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Algal blooms cost Ohio homeowners $152 million over six years

21 hours ago from Physorg

In a new study, researchers at The Ohio State University estimate algal blooms at two Ohio lakes cost Ohio homeowners $152 million in lost property value over six years.

Larvaceans provide a pathway for transporting microplastics into deep-sea food webs

1 day ago from Physorg

Over the last decade, scientists have discovered tiny pieces of plastic in many ocean waters, and even in deep-sea mud. However, they know very little about how microplastics are transported...

Changing tides: Lake Michigan could best support lake trout and steelhead

1 day ago from Science Daily

Invasive mussels and less nutrients from tributaries have altered the Lake Michigan ecosystem, making it more conducive to the stocking of lake trout and steelhead than Chinook salmon, according to...

Five reasons why UFC champion Conor McGregor could beat Floyd Mayweather

2 days ago from UPI

UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor will be the underdog when he squares off with undefeated boxing superstar Floyd Mayweather Jr. on Aug. 26 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

Seismologists get to the bottom of how deep Earth’s continents go

2 days ago from Sciencenews.org

Scientists may have finally pinpointed the bottoms of the continents.

Connie Britton lands recurring role in upcoming comedy 'SMILF'

2 days ago from UPI

Connie Britton has booked a multi-episode, guest arc on the upcoming Showtime series, "SMILF."

How friction evolves during an earthquake

2 days ago from Physorg

By simulating earthquakes in a lab, engineers at Caltech have documented the evolution of friction during an earthquake—measuring what could once only be inferred, and shedding light on one of...

Climate change will cut crop yields: study

2 days ago from Physorg

Climate change will have a negative effect on key crops such as wheat, rice, and maize, according to a major scientific report out Tuesday that reviewed 70 prior studies on...

Marine Corps requests 50,000 more M27 Infantry Automatic Rifles

2 days ago from UPI

The Marine Corps is requesting 50,000 M27 Infantry Automatic Rifles to replace the M4 carbine that infantry and other units currently use.

Netflix renews 'Ozark' for second season

2 days ago from UPI

Netflix has renewed its crime dream {i:Ozark} for a second season, after the first season debuted in July.

The key to drought-tolerant crops may be in the leaves

2 days ago from Physorg

A solution to help farmers to grow crops in dry areas or during stretches of drought may depend on breeding and cultivating plants that protect themselves with a thicker layer...

Trump to Roll Back Obama’s Flood Standards for Infrastructure

2 days ago from NY Times Science

The White House is expected to eliminate standards set in 2015 to develop new infrastructure with climate change and sea-level rise in mind.

Boundaries set for Lancaster Sound, Nunavut, Canada's largest area of protected ocean

The Lancaster Sound national marine conservation area will protect 110,000 square kilometres of the Arctic, which is almost two per cent of Canada's oceans.

Soft and spherical: Researchers study dynamics of drop impact

2 days ago from Science Daily

Within the study of fluid dynamics, the effect of curved, convex or compliant surfaces on the dynamics of impacting drops is still relatively unknown, despite its extreme relevance to modern-day...

Pen Hadow sets sail for North Pole as Arctic ice melts

Can 10 men and a dog, led by British explorer Pen Hadow, become the first to sail to the North Pole?

Why 14 ecology labs teamed up to watch grass grow

2 days ago from News @ Nature

Multi-lab efforts point the way to shoring up the reliability of field studies.Nature 548 271 doi: 10.1038/548271a

New land use planning tool for farmers

2 days ago from Physorg

The EU favours afforestation of fields that do not provide high yield, but many farmers would like to keep even their poorer fields for a rainy day. How can you...

When Does Rock Become Soil?

2 days ago from Newswise - Scinews

Nature's way of forming soil takes a great deal of patience. The Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) August 15 Soils Matter blog post explains the complex process of soils...

Study gives first proof that the Earth has a natural thermostat

2 days ago from Physorg

New data provides the first proof that the Earth has a natural thermostat which enables the planet to recover from extremes of climate change - but the recovery timescales are...

Video: How will climate change impact shelter?

2 days ago from Physorg

Around the globe, extreme events such as floods, droughts, hurricanes, tornadoes, and heat waves increasingly result in forced migration and loss of life, property, and security. Hot days are becoming...

Air Berlin files for insolvency after Etihad backs out

2 days ago from UPI

Air Berlin Plc, Germany's second-largest carrier, said it filed for insolvency after major shareholder Etihad Airways withdrew additional financial support.

Zack Greinke pitches Arizona Diamondbacks past slumping Houston Astros

2 days ago from UPI

Zack Greinke showed the Arizona Diamondbacks the value of a proven stopper.

Long-term study suggests sorghum yields may decline due to global warming

2 days ago from Physorg

(Phys.org)—A trio of researchers at Kansas State University has found that sorghum yields begin to drop once a certain average high temperature is reached and continue to drop as temperatures...

‘Superbugs’ found in Brazil’s urban waters

2 days ago from SciDev

Researchers discover several species of multidrug-resistant bacteria in lakes and rivers of major cities.

Japan honors dead in 72nd anniversary of WWII surrender

2 days ago from UPI

Japan commemorated the 72nd anniversary of its surrender at the end of World War II with a state ceremony in Tokyo, attended by relatives of the war dead.

Ancient Earthquake Turned Mosaic Workshop into Time Capsule

3 days ago from Live Science

An earthquake-toppled house in the ancient city of Jerash is providing archaeologists with clues on how artisans constructed mosaics during the eighth century.

'Donald Trump forest' climate change project gains momentum

Campaigners plan to plant enough trees to counteract the climate impact of the US President.

A little democracy could go a long way

3 days ago from News @ Nature

The Middle East is freezing out Qatar. A science academy could help — and would set an important precedent for the region, says Ehsan Masood.Nature 548 261 doi: 10.1038/548261a