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Selenium deficiency promoted by climate change
SCIENCE DAILY As a result of climate change, concentrations of the trace element selenium in soils are likely to decrease. Because the selenium content of crops may also be reduced, the risk of selenium deficiency could be increased... 4 hours
ESA Releases Stunning Mosaic of Mars’ North Pole
SCI-NEWS.COM Researchers, using a camera aboard ESA’s Mars Express, have created a stunning mosaic of Mars’ north polar region. This mosaic... 7 hours
Selenium deficiency promoted by climate change
PHYS.ORG Selenium is an essential micronutrient obtained from dietary sources such as cereals. The selenium content of foodstuffs largely depends on concentrations in the soil: previous studies have shown that low selenium concentrations are associated with high... 9 hours
Those who help each other can invade harsher environments
SCIENCE DAILY Through cooperation, animals are able to colonize harsher living environments that would otherwise be inaccessible, according to a new study. The research community has long believed this was the other... 10 hours
Oil exporter Saudi starts hunt for solar, wind firms
PHYS.ORG The world's biggest oil exporter on Monday took the first step towards a goal of generating 9.5 GW of energy through solar and other renewable means. 11 hours
Warming ponds could accelerate climate change
PHYS.ORG Rising temperatures could accelerate climate change by reducing the amount of carbon dioxide stored in ponds and increasing the methane they release, new research shows. 13 hours
More warm-dwelling animals and plants as a result of climate change
SCIENCE DAILY Since 1980, populations of warm-dwelling species in Germany have increased. The trend is particularly strong among warm-dwelling terrestrial species, as shown by the most comprehensive study... 14 hours
Winners and losers—climate change will shift vegetation
PHYS.ORG Projected global warming will likely decrease the extent of temperate drylands by a third over the remainder of the 21st century coupled with an increase in dry deep soil conditions during agricultural growing season.... 15 hours
Cooperative species can invade harsher environments
PHYS.ORG Through cooperation, animals are able to colonise harsher living environments that would otherwise be inaccessible, according to a new study from Lund University in Sweden, together with researchers in England and USA. The research community has... 15 hours
More warm-dwelling animals and plants as a result of climate change
PHYS.ORG Since 1980, populations of warm-dwelling species in Germany have increased. The trend is particularly strong among warm-dwelling terrestrial species, as shown by the most comprehensive study... 16 hours
ESA's six-legged Suntracker flying on a Dragon
PHYS.ORG Tomorrow, a Space-X Dragon cargo ferry will be launched to the International Space Station packed with supplies, experiments, tools and food for the six astronauts living and working high above Earth. In the unpressurised... 17 hours
Astronomers Use ALMA to Hunt for Universe’s Oldest Light
SCI-NEWS.COM This image shows the first measurements of the so-called Sunyaev-Zel’dovich effect (SZE) from the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array.... 17 hours
Scientists hold rally in Boston to protest threat to science
PHYS.ORG Hundreds of scientists, environmental advocates and their supporters held a rally in Boston on Sunday to protest what they see as increasing threats to science and research in... 1 day
noaa s goes 16 weather satellite to showcase its lightning detection capabilities NOAA’s GOES-16 Weather Satellite to Showcase Its Lightning Detection Capabilities
ASTRO WATCH NOAA’s new highly advanced weather satellite GOES-16 (formerly known as GOES-R) which has just completed its... 1 day
Adaptable model recommends response strategies for Zika, other pandemics
SCIENCE DAILY A new biological-behavioral-operational computer model could help policy makers choose the best intervention strategies to rapidly contain an infectious disease outbreak. The model is based on the dynamics of disease... 1 day
Gene sequences reveal secrets of symbiosis
PHYS.ORG Advances in genomic research are helping scientists to reveal how corals and algae cooperate to combat environmental stresses. KAUST researchers have sequenced and compared the genomes of three strains of Symbiodinium, a member of the dinoflagellate... 1 day
Marine ecologist offers suggestions for achieving a strong, lasting 'blue economy'
PHYS.ORG Incentive-based solutions offer significant hope for addressing the myriad environmental challenges facing the world's oceans - that's the central message a leading marine ecologist delivered today... 1 day
Stanford researcher to examine unsung hero of science: assessment
PHYS.ORG Katharine Mach, who served as co-director of science on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), will present her most recent findings on the trials and triumphs of achieving a... 1 day
Scientists hold rally in Boston protest threats to science
