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Assaults spiked on Trump rally days during 2016 election

Fri, 16 Mar 18 00:03:50 -0700

Cities experienced 2.3 more assaults than average on days when hosting presidential campaign rallies for Donald Trump during the lead-up to the 2016 United States Presidential Election, according to a first of its kind study published today in Epidemiology by researchers in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Hillary Clinton rallies were not linked to any increase in assaults.

Tree care workers need better training to handle dangers on the job, Rutgers study finds

Fri, 16 Mar 18 00:06:10 -0700

A Rutgers study calls attention to post-storm hazards posed to tree care workers and provides safety recommendations.

UNH Researchers find space radiation is increasingly more hazardous

Thu, 15 Mar 18 00:01:50 -0700

UNH Researchers Find Space Radiation is Increasingly More Hazardous.

Getting lost: Why older people might lose their way

Thu, 15 Mar 18 00:07:10 -0700

Researchers at the German Center for Neurodegenerative Disease (DZNE) have found a possible explanation for the difficulty in spatial orientation experienced sometimes by elderly people. In the brains of older adults, they detected an unstable activity in an area that is central for spatial navigation. The results are reported in the journal Current Biology. In the long term, these findings might open up new ways for detecting Alzheimer's disease.

Chain reaction of fast-draining lakes poses new risk for Greenland ice sheet

Wed, 14 Mar 18 00:13:50 -0700

A growing network of lakes on the Greenland ice sheet has been found to drain in a chain reaction that speeds up the flow of the ice sheet, threatening its stability.

Droughts in Mongolia -- past, present and future

Wed, 14 Mar 18 00:09:20 -0700

The extreme wet and dry periods Mongolia has experienced in the late 20th and early 21st centuries are rare but not unprecedented and future droughts may be no worse. An international team of researchers developed a climate record stretching 2,060 years into Mongolia's past using tree rings. The team then combined the tree-ring record of past climate with computer models that can project future regional climate.

Mystery of purple lights in sky solved with help from citizen scientists

Wed, 14 Mar 18 00:06:50 -0700

When a thin purple ribbon of light appeared and starting glowing in the midnight sky over Regina, Canada, in 2016, Notanee Bourassa knew that what he was seeing was not normal. Having watched the northern lights for almost 30 years, he knew this wasn't an aurora. It was something else.

Health chiefs failing to investigate rising deaths in England and Wales, argue experts

Wed, 14 Mar 18 00:14:00 -0700

Health chiefs are failing to investigate a clear pattern of rising death rates and worsening health outcomes in England and Wales, argue experts in The BMJ today.

SwRI-led mission finds Jupiter's atmospheric beauty is more than skin deep

Wed, 14 Mar 18 00:15:30 -0700

In the year and a half NASA's Juno spacecraft has been orbiting Jupiter, the science team led by Southwest Research Institute's Dr. Scott Bolton has discovered that the orange and white bands that characterize Jupiter's outer atmosphere extend thousands of miles into the gas giant's atmosphere. The findings are part of a four-article collection about Juno science results in the March 8th edition of the journal Nature.

Warm arctic means colder, snowier winters in northeastern US, study says

Tue, 13 Mar 18 00:05:30 -0700

Scientists from Rutgers University-New Brunswick and Atmospheric and Environmental Research (AER) have linked the frequency of extreme winter weather in the United States to Arctic temperatures.

UH optometrist investigates changes in eye structure in astronauts

Tue, 13 Mar 18 00:04:40 -0700

A University of Houston optometrist studies the vision of returning International Space Station astronauts and proves a structural change to their eyes.

A revolutionary technique allows to image all the cells in a region of the brain

Mon, 12 Mar 18 00:00:30 -0700

An interdisciplinary group of physicists and biologists working on research into brain cells have come up with a new, revolutionary microscopy technique which for the first time allows images to be obtained of all the cells within a specified area of living brain tissue.

Humans behind majority of raptor deaths in Ontario, study finds

Mon, 12 Mar 18 00:00:20 -0700

University of Guelph researchers found that a majority of raptor deaths are due to trauma and starvation caused by urban expansion and other types of anthropogenic landscape alterations.

