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Colorful Clouds on Jupiter by Juno
SPACE.COM During Juno's seventh of 37 expected orbits, JunoCam captured this fantastical image showing many details of Jupiter's atmosphere. 7 hours
Combined effect of genetic change and ozone exposure could increase risk for autism
NEWS MEDICAL A new analysis shows that individuals with high levels of genetic variation and elevated exposure to ozone in the environment are at an even higher risk... 2 days
Mars rover Opportunity on walkabout near rim
PHYS.ORG NASA's senior Mars rover, Opportunity, is examining rocks at the edge of Endeavour Crater for signs that they may have been either transported by a flood or eroded in place by wind. 2 days
NASA adds up Tropical Storm Cindy's rainfall
PHYS.ORG Tropical storm Cindy was downgraded to a tropical depression after moving onshore near the Texas and Louisiana Border on Thursday June 22, 2017 and bringing a lot of rain with it. That rainfall was... 2 days
magnetic memories of a metal world Magnetic Memories of a Metal World
ASTRO WATCH Research deciphering the hidden magnetic messages encoded in a rare group of meteorites has helped secure nearly half a billion dollars of NASA funding... 2 days
Genes, ozone, and autism
SCIENCE DAILY Exposure to ozone in the environment puts individuals with high levels of genetic variation at an even higher risk for developing autism than would be expected just by adding the two risk factors together, a new analysis shows. The study... 2 days
Researchers Solve Millennia-Old Mystery of ‘Bright Nights’
SCI-NEWS.COM Dating back to the first century CE, philosophers, scientists, and reporters have noted the occasional occurrence of the phenomena known as ‘bright... 2 days
Electronic structure of aqueous solutions: Bridging the gap between theory and experiments
Science Magazine Predicting the electronic properties of aqueous liquids has been a long-standing challenge for quantum mechanical methods. However, it is a crucial step in understanding... 2 days
Why 'Greener' Gas-Powered Vehicles Aren't As Clean As You Think
LIVE SCIENCE So called "cleaner" gas-powered cars still emit pollutants that eventually turn into harmful particulate matter in the atmosphere, new research shows. 2 days
Plants sacrifice 'daughters' to survive chilly weather
SCIENCE DAILY Plants adopt different strategies to survive the changing temperatures of their natural environments. This is most evident in temperate regions where forest trees shed their leaves to conserve energy during the cold season. In... 2 days
Team launches 'comb and copter' system to map atmospheric gases
PHYS.ORG Researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the University of Colorado Boulder have demonstrated a new mobile, ground-based system that could scan and map... 2 days
Bid for environmental rights pact to kick off in Paris
PHYS.ORG Politicians, legal experts and activists will launch a campaign in Paris on Saturday for a global pact to protect the human right to a clean, healthy environment. 2 days
Fungal toxins easily become airborne, creating potential indoor health risk
PHYS.ORG Toxins produced by three different species of fungus growing indoors on wallpaper may become aerosolized, and easily inhaled. The findings, which likely have implications for "sick building syndrome,"... 2 days
Infectious disease experts examine how quickly Lyme disease symptoms resolve in children
NEWS MEDICAL For many Americans, the warmer weather of summer means more time spent outside: More gardening and yard work, more hikes in the woods, more... 2 days
Dune ecosystem modelling
PHYS.ORG Acacia longifolia, which is native to Australia, is a species which was cultivated in Portugal primarily to stabilize dunes and as an ornamental plant; now it has spread out uncontrollably in Portugal and into many ecosystems around the world. This... 2 days
Equipping form with function
PHYS.ORG Common toys such as steerable cars or waving wind-up figures are available as 3D-printable models, which also contain their mechanical components. However, these mechanical structures are optimized to fit exactly one particular shape of the toy. If designers want to... 2 days
Meteorite mystery solved with research on high pressure
SCIENCE DAILY A research group has found a long-sought explanation for the apparent contradictions implicit in the composition of lunar and Martian meteorites. They were able to demonstrate how meteorites could contain within narrow... 2 days
Scientists work to develop heat-resistant 'cow of the future'
SCIENCE DAILY More than half the cattle in the world live in hot and humid environments, including about 40 percent of beef cows in the United States. By using genomic tools, researchers... 2 days
Tipping points are real: Gradual changes in CO2 levels can induce abrupt climate changes
SCIENCE DAILY During the last glacial period, within only a few decades the influence of atmospheric CO2 on the North Atlantic circulation... 2 days
Tropical viruses: Coming soon to Europe?
