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Another deadly, wind-driven wildfire shouldn’t take California by surprise

5 days ago from LA Times - Science

The Camp fire raging in Butte County and the Tubbs fire that torched Northern California’s wine country are a year and 100 miles apart. But they have much in common....

Raging California Wildfires Spotted from Space (Photos)

5 days ago from

California is burning again, and satellites are showing the scope of the damage.

The role of PTSD in mass shootings: Let’s separate myth from reality

5 days ago from LA Times - Science

Just hours after former Marine Ian David Long killed himself and 12 other people at the Borderline Bar and Grill in Thousand Oaks on Wednesday night, observers speculated that post-traumatic...

Improving city parks may be one path to help make residents more active

6 days ago from Science Daily

Researchers found that small improvements to a city's ParkScore -- an evaluation of a city's park system -- could lead to more physical exercise for its residents. The Trust for...

Farmer adjustments can offset climate change impacts in corn production

6 days ago from Science Daily

New research looks closely at the future of maize crop yields with the effects of climate change.

Car bombs, gunfire kill at least 23 in Mogadishu, Somalia

6 days ago from UPI

A series of car bombs detonated in the Somali capital of Mogadishu on Friday, killing at least 23 people, local officials said.

3 reports sound alarm on warming oceans

6 days ago from CBSNews - Science

The climate printing press has been working overtime the past two weeks spitting out study after study

Huge Lakes Thought to Be Hiding Beneath Antarctica's Ice Seem to Have Vanished

6 days ago from Live Science

Researchers thought there were large lakes under East Antarctica's Recovery Glacier. Now they can't find them.

Rainforest destruction from gold mining hits all-time high in Peru

6 days ago from Science Daily

Small-scale gold mining has destroyed more than 170,000 acres of primary rainforest in the Peruvian Amazon in the past five years, according to a new analysis.

Ragweed may expand its range northward with climate change

6 days ago from Science Daily

A new predictive model developed by ecologists and climate scientists suggests that climate change may allow common ragweed to extend its growing range northward and into major northeast metro areas,...

Pollution in cities damaging insects and ecosystems

6 days ago from Science Daily

High levels of pollution found in many of the world's major cities are having negative effects on plants and insects, according to new research.

Watch: Japanese man covers woman in plastic wrap in record time

6 days ago from UPI

A popular Japanese YouTuber set a Guinness World Record by wrapping a volunteer in cling wrap in only 1 minute, 58 seconds.

Amazon forests failing to keep up with climate change

6 days ago from Science Daily

New research has assessed the impact of global warming on thousands of tree species across the Amazon to discover the winners and losers from 30 years of climate change. The...

Marine Protected Areas overlook a large fraction of biodiversity hotspots

6 days ago from Science Daily

Around 75 percent of marine biodiversity in Finnish waters is left unprotected, reveals a performance assessment of the country's current Marine Protected Area network. Increasing protection by just 1 percent...

"Disney+" service a year away from streaming shows

6 days ago from Physorg

The Walt Disney Company will launch a "Disney+" streaming service in the United States late next year, boosting it with live-action shows spun from hit "Star Wars" and Marvel hero...

Watch: Chinese boy breaks two Rubik's cube records

6 days ago from UPI

A Chinese teenager who already holds two Guinness World Records broke two more by solving Rubik's cubes in unusual ways.

NASA satellite sees Tropical Cyclone Alcide nearing Madgascar

6 days ago from Physorg

Tropical Cyclone Alcide continued to linger just northeast of the Island nation of Madagascar in the Southern Indian Ocean when NASA's Aqua satellite passed overhead and captured an image of...

Migrant caravan again on the move after leaving Mexico City

6 days ago from UPI

The first caravan of migrants from Central America is on the move again and headed toward the United States, after voting to leave Mexico City Friday.

New streaming service will be called Disney+, company says

6 days ago from UPI

Disney's new streaming service that will take on competitor Netflix will be called Disney+, the company said.

Jackets looks for measure of revenge vs. Caps

6 days ago from UPI

WASHINGTON -- The Columbus Blue Jackets will visit the Capitals Friday for the teams' first meeting since their first-round Stanley Cup playoff series last Spring.

How to care for your houseplants during winter

6 days ago from Physorg

A scattering of houseplants adds much-needed greenery to long Alberta winters, so if they turn brown or draw clouds of bugs, think twice about just tossing them out, says a...

New research suggests global reforestation efforts need to take the long view

6 days ago from Physorg

Many countries have made commitments to restore huge areas of forest as part of the Bonn Challenge, organized by the International Union for Conservation of Nature. For example, Costa Rica...

As Arctic ship traffic increases, narwhals and other unique animals are at risk

6 days ago from Physorg

Most Americans associate fall with football and raking leaves, but in the Arctic this season is about ice. Every year, floating sea ice in the Arctic thins and melts in...

Climate change has created a storm of uncertainty. These researchers are making sense of it.

6 days ago from Physorg

Climate change isn't a monolith. It's characterized by the melting of ice caps over time as much as by a storm surge that cuts off power to a coastal city's...

Pollution in cities damaging insects and ecosystems

6 days ago from Physorg

High levels of pollution found in many of the world's major cities are having negative effects on plants and insects, according to new research from the University of Sheffield.

Sutherland spaceport project to move to next stage

The backers of the proposed satellite launch site are to hold further discussion with those who live in the area.

Earthworms—integral ecosystem engineers

6 days ago from Physorg

Global demands for food and energy are driving research on sustainably using our planet's fast-depleting natural resources. One creative initiative looked to ancient land-use systems that supported millions of people...

Φ-week live

6 days ago from European Space Agency

The availability of today’s wealth of satellite data along with the latest digital technologies offer opportunities like never before. ESA’s Φ-week on 12–16 November explores this and more. Follow live