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rocket lab waits out weather delays Rocket Lab waits out weather delays
SPACE NEWS As weather continues to delay the first launch of its Electron rocket, Rocket Lab’s chief executive said the company remains patient until conditions are... 49 minutes
Water is surprisingly ordered on the nanoscale
PHYS.ORG Nanometric-sized water drops are everywhere—in the air as droplets or aerosols, in industrially produced medications, and within rocks and oil fields. To understand the behavior of these drops, it is necessary to know how... 2 hours
Study finds heavier precipitation in the northeast began in 1996
PHYS.ORG Over the past century, the Northeast has experienced an increase in the number of storms with extreme precipitation. A Dartmouth-led study finds that the increase in extreme Northeast... 5 hours
Microhabitats enhance butterfly diversity in nature's imitation game
PHYS.ORG The spectacular variety of colours and patterns that butterflies use to ward off potential predators may result from highly localised environmental conditions known as "microhabitats", researchers have found. 13 hours
Lizards may be overwhelmed by fire ants and social stress combined
PHYS.ORG Lizards living in fire-ant-invaded areas are stressed. However, a team of biologists found that the lizards did not exhibit this stress as expected after extended fire... 14 hours
Genetic mutation trade-offs lead to parallel evolution
PHYS.ORG Organisms in nature adapt and evolve in complex environments. For example, when subjected to changes in nutrients, antibiotics, and predation, microbes in the wild face the challenge of adapting multiple traits at the same... 16 hours
nasa sees powerful storms with advancing monsoon in bay of bengal NASA sees powerful storms with advancing monsoon in Bay of Bengal
PHYS.ORG VIDEO Storms associated with the advancing monsoon in the Northern Indian Ocean's Bay of Bengal were analyzed by NASA with the GPM or Global Precipitation Measurement mission... 16 hours
Leaf-Mimicking Insect, Freshwater Stingray, Omnivorous Rat among ESF’s Top 10 Species of 2016
SCI-NEWS.COM An international team of taxonomists led by experts at the... 19 hours
Pope's encyclical boosted his credibility on climate change, especially among liberals
PHYS.ORG Pope Francis's 2015 encyclical on climate change, "Laudato si'," sought to leverage the pontiff's moral authority and draw attention to climate change as a global issue... 19 hours
Understanding stars: How tornado-shaped flow in a dynamo strengthens the magnetic field
PHYS.ORG The massive, churning core of conducting liquids in stars and some planets creates a dynamo that generates the planetary body's magnetic field. Researchers aim... 19 hours
weather again delays launch of rocket lab s electron rocket Weather again delays launch of Rocket Lab’s Electron rocket
SPACE NEWS Wind conditions at the New Zealand launch site subsided, but the company said concerns about static electric charges... 21 hours
Is there a green awakening in China?
PHYS.ORG Heavy air pollution has led to increased environmental consciousness in China. A growing number of apps now allow people to check local air quality. Apps also serve as tools for political activism. 23 hours
Sea level rise prior to 1990 found to be slower than other estimates suggesting modern rise significantly faster
PHYS.ORG (Phys.org)—A team of researchers from across Europe has found evidence that suggests... 23 hours
Study emphasises the human dimension of a warmer climate
PHYS.ORG New research shows how reducing carbon emissions can prevent billions of people from being exposed to unheard-of changes in climate in the coming decades. 24 hours
High-tech rainforest map brings climate and conservation efforts into sharp relief
PHYS.ORG Outside of the Amazon, the rainforests of central Africa are the largest in the world. They contain huge amounts of carbon and wildlife—two items at the... 24 hours
Report sheds new insights on the spin dynamics of a material candidate for low-power devices
PHYS.ORG Computers process and transfer data through electrical currents passing through tiny circuits and wires. As these currents meet... 24 hours
Coring Arctic lakes to study Vikings
PHYS.ORG Billy D'Andrea, a Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory paleoclimatologist and Center for Climate and Life Fellow is currently doing fieldwork in Norway's Lofoten Islands. He's interested in the natural factors that may have influenced the growth of northern agriculture and rise of violent... 24 hours
Mouse sperm subjected to cosmic environment still produces healthy offspring, report researchers
NEWS MEDICAL Freeze-dried mouse sperm that spent nine months in the harsh environment of space have successfully fertilized eggs and produced healthy offspring in mice. 1 day
Air circulation affects frost more than global warming—for now
PHYS.ORG Gardeners know the frustration of a false spring. Coaxed outside by warm weather, some people plant their gardens in the spring only to see a sudden late frost strike at... 1 day
China urges balance on environment, economy in Antarctica