SCIENCE DAILY The mosquito-borne viral disease Chikungunya is usually found in tropical areas. Researchers have now discovered how climate change is facilitating the spread of the Chikungunya virus. Even if climate change only progresses moderately – as scientists... 2 days
Plants sacrifice 'daughters' to survive chilly weather
PHYS.ORG Plants adopt different strategies to survive the changing temperatures of their natural environments. This is most evident in temperate regions where forest trees shed their leaves to conserve energy during the cold season. In... 2 days
Technological innovation 'trumps' politics
PHYS.ORG Technological innovation, often induced by national and sub-national policies, is a key driver of global climate and energy policy ambition and action. Donald Trump's decision to pull out of the Paris Agreement will hardly affect this trend. 2 days
Treading the Fine Line Between Climate Talk and Alarmism (Op-Ed)
LIVE SCIENCE Climate scientist Sarah Myhre talks about the impossible bind between being an alarmist and communicating the alarming science of global warming. 2 days
Research investigates causes of sea level falls in Dead Sea
PHYS.ORG The causes of falling sea levels in the Dead Sea, which have significant impacts on the environment and the economy, are to be investigated in new research led... 2 days
Total solar eclipse casts spotlight on rural Oregon town
PHYS.ORG Just before sunrise, there's typically nothing atop Round Butte but the whistle of the wind and a panoramic view of Oregon's second-highest peak glowing pink in the faint light. 2 days
The biology of uterine fluid: How it informs the fetus of mom's world
SCIENCE DAILY A developing fetus bathes in a mixture of cellular secretions and proteins unique to its mother's uterus. Before fertilization, the pH of... 3 days
NASA Eyes Close-Up Mission to Uranus, Neptune
SPACE.COM New NASA mission ideas would investigate the gassy environments of Uranus and Neptune, two planets on the edge of the solar system that spacecraft have visited only once. 3 days
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Quantum thermometer or optical refrigerator?
PHYS.ORG In an arranged marriage of optics and mechanics, physicists have created microscopic structural beams that have a variety of powerful uses when light strikes them. Able to operate in ordinary, room-temperature environments, yet exploiting some of the deepest... 3 days
On the generation of solar spicules and Alfvenic waves
Science Magazine In the lower solar atmosphere, the chromosphere is permeated by jets known as spicules, in which plasma is propelled at speeds of 50 to 150 kilometers per second into the... 3 days
Cold-Blooded Mummy: How India's Hot Weather Preserved a Reptile
LIVE SCIENCE A thirsty chameleon that perished during its desperate search for water may no longer be of this world, but its mummy — naturally preserved by India's hot, tropical climate —... 3 days
NASA's infrared and radar eyes in space cast on Tropical Storm Cindy
PHYS.ORG NASA's Aqua satellite analyzed Tropical Storm Cindy in infrared light to identify areas of strongest storms and the Global Precipitation Measurement mission or GPM... 3 days
Holey pattern boosts coherence of nanomechanical membrane vibrations
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have introduced a new type of nanomechanical resonator, in which a pattern of holes localizes vibrations to a small region in a 30 nm thick membrane. The pattern dramatically suppresses coupling... 3 days
Holey pattern boosts coherence of nanomechanical membrane vibrations
PHYS.ORG Researchers at the Niels Bohr Institute have introduced a new type of nanomechanical resonator, in which a pattern of holes localizes vibrations to a small region in a 30 nm thick membrane.... 3 days
Newly identified protection mechanism serves as first responder to cellular stress
SCIENCE DAILY A new type of rapid-response defense mechanism has been discovered that helps protect cells from environmental stress while giving slower, well-known protection systems time to act. 3 days
Urban agriculture only provides small environmental benefits in northeastern US
SCIENCE DAILY 'Buy local' sounds like a great environmental slogan, epitomized for city dwellers by urban agriculture. But when it comes to growing fruits and vegetables in vacant lots and... 3 days
Charting a better future for Africa
MIT Kenneth Strzepek applies models to help decision makers advance food security and sustainable development in a climate-compromised continent. 3 days
Magnetic memories of a metal world
PHYS.ORG 4.5 billion years ago in the violent, high-speed environment of the early solar system, a protoplanet roughly the size of Mars was involved in a series of fierce collisions with other large planetary bodies. 3 days