NASA's James Webb Observatory prepares for additional testing

Mon, 12 Mar 18 00:04:10 -0700

Engineers removed the combined optics and science instruments of NASA's James Webb Space Telescope from their shipping container in a high bay at Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems in Redondo Beach, California, on March 8, signaling the next step in the observatory's integration and testing.

Arrested development: Hubble finds relic galaxy close to home

Mon, 12 Mar 18 00:07:00 -0700

Astronomers have put NASA's Hubble Space Telescope on an Indiana Jones-type quest to uncover an ancient 'relic galaxy' in our own cosmic backyard.

Three NASA satellites recreate solar eruption in 3-D

Fri, 09 Mar 18 00:13:50 -0800

Scientists have developed a model that simulates how shocks following coronal mass ejections, or CMEs, propagate from the sun -- an effort made possible only by combining data from three different NASA satellites.

NASA's Webb Telescope to make a splash in search for interstellar water

Fri, 09 Mar 18 00:14:50 -0800

Water is crucial for life, but how do you make water? Cooking up some H2O takes more than mixing hydrogen and oxygen. It requires the special conditions found deep within frigid molecular clouds, where dust shields against destructive ultraviolet light and aids chemical reactions. NASA's James Webb Space Telescope will peer into these cosmic reservoirs to gain new insights into the origin and evolution of water and other key building blocks for habitable planets.

JHU performs first laboratory simulation of exoplanet atmospheric chemistry

Thu, 08 Mar 18 00:07:00 -0800

Scientists have conducted the first lab experiments on haze formation in simulated exoplanet atmospheres, an important step for understanding upcoming observations of planets outside the solar system with the James Webb Space Telescope.

New 3-D measurements improve understanding of geomagnetic storm hazards

Thu, 08 Mar 18 00:01:00 -0800

Measurements of the three-dimensional structure of the earth, as opposed to the one-dimensional models typically used, can help scientists more accurately determine which areas of the United States are most vulnerable to blackouts during hazardous geomagnetic storms.

Why people experience seasonal skin changes

Wed, 07 Mar 18 00:03:40 -0800

A new British Journal of Dermatology study provides information that may help explain why many people experience eczema and dry skin in the winter.

Wildfires set to increase: Could we be sitting on a tinderbox in Europe?

Wed, 07 Mar 18 00:08:30 -0800

Scientists at the Joint Research Centre, the European Commission's science and knowledge service, modelled fire danger for several weather and climate scenarios in Europe up to the year 2100.

Weather satellites aid search and rescue capabilities

Wed, 07 Mar 18 00:11:10 -0800

The same satellites that identify severe weather can help save you from it. NOAA's GOES series satellites carry a payload supported by NASA's Search and Rescue (SAR) office, which researches and develops technologies to help first responders locate people in distress worldwide, whether from a plane crash, a boating accident or other emergencies.

First look at Jupiter's poles show strange geometric arrays of storms

Wed, 07 Mar 18 00:03:40 -0800

With NASA's Juno spacecraft, scientists have gotten a good look at the top and bottom of the planet for the first time. What they found astounded them: bizarre geometric arrangements of storms, each arrayed around one cyclone over the north and south poles -- unlike any storm formation seen in the universe.

Hubble finds huge system of dusty material enveloping the young star HR 4796A

Tue, 06 Mar 18 00:14:30 -0800

Astronomers have used NASA's Hubble Space Telescope to uncover a vast, complex dust structure, about 150 billion miles across, enveloping the young star HR 4796A.

UMBC physicists show interactions between smoke and clouds have unexpected cooling effect

Mon, 05 Mar 18 00:11:50 -0800

Atomspheric physicists have found that the way wildfire smoke from Africa interacts with clouds over the Atlantic Ocean results in a net cooling effect, which is contrary to previous understanding and has implications for global climate models. The smoke particles serve as 'seeds' for the clouds, making them bigger and brighter and increasing their reflectivity, which more than compensates for the warming effect caused by the dark smoke blocking the clouds from reflecting sunlight.

