Sci/Tech

Soil will absorb less atmospheric carbon than expected this century, UCI-led study finds

Irvine, Calif., Sept. 22, 2016 – By adding highly accurate radiocarbon dating of soil to standard Earth system models, environmental scientists from the University...

Agricultural smoke: experiments to improve agricultural smoke decision support tools

September 22, 2016 - Agriculture is a vital part of the Pacific Northwest’s economy and is critical to the region’s rural communities. The production...

Cosmology safe as universe has no sense of direction

September 22, 2016 - The universe is expanding uniformly according to research led by UCL which reports that space isn’t stretching in a preferred...

Untangling the Internet with Dutch startup DOT.world

Sept. 21, 2016 - The Internet is a teeming tangle of billions of pages, where brilliant information is buried in dubious content. All the...

The Hunt for the Truest North

Sept. 21, 2016 - If you chop a magnet in half, you end up with two smaller magnets. Both the original and the new...

Ancient Skeleton Discovered on Antikythera Shipwreck

September 19, 2016 - An international research team discovered a human skeleton during its ongoing excavation of the famous Antikythera Shipwreck (circa 65 B.C.)....

Two New Lightning Extremes Announced

September 16, 2016 - The Secretary-General of the World Meteorological Organization has just announced two new lightning extremes determined by a World Meteorological Organization...

A Nose by Any Other Name Would Sound the Same, Study Finds

ITHACA, NY, Sept. 13, 2016 – In a study that shatters a cornerstone concept in linguistics, an analysis of nearly two-thirds of the world’s...

Chemistry says Moon is proto-Earth’s mantle, relocated

Sept. 12, 2016 - Measurements of an element in Earth and Moon rocks have just disproved the leading hypotheses for the origin of the...

Stanford engineers develop the ‘potalyzer,’ a roadside saliva test for marijuana intoxication

September 8, 2016 - This November, several states will vote whether to legalize marijuana use, joining more than 20 states that already allow some...

Philae: Goodbye from Comet 67P (Video)

September 7, 2016 - Thank you all for being a part of the journey! From #CometLanding to #GoodbyePhilae. https://youtu.be/7ohHAjLIAq4

Kill Them with Cuteness: The Adorable Thing Bats Do to Catch Prey

September 7, 2016 - A Johns Hopkins University researcher noticed the bats he works with cocked their heads to the side, just like his...

Toxic air pollution nanoparticles discovered in the human brain may be possible cause of...

Sept. 7, 2016 - Tiny magnetic particles from air pollution have for the first time been discovered to be lodged in human brains– and...

Hubble discovers rare fossil relic of early Milky Way

September 7, 2016 - Terzan 5, 19 000 light-years from Earth, has been classified as a globular cluster for the forty-odd years since its...

American Academy of Pediatrics: Non-medical exemptions to immunizations should be eliminated

ELK GROVE, IL, September 5, 2016 - Most parents who are hesitant about vaccines are not opposed to immunizing their children, but rather are...

Philae found!

September 5, 2016 - Less than a month before the end of the mission, Rosetta’s high-resolution camera has revealed the Philae lander wedged into...

Jupiter’s North Pole Unlike Anything Encountered in Solar System

September 2, 2016 - NASA’s Juno spacecraft has sent back the first-ever images of Jupiter’s north pole, taken during the spacecraft’s first flyby of...

How segregationists sold their message on US television

August 31, 2016 - The effective use of national television broadcasts by white segregationists during the civil rights movement could provide valuable insights into...

Study finds shark fins & meat contain high levels of neurotoxins linked to Alzheimer’s...

MIAMI, Aug. 29, 2016 - In a new study, University of Miami (UM) scientists found high concentrations of toxins linked to neurodegenerative diseases in...

Showing Toxic Algal Blooms’ True Colors

August 29, 2016 - Explosive growth of cyanobacteria, also called blue-green algae, is nothing new. In fact, such cyanobacteria probably produced the original oxygen...