Sci/Tech

Citizen Scientists Find New World with NASA Telescope

January 8, 2019 - Using data from NASA's Kepler space telescope, citizen scientists have discovered a planet roughly twice the size of Earth located...

Fewer monarch butterflies are reaching their overwintering destination

Jan. 2, 2019 - Arguably, one of the world's most famous insects, the monarch butterfly, is currently experiencing dire problems with its migration in...

Seagrass saves beaches and money

Jan 2, 2019 - Seagrass beds are so effective in protecting tropical beaches from erosion, that they can reduce the need for regular, expensive...

Reliable tropical weather pattern to change in a warming climate

December 31, 2018 - Every month or two, a massive pulse of clouds, rainfall and wind moves eastward around the Earth near the equator,...

The Long Dry: Global water supplies are shrinking, even as rainfall is rising

Dec. 20, 2018 - A global study has found a paradox: our water supplies are shrinking at the same time as climate change is...

Plastic waste disintegrates into nanoparticles that can reach far into living organisms’ bodies

Dec. 19, 2018 - There is a considerable risk that plastic waste in the environment releases nano-sized particles known as nanoplastics, according to a...

Stanford scientists locate nearly all U.S. solar panels by applying machine learning to a...

Dec. 19, 2018 - Knowing which Americans have installed solar panels on their roofs and why they did so would be enormously useful for...

InSight Engineers Have Made a Martian Rock Garden

December 18, 2018 - NASA's InSight lander is due to set its first science instrument on Mars in the coming days. But engineers here...

GOES-16: A game-changer for fighting deadly wildfires

GOES-16, operating as NOAA’s GOES East satellte, is proving to be an invaluable asset in detecting wildfires and helping forecasters provide proactive tactical decision-support...

See a Passing Comet This Sunday

December 14, 2018 - On Sunday, Dec. 16, the comet known as 46P/Wirtanen will make one of the 10 closest comet flybys of Earth...

The Emerging Science of Risk Analysis

Dec. 12, 2018 - Risk Analysis is an emerging science that touches nearly all facets of daily life – for governments, public and private...

Fire’s effects on soil moisture, runoff

December 12, 2018 - Fire and water. Timeless, opposing forces, they are actually linked in powerful ways that can have major impacts on communities...

Pesticide Exposure Raises Risk for Cardiovascular Disease Among Latino Workers

Dec. 12, 2018 - Latinos who are exposed to pesticides in their workplaces are twice as likely to have cardiovascular disease compared with Latinos...

Chickens to be marker of Anthropocene

Dec. 12, 2018 - Modern meat chickens are a defining feature of the Anthropocene according to new research by Dr Carys Bennett and colleagues...

Switching to a home battery won’t help save the world from climate change

Dec. 12, 2018 - Home energy storage systems might save you money, but under current policies, they would also often increase carbon emissions. That is...

Declining snowpack over western US mapped at a finer scale

December 12, 2018 - Researchers have now mapped exactly where in the Western U.S. snow mass has declined since 1982. The research team mapped the...

NASA’s InSight Takes Its First Selfie

December 11, 2018 - NASA's InSight lander isn't camera-shy. The spacecraft used a camera on its robotic arm to take its first selfie -...

Stanford researchers uncover startling insights into how human-generated carbon dioxide could reshape oceans

December 11, 2018 - Something peculiar is happening in the azure waters off the rocky cliffs of Ischia, Italy. There, streams of gas-filled volcanic...

Humans may be reversing the climate clock, by 50 million years

December 10, 2018 - Our future on Earth may also be our past. In a study published Monday (Dec. 10, 2018) in the Proceedings of...

CfA Releases New Report, Browser Extension Demonstrating that Google Is Virtually Inescapable

WASHINGTON, D.C. Dec. 10, 2018 – Today, Campaign for Accountability (“CfA”), a nonprofit watchdog group focused on public accountability, released a new report, Quitting Google,...