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ESA Speaking at the 52nd International Air and Space Show in Paris, ESA's Juha-Pekka Luntama explains what space weather is and why it's a potential hazard 3 days
The world's first 3-D printed reinforced concrete bridge starts to take shape
PHYS.ORG Today the Built Environment department's concrete printer starts printing the world's first 3-D printed reinforced, pre-stressed concrete bridge. The cycle bridge will be part... 3 days
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ESA Speaking at the 52nd International Air and Space Show in Paris, ESA's Juha-Pekka Luntama explains what space weather is and why it's a potential hazard 3 days
stormy with a chance of protons Stormy with a chance of protons
ESA Speaking at the 52nd International Air and Space Show in Paris, ESA's Juha-Pekka Luntama explains what space weather is and why it's a potential... 3 days
Chicken Sandwich Flight to Near-Space Delayed Again
SPACE.COM A high-altitude balloon flight that would have carried a chicken sandwich to the edge of space has been delayed again, due to wind conditions on the ground. 3 days
Student-built satellite aims to provide insight on effects of solar storms
PHYS.ORG This summer, astronauts on the International Space Station will launch a Penn State student-built satellite into orbit that will help learn more about space weather. 3 days
Older Fathers Have ‘Geekier’ Sons, Research Suggests
SCI-NEWS.COM New research published in the journal Translational Psychiatry suggests that sons of older dads are more intelligent, more focused on their interests... 3 days
Study demonstrates a better way to store renewable energy
PHYS.ORG In an effort to find better ways to store renewable energy, physicists at the University of Arkansas, in collaboration with a scientist at the Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology,... 3 days
Frequent hot summers in Europe/west Asia and northeast Asia after the mid-1990s
PHYS.ORG After the mid-1990s, the global surface temperature presented a significant warming trend. According to the World Meteorological Organization, the global mean surface temperature of... 3 days
Vegetation phenology variability based on Tibetan Plateau tree-ring data
PHYS.ORG In recent years, researchers have focused on how vegetation phenology on the Tibetan Plateau (TP), the Earth's largest surface area above 4000 m ASL, responds to rising temperatures. An increase... 3 days
Record UK rainfall in winter 2013-14 caused by tropics, stratosphere and climate warming
PHYS.ORG New research has revealed the causes of the UK's record rainfall and subsequent flooding during the 2013-14 winter. 3 days
Bolivian glacier samples ready for global ice archives
PHYS.ORG Scientists studying global warming recently climbed Bolivia's towering Mount Illimani and extracted samples of glacier ice packed with thousands of years of climate data. 3 days
Poland says primeval forest should not be UNESCO natural heritage site
PHYS.ORG Polish Environment Minister Jan Szyszko, whom green activists have criticised for allowing large-scale logging in the ancient Bialowieza forest, on Wednesday called for the vast woodland... 4 days
Oil, gas giants could waste trillions in a 2C world: report
PHYS.ORG Thirty percent of investments planned by oil and gas majors over the next decade could be wasted if the world economy retools to cap global warming... 4 days
New research leverages big data to predict severe weather
PHYS.ORG Every year, severe weather endangers millions of people and causes billions of dollars in damage worldwide. But new research from Penn State's College of Information Sciences and Technology (IST) and... 4 days
‘Bright night’ glowing sky mystery solved
Science Magazine Rare, high-altitude airglow can be brightened by weather patterns 4 days
New research leverages big data to predict severe weather
SCIENCE DAILY Every year, severe weather endangers millions of people and causes billions of dollars in damage worldwide. But new research has found a way to better predict some of these threats... 4 days
Warming temperatures threaten sea turtles
SCIENCE DAILY Warmer temperatures associated with climate change may lead to higher numbers of female sea turtles and increased nest failure, suggests a new report. 4 days
Role aerosols play in climate change unlocked by spectacular Icelandic volcanic eruption
SCIENCE DAILY A spectacular six-month Icelandic lava field eruption could provide the crucial key for scientists to unlock the role aerosols play in climate change, through... 4 days
British forest pumped full of CO2 to test tree absorption
REUTERS STAFFORD, England (Reuters) - Researchers at a British University have embarked on a decade-long experiment that... 4 days
