Sci/Tech

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,...

Climate change glossary – understanding global warming from A to Z

Feb. 27, 2017 - Even as we shake our heads over the changing weather, or moan about the fumes belched from the vehicles in...

New footage shows huge crack in Larsen C Ice Shelf (VIDEO)

Feb. 23, 2017 - British Antarctic Survey (BAS) recently captured this video footage of a huge crack in the Larsen C Ice Shelf, on...

NASA Telescope Reveals Largest Batch of Earth-Size, Habitable-Zone Planets Around Single Star

February 22, 2017 - NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has revealed the first known system of seven Earth-size planets around a single star. Three of...

New Report Details Accomplishments of U.S. Global Change Research Program

WASHINGTON, Feb. 21, 2017 – The U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) has made significant accomplishments to advance the science of global environmental change...

New Western Monarch and Milkweed Website Launched

PORTLAND, Ore., February 21, 2017---The monarch, one of the best known and most beloved butterflies in North America, faces an uncertain future. Loss of...

Over time, nuisance flooding can cost more than extreme, infrequent events

Irvine, Calif., Feb. 21, 2017 – Global climate change is being felt in many coastal communities of the United States, not always in the...

USGS: Predicting Postfire Debris Flows Saves Lives

February 21, 2017 - When wildfires spread and scorch the earth, people like Penny Luehring have to act fast. Secondary impacts such as debris...

Harvests in the US to suffer from climate change

Feb. 20, 2017 - Some of the most important crops risk substantial damage from rising temperatures. To better assess how climate change caused by...

Bee decline threatens US crop production

Feb. 20, 2017 - The first-ever study to map U.S. wild bees suggests they are disappearing in the country's most important farmlands -- from...

Scarcity of Resources Led to Violence in Prehistoric Central California

Feb. 17, 2017 - A longtime Cal Poly Pomona anthropology professor who studies violence among prehistoric people in California has been published in a...