Social sensing emerges as a tool for Army leaders

Mon, 05 Mar 18 00:12:40 -0800

Army and university scientists are turning to problems with social media to create social sensing as a scientific discipline. For the Army in particular, this emerging science space, they say, will better help commanders assess and comprehend the accuracy and true meaning of information on the battlefield.

New study: Snowpack levels show dramatic decline in western states

Fri, 02 Mar 18 00:09:50 -0800

A new study of long-term snow monitoring sites in the western United States found declines in snowpack at more than 90 percent of those sites -- and one-third of the declines were deemed significant.

Heart attacks often follow dramatic changes in outdoor temperature

Thu, 01 Mar 18 00:01:00 -0800

Large day-to-day swings in temperature were associated with significantly more heart attacks in a study being presented at the American College of Cardiology's 67th Annual Scientific Session. Given that some climate models link extreme weather events with global warming, the new findings suggest climate change could, in turn, lead to an uptick in the occurrence of heart attacks, researchers said.

Hubble observes exoplanet atmosphere in more detail than ever before

Thu, 01 Mar 18 00:01:30 -0800

An international team of scientists has used the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope to study the atmosphere of the hot exoplanet WASP-39b. By combining this new data with older data they created the most complete study yet of an exoplanet atmosphere. The atmospheric composition of WASP-39b hints that the formation processes of exoplanets can be very different from those of our own Solar System giants.

NASA finds a large amount of water in an exoplanet's atmosphere

Thu, 01 Mar 18 00:01:00 -0800

Much like detectives study fingerprints to identify the culprit, scientists used NASA's Hubble and Spitzer space telescopes to find the 'fingerprints' of water in the atmosphere of a hot, bloated, Saturn-mass exoplanet some 700 light-years away.

No laughing matter, yet humor inspires climate change activism

Thu, 01 Mar 18 00:01:40 -0800

Melting icecaps, mass flooding, megadroughts and erratic weather are no laughing matter. However, a new study shows that humor can be an effective means to inspire young people to pursue climate change activism. At the same time, fear proves to be an equally effective motivator and has the added advantage of increasing people's awareness of climate change's risks.

NASA's GPM observes Arkansas and Tennessee flooding downpours

Thu, 01 Mar 18 00:02:00 -0800

The Global Precipitation Measurement mission or GPM core satellite provided forecasters with a look at the rainfall rates in storms drenching Arkansas and Tennessee.

KAIST finds the principle of electric wind in plasma

Thu, 01 Mar 18 00:06:20 -0800

A KAIST team identified the basic principle of electric wind in plasma. This finding will contribute to developing technology in various applications of plasma, including fluid control technology.

Explaining the increasing temperature of cooling granular gases

Wed, 28 Feb 18 00:02:00 -0800

Researchers shed light on scientific phenomenon which helps to understand better evolution of interstellar dust and planetary rings in space.

Black holes from small galaxies might emit gamma rays

Wed, 28 Feb 18 00:10:30 -0800

Researchers from Clemson University have discovered seven galaxies that could shake up what astrophysicists thought they knew about how the size of a galaxy -- and the black hole at its center -- can affect its behavior.

NASA space laser completes 2,000-mile road trip

Wed, 28 Feb 18 00:12:10 -0800

Once in orbit after it launches this fall, NASA's ICESat-2 satellite will travel at speeds faster than 15,000 miles per hour. Last week, the satellite's instrument began its journey toward space riding a truck from Maryland to Arizona, never exceeding 65 mph.

Massive data analysis shows what drives the spread of flu in the US

Tue, 27 Feb 18 00:13:40 -0800

Using several large datasets describing health care visits, geographic movements and demographics of more than 150 million people over nine years, researchers at the University of Chicago have created models that predict the spread of influenza throughout the United States each year.

Wind and solar power could meet four-fifths of US electricity demand, study finds

Tue, 27 Feb 18 00:03:30 -0800

The United States could reliably meet about 80 percent of its electricity demand with solar and wind power generation, according to scientists at the University of California, Irvine; the California Institute of Technology; and the Carnegie Institution for Science.

