Sci/Tech

The Life Cycle of a Flood Revealed

October 21, 2016 - A NASA analysis of a 2015 Texas flood is the first to document the full life cycle and impacts of...

World’s oldest tree species resistant to mountain pine beetle

LOGAN, Utah, October 20 2016 – Scientists have discovered that Great Basin bristlecone pine, which has the longest lifespan of any non-clonal organism worldwide,...

At the Jersey shore, signs of a comet, and a climate crisis

Oct. 13, 2016 - In a new study, scientists say they have found evidence along the New Jersey coast that an extraterrestrial object hit...

Hubble reveals observable universe contains ten times more galaxies than previously thought

October 13, 2016 - Astronomers using data from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescopes and other telescopes have performed an accurate census of the number...

Analysis of fossilized Antarctic bird’s ‘voice box’ suggests dinosaurs couldn’t sing

October 13, 2016 - Birds are direct descendants of dinosaurs and considered "living dinosaurs" by scientists. "This finding helps explain why no such organ has...

How this Martian moon became the ‘Death Star’

October 12, 2016 - Mars’ largest moon Phobos has captured public imagination and been shrouded in mystery for decades. But numerical simulations recently conducted...

Megadrought Risks in Southwest Soar as Atmosphere Warms

ITHACA, NY, Oct. 10, 2016 - As a consequence of a warming Earth, the risk of a megadrought – one that lasts more than...

PTSD has its roots in very real, physical processes within the brain – and...

ANN ARBOR, Mich. Oct. 7, 2016— For decades, neuroscientists and physicians have tried to get to the bottom of the age-old mystery of post-traumatic...

High number of pesticides within colonies linked to honey bee deaths

Oct. 7, 2016 - Honey bee colonies in the United States have been dying at high rates for over a decade, and agricultural pesticides--including...

Maximum Human Lifespan Has Already Been Reached, Einstein Researchers Conclude

BRONX, NY, Oct. 5, 2016 - A study published online today in Nature by Albert Einstein College of Medicine scientists suggests that it may...

New Evidence Shifts the Timeline Back for Human Arrival in the Americas

October 3, 2016 - Ancient artifacts found at an archeological site in Argentina suggest that humans occupied South America earlier than previously thought. Approximately 13,000...

Deepwater Horizon oil spill impacted bluefin tuna spawning habitat in Gulf of Mexico, Stanford...

October 3, 2016 - The Deepwater Horizon oil spill was one of the largest environmental disasters in history, releasing roughly 4 million barrels of...

Solar cycle not to blame for warming

LONDON, Sept. 26, 2016 - European scientists have dug deep to dismiss once again the old argument that climate change might be a consequence...

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...