Wednesday, December 12 2018

Sci/Tech

Doctors Urge the CDC to Create a Firearm Injury Prevention Task Force

Nov. 28, 2018 - In a new JAMA Surgery Viewpoint, surgeons at the front lines of gun violence urge the Centers for Disease Control...

North American checklist identifies the fungus among us

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. Nov. 28, 2018 - Some fungi are smelly and coated in mucus. Others have gills that glow in the dark. Some are...

Prehistoric cave art reveals ancient use of complex astronomy

Nov. 28, 2018 - Some of the world's oldest cave paintings have revealed how ancient people had relatively advanced knowledge of astronomy. The artworks, at...

Citizen science can play role in addressing agricultural challenges

November 28, 2018 - An international team of more than three dozen researchers has published a paper highlighting the potential of citizen science to...

WMO Update: 75-80% chance of El Niño within next 3 months

November 28, 2018 - There is a 75-80% chance of an El Niño developing by February 2019, although it is not expected to be...

NASA Hears MarCO CubeSats Loud and Clear from Mars

November 28, 2018 - NASA's MarCO mission was built to see whether two experimental, briefcase-sized spacecraft could survive the trip to deep space, and...

NASA InSight Lander Arrives on Martian Surface to Learn What Lies Beneath

November 26, 2018 - Mars has just received its newest robotic resident. NASA's Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport (InSight) lander...

NASA Earth Observatory: Watching Alaska’s Yakutat Glacier Die

Watching a Glacier Die September 21, 2018JPEG August 13, 2013JPEG August 22, 1987JPEG November 26, 2018 - When Yakutat Glacier was measured during a survey in 1894, its...

Winter weather extremes in US and Europe: messing with giant airstreams in the stratosphere

Nov. 22, 2018 - Over Thanksgiving, arctic air masses are predicted to bring record-cold temperatures and frigid winds to the Northeast of the United...

From the Arctic to the tropics: Researchers present unique database on Earth’s vegetation

Nov. 19, 2018 - Which plant species grow where, alongside which others - and why? The diversity of global vegetation can be described based...

A friendly microbe could block superbugs

November 19, 2018 - Newborn Baby Jane in Sacramento, California, might have access to the best, most modern medical care, but she’s likely missing...

Growing number of state laws limit local government control over food and nutrition

Nov. 19, 2018 - In recent years, more than a dozen states have passed laws limiting local governments' ability to create food and nutrition...

How NASA Will Know When InSight Touches Down

November 16, 2018 - What's the sound of a touchdown on Mars? If you're at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, it sounds like winning the Super...

Killer whales share personality traits with humans, chimpanzees

WASHINGTON, Nov. 15, 2018 - Killer whales display personality traits similar to those of humans and chimpanzees, such as playfulness, cheerfulness and affection, according...

Deepwater Horizon oil spill’s dramatic effect on stingrays’ sensory abilities

Elasmobranchs like the Atlantic Stingray are renowned for their well-developed sensory systems, which are critical to alert them of the presence...

New research: Streamside forests store tons of carbon

November 13, 2018 - Restoring degraded forests is a critical strategy for addressing climate change given the...

Existing laser technology could be fashioned into Earth’s “porch light” to attract alien astronomers

Nov. 4, 2018 - If extraterrestrial intelligence exists somewhere in our galaxy, a new MIT study proposes...

Hydropower, innovations and avoiding international dam shame

Nov. 5, 2018 - For sweeping drama, it's hard to beat hydropower from dams - a renewable source of electricity that helped build much...

Drinking coffee may reduce your chances of developing Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s

TORONTO, Nov. 5, 2018  - Approximately 500 billion cups of coffee are consumed worldwide each year. A new study out of the Krembil Brain Institute,...

Extreme weather will likely become more frequent due to stalling of giant waves in...

October 31, 2018 - Computer simulations predict a strong increase of events in which the undulations of the jet stream in the atmosphere stop...