PHYS.ORG Hundreds of scientists, environmental advocates and their supporters are rallying in Boston to protest what they see as increasing threats to science and research in the U.S. 1 day
Two dams illustrate challenge of maintaining older designs
PHYS.ORG Twelve years ago, widespread destruction from Hurricane Katrina on the Gulf Coast helped compel federal engineers 2,000 miles away in California to remake a 1950s-era dam by constructing a massive steel-and-concrete gutter... 1 day
Curiosity—not just knowledge—about science influences public perceptions about vaccines, climate change
Science Magazine A Q&A with psychology and law professor Dan Kahan 1 day
Weaning off oil, Scottish islands eye renewable future
PHYS.ORG Strong winds and stormy seas have helped turn the Shetland Islands in the North Atlantic into a European renewable energy giant, producing more power than it knows what to do with. 2 days
Quest for climate-friendly refrigerants finds complicated choices
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have just completed a multiyear study to identify the 'best' candidates for future use as air conditioning refrigerants that will have the lowest impact on the climate. 2 days
Second cause of hidden hearing loss identified
SCIENCE DAILY Some people can pass a hearing test but have trouble understanding speech in a noisy environment. New research identifies a new mechanism for this condition just years after its discovery. 2 days
Smart reforms key to global fish recovery, even with climate change
PHYS.ORG New Research finds that climate change will cause dramatic impacts in the world's fisheries, but with effective management most fisheries could yield more fish and more... 2 days
Efficient power converter for internet of things
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have presented a new power converter that maintains its efficiency at currents ranging from 500 picoamps to 1 milliamp, a span that encompasses a 200,000-fold increase in current levels. 2 days
It's more than just climate change
SCIENCE DAILY Accurately modeling climate change and interactive human factors -- including inequality, consumption, and population -- is essential for the effective science-based policies and measures needed to benefit and sustain current and future generations. A recent study... 2 days
Digital fabrication in architecture
SCIENCE DAILY Society faces enormous challenges in constructing high-quality, future-oriented built environments. Construction sites today look much like the building sites did at the beginning of the 20th century. Current research on digital fabrication in architecture indicates that the development and integration... 2 days
It's more than just climate change
PHYS.ORG A new scientific paper by a University of Maryland-led international team of distinguished scientists, including five members of the National Academies, argues that there are critical two-way feedbacks missing from current climate models that are used... 3 days
Scaffolding bacterial genomes and probing host-virus interactions in gut microbiome by proximity ligation (chromosome capture) assay
Science Magazine The biochemical activities of microbial communities, or microbiomes, are essential parts of environmental and animal ecosystems.... 3 days
Age-associated molecular changes are deleterious and may modulate life span through diet
Science Magazine Transition through life span is accompanied by numerous molecular changes, such as dysregulated gene expression, altered metabolite levels, and accumulated molecular damage. These changes... 3 days
How much biomass grows in the savannah?
SCIENCE DAILY The ability of the savannahs to store the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide is ultimately determined by the amount of aboveground woody biomass. So far, though, it has been difficult to measure this important indicator,... 3 days
Wind, Rain, Heat: Health Risks Grow with Extreme Weather
LIVE SCIENCE As climate change proceeds, there will be more extreme weather events, and these events pose a threat to people's health, experts say. 3 days
Scientists find evidence of Alaskan ecosystem health in Harlequin ducks
SCIENCE DAILY Harlequin Ducks in coastal areas of Alaska’s Kodiak and Unalaska islands are exposed to environmental sources of mercury and that mercury concentrations in their blood are associated with... 3 days
White Water: NASA Probes Snow's Effect on Water Resources
LIVE SCIENCE Snow plays an important role in Earth's water cycle, and NASA has launched a new initiative to investigate snow and its relationship to readily available liquid water. 3 days
Study examines life history of imperiled rattlesnake
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers examine the life history of the Eastern Massasauga rattlesnake, revealing important local climate impacts on the snake that should be carefully weighed when developing conservation strategies. The Eastern Massasauga is a small North... 3 days
Climate-driven permafrost thaw
