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Thawing Permafrost and Methane

Alaskan carbon assessment has implications for national climate policy

Oct 07, 2018 05:26 PM EDT

Alaska's land mass is equal to the size of one-fifth of the continental United States, yet stores about half of the country's terrestrial - both upland and wetland - carbon stores and fluxes.

Deploying a Benthic Event Detector

'Turbidity currents' are not just currents, but involve movement of the seafloor itself

Oct 07, 2018 05:25 PM EDT

Turbidity currents have historically been described as fast-moving currents that sweep down submarine canyons, carrying sand and mud into the deep sea.

Katt Williams Arrested For Assault Allegedly Attacked Driver

Katt Williams Arrested For Assault Allegedly Attacked Driver

Oct 06, 2018 08:24 PM EDT

Katt allegedly attacked the driver of a town car that was supposed to take him to the Moda Center Friday night after an argument about transporting his dog

Kate Hudson shares adorable first photo of newborn daughter, Rani Rose

Kate Hudson shares adorable first photo of newborn daughter, Rani Rose

Oct 06, 2018 08:19 PM EDT

Kate Hudson is sharing her newborn daughter with the world.

Young Girl found 1,500-year-old Sword In Swedish Lake

Young Girl found 1,500-year-old Sword In Swedish Lake

Oct 06, 2018 08:14 PM EDT

the discovery of an Iron Age sword in a Swedish lake by a young girl named Saga sounds like enough to at least get you through the first couple pages.

Brazil’s Presidential Race: Who’s Ahead and What to Expect

Brazil’s Presidential Race: Who’s Ahead and What to Expect

Oct 06, 2018 08:09 PM EDT

There has been no lack of drama in the lead-up to Brazil's presidential election on Sunday.

Melania Trump

Melania Trump wraps first solo international trip in Egypt with comments on Kavanaugh and Ford

Oct 06, 2018 08:05 PM EDT

Melania Trump stood in front of Egypt's Great Sphinx, doing something she rarely does: Speaking about the news of the day.

Trump

Trump '100 percent' sure Kavanaugh accuser named wrong person

Oct 06, 2018 07:59 PM EDT

U.S. President Donald Trump said he is "100 percent" certain that Christine Blasey Ford named the wrong person when she accused Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault in testimony during his Supreme Court nomination hearings.

The Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Tabernacle Choir name change marks church's shift: no longer Mormon

Oct 06, 2018 07:51 PM EDT

The singers will now be called the Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints said in a statement.

MAGA Hat

Reporter fired for wearing MAGA hat while covering Trump rally

Oct 06, 2018 07:46 PM EDT

'We don't allow our people to wear campaign clothing while on assignment'

Supreme Court

Kavanaugh Is Sworn In After Close Confirmation Vote in Senate

Oct 06, 2018 07:41 PM EDT

Over repeated interruptions by protesters in the gallery, the Senate on Saturday voted 50 to 48 to confirm Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh as the next Supreme Court justice.

Nanopillars

Nanoscale pillars as a building block for future information technology

Oct 06, 2018 05:54 PM EDT

Researchers from Linköping University and the Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden propose a new device concept that can efficiently transfer the information carried by electron spin to light at room temperature - a stepping stone towards future information technology. They present their approach in an article in Nature Communications.

How Biofilms Form

Researchers discover how fatal biofilms form

Oct 06, 2018 05:51 PM EDT

New Haven, Conn. - By severely curtailing the effects of antibiotics, the formation of organized communities of bacterial cells known as biofilms can be deadly during surgeries and in urinary tract infections. Yale researchers have just come a lot closer to understanding how these biofilms develop, and potentially how to stop them.

Water Footprint of ConsumptionaAnd Production for the Analyzed US Cities

Larger cities have smaller water footprint than less populated counterparts

Oct 06, 2018 05:44 PM EDT

Global sustainability is important now more than ever due to increasing urban populations and the resulting stress it can have on natural resources. But increased populations in cities may lead to greater efficiency, as a team of Penn State researchers discovered when they analyzed the water footprint of 65 mid- to large-sized U.S. cities.

Pompeo backs away from North Korea denuclearisation timeline

Pompeo backs away from North Korea denuclearisation timeline

Oct 04, 2018 04:11 PM EDT

The US secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, has backed away from a previously stated goal of North Korea giving up its nuclear weapons by the end of Donald Trump’s first term in January 2021.

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