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Data from Weather-Tracking Satellite Helps Scientists Predict Cholera Outbreak
SPACE.COM Hurricanes are devastating for the populations they hit, not only because of the damage caused by winds but also because of the increased risk of diseases after the storm passes. 1 hour
Thick Dust Clouds Spotted Near Martian Ice Cap
SPACE.COM A thick cloud of dust moves over the surface of Mars near the planet's north polar ice cap in a stunning photograph. 1 hour
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ASTRO WATCH ESO’s Very Large Telescope (VLT) has achieved first light with a new adaptive optics mode called laser tomography — and has captured... 15 hours
NASA prepares to fly probe into Sun's scorching atmosphere
REUTERS NASA is preparing to send a probe closer to the Sun than any other spacecraft has ventured, enduring... 15 hours
Optical manipulation of magnetic vortices visualized in situ by Lorentz electron microscopy
Science Magazine Understanding the fundamental dynamics of topological vortex and antivortex naturally formed in microscale/nanoscale ferromagnetic building blocks under external perturbations is crucial to magnetic vortex–based... 19 hours
ESA’s Mars Express Orbiter Spots Small-Scale Dust Storm
SCI-NEWS.COM A new image from the High Resolution Stereo Camera (HRSC) aboard ESA’s Mars Express spacecraft shows a local dust storm... 19 hours
Big data playing bigger role as airlines personalize service
PHYS.ORG You're settling into your window seat, bound for a summer vacation, when the flight attendant wishes you a happy birthday or commiserates about the lousy weather that delayed the last... 21 hours
People love to hate do-gooders, especially at work
SCIENCE DAILY Highly cooperative and generous people can attract hatred and social punishment, especially in competitive environments, new University of Guelph study finds. 21 hours
Greening vacant lots reduces feelings of depression in city dwellers
SCIENCE DAILY Greening vacant urban land significantly reduces feelings of depression and improves overall mental health for the surrounding residents, researchers show in a new randomized, controlled study. The findings... 21 hours
How plants use carbon affects their response to climate change
PHYS.ORG Under warmer conditions, plants can take up more carbon dioxide by using carbon more efficiently for growth, shows a new study. 22 hours
Image: Sweden in flames
PHYS.ORG With Europe in the grip of a heatwave and little rain, the scorched ground and dry vegetation is succumbing to fire. Fires have now broken out as far as the Arctic Circle, in Sweden. This animation shows images from the... 22 hours
New Aeolus Mission Will Use a Laser to Monitor Earth's Winds (Video)
SPACE.COM After more than 16 years of development, Europe's newest wind-monitoring satellite will finally launch next month. 22 hours
Urgent change needed to regulate the environmental impacts of chemicals
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US proposes roll back of endangered species protections
PHYS.ORG The US administration of President Donald Trump on Thursday proposed sweeping changes to the 45-year-old Endangered Species Act which would roll back protections for threatened animals, sparking alarm by environmentalists. 22 hours
Scientists identify most pressing issues posed by chemicals in the environment
SCIENCE DAILY Chemicals released into the environment by human activity are resulting in biodiversity loss; increased natural hazards; threats to food, water and energy security; negative impacts on... 22 hours
Republicans and Democrats agree on climate change—they just don't realize it
PHYS.ORG Just how far apart are Republicans and Democrats when it comes to views on climate change? Not all that far, as it turns out. They're just... 23 hours
NASA Releases Spectacular New Infrared Images of Titan
SCI-NEWS.COM The newly-released series of images, made from data obtained by the Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer (VIMS) instrument on board... 23 hours
How California's sea stars are evolving past a devastating pandemic
PHYS.ORG In 2012, environmental systems graduate student Lauren Schiebelhut was collecting DNA from ochre sea stars living along the Northern California coast—part of an effort to study genetic diversity... 23 hours
Scientists explore new experimental model systems to advance biology
PHYS.ORG Tremendous advancement of basic biological knowledge has come from genetically manipulating model organisms to test mechanistic hypotheses. But the selection of traditional model organisms available offers a limited view of... 23 hours
New battery could store wind and solar electricity affordably and at room temperature
SCIENCE DAILY A new type of flow battery that involves a liquid metal more than doubled the maximum voltage of conventional flow batteries and... 24 hours
New particle formation found to occur in heavily polluted air
