NASA-Supported Techniques are "Best Practice" for UN Disaster Risk Reduction Guidelines
256 articles from WEDNESDAY 4.3.2020
How Biden’s climate plan stacks up to Bernie’s
More than 925,000 Rohingya refugees currently reside in Bangladesh, but the camps they stay in are at risk from deadly landslides, especially during monsoon season. Decision makers there are using NASA Earth observations to inform which areas are most at risk – and now, the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) has incorporated these practices into a set of...
How to create an effective full-body workout in a quarantine, according to personal trainers
He doesn’t plan to spend nearly as much, but he’s striving to build a broader coalition.
Why you can't stop touching your face, even though it's one of the best ways to prevent coronavirus spread
In case of a quarantine, here's how to get a great workout at home, according to personal trainers. It involves a lot of...
Gene sleuths are tracking the coronavirus outbreak as it happens
Humans are conditioned to touch their own faces as a way to show self-awareness. Once the habit is formed, it's difficult to...
March Madness bracket analysis shows picking final four first leads to better brackets
Genetic data shows that countries are getting hit with multiple introductions of the virus.
Flower faithful native bee makes a reliable pollinator
Data science researchers at the University of Illinois have some March Madness advice based on new research: Pick top-seeded teams as the Final Four in your March Madness bracket and work backward and forward from there. If you are going to submit multiple brackets—as you can in the ESPN, CBS Sports and Yahoo Challenges—starting with the Final Four is still a good strategy, but make sure you...
New model improves management of wetland, floodplain and river habitats
Entomologists at UC Riverside have documented that a species of native sweat bee widespread throughout North and South America has a daily routine that makes it a promising pollinator.
How people in Senegal are turning an invasive weed into a source of clean energy
Wetlands, floodplains and aquatic habitats are some of Utah's most important ecosystems. They are home to many bird, plant and fish species, and they provide unique outdoor recreation opportunities.
Study find delta helps to decrease the impact of river flooding
The Typha weed, or cattail, has been destroying rice crops in rural Senegal for over 30 years. But it's now become a source of economic...
'Triangle 2' plastic containers may see environmental makeover
Most coastal cities and ports face a double threat from storm surge and river flooding. Infrastructure development along waterways and sea-level rise increase vulnerability for these communities. In a recent publication, The Propagation of Fluvial Flood Waves Through a Backwater-Estuarine Environment, historical data is examined to determine how to reduce the risk of coastal river flooding to...
Researchers pinpoint mechanism controlling cell protein traffic
Recyclable plastic containers with the No. 2 designation could become even more popular for manufacturers as plastic milk jugs, dish soap containers and shampoo bottles may soon get an environmental makeover.
'Category Hell:' 6 months after Dorian, where do things stand?
Cells depend on signaling to regulate most life processes, including cell growth and differentiation, immune response and reactions to various stresses.
Climate Change Affected Australia's Wildfires, Scientists Confirm
Six months ago, Hurricane Dorian, one of the most destructive storms in recorded history and the worst storm in the history of the Bahamas, turned lives upside down.The Category 5 behemoth wasn't just devastating because of its size, but also its slow-moving nature. The storm sat for nearly two full days over the northern part of the archipelago, moving at a glacial speed of 1.3 mph. All the...
Scientists create bendable concrete that could better withstand earthquakes
Confirming what had been widely suspected, researchers have found that human-caused climate change had an impact on Australia's recent devastating wildfires, making the extremely high-risk conditions that led to widespread burning at least 30% more likely than in a world without global warming.The researchers said the full influence of climate change on the fires was probably much greater, but...
California just reported its first coronavirus death: a patient in the Sacramento area who recently returned from a cruise
Scientists at the Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne have developed a new process that could one day allow bendable concrete to go mainstream. It could also lower the carbon footprint associated with making the building...
20 American jobs dominated by women — and that also pay them what they deserve
"Jennifer and I extend our deepest condolences to the family and loved ones affected by this death in Placer County," Gov. Gavin Newsom...
Some diet sodas disrupt your metabolism when you drink them with carb-filled foods, study says
March is Women's History Month, when achievements for women are celebrated. We ranked the highest-paying jobs for women in the...
Photos of empty shelves, long lines at grocery stores around the world reveal real panic as the spread of coronavirus intensifies
A study from Yale University found that people who used sucralose as a sweetener only had negative responses when a carb was added to their...
7 things you (probably) never knew about your body, from the natural painkiller in your saliva to how many calories your brain burns
Shoppers around the world are flocking to grocery stores to stock up on staple products as coronavirus comes...
The CEO of the buzzy biotech that's working on a potential coronavirus vaccine just pledged he won't set a high price for the shot
Bill Bryson's new book "The Body" is a tour of the fascinating and bizarre ways the human body...
Scientists demonstrate first non-volatile nano relay operation at 200°C
Moderna CEO Stephane Bancel said the company will be "extremely thoughtful and sensitive" in determining a price if its experimental vaccine...
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Tropical forests' carbon sink is already rapidly weakening
Researchers have come up with a new type of nanoelectromechanical relay to enable reliable high-temperature, non-volatile memory. The work is an important development for all-electric vehicles and more-electric aircraft which require electronics with integrated data storage that can operate in extreme temperatures with high energy efficiency.
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New insights into evolution: Why genes appear to move around
The ability of the world's tropical forests to remove carbon from the atmosphere is decreasing, according to a study tracking 300,000 trees over 30 years.
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Biomaterial discovery enables 3D printing of tissue-like vascular structures
Scientists have proposed an addition to the theory of evolution that can explain how and why genes move on chromosomes. The hypothesis is called the SNAP Hypothesis.
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An international team of scientists have discovered a new material that can be 3D printed to create tissue-like vascular structures.