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Gun safety programs do not prevent children from handling firearms, Rutgers study finds

May 15, 2018 - Children who participate in gun safety programs often ignore what they learned when encountering a real firearm, according to a...

Record-breaking ocean heat fueled Hurricane Harvey

BOULDER, Colo. May 11, 2018 — In the weeks before Hurricane Harvey tore across the Gulf of Mexico and plowed into the Texas coast...

US boycott of Chinese researchers could ‘stifle’ global progress

May 11, 2018 - Academics are warning that proposed measures by the Trump administration to restrict Chinese researchers from working in the US could...

Study: Cars Are Safer and Sell Better As Fuel Efficiency Improves

Washington D.C. May 10, 2018 - A new analysis, “Fuel Economy Standards: There is No Tradeoff with Safety, Cost and Fleet Turnover,” from the...

Sustaining the Greater sage-grouse may come down to maintaining genetic connectivity

MISSOULA, Mont., May 10, 2018 – The Greater sage-grouse, once estimated to have a population of 16 million across the western United States, is...

Dementia Risk Doubles Following Concussion, UCSF Study Shows

May 7, 2018 - Dementia should join the expanding list of possible complications following concussion, even if the patient did not lose consciousness, say...

Coalition Pushes Tech Companies To Be More Transparent, Accountable About Censoring User Content

WASHINGTON, D.C. May 7, 2018 - The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) called on Facebook, Google, and other social media companies today to publicly report...

Magnitude 6.9 earthquake in Hawaii near Leilani Estates and ongoing Kīlauea eruptions

May 4, 2018 - A magnitude 6.9 earthquake occurred 16km SW of Leilani Estates, Hawaii. Hawaii County police, fire, and county agencies, along with the...

Glaciers in decline (video)

May 3, 2018 - Apart from Antarctica, Patagonia is home to the biggest glaciers in the southern hemisphere, but some are retreating faster than...

New study sheds light on the complex dynamics of Parkinson’s disease

May 2, 2018 - Parkinson’s disease affects around 10 million people worldwide, yet exactly how the disease and treatments for its symptoms work remains...

Survey: Medical marijuana could reduce opioid use in older adults

May 1, 2018 - A questionnaire of older men and women suffering from chronic pain who were given medical marijuana found that the drug...

Study finds very few pages devoted to climate change in introductory U.S. science textbooks

April 30, 2018 - As an ASU graduate student, Rachel Yoho wanted to push the boundaries of renewable energy research. What she didn't fully...

Personal care products contribute to a pollution ‘rush hour’

April 30, 2018 - When people are out and about, they leave plumes of chemicals behind them--from both car tailpipes and the products they...

Stricter gun control could stop violent men killing their partners and themselves

April 27, 2018 - Men who use guns to kill their partner are also likely to commit suicide. Those planning to commit suicide are...

Exposure to domestic violence costs US government $55 billion each year

April 27, 2018 - The federal government spends an estimated $55 billion annually on dealing with the effects of childhood exposure to domestic violence,...

Want to remember your dreams? Try taking vitamin B6

April 27, 2018 - New research from the University of Adelaide has found that taking vitamin B6 could help people to recall their dreams. The...

Bleaching of coral reefs reduced where daily temperature changes are large

Irvine, Calif., April 26, 2018 — Coral reef bleaching is stark evidence of the damage being inflicted by global climate change on marine ecosystems,...

Severe U.S. Budget Cuts Threaten Energy Innovation Programs, New Report Shows

WASHINGTON, April 23, 2018 - As Congress considers funding for Fiscal Year (FY) 2019, a new report released today by the Information Technology and...

Even familiar birds at risk of extinction, new study finds

April 23, 2018 - A number of well-known bird species are now at risk of extinction. This is the chief conclusion of State of the...

Archeologists: What the oldest peace treaty in the world teaches us

April 23, 2018 - According to archaeologists, the world's oldest peace treaty disproves the widespread notion that in antiquity, peace was not brought about...