PHYS.ORG An international team of researchers has found that new particle formation (NPF) can occur in the atmosphere even in heavily polluted air. In their paper published in the... 24 hours
How will climate change impact coastal communities? A study on Virginia's barrier islands
PHYS.ORG Off the seaside of Virginia's Eastern Shore is a chain of uninhabited barrier islands that help protect the mainland coast from storms... 24 hours
How China is taking on climate change
PHYS.ORG In 2017, China was the world's leading emitter of heat-trapping gases by a wide margin. Its policies for limiting emissions will have a significant impact on the global climate for decades to come. 24 hours
Micronic launches new recapping solution to accelerate sample storage workflows
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Study suggests meat and dairy industry on track to surpass oil companies as biggest greenhouse gas emitters
PHYS.ORG Researchers at the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy and GRAIN have released a... 1 day
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Image: Mars dust storm
PHYS.ORG The high resolution stereo camera on board ESA's Mars Express captured this impressive upwelling front of dust clouds – visible in the right half of the frame – near the north polar ice cap of Mars in April this year. 1 day
Human influence detected in changing seasons
PHYS.ORG For the first time, scientists from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and five other organizations have shown that human influences significantly impact the size of the seasonal cycle of temperature in the lowest layer of the... 1 day
Reconstruction of Arctic Barents-Kara sea ice extent changes over the last millennium
PHYS.ORG Under the influence of global warming, temperature in the Arctic has increased more significantly than the global average. However, winter extreme cold events in... 1 day
A social tool for evaluating the environmental impact of residential buildings
PHYS.ORG The research group ARDITEC from the Higher Technical School of Building Engineering at the University of Seville has led a pioneering European project to calculate the... 1 day
Mars’ Atmosphere Acts as Single, Interconnected System
SCI-NEWS.COM A new study using data from the Mars Advanced Radar for Subsurface and Ionospheric Sounding (MARSIS) instrument on ESA’s Mars Express spacecraft... 1 day
You’re living in a new geologic age. It’s called the Meghalayan
SCIENCE-NEWS The newly defined Meghalayan Age began at the same time as a global, climate-driven event that led to human upheavals. 1 day
Falling temperatures may lead to rise in numbers of deaths from stroke
NEWS MEDICAL A study performed by Brazilian researchers and published in the International Journal of Biometeorology showed that falling temperatures may be accompanied by rising numbers... 1 day
Scientists identify most pressing issues posed by chemicals in the environment
PHYS.ORG Scientists have identified 22 key research questions surrounding the risks associated with chemicals in the environment in Europe. 1 day
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ASTRO WATCH A G1-class (minor) geomagnetic storm may hit the Earth on between July 20 and 23, according to the National Oceanic... 2 days
In a warming climate, Arctic geese are rushing north
SCIENCE DAILY As Arctic temperatures continue to rise, migratory barnacle geese have responded by speeding up their 3,000-kilometer migration in order to reach their destination more quickly with fewer stops along the... 2 days
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ASTRO WATCH New research using a decade of data from ESA’s Mars Express has found clear signs of the complex martian atmosphere acting as a single, interconnected system,... 2 days
Traveling to the sun: Why won't Parker Solar Probe melt?
SCIENCE DAILY This summer, NASA's Parker Solar Probe will launch to travel closer to the Sun, deeper into the solar atmosphere, than any mission before it. Cutting-edge technology and engineering... 2 days
Trump overhaul of Endangered Species Act could shrink protections for many animals
Science Magazine The proposal, which the administration could carry out without Congress's approval, faces opposition from environmental groups 2 days
Researchers to present new results on hurricanes and other extreme events
SCIENCE DAILY In the past year, extreme events -- including hurricanes, droughts and wildfires -- have plagued the U.S., affecting natural habitats and human communities. Scientists are presenting... 2 days
Flint water crisis prompts call for more federal oversight
ABC NEWS A federal watchdog is calling on the Environmental Protection Agency to strengthen its oversight of state drinking water systems nationally and respond more quickly to public health emergencies such as... 2 days
Trump administration proposes Endangered Species Act overhaul that could shrink critical habitat
Science Magazine The proposal, which the administration could carry out without Congress's approval, faces opposition from environmental groups 2 days
Traveling to the sun: Why won't Parker Solar Probe melt?
