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Vermont's moose population struggles despite hunting cutback
PHYS.ORG Scientists say they fear shifting climate conditions are to blame for Vermont's struggling moose population. 5 hours
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ASTRO WATCH A G1-class (minor) geomagnetic storm hit the Earth today (December 17) due to the arrival of an isolated, positive polarity coronal hole high-speed stream (CH HSS)... 6 hours
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ASTRO WATCH The Lomonosov Project is a large-scale scientific and educational space project of Lomonosov Moscow State University aimed at studying space... 13 hours
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ASTRO WATCH A scientist from Siberian Federal University (SFU) and his colleagues from Austria and Germany... 13 hours
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ASTRO WATCH Some experts in the emergency management community believe that the first "trillion-dollar storm" won't come in the form... 1 day
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ASTRO WATCH Immense northern storms on Saturn can disturb atmospheric patterns at the planet’s equator, finds the international Cassini mission in a... 1 day
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SPACE NEWS Stymied by poor weather and technical glitches, including one that aborted a launch just two seconds before liftoff, Rocket Lab... 1 day
Martti, developed for adverse weather conditions, is the first Finnish robot car to challenge snow and ice
SCIENCE DAILY Martti, the robot car developed in Finland, is the first automated car to have... 2 days
Heavy-petroleum fuels raising vanadium emissions
SCIENCE DAILY Human emissions of the potentially harmful trace metal vanadium into Earth's atmosphere have spiked sharply since the start of the 21st century due in large part to industry's growing use of heavy oils, tar sands, bitumen and petroleum... 2 days
Microsoft investing $50 million in AI climate-change program
PHYS.ORG Microsoft announced recently that it would invest $50 million in a program that provides cloud-computing services and other resources to organizations working on climate change and environmental technology. 2 days
Rhea Retrospective: Cassini Probe's Last View of Battered Saturn Moon
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Trump team puts controversial ‘red team’ challenge to climate science ‘on hold’
Science Magazine Some within administration don’t like idea 2 days
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ASTRO WATCH A 60-year-old mystery regarding the source of some energetic and potentially damaging particles in Earth’s radiation belts is... 2 days
Trump team puts controversial 'red team' challenge to climate science 'on hold'
Science Magazine Some within administration don't like idea 2 days
Complex, old-growth forests may protect some bird species in a warming climate
SCIENCE DAILY Old forests that contain large trees and a diversity of tree sizes and species may offer refuge to some types of birds facing threats... 2 days
Complex, old-growth forests may protect some bird species in a warming climate
PHYS.ORG VIDEO Old forests that contain large trees and a diversity of tree sizes and species may offer refuge to some types of birds facing threats... 2 days
Reactivity of prehydrated electrons toward nucleobases and nucleotides in aqueous solution
Science Magazine DNA damage induced via dissociative attachment by low-energy electrons (0 to 20 eV) is well studied in both gas and condensed phases. However, the reactivity of... 2 days
Ultrafast all-climate aluminum-graphene battery with quarter-million cycle life
Science Magazine Rechargeable aluminum-ion batteries are promising in high-power density but still face critical challenges of limited lifetime, rate capability, and cathodic capacity. We design a "trihigh tricontinuous" (3H3C) graphene film cathode with features... 2 days
Heavy oils and petroleum coke raising vanadium emissions
PHYS.ORG Human emissions of the potentially harmful trace metal vanadium into Earth's atmosphere have spiked sharply since the start of the 21st century due in large part to industry's growing use of heavy... 2 days
60-Million-Year-Old Meteorite Impact Zone Discovered on Scotland’s Isle of Skye
SCI-NEWS.COM A team of geologists has found 60 million-year-old ejecta from a previously unknown meteorite impact on... 2 days
Northeast farmers weigh warming climate, drenched fields
SCIENCE DAILY Farmers in the Northeast are adapting to longer growing seasons and warming climate conditions -- but they may face spring-planting whiplash as they confront fields increasingly saturated with rain, according to a research paper. 2 days
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ESA When resources are limited, you have to work with what you have – especially in the harsh environment of space. Though the International Space Station is regularly restocked by cargo vessels, like... 2 days
Are real or artificial Christmas trees better for the environment?
