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Oldest Fossils Ever Found Show Life on Earth Began Before 3.5 Billion Years Ago

MADISON, Wis. Dec. 20, 2017 - Researchers at UCLA and the University of Wisconsin–Madison have confirmed that microscopic fossils discovered in a nearly 3.5...

85 new species described by the California Academy of Sciences in 2017

SAN FRANCISCO, December 18, 2017 - In 2017, researchers at the California Academy of Sciences added 85 new plant and animal species to the...

World Meteorological Organization: El Niño / La Niña Update – December 2017

December 18, 2017 - Sea surface temperatures in the eastern tropical Pacific Ocean have recently cooled to weak La Niña levels. Similarly, most atmospheric indicators...

Human-Caused Warming Likely Intensified Hurricane Harvey’s Rains

NEW ORLEANS, Dec. 13, 2017 - New research shows human-induced climate change increased the amount and intensity of Hurricane Harvey’s unprecedented rainfall. The new...

Psychoses at high altitudes: ‘The mountains can drive us to madness’

Dec. 13, 2017 - A mountaineer thinks he is being pursued, starts talking nonsense or changes his route without rhyme or reason. That alpinists...

Forest resilience declines in face of wildfires, climate change

Dec. 13, 2017 - The forests you see today are not what you will see in the future. That's the overarching finding from a...

Human influence on climate led to several major weather extremes in 2016

NEW ORLEANS, LA DECEMBER 13, 2017 – Last year’s record global heat, extreme heat over Asia, and unusually warm waters in the Bering Sea...

New maps show shrinking wilderness being ignored at our peril

NEW YORK,  December 12, 2017 - Maps of the world’s most important wilderness areas are now freely available online following a University of Queensland...

Small earthquakes at fracking sites may be early indicators of bigger tremors to come,...

December 12, 2017 - Stanford geoscientists have devised a way of detecting thousands of faint, previously missed earthquakes triggered by hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking.” The...

Temple research: Canola oil linked to worsened memory & learning ability in Alzheimer’s

PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 7, 2017 - Canola oil is one of the most widely consumed vegetable oils in the world, yet surprisingly little is known...

Humans may have reached their maximum limits for height, lifespan and physical performance

Dec. 6, 2017 - Humans may have reached their maximum limits for height, lifespan and physical performance. A recent review suggests humans have biological...

Voyager 1 Fires Up Thrusters After 37 Years

December 1, 2017 - If you tried to start a car that's been sitting in a garage for decades, you might not expect the...

Sentinel-5P brings air pollution into focus

December 1, 2017 - Launched on 13 October, the Sentinel-5P satellite has delivered its first images of air pollution. Even though the satellite is...

Study: Half of hydraulically fractured wells exist within 2 to 3 km of domestic...

November 27, 2017 - How safe is the water you drink? For the 45 million Americans who get their drinking water from private groundwater...

Archaeologist says fire, not corn, key to prehistoric survival in arid Southwest

November 27, 2017 - Conventional wisdom holds that prehistoric villagers planted corn, and lots of it, to survive the dry and hostile conditions of...

Cassini Image Mosaic: A Farewell to Saturn

November 21, 2017 - In a fitting farewell to the planet that had been its home for over 13 years, the Cassini spacecraft took...

Visualize this: Integral’s orbits 2002–17

November 20, 2017 - ESA’s Integral space observatory has been orbiting Earth for 15 years, observing the ever-changing, powerful and violent cosmos in gamma...

What’s in your wheat? Johns Hopkins scientists piece together genome of most common bread...

November 20, 2017 - Johns Hopkins scientists report they have successfully used two separate gene technologies to assemble the most complete genome sequence to...

ESO Observations Show First Interstellar Asteroid is Like Nothing Seen Before

November 20, 2017 - For the first time ever astronomers have studied an asteroid that has entered the Solar System from interstellar space. Observations...

NASA Launches NOAA Weather Satellite Aboard United Launch Alliance Rocket to Improve Forecasts

November 19, 2017 - NASA has successfully launched for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) the first in a series of four highly...