PHYS.ORG VIDEO This summer, NASA's Parker Solar Probe will launch to travel closer to the Sun, deeper into the solar atmosphere, than any mission before it. If Earth was at... 2 days
From cradle to grave: Factors that shaped evolution
SCIENCE DAILY This study brings us closer to knowing the complex interactions between topography and climate change, and how these factors influence the evolutionary histories and biodiversity of species in natural ecosystems. 2 days
Deep-diving scientists say shallow reefs can't rely on twilight zone systems for recovery
SCIENCE DAILY A team of highly trained scientific divers explored Pacific and western Atlantic reefs to test a widely held hypothesis that climate-stressed life... 2 days
Rapid cloud clearing phenomenon could provide another piece of climate puzzle
SCIENCE DAILY VIDEO Researchers have described rapid and dramatic clearing of low cloud cover off the southwest coast of Africa. This newly observed phenomenon could help climatologists understand how... 2 days
Watchdog urges EPA to bolster oversight after Flint crisis
ABC NEWS A federal watchdog is calling on the Environmental Protection Agency to strengthen its oversight of state drinking water systems in the wake of the lead crisis in Flint, Michigan 2 days
Deep reefs won't be 'twilight zone' refuge for fish, corals: study
REUTERS Deep coral reefs in a "twilight zone" in the oceans differ sharply from those... 2 days
Migrating Arctic Geese Are Confused, Exhausted By Rising Temperatures
NPR Warmer weather means that barnacle geese fly faster to their breeding grounds, leaving them too tired to lay eggs right away. By the time they're ready, the babies have missed... 2 days
Abrupt cloud clearing of marine stratocumulus in the subtropical southeast Atlantic
Science Magazine We document rapid and dramatic clearings of large portions of the subtropical marine low cloud deck that have implications for the global radiation balance and climate... 2 days
Large-scale ocean deoxygenation during the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum
Science Magazine The consequences of global warming for fisheries are not well understood, but the geological record demonstrates that carbon cycle perturbations are frequently associated with ocean deoxygenation. Of particular interest is the Paleocene-Eocene... 2 days
Modeling the ecology and evolution of biodiversity: Biogeographical cradles, museums, and graves
Science Magazine Individual processes shaping geographical patterns of biodiversity are increasingly understood, but their complex interactions on broad spatial and temporal scales remain beyond the reach... 2 days
Human influence on the seasonal cycle of tropospheric temperature
Science Magazine We provide scientific evidence that a human-caused signal in the seasonal cycle of tropospheric temperature has emerged from the background noise of natural variability. Satellite data and the anthropogenic "fingerprint"... 2 days
Atmospheric new particle formation from sulfuric acid and amines in a Chinese megacity
Science Magazine Atmospheric new particle formation (NPF) is an important global phenomenon that is nevertheless sensitive to ambient conditions. According to both observation and... 2 days
Meat consumption, health, and the environment
Science Magazine Both the global average per capita consumption of meat and the total amount of meat consumed are rising, driven by increasing average individual incomes and by population growth. The consumption of different types of meat and... 2 days
New instruments push boundaries for precise measurements in jet engines, gas turbines
PHYS.ORG A Purdue University-affiliated startup is developing instruments to precisely measure pressure, temperature and other analytics inside the harsh environments of rocket engines and gas... 2 days
Rapid cloud clearing phenomenon could provide another piece of climate puzzle
PHYS.ORG Researchers from North Carolina State University have described rapid and dramatic clearing of low cloud cover off the southwest coast of Africa. This newly observed phenomenon... 2 days
Deep-diving scientists say shallow reefs can't rely on twilight zone systems for recovery
PHYS.ORG New findings suggest that out-of-sight deep reefs are unique habitats in need of protection. A team of highly trained scientific divers—led by... 2 days
China's 'livestock revolution' demands 'new transition'
PHYS.ORG Demand for animal protein and increasing wealth fuelled a tripling in the domestic production of livestock in China between 1980 and 2010, and the rise, despite some improvements in efficiencies at the farm level, had significant... 2 days
AI-equipped robots develop situational awareness in Earth's most uncertain environment
PHYS.ORG Waves, winds, currents, wakes from passing boats and eddies swirling around structures make water one of the most complex environments for experienced boat captains, let alone robots. Now,... 2 days
Tropical Cyclone Son-Tinh makes landfall and NASA examines its trail of rainfall
PHYS.ORG VIDEO Tropical Cyclone Son-Tinh made landfall in Vietnam and left a trail of heavy rainfall in its wake. NASA's Global Precipitation Measurement mission or GPM... 2 days
Sudden cold weather may increase stroke mortality
SCIENCE DAILY Study conducted in Southern Hemisphere's subtropical zone detects correlation between drop in temperature and rise in deaths from stroke, especially among women and older people. 2 days
In a warming climate, Arctic geese are rushing north
PHYS.ORG As Arctic temperatures continue to rise, migratory barnacle geese have responded by speeding up their 3,000-kilometer migration in order to reach their destination more quickly with fewer stops along the... 2 days
