Sci/Tech

New map details threat of Zika across Europe, US

LAWRENCE, KS, Aug. 10, 2016 - With Zika sparking anxiety at the Summer Olympic Games in Brazil, and now being transmitted in Florida through...

1967 solar storm nearly took US to brink of war

WASHINGTON, DC, Aug. 9, 2016 -- A solar storm that jammed radar and radio communications at the height of the Cold War could have...

Cancer-causing chemical in drinking water traced to fire-fighting foam

Aug. 9, 2016 - Fire-fighting foam containing highly fluorinated chemicals is contaminating drinking water supplies around many of the nation’s military bases, airports and...

Sunflowers move by the clock

Aug. 5, 2016 - It's summertime, and the fields of Yolo County are filled with ranks of sunflowers, dutifully watching the rising sun. At...

Team led by SF State astronomer catalogs most likely ‘second-Earth’ candidates

Aug. 3, 2016 - Looking for another Earth? An international team of researchers has pinpointed which of the more than 4,000 exoplanets discovered by NASA's...

Solar eruption larger than Earth

August 1, 2016 - A gigantic ribbon of hot gas bursts upwards from the Sun, guided by a giant loop of invisible magnetism. This remarkable...

New fossil evidence supports theory that first mass extinction engineered by early animals

July 31, 2016 - Newly discovered fossil evidence from Namibia strengthens the proposition that the world's first mass extinction was caused by "ecosystem engineers" -...

ORNL-led study analyzes electric grid vulnerabilities in extreme weather areas

OAK RIDGE, Tenn., July 29, 2016 - Climate and energy scientists at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory have developed a new...