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Face of first Brit revealed: Blue eyes, dark-to-black skin and hair

Feb. 12, 2018 - The face of ‘Cheddar Man’, Britain’s oldest nearly complete skeleton at 10,000 years old, is revealed for the first time...

Fastest spin on Earth? Scientists say one spider takes gold

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, Feb. 12, 2018 - There's no sneaking by this spider. New research from the University of California Merced and the California...

EPA Administrator’s Global Warming Remarks Uninformed, Not Factual, Experts Agree

Feb. 9, 2018 - Nancy Loeb is director of the Environmental Advocacy Center and a clinical assistant professor of law at Northwestern Pritzker School of...

Tea Party movement has paved the way for racialized language in US politics

Feb. 8, 2018 - Overtly racially motivated rhetoric is becoming increasingly acceptable in Republican politics in the US. Two Italian researchers now argue that...

Drivers of hate in the US have distinct regional differences

Feb. 9, 2018 - In a new study, University of Utah geographers sought to understand the factors fueling hate across space. Their findings paint...

Disappearing Rivers: Half the Length of All Western Rivers Harmed by Human Development

WASHINGTON, DC, Feb. 7, 2018 - About half of all river miles in the West have been damaged by human development, according to a...

Two Small Asteroids Safely Pass Earth This Week

February 6, 2018 - Two small asteroids recently discovered by astronomers at the NASA-funded Catalina Sky Survey (CSS) near Tucson, Arizona, are safely passing...

Study shows evidence of severe and lingering symptoms in some after treatment for Lyme...

February 1, 2018 - In a study of 61 people treated for the bacteria that causes Lyme disease, Johns Hopkins researchers conclude that fatigue,...

Copernicus Sentinel image of the Yukon Delta

January 26, 2018 - The Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission takes us over part of the Yukon Delta in the US state of Alaska. The Yukon River...

Rise in severity of hottest days outpaces global average temperature increase

Irvine, Calif., Jan. 24, 2018 – While our planet’s average annual temperature has increased at a steady pace in recent decades, there has been...

Dust on Snow Controls Springtime River Rise in West

January 24, 2018 - A new study has found that dust, not spring warmth, controls the pace of spring snowmelt that feeds the headwaters...

Interacting Antarctic glaciers may cause faster melt and sea level contributions

January 23, 2018 - A new study shows that a large and potentially unstable Antarctic glacier may be melting farther inland than previously thought...

New NOAA research holds promise of predicting snowpack even before the snow falls

January 22, 2018 - As farmers in the American West decide what, when and where to plant, and urban water managers plan for water...

Climate change and snowmelt – humid air plays key role in water supplies

RENO, Nev. January 22, 2018 - The future of snowpack and water resources in the American West now has another variable in the equation...

A huge asteroid wiped out the dinosaurs, but what danger do smaller ones pose?

Don’t panic…yet. Lwp Kommunikáció/Flickr, CC BY-SA Monica Grady, The Open University January 22, 2018 - A small asteroid passed relatively close to Earth this month, having been...

Dramatic decline in genetic diversity of Northwest salmon charted

PULLMAN, Wash. Jan. 16, 2018 – Columbia River Chinook salmon have lost as much as two-thirds of their genetic diversity, Washington State University researchers...

Jet stream changes since 1960s linked to more extreme weather

January 16, 2018 - Increased fluctuations in the path of the North Atlantic jet stream since the 1960s coincide with more extreme weather events...

The Sun in 2017

January 12, 2018 - This montage of 365 images shows the changing activity of our Sun through the eyes of ESA’s Proba-2 satellite during...

GeoCarb: A New View of Carbon Over the Americas

January 12, 2018 - A new NASA Earth science mission in the early stages of design may achieve a transformational advance in our understanding...

River flood risks increase around the globe under future warming

January 11, 2018 - Rainfall changes caused by global warming will increase river flood risks across the globe. Already today, fluvial floods are among...