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amateur astronomer s data helps scientists discover a new exoplanet Amateur Astronomer's Data Helps Scientists Discover a New Exoplanet
ASTRO WATCH One of the candidates previously found by the Kourovka Planet Search (KPS) project turned out to be the... 1 hour
Scholar: Dumping fossil fuels by 2050 needed to save climate
PHYS.ORG Getting rid of fossil fuels by mid-century and making the switch to large-scale renewable energy sources and nuclear power offers the best chance of meeting the climate change... 21 hours
a new map for a birthplace of stars A New Map for a Birthplace of Stars
ASTRO WATCH A Yale-led research group has created the most detailed maps yet of a vast seedbed of stars similar to Earth’s... 1 day
a bolt of insight researchers make breakthrough in understanding rare lightning triggered gamma rays A Bolt of Insight: Researchers Make Breakthrough in Understanding Rare Lightning-Triggered Gamma-Rays
ASTRO WATCH In the western Utah desert, the Telescope Array sprawls across an area the size of New York City, waiting for cosmic rays. The facility... 1 day
New NASA Chief Bridenstine Says Humans Contribute to Climate Change 'in a Major Way'
SPACE.COM NASA's new administrator, Jim Bridenstine, said that he knows Earth's climate is changing, and that humans contribute to it "in... 1 day
What is Solar Wind?
SPACE.COM Solar wind is a constant stream of plasma and particles emanating from the sun. 2 days
Monitoring of tropical trees in face of climate change
SCIENCE DAILY Experts have challenged the principle that tropical ecosystems are aseasonal -- after discovering regular cycles in fruiting, flowering and leafing in such climates. 2 days
Congressman Blames Sea Level Rise on Falling Rocks, Is Very Wrong
LIVE SCIENCE No, "erosion" is not to blame for the alarming trends in global sea level rise. 2 days
What bacteria can teach us about combating atrazine contamination
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers are interested in harnessing the bacterial ability to degrade atrazine in order to remediate atrazine-polluted environments. They now describe previously unknown proteins involved in atrazine degradation. 2 days
New Zealand's secret recipe for active school travel: The neighborhood built environment
SCIENCE DAILY Increased rates of active travel (e.g., walking or cycling) to school in New Zealand children and youth were associated with shorter distances to school,... 2 days
Virtual-reality testing ground for drones
SCIENCE DAILY Engineers have developed a new virtual-reality training system for drones that enables a vehicle to 'see' a rich, virtual environment while flying in an empty physical space. The system, which the team has dubbed 'Flight Goggles,' could significantly... 2 days
Autonomous glider can fly like an albatross, cruise like a sailboat
SCIENCE DAILY Engineers have designed a robotic glider that can skim along the water's surface, riding the wind like an albatross while also surfing the waves like a... 2 days
Observation of the quantum valley Hall state in ballistic graphene superlattices
Science Magazine In graphene superlattices, bulk topological currents can lead to long-range charge-neutral flow and nonlocal resistance near Dirac points. A ballistic version of these phenomena has never... 2 days
Climate change broadens threat of emerald ash borer
SCIENCE DAILY More Canadian cities will experience damage from the emerald ash borer than previously thought. As a result of climate change and fewer days of extreme cold, the beetle may eat its way... 2 days
Prosecutors in Poland probe sewage dump into Baltic bay
ABC NEWS Prosecutors on Poland's Baltic coast have opened a probe into potential damage to the environment of the Bay of Gdansk after the sewage system in this coast city malfunctioned and... 2 days
Researchers operate lab-grown heart cells by remote control
PHYS.ORG Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine and their collaborators have developed a technique that allows them to speed up or slow down human heart cells growing in a... 2 days
NASA satellite reveals a more prganized Tropical Cyclone Sagar?
