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Studies explore physiological dangers that climate change will have on animal life  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 hours
A new review of more than 140 studies explores the physiological dangers that climate change will likely have on animal life, including humans. The... more
Cellphone internet access bringing changes fast to Cuba  PHYS.ORG · 3 hours
After a tornado slammed Havana in late January, Mijail Ramirez complained on Twitter that authorities were threatening to evict him from his damaged home. A week later he said the government had... more
Dermal disruption: Amphibian skin bacteria is more diverse in cold, variable environments  SCIENCE DAILY · 8 hours
Researchers swabbed more than 2300 animals representing 205 amphibian species to better understand the ecology of their skin bacteria. They asked which environmental factors... more
Medical News Today: How to reduce your risk of asthma  MNT · 10 hours
Asthma risk factors include smoking, dust mites, and environmental pollutants, as well as many others. Steering clear of these risk factors can help people avoid developing the condition.... more
Aquatic microorganism could inspire soft robots able to move fast in narrow spaces  nanowerk · 12 hours
The elegant movements of Euglena, unicellular organisms that adapt their body deformations according to the environment, could be a model for robots... more
Too hot for comfort: The physiological dangers of extreme heat  SCIENCE DAILY · 13 hours
A new review of more than 140 studies explores the physiological dangers that climate change will likely have on animal life, including humans. more
Yeasts reach across tree of life to domesticate suite of bacterial genes  SCIENCE DAILY · 13 hours
New research finds that some yeast picked up a whole suite of genes from bacteria that gave them the new ability to scavenge iron... more
Recent drought may provide a glimpse of the future for birds in the Sierra Nevada  SCIENCE DAILY · 13 hours
To better understand the effects of climate change on the bird community in the Sierra Nevada region, researchers... more
Do volcanoes or an asteroid deserve blame for dinosaur extinction?  SCIENCE DAILY · 14 hours
Scientists have obtained more precise dates for the Deccan Traps volcanic lava flows, linking peak activity more closely to the asteroid or comet impact 66 million years ago... more
The eruptive tempo of Deccan volcanism in relation to the Cretaceous-Paleogene boundary  Science Magazine · 15 hours
Late Cretaceous records of environmental change suggest that Deccan Traps (DT) volcanism contributed to the Cretaceous-Paleogene boundary (KPB) ecosystem crisis. However, testing this hypothesis... more
U-Pb constraints on pulsed eruption of the Deccan Traps across the end-Cretaceous mass extinction  Science Magazine · 15 hours
Temporal correlation between some continental flood basalt eruptions and mass extinctions has been proposed to indicate causality, with eruptive volatile... more
Study finds motor skills problems in children exposed during pregnancy to plasticizer chemicals  NEWS MEDICAL · 15 hours
Scientists with the Columbia Center for Children's Environmental Health at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health report motor skills problems... more
How coral bleaching threatens Caribbean communities  SCIENCE DAILY · 15 hours
A new study uses environmental, socioeconomic and management data from 30 Caribbean islands to identify which communities may be most at risk from the social and ecological effects of coral bleaching, which occurs when warm water... more
Tornado fatalities continue to fall, despite population growth in Tornado Alley  SCIENCE DAILY · 15 hours
The rate of tornado-related fatalities increased faster than the rate of population growth until the start of the 20th century. Around 1916, that trend started to... more
Do volcanoes or an asteroid deserve blame for dinosaur extinction?  PHYS.ORG · 15 hours
UC Berkeley scientists have obtained more precise dates for the Deccan Traps volcanic lava flows, linking peak activity more closely to the asteroid or comet impact 66 million... more
Too hot for comfort: the physiological dangers of extreme heat  PHYS.ORG · 15 hours
A new review of more than 140 studies explores the physiological dangers that climate change will likely have on animal life, including humans. The review is published in... more
SNoOPI: A flying ace for soil moisture and snow measurements  PHYS.ORG · 16 hours
Work has begun on a new CubeSat mission that will demonstrate for the first time a new, highly promising technique for measuring soil moisture from space—data important for... more
Dermal disruption: Amphibian skin bacteria is more diverse in cold, variable environments  PHYS.ORG · 16 hours
Amphibians are victims of lethal skin-disease epidemics. In the first global-scale study, researchers from 31 universities and research centers, including the Smithsonian Tropical Research... more
How coral bleaching threatens Caribbean communities  PHYS.ORG · 16 hours
Climate change has fueled coral reef bleaching throughout the tropics, with negative consequences for reef ecosystems and the people who depend on them. A new study finds that in the Caribbean, independent island nations such as... more
Getting to the bottom of fairy circles  SCIENCE DAILY · 16 hours
Fairy circles are round gaps in arid grassland that are distributed very uniformly over the landscape and only occur along the Namib Desert in southern Africa and in parts of Australia. Scientists have got... more