PHYS.ORG The question: Is a real Christmas tree better for the environment than a fake one? 2 days
Krill behaviour takes carbon to the ocean depths
PHYS.ORG A new study shows that Antarctic krill behave in a way that could accelerate the transport of atmospheric carbon to the deep ocean. 3 days
Researcher investigates reflectivity of atmospheric aerosols
PHYS.ORG Jon Thompson seeks to discover how the composition and morphology of particles affects their ability to absorb or reflect light, thus warming or cooling the climate. 3 days
Earwax like ice cores—unlocking the past hidden in whale earplugs
PHYS.ORG Farzaneh Mansouri's future data collectors are cruising around oceans worldwide, following blooms of productivity and accumulating decades of information—all in their earwax. Mansouri, an environmental scientist at Baylor... 3 days
NASA scientists embark on extreme Antarctic trek
PHYS.ORG VIDEO In temperatures that can drop below -20 degrees Fahrenheit, along a route occasionally blocked by wind-driven ice dunes, a hundred miles from any other people, a team led by two NASA scientists will survey... 3 days
How can changing climate affect a civilization?
PHYS.ORG William (Billy) D'Andrea is a Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory paleoclimatologist and a Center for Climate and Life Fellow; he studies how environments have changed over time by reconstructing climate history using the molecules preserved in... 3 days
The 2017 Geminid Meteor Shower: Amazing Photos by Stargazers
SPACE.COM The Geminid meteor shower of 2017 peaked overnight on Dec. 13 and 14 and thrilled stargazers able to see it with dazzling meteors. See photos from the meteor shower by... 3 days
Geminid Meteor Shower Puts on a Stellar Show for Stargazers (Photos)
SPACE.COM The best meteor display of 2017 - the Geminid meteor shower - peaked overnight last night and early Thursday (Dec. 14), producing stunning light displays of... 3 days
LLNL releases newly declassified nuclear test videos
PHYS.ORG VIDEO Researchers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) released 62 newly declassified videos today of atmospheric nuclear tests films that have never before been seen by the public. 3 days
Engineers develop floating solar fuels rig for seawater electrolysis
PHYS.ORG VIDEO In a single hour, more energy from the sun hits the Earth than all the energy used by humankind in an entire year. Imagine if the sun's energy could be... 3 days
Brittle stars inspire new generation robots able to adapt to physical damage
PHYS.ORG Researchers at Tohoku University and Hokkaido University have, for the first time, succeeded in developing a robot capable of immediately adapting to unexpected physical... 3 days
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ASTRO WATCH How long might a rocky, Mars-like planet be habitable if it were orbiting a red dwarf star? It’s a complex... 3 days
These weather events turned extreme thanks to human-driven climate change
SCIENCE-NEWS Ruling out natural variability, scientists say several of 2016’s extreme weather events wouldn’t have happened without human-caused climate change. 3 days
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ASTRO WATCH Where do the molecules required for life originate? It may be that small organic molecules first appeared on earth and were later... 3 days
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ASTRO WATCH Around the time of the Paris climate summit on 12 December 2017, the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum... 3 days
NASA looks at rainfall in developing Tropical Storm Kai-tak
PHYS.ORG VIDEO Tropical Storm Kai-tak developed near the east central Philippines as the Global Precipitation Measurement mission or GPM core satellite passed overhead and analyzed its rainfall. 3 days
Researchers find effects of climate change could accelerate by mid-century
PHYS.ORG Nature lovers beware, environmental models used by researchers at the University of New Hampshire are showing that the effects of climate change could be much stronger by the... 3 days
Climate scientists study the odds of a US megadrought
PHYS.ORG To help untangle fact from speculation, Cornell climate scientists and their colleagues have developed a "robust null hypothesis" to assess the odds of a megadrought - one that lasts more... 3 days
Researchers share perspective on key elements of ozone layer recovery
PHYS.ORG VIDEO Each year, ozone-depleting compounds in the upper atmosphere destroy the protective ozone layer, and in particular above Antarctica. The ozone layer acts as Earth's sunscreen by absorbing harmful... 3 days
Northeast farmers weigh warming climate, drenched fields
PHYS.ORG Farmers in the Northeast are adapting to longer growing seasons and warming climate conditions - but they may face spring-planting whiplash as they confront fields increasingly saturated with rain, according to a research paper... 3 days
NRL updates tropical cyclone weather predicting model
PHYS.ORG Researchers at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) think their weather prediction model, Coupled Ocean/Atmosphere Mesoscale Prediction System for Tropical Cyclones (COAMPS-TC), tracked 2017's Gulf of Mexico storms better than ever. 3 days