Wind and solar could meet most but not all US electricity needs

Tue, 27 Feb 18 00:04:20 -0800

Wind and solar power could generate most but not all electricity in the United States, according to an analysis of 36 years of weather data by Carnegie's Ken Caldeira, and three Carnegie-affiliated energy experts. But to bump up to 100 percent of electricity coming from solar and wind power would require significant and costly energy infrastructure changes to overcome seasonal cycles and extreme weather events.

Challenging statistics of weather extremes

Tue, 27 Feb 18 00:09:40 -0800

More accurate statistical modeling of extreme weather will improve forecasting and disaster mitigation.

Powerful flare from star Proxima Centauri detected with ALMA

Mon, 26 Feb 18 00:15:40 -0800

Using data from ALMA, a team of astronomers discovered that a powerful stellar flare erupted from Proxima Centauri last March.

NASA looks at Midwest rain and melting snow that contributed to flooding

Mon, 26 Feb 18 00:07:20 -0800

Much of the US Midwest has received above normal precipitation this winter. A NASA rainfall analysis provided a look at the precipitation that contributed to current flooding.

SwRI scientist helps characterize water on lunar surface

Fri, 23 Feb 18 00:04:40 -0800

A Southwest Research Institute scientist with expertise in how water reacts with lunar soil contributed to a new study that indicates water and/or hydroxyl may be more prevalent on the Moon's surface than previously thought.

NASA's SDO Reveals How Magnetic Cage on the Sun Stopped Solar Eruption

Fri, 23 Feb 18 00:05:40 -0800

A dramatic magnetic power struggle at the Sun's surface lies at the heart of solar eruptions, new research using NASA data shows.

The successful launch of Falcon Heavy prompts a roadmap for radioresistant astronauts

Thu, 22 Feb 18 00:13:50 -0800

This massively-collaborative research proposes the roadmap for making humans more resistant to radiation and multiple other forms of stress- and age-associated damage.

A look at the space between mouse brain cells

Thu, 22 Feb 18 00:06:20 -0800

Between the brain's neurons and glial cells is a critical but understudied structure that's been called neuroscience's final frontier: the extracellular space. With a new imaging paradigm, scientists can now see into and study this complex fluid-filled matrix. The advance, demonstrated in mice, appears February 22 in the journal Cell.

Weather should remain predictable despite climate change

Thu, 22 Feb 18 00:07:30 -0800

New research from the University of Missouri suggests that even as rising carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere drive the climate toward warmer temperatures, the weather will remain predictable.

International team publishes roadmap to enhance radioresistance for space colonization

Wed, 21 Feb 18 00:08:10 -0800

An international team of researchers from NASA Ames Research Center, Environmental and Radiation Health Sciences Directorate at Health Canada, Canadian Nuclear Laboratories, Belgian Nuclear Research Centre, Oxford University, Insilico Medicine, Insilico Medicine Taiwan, the Biogerontology Research Foundation, Boston University, Johns Hopkins University, University of Liverpool, University of Lethbridge, Ghent University, Center for Healthy Aging and many others have published a roadmap toward enhancing human radioresistance for space exploration and colonization.

Climate projections show a warmer future for the Pacific northwest

Tue, 20 Feb 18 00:15:50 -0800

In the midst of an unseasonably warm winter in the Pacific Northwest, a comparison of four publicly available climate projections has shown broad agreement that the region will become considerably warmer in the next century if greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere rise to the highest levels projected in the the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) 'business-as-usual' scenario.

How chemistry can improve bargain hot cocoa (video)

Tue, 20 Feb 18 00:15:20 -0800

Nobody really likes bargain hot cocoa powder. It's lumpy, it's too thin and it leaves scummy residue behind. But premium hot cocoa mix is too expensive for some imbibers. Fortunately, Reactions is here with some easy kitchen chemistry hacks to turn cheap cocoa mix into a satisfying cold weather pick-me-up.