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New zoning tool provides global topographic datasets in minutes

4 days ago from Science Daily

With the increased availability of remote sensing technologies, scientists now have access to high-resolution datasets on Earth's surface properties at the global scale. As a result, an international team of...

Here’s How the Shutdown Is Delaying Climate Data and Undercutting Scientists

4 days ago from NY Times Science

A key global temperature report isn’t coming out this week because of missing data, and some long-term research projects are at risk.

Black mangroves' impact on the salt marsh food web

4 days ago from Science Daily

Warmer temperatures are causing more tropical species to move northward. Among these are black mangroves, whose abundance is steadily increasing in the northern Gulf of Mexico. A new article examines...

Watch: Dynamite brings down New York's Tappan Zee Bridge

4 days ago from UPI

More than six decades after it first opened, a 672-foot section of Tappan Zee Bridge came crashing down to the Hudson River in an explosive demolition.

Idled farmland presents habitat restoration opportunities in San Joaquin Desert

4 days ago from Physorg

Most of the native habitat in California's San Joaquin Desert has been converted to row crops and orchards, leaving 35 threatened or endangered species confined to isolated patches of habitat....

Megapixels: Behold this giant spinning ice disk

4 days ago from PopSci

Science The city of Westbrook has a beautiful physics lesson for us all. This swirling disk might seem like it's rotating from the river's...

New conservation practice could reduce nitrogen pollution in agricultural drainage water

4 days ago from Physorg

Every summer, a "dead zone" forms in the Gulf of Mexico. Plumes of oxygen-robbing algae, fed by excess nitrogen coming in from the Mississippi River, kill off marine life and...

Nonfiction: Tracing the Rise of a Guardian Hacker

4 days ago from NY Times Science

In “Breaking and Entering,” Jeremy Smith tells the story of a brilliant, larger-than-life computer scientist who runs her own boutique cybersecurity firm.

Survivors gather for 10th anniversary of 'Miracle on the Hudson'

4 days ago from UPI

The survivors of US Airways Flight 1549 gathered in Charlotte, N.C., to recognize the 10th anniversary of the so-called "Miracle on the Hudson."

Watch: Leopard wanders into lobby of Indian hotel

4 days ago from UPI

Managers at a hotel in India said no staff or guests were in danger when a wild leopard wandered into the building's reception area.

Antarctica Is Dumping Hundreds of Gigatons of Ice into the Ocean Right Now

4 days ago from Live Science

Antarctica is losing ice six times faster than it was four decades ago. That’s not good for our oceans.

Differentiating summer and winter rainfall in South Asia around 4.2 ka climatic 'event'

4 days ago from Physorg

Climate change has the potential to have affected ancient civilizations by spurring migrations and changes in cropping strategies, and the¬se questions are increasingly relevant as we look at how modern...

U.S., Japan participate in joint deployment in East China Sea

4 days ago from UPI

The United States and Japan conducted a joint two-day deployment in the Indo-Pacific region for communication and maneuvering drills.

Nicolas Maduro raises minimum wage in Venezuela to $6 per month

4 days ago from UPI

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has announced a 300 percent increase to the minimum monthly salary -- to the equivalent of a few dollars per month.

Scientists identify two new species of fungi in retreating Arctic glacier

4 days ago from Science Daily

Two new species of fungi have made an appearance in a rapidly melting glacier on Ellesmere Island in the Canadian Arctic, just west of Greenland.

Keeping roads in good shape reduces greenhouse gas emissions, Rutgers-led study finds

4 days ago from Physorg

Keeping road pavement in good shape saves money and energy and reduces greenhouse gas emissions, more than offsetting pollution generated during road construction, according to a Rutgers-led study.

Mojave rattlesnakes' life-threatening venom is more widespread than expected

4 days ago from Physorg

The Mojave rattlesnake, living in the deserts of the southwestern United States and central Mexico, is characterized by its lethal venom that can either shut down your body or tenderize...

Raytheon to equip classic Hornet with upgraded radar

4 days ago from UPI

Raytheon will equip the U.S. Marine's classic F/A-18C/D Hornet fleet with an upgraded APG-79(v)4 AESA radar system.

The magnetic north pole is moving, causing navigation issues

In recent decades, the Earth's magnetic north pole has drifted rapidly from Canada's coast toward Russia, causing navigation issues. That has prompted the U.S. military to ask scientists to compensate...

Federal judge rejects citizenship question on 2020 census

4 days ago from UPI

A federal judge ordered Tuesday that the Trump administration remove a question about U.S. citizenship on the 2020 census.

China is growing crops on the far side of the moon

4 days ago from UPI

Seeds carried to the far side of the moon by China's Chang'e 4 probe have sprouted, marking the first time plants have been grown on the lunar surface.

Antarctica's ice is melting faster, raising risk of sea level rise

4 days ago from CBSNews - Science

The yearly loss of Antarctic ice mass has increased six-fold since 1979, scientists report

Bear necessities: New study highlights importance of water resources for Andean bears

4 days ago from Science Daily

A new study highlights the importance of water for Andean bears living in the mountain forests of Peru. The study found that bears exhibit tree-rubbing behavior on shrubs and trees...

Bear necessities: New study highlights importance of water resources for Andean bears

4 days ago from Physorg

A new study is shedding light on the importance of one critical resource for Andean bears living in the dry mountain forests of Peru: water. The study—a collaboration between the...

Netflix hikes prices for all new suscribers

4 days ago from CBSNews - Science

On the heels of a blowout success with "Bird Box," the streaming service is raising monthly prices by $1 or $2

Jason Aldean announces North American summer tour

4 days ago from UPI

Jason Aldean has announced a new North American summer tour in support of his eighth studio album, "Rearview Town."

New historical emissions trends estimated with the community emissions data system

4 days ago from Physorg

To better understand how aerosols affect the atmosphere and Earth system processes, historical emissions data are a key input for modeling and analyses. A research team produced a new, robust...

Report: North Korea official headed to Washington

4 days ago from UPI

A top North Korean official could be visiting the United States as early as Wednesday, according to a South Korean television network.