Monday, January 20, 2020

Rising bedrock below West Antarctica could delay catastrophic ice sheet collapse

The news last week out of Antarctica was sobering. According to a consensus estimate published in Nature, the continent has lost 3 trillion tons of ice in...

Science & Technology

Environment & Energy

Scientists uncover the secret behind shimmering seaweed

Scientists uncover the secret behind shimmering seaweed By Kai Kupferschmidt CAMBRIDGE, U.K.—At low tide, the brown seaweed filling tide pools along the coasts of Cornwall and Devon...

Education

Animal images used in marketing may skew public perception about their...

Animal images used in marketing may skew public perception about their survival risks   Many of the world's most charismatic animal species -- those that attract...

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Mobile Marketing and the Future of E-Commerce

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They’re fun. But can STEM camps for girls really make a difference?

This summer, 55 middle school girls in the Washington, D.C., area trained on a flight simulator, launched a high-altitude weather balloon, and went skydiving...

Don’t call it junk—this ‘jumping’ gene may be why you made it past an...

At one point in your life, you were a two-celled embryo tumbling toward a soft landing in the uterus. You may have only been...

The Most Popular Celebrity Baby Names of the Millennium

All right. Well, take care yourself. I guess that's what you're best, presence old master? A tremor in the Force. The last time felt...

Health

Is a little radiation good for you? Controversial theory pops up in Senate hearing...

As the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) moves to overhaul how scientific studies can inform regulations, a U.S. Senate panel briefly became a stage for a decades-old...

On a remote Pacific island, this doctor has revived a 60-year quest to eradicate...

LIHIR ISLAND IN PAPUA NEW GUINEA—In a small, poor village 15,000 kilometers from his home, Oriol Mitjà jumped out of a white van one early May...

Can bacteria-slaying viruses defeat antibiotic-resistant infections? A new U.S. clinical center aims to find...

One piece of good news can make all the difference. In the fight against antibiotic-resistant infections, a decades-old approach based on bacteria-slaying viruses called...

Arts & Humanities

The Maya civilization used chocolate as money

Your Hershey bar may have been worth its weight in gold in Mayan times. A new study reveals that chocolate became its own form...

Do dolphins feel grief?

When an adult striped dolphin emerged from the Mediterranean Sea in 2016 pushing, nudging, and circling the carcass of its dead female companion for...

Australia to ax support for long-term ecology sites

Australia to ax support for long-term ecology sites By John Pickrell SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA—The Simpson Desert of central Australia is as starkly beautiful as it is ecologically entrancing....

Believing the future will be favorable may prevent action

Believing the future will be favorable may prevent action Association for Psychological Science People tend to believe that others will come around to their point of...