SCIENCE DAILY In bitter cold regions like northwestern Canada, permafrost has preserved relict ground-ice and vast glacial sedimentary stores in a quasi-stable state. These landscapes therefore retain a high potential for climate-driven transformation, say researchers. 3 days
Getting their hands dirty: Students experience fieldwork in Hawaii
MIT TREX program from the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering offers undergraduates the opportunity to get out in the field. 3 days
Climate Change Could Have Wide-Ranging Effects on Mental Health
LIVE SCIENCE Climate change may have surprising and wide-ranging effects on mental health, experts say. 3 days
Local weather impacts melting of one of Antarctica's fastest-retreating glaciers
SCIENCE DAILY Local weather plays an important part in the retreat of the ice shelves in West Antarctica, according to new research. 3 days
gao drops one weather satellite from list of high risk missions but adds another GAO drops one weather satellite from list of high-risk missions, but adds another
SPACE NEWS The government watchdog removed NOAA's GOES geostationary orbit weather satellite... 3 days
New life for 19th-century plants
PHYS.ORG Humans have long had a knack for concentrating heavy metals that would otherwise remain at low concentrations within the environment. These human-produced pollutants can be found going back as far as one million years ago with fires in... 3 days
No time to run? Tsunami pod aims to save lives—at a price
PHYS.ORG When Jeanne Johnson lived in New Orleans, she figured out how to weather hurricanes. When the family moved to Kansas City, she taught her... 3 days
New supercomputer aids climate research in top coal state
PHYS.ORG A new supercomputer in the top coal-mining state has begun critical climate-change research with support from even some global warming doubters, but scientists worry President Donald Trump could cut funding... 3 days
How desert ants find their way in a featureless environment
SCIENCE DAILY A spherical treadmill allows biologists to investigate how desert ants find their way in a featureless environment. 3 days
Ultrafast camera for self-driving vehicles and drones invented
SCIENCE DAILY An ultrafast high-contrast camera has been developed that could help self-driving cars and drones see better in extreme road conditions and in bad weather. Unlike typical optical cameras, which can be blinded... 3 days
NASA Satellite Spots Mile-Long Iceberg Breaking Off of Antarctic Glacier
SPACE.COM 'Aftershocks' from a major iceberg break caused Antarctic glacier to shed another. 4 days
Cholera, Other Illnesses May Spread with Climate Change
LIVE SCIENCE Climate change is contributing to the spread of certain diseases, researchers say. 4 days
esa s six legged suntracker flying on a dragon ESA’s six-legged Suntracker flying on a Dragon
ESA Tomorrow, a Space-X Dragon cargo ferry will be launched to the International Space Station packed with supplies, experiments, tools and food for... 4 days
Pennsylvania correlates natural gas fracking with quakes
PHYS.ORG Pennsylvania environmental regulators say there's a likely correlation between a natural gas company's fracking operation and a series of minor earthquakes in western Pennsylvania last year. 4 days
Climate-driven permafrost thaw
PHYS.ORG In bitter cold regions like northwestern Canada, permafrost has preserved relict ground-ice and vast glacial sedimentary stores in a quasi-stable state. These landscapes therefore retain a high potential for climate-driven transformation. 4 days
Polish activists complain to EU about toxic smog
PHYS.ORG Polish environmental groups on Friday filed a complaint with the European Union against national and local authorities for failing to fight lethal levels of smog. 4 days
Roads are driving rapid evolutionary change in our environment
SCIENCE DAILY Roads are causing rapid evolutionary change in wild populations of plants and animals according to a new paper. The study looks at the evolutionary changes that are being caused by... 4 days
Helium’s inertness defied by high-pressure compound
SCIENCE-NEWS At pressures over a million atmospheres, helium reacts with sodium. 4 days
unep outlook UNEP outlook
ESA Follow the UNEP Global Environment Outlook Meeting on 20–21 February 4 days
Study shows China's severe weather patterns changing drastically since 1960
PHYS.ORG In one of the most comprehensive studies on trends in local severe weather patterns to date, an international team of researchers found that the frequency of hail storms,... 4 days
A novel socio-ecological approach to identifying suitable wolf habitats in human-dominated landscapes
PHYS.ORG About one third of the Swiss landscape offers suitable wolf habitat. Nonetheless, there is only a small fraction thereof where the wolf is tolerated... 4 days
Ancient cave reveals Syria may suffer further from severe droughts
PHYS.ORG A stalagmite collected from a remote cave in the Middle East has revealed climate models may be underestimating the severity of droughts likely to hit the region in... 4 days
Observing wildfire smoke plumes from space
