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NASA-NOAA satellite catches last burst before demise of Tropical Depression 17E  PHYS.ORG · 2 hours
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Study helps pinpoint what makes species vulnerable to environmental change  PHYS.ORG · 2 hours
The fabled use of canaries in coal mines as an early warning of carbon monoxide stemmed from the birds' extreme sensitivity to toxic conditions compared to humans. more
Tracing interstellar dust back to the solar system's formation  nanowerk · 2 hours
Interplanetary particles from Earth's upper atmosphere contain dust from the initial formation of the solar system. The exotic grains may represent the building blocks of planets from 4.6 billion years... more
Epigenetic dynamics in infancy and the impact of maternal engagement  Science Magazine · 3 hours
The contribution of nature versus nurture to the development of human behavior has been debated for centuries. Here, we offer a piece to this complex puzzle by identifying... more
First widespread chytrid fungus infections in frogs of Peruvian Amazon rain forests  PHYS.ORG · 3 hours
University of Michigan biologists have documented, for the first time, the widespread presence of the notorious chytrid fungus in 80 species of frogs from... more
Increase in levels of methylmercury due to climate change could have a cascade of effects  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 hours
As global temperatures continue to rise, the thawing of permafrost in Arctic areas is being accelerated and mercury... more
Researchers find climate change increases risk of mercury contamination  PHYS.ORG · 4 hours
As global temperatures continue to rise, the thawing of permafrost in Arctic areas is being accelerated and mercury that has been trapped in the frozen ground is now being released... more
Two decades of rain, snowfall from NASA's precipitation missions  PHYS.ORG · 4 hours
NASA's Precipitation Measurement Missions (PMM) have collected rain and snowfall from space for nearly 20 years, and for the first time in 2019, scientists can access PMM's entire record as... more
Gas 'waterfalls' reveal infant planets around young star  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 hours
For the first time, astronomers have witnessed 3D motions of gas in a planet-forming disk. At three locations in the disk around a young star called HD 163296, gas is flowing like... more
Tiny particles lead to brighter clouds in the tropics  PHYS.ORG · 5 hours
When clouds loft tropical air masses higher in the atmosphere, that air can carry up gases that form into tiny particles, starting a process that may end up brightening lower-level... more
Computer models show clear advantages in new types of wind turbines  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 hours
Researchers have modeled the fluid dynamics of multi-rotor wind turbines via high-resolution numerical simulations. The simulations demonstrate a clear advantage for a turbine model with four... more
3-D printed coral could help endangered reefs  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 hours
Threats to coral reefs are everywhere -- rising water temperatures, ocean acidification, coral bleaching, fishing and other human activities. But new research shows that 3-D printed coral can provide a structural starter kit for... more
Warmer nights prompt forest birds to lay eggs earlier in spring  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 hours
Rising night-time temperatures are causing woodland birds to build nests and lay eggs earlier in springtime, research shows. more
Climate change increases risk of mercury contamination  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 hours
As global temperatures continue to rise, the thawing of permafrost is accelerated and mercury trapped in the frozen ground is now being released. The mercury is transforming into more mobile and potentially toxic forms... more
Galapagos study highlights importance of biodiversity in the face of climate change  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 hours
Study of wave turbulence suggests that highly mobile species and more diverse ecological communities may be more resilient to the effects of changing environmental... more
Galapagos study highlights importance of biodiversity in the face of climate change  PHYS.ORG · 5 hours
As the world's climate continues to change, biologically diverse communities may be most capable of adapting to environmental challenges. more
Indonesia under 'blanket of smoke' amid wildfires  PHYS.ORG · 7 hours
Indonesia is under a "blanket of smoke" amid wildfires that threaten humans, wildlife and the global climate, researchers say. more
Climate change concerns have largely ignored role of access to effective contraception  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 hours
Climate change concerns have largely ignored the importance of universal access to effective contraception, despite the impact of population growth on greenhouse gas emissions,... more
Increased risk of tularemia as the climate changes  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 hours
Researchers have developed a method for statistically predicting impacts of climate change on outbreaks of tularemia in humans. New results show that tularemia may become increasingly common in the future in high-latitude... more
