For the first time, heavy metal gases like magnesium and iron have been detected floating away from an exoplanet, a planet orbiting a distant sun. Why? Because the planet – which is about as big as Jupiter – is orbiting perilously close to its star.
New Horizons provided what will be the only close-up images of Pluto many of us will see in our lifetimes. The new feature names from the International Astronomical Union recognize the mission’s forerunners in Earth and space mythology and history.
(JAMA Network) This observational study looked at whether extreme heat is associated with increased risk of hospitalization or death among the vulnerable population of patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD). The study included 7,445 patients with ESRD who underwent long-term hemodialysis treatment at clinics in Boston, Philadelphia or New York from 2001 to 2012. During that time, 2,953 of the patients died.
Sen. Cory Booker is proposing an environmental version of a New Deal-era work relief program that would effectively recruit young people to plant billions of trees within the next decade. The New Jersey Democrat unveiled a bill Thursday with Democratic…
Diets higher in plant foods and lower in animal foods were linked with lower risk of cardiovascular disease and death in a new study.
The San Francisco airport (SFO) has become the first airport to announce a full ban of plastic water bottles throughout its stores and restaurants.
(Virginia Tech) A $2.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation will help Associate Professor Jason Holliday of the College of Natural Resources and Environment research the genomic architecture of poplars, fast-growing trees that are a crucial source of forest products.
Researchers have successfully used a slice of wood measuring 500 micrometers thick to distill water with 20% more efficiency than regular methods.
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But the builders and the realtors are fighting sprinkler laws across the country.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., was not in Motor City for this week’s Democratic primary debates — but she was there in spirit. A year after the former bartender shot to prominence with an upset primary win over establishment Democrat Joe…