Sci/Tech

Will Trump Scrap NASA’s Climate Research Mission?

December 14, 2016 - The wonders of NASA 2014 Mars rovers, astronaut Instagram feeds, audacious missions probing distant galactic mysteries 2014 have long enthralled...

Digital Denied: Free Press Report Exposes the Impact of Systemic Racism on Internet Adoption...

WASHINGTON, Dec. 13, 2016 — On Tuesday, Free Press released a comprehensive study examining and exposing links between the digital divide and systemic discrimination...

U.S. had its warmest autumn and 2nd warmest November on record

December 11, 2016 - The average U.S. temperature in autumn was 57.6 degrees F (4.1 degrees above average) and surpassed last fall as the...

Killing in War Leaves Veterans with Lasting Psychological Scars, Study Finds

Dec. 9, 2016 - Killing in war often triggers a moral conflict in veterans that can damage their self-image, relationships and spirituality, according to...

Sea ice hits record lows

BOULDER, CO, Dec. 6, 2016 - Unusually high air temperatures and a warm ocean have led to a record low Arctic sea ice extent...

Extreme downpours could increase five-fold across parts of the U.S.

BOULDER, Colo. December 6, 2016 - At century's end, the number of summertime storms that produce extreme downpours could increase by more than 400...

CBD Oil Reduces Frequency, Severity of Epileptic Seizures, According to UAB Findings

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. Dec. 3, 2016 – Cannabidiol oil, also known as CBD oil, reduces the frequency and severity of seizures in children and adults...

Psilocybin, active compound in hallucinogenic “magic mushrooms,” eases existential anxiety in people with life-threatening...

In a small double-blind study, Johns Hopkins researchers report that a substantial majority of people suffering cancer-related anxiety or depression found considerable relief for...

Human ancestor ‘Lucy’ was a tree climber, new evidence suggests

November 30, 2016 - Since the discovery of the fossil dubbed Lucy 42 years ago this month, paleontologists have debated whether the 3 million-year-old...

Cold plasma freshens up French fries

November 30, 2016 - Bad smells from deep-fat frying in restaurants and take-away food venues could soon be eradicated thanks to experiments funded by...

Arctic sea-ice growth slower than ever

November 30, 2016 - ESA’s CryoSat satellite has found that the Arctic has one of the lowest volumes of sea ice of any November,...

Earth’s ‘technosphere’ now weighs 30 trillion tons, research finds

Nov. 30, 2016 - An international team led by University of Leicester geologists has made the first estimate of the sheer size of the...

Chilling climate revelations from the last ice age

November 29, 2016 - About 14,000 years ago, the southwest United States was lush and green, home to saber-toothed cats and mammoths. Meanwhile, the...

CDC supporting Texas investigation of possible local Zika transmission

November 28, 2016 - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has been informed by Texas health officials that Zika virus infection has...

Satellites confirm sinking of San Francisco tower

November 25, 2016 - The Sentinel-1 satellites have shown that the Millennium Tower skyscraper in the centre of San Francisco is sinking by a...

Why We Fall Prey to Misinformation

November 23, 2016 - Even when we know better, our brains often rely on inaccurate or misleading information to make future decisions. But why are...

Road salt can change sex ratios in frog populations, study says

Nov. 22, 2016 - Naturally occurring chemicals found in road salts commonly used to de-ice paved surfaces can alter the sex ratios in nearby...

Mars Ice Deposit Holds as Much Water as Lake Superior

November 22, 2016 - Frozen beneath a region of cracked and pitted plains on Mars lies about as much water as what's in Lake...

Study Sheds New Insights Into Global Warming Trends

November 22, 2016 - A new multi-institutional study of the temporary slowdown in the global average surface temperature warming trend observed between 1998 and...

Saarland University computer scientists work to prevent hackers from remotely controlling cars

Nov. 21, 2016 - A luxury vehicle today contains multiple computers. During an hour's drive, it thus produces multiple gigabytes of data. Even less...