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New NOAA tool shows how climate change will affect your neighborhood

We’ve all seen the projections: Sea-level rises, hastened by a warming planet, will be nothing short of catastrophic for the world’s coastal …

Climate Change

Researchers are using Darwin’s theories to evolve AI, so only the strongest algorithms survive

Modern artificial intelligence is built to mimic nature—the field’s main pursuit is replicating in a computer the same decision-making prowess that humankind creates biologically.<p>For the better part of three decades, most of AI’s brain-inspired development has surrounded “neural networks,” a term …

NASA Wants to Launch a Giant Magnetic Field to Make Mars Habitable

So crazy, it just might work.<p>NASA scientists have proposed a bold plan that could give Mars its atmosphere back and make the Red Planet habitable for …

Scientists plan to save 50 key coral reefs from climate disaster

Coral reefs are dying and there is no global plan to save them…until now. Scientists want to focus on saving 50 of the most important reefs to help …

Check Out An Interactive Map of Every Dinosaur Fossil Found On Earth

The map lets you search by period, taxonomy and strata.<p>Some engineers have created an interactive map to navigate the overwhelming amount of data created by the Paleobiology Database, a massive collection of information about fossils and related research. The map essentially plots the location of …

Neanderthal DNA In Modern Human Genome Is Still Affecting Our Gene Expression

Homo neanderthalensis — our closest human ancestor — has been extinct for over 40,000 years. Before the last Neanderthals died out, though, members …

Ocean study: Expect starvation, extinction and more jellyfish

Projections for the way in which our planet will be affected by the current trend of rapid planetary warming are dire. Studies predict rapid …

NASA debunks bogus Trump tweet sent from ‘ISS’

Houston, it’s not a problem.<p>When Donald Trump tweeted Friday night, “We must keep ‘evil’ out of our country,” an account claiming to be the …

Ask Ethan: If Gravity Attracts, How Can The 'Dipole Repeller' Push The Milky Way?

One of the most peculiar things about the Universe is how quickly the Milky Way appears to be moving. Despite having mapped out the cosmic masses nearby to unprecedented accuracy, there still doesn’t appear to be enough to cause the motion we actually experience. The idea of a “great attractor” …

Climate scientists versus climate data

by John BatesA look behind the curtain at NOAA’s climate data center.I read with great irony recently that scientists are “<i>frantically copying U.S.</i> …

Climate Change

We've Been Wrong About Where the Brain Processes Language for 141 Years

Where word salad is really made.<p>The map of where and how the brain processes speech has been modified again. Researchers from Northwestern University just published a paper in the journal <i>Brain</i> wherein they demonstrate that the famous Wernicke's area, thought to be the center of language …

Oxygen from Earth’s atmosphere may be traveling all the way to the Moon’s surface

The byproducts of life are sprinkling onto lunar soil<p>Despite orbiting nearly 240,000 miles from Earth, our Moon may be periodically mingling with our planet’s atmosphere. New research shows that oxygen from Earth could be journeying all the way out to the Moon, where it then gets lodged inside the …

Here’s how we know Trump’s cabinet picks are wrong on human-caused global warming | Dana Nuccitelli

Climate change,Climate change scepticism,Environment,Greenhouse gas emissions,Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC),Climate change,Science,Donald Trump,Trump administration<p>The research is clear – humans are responsible for all the global warming since 1950

Climate Change

What We've Learned From Studying Microbiomes

What is a microbiome you ask? It's the tiny living community that surrounds us all and is the subject of investigation by human and veterinary health care providers everywhere. You've heard about microbiome from me before, see my post about it from last year, "What's in the Water." There is no …

Biology

These colorful new maps reveal the hidden diversity of life in Peru's Andean and Amazonian forests

Not all forests are created equal.<p>The massive green swaths of Peru's Andean and Amazonian forests host a more diverse array of life than previously thought — much of which has been hidden beyond the visible spectrum of light until now.<p>Stanford University scientists have created colorful new maps …

Biodiversity

NASA Astrobiology

The era of directly imaging exoplanets has only just begun, but the science and viewing pleasures to come are appealingly apparent.<p>This evocative …

Astronomy

Space Jellyfish Show Types Of Pulsar Wind Nebulas

Since they were first discovered in the late 1960s, pulsars have continued to fascinate astronomers. Even though thousands of these pulsing, spinning …

Universe

Pollution, sitting still and processed foods – things wreaking havoc on our immune systems

Environment triggers seem to throw the gut and its microbiome off balance first.<p>In 1932, New York gastroenterologist Burrill Crohn described an …

Of pigs and people

Calm down, people. Nobody is making human-pig hybrids, even if the news is making a big deal about it. To be honest, I’m not even very impressed with …

Pigs

A Bunch Of “Rogue” National Parks Have Created A National Science Movement

A few mutinous tweets by the National Park Service have catalyzed a movement among science supporters that could last for months.<p>It was the one protest that no one saw coming.<p>In the week after Donald Trump’s inauguration, a multitude of accounts run by the National Park Service and dozens of parody …

Salmonella encourage appetite to promote spread, Salk Institute study finds

Salmonella bacteria spread more effectively by keeping hosts healthier, according to new research from the Salk Institute for Biological Studies.<p>The …

Have a scientific passion? Become a citizen scientist.

By Deborah Blum<p><i>Deborah Blum is the author of five books, most recently “The Poisoner’s Handbook,” and the director of the Knight Science Journalism Program at MIT.</i><p>As the daughter of an entomologist, I came to citizen science early. By the time I was in elementary school, I could identify the tiny …

Science: Cats Aren’t Dumb, They’re Just Huge Jerks

Man’s best friend is no longer the smartest pet sleeping on your living room floor. In the category of “news everyone already suspected” it turns out cats aren’t as dumb as they’re pretending to be. Who knew, right?<p>According to a study from Kyoto University, not only are cats not just mushy lumps …

A crisis of trust is looming between scientists and society – it's time to talk

It’s vital to improve public trust in science and expertise. But science is increasingly complex, and getting harder to explain. Things need to change<p>Self-scrutiny is hard, but a crisis is looming and we scientists need to get out the mirror. A casual observer, viewing the landscape of science, …

Science

New Method for Measuring Milky Way Shows it’s Much Lighter Than We Realized

A new method has been devised for measuring the mass of the Milky Way galaxy. It’s more accurate than previous methods and confirms that our galactic …

Watch four alien worlds orbit a distant star

By Sarah Kaplan<p>, Reporter<p>Star HR 8799 was born about the same time as humanity's ancestors — 60 million years ago, after the dinosaurs went extinct and the age of animals that would lead to our evolution was just beginning here on Earth. It's 129 light years away from us, tucked toward the front …

Universe

Galaxy-Sized Lenses Confirm It: The Universe Is Expanding Faster Than We Ever Expected

Physics can't explain it.<p>By measuring the way light bends around distant galaxies, a group of astronomers have verified earlier findings that our …

People are outraged about Trump's so-called 'gag order' on government scientists — here's what could actually be happening

<i>This week has seen federal scientists and park employees go rogue on Twitter amid claims of gag orders and grant freezes by the Trump administration. But looking deeper, Zack found that fear is distorting the situation. There are real concerns but also a need to be clear about when ethical lines</i> …