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Researchers strengthen DNA nanostructures to help them survive harsh environments
PHYS.ORG A team of researchers at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has developed a way to strengthen DNA nanostructures for improved survival under harsh environmental conditions. In their... 56 minutes
Next-gen insect repellents to combat mosquito-borne diseases
PHYS.ORG VIDEO Nearly 700 million people suffer from mosquito-borne diseases—such as malaria, West Nile, Zika and dengue fever—each year, resulting in more than 1 million deaths. Increasingly, many species of mosquitoes have become resistant to the... 3 hours
Science Says: Hotter weather turbocharges US West wildfires
PHYS.ORG As temperatures rise in the U.S. West, so do the flames. 6 hours
Don't flush contact lenses after use - bad for environment
NEWS MEDICAL Nearly 45 million Americans use soft disposable contact lenses and after use flush them down the toilet. Researchers at the Arizona State University have requested people not to... 8 hours
Will We Ever Stop Using Rockets to Get to Space?
SPACE.COM On March 16, 1926 in Auburn, Massachusetts, American engineer Robert Goddard launched the first liquid-fueled rocket. The flight lasted a mere 2.5 seconds and ended anticlimactically 181 feet... 1 day
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ASTRO WATCH NASA has released video of "a very bright" fireball that lit up the sky over Alabama just after midnight Friday morning. The official time... 1 day
The environmental cost of contact lenses
PHYS.ORG Many people rely on contact lenses to improve their vision. But these sight-correcting devices don't last forever—some are intended for a single day's use—and they are eventually disposed of in various ways. Now, scientists are reporting... 1 day
First satellite to measure global winds set for launch
PHYS.ORG A satellite designed to measure Earth's global wind patterns is set to be hoisted into orbit Tuesday from the Arianespace launch site in French Guiana. 1 day
UTHealth safety expert talks about preparing for the most destructive hurricanes
NEWS MEDICAL How do you prepare for one of the most destructive hurricanes to ever strike the United States? Fifty-two inches of rain in just three days? It's... 2 days
Melting Permafrost Below Arctic Lakes Is Even More Dangerous to the Climate, NASA Warns
SPACE.COM Scientists have worried for years now that climate change will free carbon trapped in frozen soil in the Arctic, triggering... 2 days
Intensifying Hurricane Lane examined by GPM satellite
PHYS.ORG Heavy rainfall and towering cloud heights were the findings when Hurricane Lane was scanned by the Global Precipitation Measurement mission or GPM core observatory satellite on Aug. 17. Lane strengthened to a Category 2... 2 days
Ants, acorns and climate change
SCIENCE DAILY The relatively swift adaptability of tiny, acorn-dwelling ants to warmer environments could help scientists predict how other species might evolve in the crucible of global climate change, according to biologists. 3 days
Judge told to consider protections for Montana grayling fish
PHYS.ORG An appeals court on Friday told a judge to take another look at whether a Montana fish should be protected, saying that U.S. wildlife officials did not consider all environmental... 3 days
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ASTRO WATCH Exoplanets, planets in other solar systems, can orbit very close to their host star. When, in... 3 days
Sequence-programmable covalent bonding of designed DNA assemblies
Science Magazine Bottom-up fabrication of custom nanostructures using the methods of DNA nanotechnology has great potential for applications in many areas of science and technology. One obstacle to applications concerns the constrained environmental conditions at which... 3 days
Particulate pollution's impact varies greatly depending on where it originated
SCIENCE DAILY Aerosols are tiny particles that are spewed into the atmosphere by human activities, including burning coal and wood. They have negative effects on air quality -- damaging human... 3 days
Biologists study swift evolutionary changes in acorn-dwelling insects
PHYS.ORG The relatively swift adaptability of tiny, acorn-dwelling ants to warmer environments could help scientists predict how other species might evolve in the crucible of global climate change. 3 days
Genome mapping of seed-borne allergens and immunoresponsive proteins in wheat
Science Magazine Wheat is an important staple grain for humankind globally because of its end-use quality and nutritional properties and its adaptability to diverse climates. For a small proportion of... 3 days
Texas plants spewed 8 million pounds of air pollutants as Hurricane Harvey hit
PHYS.ORG Floodwater caused most of the damage when Hurricane Harvey slammed into the Texas coast a year ago. But that region's air quality... 3 days
The plastic waste crisis is an opportunity for the U.S. to get serious about recycling at home
