A University of Oklahoma study demonstrates for the first time that remote sensing data from weather surveillance radar and on-the-ground data from the eBird citizen science database both yield robust indices of migration timing, also known as migration phenology.
According to a new report by Common Sense Media, 50 percent of teens admitted that they feel they are addicted to using their smartphones. The actual number is most likely even higher. Experts Needed for media inquiries.
Experts needed to explain which countries provide tax havens and do not comply with international regulations. How did investigative journalists examine the millions of files from the Panama law firm Mossack Fonseca and trace them back to prominent world leaders?
A study published in today's Nature gives estimates of sea levels rising twice what previous studies have warned. The rapid melting of Antarctic's Ice Sheet could raise the sea level as much as three feet by the end of this century. The newer model suggests that sea levels could rise as much as 13 meters by 2500 should the Antarctic Ice Shelf, roughly the size of Mexico, continue to melt.
Scientist using LIGO have observed the warping of space-time generated by the collision of two black holes more than a billion light-years from Earth. This is the first direct detection of gravitational waves, first proposed by Albert Einstein in his Theory of General Relativity, published in 1916.
Understanding and integrating patients’ cultural beliefs into cancer treatment plans may help improve their acceptance of and adherence to treatment in multicultural settings. Researchers examined traditional Maya healers’ understanding of cancer and published their findings online today in the Journal of Global Oncology.
Astronomers at Cal Tech have announced today that they have found new evidence of a giant icy planet in our solar system which is far beyond the orbit of Pluto. They are calling it "Planet Nine." Their study, published in the Astronomical Journal, describes the planet as about five to 10 times as massive as the Earth.
Newswise puts out a call for experts to answer media questions regarding this possible ninth planet of our solar system.
According to a newly released report by the CDC, the birth of twins reached an all-time record number in 2014. 2014 saw 33.9 sets of twins per 1,000 births, versus 33.7 in 2013. It is believed that the increase is due to the increase in birth rates for older women. Scientist believe older women are actually more likely to have twins. They are also more likely to use IVF fertilization to conceive.
A study published in the journal Antiquity explains how the bluestones that make up the famous neolithic monument in Salisbury Plain in England, were dug out at least 500 years before in Wales. Stonehenge may have stood in Wales hundreds of years before it was dismantled and transported.
Researchers at North Carolina State University say they have developed a technique for creating a substance they are calling Q-carbon, which represents a third phase, or distinct form, of carbon alongside graphite and diamond.
UK researchers stumbled across several hundred dinosaur footprints in a coastal lagoon on the Isle of Skye, which they dated to the Middle Jurassic, 170 million years ago. The researchers, which include Stephen Brusatte from the University of Edinburgh, UK and his colleague Tom Challands, surmise that the footprints were left by sauropods, primitive cousins of the more famous Brontosaurus and Diplodocus. The largest of the footprints measure around 70 centimetres across, larger than those that would have been left by T. Rex. This find is the largest dinosaur site found in Scotland to date. The researchers report their findings in the Scottish Journal of Geology.
Dr. Yoichi Ochi of Tsukuba University and his team have come up with an unique way to display 3D holograms that are touchable using a technology called femtosecond laser technology. The technology uses pulses that can be manipulated with human touch. Combined with mirrors and cameras, the rapid, high-intensity lasers direct tiny light points called voxels in certain directions to produce images of up to 200,000 dots per second of resolution.
Findings, recently published in the journal Science Advances, show that snakes did not lose their limbs in order to live in the sea, as has been previously suggested. The research led by scientists at the University of Edinburgh’s School of GeoSciences involves the analysis of a 90-year old reptilian fossil of Dinilysia patagonica, a 2-meter long reptile. Computed tomography (CT) scans of the bony inner ear of Dinilysia patagonica reveals how this ancestor to modern snakes became adept at burrowing.
According to a study published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, brains can't really fit into the categories of "male" or "female" -- their distinguishing features actually vary across a spectrum. Researchers led by University of Tel-Aviv studied brain scans of some 1,400 individuals and could not find a single pattern that distinguishes between a male brain and a female brain.