NASA researchers share perspective on key elements of ozone layer recovery
SCIENCE DAILY Each year, ozone-depleting compounds in the upper atmosphere destroy the protective ozone layer, and in particular above Antarctica. While different compounds each release either reactive chlorine... 3 days
Effects of climate change could accelerate by mid-century
SCIENCE DAILY Environmental models are showing that the effects of climate change could be much stronger by the middle of the 21st century, and a number of ecosystem and weather conditions could consistently decline... 3 days
Newly declassified nuclear test videos released
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) released 62 newly declassified videos today of atmospheric nuclear tests films that have never before been seen by the public. 3 days
Why some clownfish are boring
Science Magazine Study suggests environment can have a significant impact on fish personality 3 days
Clearing the air
SCIENCE DAILY A greater understanding of the dynamics of chemical reactions is leading to better models of atmospheric chemistry. Through this work, scientists are gaining insight into a key chemical able to break down some major air pollutants. 3 days
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ASTRO WATCH Data collected by the Cassini spacecraft, before it was deliberately crashed into Saturn's atmosphere in September 2017, show that the planet's illustrious rings are... 3 days
Synthetic protein packages its own genetic material and evolves
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have created computationally designed protein assemblies, that display some functions normally associated with living things, in the search for ways to transport therapeutic cargo into specific types of cells... 3 days
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ASTRO WATCH It’s beginning to look a lot like the holiday season in this NASA Hubble Space Telescope image of a blizzard of stars, which resembles a swirling snowstorm in... 3 days
Brittle Stars inspire new generation of robots able to adapt to physical damage
SCIENCE DAILY The invention of a robot made to adapt to unexpected physical damage is a significant breakthrough for machines made to function in... 3 days
Skye high impact: Geologists in Scotland discover a 60-million-year-old meteorite strike
SCIENCE DAILY Geologists exploring volcanic rocks on Scotland's Isle of Skye found something out-of-this-world instead: ejecta from a previously unknown, 60 million-year-old meteorite impact. The discovery, the first... 3 days
Hydrogen production: protein environment makes catalyst efficient
SCIENCE DAILY The interaction of protein shell and active center in hydrogen-producing enzymes is crucial for the efficiency of biocatalysts. A team specifically analyzed the role of hydrogen bonds in certain enzymes from green algae, the... 3 days
That Feeling in Your Bones
SCIENCE DAILY Rainy weather has long been blamed for achy joints and back pain. Past research has yielded mixed results. New analysis tracking visits to the doctor with daily rainfall found no relationship between the two. 3 days
Climate scientists study the odds of a U.S. megadrought
SCIENCE DAILY To help untangle fact from speculation, scientists have developed a 'robust null hypothesis' to assess the odds of a megadrought -- one that lasts more than 30 years -- occurring... 3 days
The impact of naming winter storms
PHYS.ORG Adam Rainear '16 MA is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Communication in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences with an undergraduate degree in meteorology who served as a research assistant in the Office... 3 days
Bacterial control mechanism for adjusting to changing conditions
SCIENCE DAILY A fundamental prerequisite for life on earth is the ability of living organisms to adapt to changing environmental conditions. Physicists have now determined that the regulation mechanisms used by bacteria to adapt... 3 days
Climate change causes alterations in marine phanerogamous populations
PHYS.ORG Marine angiospermas are a unique group of flowering plants that have adapted to live completely submerged in the sea for 40 million years. They form dense, productive grasslands and provide a wide... 3 days
Lab-grown meat could let humanity ignore a serious moral failing
PHYS.ORG Lab-grown meat is being hailed as the solution to the factory farming of animals. The downside of factory farming for the cows, chickens and pigs themselves is obvious... 3 days
Not just heat—even our spring frosts can bear the fingerprint of climate change
PHYS.ORG In recent years, scientists have successfully identified the human fingerprint on hot years, heatwaves, and a range of other temperature extremes around... 4 days
2016 extreme weather events and ties to climate change
PHYS.ORG According to a new research report published today in a special edition of the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, the 2016 global average temperature and extreme heat wave over... 4 days
More ambitious climate targets could save coastal ecosystems
PHYS.ORG The difference between the Paris climate agreement's two alternative temperature targets – 1.5°C (2.7°F) and 2.0°C (3.6°F) above pre-industrial levels – may be the difference between life and death for some coastal... 4 days