PHYS.ORG VIDEO A global plastic waste crisis is building, with major implications for health and the... 3 days
Acceleration of mountain glacier melt could impact Pacific Northwest water supplies
PHYS.ORG Accelerated melting of mountain glaciers in the Cascade Range could impact water supplies in the Pacific Northwest region over the coming decades, according to new research. 3 days
Physicists propose new model to study pairing properties of nuclei
PHYS.ORG A team of Ohio University nuclear physicists has proposed a new theoretical model for calculating pairing properties of atomic nuclei including those found in extreme astrophysical environments. As... 3 days
Bioengineers borrow from electronics industry to get stem cells to shape up
PHYS.ORG To understand how cells in the body behave, bioengineers create miniature models of the cells' environment in their lab. But recreating this niche environment... 3 days
Global study shows environmentally friendly farming can increase productivity
PHYS.ORG A major new study involving researchers from the University of York has measured a global shift towards more sustainable agricultural systems that provide environmental improvements at the same time as... 3 days
Volcano eruptions at different latitudes impact sea surface temperature differently
PHYS.ORG Volcanic eruptions are among the most important natural causes of climate change, playing a leading role over the past millennium. Injections of sulfate aerosols into the lower stratosphere... 3 days
New 'droughty' soils model for Pacific Northwest could aid forest health in changing climate
PHYS.ORG Scientists have developed a new approach to modeling potentially drought-prone soils in Pacific Northwest forests, which could aid natural resource... 3 days
Scientists find coarse resolution models underestimate future Mei-yu rainfall
PHYS.ORG Climate models are indispensable tools for future climate projection, including predictions of the Mei-yu front rainfall, which is the major rain-bearing system of the East Asian summer monsoon. Adaptation to... 3 days
Six things about Opportunity's recovery efforts
PHYS.ORG NASA's Opportunity rover has been silent since June 10, when a planet-encircling dust storm cut off solar power for the nearly-15-year-old rover. Now that scientists think the global dust storm is "decaying"—meaning more dust is falling... 3 days
Important factor may be missing in models used to predict spread of epidemics from climate change
NEWS MEDICAL New research from Indiana University suggests that computer models used to predict the spread of epidemics... 3 days
Lowering pH inside tumor cells can slow down spread of cancer
NEWS MEDICAL A new study focusing on the environment inside cancer cells may lead to new targeted treatment strategies. 3 days
Key factor may be missing from models that predict disease outbreaks from climate change
SCIENCE DAILY A new study suggests that computer models used to predict the spread of epidemics from climate change -- such as... 4 days
NASA sees Tropical Storm Bebinca along Vietnam's coast
PHYS.ORG Tropical Storm Bebinca showed powerful, heavy rain-making thunderstorms on infrared satellite imagery when NASA's Terra satellite saw the storm along the northern Vietnam coast. 4 days
'Abrupt thaw' of permafrost beneath lakes could significantly affect climate change models
SCIENCE DAILY Methane released by thawing permafrost from some Arctic lakes could significantly accelerate climate change, according to a new study. Unlike shallow, gradual thawing of... 4 days
'Abrupt thaw' of permafrost beneath lakes could significantly affect climate change models
PHYS.ORG Methane released by thawing permafrost from some Arctic lakes could significantly accelerate climate change, according to a new University of Alaska Fairbanks-led study. 4 days
Collective clog control: Optimizing traffic flow in confined biological and robophysical excavation
Science Magazine Groups of interacting active particles, insects, or humans can form clusters that hinder the goals of the collective; therefore, development of robust strategies for... 4 days
Insulator-metal transition in dense fluid deuterium
Science Magazine Dense fluid metallic hydrogen occupies the interiors of Jupiter, Saturn, and many extrasolar planets, where pressures reach millions of atmospheres. Planetary structure models must describe accurately the transition from the outer molecular envelopes to the interior... 4 days
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The wheat code is finally cracked
PHYS.ORG Today in the international journal Science, the International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium (IWGSC) published a detailed description of the genome of bread wheat, the world's most widely cultivated crop. This work will pave the way for... 4 days
Social class and communication situation
SCIENCE DAILY Whether individuals grow up in a working-class environment or in an academic household, they take on behaviors that are typical for their class -- so goes the hypothesis. A social-psychologist has now found new evidence to support this... 4 days
