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From NYC to Rio: NASA helps cities address climate risks

From NYC to Rio: NASA helps cities address climate risks

After Hurricane Sandy rocked the U.S. East Coast in 2012, the New York City government set out to repair the city -- and asked...
Archaeologists created a prehistoric GPS to track ancient humans

Archaeologists created a prehistoric GPS to track ancient humans

Where's the best place to start when retracing the life of a person who lived 4,000 years ago? Turns out, it's simple—you start at...
Deepwater Horizon oil shows up in sparrows

Deepwater Horizon oil shows up in sparrows

Scientists have identified the first evidence of Deepwater Horizon oil in a land animal - the Seaside Sparrow. The scientists analyzed the diet and feathers...
Climate change may prevent volcanoes from cooling the Earth

Climate change may prevent volcanoes from cooling the Earth

New UBC research shows that climate change may impede the cooling effect of volcanic eruptions. When an eruption is powerful enough, volcanoes spew sulfur gasses...
Support for democracy has more to do with income inequality

Support for democracy has more to do with income inequality

Voter satisfaction with democracy may have less to do with who actually wins an election and more to do with income inequality, or the...
Hydraulic fracturing may lead to groundwater changes

Hydraulic fracturing may lead to groundwater changes, Columbia study reveals

A new study has found heightened concentrations of some common substances in drinking water near sites where hydraulic fracturing has taken place. The substances are...
undersea volcanism

Rip in seafloor drives undersea volcanism, says study

Scientists analyzing a volcanic eruption at a mid-ocean ridge under the Pacific have come up with a somewhat contrarian explanation for what initiated it. Many...
Underwater Stone Age settlement

Underwater Stone Age settlement mapped out

Seven years ago divers discovered the oldest known stationary fish traps in northern Europe off the coast of southern Sweden. Since then, researchers at Lund...
stress maps

Stanford creates detailed stress maps to explain earthquakes in Texas and Oklahoma

Stanford geophysicists have compiled the most detailed maps yet of the geologic forces controlling the locations, types and magnitudes of earthquakes in Texas and...
Lightning Detector lightning strikes

How lightning strikes can improve storm forecasts

Humans have always been frightened and fascinated by lightning. This month, NASA is scheduled to launch a new satellite that will provide the first...