Monkeys benefit from the nut-cracking abilities of chimpanzees and hogs
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers describe for the first time the scavenging behavior of mangabey monkeys, guinea fowls, and squirrels on energy-rich nut remnants cracked by chimpanzees and red river hogs. The... 2 days
A social tool for evaluating the environmental impact of residential buildings
SCIENCE DAILY for the first time, an open-source computing tool can, simply and intuitively, calculate the CO2 emissions in each phase of a building project, in order to... 2 days
Expected sea-level rise following Antarctic ice shelves' collapse
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have shown how much sea level would rise if Larsen C and George VI, Antarctic ice shelves at risk of collapse, were to break up. While Larsen C has received much... 2 days
New greener and more efficient noise barriers
PHYS.ORG Researchers from Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM) have developed a new vegetal and affordable noise barrier that significantly reduces both noise and the environmental and landscape impact. 2 days
First-ever habitat connectivity report using species data shows positive impact of policies on butterflies
PHYS.ORG Butterflies are benefitting from environmental action to increase their habitats, scientists have argued following a pioneering government report. 2 days
New study puts a figure on sea-level rise following Antarctic ice shelves' collapse
PHYS.ORG An international team of scientists has shown how much sea level would rise if Larsen C and George VI, two Antarctic ice... 2 days
New analysis tool could bolster development of efficient engines and fuel
PHYS.ORG A newly developed analysis method can detect hydroxyl radicals (OH) with unprecedented sensitivity. Because OH is a critical component in the combustion processes that power most... 2 days
Concentrated solar power will help China cut costs of climate action, study finds
PHYS.ORG Solar thermal energy turns out to be the key to China meeting its climate commitments. A new study investigates the best combination... 2 days
Scientists lack vital knowledge on rapid Arctic climate change
PHYS.ORG Arctic climate change research relies on field measurements and samples that are too scarce, and patchy at best, according to a comprehensive review study from Lund University in Sweden. The... 2 days
Shooting stars on demand: Japan start-up plans 2020 meteor shower
PHYS.ORG A Japanese start-up developing "shooting stars on demand" says it will be ready to deliver the world's first artificial meteor shower in a spectacular show over Hiroshima in... 2 days
ESO’s Very Large Telescope Captures Sharp Images of Neptune
SCI-NEWS.COM The Multi Unit Spectroscopic Explorer (MUSE) instrument on ESO’s Very Large Telescope (VLT) has achieved the first light... 2 days
Study finds link between DNA methylation and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease
NEWS MEDICAL DNA methylation is a molecular process that helps enable our bodies to repair themselves, fight infection, get rid of environmental toxins, and even to think. But... 2 days
Ways to stay safe while camping and hiking
NEWS MEDICAL When the weather heats up, many nature lovers head to a national park or forest for a summertime hiking or camping trip. A little preparation and an understanding of safety can go... 2 days
Money talks when trying to influence climate change legislation
SCIENCE DAILY Climate lobbying is big business. A new analysis shows that between 2000 and 2016, lobbyists spent more than two billion dollars on influencing relevant legislation in the US Congress. Unsurprisingly,... 2 days
Living plant varieties reveal ancient migration routes across Eurasia
SCIENCE DAILY New study identifies human choice and environmental adaptation as crucial factors for the spread of food staple in prehistory. 2 days
Researchers find high mercury and methylmercury concentrations in traditional Tibetan medicine
NEWS MEDICAL Many people view the Tibetan Plateau, or "Roof of the World," as a pristine alpine environment, largely untouched by pollution. 2 days
Money talks when trying to influence climate change legislation
PHYS.ORG Climate lobbying is big business. A new analysis shows that between 2000 and 2016, lobbyists spent more than two billion dollars on influencing relevant legislation in the US Congress. Unsurprisingly,... 3 days
Cities as study proxies for climate change
SCIENCE DAILY Cities can serve as useful proxies to study and predict the effects of climate change, according to a research review that tracks urbanization's effects on plant and insect species. 3 days
Warming rivers make marked contribution to global greenhouse gas levels
SCIENCE DAILY Warming streams and rivers could be disproportionately contributing to the amount of planet-warming greenhouse gases, according to a new study. 3 days
Cities as study proxies for climate change
PHYS.ORG Cities can serve as useful proxies to study and predict the effects of climate change, according to a North Carolina State University research review that tracks urbanization's effects on plant and insect species. 3 days
Growing fire shows potential for explosive Northwest season
PHYS.ORG A fast-moving grass fire fueled by gusting winds in the Pacific Northwest has forced dozens of households to evacuate and prompted Oregon Gov. Kate Brown to declare an emergency Wednesday. 3 days
Researchers to present new results on hurricanes and other extreme events
