Melting Glacier 0

Melting Glaciers Raise Sea Level

Anthropogenic climate change leads to melting glaciers and rising sea level. Between 1902 and 2009, melting glaciers contributed 11 cm to sea level rise. They

November 14, 2012 Earth & Climate
Cannabis 0

A Risk Gene for Cannabis Psychosis

The ability of cannabis to produce psychosis has long been an important public health concern. This concern is growing in importance as there is emerging

November 14, 2012 Health & Medicine
mrsa 0

Superbug MRSA Identified in U.S. Wastewater Treatment Plants

A team led by researchers at the University of Maryland School of Public Health has found that the “superbug” methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is prevalent

November 05, 2012 Health & Medicine
Phytoplankton - Climate Change 0

Small Organisms Could Dramatically Impact World’s Climate

Warmer oceans in the future could significantly alter populations of phytoplankton, tiny organisms that could have a major impact on climate change. In the current

October 26, 2012 Earth & Climate
Drinking Water 0

Changing the Balance of Bacteria in Drinking Water to Benefit Consumers

The latest episode in the American Chemical Society’s (ACS’) award-winning Global Challenges/Chemistry Solutions podcast series reports that scientists have discovered a plausible way to manipulate

October 26, 2012 Health & Medicine
Fruit Fly 0

Impact of Adversity On Early Life Development

It is time to put the nature versus nurture debate to rest and embrace growing evidence that it is the interaction between biology and environment

October 26, 2012 Health & Medicine, Mind & Brain
Black Hole X-Ray 0

Revealing a Mini-Supermassive Black Hole

One of the lowest mass supermassive black holes ever observed in the middle of a galaxy has been identified, thanks to NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory

October 25, 2012 Space & Time
algae 0

Large-Scale Production of Biofuels Made From Algae Poses Sustainability Concerns

Scaling up the production of biofuels made from algae to meet at least 5 percent — approximately 39 billion liters — of U.S. transportation fuel

October 25, 2012 Earth & Climate, Matter & Energy
Coelacanth Fossil 0

New Species of Coelacanth Fish Discovered in Texas

A new species of coelacanth fish has been discovered in Texas. The species is now the youngest coelacanth from Texas; fish jaw and cranial material

October 25, 2012 Fossils & Ruins, Plants & Animals
High Pressure 0

High-Pressure Science Gets Super-Sized

The study of materials at extreme conditions took a giant leap forward with the discovery of a way to generate super high pressures without using

October 24, 2012 Matter & Energy
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