Carol Dundorf

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This unbelievable image of Jupiter’s cloud belts makes me want to move there

Jupiter is, scientifically speaking, not great for humans. The gravitational pull is about 2.4 times that of Earth, and its atmosphere is mostly …

The Parasite on the Playground

Millions of American children have been exposed to a parasite that could interfere with their breathing, liver function, eyesight and even intelligence. Yet few scientists have studied the infection in the United States, and most doctors are unaware of it.<p>The parasites, roundworms of the genus …

Public Health

Japan city uses emergency system to recall blowfish packages

TOKYO (AP) — A city in central Japan used its emergency loudspeaker system in an attempt to recall four packages of blowfish meat after discovering a …

From greenhouse gases to plastics: New catalyst for recycling carbon dioxide discovered

Imagine if we could take CO2, that most notorious of greenhouse gases, and convert it into something useful. Something like plastic, for example. The …

University of Toronto

This photograph of a tiny seahorse hauling a Q-tip is both fantastic and shameful

It’s a pretty rare occurrence when a photographer snaps a gorgeous image, shares it with thousands of fans who adore it, and yet everyone — including …

Politics of water: Stealing Palestinian resources

Israel should not build its power by depriving the Palestinians of access to their fair share of natural resources.<p>The announcement in July of a water prices agreement between Israel and the Palestinian Authority (PA) has been hailed as a model of Israeli-Palestinian cooperation as well as a major …

Plastic-degrading fungus found in Pakistan trash dump

We’re filling up the world with plastic, and the material takes up to a millennium to break down in landfills. A group of scientists sought a …

Rare White Giraffes Cause a Stir in Kenya

A villager in Kenya was herding animals one day recently when he came upon a head-turning sight. A ghostly creature with a mighty long neck was grazing off in the distance.<p>Upon closer inspection, the vision was revealed to be a female reticulated giraffe — tall, majestic and preternaturally white — …

The power of poo: Waterless toilet design turns feces into fuel

Thomas Crapper may soon be rolling over in his grave, as a new type of toilet aims to replace the design he once championed with a waterless “flush” …

What is junk DNA, and what is it worth?

<b>Wojciech Makalowski, a Pennsylvania State University biology professor and researcher in computational evolutionary genomics, answers this query.</b><p>Our …

What the world would look like if all the ice melted

If the world keeps burning fossil fuels and releasing carbon emissions indefinitely, climate change will eventually melt all the ice at the poles and …

Climate Change

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Annual consumption of plastic bottles is set to top half a trillion by 2021. We cannot afford this addiction<p>Invention is the mother of necessity, warned Thorstein Veblen. So packaged water is now seen as essential by many, and a million plastic bottles are produced every minute worldwide, as the …

Pollution

1 Million Plastic Bottles Bought Every Minute, That's Nearly 20,000 Every Second

A new report highlights the astounding amount of plastic bottles humans go through and the environmental havoc it wreaks.<p>Citing figures from consumer …

Scientists Map 5,000 New Ocean Viruses

In the few decades since viruses were first found in the oceans, scientists have only been able to identify a handful of species. A new survey has …

Border Patrol agents said Tijuana sewage problem worse now than in previous decades

Border Patrol agents chasing people who cross illegally into the United States through the Tijuana River Valley often get covered in toxic mud and …

Ever wondered how your cells work? They’re like tiny factories.

Your body works thanks to cells — trillions of them — doing their jobs. Some make chemicals to fight infection. Others make tears to protect your eyes. Still others make proteins to help you grow.<p>You might ask how this happens. To understand, think of cells as microscopic factories.<p>Factories …

Why Talking to Yourself Helps You Learn More Effectively

When learning a new subject, it’s easy to feel impatient. We blow through books, podcasts, and teaching apps in a rush to consume as much knowledge …

This is what Pangea would look like with our current international borders

240 million years ago, Earth did not have seven continents (or eight if you count Zealandia), but one supercontinent called Pangea, which was …

Discovery of Giant Viruses Adds an Unexpected Twist to The Debate: Are Viruses Alive?

They're more zombie than life form.<p>What the hell is that? Scientists ask this question every day when trying to work out how different living things …

Barge Named 'Vengeance' Sinks In Bay With 4,000 Gallons Of Fuel Onboard

A freight barge that capsized south of the Bay Bridge early this morning is leaking and has 4,000 gallons of diesel fuel and 300 gallons of lube oil on board, Coast Guard officials said Friday.<p>The 112-foot freight barge Vengeance capsized in the bay between Yerba Buena Island and the city of …

Oklahoma’s drinking water is at risk from fracking, new report finds

Several reports have found problems in state implementation of EPA rules to protect water.<p>In some parts of the country, people are urged to pray for …

See a Massive Flower Garden in the Dubai Desert

The world’s largest flower garden exists in a place you might not expect. It’s found not in the lush Tuileries of Paris or the Renaissance-era …

Baby ‘Sea Monster’ Found Inside Fossil Mother

The long-necked pair offer rare evidence that an ancient group that included dinosaurs and birds was capable of live birth.<p>Finding a creature curled inside the belly of an ancient sea beast might not seem surprising at first. After all, the huge fossil belonged to a water reptile with a …

Paleontology

California is getting soaked right now, but farmland is still sinking due to lack of water.

A NASA report released Wednesday found that land in one of California’s most productive agricultural regions continues to subside rapidly because of …

Playing Tug of War With Strands of DNA

A court case about gene-editing technology miniaturizes a larger debate about the future of science.<p>In December, the United States Patent Trial and …

Don't Look Now, But Some Plants May Have a Sense of Sight

Are you decent? You may want to cover up. Research suggests that plants may have had the ability to see all along. (Don't worry, they can't actually …

Researchers struggle to replicate 5 influential cancer experiments from top labs

Even as the scientific community fights against pseudoscience, climate change denial, the anti-vaccine movement and other forms of suspicion and superstition, it has an internal, nagging conundrum: Important experiments often can't be replicated.<p>This “reproducibility” problem is now flaring in the …

The Claim Hot Water Freezes Faster Than Cold Water Is Even Weirder Than You Think

This could explain one of the oldest mysteries in physics.<p>Despite sounding like the most egregious contradiction in physics, hot water appears to …

A Water Crisis in the Dallas County Town of Sandbranch

In some parts of California, residents may be struggling to irrigate fields or water their lawns. But one small community near Dallas, Texas hasn't had drinkable water for 30 years.<p>Sandbranch, an unincorporated town in Dallas County, has never had running water. Residents used wells, but in the …