PHYS.ORG Recent wildfires in Chile had a devastating impact on the country, its people and the environment. 4 days
Melting polar ice, rising sea levels not only climate change dangers
PHYS.ORG Climate change from political and ecological standpoints is a constant in the media and with good reason, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientist, but proof... 4 days
Local weather impacts melting of one of Antarctica's fastest-retreating glaciers
PHYS.ORG Local weather plays an important part in the retreat of the ice shelves in West Antarctica, according to new research published in the journal Nature Communications. 4 days
NIST quest for climate-friendly refrigerants finds complicated choices
PHYS.ORG Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology have just completed a multiyear study to identify the "best" candidates for future use as air conditioning refrigerants that will have the lowest... 4 days
Nicaragua focuses on climate-change resistant coffee
PHYS.ORG With climate change threatening crops in many parts of the world, Nicaragua is turning to a robust variety of coffee bean to protect one of its key exports. 4 days
Facts About Groundhogs
LIVE SCIENCE Groundhogs, also called woodchucks, are large rodents known traditionally as weather forecasters. 4 days
Climate Change Is Transforming the World's Food Supply
LIVE SCIENCE The biological and physical changes happening on Earth due to climate change will transform food production, researchers say. 4 days
Europe's Mars Mission Is About to 'Surf' the Red Planet's Atmosphere
SPACE.COM The ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter (TGO) is about to fly into Mars' upper atmosphere, using its drag to slow down and refine its orbit. 4 days
[Avalanche Research] Cracking the code underlying snowslides
Science Magazine Dangerous snow avalanches require failure of a weak layer buried beneath an overlying cohesive slab of snow. Although this process is mostly understood for some avalanche scenarios, – [Read More] 4 days
Can internet-beaming balloons outmaneuver shifting winds?
PHYS.ORG For its next trick, an internet-beaming balloon factory spun out of Google believes it can outmaneuver the wind. 4 days
New mosquito trap smart enough to keep just the bad bugs
PHYS.ORG A smart trap for mosquitoes? A new high-tech version is promising to catch the bloodsuckers while letting friendlier insects escape—and even record the exact weather conditions... 4 days
[Perspective] Sweet relief for pollinators
Science Magazine During the first half of Earth's history, oxygen supplies were scant. Photosynthesis probably evolved soon after the appearance of life, but it was not until 2.4 to 2.1 billion years ago that photosynthetic organisms invented the ability to... 4 days
[In Depth] Parasitic worm may trigger mystery nodding syndrome
Science Magazine Between 1990 and 2013, thousands of children in war-torn South Sudan and northern Uganda suddenly developed a severe and puzzling form of epilepsy. When exposed to food or cold temperatures,... 4 days
[In Depth] Congress sharpens its regulatory ax
Science Magazine Other rules that Congress could cancel using the Congressional Review Act include the following. Methane leaks: The House of Representatives has voted to undo a rule aimed at cutting leaks and burning of methane,... 4 days
[Report] Seagrass ecosystems reduce exposure to bacterial pathogens of humans, fishes, and invertebrates
Science Magazine Plants are important in urban environments for removing pathogens and improving water quality. Seagrass meadows are the most widespread coastal ecosystem on... 4 days
[In Depth] Demise of stream rule won't revitalize coal industry
Science Magazine Environmentalists were outraged earlier this month after the Republican-led Congress used an obscure law to erase a new regulation aimed at reducing the environmental damage caused by coal... 4 days
[Report] Localized aliphatic organic material on the surface of Ceres
Science Magazine Organic compounds occur in some chondritic meteorites, and their signatures on solar system bodies have been sought for decades. Spectral signatures of organics have not been unambiguously identified... 4 days
[Editorial] Data in public health
Science Magazine In 1854, physician John Snow helped curtail a cholera outbreak in a London neighborhood by mapping cases and identifying a central public water pump as the potential source. This event is considered by many to represent the founding... 4 days
Roads are driving rapid evolutionary change in our environment
PHYS.ORG Roads are causing rapid evolutionary change in wild populations of plants and animals according to a Concepts and Questions paper published in Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. The paper... 4 days
NASA Satellite Spots Mile-Long Iceberg Breaking Off of Antarctic Glacier
LIVE SCIENCE 'Aftershocks' from a major iceberg break caused Antarctic glacier to shed another. 4 days
Method to predict surface ozone pollution levels provides 48-hour heads-up
