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Greenland Ice Is Melting 7 Percent Faster Than Previously Thought

The same hotspot in Earth’s mantle that feeds Iceland’s active volcanoes has been affecting scientists' calculations of ice loss in the Greenland ice sheet, causing them to underestimate the melting by about 20 gigatons (20 billion metric tons)...
19-Sep-2016 9:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Scientists Triple Known Types of Viruses in World’s Oceans

Researchers report they’ve tripled the known types of viruses living in waters around the globe, and now have a better idea what role they play in nature. The discovery could influence carbon reduction efforts.
19-Sep-2016 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

A Tough Day Could Erase the Perks of Choosing ‘Good’ Fat Sources, Study Finds

The type of fat you eat matters, but a new study suggests that the benefits of good fats vanish when stress enters the picture.
17-Sep-2016 4:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

A Talk with a Nurse Can Persuade Hospital Patients to Quit Smoking

New research shows that self-reported quit rates among hospital patients more than doubled when nurses and other staff were trained to coach patients on how to stop smoking and to make sure they got the help they needed to make it happen, whether...
14-Sep-2016 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Protecting Streams That Feed Lake Erie Will Take Much Work, Study Finds

While current efforts to curtail agricultural runoff will improve the health of Lake Erie, much more work will be needed to protect the streams that feed the lake, new research shows.
14-Sep-2016 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

New Genus of Bacteria Found Living Inside Hydraulic Fracturing Wells


Researchers analyzing the genomes of microorganisms living in shale oil and gas wells have found evidence of sustainable ecosystems taking hold there—populated in part by a never-before-seen genus of bacteria they have dubbed “Frackibacter.”
2-Sep-2016 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Want to Hit Your Target? Good Luck, Short Stuff

Tall quarterbacks might have more going for them than a clear view over the offensive line. New research shows that tall people are better than shorter people at correctly identifying the location of targets in their middle-distance vision –...
29-Aug-2016 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Calm or Fiery? Study Says Candidate Language Should Match the Times

Potential voters who see the nation as being in dire economic straits view a presidential candidate as more “presidential” when he or she uses high-intensity, emotional language, a new study suggests.
29-Aug-2016 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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