NASA sees Tropical Storm Bret's finale
PHYS.ORG Tropical Storm Bret was weakening with NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite passed overhead on June 20, and within three hours of the overpass, Bret degenerated into a tropical wave. 4 days
Warming temperatures threaten sea turtles
PHYS.ORG The study by Dr Jacques-Olivier Laloë of the University's College of Science and published in the Global Change Biology journal, argues that warmer temperatures associated with climate change could lead to higher numbers of female sea turtles and... 4 days
Role aerosols play in climate change unlocked by spectacular Icelandic volcanic eruption
PHYS.ORG A spectacular six-month Icelandic lava field eruption could provide the crucial key for scientists to unlock the role aerosols play in climate change, through... 4 days
Accelerating rate of temperature rise in the Pyrenees
SCIENCE DAILY The Iberian Peninsula is undergoing climate change, with temperatures on the rise, and mountain ranges are not exempt from this trend. A team of scientists has analyzed regional climate series from the... 4 days
New antibody uses 1-2 punch to potentially treat blood cancers
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have developed a two-pronged approach to blood cancer treatment: 1) attacking cancer cells directly and/or 2) driving them from the nurturing bone marrow environment into the peripheral... 4 days
Scientists rescue samples of melting Bolivian glacier for posterity
REUTERS ILLIMANI MOUNTAIN, Bolivia (Reuters) - A team of international scientists are transporting samples of ice from a melting... 4 days
Ocean predicts future northwestern European and Arctic climate
SCIENCE DAILY There is a clear potential for practical and useful predictions of northwestern European and Arctic climate based on the state of the ocean, new research indicates. 4 days
Wave beams mix and stir the ocean to create climate
SCIENCE DAILY Waves deep within the ocean play an important role in establishing ocean circulation, arising when tidal currents oscillate over an uneven ocean bottom. The internal waves generated by... 4 days
New sensors could enable more affordable detection of pollution, diseases
SCIENCE DAILY When it comes to testing for cancer, environmental pollution and food contaminants, traditional sensors can help. The challenges are that they often are bulky, expensive, non-intuitive and complicated.... 4 days
New sensors could enable more affordable detection of pollution and diseases
PHYS.ORG When it comes to testing for cancer, environmental pollution and food contaminants, traditional sensors can help. The challenges are that they often are bulky, expensive, non-intuitive... 4 days
Accelerating rate of temperature rise in the Pyrenees
PHYS.ORG The Iberian Peninsula is undergoing climate change, with temperatures on the rise, and mountain ranges are not exempt from this trend. A team of scientists has analysed regional climate series from the... 4 days
Newly identified protection mechanism serves as first responder to cellular stress
PHYS.ORG Researchers at the University of Michigan Life Sciences Institute have identified a new type of rapid-response defense mechanism that helps protect cells from environmental stress while... 4 days
Intelligent underground robot for urban environments
PHYS.ORG Researchers from Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) are leading the implementation of a new kind of autonomous underground robot with intelligent navigation for urban environments. The system, developed within the framework of the European research... 4 days
Frog fossils tell us something new about rain patterns on South Africa's west coast
PHYS.ORG Around 5.1 million years ago, fascinating and now extinct animals like sabre-toothed cats, wolverines and short-necked giraffe roamed the west... 4 days
The ocean predicts future northwestern European and Arctic climate
PHYS.ORG A new study in the journal Nature Communications by researchers from the University of Bergen and Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research, Norway, and University of Oxford, UK, demonstrates that there... 4 days
Urban agriculture only provides small environmental benefits in northeastern US
PHYS.ORG "Buy local" sounds like a great environmental slogan, epitomized for city dwellers by urban agriculture. But when it comes to growing fruits and vegetables in vacant lots and... 4 days
Great opportunities for marine research with new underwater vehicle
PHYS.ORG The University of Gothenburg soon will have its first autonomous underwater vehicle for research use. This will make it possible to conduct detailed studies of the seabed at great depths... 4 days
Saying 'climate change' instead of 'global warming' decreases partisan gap by 30 percent in U.S.
