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Seismologist works to determine the limit of ground accelerations during earthquakes

6 days ago from Newswise - Scinews

Iowa State's Igor Beresnev has worked summers and weekends to find the answer to a very old question in seismology. Yes, he says, there is a limit to ground accelerations...

Surging Red Sox go for sweep of Jays

6 days ago from UPI

TORONTO -- The Boston Red Sox will be going for another series sweep Thursday night when they play the Toronto Blue Jays in the finale of a three-game series.

Rockies, Dodgers begin key NL West series

6 days ago from UPI

DENVER - First place in the National League West has been changing hands in recent days and placement in the standings might only get more volatile when the Los Angeles...

Carbon dioxide levels on flight deck affect airline pilot performance

6 days ago from Science Daily

Commercial airline pilots were significantly better at performing advanced maneuvers in a flight simulator when carbon dioxide levels on the flight deck were 700 ppm and 1500 ppm than when...

Watch: $30,000 ring thrown in trash recovered at landfill

6 days ago from UPI

A $30,000 ring that was accidentally thrown out at a San Diego family's home was located at a landfill in a matter of only four minutes.

West Ham acquires Arsenal forward Lucas Perez

6 days ago from UPI

West Ham United has acquired Arsenal forward Lucas Perez.

'Love Island': CBS orders hit international reality series

6 days ago from UPI

Hit international reality series "Love Island" is heading to the United States with CBS giving a series order to the dating and competition program.

Puerto Rico raises death toll from Hurricane Maria to 1,427

6 days ago from UPI

The Puerto Rican government posted a report acknowledging 1,427 people died in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria last year -- over the 64 it previously reported.

U.S. environmental regulations curbed air pollution, study shows

6 days ago from UPI

Environmental regulations enacted under the Clean Air Act are responsible for significant reductions in air pollution emissions over the last several decades.

Scientists reveal submarine canyon on edge of Ireland's continental shelf

6 days ago from Physorg

A group of scientists from across the globe have revealed the stunning details of a submarine canyon on the edge of the country's continental shelf, after mapping an area twice...

From Hurricane Katrina Victim to Presidential Awardee: A SUNO Professor's Award-Winning Mentoring Efforts

6 days ago from Newswise - Scinews

Undergraduate students of Southern University at New Orleans (SUNO) biology professor Murty Kambhampati come to Brookhaven Lab during the summer to conduct research in natural resource management.

Foam could offer greener option for petroleum drillers

6 days ago from Physorg

Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, provides critical energy for society, but also uses large amounts of fresh water while producing corresponding amounts of wastewater. Water-based foams, which use about 90 percent...

US forecasts even fewer hurricanes in Atlantic for 2018

6 days ago from Physorg

US forecasters on Thursday downgraded their hurricane season predictions, saying that ocean conditions suggest it's now likely that a below-average number of storms will strike the Atlantic and Caribbean this...

When roots crack and worms crunch

6 days ago from Physorg

Roots can be "listened to" while growing – and worms when burrowing. Researchers from ETH Zurich and the French National Institute for Agricultural Research present a new method for soil...

Environmental regulations drove steep declines in US factory pollution

6 days ago from Physorg

The federal Clean Air Act and associated environmental regulations have driven steep declines in air pollution emissions over the past several decades, even as U.S. manufacturers increased production, a study...

New, greener prospects for steel waste gases

6 days ago from Physorg

In a new steel plant under construction, the waste gases generated in steelmaking will be used to produce an eco-friendly transport fuel.

The underestimated cooling effect on the planet from historic fires

6 days ago from Science Daily

Historic levels of particles in the atmosphere released from pre-industrial era fires, and their cooling effect on the planet, may have been significantly underestimated according to a new study.

Is fire the new normal in the American West?

6 days ago from Physorg

The summer of 1988 was unusually hot, dry and windy in the American West, and 30 years ago this year, those conditions combined at Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming to...

Optimizing air in the cockpit for better pilot performance

6 days ago from Science Blog

Commercial airline pilots were significantly better at performing advanced maneuvers in a flight simulator when carbon dioxide (CO2) levels on the flight deck (cockpit) were 700 parts per million (ppm)...

Hector ducks south of Hawaii, may lash Johnston Island

6 days ago from UPI

Hurricane Hector moved south of Hawaii's Big Island Thursday, the Central Pacific Hurricane Center said, but its progress on Johnston Island is being watched.

Russia: New 'draconian' U.S. sanctions over Skripals poisoning not fact-based

6 days ago from UPI

Russian diplomats issued a stern rebuttal Thursday to new sanctions issued by the Trump administration over the poisoning of former Moscow spy Sergei Skripal.

Study shows global forest loss over past 35 years has been more than offset by new forest growth

6 days ago from Physorg

A team of researchers from the University of Maryland, the State University of New York and NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center has found that new global tree growth over the...

Rethinking planetary climate controls

6 days ago from Physorg

Yale researchers have provided a new explanation for why Earth's early climate was more stable and warmer than it is today.

Scientists call for more eyes in the sky amidst alarming climate change

6 days ago from Physorg

In the midst of a record-breaking global heat wave, a recent international study presented a terrifying worst-case scenario: that "hothouse Earth" conditions are likely to prevail even if the world...

New satellite map shows ground deformation after Indonesian quake

6 days ago from Physorg

Scientists with NASA/Caltech's Advanced Rapid Imaging and Analysis project (ARIA) used new satellite data to produce a map of ground deformation on the resort island of Lombok, Indonesia, following a...

Hector ducks south of Hawaii, may lash Johnston Island

6 days ago from UPI

Hurricane Hector moved south of Hawaii's Big Island Thursday, the Central Pacific Hurricane Center said, but its progress on Johnston Island is being watched.

Strong aftershock rattles survivors of deadly Indonesian quake

6 days ago from Physorg

A strong aftershock struck Indonesia's Lombok Thursday, causing panic among evacuees already traumatised by a devastating earthquake that killed more than 160 on the holiday island four days earlier.

Problem of local news deserts is widespread, study finds

6 days ago from Physorg

Research from Duke University provides comprehensive new evidence of the magnitude of the problem of "news deserts"– communities where news and information about critical local issues is nonexistent or severely...