Tuesday, October 23 2018

Sci/Tech

Medicaid Expansions Linked to Slower Rises in Overdose Deaths

PHILADELPHIA October 1, 2018 - The United States in recent years has increased healthcare access by broadening Medicaid coverage, but some worry that these...

The D-Factor: Psychologists define ‘the dark core of personality

September 28, 2018 - Egoism, Machiavellianism, narcissism, psychopathy, sadism, spitefulness, and others are among the traits that stand for the malevolent dark sides of...

UCSB cosmologist uses photonics to search Andromeda for signs of alien life

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. Sept. 28, 2018 - “Are we alone in the universe?” The question has fascinated, tantalized and even disconcerted humans for as...

Unprecedented Study Confirms Massive Scale of Lowland Maya Civilization

September 28, 2018 - Tulane University researchers, documenting the discovery of dozens of ancient cities in northern Guatemala through the use of jungle-penetrating Lidar...

A shadowy selfie

September 27, 2018 - On 21 September 2018, 280 million km from Earth, a roughly 1.5 square-metre cube descended towards a primitive space rock....

More Persistent Weather Patterns in U.S. Linked to Arctic Warming

Sept. 26, 2018 - Persistent weather conditions, including dry and wet spells, generally have increased in the United States, perhaps due to rapid Arctic...

Reclassification recommendations for drug in ‘Magic Mushrooms’

September 26, 2018 - In an evaluation of the safety and abuse research on the drug in hallucinogenic mushrooms, Johns Hopkins researchers suggest that...

American Academy of Pediatrics Opposes DHS’s Dangerous Public Charge Proposal

Washington, DC, Sept. 23, 2018 — Yesterday, the Department of Homeland Security announced its plan to issue a proposed regulation that could threaten the...

National parks bear the brunt of climate change

BERKELEY, CA, Sept. 24, 2018 - Human-caused climate change has exposed U.S. national parks to conditions hotter and drier than the rest of the...

NASA Study Untangles Smoke, Pollution Effects on Clouds

September 24, 2018 - A new NASA-led study helps answer decades-old questions about the role of smoke and human-caused air pollution on clouds and...

Researchers to investigate impact of changing snowpack on water rights, agriculture

Reno, NV, Sept. 24, 2018 - Mountain snowpack and rainfall are the primary sources of water for the arid western United States, and water...

Hundreds of Top Scientists Urge Trump Administration to Withdraw Endangered Species Act Changes

WASHINGTON, Sept. 24, 2018 — A total of 273 leading conservation scientists from around the country today urged the Trump administration to withdraw proposed...

558 million-year-old fat reveals earliest known animal

Sept. 24, 2018 - Scientists from The Australian National University (ANU) and overseas have discovered molecules of fat in an ancient fossil to reveal...

Geoscientists Find Unexpected ‘Deep Creep’ Near San Andreas, San Jacinto Faults

AMHERST, Mass. Sept. 21, 2018 – A new analysis of thousands of very small earthquakes that have occurred in the San Bernardino basin near...

Flood frequency of the world’s largest river has increased five-fold

Sept. 21, 2018 - A recent study of more than 100 years of river level records from the Amazon shows a significant increase in...

Cash, carbon, crude: Stanford study highlights a path and price to coax emissions back...

September 18, 2018 - In February 2018, Donald Trump signed into law new tax credits that reward oil companies for capturing carbon dioxide and...

Scientists determine four personality types based on new data

EVANSTON, IL,  Sept. 17, 2018 - Northwestern University researchers have sifted through data from more than 1.5 million questionnaire respondents and found at least...

American Academy of Pediatrics Urges Support of Transgender and Gender-Diverse Children, Adolescents

Sept. 17, 2018 -  Transgender and gender-diverse children face many challenges in life, but, like all children, they can grow into happy and healthy...

Blazes of light reveal how plants signal danger long distances

September 17, 2018 - In one video, you can see a hungry caterpillar, first working around a leaf’s edges, approaching the base of the...

Novel framework to address uncertainty in water management

Sept. 14, 2018 - IIASA researchers have developed a general decision-making framework to support policy decisions on the management of water resources, which, for...