Our Atmosphere Is So Big It Tickles the Moon  LIVE SCIENCE · 17 hours
The wispy outermost layer of Earth's atmosphere extend much deeper into space than scientists realized -- deep enough that the moon orbits through it. more
Complete world map of tree diversity  SCIENCE DAILY · 18 hours
Researchers have succeeded in constructing, from scattered data, a world map of the diversity of tree species. Climate plays a central role for its global distribution; however, the number of species in a specific region also... more
Gold nano-stars for intracellular delivery  nanowerk · 18 hours
Researchers have developed a new method for star-shaped nanoparticles synthesis based on laser irradiation. A wide range of customizable conditions provides an opportunity to create comfortable environment for various substances delivery to different types of cells. more
Non-polluting membrane for outerwear  PHYS.ORG · 18 hours
As part of his master's project, the chemical engineer Mario Stucki developed a breathable, environmentally friendly membrane for rain jackets. With his colleague Anna Beltzung, he has since founded the spin-off Dimpora to market the membrane commercially. more
Biodegradable Mardi Gras beads update  PHYS.ORG · 18 hours
LSU Department of Biological Sciences Professor Naohiro Kato is refining the process to make biodegradable Mardi Gras beads. He has patent applications pending on various formulations and methods of making the biodegradable beads that could help prevent tens... more
Surprising findings on forest fires  PHYS.ORG · 19 hours
Lake Van in eastern Turkey is considered a unique climate archive. Several years ago, an international team of scientists led by the University of Bonn raised sediments from the bottom of the lake reflecting the past 600,000 years.... more
Bacteria can survive starvation in zombie mode  PHYS.ORG · 20 hours
Bacteria that are exposed to a hostile environment, for example with antibiotics or very few nutrients, can sometimes survive by 'going to sleep." Biologists from the University of Amsterdam (UvA) have discovered an unknown,... more
Climate change: Obsession with plastic pollution distracts attention from bigger environmental challenges  PHYS.ORG · 20 hours
By now, most of us have heard that the use of plastics is a big issue for the environment. Partly fuelled by the success... more
Gold nano-stars for intracellular delivery  PHYS.ORG · 20 hours
Researchers from the Russian Academy of Sciences developed a new method for star-shaped nanoparticles synthesis based on laser irradiation. A wide range of customizable conditions provides an opportunity to create a comfortable environment for various substances for delivery... more
Simulated ocean mesoscale structures induce air-sea interaction  PHYS.ORG · 20 hours
The mesoscale activities (or mesoscale structures) in the ocean possess immense energy. Such structures (including oceanic fronts and eddies) can induce mesoscale air-sea interaction (MASI) and then greatly impact oceanic circulation. MASI is distinct... more
Water, soil analysis technology may help improve cleanup and monitoring at contaminated Superfund sites  PHYS.ORG · 20 hours
At least 53 million Americans, including about 18 percent of the nation's children, live less than three miles from a... more
Solar wind fills research sails at space weather center  PHYS.ORG · 21 hours
Researchers at CU Boulder are starting work on a new collaborative grant from NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) that will improve solar wind modeling. more
Ocean acidification shown to have negative impact on fish skeletons  PHYS.ORG · 21 hours
For more than a century, the world's oceans have been becoming steadily more acidic as they soak up ever-increasing amounts of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, and the... more
Sharks reel in fans in Eastern Mediterranean winter waters  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
The wind was blowing, clouds blocked the sun and the sea was choppy and cold, but Hagai Mayer and his two friends didn't care. They wanted to see the sharks. more
Anticipatory signals in eye movements can help measure attentive capacity, learning with greater precision  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
How can we tell what a person is thinking? Sometimes, it is enough to observe one's behavior, for example, how... more
Cold-temperature variability important in evaluating climate change  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
New research highlights the importance of considering cold temperature variability, and not just warming temperatures, when evaluating the impact of climate change. more
Extinguishing fear memories relies on an unusual change to DNA  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Researchers have discovered a DNA modification that enhances our ability to extinguish fear. The findings could help guide the development of new treatments for fear-related anxiety disorders. Professor... more
Royale rumble: 'Apex Legends' smashing 'Fortnite' records  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
For the first time since its meteoric rise, "Fortnite" is no longer a no-doubt victory royale atop the video game industry. more
Ingredients for water could be made on surface of moon, a chemical factory  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
When a stream of charged particles known as the solar wind careens onto the moon's surface at 450 kilometers per second (or... more