In 1968, scientists tried taming hurricanes
SCIENCE-NEWS For over 20 years, the U.S. government tried to subdue hurricanes through cloud seeding, with mixed results. 4 days
Researchers Find Rapid Way to Make Carbon Dioxide-Storing Mineral Magnesite
SCI-NEWS.COM A team of researchers led by Trent University’s Professor Ian Power has developed an accelerated way... 4 days
Donald Trump's Space Force plans analysed by a sci-fi expert
PHYS.ORG VIDEO The US leadership has plans to introduce a "US Space Force" by 2020. Already announced by president Donald Trump in June, US vice president Mike Pence outlined further... 4 days
Key factor may be missing from models that predict disease outbreaks from climate change
PHYS.ORG New research from Indiana University suggests that computer models used to predict the spread of epidemics from climate change—such as... 4 days
Image: Australian antenna ready to hear Aeolus' first words
PHYS.ORG Measuring 4.5 metres across, this relatively small antenna in Australia, dubbed NNO-2, will be the first to hear from the soon-to-be-launched Aeolus satellite, the first ever to measure winds on Earth... 4 days
Arctic seabird populations respond to climate change
SCIENCE DAILY Seabirds such as gulls can be key indicators of environmental change as their populations respond to shifts in their ocean habitat over time. A new study investigates how several species have responded to changing... 4 days
Opinion: Time to re-think the climate change challenge
PHYS.ORG The climate change challenge has fallen into a familiar pattern – more research papers on climate change, another COP (Conference of the Parties) meeting, more pledges by the world's governments to do... 4 days
Cathode material made from organic molecules enhances the green credentials of rechargeable batteries
PHYS.ORG Incorporating organic materials into lithium ion batteries could lower their cost and make them more environmentally friendly, A*STAR researchers have found. The... 4 days
A simplified way to predict the function of microbial communities
PHYS.ORG In areas that flood frequently, microbial communities must adapt to repeated wet-dry cycles. Metabolic strategies help them survive, but these strategies can also influence nutrient cycling and atmospheric... 4 days
Global climate models for public health? Useful, but not in the way we think
PHYS.ORG A new paper in PLOS Medicine argues that climate change projections are often misused in health impact studies: they are... 4 days
Getting warmer—understanding threats to ocean health
PHYS.ORG The global ocean covers 70 percent of our planet, makes Earth habitable, and contributes to economies, food supplies, and our health. Yet the ocean is increasingly threatened by the growing amount of carbon dioxide in the... 4 days
Astronomers Find Iron and Titanium in Atmosphere of Ultrahot Jupiter
SCI-NEWS.COM Astronomers have detected atomic iron and titanium in the atmosphere of KELT-9b, a gas giant exoplanet... 4 days
Migrating Songbirds Reach Altitudes of Up To 13,000 Feet, Study Shows
SCI-NEWS.COM A small new study published in the Journal of Avian Biology shows that songbirds... 4 days
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ESA As ESA's Aeolus mission prepares for liftoff, learn more about why wind profiles are important, how wind works, and how it affects our planet 4 days
Socio-economic position associated with pregnant women's exposure to environmental hazards
NEWS MEDICAL Socio-economic position determines the environmental hazards--such as air pollution and noise--that pregnant women are exposed to in urban areas, although the nature of the association varies from city... 4 days
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SPACE NEWS Descartes Labs announced Aug. 15 a partnership with Airbus to feed high resolution global imagery into its geospatial data platform. The Sante... 4 days
Frequent fires make droughts harder for young trees, even in wet eastern forests
SCIENCE DAILY Forests in the eastern United States may have had it easy compared to their western counterparts, with the intense, prolonged droughts and... 4 days
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SPACE NEWS International mistrust in space could become a bigger problem as the commercial space industry... 5 days
Old species learn new tricks...very slowly
SCIENCE DAILY No species lasts forever, and, just as the saying goes, it seems like old species may get stuck in their ways and can't adapt to environmental change as fast as younger species do. 5 days
Frequent fires make droughts harder for young trees, even in wet eastern forests
PHYS.ORG Forests in the eastern United States may have had it easy compared to their western counterparts, with the intense, prolonged droughts and... 5 days
Funny bone: Survey finds 99 percent of science students appreciate instructor humor
PHYS.ORG There's nothing like a good laugh to lighten a mood, especially when the atmosphere is serious—like it can be in a science classroom. 5 days