PHYS.ORG Tropical Cyclone Sagar, formerly known as 01A, appeared more organized on satellite imagery and has strengthened since May 17. NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite captured a visible light image of the... 2 days
Top stories: HPV vaccine debate, 2000-year-old pollution, and a lawmaker’s views on sea level rise
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Asian tiger mosquito on the move
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have compared the ecological niches of the Asian tiger mosquito and the yellow fever mosquito, both of which transmit infectious diseases, on various continents. The invasion time span plays an important role in their expansion... 2 days
Weather Delays Private Rocket Launch of NASA Cargo to Space Station
SPACE.COM NASA and Orbital ATK have postponed this weekend's planned launch of a cargo ship bound for the International Space Station by 24 hours, with the liftoff... 2 days
Ghostly 'Lightning' Waves Discovered Inside a Nuclear Reactor
LIVE SCIENCE Whistler waves are normally produced in the atmosphere by lightning. They could help protect nuclear fusion reactors from runaway electrons. 2 days
Scott Pruitt's approach to pollution control will make the air dirtier and Americans less healthy
PHYS.ORG Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt's ethical lapses and extravagant spending habits have distracted the public from what... 2 days
Explaining the history of Australia's vegetation
SCIENCE DAILY New research has uncovered the history of when and why the native vegetation that today dominates much of Australia first expanded across the continent. 2 days
Live, precise recording of grid voltage and load currents
PHYS.ORG Researchers of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) have developed a novel monitoring and analysis tool for electrical power grids: The EDR – Electrical Data Recorder continuously scans grid voltage and... 2 days
Why the EPA's 'secret science' proposal alarms public health experts
PHYS.ORG Later this month, the EPA could finalize a controversial rule to limit what scientific research the agency can use in writing environmental regulations. 2 days
Consumers quickly learn what environmentally friendly looks like
PHYS.ORG You can't judge a book by its cover, goes the saying. Yet, that's exactly what people do, according to new research from Stanford mechanical engineer Erin MacDonald and visiting researcher Ping Du.... 2 days
Classifying frog calls for fighting climate change
PHYS.ORG The sounds of amphibians are altered by the increase in ambient temperature, which, in addition to interfering with reproductive behaviour, serves as an indicator of global warming. Researchers at the University of Seville have... 2 days
Can we get 100 percent of our energy from renewable sources?
PHYS.ORG Is there enough space for all the wind turbines and solar panels to provide all our energy needs? What happens when the sun doesn't shine and... 2 days
Alternatives to lead hunting shot pose their own hazards
PHYS.ORG Hunting with lead shot is highly restricted or entirely banned in many countries due to the danger of poisoning birds and environment. However, alternative ammunition is not without its own... 2 days
Only 1 pct of Japan's biggest coral reef healthy: survey
PHYS.ORG Japan's biggest coral reef has not recovered from bleaching due to rising sea temperatures, with only one percent of the reef in a healthy condition, according to a... 2 days
Light coats of gritty ash fall near erupting Hawaii volcano
PHYS.ORG Authorities handed out ash around 2,000 masks for protection as people living near Hawaii's Kilauea volcano braced for pulverized rock, glass and crystal to rain down on them... 2 days
New catalyst upgrades greenhouse gas into renewable hydrocarbons
SCIENCE DAILY Engineers have designed a most efficient and stable process for converting climate-warming carbon dioxide into a key chemical building block for plastics -- all powered using renewable electricity. 3 days
Detecting the shape of laser pulses
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have developed a method to measure the shape of laser pulses in ambient air. Unlike conventional strategies, it is does not require a vacuum environment and can be applied to laser beams of different wavelengths... 3 days
The survival of sea birds affected by ocean cycles
SCIENCE DAILY In a general context of climate change, researchers have revealed the impact of ocean cycles, such as the Pacific decadal oscillation and El Niño, on the survival of the Nazca... 3 days
That NASA climate science program Trump axed? House lawmakers just moved to restore it.
Science Magazine House spending panel adds $10 for climate monitoring program 3 days
Limiting warming to 1.5 degree C would save majority of global species from climate change
SCIENCE DAILY New research finds that limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees C would save the majority of the world's... 3 days
Kilauea Spews Boulders in 5-Mile-High Eruption
LIVE SCIENCE An explosion at Kilauea volcano's summit spawned chunky boulders and a tremendous volcanic cloud that reached as high as commercial airplanes fly — about 30,000 feet (5.6 miles, or 9.1 kilometers) above sea level — early... 3 days
Keeping global warming to 1.5 degrees C helps most species hold their ground
SCIENCE-NEWS Holding global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius by 2100 could help protect tens of thousands of insect, plant and vertebrate species. 3 days
Worldwide emergence of resistance to antifungal drugs challenges human health and food security