PHYS.ORG A Chinese leader on Tuesday urged international representatives to strike a "proper balance" between environmental and economic interests in Antarctica, as the frozen continent's vulnerability to climate change raises worries that some... 1 day
Climate change taking toll on clarity of Lake Tahoe water
PHYS.ORG Climate change is causing Lake Tahoe to warm sooner in the spring than it has historically, disrupting the normal mixing of shallow and deep water and undercutting gains... 2 days
Martian Sky Went Metal After Meteor Strikes
SPACE.COM Metal detected in the sky of Mars may come from meteors streaking through the Red Planet atmosphere, a new study finds. 2 days
A leap for 3-D printing
PHYS.ORG When the Space Shuttle hit the Earth's atmosphere on its return trip from the cosmos, it was traveling at 17,000 miles per hour—25 times the speed of sound. Were it not for the protection of the ceramic tiles... 2 days
Weathering of rocks a poor regulator of global temperatures
PHYS.ORG A new University of Washington study shows that the textbook understanding of global chemical weathering—in which rocks are dissolved, washed down rivers and eventually end up on the ocean floor... 2 days
Research in Russia challenges widely held understanding of past climate history
PHYS.ORG Things are heating up in Russia. UNLV Geoscience Ph.D. student Jonathan Baker has found evidence that shows nearly continuous warming from the end of the last... 2 days
Can bitcoin’s cryptographic technology help save the environment?
Science Magazine Ecologist proposes ways that the “blockchain” can restore trust to voting, environmental incentives, and more 2 days
Researchers find computer code that Volkswagen used to cheat emissions tests
PHYS.ORG An international team of researchers has uncovered the mechanism that allowed Volkswagen to circumvent U.S. and European emission tests over at least six years before the... 2 days
Zach Hartwig: Applying diverse skills in pursuit of a fusion breakthrough
MIT Newly-appointed Assistant Professor Zach Hartwig's mission is to use nuclear technology to benefit society and the environment. 2 days
Smoke from wildfires can have lasting climate impact
PHYS.ORG The wildfire that has raged across more than 150,000 acres of the Okefenokee Swamp in Georgia and Florida has sent smoke billowing into the sky as far as the eye can see.... 2 days
weather delays first launch of rocket lab s electron rocket by at least a day Weather delays first launch of Rocket Lab’s Electron rocket by at least a day
SPACE NEWS The company said Sunday that high winds at... 2 days
Comets Contributed to Earth’s Atmosphere, Says New Study
SCI-NEWS.COM According to new research, some of Earth’s atmosphere was brought to the planet by comets billions of years ago. The... 2 days
Reduced US air pollution will boost rainfall in Africa's Sahel, says study
PHYS.ORG Falling sulfur dioxide emissions in the United States are expected to substantially increase rainfall in Africa's semi-arid Sahel, while bringing slightly more rain to... 2 days
Conservation and nameless earthworms: Assessors in the dark?
PHYS.ORG Species that live exclusively in a single region are at a particular risk of extinction. However, for them to be protected, thorough assessments of the environmental impacts need to be performed. 2 days
Nuclear Explosions and Submarine Comms Distort Space Weather Near Earth
LIVE SCIENCE Space weather typically refers to charged particles ejected by the sun that can interact with the Earth's atmosphere and magnetic field. However, a new study shows that humans... 2 days
A new approach to forecasting solar flares
PHYS.ORG The emerging discipline of space meteorology aims to reliably predict solar flares so that we may better guard against their effects. Using 3-D numerical models, an international team headed by Etienne Pariat, a researcher... 2 days
Whales, dolphins, and seals all follow the same evolutionary patterns
PHYS.ORG From the poles to the equator, marine mammals such as seals, dolphins, and whales, play an important role in global ecosystems as apex predators, ecosystem engineers, and even... 2 days
Nuclear Explosions and Submarine Comms Distort Space Weather Near Earth
SPACE.COM Space weather typically refers to charged particles ejected by the sun that can interact with the Earth's atmosphere and magnetic field. However, a new study shows that humans... 2 days
A climate sharing system to end the Australian power crisis
PHYS.ORG A University of Adelaide researcher is proposing Australia use a "climate sharing system" to help solve the current power crisis. The system will transform a national liability into... 2 days
Scientists investigate how the sense of smell works in bacteria
PHYS.ORG Scientists from MIPT, in collaboration with international colleagues, have proposed a universal mechanism for the sense of smell in bacteria. The researchers obtained the structure of the NarQ... 2 days
China to detail its Antarctic ambitions at treaty meeting
PHYS.ORG Chinese officials will detail their growing ambitions in Antarctica on Monday as Beijing hosts a meeting of nations that oversee management of the polar region amid concerns over its susceptibility... 2 days
Norway to boost climate change defences of 'doomsday' seed vault