Climate change multiplies harmful marine heatwaves (Update)
PHYS.ORG The number of days marked by potentially destructive ocean heatwaves has doubled in 35 years, and will multiply another five-fold at current rates of climate change, scientists warned Wednesday. 5 days
A modest 0.5-m rise in sea level will double the tsunami hazard in Macau
Science Magazine Rising sea levels will have overwhelmingly negative impacts on coastal communities globally. With previous research focused on how sea-level rise... 5 days
The secret behind cell revival revealed
PHYS.ORG Scientists from the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST), have identified 85 genes essential for fission yeast cells at rest, under nutritionally limited environmental conditions, to maintain their ability to return to the... 5 days
New research reveals corals could be trained to survive environmental stress
PHYS.ORG Scientists have discovered the first molecular evidence that corals and anemones can optimize their gene expression when exposed to environmental stress, enabling them to acclimatize to... 5 days
Climate change sea level rises could increase risk for more devastating tsunamis worldwide
PHYS.ORG As sea levels rise due to climate change, so do the global hazards and potential devastating damages from tsunamis, according to a... 5 days
Iron and Titanium Found on 'Ultrahot Jupiter,' an Exoplanet First
SPACE.COM VIDEO For the first time ever, astronomers have found iron and titanium in the atmosphere of a planet outside the solar system. The exoplanet, named KELT-9b, is the hottest... 5 days
Scorching weather helps uncover archeological sites around Britain
REUTERS Britain's hottest summer in decades has revealed cropmarks across the country showing the sites of Iron Age settlements, Roman farms... 5 days
Iron and titanium in the atmosphere of an exoplanet
PHYS.ORG Exoplanets, planets in other solar systems, can orbit very close to their host stars. When the host star is much hotter than the sun, the exoplanet becomes as hot as... 5 days
NASA satellite sees Tropical Depression Rumbia form
PHYS.ORG Tropical Depression Rumbia, the twenty-first tropical cyclone of the Northwestern Pacific Ocean season formed on Aug. 15, as NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite flew overhead. 5 days
NASA sees 14th Eastern Pacific Tropical Depression form
PHYS.ORG Tropical Depression 14E formed far from land and poses no threat to land areas. On Aug. 14, NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite flew over developing Tropical Depression 14E in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. 5 days
NASA sees Tropical Storm Bebinca still near Hainan Island
PHYS.ORG Tropical Storm Bebinca continues to rain on Hainan Island, China and has been doing so for days. On Aug. 15, when NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite flew overhead it captured a... 5 days
NASA catches Tropical Depression Leepi nearing landfall
PHYS.ORG Tropical Depression Leepi was nearing landfall in southern South Korea on Aug. 15, when NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite flew overhead. 5 days
NASA satellite image Tropical Depression Hector elongating, weakening
PHYS.ORG Tropical Depression Hector is being torn apart in the Northwestern Pacific Ocean. On Aug. 15, when NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite flew overhead it captured a visible image of the storm as the... 5 days
NASA catches formation of fifth Atlantic depression
PHYS.ORG The fifth tropical cyclone of the North Atlantic Ocean season formed on Aug. 15, as NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite flew overhead. 5 days
Magnetic antiparticles offer new horizons for information technologies
SCIENCE DAILY Computer simulations reveal new behavior of antiskyrmions in gradually increased electric currents. 5 days
Wood density of European trees decreasing continuously since 1870
PHYS.ORG Trees are growing more rapidly due to climate change. This may sound like good news—after all, this means that trees are storing more carbon dioxide from the atmosphere in their... 5 days
Warmer ocean, warmer winter Eurasian climate
PHYS.ORG A vigorous and continuous rise in sea surface temperature (SST) and land surface temperature has been caused by increasing greenhouse gas concentrations during the last century. Several studies have suggested that the direct response of land... 5 days
Glacier depth affects plankton blooms off Greenland
PHYS.ORG The unusual timing of highly productive summer plankton blooms off Greenland indicates a connection between increasing amounts of meltwater and nutrients in these coastal waters. In a new study published today in the international... 5 days
Molecular switch detects metals in the environment
PHYS.ORG An international team led by researchers from the University of Geneva (UNIGE), Switzerland, has designed a family of molecules capable of binding to metal ions present in the surrounding environment and providing an easily... 5 days
Next 5 years predicted to be abnormally hot