Fossil fuel combustion is the main contributor to black carbon around Arctic  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Fossil fuel combustion is the main contributor to black carbon collected at five sites around the Arctic, which has implications for global warming, according... more
Seed predation increases from the Arctic to the Equator and from high to low elevations  Science Magazine · 2 days
Species interactions have long been predicted to increase in intensity toward the tropics and low elevations because of... more
When does one of the central ideas in economics work?  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
The concept of equilibrium is one of the most central ideas in economics. It is one of the core assumptions in the vast majority of economic models, including... more
NASA-NOAA satellite looks at large-eyed Tropical Cyclone Oma  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Tropical Cyclone Oma is a large hurricane with a big eye. The storm appeared well-organized on satellite imagery as it moved through the Southern Pacific Ocean. more
Ingredients for water could be made on surface of moon, a chemical factory  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
When a stream of charged particles known as the solar wind careens onto the Moon's surface at 450 kilometers per second (or... more
Ingredients for water could be made on surface of moon, a chemical factory  nanowerk · 2 days
When a stream of charged particles known as the solar wind careens onto the Moon's surface at 450 kilometers per second, they... more
Climate goals of the Paris Agreement: Impact of land use  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Significantly less than two degrees Celsius above pre-industrial times -- this is the temperature to which global warming should be limited, according to the Paris Climate Agreement. In... more
Virgin Galactic reschedules SpaceShipTwo flight for Feb. 22  SPACE NEWS · 2 days
Virgin Galactic scrubbed the Feb. 20 flight test for SpaceShipTwo, the air-launched suborbital spaceplane, due to high winds in Mojave,... more
Banning plastic bags, town by town: A guide  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Since plastic carryout bags were introduced in the 1960s, people have used trillions of them, and, for the most part, thrown them away. And whether they're sitting in a landfill, hung up... more
Earth's atmosphere stretches out to the moon – and beyond  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
The gaseous layer that wraps around Earth reaches up to 630,000 kilometers away, or 50 times the diameter of our planet, according to a new study based on... more
How to keep conservation policies from backfiring in a globally connected world  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
For many years environmentalists have urged the public to "think globally, act locally" – meaning, consider the health of the planet, then take action... more
Climate action helps companies build reputations and attract investors  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
This year, climate change topped off the agenda at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland —where every January, global leaders and the heads of the... more
Coastal communities losing ground on climate change planning, study shows  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Coastal communities like Homer, Alaska, are losing ground when it comes to planning for climate change even as they're already seeing its effects, according to new research out... more
Iceland sets whaling quotas despite falling profits  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Iceland has set new quotas for its controversial minke and fin whale hunt for the next five years despite declining profits recently, a decision bound to anger environmentalists. more
Microalgae as natural detector of environmental safety  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
An international group of toxicologists, including experts from the Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU), report that unicellular microalgae, the most common microorganisms on Earth and an important part of the food chain for more... more
International research collaboration computes climate past, present, and future  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Many of the world's largest cities are built near coasts, whether along rivers or oceans. Humanity relies on waterways for transportation, trade and sustenance. However, waterways can also unleash devastating... more
Cold-temperature variability important in evaluating climate change  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
New research from Binghamton University, State University of New York, highlights the importance of considering cold temperature variability, and not just warming temperatures, when evaluating the impact of climate change. more
Shape-changing element holds key to anti-bacterial coating  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
A University of Canterbury research team is another step closer to developing germ-proof surface coatings for environments such as hospitals, after an unexpected development in the lab. more
Earth’s atmosphere stretches out to the Moon – and beyond  ESA · 2 days
The outermost part of our planet’s atmosphere extends well beyond the lunar orbit – almost twice... more
