To help wildlife move, researchers map both natural and legal boundaries
244 articles from FRIDAY 14.2.2020
NASA catches the re-birth of zombie tropical cyclone Francisco
Wildlife need to move to survive: to find food, reproduce and escape wildfires and other hazards. Yet as soon as they leave protected areas like national forests or parks, they often wind up on a landscape that is very fragmented in terms of natural boundaries and human ones.
Solar wind samples suggest new physics of massive solar ejections
The low-pressure area that had once been Tropical Cyclone Francisco has been lingering in the Southern Indian Ocean since Feb. 6 when it weakened below tropical cyclone status. Since then, Francisco's remnants moved into an area of warm waters and low wind shear allowing the low-pressure area to re-organize, consolidate and re-form. NASA's Aqua satellite provided forecasters with a visible image...
Set your alarm: Moon, Mars and Earth to align before dawn on Tuesday
A new study led by the University of Hawai'i (UH) at Mānoa has helped refine understanding of the amount of hydrogen, helium and other elements present in violent outbursts from the Sun, and other types of solar "wind," a stream of ionized atoms ejected from the Sun.
Experts weigh in on how coronavirus may, or may not, run rampant in US in coming months
An eclipse-like event will cause Mars to vanish from the sky over North America early Tuesday morning in a rare event known to astronomers as a lunar occultation.Similar to an eclipse when the Earth, moon and sun fall in line, during an occultation, the Earth, moon and a planet align. As a result, the Red Planet will be hidden from sight as it appears to pass directly behind the moon during...
Arrokoth reveals how the solar system's building blocks were built
The coronavirus, officially known as COVID-19, has infected more than 60,000, killed over 1,300 and terrified millions. In the United States, residents wait with bated breath as new cases of infected Americans arise. Also worth noting is that more than 7,000 patients diagnosed with the virus have recovered, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.On Thursday, the 15th U.S. case of...
More than 1,700 healthcare workers in Wuhan have gotten the coronavirus. A study found that 29% of infections were in medical staff.
NASA's New Horizons spacecraft continues its exploration past Pluto
Major study shows climate change can cause abrupt impacts on dryland ecosystems
Medical workers fighting the new coronavirus, called COVID-19, face resource shortages and a high risk of...
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Rare bats in decline
A study finds for the first time that as levels of aridity increase due to climate change, abrupt changes are experienced on dryland ecosystems.
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Black box analysis results from Iranian air crash likely to be 'anticlimactic,' says expert
A study led by Susan Tsang, a former Fulbright Research Fellow from The City College of New York, reveals dwindling populations and widespread hunting throughout Indonesia and the Philippines of the world's largest bats, known as flying foxes.
ICYMI: Blizzard, cold and flooding rains roil parts of U.S., and heavy rains nearly ends Australia's bushfire catastrophe
The "black box" flight data recorders at the centre of a dispute between the international community and Iran in the wake of the destruction of Ukrainian Airlines Flight 752 likely won't contain information that can push the investigation forward, say Canadian flight recorder...
Valentine's Day on the coronavirus-struck Diamond Princess cruise ship involved gifts of iPhones, chocolate, and roses — with masked dancing below deck
It was a frigid week for several spots across the United States as blizzards hindered travel on slick and slushy roadways for many drivers. Meanwhile, the flooding in the Deep South led to a rather unfortunate side effect in Alabama, and some much-needed good news has risen from the ashes of the devastating Australia bushfires. Here's a look back at the week in weather.Brutal blizzard, frigid...
'An introvert's dream': Here's what it's like for passengers on board the quarantined coronavirus cruise
People aboard the ship were fed dark chocolate and given roses, but they've also been told to do their own laundry and clean their own...
Only a handful of children have been diagnosed with the coronavirus — and experts have a few guesses as to why
The Diamond Princess cruise ship is currently under a 14-day quarantine, where Cheryl and Paul Molesky have been posting regular...
Chinstrap penguins are starving to death in Antarctica as the temperature hits record highs.
More than 64,000 people have been diagnosed with the new coronavirus. But only a handful are...
Delta hopes to be the first carbon neutral airline
Here are six photos that show how researchers are studying the crisis among penguins as the planet continues to...
As Sea Levels Rise, Scientists Offer a Bold Idea: Dam the North Sea
BP isn't the only company hoping to go carbon neutral despite its dependence on fossil fuels. Delta has unveiled a goal to become the first carbon neutral airline in the world, with the company promising $1 billion over 10 years to help "mitigate" all its CO2 emissions. This will include more efficient aircraft (including sustainable fuel) and less overall jet fuel use. It'll...
Repeating weather pattern to breed more snow across Great Lakes, New England early this week
LONDON -- One dam would stretch some 300 miles from the coast of Scotland to Norway. The other, roughly 100 miles, would rise in the waters between northern France and Southeastern England.Together, the mammoth structures proposed by scientists would completely enclose the North Sea and offer protection for tens of millions of Europeans threatened by rising sea levels caused by climate change.The...
Researchers were not right about left brains
Just as many storms have done this winter, a new system will track from the Plains into the Great Lakes and northern New England early this week and produce another swath of snow.The storm will first take aim at the Rockies, whitening the ground in Denver on Monday night and producing upwards of a foot of snow in the highest elevations of central Colorado.The weather pattern feels like the movie...
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Low-cost 'smart' diaper can notify caregiver when it's wet
The left and right side of the brain are involved in different tasks. This functional lateralization and associated brain asymmetry are well documented in humans. Scientists now challenge the long-held notion that the human pattern of brain asymmetry is unique. They found the same asymmetry pattern in chimpanzees, gorillas, and orangutans. However, humans were the most variable in this pattern....
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Device mimics brain cells used for human vision
Researchers have developed a ''smart'' diaper embedded with a moisture sensor that can alert a caregiver when a diaper is wet. When the sensor detects dampness in the diaper, it sends a signal to a nearby receiver, which in turn can send a notification to a smartphone or computer.
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California could go through all of February without a significant storm for the first time since 1864. A photo from space reveals why.
In a study featured as the cover article appearing today in the journal Science Advances, a UCF research team showed that by combining two promising nanomaterials into a new superstructure, they could create a nanoscale device that mimics the neural pathways of brain cells used for human vision.
Wildfire smoke may cause life-long harm
A NOAA satellite image shows a high-pressure ridge blocking rain from reaching the California coast. Much of the state already has drought...
How did dinosaur parents know when their kids had a fever?
Smoke from wildfires may have long-term health effects, according to US research on juvenile monkeys.
Warmer climate leads to current trends of social unrest and mass migration: study
From the time that dinosaur fossils were first discovered, these creatures have fascinated scientists and laypeople alike. In the academic world, their remains provide important clues into the prehistoric world; in popular culture, dinosaurs have inspired blockbuster hits, such as Jurassic Park and King Kong.
Research by an international team of scientists led by University of New Mexico Professor Yemane Asmerom suggests contraction of the Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) during a warming Earth, leading in turn to drying of the Neotropics, including Central America, and aggravating current trends of social unrest and mass migration.