PHYS.ORG Norway on Saturday said it would boost protection of a seed storage vault designed to protect the world's crops from disaster, after soaring temperatures caused water to leak... 3 days
How to protect your family during tick season
ABC NEWS As the weather warms and kids and pets return to playing outdoors, they're more likely than ever to come in contact with ticks. In some cases, the dangers could be fatal. 4 days
study finds history of titan s landscape resembles that of mars not earth Study Finds History of Titan’s Landscape Resembles that of Mars, not Earth
ASTRO WATCH The environment on Titan, Saturn’s largest moon, may seem surprisingly familiar: Clouds condense and rain down on the surface, feeding rivers that flow into... 4 days
Sequestering blue carbon through better management of coastal ecosystems
PHYS.ORG Focusing on the management of carbon stores within vegetated coastal habitats provides an opportunity to mitigate some aspects of global warming. Trisha Atwood from Utah State University's Watershed Sciences Department... 4 days
Study finds link between traffic-related air pollution and telomere shortening in children
NEWS MEDICAL Children and teens exposed to high levels of traffic-related air pollution have evidence of a specific type of DNA damage called telomere shortening, reports... 4 days
first direct exploration of magnetic fields in the upper solar atmosphere First Direct Exploration of Magnetic Fields in the Upper Solar Atmosphere
ASTRO WATCH For the first time in the world, scientists have explored the magnetic field in... 5 days
Earth Could Blow Past a Dangerous Temperature Threshold in Less Than a Decade
SPACE.COM A dynamic in Earth's climate system called the Interdecadal Pacific Oscillation has been in a cool phase, but new research suggests it... 5 days
Oil company watches over pregnant polar bear under bridge
PHYS.ORG A pregnant polar bear seeking to dig her maternity den chose an unlikely spot: a snow drift along a bridge leading to an artificial production island off the north coast... 5 days
Impact of invasive plants can linger long after eradication
SCIENCE DAILY It is easy to assume that getting rid of invasive plants will allow a local ecosystem to return to its natural state, with native vegetation flourishing once again. However, the... 5 days
Team demos potential environmental sustainability benefits in full life cycle assessment of 2nd-generation biofuels
PHYS.ORG Numerous studies have raised critical concerns about the promise of corn ethanol's ability to mitigate climate change and reduce dependence... 5 days
Environmental pollutants in large Norwegian lakes
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have discovered the presence of contaminants in the pelagic food chains in the lakes Mjøsa, Randsfjorden and Femunden in Norway, and in supplementary material of fish from Tyrifjorden and Vansjø, sampled in 2015. Mercury and persistent... 5 days
Sea level as a metronome of Earth's history
SCIENCE DAILY Sedimentary layers contain stratigraphic cycles and patterns that precisely reveal the succession of climatic and tectonic conditions that have occurred over millennia. Researchers have been working on an analytical method that combines... 5 days
Female faculty face strong glass ceiling in male-dominated university environments, study concludes
SCIENCE DAILY Female faculty members hoping to advance to the highest ranks of academia face significant barriers due to male-dominated environments at colleges and universities, according... 5 days
Climate stabilization: Planting trees cannot replace cutting carbon dioxide emissions
SCIENCE DAILY Growing plants and then storing the carbon dioxide they have taken up from the atmosphere is no viable option to counteract unmitigated emissions from fossil fuel burning, a... 5 days
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SPACE.COM The microgravity environment provided by the International Space Station gives scientists “unique insight into the genetic and cellular processes that can’t be duplicated on Earth,” according to NASA’s... 5 days
ESF lists Top 10 new species for 2017
PHYS.ORG A spider and an ant whose names are drawn from references in popular modern-day literature, a brilliant pink katydid and an omnivorous rat are among the discoveries identified by the College of... 5 days
five questions about tornadoes Five questions about tornadoes
PHYS.ORG VIDEO May and June are typically peak months for tornadoes in North America. We asked Penn State meteorology professors Paul Markowski and Yvette Richardson to explain why tornadoes form, how to stay safe if you're near one and whether climate change... 5 days
South China Sea found to have heightened levels of anthropogenic surface nitrogen
PHYS.ORG (Phys.org)—A team of researchers from Taiwan and the U.S. has found evidence of higher levels of anthropogenic surface nitrogen in the South China Sea,... 5 days
When some U.S. firms move production overseas, they also offshore their pollution
PHYS.ORG On April 22, as protesters swelled Earth Day rallies in U.S. cities and around the world, President Trump tweeted that he was "committed to... 5 days
Climate change may bring more extreme heat, ozone pollution days to the Southeast, researchers say