Building hurricane-proof roofs
PHYS.ORG An FIU professor has a plan to get rid of the blue tarps that inevitably appear on rooftops after a hurricane. 4 days
Geologists in Scotland discover a 60-million-year-old meteorite strike
PHYS.ORG Geologists exploring volcanic rocks on Scotland's Isle of Skye found something out-of-this-world instead: ejecta from a previously unknown, 60 million-year-old meteorite impact. The discovery, the first meteorite impact described within the British... 4 days
Protein environment makes catalyst efficient for hydrogen production
PHYS.ORG The interaction of protein shell and active centre in hydrogen-producing enzymes is crucial for the efficiency of biocatalysts. A team from Ruhr-Universität Bochum and the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Energy Conversion... 4 days
Relieving Symptoms of Cystic Fibrosis with Exercise
NEWS MEDICAL Pamela has worked with people with cystic fibrosis over 15 years in the NHS, and completed a Master's in Yoga for thoracic kyphosis and lower back pain in CF. Since then, she has been... 4 days
Climate change made Harvey rainfall 15 percent more intense
PHYS.ORG A team of scientists from World Weather Attribution, including researchers from Rice University and other institutions in the United States and Europe, have found that human-caused climate change made the... 4 days
Cells sense and explore their environments
PHYS.ORG The process through which cells are able to sense their environment is regulated by force detection. This is the main conclusion of a study published in the journal Nature, led by the team of Pere Roca-Cusachs,... 4 days
Why corals do not always pass on symbionts to their offspring
PHYS.ORG An NUS ecologist has discovered why, paradoxically, corals do not always receive symbiotic algae from their parents, even though these symbionts are likely to be well... 4 days
Bacterial control mechanism for adjusting to changing conditions
PHYS.ORG A fundamental prerequisite for life on earth is the ability of living organisms to adapt to changing environmental conditions. Physicists at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and the University of California... 4 days
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ESA Thanks to the European Union’s Copernicus programme, vast quantities of satellite data are freely available to manage the environment and benefit European citizens. While this offers... 4 days
Making climate models simple
PHYS.ORG For many years, climate change has been a looming threat on the minds of infrastructure engineers. But recently, this threat has become much more apparent to the general public. Many effects of climate change can be damaging to infrastructure: changes... 4 days
Sea-level rise projections made hazy by Antarctic instability
SCIENCE DAILY It may take until the 2060s to know how much the sea level will rise by the end of this century, according to a new analysis. The study is the first to... 4 days
Micro-grippers may be able to navigate unstructured environments
SCIENCE DAILY Micro-grippers may be able to navigate unstructured environments and could help reduce risk during surgeries, according to a new study. 4 days
High-resolution climate models present alarming new projections for US
SCIENCE DAILY Approaching the second half of the century, the United States is likely to experience increases in the number of days with extreme heat, the frequency and duration of heat waves,... 4 days
Giant storms cause palpitations in Saturn's atmospheric heartbeat
SCIENCE DAILY Immense northern storms on Saturn can disturb atmospheric patterns at the planet's equator, finds the international Cassini mission. 4 days
Coffee physics: Layering in cafe lattes yields insights for engineering, medicine and environment
SCIENCE DAILY For anyone who has marveled at the richly colored layers in a cafe latte, you're not alone. Researchers, likewise intrigued, have now... 4 days
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SPACE NEWS Lockheed envisions many uses for artificial intelligence in space, such as being able to quickly detect... 4 days
That 'Feeling in Your Bones' Has Nothing to Do with the Weather
LIVE SCIENCE Some people say their joint or back pain changes with the weather, but a new study finds no link between achy joints and rainfall... 4 days
Trending searches: hurricane, bitcoin and sex scandal
PHYS.ORG Hurricane Irma, bitcoin, sex scandal and royal romance made up some of the hot topics explored this year at internet giant Google. 4 days
Global, Asian heat waves in 2016 due purely to climate change: study
PHYS.ORG Last year's global heat record, extreme heat in Asia and unusually warm waters off the coast of Alaska happened purely because the planet is... 4 days
Climate conditions affect solar cell performance more than expected
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers can now predict how much energy solar cells will produce at any location worldwide. Surprisingly, they identified that two types of solar cells can vary in energy output by... 4 days
High-resolution climate models present alarming new projections for US
PHYS.ORG Approaching the second half of the century, the United States is likely to experience increases in the number of days with extreme heat, the frequency and duration of heat waves,... 4 days
