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Study On Properties Of Carbon Nanotubes, Water Could Have Wide-ranging Implications

10 years ago from Science Daily

A fresh discovery about the way water behaves inside carbon nanotubes could have implications in fields ranging from the function of ultra-tiny high-tech devices to scientists' understanding of biological processes,...

Bicoastal Atlantic bluefin tuna

10 years ago from

Prized species’ east-west populations intermingle more than thought, complicating management

"Chemical Equator" Divides Earth's Hemispheres

10 years ago from National Geographic

A Earth-spanning boundary separates the Northern Hemisphere's pollution from the more pristine atmosphere of the south. The finding could help researchers map future movements of harmful chemicals.

Predictive population shift model created

10 years ago from UPI

NEW YORK, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists say they have developed a predictive model of worldwide population shifts to better estimate international migration patterns.

Water table depth tied to droughts in Great Plains

10 years ago from Physorg

( -- Will there be another “dust bowl” in the Great Plains similar to the one that swept the region in the 1930s? It depends on water storage underground. Groundwater...

Wetlands restoration: A false hope?

10 years ago from UPI

CULLOWHEE, N.C., Oct. 1 (UPI) -- A U.S. scientist says Louisiana Coastal residents counting on wetlands restoration to protect storm buffeted infrastructure are waging a losing battle.

Experiment Demonstrates 110 Years Of Sustainable Agriculture

10 years ago from Science Daily

Researchers have shown that a plot of land on the campus of Auburn University that has been maintained by a century old practice of sustainable farming can produce similar cotton...

Air quality rules may miss key pollutants

10 years ago from UPI

BOULDER, Colo., Sept. 30 (UPI) -- A University of Colorado-Boulder study suggests U.S. air quality regulations may not effectively target a large source of fine, organic particle pollutants.

Court: Great Lakes wolf returns to endangered list

10 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- A federal court Monday overturned the Bush administration's decision to remove gray wolves in the western Great Lakes region from the endangered species list.

Study Suggests Season and Sociodemographic Factors Modify Health Effects of Air Pollution in Shanghai

10 years ago from Newswise - Scinews

A study in Shanghai, China on various modifiers, and their effects on outdoor air pollution and daily mortality rates indicates that air pollutant levels are higher in the cool season...

Scientists Get Wind of Why Coasts Cool as the Globe Warms

10 years ago from Scientific American

A group of northern California scientists have found a new bend in the Gordian knot of global warming: coastal cooling. [More]

Powering Our Automotive Future with--Pond Scum

10 years ago from Scientific American

Corn--or the cellulose in everything from wood chips to crop stalks--are often touted as the basis of the fuel of the future. But Microsoft founder and billionaire Bill Gates is...

Carbon Dioxide Auction Launches U.S. Effort to Combat Climate Change

10 years ago from Scientific American

Power plant owners and speculators yesterday bid for the right to emit carbon dioxide (CO2) as part of a new multistate government program designed to reduce global warming pollution. Interested...

Zeroing in on Wi-Fi 'dead zones'

10 years ago from Science Blog

Rooting out Wi-Fi "dead zones" in large wireless networks that cover whole neighborhoods or cities is an expensive proposition. Pre-deployment testing is so costly that most WiFi providers simply build...

Chesapeake Bay cleanup faltering

10 years ago from UPI

BALTIMORE, Sept. 29 (UPI) -- The polluted Chesapeake Bay is struggling to hold its own, despite 25 years of cleanup efforts, The Baltimore Sun said.

Plan aims at clearing Denver's air

10 years ago from UPI

DENVER, Sept. 29 (UPI) -- Environmental groups say Colorado's plan to reduce ozone along the state's Front Range falls short of what is needed to clear the air.

Stalagmites May Predict Next Big One Along The New Madrid Seismic Zone

10 years ago from Science Daily

Small white stalagmites lining caves in the Midwest may help scientists chronicle the history of the New Madrid Seismic Zone (NMSZ) -- and even predict when the next big earthquake...

Emine Saner on why hot chillis (probably) won't kill you

10 years ago from The Guardian - Science

Emine Saner: 'It is possible to have an anaphylactic reaction but it is certainly not common,' says dietician Sue Baic

Climate Change Alters Base of Tahoe Food Web

10 years ago from Physorg

( -- UC Davis researchers at Lake Tahoe this week published the first evidence that climate change alters the makeup of tiny plant communities called algae, which are the very...

Aquarium advocates planet-friendly sushi

10 years ago from Physorg

If you down a plate of maguro for lunch or can't go a week without a dragon roll, the folks at the Monterey Bay Aquarium would like to have a...

Killer Peppers

10 years ago from PopSci

A year or so ago we ran an FYI story on whether you could die from eating too many chili peppers. We said probably not, reasoning that it would take...

Smoot reflects on his measurement feat as 50th anniversary nears

10 years ago from Physorg

( -- As his fraternity brothers laid his 5-foot, 7-inch frame end-to-end to measure the Massachusetts Avenue bridge one night in October 1958, there was one distinct thought running through...

Europe's Space Cargo Vehicle Successfully Deorbited

10 years ago from

An unmanned spaceship reentered the atmosphere over the Pacific Ocean.

100 Years of Ammonia Synthesis: How a Single Patent Changed the World

10 years ago from Newswise - Scinews

As a result of the Haber-Bosch process for synthesizing ammonia from atmospheric nitrogen, billions of people have been fed, millions have died in armed conflict and a cascade of environmental...

Study: Seabirds cause atmospheric acidity

10 years ago from UPI

LONDON, Sept. 29 (UPI) -- A British-led study shows ammonia emissions from seabirds is a significant source of nitrogen in remote coastal ecosystems.

Global Warming Costs Starfish an Arm and a Leg

10 years ago from Live Science

In warmer seas, arms regenerate but with less muscle.

Cadbury pulls melamine-laced chocolate from China

10 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- British candy maker Cadbury said Monday it is recalling 11 types of Chinese-made chocolates found to contain melamine, as police in northern China raided a network accused...

Climate change: Floods, drought, mosquito disease aim at Europe

10 years ago from Physorg

Climate change will amplify the risk of flooding in northwestern Europe, water scarcity and forest fires on the northern Mediterranean rim and bring milder winters to Scandinavia, the European Environment...