NASA’s EPIC view spots flashes on Earth

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Researcher identifies key differences in solar wind models

The challenge of predicting space weather, which can cause issues with telecommunications and other satellite operations on Earth, requires a detailed understanding of the...

A better sustainable sanitary pad

Students have developed a new, 100-percent biodegradable feminine maxi pad that is made of all natural materials and is much thinner and more comfortable...

Varied increases in extreme rainfall with global warming

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New study upends established models of forecasting coextinction in complex ecosystems

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Diesels pollute more than lab tests detect

Because of testing inefficiencies, maintenance inadequacies and other factors, cars, trucks and buses worldwide emit 4.6 million tons more harmful nitrogen oxide (NOx) than...

Gladiator games: In the natural world, biodiversity can offer protection to weaker species

In a study of competition among fungal species, researchers have found that biodiversity tends to beget biodiversity, a finding that could help in efforts...

Heat on for Australia’s Great Barrier Reef when global temperatures hit 1.5C

Scientists have modeled how extremes in precipitation, drought, extreme heat and ocean temperatures will change in Australia at global temperatures 1.5°C and 2°C above...

How satellite data led to a breakthrough for Lake Erie toxic algal blooms

With the growing frequency and magnitude of toxic freshwater algal blooms becoming an increasingly worrisome public health concern, scientists have made new advances in...

‘Switchable’ smart windows reduce energy consumption significantly

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