Tuesday, December 18 2018

Sci/Tech

Hydropower, innovations and avoiding international dam shame

Nov. 5, 2018 - For sweeping drama, it's hard to beat hydropower from dams - a renewable source of electricity that helped build much...

Drinking coffee may reduce your chances of developing Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s

TORONTO, Nov. 5, 2018  - Approximately 500 billion cups of coffee are consumed worldwide each year. A new study out of the Krembil Brain Institute,...

Extreme weather will likely become more frequent due to stalling of giant waves in...

October 31, 2018 - Computer simulations predict a strong increase of events in which the undulations of the jet stream in the atmosphere stop...

Prenatal Exposure to Phthalates Significantly Associated With Elevated Rate of Language Delay in Children...

New York,  October 29, 2018 –– In the first study of its kind, researchers from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and Karlstad...

Suicide twice as common than homicide in US, but most Americans don’t know it

Oct. 30, 2018 - In the United States, suicide is twice as common as homicide — and more often involves firearms — but public...

APA Stress in America: Generation Z stressed about issues in the news but least...

WASHINGTON, Oct. 30, 2018 - Headline issues, from immigration to sexual assault, are causing significant stress among members of Generation Z - those between...

AAFP releases new how to feed a cat consensus statement to the veterinary community

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ, October 30, 2018 - The American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) today released the AAFP Consensus Statement, "Feline Feeding Programs: Addressing Behavioral...

Stanford engineers develop tiny light detectors that work like gecko ears

October 29, 2018 - Geckos and many other animals have heads that are too small to triangulate the location of noises the way we...

Massive Study Finds Eating Organic Slashes Cancer Risks

WASHINGTON, Oct. 22, 2018 – Eating organic foods free from pesticides is strongly correlated with a dramatic reduction in the risk of cancer, according...

Anti-Trump women’s group used Facebook & email to secretly organize in rural Texas

Washington, DC, September 24, 2018 - Disagreeing with the political views of the majority in your community (city, state, or friends) can feel isolating,...

Rising Temperatures and Human Activity are Increasing Storm Runoff and Flash Floods

New York, NY, October 22, 2018—Hurricanes Florence and Michael in the U.S. and Super Typhoon Mangkhut in the Philippines have shown the widespread and...

First Image of Mars from NASA’s CubeSat “Wall-E”

October 22, 2018 - NASA's MarCO mission was designed to find out if briefcase-sized spacecraft called CubeSats could survive the journey to deep space....

A Nutty Idea: A Little Stress Could Be Good for Walnuts

October 22, 2018 - When it comes to watering walnuts, most California growers believe you need to start early to keep trees healthy and...

Chimps like to copy human visitors to the zoo – Ig Nobel Prize

Roop Dey/Shutterstock Gabriela-Alina Sauciuc, Lund University and Tomas Persson, Lund University October 22, 2018 - How good is your best chimpanzee impression? Go to the zoo...

Mammals cannot evolve fast enough to escape current extinction crisis

Oct. 16 2018 - We humans are exterminating animal and plant species so quickly that nature's built-in defence mechanism, evolution, cannot keep up. An...

Oldest evidence for animals found by UCR researchers

Oct. 15, 2018 - Researchers at the University of California, Riverside, have found the oldest clue yet of animal life, dating back at least...

Applying auto industry’s fuel-efficiency standards to agriculture could net billions

Oct. 15, 2018 - Adopting benchmarks similar to the fuel-efficiency standards used by the auto industry in the production of fertilizer could yield $5-8...

Economic analysis: In the U.S., watershed groups have had a positive impact on their...

CORVALLIS, Ore. Oct. 15, 2018 — Economists have found that in the United States, watershed groups have had a positive impact on their local...

Global warming will have us crying in what’s left of our beer

Irvine, Calif. Oct. 15, 2018 — On top of rising sea levels, stronger hurricanes and worsening wildfires, scientists project that human-caused climate change will...

World’s fastest camera freezes time at 10 trillion frames per second

October 12, 2018 - What happens when a new technology is so precise that it operates on a scale beyond our characterization capabilities? For...