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Total Eclipse, Partial Failure: Tales of Scientific Missions Gone Bad

5 days ago from Live Science

For centuries, scientists have known when and where eclipses will be visible. They pack their bags, head for the line of totality and hope for the best – which doesn't...

Roger Cup: Roger Federer rolls into final

1 week ago from UPI

Roger Federer will be seeking his third career Rogers Cup title when he competes in Sunday's final at Montreal.

Pentagon denies civilians killed in Afghanistan airstrike

1 week ago from UPI

U.S. forces in Afghanistan on Friday denied allegations by Afghan officials that a U.S. airstrike killed 16 civilians in eastern Afghanistan.

Trump administration urged to avoid salmon protection rules

1 week ago from AP Science

BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- A group that represents farmers is calling the costs of saving imperiled salmon in the largest river system in...

U.N.: Migrants pushed off boat for second time in two days

1 week ago from UPI

Smugglers have pushed some 300 migrants into the Arabian Sea as their boats approached the Yemeni coast over the past two days, the U.N. said.

Al Gore on the Paris agreement, Trump and climate change

The former US vice president says the US will meet its targets "in spite of Donald Trump."

Greenland wildfire

1 week ago from European Space Agency

Greenland is usually associated with ice and snow, but over the last couple of weeks a wildfire, captured here by the Copernicus Sentinel-2A satellite, has been raging in the western...

Efforts to reduce pollution from agriculture paying off slowly

1 week ago from Physorg

Efforts by farmers to reduce the amount of fertilizer that reaches drinking water sources can take years to have a positive impact, according to a new study from the University...

Washington Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg feels good after tossing simulated game

1 week ago from UPI

It was a busy day for the first-place Washington Nationals even before they hosted the Miami Marlins on Wednesday at Nationals Park.

New York Yankees OF Clint Frazier (oblique) scratched vs. Toronto Blue Jays

1 week ago from UPI

New York Yankees rookie outfielder Clint Frazier was a late scratch for Wednesday's game against the Toronto Blue Jays at the Rogers Centre because of oblique tightness.

Does drinking hot liquids on a hot day actually cool you off?

1 week ago from PopSci

Ask Us Anything Yes, technically, but not nearly enough. When it's boiling out, should you reach for an iced tea, or a...

Environmental policy, pollution and economic growth

1 week ago from Science Daily

Air pollution policy reduces the extent to which population growth in metropolitan areas results in increased pollution emissions without disrupting the economic growth from this urbanization, new research shows.

Understanding salamander breeding patterns may lead to better forest management, conservation strategies

1 week ago from Physorg

With changing environments, pond-breeding salamanders face increasingly hazardous treks as the space between breeding ponds and their non-breeding habitat widens or is degraded. A study from the University of Missouri...

The benefits—and potential pitfalls—of urban green spaces

1 week ago from Physorg

With the rapid expansion of the urban landscape, successfully managing ecosystems in built areas has never been more important. However, our understanding of urban ecology is far from complete, and...

WVU Completes Study Estimating Urban Forests Provide More Than $59 Million in Ecosystem Services

1 week ago from Newswise - Scinews

Urban forests capture pollutants, store carbons and have other significant benefits that can be quantified

New Analysis Casts Doubt on Predicted Decrease in Oklahoma Earthquakes

1 week ago from Newswise - Scinews

Wastewater injection rates in Oklahoma have declined recently because of regulatory actions and market forces, but seismologists say that has not yet significantly reduced the risk of potentially damaging earthquakes.

FSU Research: Ancient Ocean Deoxygenation Provides an Urgent Warning

1 week ago from Newswise - Scinews

A 94-million-year-old climate change event that severely imperiled marine organisms may provide some unnerving insights into long-term trends in our modern oceans, according to a Florida State University researcher.

Incomplete drought recovery may be the new normal

1 week ago from Science Daily

The amount of time it takes for an ecosystem to recover from a drought is an important measure of a drought's severity. During the 20th century, the total area of...

RAVAN CubeSat measures Earth's outgoing energy

1 week ago from Physorg

An experimental small satellite has successfully collected and delivered data on a key measurement for predicting changes in Earth's climate.

Researchers are undertaking two projects that will inform the oil platform decommissioning process in California

1 week ago from Physorg

When the Colorado-based oil company Venoco, Inc.—founded in Carpinteria, California, more than two decades ago—declared bankruptcy last spring and ceded its offshore lease, the state of California "inherited" 50-year-old Platform...

Climate Report Could Force Trump to Choose Between Science and His Base

1 week ago from NY Times Science

The looming publication of a climate report again raises a contentious policy issue that has deeply divided President Trump’s closest advisers since he arrived in the Oval Office.

U.S. Navy issues contract proposal to lift USS Fitzgerald back to the United States

1 week ago from UPI

The U.S. Navy issued a contract proposal for transporting the USS Fitzgerald home following its collision with a Filipino cargo ship off the coast of Japan.

Study estimates oxygen loss in ancient global ocean

1 week ago from Physorg

A loss of oxygen in global ocean seawater 94 million years ago led to a mass extinction of marine life that lasted for roughly half a million years.

Climate Scientist's Study, Published in Nature, Finds More Frequent Droughts May Endanger Land Carbon Sink

1 week ago from Newswise - Scinews

In a new paper published in Nature, Research Assistant Professor Christopher Schwalm of NAU's Center for Ecosystem Science and Society (Ecoss) shares the results of a study investigating the impact...

Rattlesnake slithers out of the ocean on South Carolina beach

1 week ago from UPI

A couple visiting the beach on South Carolina's Hilton Head Island captured video and photos of a diamondback rattlesnake that emerged from the ocean.

Thousands across India march in support of science

1 week ago from News @ Nature

Inspired by global demonstrations, protesters demand respect for research.Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22439

How art could help encourage kids to study science

1 week ago from PopSci

Science "You gotta Crash and Learn." STEAM is a growing movement in education to teach art and science together. Learn why it makes the...

New murals of Trump appear on wall between Bethlehem, Jerusalem

1 week ago from UPI

Two murals depicting President Donald Trump have appeared on the wall that separates the Palestinian West Bank town of Bethlehem from Jerusalem.