Sci/Tech

Attacks, Crashes Underscore Need for New 911 Systems

March 24, 2017 - A recent rash of disruptions in antiquated 911 emergency-response systems points up the urgent need for new technology to save...

Weedkiller chemical (glyphosate) safety standards need urgent review

March 23, 2017 - Emerging evidence suggests that the safety standards for glyphosate—a chemical widely used in common weed-killers—may be failing to protect public...

Reconsider the impact of trees on water cycles and climate, scientists ask

March 21, 2017 - Forests and trees play a major role on water cycles and cooler temperatures, contributing to food security and climate change...

Last remnant of North American ice sheet on track to vanish

March 21, 2017 - The last piece of the ice sheet that once blanketed much of North America is doomed to disappear in the...

Does Mars Have Rings? Not Right Now, But Maybe One Day

March 20, 2017 - As children, we learned about our solar system's planets by certain characteristics -- Jupiter is the largest, Saturn has rings,...

Weapon physicist declassifies rescued U.S. nuclear test films; initial set published on YouTube

March 20, 2017 - The U.S. conducted 210 atmospheric nuclear tests between 1945 and 1962, with multiple cameras capturing each event at around 2,400...

Etna erupts

March 16, 2017 - This image of the lava flowing from Mount Etna in Sicily, Italy, was captured today at 10:45 GMT (11:45 CET)...

Physicians: Climate Change Is Harming Our Health

March 16, 2017 - Most Americans understand that climate change is real and are concerned about it. But most still see climate change as...

NASA: Could Leftover Heat from Last El Niño Fuel a New One?

March 14, 2017 - Some climate models are suggesting that El Niño may return later this year, but for now, the Pacific Ocean lingers...

NASA’s aerial survey of polar ice expands its Arctic reach

March 13, 2017 - For the past eight years, Operation IceBridge, a NASA mission that conducts aerial surveys of polar ice, has produced unprecedented...

Exposure to Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals Can Adversely Affect Brain Development in Unborn Children

BRUSSELS, March 13, 2017 - Findings published today provide evidence that exposure to endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) causes changes in thyroid hormone signalling, which...

University of South Carolina discovery of widespread platinum may help solve Clovis people mystery

March 10, 2017 - No one knows for certain why the Clovis people and iconic beasts -- mastodon, mammoth and saber-toothed tiger - living...

NASA Marks International Women’s Day, Women’s History Month with Virtual Tour Highlighting Women in...

March 8, 2017 - In celebration of International Women’s Day on Wednesday and Women’s History Month in March, NASA has unveiled an educational virtual...

Dawn Identifies Age of Ceres’ Brightest Area

March 8, 2017 - The bright central area of Ceres' Occator Crater, known as Cerealia Facula, is approximately 30 million years younger than the...

Climate study: More intense and frequent severe rainstorms likely. No drop off expected

March 7, 2017 - A University of Connecticut climate scientist confirms that more intense and more frequent severe rainstorms will likely continue as temperatures...

More funding for long-term studies necessary for best science, environmental policy

CORVALLIS, Ore. March 6 2017- Environmental scientists and policymakers value long-term research to an extent that far outstrips the amount of funding awarded for...

Ten million lives saved by 1962 vaccination breakthrough, study says

March 6, 2017 - Nearly 200 million cases of polio, measles, mumps, rubella, varicella, adenovirus, rabies and hepatitis A -- and approximately 450,000 deaths...

Humans have dramatically increased extent, duration of wildfire season

Feb. 28, 2017 - Humans have dramatically increased the spatial and seasonal extent of wildfires across the U.S. in recent decades and ignited more...

SpaceX to Send Privately Crewed Dragon Spacecraft Beyond the Moon Next Year

February 27, 2017 February 27, 2017 - We are excited to announce that SpaceX has been approached to fly two private citizens on a...

Given the choice, patients will reach for cannabis over prescribed opioids

Feb. 27, 2017 - Chronic pain sufferers and those taking mental health meds would rather turn to cannabis instead of their prescribed opioid medication,...