The global impact of coal power  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Coal-fired power plants produce more than just carbon dioxide, which contributes to global warming. Coal burning also releases particulate matter, sulphur dioxide, nitrogen oxide and mercury—thus damaging the health of many people around the world. To... more
Video: The krill factor in ocean mixing  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Scientists have long chalked up ocean mixing of salt, heat, nutrients and gases, such as oxygen and carbon dioxide, to wind and tides. New research is investigating another possible contributor: krill. Mixing ocean water... more
Ocean acidification harms cod larvae more than previously thought  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Next to rising temperatures and dwindling oxygen concentrations, acidification is one of the major threats to marine life due to the changing global climate. Carbon dioxide concentrations in the atmosphere... more
Mars Weather: Daily Reports from NASA’s InSight Lander  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 days
Beginning Tuesday, February 19, 2019, NASA’s InSight lander will provide a daily report of atmospheric weather conditions on Mars. This... more
New insights into phenotypic complexity and diversity among cichlids  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Is evolution predictable? What are the mechanisms that allow different fish to respond to the same environmental challenge in slightly different ways? When the same jaw bones and muscles change... more
Renewable energy generation with kites and drones  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Airborne Wind Energy Systems (AWES) are a new kind of technology to harvest wind energy. The expensive and heavy tower and rotor of a conventional wind turbine are replaced by a light tether and... more
Forest fires as an opportunity for ecosystem recovery  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Large forest fires occur with increasing frequency globally, and their consequences grow more severe and destructive. Climate change and human activity are influencing the capacity of ecosystems and the life forms that... more
Combining mechanical computing with 3D printing to create 'sentient' materials  nanowerk · 2 days
Engineers are combining mechanical computing with 3D printing as part of an effort to create 'sentient' materials that can respond to changes in their surroundings, even in extreme... more
Scientists Release Controversial Genetically Modified Mosquitoes In High-Security Lab  NPR · 2 days
The insects were created, using CRISPR, to carry a powerful "gene drive." The mosquitoes could provide a potent weapon against malaria, but they raise fears about unpredictable environmental effects. more
InSight Is the Newest Mars Weather Service  ASTRO WATCH · 2 days
No matter how cold your winter has been, it's probably not as chilly as Mars. Check for yourself: Starting today, the public... more
Fishing and pollution regulations don't help corals cope with climate change  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
A new study reports that protecting coral reefs from fishing and pollution does not help coral populations cope with climate change. The study also concludes that... more
Renewable energy generation with kites and drones  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
A group of researchers has recently developed a new software aimed at the analysis of energy generation systems based on kites and drones. They used the software to study the behavior of these systems... more
Solar tadpole-like jets seen with NASA'S IRIS add new clue to age-old mystery  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Scientists have discovered tadpole-shaped jets coming out of the Sun that may help explain why the corona (the wispy upper atmosphere of... more
Study finds new link between food allergies and multiple sclerosis  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Like many other medical conditions, the mechanism of multiple sclerosis remains an enigma--a puzzle composed of complex genetic and environmental factors. A key piece to this puzzle is... more
The global impact of coal power  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
With data and modelling from almost 8,000 coal power plants, researchers present the most comprehensive global picture to date of climate and human health impacts from coal power generation. more
20-million-year-old tusked sea cow is Central America's oldest marine mammal  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
A researcher searching the shoreline of the Panama Canal for fossil plants instead found an ancient sea cow. An 'emergency fossil excavation' due to rising water levels yielded... more
Natural resources valued differently by men and woman  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Men and women value, access and use resources from the natural environment in distinct and different ways, a new study has shown. more
Former UN leader tours climate adaptation projects in Miami  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Former U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says he's impressed with Miami's efforts to cope with rising sea levels— and he wishes President Donald Trump were paying attention, too. more
And now for the weather on Mars, courtesy of new NASA lander  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
And now for the weather on Mars: NASA's newest lander is offering daily reports on the red planet's frigid winter. more
