffee production, was...

Simple fats and amino acids to explain how life began

Jan. 12, 2017 - A research group of the UPV/EHU-University of the Basque Country has explored how the chemical molecules that could have given...

National Academies: Health Effects of Marijuana and Cannabis-Derived Products Presented in New Report

WASHINGTON, Jan. 12, 2017 – A new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine offers a rigorous review of scientific research...

Newly proposed reference datasets improve weather satellite data quality

Jan. 10, 2017 - "Traffic and weather, together on the hour!" blasts your local radio station, while your smartphone knows the weather halfway across...

Findings Showing Roundup Causes Disease Puts Glyphosate Back Under the Spotlight

BRUSSELS, Jan. 10, 2017 - A study published today shows that low levels of exposure to the weed killer Roundup over a long period...

A Multiple-Impact Origin for the Moon (VIDEO)

Jan. 10, 2017 - The formation of the Moon has remained something of a puzzle. A leading theory proposes a cataclysmic impact involving a...

Bilinguals have a double advantage as they age

Jan. 10, 2017 - New research findings show that bilingual people are great at saving brain power, that is. To do a task, the...

Your Home Planet, as Seen From Mars

Jan. 6, 2017 - From the most powerful telescope orbiting Mars comes a new view of Earth and its moon, showing continent-size detail on...

Climate change could trigger strong sea level rise

Jan. 5, 2017 - About 15,000 years ago, the ocean around Antarctica has seen an abrupt sea level rise of several meters. It could...

NASA moon data provides more accurate 2017 eclipse path (VIDEO)

Jan. 5, 2017 - On Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, millions in the U.S. will have their eyes to the sky as they witness a total...

NASA’s NEOWISE Mission Spies One Comet, Maybe Two

December 29, 2016 - NASA's NEOWISE mission has recently discovered some celestial objects traveling through our neighborhood, including one on the blurry line between...

Tool to understand spread of fake news launched

Dec. 27, 2016 - The Observatory on Social Media at Indiana University has launched a powerful new tool in the fight against fake news. The...

2016 remains on track to be hottest on record

December 21, 2016 - The year 2016 remains on track to be the hottest year on record, with average global temperatures set to break...