Science Magazine The recent rate of emergence of pathogenic fungi that are resistant to the limited number of commonly used antifungal agents is unprecedented.... 3 days
Prospects for harnessing biocide resistance for bioremediation and detoxification
Science Magazine Prokaryotes in natural environments respond rapidly to high concentrations of chemicals and physical stresses. Exposure to anthropogenic toxic substances—such as oil, chlorinated solvents, or antibiotics—favors the evolution of resistant phenotypes,... 3 days
The projected effect on insects, vertebrates, and plants of limiting global warming to 1.5{degrees}C rather than 2{degrees}C
Science Magazine In the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, the United Nations is pursuing efforts to... 3 days
Notch ligand Dll1 mediates cross-talk between mammary stem cells and the macrophageal niche
Science Magazine The stem cell niche is a specialized environment that dictates stem cell function during development and homeostasis. Here, we show that Dll1,... 3 days
Limiting warming to 1.5 degree C would save majority of global species from climate change
PHYS.ORG Limiting global warming to 1.5oC would save the vast majority of the world's plant and animal species from... 3 days
Biodiversity suffers as climate warms
PHYS.ORG A simplified ecological landscape—with significant biodiversity loss—might be the outcome if a global temperature increase cannot be restricted to 1.5 degrees C above historical pre-industrial levels. 3 days
Climate change broadens threat of emerald ash borer
PHYS.ORG More Canadian cities will experience damage from the emerald ash borer than previously thought. As a result of climate change and fewer days of extreme cold, the beetle may eat its way... 3 days
scientists use dorset uk as model to help find traces of life on mars Scientists Use Dorset, UK, as Model to Help Find Traces of Life on Mars
ASTRO WATCH By studying streams on the UK coast, experts... 3 days
Functional films made of environmentally friendly clay minerals and dyes
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have created a transparent hybrid film that combines natural clay minerals and dyes into a material that changes color in response to environmental humidity. The color change... 3 days
Marine animals have been following their preferred climate for millions of years
SCIENCE DAILY Current global warming has far-reaching ecological consequences, also for the Earth's oceans. Many marine organisms are reacting by migrating towards the poles. Researchers have... 3 days
No, Octopuses Don't Come From Outer Space
LIVE SCIENCE Scientists are skeptical of a new paper that suggests frozen octopus eggs rode a meteor to Earth 540 million years ago. 3 days
Team makes breakthrough in understanding rare lightning-triggered gamma-rays
PHYS.ORG In the western Utah desert, the Telescope Array sprawls across an area the size of New York City, waiting for cosmic rays. The facility detects the high-energy particles that collide with Earth's... 3 days
Republican lawmaker: Rocks tumbling into ocean causing sea level rise
Science Magazine Climate scientist tries to correct false statements at hearing 3 days
New study could improve monitoring of tropical trees in face of climate change
PHYS.ORG Experts have challenged the principle that tropical ecosystems are aseasonal – after discovering regular cycles in fruiting, flowering and leafing in such... 3 days
Securing the UK's natural carbon storage
PHYS.ORG The UK's spectacular scenery attracts millions of visitors from around the world. Iconic heath, peatland and sea lochs don't just look beautiful though. They are shaped by the changing climate. 3 days
Newly discovered protein operated in earliest organisms
PHYS.ORG Life on Earth depends on photosynthetic carbon dioxide (CO2) fixation to form organic carbon. Plants take atmospheric CO2 and transform it into organic molecules such as glucose. This process evolved in cyanobacteria and was... 3 days
How China will reduce its carbon impact
PHYS.ORG Ron Yuang, Ph.D. candidate from the Institute of Environmental Sciences investigated the impact of the renewable energy, expansion on China's carbon emission. On 17 May, she will defend her thesis. China is investing heavily... 3 days
We aren't doing enough to protect prisoners during natural disasters
PHYS.ORG The intensity of recent hurricanes and the damage they have caused in America have garnered lots of national news coverage. After Hurricane Katrina, it became evident how a... 3 days
Climate-threatened animals unable to relocate
SCIENCE DAILY Many of the European mammals whose habitat is being destroyed by climate change are not able to find new places to live elsewhere. 3 days
Veterinary professor says ticks, fleas and mosquitoes not just a seasonal problem
PHYS.ORG Warmer weather is upon us and pet owners tend to think about tick and flea control for their dogs and cats. But according to... 3 days
Protecting forests and people from tropical storms
PHYS.ORG Natural disasters are becoming more frequent and extreme. I witnessed this myself when I travelled to Nicaragua, on behalf of Fauna & Flora International (FFI), last year. A few weeks before my trip a... 3 days
Critically endangered South American forests were planted by ancient peoples
SCIENCE DAILY Critically endangered South American forests thought to be the result of climate change were actually spread by ancient communities, archaeologists have found. 3 days
On This Day In Space! May 17, 1974: NASA Launches 1st Synchronous Meteorological Satellite
SPACE.COM On May 17, 1974, NASA launched the first Synchronous Meteorological Satellite, SMS-1, the first satellite designed to monitor meteorological conditions... 3 days