Last year's extreme snowfall wiped out breeding of Arctic animals and plants  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 hours
In 2018, vast amounts of snow were spread across most of the Arctic region and did not melt fully until late summer, if at... more
Monitoring hurricanes for better life-saving, property-preserving decisions  PHYS.ORG · 8 hours
When a natural disaster strikes, first responders step in to reduce harm and save lives. They risk their lives in highly unpredictable environments—often without clear knowledge of the dangers they are facing or where... more
Plant skeletons: Weighing the environmental impacts of a byproduct of biofuel combustion  PHYS.ORG · 8 hours
As a renewable resource, biomass presents an appealing alternative to fossil fuels for energy production. Burning plants, however, is not a completely clean process;... more
Creating a trusted environment for the democratic use of technology  PHYS.ORG · 8 hours
A new report from the Oxford Technology and Elections Commission (OxTEC), convened by the Oxford Internet Institute, calls for co-ordinated action by the public and private sector to... more
Distribution and origin of highly radioactive microparticles in Fukushima revealed  PHYS.ORG · 8 hours
A large quantity of radioactivity was released into the environment during the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant accident. The released radioactivity included small, poorly soluble, cesium-rich microparticles.... more
Warmer nights prompt birds to lay eggs earlier  PHYS.ORG · 8 hours
As climate change continues to cause temperatures to rise, the breeding patterns of birds such as blue tits are being altered as evenings in spring get warmer, researchers say. more
'Industrial melanism' linked to same gene in three moth species  PHYS.ORG · 8 hours
The rise of dark forms of many species of moth in heavily polluted areas of 19th and 20th century Britain, known as industrial melanism, was a highly visible... more
Engineering biomimetic microvascular meshes for subcutaneous islet transplantation  PHYS.ORG · 8 hours
To successfully engineer cell or tissue implants, bioengineers must facilitate their metabolic requirements through vascular regeneration. However, it is challenging to develop a broad strategy for stable and functional vascularization. In a... more
Great Lakes flooding: The warning signs that homes must be moved  PHYS.ORG · 8 hours
Every fall, I take my environmental studies class camping at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore on Lake Michigan. Some years the beach extends more than three... more
Artificial intelligence and farmer knowledge boost smallholder maize yields  SCIENCE DAILY · 8 hours
Farmers in Colombia's maize-growing region of Córdoba had seen it all: too much rain one year, a searing drought the next. Yields were down and their livelihoods hung in the... more
Radioactive chlorine from nuclear bomb tests still present in Antarctica  PHYS.ORG · 9 hours
Antarctica's ice sheets are still releasing radioactive chlorine from marine nuclear weapons tests in the 1950s, a new study finds. This suggests regions in Antarctica store and vent... more
Tracing the journey of microplastics in the Arctic  PHYS.ORG · 9 hours
By now it's well established that microplastics are a problem in the environment, even in the remotest parts of the planet. But where do different microplastics come from and how they get... more
Major implications for global metal demand without industry change  PHYS.ORG · 9 hours
The effects environmental, social and governance (ESG) risks will have on the global supply of metals without major innovations in the mining industry have been highlighted by University of Queensland... more
Both conservatives and liberals can agree on action on climate change  PHYS.ORG · 9 hours
We tend to assume that democracies, over the long arc of history, work towards progress and justice. But with an issue like climate change, we're running... more
Targeting deeply held values crucial for inspiring pro-environmental behavior  SCIENCE DAILY · 9 hours
Given the alarming pace of climate change, it is increasingly important to understand what factors motivate people to take action - or not - on environmental issues. A recent study... more
Protein that triggers plant defences to light stress identified  SCIENCE DAILY · 9 hours
A newly discovered protein turns on plants' cellular defence to excessive light and other stress factors caused by a changing climate, according to a new study. more
Dynamic pattern of Skyrmions observed  SCIENCE DAILY · 10 hours
Tiny magnetic vortices known as skyrmions form in certain magnetic materials, such as Cu2OSeO3. These skyrmions can be controlled by low-level electrical currents -- which could facilitate more energy-efficient data processing. Now a team has succeeded in developing... more
Chains of atoms move at lightning speed inside metals  SCIENCE DAILY · 10 hours
A phenomenon that has previously been seen when researchers simulate the properties of planet cores at extreme pressures has now also been observed in pure titanium at atmospheric pressure. Chains... more
Capuchin and Rhesus Monkeys Outsmart Humans When It Comes to Cognitive Flexibility  SCI-NEWS.COM · 10 hours