PHYS.ORG Global climate change may produce an environment in the southeastern United States that could foster dangerous extreme heat... 5 days
Novel method for synthesis of molecular hydrogen sets benchmark for platinum-free electrocatalysts
PHYS.ORG Growing concern about the energy crisis and the seriousness of environmental contamination urgently demand the development of renewable energy sources as feasible alternatives to... 5 days
'Alien: Covenant' Brings Bloody Thrills, Underwhelming Answers to the 'Alien' Saga
SPACE.COM In the latest installment of the "Alien" movie saga, another crew of space travelers inadvertently winds up face to face with some of the most horrifying... 5 days
Researchers model differences in East Coast sea level rise
PHYS.ORG For years, scientists have been warning of a so-called "hot spot" of accelerated sea-level rise along the northeastern U.S. coast. But accurately modeling this acceleration as well as variations in... 5 days
NASA's CPEX tackles a weather fundamental
PHYS.ORG A NASA-funded field campaign getting underway in Florida on May 25 has a real shot at improving meteorologists' ability to answer some of the most fundamental questions about weather: Where will it rain? When? How much? 5 days
A cheaper way to explore distant relations in climate models
PHYS.ORG We all have moments when we wish we could be in at least two places at once. Climate models have that power, but it often comes at a... 5 days
Assuming easy carbon removal from the atmosphere is a high-stakes gamble, scientists say
PHYS.ORG With the current pace of renewable energy deployment and emissions reductions efforts, the world is unlikely to achieve the Paris Climate Agreement's... 5 days
Sea level as a metronome of Earth's history
PHYS.ORG Sedimentary layers contain stratigraphic cycles and patterns that precisely reveal the succession of climatic and tectonic conditions that have occurred over millennia, thereby enhancing our ability to understand and predict the evolution... 5 days
Hopes for climate pact shift to diplomatic sphere
PHYS.ORG After frustrating talks in Bonn with an American delegation in limbo, UN climate negotiators are pinning their hopes for the Paris Agreement's future on diplomatic arm-twisting at the highest level. 5 days
Japanese man held for wildlife smuggling in Indonesia
PHYS.ORG A Japanese man has been arrested in Indonesia for allegedly trying to smuggle hundreds of reptiles out of the archipelago, including snakes, lizards and turtles, authorities and environmentalists said Friday. 5 days
GIS: A powerful tool to be used with caution
SCIENCE DAILY A recent study provides a new perspective on the severe impacts of escalating climate change on the heritage resources of Canadian Arctic. Referring to the application of Geographic Information System... 6 days
Two female scientists and a militant environmentalist join Emmanuel Macron’s new government
Science Magazine Nicolas Hulot, France’s new environment minister, called Trump’s energy policy a “crime against humanity” 6 days
Hi, Ho! 'Snow White' the Dwarf Planet Has Its Own Moon
SPACE.COM The dwarf planet 2007 OR10, informally known as "Snow White," has a moon that's between 150 miles and 250 miles (240 to 400 kilometers) wide, a... 6 days
Research shows the impact of invasive plants can linger long after eradication
PHYS.ORG It is easy to assume that getting rid of invasive plants will allow a local ecosystem to return to its natural state, with native... 6 days
US forecasters: Here comes another hotter than normal summer
PHYS.ORG U.S. forecasters are predicting another warmer than normal summer for most of the country along with wetter weather in a swath of states stretching from Texas to Montana. 6 days
Rising seas set to double coastal flooding by 2050: study
PHYS.ORG Rising sea levels driven by global warming are on track to dramatically boost the frequency of coastal flooding worldwide by mid-century, especially in tropical regions, researchers said Thursday. 6 days
New coral reef fish species shows rare parental care behavior
PHYS.ORG The vast majority of coral reef fish produce large numbers of young that disperse into the ocean as larvae, drifting with the currents before settling down on a... 6 days
New coral reef fish species shows rare parental care behavior
SCIENCE DAILY The vast majority of coral reef fish produce large numbers of young that disperse into the ocean as larvae, drifting with the currents before settling down on a... 6 days
Senators press interior nominee on science and climate
Science Magazine David Bernhardt has lobbied for energy interest 6 days
21st-century rise in anthropogenic nitrogen deposition on a remote coral reef
Science Magazine With the rapid rise in pollution-associated nitrogen inputs to the western Pacific, it has been suggested that even the open ocean has been affected. In a... 6 days
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Study finds history of Titan's landscape resembles that of Mars, not Earth
PHYS.ORG The environment on Titan, Saturn's largest moon, may seem surprisingly familiar: Clouds condense and rain down on the surface, feeding rivers that flow into... 6 days
How Do Scientists Search for Extraterrestrial Life?
