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World Heritage Sites threatened by rising sea levels

5 hours ago from Science Daily

In the Mediterranean region, there are numerous UNESCO World Heritage Sites in low-lying coastal areas. In the course of the 21st century, these sites will increasingly be at risk by...

Moss rapidly detects, tracks air pollutants in real time

5 hours ago from Science Daily

Moss, one of the world's oldest plants, is surprisingly in tune with the atmosphere around it. Now scientists report that they have found a simple and inexpensive way to detect...

GenDyn tapped for Expeditionary Sea Base 6 pre-production support

5 hours ago from UPI

The U.S. Navy awarded a $136.8 million contract to General Dynamics for procurement of long lead time material and other support for Expeditionary Sea Base 6.

Frances H. Arnold, George P. Smith, y Gregory P. Winter reciben el Premio Nobel de Química 

6 hours ago from C&EN

Los tres son premiados por emplear la evolución para la identificación de nuevas enzimas y proteínas de unión

Pompeo: Saudis promise accountability in Khashoggi's disappearance

6 hours ago from UPI

Saudi Arabia will "get to the bottom" of what happened to journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said.

Jaguar escape drill leads to rumors of real escape in Ohio

6 hours ago from UPI

A routine drill at an Ohio zoo turned into a neighborhood panic when rumors swirled that a jaguar had actually escaped from the facility.

Top add/drops for Week 7 of the fantasy football season

6 hours ago from UPI

UPI's free agent adds and drops for Week 7 of the 2018 fantasy football season.

How monitoring local water supplies can build community

6 hours ago from Physorg

Water insecurity is a touchstone for 2018. Our planet isn't running out of water, but various kinds of mismanagement have led to local water crises across the planet, directly threatening...

Arctic ice sets speed limit for major ocean current

6 hours ago from Science Blog

The Beaufort Gyre is an enormous, 600-mile-wide pool of swirling cold, fresh water in the Arctic Ocean, just north of Alaska and Canada. In the winter, this current is covered...

Explosion at college in Crimea kills more than a dozen

7 hours ago from UPI

A bomb exploded at a college in Crimea Wednesday, killing several and injuring more than 50 others, authorities said.

Total, Adani to build LNG terminals, 1,500 service stations in India

7 hours ago from UPI

Total has teamed up with the Indian conglomerate Adani to jointly develop liquefied natural gas terminals and build 1,500 service stations in India.

Installing life support the hands-free way

7 hours ago from Physorg

Last week saw the installation of ESA's next-generation life-support system on the International Space Station. The new facility recycles carbon dioxide in the air into water that can then be...

The role of traumatic stress in the violent and romanticized Old West

7 hours ago from Physorg

More than 130 years ago, a small community of settlers in a remote northern Arizona valley erupted into a frenzy of ambushes, murders and massacres.

Looking for promising silvicultural treatments to regenerate boreal forests

7 hours ago from Science Blog

Clearcutting is the dominant harvesting method in boreal forests of North America and Scandinavia, but today there is a growing interest in silvicultural alternatives that offer a more sustainable forest...

Kim Jong Un asked Mike Pompeo to lift sanctions on North Korea

7 hours ago from UPI

Kim Jong Un requested the United States lift economic sanctions on North Korea during his most recent meeting in Pyongyang with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

Study shows White House, Pentagon are literally some of the hottest spots in Washington

7 hours ago from Physorg

A heat-mapping study of Washington, D.C. and Baltimore by Portland State University researchers show that some of the most famous buildings in the nation's capital – The White House, U.S....

Watch: Lil Wayne honored at BET Hip-Hop Awards, shares survival story

8 hours ago from UPI

Lil Wayne received the I Am Hip-Hop Award at the 2018 BET Hip-Hop Awards.

Arctic ice sets speed limit for major ocean current

8 hours ago from Physorg

The Beaufort Gyre is an enormous, 600-mile-wide pool of swirling cold, fresh water in the Arctic Ocean, just north of Alaska and Canada. In the winter, this current is covered...

World Food Day: Fish gone, people gone

8 hours ago from Physorg

On World Food Day, WWF warns against the dramatic impact of overfished oceans on people around the globe. Currently, 33 percent of fish stocks are overfished (in the Mediterranean it...

Explosion at Crimea college kills at least 10

8 hours ago from UPI

A bomb exploded at a college in Crimea Wednesday, killing at least 10 people and injuring more than 50 others, authorities said.

Penetrating the soil's surface with radar

8 hours ago from Science Daily

Ground penetrating radar measures the amount of moisture in soil quickly and easily. Researchers' calculations from the data informs agricultural water use and climate models.

Climate changes require better adaptation to drought

8 hours ago from Physorg

Europe's future climate will be characterised by more frequent heat waves and more widespread drought. Heat and drought will both challenge crop production, but drought in particular will be a...

New research identifies two types of drought across China and how they evolve

8 hours ago from Physorg

Flash drought is a rapidly intensifying water deficit process accompanied by high temperatures in a short period of time. Recently, heat extremes have become more frequent in a warming climate,...

Mega Millions jackpot climbs again -- to $868 million

9 hours ago from UPI

The Mega Millions jackpot grew closer to the $1 billion mark after the drawing late Tuesday again produced no winner.

The most important science policy issue in every state

9 hours ago from PopSci

Science A state-by-state breakdown of policies that could change your community. These are the top science, technology, or environment issues facing each state—plus Puerto...

What's in a Half a Degree? 2 Very Different Future Climates

10 hours ago from Scientific American

A new IPCC report shows the impacts in the near future that can be avoided by limiting warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius instead of 2 degrees C -- Read more on...

Installing life support the hands-free way

10 hours ago from European Space Agency

This week saw the installation of ESA’s next-generation life-support system on the International Space Station. The new facility recycles carbon dioxide in the air into water that can then be...

Tornadoes are spinning up farther east in US, study finds

11 hours ago from Physorg

Over the past few decades tornadoes have been shifting—decreasing in Oklahoma, Texas and Kansas but spinning up more in states along the Mississippi River and farther east, a new study...