According to a new study published in the journal Scientific Reports, when it comes to being willing to explore more efficient options to solving... more
Telescope technology used to take first undistorted images of eye area involved in glaucoma  NEWS MEDICAL · 11 hours
Using methods originally developed by astronomers to view stars more clearly through Earth's atmosphere, optometry researchers at Indiana University have... more
NASA's Aqua satellite reveals flooding in Japan from Typhoon Hagibis  PHYS.ORG · 14 hours
Typhoon Hagibis made landfall in Japan over the weekend of October 12 and 13, bringing damaging winds, rough surf and flooding rains. NASA's Aqua satellite provided a visible... more
Artificial intelligence and farmer knowledge boost smallholder maize yields  PHYS.ORG · 15 hours
Farmers in Colombia's maize-growing region of Córdoba had seen it all: too much rain one year, a searing drought the next. Yields were down and their livelihoods hung in the... more
Researchers predict Tularemia outbreaks as climate changes  NEWS MEDICAL · 18 hours
Stockholm University researchers have found that the impact of climate change of disease incidence of tularemia could be statistically predicted. In high-latitude regions, where the disease was less common, global warming could lead to... more
Researchers create interactive map of preterm births and potential causes in Central California  NEWS MEDICAL · 22 hours
A research team led by UC San Diego has created an interactive map of preterm births - births before 37 weeks of... more
Study on climate protection: More forest -- less meat  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Forests help protect the climate. Reforestation can decisively contribute to mitigating global warming according to the Paris Agreement. Based on simulations, researchers have studied the conditions that should be fulfilled... more
Conservationists seek protection of California Joshua trees  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
A conservation organization has petitioned for protection of the western Joshua tree under the California Endangered Species Act due to the effects of climate change and habitat destruction. more
German climate plan brings sharp air travel tax hike  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Chancellor Angela Merkel's cabinet will sign off draft laws on new green taxes and subsidies this week, including much harsher charges on short-haul flights, German government sources said Tuesday. more
Targeting deeply held values crucial for inspiring pro-environmental behavior  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Given the alarming pace of climate change, it is increasingly important to understand what factors motivate people to take action—or not—on environmental issues. A recent study in Sustainability Science shows... more
Last year's extreme snowfall wiped out breeding of Arctic animals and plants  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
In 2018, vast amounts of snow were spread across most of the Arctic region and did not melt fully until late summer, if at... more
Analysis of Galileo's Jupiter entry probe reveals gaps in heat shield modeling  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
The entry probe of the Galileo mission to Jupiter entered the planet's atmosphere in 1995 in fiery fashion. As the probe descended from Mach... more
NASA provides a farewell infrared view of extra-tropical storm Melissa  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
NASA's Suomi NPP satellite passed over North Atlantic Ocean on Oct. 14 and provided forecasters with an infrared view of Tropical Storm Melissa that revealed wind shear was... more
Protein that triggers plant defences to light stress identified  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
A newly discovered protein turns on plants' cellular defence to excessive light and other stress factors caused by a changing climate, according to a new study published in eLife. more
Strong storms generating earthquake-like seismic activity  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
A Florida State University researcher has uncovered a new geophysical phenomenon where a hurricane or other strong storm can spark seismic events in the nearby ocean as strong as a 3.5 magnitude earthquake. more
Searching for water  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
In a place like Delaware, where it rains frequently, water is a renewable resource. Natural processes will replenish the water that is being used or consumed. In an area where rain is not as plentiful, such as the Arabian Peninsula,... more
Heron survey fishes out detail in ghostly galaxy outskirts  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Astronomers have completed the largest survey to date of the faint outskirts of nearby galaxies, successfully testing a low-cost system for exploring these local stellar systems. R. Michael Rich of... more
Analysis of Galileo's Jupiter entry probe reveals gaps in heat shield modeling  nanowerk · 1 day
Data from the probe's 1995 fireball has continued to confound those studying the mission. New simulations and faster computers point to bettering atmospheric entry... more
Strong storms generating earthquake-like seismic activity  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Researcher have uncovered a new geophysical phenomenon where a hurricane or other strong storm can spark seismic events in the nearby ocean as strong as a 3.5 magnitude earthquake. more
