Last Build Date: Fri, 28 Oct 2016 12:09:01 EDTCopyright: Copyright 2016 American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS); All rights reserved.
Fri, 28 Oct 2016 00:00:00 EDT(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) Hurricane Seymour faded fast in the Eastern Pacific and NOAA's GOES-West satellite captured an image of the post-tropical cyclone. Seymour is expected to dissipate in a day as it moves through hostile environmental conditions.
Fri, 28 Oct 2016 00:00:00 EDT(Cornell University) New Cornell University research suggests an economically viable model to scrub carbon dioxide from the atmosphere to thwart global warming.The researchers propose using a 'bioenergy-biochar system' that removes carbon dioxide from the atmosphere in an environmental pinch, until other removal methods become economically feasible and in regions where other methods are impractical.
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 00:00:00 EDT(University of Oregon) Climate patterns, including the El Nino Southern Oscillation, likely were known to long-ago Pacific Ocean seafarers and may have helped their exploration and settlement of islands in Remote Oceania, concludes a research team that included University of Oregon anthropologist Scott Fitzpatrick.
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 00:00:00 EDT(University of Illinois at Chicago) The University of Illinois at Chicago College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is seeking a select group of students for a historic summer expedition that will send them from city to sea under the banner of the National Science Foundation.
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 00:00:00 EDT(University of British Columbia) The Pacific spiny dogfish shark is a master at recycling the ocean's toxic ammonia and converting it into useful urea, according to new research from University of British Columbia zoologists. Animals typically eat protein in order to grow, but sharks also require protein to continually replenish urea in their tissues. The urea keeps the fish from drying out in salty seawater.
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 00:00:00 EDT(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) The Global Precipitation Measurement mission or GPM core satellite analyzed the Northern Indian Ocean's Tropical Cyclone Kyant before its quick demise.Tropical Cyclone Kyant formed in the Bay of Bengal on Oct. 25, 2016. This is the second tropical cyclone this year to form in the Bay of Bengal following tropical cyclone Roanu that formed in May.
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 00:00:00 EDT(University of British Columbia) Cyclists should be riding at speeds between 12 and 20 kilometers per hour on city roads, while pedestrians should be moving at two to six kilometers per hour to minimize their inhalation of air pollution while still getting the health benefits of exercise, according to new UBC research.
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 00:00:00 EDT(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) NASA's Aqua satellite passed Hurricane Seymour as it embarked on a fast weakening trend in the Eastern Pacific Ocean.
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 00:00:00 EDT(American Chemical Society) Some scientists have an important, if morbid, job: They study the smell of decomposing human bodies. By understanding the chemical makeup of human cadaver smell, as opposed to the smell of other decomposing animals, forensic scientists could improve the training of cadaver dogs and corpse recovery efforts. Find out more about this macabre but meaningful work in the latest Speaking of Chemistry video: https://youtu.be/EffqGKU11qE.
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 00:00:00 EDT(Stanford's School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences ) A new study finds that just a few natural gas wells account for more than half of the total volume of leaked methane gas in the United States.
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 00:00:00 EDT(Eindhoven University of Technology) Eliminating particulate matter from underground car parks in the city center of Eindhoven can result in local reductions in the concentration of these particles of up to 50 percent. Researchers from Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) came to this conclusion on the basis of air flow models and computer simulations of the city center.
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 00:00:00 EDT(Washington University in St. Louis) In a serendipitous moment, scientists studying light sensing molecules in plants have discovered that they are also temperature sensors.The discovery may eventually allow them to design crop varieties that are better able to cope with a warming world.
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 00:00:00 EDT(National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)) JILA physicists and colleagues have identified a long-missing piece in the puzzle of exactly how fossil fuel combustion contributes to air pollution and a warming climate.
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 00:00:00 EDT(University of Cambridge) A photoreceptor molecule in plant cells has been found to moonlight as a thermometer after dark -- allowing plants to read seasonal temperature changes. Scientists say the discovery could help breed crops that are more resilient to the temperatures expected to result from climate change.
Wed, 26 Oct 2016 00:00:00 EDT(University of California - Santa Cruz) Scientists have detected high levels of a toxin produced by freshwater algae in mussels from San Francisco Bay. Although shellfish harvested from California's coastal waters are monitored for toxins produced by marine algae, they are not routinely tested for this freshwater toxin, called microcystin.
Wed, 26 Oct 2016 00:00:00 EDT(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) Tropical Cyclone 3B, now named Kyant continued to move in a westerly direction across the Bay of Bengal, Northern Indian Ocean, as NASA's Terra satellite captured an image of the storm.
Wed, 26 Oct 2016 00:00:00 EDT(Rice University) Better communication about how educational research can impact public policy may improve educational equity, according to a new paper from Rice University.
Wed, 26 Oct 2016 00:00:00 EDT(University of Utah) Biologists at the University of Utah recently used light-weight geolocation technology to follow a species of songbird on its 10,000-kilometer migration from the Middle East to sub-Saharan Africa.
Wed, 26 Oct 2016 00:00:00 EDT(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) Hurricane Seymour became a major hurricane on Oct. 25 as the Global Precipitation Measurement mission or GPM core satellite analyzed the storm's very heavy rainfall and provided a 3-D image of the storm's structure.
Wed, 26 Oct 2016 00:00:00 EDT(University of Sheffield) Scientists have agreed for the first time that recent severe cold winter weather in the UK and US may have been influenced by climate change in the Arctic, according to a new study.
Wed, 26 Oct 2016 00:00:00 EDT(King Abdullah University of Science & Technology (KAUST)) Researchers have developed a solid material that can capture carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, even at very low concentrations. This new materials could be added to exhaust pipes to collect the green house gas before as it is emitted.
Wed, 26 Oct 2016 00:00:00 EDT(Springer) By 2099 the nature of democratic politics could change in costly ways for politicians because of climate change, says Nick Obradovich of Harvard University in a paper in Springer's journal Climatic Change. He predicts that voters' disgruntlement about the societal effects of climatic extremes and weather-related disasters they experience will translate into more frequent turnover of political parties elected in and out of office.
Wed, 26 Oct 2016 00:00:00 EDT(University of Southampton) The indirect effects of rising atmospheric carbon dioxide levels, such as changes in soil moisture and plant structure, can have a bigger impact on ecosystems than previously thought.
Wed, 26 Oct 2016 00:00:00 EDT(Cardiff University) Experts from Cardiff University have offered up an explanation as to why our planet began to move in and out of ice ages every 100,000 years.
Wed, 26 Oct 2016 00:00:00 EDT(Nanyang Technological University) Nanyang Technological University is building the region's first offshore system that will integrate multiple renewable energy sources such as solar, wind, tidal, diesel, and power-to-gas technologies.