Using a computer model, scientists were able to show that Tribrachidium, a disc shaped seas creature that lived about 555-million-years ago, fed by collecting particles suspended in water. This is called suspension feeding and it had not previously been documented in organisms from this period of time.
Research out of Melbourne University’s Oral Health Cooperative Research Centre tested a wide rage of sugar-free soft drinks and found that many of them can be just as harmful to teeth as their sugared counterparts due to acidic additives.
The World Meteorological Organization, the weather agency of the United Nations announced on Wednesday that 2015 is the hottest year on record, breaching the symbolic and significant milestone of 1 degree Celsius above the pre-industrial era. The report comes the week before world leaders assemble in Paris to try to negotiate an agreement to fight climate change. Records go back to 1880.
A study recently published online on November 23rd in the Annals of Internal Medicine found that that those who breastfed were a great deal less likely -- up to 50 percent less -- to develop diabetes 2 in subsequent years than those who did not breast feed.
A study published in the journal, Nature, adds to growing evidence that the people of Europe’s DNA underwent widespread changes, altering their height, digestion, immune system and skin color with the spread of agriculture.
On Thursday, the Food and Drug Administration announced that it has approved the first genetically modified food animal, the genetically engineered salmon. According to the FDA press release, "the AquAdvantage Salmon is as safe to eat as any non-genetically engineered (GE) Atlantic salmon, and also as nutritious." Experts needed.
According to a report by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, rates of sexually transmitted diseases like chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis climbed considerably in the U.S. in 2014. The center called the increases "alarming." The new data also show that among the more than 3,000 counties in the nation, Los Angeles County had the most cases of all three diseases in 2014.
A tooth fossil, believed to be about 110,000 years old, has yielded DNA from a vanished branch of the human tree, mysterious cousins called the Denisovans. The tooth was found in a cave in Siberia in 2010. Scientists describe their newest Denisovan DNA analysis in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
The Delmarva fox squirrel (Sciurus niger cinereus) has recovered and will no longer need the protection of the Endangered Species Act. This rather large species of squirrel, spanning over 75cm in length, was one the first species to be protected under the Endangered Species Act of 1967. The massive squirrel was nearly wiped out by hunting and deforestation.
Most bats roost by hanging from their feet, which means they must land upside down on cave ceilings. And to stick the landing, they employ similar mechanics as skateboarders and pirouetting figure skaters, according to a new study in PLOS Biology.
A report by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) warns that the widespread practice of giving antibiotics to livestock for growth promotion and the prevention of disease among animals in agriculture is making the drugs ineffective when they are needed to treat infections in people.
Scientists have found the "fourth strand" of European ancestry. This population, discovered in the Caucasus mountains of Western Georgia survived for thousands of years, isolated from the rest of Europe due to the Ice Age. A small but significant portion of Europe's genome is derived from this unique population of hunter-gatherers, who came out of hiding, and mixed with the Yamnaya culture, which swept into Western Europe about 5,000 years ago.
Johns Hopkins Children’s Center specialists report they have successfully treated and put in remission a 2-year-old, now age 5, with a highly virulent form of tuberculosis known as XDR TB, or extensively drug-resistant TB.
Astronomers using data from NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope have detected hints of periodic changes in the brightness of a so-called "active" galaxy, whose emissions are powered by a supersized black hole. If confirmed, the discovery would mark the first years-long cyclic gamma-ray emission ever detected from any galaxy, which could provide new insights into physical processes near the black hole.
Residents of the northeastern city of Shenyang in China donned gas masks and locked themselves indoors on Sunday after their city was enveloped by some of the worst levels of smog on record. Pollution readings were about 50 times higher than that considered safe by the World Health Organization.
It is expected to be the largest telescope ever built. In a US led project, ground has been broken for the construction of the Giant Magellan Telescope, which will be built atop Cerro Las Campanas in Chile.
GJ 1132b is only 39 light years away. That's nearly a neighbor on the cosmic scale. It may be the closest Earth-size planet we've discovered. However, it most likely resembles Venus as far as surface temperatures.