SCIENCE DAILY A novel air quality model will help air quality forecasters predict surface ozone levels up to 48-hours in advance and with fewer resources, according to a team of... 4 days
Underwater 'Space Base' Used For Mars Mission Simulation | Highlight Video
SPACE.COM The NEEMO 19 (NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operations 19) mission gave astronauts the opportunity to ‘waterwalk’ to simulate spacewalks, train with communication delays and test wearable... 4 days
Podcast: Recognizing the monkey in the mirror, giving people malaria parasites as a vaccine strategy, and keeping coastal waters clean with seagrass
Science Magazine This week, we chat... 4 days
Here's How Climate Change Can Cause More Air Pollution (All By Itself)
LIVE SCIENCE Not only does air pollution trap sunlight and cause climate change, but the relationship also works the other way: Rising temperatures increase levels of... 4 days
Demise of stream rule won’t revitalize coal industry
Science Magazine Obama-era regulation one of several recent environmental rules targeted by Trump and Republicans in Congress 4 days
Al Gore: 'Horrific' Health Risks from Climate, But 'We Have Solutions'
LIVE SCIENCE The health risks of climate change, and their potential solutions, were discussed here today in Atlanta. 4 days
'The Blob' in Pacific Ocean Linked to Spike in Ozone
LIVE SCIENCE The "blob," a patch of warm water that sat off the Pacific Coast between 2014 and 2015, caused higher ozone levels throughout the western region of the United... 4 days
Photo Gallery: Antarctica's Pine Island Glacier Cracks
LIVE SCIENCE Pine Island Glacier, the longest and fastest flowing glacier in Antarctica, has calved multiple icebergs, as can be seen in a series of photos. 4 days
Seagrasses boost ecosystem health by fighting bad bacteria
SCIENCE-NEWS Seagrasses might reduce bacteria levels in ocean water. 4 days
Snow science supporting our nation's water supply
PHYS.ORG Researchers have completed the first flights of a NASA-led field campaign that is targeting one of the biggest gaps in scientists' understanding of Earth's water resources: snow. 4 days
High intake of saturated and animal fat linked to increased risk of type 2 diabetes
NEWS MEDICAL Recently, dietary guidelines for the general population have shifted towards a plant-based diet (rich in legumes, whole-grain cereals,... 5 days
Less snow and a shorter ski season in the Alps
PHYS.ORG After long-awaited snowfall in January, parts of the Alps are now covered with fresh powder and happy skiers. But the Swiss side of the iconic mountain range had... 5 days
Method to predict surface ozone pollution levels provides 48-hour heads-up
PHYS.ORG A novel air quality model will help air quality forecasters predict surface ozone levels up to 48-hours in advance and with fewer resources, according to a team of... 5 days
Crystal growth, earth science and tech demo research launching to orbiting laboratory
PHYS.ORG The tenth SpaceX cargo resupply launch to the International Space Station, targeted for launch Feb. 18, will deliver investigations that study human health, Earth... 5 days
Engineers help arctic ships assess ice buildup
PHYS.ORG As global temperatures rise and arctic ice melts, more ships are taking advantage of expedient, yet dangerous ocean routes that are opening in the polar region. 5 days
Using 'real life' analogies to get past scientific uncertainty on climate change
PHYS.ORG Many people still treat global warming as a contentious political issue, instead of one backed by scientific consensus. For example, in a recent Pew... 5 days
Digital chemistry set reaches new heights with space launch
PHYS.ORG A University of Glasgow research project is set to get underway beyond the earth's atmosphere following a successful launch into space today (Wednesday 15 February). 5 days
Image: Glacial 'aftershock' spawns Antarctic iceberg
PHYS.ORG Pine Island Glacier has shed another block of ice into Antarctic waters. The loss was tiny compared to the icebergs that broke off in 2014 and 2015, but the event is further evidence of the ice... 5 days
Will blazing a low-carbon path pay off for California?
PHYS.ORG VIDEO President Trump has made it clear he intends to dismantle the Obama administration's policies for reducing U.S. greenhouse gas emissions. But California Governor Jerry Brown has declared that his state... 5 days
Decline of grass threatens world's most endangered antelope
PHYS.ORG University of Wyoming researchers took a big step toward solving the mystery of the decline of hirola, a rare African antelope, conducting wildlife research in one of the most formidable environments—the border... 5 days
Ring roads of the future in an urban context
PHYS.ORG VIDEO Electric cars that require charging and autonomous cars that can be summoned to take you from A to B. How do you take these future challenges into account in spatial... 5 days
Climate change doubled the likelihood of the Australian heatwave
PHYS.ORG The heatwave that engulfed southeastern Australia at the end of last week has seen heat records continue to tumble like Jenga blocks. 5 days
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