• The Associated Press Aug 28, 2019

    Ethiopian Fossil Reveals Face for Ancestor of Famed ‘Lucy'

    A fossil from Ethiopia is letting scientists look millions of years into our evolutionary history — and they see a face peering back. The find, from 3.8 million years ago, reveals the face for a presumed ancestor of the species famously represented by Lucy, the celebrated Ethiopian partial skeleton found in 1974.

  • food Aug 8, 2019

    UN Climate Report: Change Land Use to Avoid a Hungry Future

    Human-caused climate change is dramatically degrading the Earth’s land and the way people use the land is making global warming worse, a new United Nations scientific report says. That creates a vicious cycle which is already making food more expensive, scarcer and less nutritious. “The cycle is accelerating,” said NASA climate scientist Cynthia Rosenzweig, a co-author of the report. “The...

  • NBC News Jul 28, 2019

    Study: Airplane Contrails Add to Climate Change and They're Getting Worse

    Despite conspiracy theories about so-called chemtrails, there’s no evidence that the white plumes seen trailing from high-flying airplanes are part of a secret government program to spray toxic chemicals into the atmosphere for mass sterilization or mind control. But contrails do pose a threat, NBC News reports. Scientists say they contribute to climate change by trapping heat that radiates upward...

  • President Apr 17, 2019

    Zombie Pigs? Scientists Spur Some Activity in Brains of Slaughtered Hogs

    Scientists restored some activity within the brains of pigs that had been slaughtered hours before, raising hopes for some medical advances and questions about the definition of death. The brains could not think or sense anything, researchers stressed. By medical standards “this is not a living brain,” said Nenad Sestan of the Yale School of Medicine, one of the researchers...

  • King Apr 16, 2019

    Global Warming Is Shrinking Glaciers Faster Than Scientists Thought, Study Finds

    Earth’s glaciers are melting much faster than scientists thought. A new study shows they are losing 369 billion tons of snow and ice each year, more than half of that in North America. The most comprehensive measurement of glaciers worldwide found that thousands of inland masses of snow compressed into ice are shrinking 18 percent faster than an international panel...

  • King Apr 16, 2019

    Key Melting Greenland Glacier Is Growing Again — For Now

    A major Greenland glacier that was one of the fastest shrinking ice and snow masses on Earth is growing again, a new NASA study finds. Around 2012, the Jakobshavn glacier was retreating about 1.8 miles (3 kilometers) and thinning nearly 130 feet (almost 40 meters) annually. But it started growing again at about the same rate in the past two...

  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration Apr 11, 2019

    NASA Twins Study Explores Space, the Final Genetic Frontier

    From his eyes to his immune system, astronaut Scott Kelly’s body sometimes reacted strangely to nearly a year in orbit, at least compared to his Earth-bound identical twin — but newly published research shows nothing that would cancel even longer space treks, like to Mars. The good news: Kelly largely bounced back after returning home, say scientists who released final...

  • United States Oct 31, 2018

    Halloween Can Be Deadly for Pedestrians, Traffic Study Says

    Trick-or-treaters beware: Halloween can be deadly for pedestrians and children face the greatest danger. Research published Tuesday found a 43 percent higher risk of pedestrian deaths on Halloween night than on other nights near that date. The study was based on four decades of U.S. traffic data, including 608 pedestrian deaths on 42 Halloweens.

  • California Aug 27, 2018

    THC Found in Breast Milk Up to 6 Days After Marijuana Use: Study

    Marijuana’s main mind-altering ingredient was detected in nursing mothers’ breast milk in a small study that comes amid evidence that more U.S. women are using pot during pregnancy and afterward. Experts say the ingredient, THC, has chemical properties that could allow it to disrupt brain development and potentially cause harm, although solid evidence of that is lacking. The new study...

  • Kansas Apr 22, 2015

    Study Links Azle Earthquake Swarm to Natural Gas Drilling

    With real-time monitors, scientists have linked a swarm of small earthquakes west of Fort Worth, Texas, to nearby natural gas wells and waste water injection.

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Dec 1, 2014

    Too Many Infants Still Sleep With Blankets: Study

    Too many U.S. infants sleep with blankets, pillows or other unsafe bedding that may lead to suffocation or sudden infant death syndrome, despite guidelines recommending against the practice.

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