The survival of sea birds affected by ocean cycles
PHYS.ORG In a general context of climate change, researchers at the Centre d'écologie fonctionnelle et évolutive (CNRS/Université de Montpellier/Université Paul Valery/EPHE-PSL) and their international partners revealed the impact of ocean cycles,... 3 days
Detecting the shape of laser pulses
PHYS.ORG A team of researchers at the Center for Relativistic Laser Science, within the Institute for Basic Science (IBS) have developed a method to measure the shape of laser pulses in ambient air. Unlike conventional strategies, it... 3 days
Explaining the history of Australia's vegetation
PHYS.ORG University of Adelaide-led research has uncovered the history of when and why the native vegetation that today dominates much of Australia first expanded across the continent. 3 days
Marine animals have been following their preferred climate for millions of years
PHYS.ORG Current global warming has far-reaching ecological consequences for the Earth's oceans. Many marine organisms are reacting by migrating toward the poles. Researchers at Geozentrum... 3 days
Apatite-type materials without interstitial oxygens show high oxide-ion conductivity by overbonding
PHYS.ORG Scientists at Tokyo Institute of Technology and collaborators have shown the overbonding of channel oxygens in La-rich apatite-type lanthanum silicates, rather than the presence of the... 3 days
Functional films made of environmentally friendly clay minerals and dyes
PHYS.ORG Researchers from Tokyo Metropolitan University and Shimane University have created a transparent hybrid film that combines natural clay minerals and dyes into a material that changes color in... 3 days
Critically endangered South American forests were man made
PHYS.ORG Critically endangered South American forests thought to be the result of climate change were actually spread by ancient communities, archaeologists have found. 3 days
Antarctica tourism regulation urgent for environment: summit
PHYS.ORG Tourism regulation in Antarctica has become an urgent matter due to environmental threats, officials from the 53 member countries of the Antarctic Treaty warned at their annual meeting, held this week in Buenos Aires. 3 days
Climate-threatened animals unable to relocate
PHYS.ORG Many of the European mammals whose habitat is being destroyed by climate change are not able to find new places to live elsewhere. 3 days
Climate change impacts fragile river ecosystems
SCIENCE DAILY Research undertaken in South Africa's Kruger National Park (KNP) has shown that some of the world's most sensitive and valuable riverine habitats are being destroyed due to an increasing frequency of cyclone-driven extreme floods. 4 days
Climate change in Quebec equals a much greater diversity of species???
SCIENCE DAILY A team of researchers believe that, paradoxically, climate change may result in Quebec's national and provincial parks becoming biodiversity refuges of continental importance as the variety... 4 days
China's program 'riskiest environmental project in history,' researcher warns
SCIENCE DAILY A global expert on infrastructure says that China's plan to crisscross half of the Earth with massive transportation and energy projects is environmentally the riskiest venture ever undertaken. 4 days
European wind energy generation potential in a 1.5 degree C warmer world
PHYS.ORG The UK and large parts of northern Europe could become windier if global temperatures reach 1.5 degrees C above pre-industrial levels, according to a... 4 days
Scientists predict how 686 marine species' habitats may shift in response to warming seas
SCIENCE DAILY New predictions reveal how global warming may shift the geographic distribution of 686 marine species that inhabit North America's Atlantic... 4 days
Climate change = a much greater diversity of species + a need to rethink conservation paradigms
PHYS.ORG A team of researchers believe that, paradoxically, climate change may result in Quebec's national and provincial... 4 days
Climate change impacts fragile river ecosystems
PHYS.ORG Boulder, Colo., USA: Research undertaken in South Africa's Kruger National Park (KNP) has shown that some of the world's most sensitive and valuable riverine habitats are being destroyed due to an increasing frequency of cyclone-driven extreme... 4 days
Satellite study finds major shifts in global freshwater
PHYS.ORG VIDEO A new global, satellite-based study of Earth's freshwater distribution found that Earth's wet areas are getting wetter, while dry areas are getting drier. The data suggest that this pattern is due to... 4 days
Self-driving car has taken a leap towards automatic 24/7 driving
SCIENCE DAILY VTT's robot car, Marilyn, sees better than humans in foggy, and even snowy, conditions, and can now navigate without stopping -- including in bad weather. It can also... 4 days
Major shifts in global freshwater
SCIENCE DAILY A new global, satellite-based study of Earth's freshwater found that Earth's wet areas are getting wetter, while dry areas are getting drier. The data suggest this pattern is due to many factors, including human water management practices, human-caused... 4 days
Uncertainty in long-run economic growth likely points toward greater emissions, climate change costs
SCIENCE DAILY A challenge in estimating the extent and cost of damages from climate change over the next 100 years is developing forecasts of... 4 days
China’s moon mission will probe cosmic dark ages
Science Magazine Radio quiet environment near the moon will help Dutch-Chinese experiment explore time before the first stars. 4 days
Climate change to shift many fish species north, disrupting fisheries
