Curated News: Featured: SciWire

Filters close
Newswise: Ancient Rocks Provide Clues About Earth's Early History
Released: 25-Feb-2019 12:05 PM EST
Ancient Rocks Provide Clues About Earth's Early History
Florida State University

Researchers discovered that Earth's oceans started becoming oxygenated millions of years earlier than previously recognized.

14-Jan-2019 4:05 PM EST
Greenland Ice Melting Four Times Faster Than in 2003, Study Finds
Ohio State University

Greenland is melting faster than scientists previously thought—and will likely lead to faster sea level rise—thanks to the continued, accelerating warming of the Earth’s atmosphere, a new study has found.

Newswise: Body-Painting Protects Against Bloodsucking Insects
Released: 18-Jan-2019 11:10 AM EST
Body-Painting Protects Against Bloodsucking Insects
Lund University

A study by researchers from Sweden and Hungary shows that white, painted stripes on the body protect skin from insect bites. It is the first time researchers have successfully shown that body-painting has this effect. Among indigenous peoples who wear body-paint, the markings thus provide a certain protection against insect-borne diseases.

Released: 9-Jan-2019 4:00 PM EST
How Fast Fashion Hurts Environment, Workers, Society
Washington University in St. Louis

The overabundance of fast fashion — readily available, inexpensively made clothing — has created an environmental and social justice crisis, claims a new paper from an expert on environmental health at Washington University in St. Louis.“From the growth of water-intensive cotton, to the release of untreated dyes into local water sources, to worker’s low wages and poor working conditions, the environmental and social costs involved in textile manufacturing are widespread,” said Christine Ekenga, assistant professor at the Brown School and co-author of the paper “The Global Environmental Injustice of Fast Fashion,” published in the journal Environmental Health.

Newswise: Ancient DNA Analysis Yields Unexpected Insights About Peoples of Central, South America
5-Nov-2018 4:00 PM EST
Ancient DNA Analysis Yields Unexpected Insights About Peoples of Central, South America
Harvard Medical School

The first high-quality ancient DNA data from Central and South America reveals two previously unknown genetic exchanges between North and South America, one representing a continent-wide population turnover Findings link the oldestCentral and South American samples with the Clovis culture, the first widespread archaeological culture of North America; however, this lineage disappeared within the last 9,000 years Analyses show shared ancestry between ancient Californians from the Channel Islands and groups that became widespread in the southern Peruvian Andes by at least 4,200 years ago

Newswise:Video Embedded how-beatboxers-produce-sound:-using-real-time-mri-to-understand
VIDEO
1-Nov-2018 10:05 AM EDT
How Beatboxers Produce Sound: Using Real-Time MRI to Understand
Acoustical Society of America (ASA)

Beatboxing is a musical art form in which performers use their vocal tract to create percussive sounds, and a team of researchers is using real-time MRI to study the production of beatboxing sounds. Timothy Greer will describe their work showing how real-time MRI can characterize different beatboxing styles and how video signal processing can demystify the mechanics of artistic style. Greer will present the study at the Acoustical Society of America's 176th Meeting, Nov. 5-9.

Newswise: Archaeologists Identify Ancient North American Mounds Using New Image Analysis Technique
Released: 23-Jul-2018 8:05 AM EDT
Archaeologists Identify Ancient North American Mounds Using New Image Analysis Technique
Binghamton University, State University of New York

Researchers at Binghamton University, State University at New York have used a new image-based analysis technique to identify once-hidden North American mounds, which could reveal valuable information about pre-contact Native Americans.

Newswise: Human Influence Detected in Changing Seasonal Cycles
19-Jul-2018 2:05 PM EDT
Human Influence Detected in Changing Seasonal Cycles
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

For the first time, scientists from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and five other organizations have shown that human influences significantly impact the size of the seasonal cycle of temperature in the lowest layer of the atmosphere.

Newswise: Newly Discovered Armored Dinosaur From Utah Reveals Intriguing Family History
17-Jul-2018 12:30 PM EDT
Newly Discovered Armored Dinosaur From Utah Reveals Intriguing Family History
University of Utah

Fossils of a new genus and species of an ankylosaurid dinosaur—Akainacephalus johnsoni-- have been unearthed in Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in southern Utah, U.S.A., and are revealing new details about the diversity and evolution of this group of armored dinosaurs.

Newswise: In the Ocean's Twilight Zone, Tiny Organisms May Have Giant Effect on Earth's Carbon Cycle
Released: 18-Jul-2018 3:40 PM EDT
In the Ocean's Twilight Zone, Tiny Organisms May Have Giant Effect on Earth's Carbon Cycle
Florida State University

In a study that challenges scientists preconceptions about the global carbon cycle, researchers find that tiny organisms deep in the ocean's twilight zone may play an outsize part in the circulation of carbon.


Showing results

110 of 10

close
0.86299