PHYS.ORG On the heels of President Donald Trump's decision to pull the United States out of the Paris climate... 4 days
Measuring biological dust in the wind
PHYS.ORG In the popular children's story "Horton Hears a Who!" author Dr. Seuss tells of a gentle and protective elephant who stumbles upon a speck of dust that harbors a community of microscopic creatures called the Whos... 4 days
Vietnam environment official sacked over mass fish kill
PHYS.ORG A senior Vietnamese environment official has been fired for negligence over a toxic waste dump that killed tonnes of fish in a major environmental crisis last year, according to officials and state... 4 days
In the Red Sea, coral reefs can take the heat of climate change
PHYS.ORG In the azure waters of the Red Sea, Maoz Fine and his team dive to study what may be the planet's most... 4 days
Scientists urge caution on common antimicrobial chemicals Triclosan and Triclocarban
NEWS MEDICAL There are two ingredients, triclosan and triclocarban, that are used in several cleaning products such as soaps, toothpastes, detergents, carpets, paints etc. They are mainly used to kill... 5 days
Great opportunities for marine research with new underwater vehicle
SCIENCE DAILY An autonomous underwater vehicle offers promise for advanced marine research use. This will make it possible to conduct detailed studies of the seabed at great depths and track the climate... 5 days
Watch Live Saturday: NASA to Launch Artificial Cloud Spawning Rocket
SPACE.COM NASA will try to launch its artificial cloud-spawning rocket Saturday, June 24, between 9:07 p.m. EDT and 9:22 p.m. EDT (0107-0122 GMT), after a series of delays due... 5 days
KFC Chicken Sandwich's Balloon Flight to Near-Space Is Delayed
SPACE.COM The launch of a World View stratospheric balloon carrying a KFC chicken Zinger sandwich to the edge of space has been delayed until Thursday (June 22) due to weather. 5 days
Measuring biological dust in the wind
MIT A technique developed in the Cziczo Lab may be the most accurate way of identifying biological aerosols from mineral dust in the atmosphere and analyzing their contribution to cloud formation and climate change. 5 days
Europe backs missions to search for Earth-like planets, deep space cataclysms
Science Magazine PLATO, LISA get green light from European Space Agency 5 days
Science Says: Why some airplanes don't fly in high heat
PHYS.ORG When it comes to getting airplanes off the ground in broiling weather, it's not the heat or the humidity. It's the air density. 5 days
Corn better used as food than biofuel, study finds
SCIENCE DAILY Corn is grown not only for food, it is also an important renewable energy source. Renewable biofuels can come with hidden economic and environmental issues, and the question of whether... 5 days
Scientists to explore meltwater at Greenland Cold War camp
PHYS.ORG Scientists in Denmark plan an expedition to Greenland's remote northwest to measure how fast ice is melting around a Cold War-era US military base, which risks leaking toxic waste into... 5 days
NASA examines potential tropical or sub-tropical storm affecting Gulf states
PHYS.ORG NASA's Global Precipitation Measurement mission or GPM core satellite passed over a developing low pressure area in the Gulf of Mexico and gathered two days of rainfall and... 5 days
Wet and stormy weather lashed California coast... 8,200 years ago
SCIENCE DAILY An analysis of stalagmite records from White Moon Cave in the Santa Cruz Mountains shows that 8200 years ago the California coast underwent 150 years of exceptionally wet... 5 days
Simple tactic results in dramatic water conservation, study shows
SCIENCE DAILY Rain or shine has new meaning thanks to an innovative, inexpensive and simple tactic that will really change how people think about watering their lawns. The tactic? A straightforward road... 5 days
Wave beams mix and stir the ocean to create climate
PHYS.ORG Ocean circulation patterns have a profound effect on global climate. Waves deep within the ocean play an important role in establishing this circulation, arising when tidal currents oscillate... 5 days
Corn better used as food than biofuel, study finds
PHYS.ORG Corn is grown not only for food, it is also an important renewable energy source. Renewable biofuels can come with hidden economic and environmental issues, and the question of whether... 5 days
Watch Live @ 8:30 pm ET: NASA to Launch Artificial Cloud Spawning Rocket Tonight
SPACE.COM NASA will try to launch its artificial cloud-spawning rocket tonight, June 20, between 9:06 p.m. EDT and 9:21 p.m. EDT... 5 days
Could 'saline agriculture' be the future of coastal farming?
PHYS.ORG One of Europe's leading climate change experts detailed the extreme challenges facing farmers around the world at the latest in a series of industry briefings at the University of Lincoln,... 5 days
Simple tactic results in dramatic water conservation, study shows
PHYS.ORG Rain or shine has new meaning thanks to an innovative, inexpensive and simple tactic developed by researchers at Florida Atlantic University that will really change how people think about watering... 5 days
Land clearing on the rise as legal 'thinning' proves far from clear-cut
PHYS.ORG Land clearing is accelerating across eastern Australia, despite our new research providing a clear warning of its impacts on the Great Barrier Reef, regional... 5 days
Emphasis on nanotechnology, pharmaceutical science, forensics, food safety and bioanalytical for Pittcon's annual call for papers
NEWS MEDICAL The Program Committee is pleased to announce the call for papers for the Pittcon 2018 Technical... 5 days
Forecasting strong precipitation—the potential of potential deformation
PHYS.ORG Vorticity, divergence and deformation are the three basic characteristics of wind fields. While many previous studies have revealed and confirmed the close relationship between both vorticity and divergence and the occurrence of precipitation, few... 5 days
White House Switches to Coal
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