Sci/Tech

Radiation in Parts of Marshall Islands is Higher Than Chernobyl

July 17, 2019 - Radiation levels in some regions of the Marshall Islands in the central Pacific, where the United States conducted nuclear tests...

ESA confirms asteroid will miss Earth in 2019

July 16, 2019 - Asteroid 2006 QV89, a small object 20 to 50 metres in diameter, was in the news lately because of a very...

Vast Majority Of Dietary Supplements Don’t Improve Heart Health or Put Off Death

July 16, 2019 - In a massive new analysis of findings from 277 clinical trials using 24 different interventions, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers say...

Out of Africa and into an archaic human melting pot

July 16, 2019 - Genetic analysis has revealed that the ancestors of modern humans interbred with at least five different archaic human groups as...

Historic Heat in Alaska

An upper-level ridge of high pressure that slid over Alaska in June 2019 unleashed a heat wave of astonishing intensity. With temperatures soaring into...
Part of Thwaites Glacier crumbles into the ocean. It is part of the normal life of a glacier, but the rate of ice flow into the ocean of some Antarctic glaciers has markedly accelerated, raising concerns. Credit: NASA/OIB Jeremy Harbeck

Instability in Antarctic Ice Projected to Make Sea Level Rise Rapidly

ATLANTA, GA, July 9, 2019 - Images of vanishing Arctic ice is jarring, but its potential contributions to sea level rise are no match...

What Makes a Good Planet Turn Bad?

July 9, 2019 - What can turn a seemingly perfect ocean-rich planet into an uninhabitable desert wasteland? Two future space explorers (played by Cas Anvar...

Breaching a “carbon threshold” could lead to mass extinction

July 9, 2019 - In the brain, when neurons fire off electrical signals to their neighbors, this happens through an “all-or-none” response. The signal...

Yearlong Birth Control Supply Would Cut Unplanned Pregnancy, Cost

PITTSBURGH, July 8, 2019 – New research from the University of Pittsburgh and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) shows that dispensing a...

How trees could save the climate

July 8, 2019 - The Crowther Lab at ETH Zurich investigates nature-based solutions to climate change. In their latest study the researchers showed for...

Climate change and deforestation together push tropical species towards extinction

July 8, 2019 - Only 38 per cent of tropical forest is 'wildlife friendly' as a result of deforestation, increasing the likelihood that vulnerable...

Heavy cattle overgrazing in world-famous aspen Pando Aspen Clone (VIDEO)

FISH LAKE, UT, June 27, 2019– Conservationists today released a new report showing that cattle grazing in the world-famous Pando aspen clone and neighboring aspen groves...

In search of an undersea kelp forest’s missing nitrogen

June 25, 2019 - Plants need nutrients to grow. So scientists were surprised to learn that giant kelp maintains its impressive growth rates year-round,...
Aorounga impact crater in Chad. Copyright ESA/NASA

Holey moly – Aorounga impact crater in Chad

June 25, 2019 - Summer in the Northern hemisphere has arrived and with it the long, sunny days and hot, sticky nights. Among barbecues and...

Video: The Brunt Ice Shelf in Antarctica, seen from space

June 25, 2019 - The Brunt ice shelf in Antarctica is on the brink of spawning a huge iceberg. Scientists are using Earth observation...

PTSD from War: Exposure to Others’ Suffering Even Worse Than Being Shot At

June 21, 2019 - We usually think that trauma from war is related to the fact that soldiers have been under constant threat of...

US military consumes more hydrocarbons than most countries – with a massive hidden impact...

June 21, 2019 - Research by social scientists from Durham University and Lancaster University shows the US military is one of the largest climate...

National emergency alerts potentially vulnerable to attack

June 21, 2019 -  On October 3, 2018, cell phones across the United States received a text message labeled “Presidential Alert.” The message read:...

New research shows an iceless Greenland may be in the future

June 19, 2019 - New research shows an iceless Greenland may be in the future. If worldwide greenhouse gas emissions remain on their current...

Looming insect invasion threatens California wine and avocados

June 18, 2019 - UC Riverside is testing whether a sesame seed-sized wasp can control a pest that could seriously damage California crops including...