Sci/Tech

Amazon fires seen from Space Station

August 27, 2019 - The Amazon rainforest is burning. As relief agencies turn to satellite data to help assess the scale, astronauts too are helping...

University of Utah launches first-ever Journal of Dark Sky Studies

Aug. 27, 2019 - Despite growing evidence that artificial light at night severely impacts wildlife, human health, wasteful spending and a disconnect to our...

An innovative new diagnostic for Lyme disease

August 27, 2019 - When researchers examined the mitochondrial DNA of Ötzi, a man entombed in ice high in the Tyrolean Alps some 5,300...

One-third of pre-approved prescription drugs have not completed the FDA approval process

CATONSVILLE, MD, August 26, 2019 - The Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) Accelerated Approval Program was created in 1992 to significantly accelerate the ability...

Wildfires Could Permanently Alter Alaska’s Forest Composition

Aug. 26, 2019 - This summer, Alaska has experienced record high temperatures and devastating wildfires. If such events become more frequent, how might that...

Children of incarcerated U.S. parents have more 6 times more substance abuse, anxiety

August 26, 2019 - Children of incarcerated parents are six times more likely than other children to develop a substance use disorder as adults...

Gran Canaria wildfire

August 21, 2019 - An unprecedented wildfire has ripped through the island of Gran Canaria, one of Spain’s Canary Islands off the northwest coast...

More persistent heat, drought and rain in a warming world – study

August 19, 2019 - Europe, North America and parts of Asia can expect not just more intense but also longer lasting periods of heat,...

Study: Human impacts on oceans nearly doubled in recent decade

SANTA BARBARA, CA, Aug. 13, 2019 - Over the recent decade, total human impacts to the world’s oceans have, on average, nearly doubled and...

First evidence of human-caused climate change melting the West Antarctic Ice Sheet

August 12, 2019 - A new study published this week reveals the first evidence of a direct link between human-induced global warming and melting...

Hubble Showcases New Portrait of Jupiter

Aug. 9, 2019 - The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope reveals the intricate, detailed beauty of Jupiter’s clouds in this new image taken on 27...

Marine heatwaves a bigger threat to coral reefs than previously thought

August 9, 2019 - Marine heatwaves are a much bigger threat to coral reefs than previously thought, research revealing a previously unrecognized impact of climate...

New study: Ocean temperature ‘surprises’ becoming more common

PORTLAND, Maine, August 6, 2019 - A new study published this week shows how marine ecosystems around the world are experiencing unusually high ocean...

Restoring forests means less fuel for wildfire and more storage for carbon

Aug. 5, 2019 - When wildfires burn up forests, they don't just damage the trees. They destroy a key part of the global carbon...

Some polar tipping points ‘already passed’, says top climate scientist

August 2, 2019 - Some tipping points that will cause vast quantities of polar ice to reach the ocean have already been passed, a...

Hackers Could Use Connected Cars to Gridlock Whole Cities

July 29, 2019 - In the year 2026, at rush hour, your self-driving car abruptly shuts down right where it blocks traffic. You climb...

Conspiracy theorists dominate YouTube climate modification videos

July 26, 2019 -Using YouTube to learn about climate science will expose you to video content that mostly opposes worldwide scientific consensus. That’s the finding...

Mouse, not just tick: New genome heralds change in Lyme disease fight

Irvine, Calif., July 24, 2019 — As Lyme disease increases, researchers have taken a significant step toward finding new ways to prevent its transmission....

Heart disease biomarker linked to Paleo diet

July 23, 2019 - People who follow the paleo diet have twice the amount of a key blood biomarker linked closely to heart disease,...

Removing CO2 from the atmosphere can help achieve the Paris agreement but huge innovation...

July 23, 2019 - A new Nature Communications study has shown the potential of Direct Air Carbon Capture and Storage (DACCS), a new technology...