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'Pause' in global warming was never real, new research proves

7 min ago from Physorg

Claims of a 'pause' in observed global temperature warming are comprehensively disproved in a pair of new studies published today.

For Harvard students, self-discovery in South’s troubled past

57 min ago from Harvard Science

Last spring, while other students were getting ready to relax and recharge during their College break, Seokmin Oh ’21 and Susie Clements ’19 were on a plane to Jackson, Miss., the first...

Kentucky Wildcats LB Josh Allen wins Jack Lambert Award

1 hour ago from UPI

Kentucky Wildcats senior linebacker Josh Allen may need to build another mantle to display his trophies.

Southwest forest trees will grow much slower in the 21st century

1 hour ago from Science Daily

Southwest forests may decline in productivity on average as much as 75 percent over the 21st century as climate warms. The finding is based on a treasure trove of about...

Machine learning-detected signal predicts time to earthquake

2 hours ago from Science Daily

Machine-learning research reveals the detection of seismic signals accurately predicting the Cascadia fault's slow slippage, a type of failure observed to precede large earthquakes in other subduction zones.

Oroville Dam earthquakes in February 2017 related to spillway discharge

2 hours ago from Science Daily

A closer look at small earthquakes that took place at the Oroville Dam in California's Sierra Nevada foothills in February 2017 -- near the time when the dam's spillway failed...

Recruiting ants to fight weeds on the farm

2 hours ago from Science Daily

Harvester ants that eat weed seeds on the soil's surface can help farmers manage weeds on their farms, according to an international team of researchers, who found that tilling less...

The importance of 'edge populations' to biodiversity

2 hours ago from Science Daily

More than two-thirds of Canada's biodiversity is made up of species that occur within the country's borders only at the very northern edge of their range. Biologists have long debated...

Breast-Feeding Tied to Smaller Waist Size in Mother

2 hours ago from NY Times Health

Breast-feeding for longer than six months may lead to a smaller waist size for the mother, researchers report, and the effect persists for as long as a decade.

Takeaway containers -- the environmental cost of packing our favorite fast-foods

3 hours ago from Science Daily

Scientists say more should be done to tackle the growing environmental impact of takeaway food containers. A new study estimates there are 2025 million takeaway containers per year being used...

Southwest forest trees will grow much slower in the 21st century

3 hours ago from Physorg

Southwest forests may decline in productivity on average as much as 75 percent over the 21st century as climate warms, according to a University of Arizona-led research report published in...

A new model of ice friction helps scientists understand how glaciers flow

3 hours ago from Science Daily

Despite the looming ecological consequences, glacier motion remains poorly understood. The bedrock, the ice-bed interface and the water-filled cavities all affect friction and influence how the ice will flow, but...

Optimizing restoration can deliver an eightfold increase in cost-effectiveness

3 hours ago from Science Daily

A new study presents a novel approach to identify optimal priority areas for restoration, considering multiple criteria such as biodiversity conservation, climate change mitigation and reduction of costs. In a...

Gene identified with a key role in plant adaptation to fluctuating soil salinity levels

3 hours ago from Science Daily

Researchers have identified modifications in a sodium transporter gene with key consequences for plants needing to adapt to fluctuating soil salinity. The research can help to improve the sustainability of...

Oilers face Blues, aim for seventh straight home win

3 hours ago from UPI

The Edmonton Oilers and St. Louis Blues made coaching changes roughly 12 hours apart last month.

Huge floating device isn't trapping plastic in Pacific Ocean

4 hours ago from CBSNews - Science

The young innovator behind the project said a fix was in the works

Monster Waves Are Battering the West Coast. Here's Why.

4 hours ago from Live Science

Deadly waters are churning up and down the West Coast of the U.S. today, caused by a storm system originating close to Alaska.

Watch: Bait packages explode with glitter and human gas smells

4 hours ago from UPI

A former NASA engineer revealed he spent six months perfecting a booby-trapped bait package that he has been using to cover porch pirates in glitter.

Trees grow more efficient leaves to compensate for hurricane damage

4 hours ago from Physorg

Some tree species heal from the ravages of hurricane damage by growing replacement leaves optimized for greater efficiency, according to a Clemson University field study presented at the British Ecological...

NASA-NOAA satellite tracking Tropical Cyclone Kenanga

4 hours ago from Physorg

Tropical Cyclone Kenanga was at hurricane-force when NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite grabbed a visible image of the storm in the Southern Indian Ocean on Dec. 18.

Automakers denounce 'unrealistic' EU emissions targets

5 hours ago from Physorg

German and other European automakers warned Tuesday that EU plans to slash carbon dioxide emissions from new cars and vans by 2030 are "totally unrealistic" without a network to recharge...

Salmon to lose sense of smell as CO2 levels rise

5 hours ago from UPI

New research suggests rising CO2 levels in the ocean could disrupt the olfactory abilities of coho salmon.

Buildings, carbon neutrality, a changing climate and one European response

5 hours ago from Science Blog

So, I wanted to get a feel for what the tenor toward climate change in the European Union (EU) is. Important and integral to the discussion on climate change and...

Hurricane Maria gave ecologists rare chance to study how tropical dry forests recover

6 hours ago from Science Daily

To counteract the damage hurricanes have caused to their canopies, trees appear to adjust key characteristics of their newly grown leaves, according to a year-long field study.

Watch: Snowman 'fight' powered by stormy weather

6 hours ago from UPI

An Oregon woman captured video of the moment stormy weather took hold of two large inflatable snowmen and made them appear to be fighting.

Packers interim coach Philbin not planning to sit Rodgers

6 hours ago from UPI

Green Bay Packers interim coach Joe Philbin does not intend to shut down star quarterback Aaron Rodgers for the final two weeks of the season.

Jada Pinkett Smith recalls nervous breakdown: I was 'extremely suicidal'

6 hours ago from UPI

Jada Pinkett Smith said she had "a complete emotional collapse" during her early career as an actress.

Salmon may lose the ability to smell danger as carbon emissions rise

7 hours ago from Science Daily

New research shows that the powerful sense of smell Pacific salmon rely on for migration, finding food and avoiding predators might be in trouble as carbon emissions continue to be...