PHYS.ORG The availability of water from underground aquifers is vital to the basic needs of more than 1.5 billion people worldwide. 3 days
More category 5 hurricanes forecasted by scientists
PHYS.ORG In the midst of hurricane season, climatologists around the world are monitoring tropical storm formations that have the potential to escalate into deadly hurricanes. The Atlantic hurricane season included 17 named storms last year,... 3 days
Scientists lack vital knowledge on rapid Arctic climate change
SCIENCE DAILY Arctic climate change research relies on field measurements and samples that are too scarce, and patchy at best, according to a comprehensive review study. The researchers looked at thousands of... 3 days
Origami-inspired device helps marine biologists study octopuses and jellyfish
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have tried to find the safest and most effective ways to explore marine life in the oceanic water, the largest and least explored environment on Earth, for years. Each... 3 days
Billion-year-old lake deposit yields clues to Earth's ancient biosphere
SCIENCE DAILY A sample of ancient oxygen, teased out of a 1.4-billion-year-old evaporative lake deposit in Ontario, provides fresh evidence of what the Earth's atmosphere and biosphere were like during the interval... 3 days
More category 5 hurricanes forecasted by scientists
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have learned from studying 2012's Hurricane Sandy, that we are more likely to see larger, more powerful hurricanes in the future. 3 days
Hurricanes and other extreme events
SCIENCE DAILY The availability of water from underground aquifers is vital to the basic needs of more than 1.5 billion people worldwide. In recent decades, however, the over-pumping of groundwater, combined with drought, has caused some aquifers to permanently lose... 3 days
Warming rivers make marked contribution to global greenhouse gas levels
PHYS.ORG Warming streams and rivers could be disproportionately contributing to the amount of planet-warming greenhouse gases, according to a new study. 3 days
Suomi NPP satellite finds an elongated Tropical Storm Ampil
PHYS.ORG Tropical Depression 12W formed in the Philippine Sea and NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite analyzed the storm in infrared light. The depression strengthened into Tropical Storm Ampil later on July 18. 3 days
Martian atmosphere behaves as one
PHYS.ORG New research using a decade of data from ESA's Mars Express has found clear signs of the complex martian atmosphere acting as a single, interconnected system, with processes occurring at low and mid levels significantly affecting those seen... 3 days
Solar corona is more structured, dynamic than previously thought
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have discovered never-before-detected, fine-grained structures in the Sun's outer atmosphere, or corona. The team imaged this critical region in detail using sophisticated software techniques and longer exposures from the... 3 days
Billion-year-old lake deposit yields clues to Earth's ancient biosphere
PHYS.ORG A sample of ancient oxygen, teased out of a 1.4 billion-year-old evaporative lake deposit in Ontario, provides fresh evidence of what the Earth's atmosphere and biosphere were like during the... 3 days
Atlantic circulation is not collapsing -- but as it shifts gears, warming will reaccelerate
SCIENCE DAILY Data suggest that the recent, rapid slowdown of the Atlantic Ocean circulation is not a sign of imminent collapse, but... 3 days
Team creates high-fidelity images of Sun's atmosphere
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Climate determines shapes of river basins
SCIENCE DAILY Short and squat, or long and thin? An study finds climate determines a river basin's shape. 3 days
Tropical Cyclone Son-Tinh makes landfall and NASA examines its trail of rainfall
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Rapid cloud clearing phenomenon could provide another piece of climate puzzle
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Traveling to the sun: Why won't Parker Solar Probe melt?
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Team creates high-fidelity images of Sun's atmosphere
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GPM satellite sees Tropical Cyclone Son-Tinh dropping rain in the Philippines
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A scientist's final paper looks toward Earth's future climate
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Why plastic bag bans triggered such a huge reaction
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Electronic stickers to streamline large-scale 'internet of things'
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GPM satellite examined Tropical Storm Chris' power
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Ammonia—a renewable fuel made from sun, air, and water—could power the globe without carbon
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More than century-old riddle resolved—a blazar is a source of high-energy neutrinos
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NASA surveys hurricane damage to Puerto Rico's forests
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James Webb Space Telescope to inspect atmospheres of gas giant exoplanets
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GPM satellite obtains excellent views of Beryl's remnants
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Scientists capture breaking of glacier in Greenland
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