Changes associated with Alzheimer's disease detectable in blood samples  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Researchers have discovered new changes in blood samples associated with Alzheimer's disease. A new international study was conducted on disease-discordant Finnish twin pairs: one sibling suffering from Alzheimer's disease and... more
Analysis of Galileo's Jupiter entry probe reveals gaps in heat shield modeling  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
The entry probe of the Galileo mission to Jupiter entered the planet's atmosphere in 1995 in fiery fashion, generating enough heat to cause plasma... more
Survival strategy found in living corals which was only seen in fossil records  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Some corals can recover after massive mortality episodes caused by the water temperature rise. This survival mechanism in the marine environment --... more
Study on climate protection: More forest, less meat  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Forest protects the climate. Reforestation can decisively contribute to mitigating global warming according to the Paris Agreement. Based on simulations, researchers of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) have studied the conditions that... more
New study shows coral reef fish do not mind 3-D-printed corals  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Natural disasters such as hurricanes often leave devastation in their wake. Residents living in affected areas are sometimes displaced or require temporary shelter while their homes—or... more
Soil scientists determine how abandoned arable land recovers  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Soil scientists from RUDN University have found that the rate of accumulation of organic carbon in wild, cultivated, and abandoned soils depends mainly on the type and composition of the soil, and,... more
Tasmanian little penguin study casts light on foraging behavior  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
A study of little penguins in southeastern Tasmania has shed light on how the marine predators adapt to subtle changes in environmental conditions to find food. more
Chains of atoms move at lightning speed inside metals  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
A phenomenon that has previously been seen when researchers simulate the properties of planet cores at extreme pressures has now also been observed in pure titanium at atmospheric pressure. Chains... more
New research suggests global ice age changed the face of the planet  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Curtin University researchers have discovered that a global ice age more than 600 million years ago dramatically altered the face of the planet, leaving... more
Traffic noise affects normal stress reactions in zebra finches and delays offspring growth  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Noise pollution is one of the leading environmental health risks in humans. In zebra finches, noise affects their health and the growth... more
Mussels harbor strains of bacteria in their gills, keeping them prepared for environmental changes  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Deep-sea mussels, which rely on cooperative symbiotic bacteria for their food, harbor a surprisingly high diversity of these bacterial "cooks":... more
How uncertainty in scientific predictions can help and harm credibility  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
The more specific climate scientists are about the uncertainties of global warming, the more the American public trusts their predictions, according to new research by Stanford scholars. more
Chains of atoms move at lightning speed inside metals  nanowerk · 2 days
A phenomenon that has previously been seen when researchers simulate the properties of planet cores at extreme pressures has now also been observed in pure titanium at atmospheric pressure. Chains... more
58 dead, rescuers in 'day and night' hunt for missing after Japan typhoon  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Fresh rain threatened to hamper efforts by tens of thousands of Japanese rescuers searching for survivors after a powerful typhoon that by... more
Black holes stunt growth of dwarf galaxies  nanowerk · 2 days
Astronomers find large-scale winds associated with active black holes in small galaxies suppress star formation. more
Cheaper catalyst can generate hydrogen in a commercial device  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Researchers have shown for the first time that a cheap catalyst can split water and generate hydrogen gas for hours on end in the harsh environment of a commercial electrolyzer... more
Scientists reveal mechanism of electron charge exchange in molecules  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Through a new scanning transmission electron microscopy method, researchers are able to observe electron distribution between atoms and molecules and uncover clues to the origins of ferroelectricity, the capacity of... more
