Sci/Tech

Science-based guidelines for building a bee-friendly landscape

St. Paul, MN, April 8, 2019  - Bees are critical members of the ecosystem: 75% of leading food crops have some level of dependency...

A “million word gap” for children who aren’t read to at home

April 8, 2019 - Young children whose parents read them five books a day enter kindergarten having heard about 1.4 million more words than...

Post-Wildfire Step-Pool Streams

April 5, 2019 - Steps and pools are among the most stable and functionally important features in the mountain river landscape. Their stability is...

Parker Solar Probe Completes Second Close Approach to the Sun

April 5, 2019 - Parker Solar Probe has successfully completed its second close approach to the Sun, called perihelion, and is now entering the...

Damaging Sichuan Earthquakes Linked to Fracking Operations

April 5, 2019 - Two moderate-sized earthquakes that struck the southern Sichuan Province of China last December and January were probably caused by nearby...

Countries that help working class students get into university have happier citizens

April 5, 2019 - A study has shown that ‘inclusive’ educational policies that help working class students access higher education, such as delaying streaming...

Poverty leaves a mark on our genes

EVANSTON, Ill. April 4, 2019 - A new Northwestern University study challenges prevailing understandings of genes as immutable features of biology that are fixed...

Federal subsidies for US commercial fisheries should be rejected

DURHAM, N.C. April 4, 2019 - In late 2018, the U.S. National Marine Fisheries Service proposed a rule change that would reverse current policy...

The Standard Siren – Ten years before the detection of gravitational waves, two KITP...

April 2, 2019 - The history of science is filled with stories of enthusiastic researchers slowly winning over skeptical colleagues to their point of...

Global amphibian mass extinctions caused by fungal disease

Reno, Nev. March 28, 2019 - An international study led by The Australian National University has found that a fungal disease has caused dramatic...

Current Evidence Supports Classification of Red Wolf as a Distinct Species, Report Says; Mexican...

WASHINGTON March 28, 2019 - Current evidence supports the classification of the contemporary red wolf as a distinct species of wolf, although additional genomic...

Hurricane Maria study warns: Future climate-driven storms may raze many tropical forests

March 26, 2019 - A new study shows that damage inflicted on trees in Puerto Rico by Hurricane Maria was unprecedented in modern times, and suggests that more frequent...

The greening or eutrophication of lakes will increase greenhouse gas emissions

March 26, 2019 - The good news is global and local. Keeping inland lakes from turning green means less greenhouse gases entering the atmosphere...

Health risks associated with mixtures of man-made chemicals are underestimated

March 26, 2019 - We are exposed to a large number of man-made chemicals in our everyday life. This creates combinations of chemical mixtures,...

Cold Water Currently Slowing Fastest Greenland Glacier

March 25, 2019 - NASA research shows that Jakobshavn Glacier, which has been Greenland's fastest-flowing and fastest-thinning glacier for the last 20 years, has...

NASA Instruments Image Fireball over Bering Sea

March 25, 2019 - On Dec. 18, 2018, a large "fireball" - the term used for exceptionally bright meteors that are visible over a wide...

Climate changes make some aspects of weather forecasting increasingly difficult

March 22, 2019 - The ongoing climate changes make it increasingly difficult to predict certain aspects of weather, according to a new study from...

Researchers shed new light on the origins of modern humans

March 22, 2019 - RESEARCHERS from the University of Huddersfield, with colleagues from the University of Cambridge and the University of Minho in Braga,...

Satellites key to addressing water scarcity

March 22, 2019 - Today is World Water Day, but with millions of people in Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe struggling to cope in the...

U.S. flood and climate outlook for spring 2019

March 21, 2019 -According to NOAA's spring flood and climate outlook, a wet winter has primed much of the Great Plains for spring flooding in 2019,...