SPACE.COM The search for signs of extraterrestrial life extends from eavesdropping on radio signals, to observing the atmospheres on distant worlds. 6 days
Fiat Chrysler in talks with government over diesels
PHYS.ORG Fiat Chrysler says it's in discussions with the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency over claims the company cheated on diesel emissions tests. 6 days
Antarctica 'greening' due to climate change
PHYS.ORG Plant life on Antarctica is growing rapidly due to climate change, scientists have found. 6 days
New tools safeguard Census data about where you live and work
PHYS.ORG In October 2012, as Hurricane Sandy bore down on the densely populated U.S. East Coast, the state of New Jersey needed information fast. State planners and... 6 days
nasa mission uncovers a dance of electrons in space NASA mission uncovers a dance of electrons in space
PHYS.ORG VIDEO You can't see them, but swarms of electrons are buzzing through the magnetic environment—the magnetosphere—around Earth. The electrons spiral and dive around the planet in a complex dance dictated by... 6 days
Climate stabilization: Planting trees cannot replace cutting CO2 emissions
PHYS.ORG Growing plants and then storing the CO2 they have taken up from the atmosphere is no viable option to counteract unmitigated emissions from fossil fuel burning, a new study shows.... 6 days
Canadian archaeologists challenge the credibility of GIS methods to assess the impact of weather on shoreline erosion
PHYS.ORG Although computer models of archaeological sites are ideal software tools for managing spatially referenced... 6 days
Measuring the human impact of weather
SCIENCE DAILY The World Meteorological Organization has announced today world records for the highest reported historical death tolls from tropical cyclones, tornadoes, lightning and hailstorms. It marks the first time the official WMO Archive of Weather and Climate... 6 days
Land height could help explain why Antarctica is warming slower than the Arctic
PHYS.ORG Temperatures in the Arctic are increasing twice as fast as in the rest of the globe, while the Antarctic is warming at... 6 days
SCIENCE DAILY Temperatures in the Arctic are increasing twice as fast as in the rest of the globe, while the Antarctic is warming at a much slower rate. A new study shows that land height could be a 'game changer' when it... 6 days
Climate researchers must provide better visual communication on climate change
PHYS.ORG Climate researchers should give more consideration to ways in which they can make the message about climate change clear to the public at large. This is argued by... 6 days
Comets contributed to Earth's atmosphere, says study of 3 billion-year-old minerals
PHYS.ORG Scientists have revealed that some of Earth's atmosphere may have been brought to the planet by comets billions of years ago. 6 days
Using graphene to create quantum bits
SCIENCE DAILY In the race to produce a quantum computer, a number of projects are seeking a way to create quantum bits -- or qubits -- that are stable, meaning they are not much affected by changes in... 6 days
Same genes, same environment, different personality: Is individuality unavoidable?
PHYS.ORG Genetically identical Amazon mollies raised individually and under identical environmental conditions, nevertheless develop different personality types. Additionally, increasing the opportunity for social interactions early in life appears to have no... 6 days
Group develops technique to shape pulses of intense infrared light
PHYS.ORG To capture fast-moving action in a dimly lit environment, a photographer will use the combination of a fast shutter speed and a quick burst of light. 6 days
UN climate talks wrap up under threat of US exodus
PHYS.ORG UN climate negotiations conclude in Bonn on Thursday with delegates putting on a brave face despite the threat of an American exodus hanging over their global pact to... 6 days
Combining China climate policy and vehicle emissions standards could pack a one-two punch
PHYS.ORG A recent study estimates that about 1.6 million people in China die each year—roughly 4,000 a day—from heart, lung, and stroke disorders... 6 days
Scientists look to skies to improve tsunami detection
PHYS.ORG A team of scientists from Sapienza University in Rome, Italy, and NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, has developed a new approach to assist in the ongoing development of timely tsunami... 6 days
How Do Scientists Search for Extraterrestrial Life?
LIVE SCIENCE The search for signs of extraterrestrial life extends from eavesdropping on radio signals, to observing the atmospheres on distant worlds. 6 days
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NASA sees powerful storms with advancing monsoon in Bay of Bengal
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NASA annual Arctic ice survey expanded range this year
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