Study shows a much cheaper catalyst can generate hydrogen in a commercial device  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Researchers at the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and Stanford University have shown for the first time that a cheap... more
Study Sheds New Light on Evolution of Yellow Hypergiants  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 days
In a study published this month in the journal Astronomy & Astrophysics, astronomers analyzed the properties of four... more
Men are harder competitors: study  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
In competition situations, men invest more resources than women in reducing the performance of competitors. Men overestimate sabotage against them and respond accordingly, while women assess the sabotage efforts of competitors realistically, according to a laboratory experiment carried... more
Converting absorbed photons by 2-oxocarboxylic acids into highly reactive singlet oxygen  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Researchers at the University of Kentucky found that when aqueous solutions with pyruvic acid, a 2-oxocarboxylic acid, were exposed to light, the generated triplet excited state... more
Loons likely to disappear from Minnesota due to climate change, new report warns  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Minnesota could lose its beloved state bird in coming decades if humans don't stall climate change and prevent the common loon from... more
Marshall Islands, low-lying US ally and nuclear testing site, declares a climate crisis  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
The Marshall Islands, a low-lying chain of atolls and key U.S. ally in the Central Pacific, has declared a national climate crisis... more
Brilliant Midnight Fireball Lights Up Sky Over Northeast China  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 days
What appears to be a dazzling meteor lit up the sky over northeast China on Friday (Oct. 11), appearing as a brilliant fireball in surveillance video of the event. more
Australia could see fewer cyclones, but more heat and fire risk in coming months  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Northern Australia is likely to see fewer cyclones than usual this season, but hot, dry weather will increase the risk... more
Japan searches for survivors as Typhoon Hagibis death toll hits 56  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Tens of thousands of rescuers worked into the night Monday to find survivors of a powerful typhoon in Japan that killed at least 56 people, as... more
Liquifying a Rocky Exoplanet  ASTRO WATCH · 3 days
Rocky exoplanets that are around Earth-size are comparatively small, which makes them incredibly difficult to detect and characterize using telescopes. What are the optimal conditions to find such... more
Authorities: 3 deaths tied to Southern California wildfires  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Three people have died at the scene of Southern California wildfires this week, authorities said Saturday, as firefighters aided by diminishing winds beat back a blaze on the edge of Los Angeles... more
Who Owns the Arctic?  LIVE SCIENCE · 3 days
Several countries are launching claims to vast swathes of the Arctic seabed. But what does that mean for political and environmental stability in the region? more
Medical News Today: Can more vegetarian options tempt carnivores away from meat?  MNT · 4 days
New research shows how our environment shapes our food choices by looking into the impact of simply adding extra vegetarian options to the menu. more
California power shutdowns raise air pollution worries  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Power shutdowns intended to prevent more devastating California wildfires are raising new concerns about another longstanding environmental threat: air pollution. more
Southern California wildfires burning unchecked  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Gusting winds fueling a fast-moving wildfire in southern California showed no signs of abating Saturday as a blaze that forced the evacuation of some 100,000 people kept burning out of control. more
Tokyo area shuts down as powerful typhoon lashes Japan (Update)  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
A heavy downpour and strong winds pounded Tokyo and surrounding areas on Saturday as a powerful typhoon forecast to be Japan's worst in six decades made landfall and... more
Black holes stunt growth of dwarf galaxies  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Astronomers at the University of California, Riverside, have discovered that powerful winds driven by supermassive black holes in the centers of dwarf galaxies have a significant impact on the evolution of these galaxies by... more
Hydrologic simulation models that inform policy decisions are difficult to interpret  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Hydrologic models that simulate and predict water flow are used to estimate how natural systems respond to different scenarios such as changes in climate, land use,... more
Heavy rain, winds lash Tokyo as powerful typhoon approaches  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
A heavy downpour and strong winds pounded Tokyo and surrounding areas on Saturday as a powerful typhoon forecast as the worst in six decades approached landfall, with streets and train... more
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