May 22, 2019 10:18 AM EDT
Native Americans' use of fire to manage vegetation in what is now the Eastern United States was more profound than previously believed, according to a Penn State researcher who determined that forest composition change in the region was caused more by land use than climate change
May 22, 2019 09:59 AM EDT
Promising and exciting. Those are the words used by Dr. Stephanie McGrath to describe findings from a pilot study to assess the use of cannabidiol, or CBD, for dogs with epilepsy.
May 18, 2019 11:40 AM EDT
Scientists with the Universidad San Francisco de Quito and WCS Ecuador Program publishing in the journal Biotropica say that subsistence hunting in Neotropical rain forests - the mainstay of local people as a source of protein and a direct connection to these ecosystems - is in jeopardy from a variety of factors.
May 18, 2019 11:35 AM EDT
An experiment conducted in Brazil in an area of Atlantic Rainforest suggests that intensive silviculture, including the use of herbicide and substantial amounts of fertilizer, is a more effective approach to promoting the regeneration of tropical forest and biomass gain than the traditional method based on manual weeding and less fertilizer.
May 17, 2019 10:24 AM EDT
UCLA bioengineers and their colleagues have developed a new type of insulin that could help prevent hypoglycemia in people who use the drug to manage diabetes.
May 17, 2019 10:19 AM EDT
The irregular galaxy NGC 4485 shows all the signs of having been involved in a hit-and-run accident with a bypassing galaxy. Rather than destroying the galaxy, the chance encounter is spawning a new generation of stars, and presumably planets.
May 16, 2019 11:35 AM EDT
The ubiquitous plastic bag is handy for transporting groceries and other items home from the store. However, this convenience takes a toll on the environment, with plastic debris littering land and waterways.
May 15, 2019 12:31 PM EDT
Small, hardy planets packed with dense elements have the best chance of avoiding being crushed and swallowed up when their host star dies, new research from the University of Warwick has found.
May 15, 2019 12:00 PM EDT
An enormous volcanic eruption on Iceland in 1783-84 did not cause an extreme summer heat wave in Europe. But, as Benjamin Franklin speculated, the eruption triggered an unusually cold winter, according to a Rutgers-led study.
May 13, 2019 04:56 PM EDT
A 2010 analysis of imagery from NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) found that the moon shriveled like a raisin as its interior cooled, leaving behind thousands of cliffs called thrust faults on the moon's surface.
May 11, 2019 11:47 AM EDT
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - May 10, 2019 - A diet proved to have beneficial effects on high blood pressure also may reduce the risk of heart failure in people under age 75, according to a study led by researchers at Wake Forest School of Medicine, part of Wake Forest Baptist Health.
May 11, 2019 10:45 AM EDT
Researchers at QUT and QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute have found that the dengue fever mosquito common to north and central Queensland poses the greatest danger of spreading the Zika virus in Australia.
May 08, 2019 10:54 AM EDT
Advancements in zero-emission fuel cells could make the technology cheap enough to replace traditional gasoline engines in vehicles, according to researchers at the University of Waterloo.
May 10, 2019 08:37 PM EDT
Medical laboratory personnel make up a small but essential portion of the number of workers within the health sector. Diagnostics can help to determine whether a patient is well enough to resume working or whether a patient is having an adverse reaction to medicine. Despite this fact, the field isn't a glamorous one, and few new workers are entering to take up the slack from those that are retiring or moving to other professions.
May 06, 2019 01:40 PM EDT
Climate change has raised the risk of a fungal disease that ravages banana crops, new research shows. Black Sigatoka disease emerged from Asia in the late 20th Century and has recently completed its invasion of banana-growing areas in Latin America and the Caribbean.