A NASA infrared look at Tropical Depression 02W, warnings posted  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Tropical Depression 02W formed in the Northwestern Pacific Ocean on February 19 and the National Weather Service in Guam has issued warnings for Pohnpei, Chuuk and Yap States.... more
Carbon taxes could create new winners and losers among countries  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Although conventional wisdom suggests that poor countries are more likely to bear a disproportionate burden of a worldwide carbon tax on fossil fuels used for electricity and transportation,... more
NASA-NOAA satellite sees powerful Tropical Cyclone Oma affecting New Caledonia  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Tropical Cyclone Oma appeared well-organized on satellite imagery as it moved through the Southern Pacific Ocean, just northwest of New Caledonia. more
Why North Carolinian boats are fishing off New Jersey's coast  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
As the oceans warm in response to climate change, fishing boats in the Mid-Atlantic that focus on only one or two species of fish are traveling more than... more
Fishing and pollution regulations don't help corals cope with climate change  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
A new study from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill reports that protecting coral reefs from fishing and pollution does not help coral populations... more
Renewable energy generation with kites and drones  nanowerk · 3 days
Researchers recently developed a new software aimed at the analysis of energy generation systems based on kites and drones. They used the software to study the behaviour of these systems while transforming the kinetic... more
These climate activists want you to give up hope  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
The Extinction Rebellion, a network of climate activists who use civil disobedience to spotlight inaction on global warming, is rooted in the conviction that humanity has dug its own grave... more
Multicellular Life Began 1.5 Billion Years Earlier than Thought  SCI-NEWS.COM · 3 days
Approximately 2.1-billion-year-old fossilized tracks discovered in Gabon suggest the existence of a cluster of single cells that came... more
Climate-friendly labriculture depends on an energy revolution, study says  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Currently proposed types of lab-grown meat cannot provide a cure-all for the detrimental climate impacts of meat production without a large-scale transition to a decarbonised energy system, a new study... more
Land use delays could hamper climate efforts  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Global climate change targets are unlikely to be met because of delays in changes to land use, Edinburgh researchers say. more
Natural resources valued differently by men and woman, study shows  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Men and women value, access and use resources from the natural environment in distinct and different ways, a new study has shown. more
School climate strikes: What next for the latest generation of activists?  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
School students across the UK (and the world) went on strike on February 15, leaving their lessons to protest the lack of effective action on climate... more
Climate-friendly labriculture depends on an energy revolution  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
In a first-of-its-kind study, the climate-change impact of several production methods for lab-grown and farmed beef was assessed accounting for the differing greenhouse gases produced. The new projections reveal that over the long term,... more
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School climate strikes: What next for the latest generation of activists?
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Meteorite source in asteroid belt not a single debris field
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Earth first origins project seeks to replicate the cradle of life
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How to fight climate change in agriculture while protecting jobs
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Upcycling plastic bags into battery parts
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They call it puppy love, but what is it really?
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Climate change is killing off Earth's little creatures
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Melting Himalayan glaciers: A big drop in a bucket that's already full
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Fossil fuels are bad for your health and harmful in many ways besides climate change
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Why stop at plastic bags and straws? The case for a global treaty banning most single-use plastics
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How does the Amazon rain forest cope with drought?
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When does noise become a message?
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Polar vortex: The science behind the cold
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‘The Human Element’ makes the impacts of climate change feel real
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How drought affects freshwater fish
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