NASA sees developing system 96W affecting central Philippines
PHYS.ORG A developing area of tropical low pressure designated System 96W was affecting the central Philippines when NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite passed overhead. 4 days
Cells sense their environment to explore it
SCIENCE DAILY The process through which cells are able to sense their environment is regulated by force detection, concludes new research. 4 days
Abrupt shift in the observed runoff from the southwestern Greenland ice sheet
Science Magazine The recent decades of accelerating mass loss of the Greenland ice sheet have arisen from an increase in both surface meltwater runoff and ice... 4 days
Machine learning unifies the modeling of materials and molecules
Science Magazine Determining the stability of molecules and condensed phases is the cornerstone of atomistic modeling, underpinning our understanding of chemical and materials properties and transformations. We show that a machine-learning model,... 4 days
Ancient Asian cultures may have risen and fallen on the strength of monsoons
Science Magazine Researchers reconstruct climate record back nearly 6000 years 4 days
Micro-grippers may be able to navigate unstructured environments
PHYS.ORG Micro-grippers may be able to navigate unstructured environments and could help reduce risk during surgeries, according to a study published December 13, 2017 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Federico Ongaro... 4 days
Hydraulic fracturing negatively impacts infant health
PHYS.ORG From North Dakota to Ohio to Pennsylvania, hydraulic fracturing, also known as fracking, has transformed small towns into energy powerhouses. While some see the new energy boom as benefiting the local economy and decreasing U.S. reliance... 4 days
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SPACE NEWS The Senate Commerce Committee advanced the nomination of Barry Myers to be the next administrator of NOAA to... 4 days
Chemical tipping point of magma determines explosive potential of volcanoes
PHYS.ORG Volcanic eruptions are the most spectacular expression of the processes acting in the interior of any active planet. Effusive eruptions consist of a gentle and steady flow of... 4 days
Mars mission sheds light on habitability of distant planets
SCIENCE DAILY Insights from NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution, or MAVEN, mission about the loss of the Red Planet's atmosphere can help scientists understand the habitability of rocky planets orbiting other... 4 days
Mars mission sheds light on habitability of distant planets
PHYS.ORG How long might a rocky, Mars-like planet be habitable if it were orbiting a red dwarf star? It's a complex question but one that NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution... 4 days
Picture book empowers children, families to tackle climate change
PHYS.ORG One day a polar bear shows up at Sophia's house asking if it can come inside. Its habitat melted and the bear needs a new home. So starts "The Tantrum... 4 days
Ursid Meteor Shower 2017: When, Where & How to See It This Month
SPACE.COM The Ursid meteor shower will peak in the early morning on Dec. 22, 2017, but it won’t be a very spectacular shooting-star... 4 days
Layering in cafe lattes yields insights for engineering, medicine and environment
PHYS.ORG For anyone who has marveled at the richly colored layers in a cafe latte, you're not alone. Princeton researchers, likewise intrigued, have now revealed how this... 4 days
Giant storms cause palpitations in Saturn's atmospheric heartbeat
PHYS.ORG Immense northern storms on Saturn can disturb atmospheric patterns at the planet's equator, finds the international Cassini mission in a study led by Dr Leigh Fletcher from the University of Leicester. 4 days
NASA scientists embark on extreme Antarctic trek
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LLNL releases newly declassified nuclear test videos
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Engineers develop floating solar fuels rig for seawater electrolysis
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Complex, old-growth forests may protect some bird species in a warming climate
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NASA looks at rainfall in developing Tropical Storm Kai-tak
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Researchers share perspective on key elements of ozone layer recovery
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Researchers capture oldest ice core ever drilled outside the polar regions
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Video: With climate change, are we like the whale in 'The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy?'
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Watch rain and shadows from Saturn’s rings give the planet a funky ionosphere
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Can data save dolphins? How scientists are using NASA data to study link between solar storms and animal beachings
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How freezing a soap bubble turns it into a ‘snow globe’
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