PHYS.ORG Climate change will force hundreds of ocean fish and invertebrate species, including some of the most economically important to the United States, to move northward, disrupting fisheries in... 4 days
Emissions of banned ozone-eating chemical somehow are rising
PHYS.ORG Something strange is happening with a now-banned chemical that eats away at Earth's protective ozone layer: Scientists say there's more of it—not less—going into the atmosphere and they don't know where it... 4 days
the deep blue sea by satellite The Deep Blue Sea – By Satellite
SPACE NEWS The modern ship is always in touch. It navigates by GPS, just as you do. Satellites carry email, voice calls, weather forecasts... 4 days
Climate change should help Midwest corn production through 2050
PHYS.ORG Climate change and global warming put some forms of life at risk, but researchers found one instance that might not feel the heat—corn. 4 days
First measurement of subatomic particle's mechanical property reveals distribution of pressure inside proton
PHYS.ORG Inside every proton in every atom in the universe is a pressure cooker environment that surpasses the atom-crushing heart of a neutron... 4 days
Traditional knowledge sheds light on changing East Greenland climate and polar bear hunt
SCIENCE DAILY Inuit polar bear hunters in East Greenland report changes to their subsistence hunting patterns as well as polar bear distribution and behavior... 4 days
Climate change should help Midwest corn production through 2050
SCIENCE DAILY Contrary to previous analyses, research shows that projected changes in temperature and humidity will not lead to greater water use in corn. This means that while changes in temperatures and... 4 days
Global 2 degrees C rise doubles population exposed to multiple climate risks compared to 1.5 degrees C
SCIENCE DAILY New research identifying climate vulnerability hotspots has found that the number of people affected... 4 days
Supercomputers and space-based laser to help predict extreme weather events
PHYS.ORG From droughts and forest fires to floods and big freezes, extreme weather events are on the rise. But to what extent are these linked to climate change? Just... 4 days
Scientists develop method to tweak tiny 'antennae' on cells
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists say they have found a fast way to manipulate a cell's cilia, the tiny, fingerlike protrusions that 'feel' and sense their microscopic environment. The experiments, performed in mouse cells,... 4 days
Forest loss in one part of US can harm trees on the opposite coast
SCIENCE DAILY If a whole forest disappears, new research shows, this has ricocheting effects in the atmosphere that affect vegetation on the... 4 days
A warm spring and early summer improve the nesting success of northern songbirds
PHYS.ORG A recent study based on long-term Finnish monitoring data indicates that small birds produce more offspring after warm springs and summers. Cold... 4 days
Airthinx IAQ Device receives Top Product of the Year Award
NEWS MEDICAL Airthinx, Inc., a provider of smart sensor air quality (IAQ) technology for healthy indoor spaces, today announced that the signature Airthinx IAQ Device received a Top Product of... 4 days
Global 2 degrees C rise doubles population exposed to multiple climate risks compared to 1.5 degrees C
PHYS.ORG New research identifying climate vulnerability hotspots has found that the number of people affected... 4 days
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ESA Human and robotic exploration image of the week: The Orion spacecraft’s solar wings are deployed after mechanical environmental testing 4 days
Willow flycatchers, already an endangered species, also imperiled by climate change
PHYS.ORG The southwestern willow flycatcher is facing serious environmental challenges. 4 days
Fossil record reveals changes in Earth's movement and rotation
PHYS.ORG Professor James Crampton from Victoria University's School of Geography, Environment, and Earth Sciences worked with a research team from GNS Science and the Universities of Wisconsin, California Riverside, and Chicago... 4 days
Radical closed-wing aircraft design could see greener skies take flight
PHYS.ORG Aviation is one of the most environmentally harmful forms of transportation, accounting for 3% of all EU greenhouse gas emissions. But new aircraft designs inspired by the work... 4 days
Satellite study finds major shifts in global freshwater
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How high can seas rise? On a tropical isle, the answers are not always obvious
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Tiny satellite's first global map of ice clouds
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Review of common construction practice finds environmental contamination, need for improved oversight and monitoring
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Liquid crystals self-regulate the release of drugs in precise, repeating doses with simple nudge from their environment
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New Zealand's glaciers are shrinking
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Spinning science: multi-use Variable-g platform arrives at the ISS
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The EPA says burning wood to generate power is 'carbon-neutral.' Is that true?
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Measuring snow persistence can help predict streamflow
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Surviving the inferno of entry, descent and landing
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Waves similar to those controlling weather on Earth have now been found on the Sun
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