SCIENCE DAILY This summer's worldwide heatwave makes 2018 a particularly hot year. As will be the next few years, according to a new study. Using a new method, the study shows that at the... 5 days
Evidence suggests global warming might have a negative impact on some government workers
PHYS.ORG A team of researchers affiliated with MIT and Harvard University has found evidence suggesting that as the planet heats up, the performance... 5 days
Faster way to make mineral to remove carbon dioxide from atmosphere
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have developed an accelerated way to produce magnesite, a mineral which can capture the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, at room temperature. Removing... 5 days
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CERN A specimen of the new Swiss 200 franc note (Image: Swiss National Bank) Each note in the ninth series of Swiss bank notes has been designed... 5 days
Smart consumption management system for energy-efficient industrial companies
PHYS.ORG Energy use in industrial buildings continues to skyrocket, contributing to the negative impact on global warming and Earth's natural resources. An EU initiative introduced a disruptive system that's able to reduce electricity... 5 days
Three reasons companies are being proactive about climate change
PHYS.ORG For business leaders, climate change is not uncertain or in the future, but part of their everyday decision making in the here and now, says Professor Daniel Vermeer. 5 days
As waters rise, coastal megacities like Mumbai face catastrophe
SCIENCE-NEWS For coastal megacities like Mumbai, rising seas and weather chaos linked with climate change threaten economic and social disaster. 5 days
Why sea level rise varies from place to place
SCIENCE-NEWS The impact of global sea level rise varies regionally, thanks to these factors. 5 days
Climate models predict the world will be 'anomalously warm' until 2022
PHYS.ORG The next four years are going to be anomalously warm – even on top of regular climate change. That's according to new research my colleague Sybren... 5 days
Molecular switch detects metals in the environment
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have designed a family of molecules capable of binding to metal ions present in its environment and providing an easily detectable light signal during binding. This new type of sensor forms a 3D... 5 days
Arctic seabird populations respond to climate change
PHYS.ORG Seabirds such as gulls can be key indicators of environmental change as their populations respond to shifts in their ocean habitat over time. A new study from The Auk: Ornithological Advances investigates how several... 5 days
Carbon monoxide from California wildfires drifts east
PHYS.ORG California is being plagued by massive wildfires, and the effects on air quality from those fires can extend far beyond the state's borders. In addition to ash and smoke, fires release carbon monoxide into... 5 days
Magnetic Fields Impact Atmospheric Circulation of Gaseous Planets, Scientists Find
SCI-NEWS.COM A team of researchers from the Australian National University and the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has... 5 days
Water matters to metal nanoparticles
PHYS.ORG VIDEO When you purchase anything from makeup to paint to sunscreen, chances are it contains engineered nanoparticles. These nanoscale materials have properties that are revolutionizing products—from medicine to agriculture to electronics. But eventually, those nanoparticles will reach natural environments.... 6 days
Scientists find way to make mineral which can remove CO2 from atmosphere
PHYS.ORG Scientists have found a rapid way of producing magnesite, a mineral which stores carbon dioxide. If this can be developed to an industrial scale,... 6 days
First reliable estimates of highly radioactive cesium-rich microparticles released by Fukushima disaster
PHYS.ORG Scientists have for the first time been able to estimate the amount of radioactive cesium-rich microparticles released by the disaster at the Fukushima power... 6 days
NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite sees Bebinca east of Hainan Island
PHYS.ORG China's Hainan Island can't seem to get away from slow moving Tropical Storm Bebinca. The storm continues to linger near the island on Aug. 14 as seen when... 6 days
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ASTRO WATCH Scientists have found that 4.02 billion year old silica-rich felsic rocks from the Acasta River, Canada... 6 days
Snake fungal disease alters skin microbiome in eastern Massasaugas
PHYS.ORG In the first study of its kind, researchers characterized the skin microbiome of a population of free-ranging snakes to begin to understand how the animals' environmental microbial community may promote... 6 days
News Clip Linked Coal to Climate Change — 106 Years Ago Today
LIVE SCIENCE More than a century ago, scientists already knew that burning coal would cause global warming. 6 days
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