Sci/Tech

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...

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...