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Research in Russia challenges widely held understanding of past climate history

11 min ago from Physorg

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 Ice Age to the...

Trapped lizard rescued from discarded Red Bull can

12 min ago from UPI

An Australian couple rescued a lizard they found trapped inside a discarded Red Bull energy drink can outside a New South Wales home.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers sign top pick O.J. Howard, free-agent Ryan Fitzpatrick

12 min ago from UPI

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed tight end O.J. Howard, the team's first-round selection in the 2017 NFL Draft.

Weathering of rocks a poor regulator of global temperatures

41 min ago from Physorg

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...

Micro delivery service for fertilizers

41 min ago from Physorg

Plants can absorb nutrients through their leaves as well as their roots. However, foliar fertilization over an extended period is difficult. In the journal Angewandte Chemie, German researchers have now...

That famous map of tastes on the tongue is all wrong

52 min ago from CBSNews - Science

A leading scientist explains the origins of the popular myth that you taste sweet, salty, sour and bitter on different areas of your tongue

General Dynamics to support Columbia-class submarine development

1 hour ago from UPI

General Dynamics Electric Boat Corp. has been awarded a $32.7 million contract for design support requirements for the Columbia-class submarine.

Human-induced deforestation is causing an increase in malaria cases

2 hours ago from Physorg

Nearly 130 million hectares of forest—an area almost equivalent in size to South Africa—have been lost since 1990, according to a recent report by the Food and Agriculture Organization of...

Gore says Trump can't stop climate movement

2 hours ago from AP Science

CANNES, France (AP) -- Al Gore says that the first four months of Donald Trump's presidency have proven that no one person can...

Reduced US air pollution will boost rainfall in Africa's Sahel, says study

3 hours ago from Physorg

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 much of the U.S., according to...

Oshkosh secures Marine Corps P-19R contract

3 hours ago from UPI

Oshkosh Defense announced a $33 million contract with the U.S. Marine Corps for the delivery of 54 P-19R Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting vehicles.

Researchers Discover Hottest Lavas That Erupted in Past 2.5 Billion Years From Earth's Core-Mantle Boundary

3 hours ago from Newswise - Scinews

Researchers led by the Virginia Tech College of Science discovered that deep portions of Earth's mantle might be as hot as it was more than 2.5 billion years ago.

Tax plastic drinking straws, firm says

A waste disposal firm claims that plastic drinking straws are "the ultimate in human wastefulness".

Video captures sea lion dragging girl into water from pier

4 hours ago from UPI

Onlookers in British Colombia, Canada, captured dramatic footage of a sea lion as it dragged a young girl from a dock into the water before she was rescued.

Air pollution may disrupt sleep

5 hours ago from Science Daily

High levels of air pollution over time may get in the way of a good night's sleep, according to new research.

North Carolina business owner finds 11-foot gator in the bushes

5 hours ago from UPI

A North Carolina business owner arriving for work said he went to investigate a rusting sound and discovered an 11-foot alligator hiding in the bushes.

Wood Group to help with Russia's LNG efforts

6 hours ago from UPI

Scottish energy services company Wood Group said Monday it secured a contract with Russia to help advance Far East liquefied natural gas development.

Sotheby's to Auction Apollo 11 Moon Rock Bag Used for First Lunar Sample

7 hours ago from

An Apollo 11 lunar sample bag that was the focus of a legal dispute is set for what could become a record sale. Sotheby's will auction the pouch at its...

BP says its North Sea portfolio is on the rebound

8 hours ago from UPI

British energy company BP said it started oil production from a North Sea basin after spending billions of dollars on regional redevelopment.

Oil production starts for Vitol offshore Ghana

8 hours ago from UPI

Oil production from a floating facility off the coast of Ghana has started three months ahead of schedule, Dutch energy company Vitol said.

Garbage recycling in Egypt: Trading health for livelihood

9 hours ago from SciDev

Cairo’s garbage collectors, integral to the city’s waste management, object to scheme that threatens their livelihoods.

China to detail its Antarctic ambitions at treaty meeting

12 hours ago from Physorg

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...

Brexit barriers 'would harm science', say universities

17 hours ago from BBC News: Science & Nature

Make science and research a priority in Brexit talks, says Russell Group.

Under Fire, Climate Scientists Unite With Lawyers to Fight Back

23 hours ago from NY Times Science

Lawyers are building networks to respond to attempts to subvert research and threaten scientists in government and academia.

Freezing Temperatures, Glacial Winds, Volcanic Dust: All in a Day’s Work for Times Team in Antarctica

23 hours ago from NY Times Science

The story behind the story of the first virtual-reality stereo footage ever shot on the continent.

Mesmerising lava flows from Kilauea volcano in Hawaii

Look but don't touch as it tumbles down the Pulama Pali slope in Hawaii.

Lessons from Holland on fighting rising sea levels

1 day ago from CBSNews - Science

Windmills are more than just a traditional part of the Dutch landscape; they have played a key role in the war Holland has waged against the sea for centuries. Today...

SoftBank-Saudi high-tech Vision fund raises $93bn

1 day ago from Physorg

Japanese mobile carrier SoftBank said, with Saudi partners, it has raised nearly $100 billion in pledges to launch a major global fund for long-term, high-tech investments.