The science of carbon dioxide and climate

The science of carbon dioxide and climate

The vast majority of scientists around the world agree that our climate is changing at a faster rate than ever recorded in human history because of our use of fuels such as coal and...
NASA's Cassini mission comes to a fiery end

NASA’s Cassini mission comes to a fiery end

After a 20-year voyage around Saturn, NASA's Cassini spacecraft has completed its mission with a final plunge into the planet's atmosphere. At around 7:31 AM eastern time, the Cassini-Huygens spacecraft disintegrated and plunged into Saturn,...
April 1961: Yuri Gagarin makes first manned space flight

April 1961: Yuri Gagarin makes first manned space flight

On 12th April 1961 Major Yuri Alexeyevich Gagarin became the first human in space and the first person to orbit the Earth. The Vostok-1 spacecraft blasted off from the Baikonur launch site at 06:07...
Study: Antarctic Glacial Melt May Be Irreversible Causing Sea Rise

Study: Antarctic Glacial Melt May Be Irreversible Causing Sea Rise

A glacier the size of Florida is melting much faster than expected and may soon trigger a 50cm, or 19.6 inches, rise in sea level, according to a new NASA-funded study published online by...
Shark proof wetsuit material could help save lives, Says New Study

Shark proof wetsuit material could help save lives, Says New Study

A new wetsuit material tested by Flinders marine researchers can help reduce blood loss caused by shark bites, to reduce injuries and prevent the leading cause of death. The study published in Plos One tested...
Study: High energy Li-Ion battery is safer for electric vehicles

Study: High energy Li-Ion battery is safer for electric vehicles

A lithium-ion battery that is safe, has high power and can last for 1 million miles has been developed by a team in Penn State’s Battery and Energy Storage Technology (BEST) Center. Electric vehicle batteries...
Scientists find early evidence of horse milk consumption

Scientists find early evidence of horse milk consumption

Scientists have identified proteins from horse milk in the teeth of people who lived in the grasslands of Mongolia more than 3,000 years ago. The research team uncovered the evidence embedded in the dental plaque...
Research Shows CRISPR Effectiveness Against Colitis Pathogen

Research Shows CRISPR Effectiveness Against Colitis Pathogen

Research at North Carolina State University shows that the CRISPR-Cas system can be used to effectively target and eliminate specific gut bacteria, in this case Clostridioides difficile, the pathogen that causes colitis – a...
Study: Effort to limit dust pollution in Owens Valley is advancing

Study: Effort to limit dust pollution in Owens Valley is advancing

The century-long battle over water between California’s Owens Valley and Los Angeles is nothing short of epic. In 1974, the conflict was immortalized in the film “Chinatown.” The latest chapter comes in a more stoic...
Scientists create framework for evaluating environmental stopgap measures

Scientists create framework for evaluating environmental stopgap measures

Ending global environmental crises such as climate change and slowing the growing number of extinctions of plant and animal species will require radical solutions that could take centuries to implement. Meanwhile, the crises are...

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