When it comes to human foibles, there isn’t much that aging doesn’t cure. Most of us eventually grow out of all that petty self-puffery — the vanity, pride and arrogance of youth. But narcissism is a tough nut to crack….
(American Geophysical Union) Valley fever is endemic to hot and dry regions like the southwestern United States and California’s San Joaquin Valley, but a new study predicts climate change will cause the fungal infection’s range to more than double in size this century, reaching previously unaffected areas across the western U.S.
Since solar panels can’t generate any electricity at night, researchers designed this contraption to power LED lights simply by relying on cold evening air.
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A new study has found that plastic pollution is being deposited into the fossil record, with deposits increasing exponentially since 1945.
Coasts, oceans, ecosystems, weather and human health all face impacts from climate change, and now valuable soils may also be affected. Climate change may reduce the ability of soils to absorb water in many parts of the world, according to a new study. And that could have serious implications for groundwater supplies, food production and security, stormwater runoff, biodiversity and ecosystems.
(Stanford University) Finding natural gas leaks more quickly and at lower cost could reduce methane emissions. Ten promising technologies mounted on drones, trucks and airplanes were tested last year. The results are in.
(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) While every fire needs a spark to ignite and fuel to burn, it’s the hot and dry conditions in the atmosphere that determine the likelihood of a fire starting, its intensity and the speed at which it spreads. Over the past several decades, as the world has increasingly warmed, so has its potential to burn.
Bioengineers have developed a method to significantly extend the life of gene circuits used to instruct microbes to do things like produce and deliver drugs, break down chemicals and sense the environment. Most circuits synthetic biologists insert into microbes break or vanish after a certain period of time — typically days to weeks — because of various mutations. Researchers demonstrated they can keep genetic circuits going much longer.