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Scientists design conceptual asteroid deflector and evaluate it against massive potential threat

March 15, 2018 - Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) scientists are part of a national planetary defense team that designed a conceptual spacecraft to...

How much snow accumulates in North America each year? More than scientists thought

COLUMBUS, OH, March 13, 2018 - There’s a lot more snow piling up in the mountains of North America than anyone knew, according to...

Study: Concerns rise over transgender violence since the 2016 US presidential election

New Rochelle, NY, March 14, 2018 - A national sample of transgender and gender non-conforming individuals reported high levels of concern about violence and...

AAAS CEO Urges U.S. President and Congress to Lift Funding Restrictions on Gun Violence...

March 13, 2018 - Ahead of the National School Walkout on March 14, Rush Holt of the American Association for the Advancement of Science...

Large-Scale Scientific Investigation Needed to Combat Fake News, Say Researchers

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. March 9, 2018 - The indictment of 13 Russians in the operation of a "troll farm" that spread false information related to...

Neuroticism could be ‘sleeper effect’ in Trump and Brexit campaigns

March 8, 2018 - Regions where voters have more neurotic personality traits were more likely to vote for Donald Trump in the United States...

Digital-age Tools and Technology Give Rise to Fake Videos

March 5, 2018 - Fake news videos aren’t new, but they are on the rise and more realistic than ever due to technological advances....

Inadequate state oil and gas regulations threaten U.S. groundwater resources, study finds

March 5, 2018 - Definitions of "protected groundwater" in 17 state oil and gas regulations are inconsistent and in many cases less protective than...

Saturn’s greatest storm

March 5, 2018 - Saturn’s storm are sights to behold. Unlike other planets in the Solar System, the ringed planet seems to store up...

Study: Hold Hands to Ease a Lover’s Pain and Your Brains Couple Up Too

March 2, 2018 - Reach for the hand of a loved one in pain and not only will your breathing and heart rate synchronize...

NASA, ULA Launch Advanced NOAA Weather Satellite GOES-17

March 2, 2018 - NASA successfully launched the second in a series of next-generation weather satellites for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)...

Modern volcanism tied to events occurring soon after Earth’s birth

Washington, DC March 1, 2018 - Plumes of hot magma from the volcanic hotspot that formed Réunion Island in the Indian Ocean rise from...

Hidden “rock moisture” possible key to forest response to drought

February 27, 2018 - A little-studied, underground layer of rock may provide a vital reservoir for trees, especially in times of drought, report scientists...

Surprising new study redraws family tree of domesticated and ‘wild’ horses

Lawrence, KS, Feb. 26, 2018 - There are no such things as “wild" horses anymore. Research published in Science overturns a long-held assumption that Przewalski’s...

First Multiplex Test for Tick-Borne Diseases

Feb. 22, 2018 - A new blood test called the Tick-Borne Disease Serochip (TBD Serochip) promises to revolutionize the diagnosis of tick-borne disease by...

Climate projections show a warmer future for the Pacific northwest

CORVALLIS, Ore. Feb. 20, 2018 - In the midst of an unseasonably warm winter in the Pacific Northwest, a comparison of four publicly available...

5,000 Days on Mars; Solar-Powered Rover Approaching 5,000th Martian Dawn

February 15, 2018 - The Sun will rise on NASA's solar-powered Mars rover Opportunity for the 5,000th time on Saturday, sending rays of energy...

World’s biggest city database shines light on our increasingly urbanized planet

Feb. 13, 2018 - The JRC has launched a new tool with data on all 10,000 urban centres scattered across the globe. It is...

A Lonely Beauty

February 14, 2018 - Beauty, grace, mystery — this magnificent spiral galaxy has all the qualities of a perfect galactic Valentine. Captured by the...

New Study Finds Sea Level Rise Accelerating

February 13, 2018 - The rate of global sea level rise has been accelerating in recent decades, rather than increasing steadily, according to a...