An antidote for carbon monoxide poisoning?
An antidote for carbon monoxide poisoning?

Repurposed molecule saves mice from gas poisoning.

Hong Kong, Macau at greater tsunami risk than we thought
Hong Kong, Macau at greater tsunami risk than we thought

Researchers assess tsunami risk in the South China Sea based on models of seismic slip along the Manila megathrust

The gravity of volcanic eruptions
The gravity of volcanic eruptions

New research suggests that continually monitoring gravity changes near active volcanoes could provide insights into volcanic activity

Two sides of one mask
Two sides of one mask

A painted wooden clam mask celebrates the home and history of the Heiltsuk First Nation

Scientists map temperature and density in earth's exosphere
Scientists map temperature and density in earth's exosphere

Data from multiple orbiters give a clearer picture of how density and temperature interact and what that could mean for future satellite missions.

The social network in your gut
The social network in your gut

Many bacteria swap DNA freely — sometimes with disastrous results for humans

A small tarp conceals a big find
A small tarp conceals a big find

A small favor turns into a fortuitous discovery - dinosaur bones included [subscription required]

How do the deep waters of the Antarctic form?
How do the deep waters of the Antarctic form?

Researchers uncover new insights into the life cycle of water in the Antarctic region by measuring noble gas concentrations

How do tropical rivers slow knickpoints in rivers?
How do tropical rivers slow knickpoints in rivers?

Using Puerto Rico's Luquillo Mountains as a case study, scientists use the region's geological history to study how knickpoints —areas where there's a sharp change in the river's slope — move over time. 

What causes heavy rainfall?
What causes heavy rainfall?

Scientists investigate atmospheric conditions that correlate to heavy rainfall in the midlatitudes.

Japan's volcanic hiistory, hidden under the sea
Japan's volcanic hiistory, hidden under the sea

Scientists investigate marine tephra layers for clues to Japan's volcanic past. 

 

Measuring progress towards sustainable goals
Measuring progress towards sustainable goals

Grouping targets that need to be hit into composite goals may help countries evaluate their progress toward sustainable development targets laid out by the United Nations.

The fate of hydrocarbons seeping from the ocean floor
The fate of hydrocarbons seeping from the ocean floor

Researchers investigate the properties of bubbles at deep-ocean oil seeps to improve oil spill models.

 

A river runs through it, but why?
A river runs through it, but why?

Researchers investigate the factors that cause river terraces to form.

 

Can mangroves buffer ocean acidification?
Can mangroves buffer ocean acidification?

New research evaluates the ability of coastal foliage to influence the ocean's pH

Measuring atmospheric aerosols despite the clouds
Measuring atmospheric aerosols despite the clouds

Researchers devise ways of remote sensors to integrate aerosol content above clouds into current methods of measurement

How regional wind patterns will influence climate change
How regional wind patterns will influence climate change

Climate change is expected to cause wet regions to get wetter and dry regions to get drier, but new research suggests that the truth is more complicated. 

A hole in earth's surface
A hole in earth's surface

Research shows that a broken lithosphere underneath the island of Hawai'i could explain the island's patterns of seismic activity

Is crowdfunding an OK way to raise money for Zika research?
Is crowdfunding an OK way to raise money for Zika research?

Lots of researchers want to study Zika, but there's one problem: money

Modeling the effects of clouds on climate
Modeling the effects of clouds on climate

New research investigates how mixed-phase cloud partitioning and cloud cover compensate each other in GCMs

Only one country offers universal health care to all migrants
Only one country offers universal health care to all migrants

Thailand strives to provide equitable health coverage to migrants and refugees, regardless of their legal status. But what does this policy actually look like in practice?

Hitting the slopes
Hitting the slopes

Researchers investigate whether rain droplets alone can cause enough erosion to impact the shapes of hills

A hope for Thailand's shrimp farms
A hope for Thailand's shrimp farms

A novel, closed-loop design seems to be helping one Thai shrimp farmer fend off a deadly disease

Could we have predicted what El Niño would bring?
Could we have predicted what El Niño would bring?

Researchers take a retrospective look to see if precipitation and flooding due to El Nino could have been predicted a priori

Can we predict how volcanic ash disperses after an eruption?
Can we predict how volcanic ash disperses after an eruption?

Researchers investigate what factors influence how particles from a plume spread following a volcanic eruption

Krill seekers
Krill seekers

How a tiny crustacean reinvigorated Antarctic research.

 

An energetic solution
An energetic solution

Boosting bacteria's metabolism could help thwart antibiotic resistance

Bias against genetic case reports might compromise medicine
Bias against genetic case reports might compromise medicine

When n=1 matters in the field of clinical genetics

Bomb explodes near busy Bangkok crossroads; at least 19 killed
Bomb explodes near busy Bangkok crossroads; at least 19 killed

Contributed reporting to the Washington Post's coverage of the Bangkok bombing

New consent requirements for newborn screening raise concerns
New consent requirements for newborn screening raise concerns

Changes to a law regarding newborn screening could delay detection and treatment of rare diseases in babies

Binding time—not just affinity—gains stature in drug design
Binding time—not just affinity—gains stature in drug design

The amount of time a drug spends bound to its target impacts its efficacy

The secret to tracking Ebola, MERS, and flu? Sewers
The secret to tracking Ebola, MERS, and flu? Sewers

MIT professor Eric Alm thinks that sewers could be the missing link to tracking public health. So far, his research is promising. 

In New York bay, humpback whales make a dramatic comeback
In New York bay, humpback whales make a dramatic comeback

Whales — which have not been spotted in NYC bay since before Columbus' time — are now repopulating the area

Stem cells offer hope for treating Type I Diabetes
Stem cells offer hope for treating Type I Diabetes

A look into a study hailed to be as important as the discovery of antibiotics

World War E
World War E

Life in Liberia before and after Ebola arrived, by the numbers

An antidote for carbon monoxide poisoning?
Hong Kong, Macau at greater tsunami risk than we thought
The gravity of volcanic eruptions
Two sides of one mask
Scientists map temperature and density in earth's exosphere
The social network in your gut
A small tarp conceals a big find
How do the deep waters of the Antarctic form?
How do tropical rivers slow knickpoints in rivers?
What causes heavy rainfall?
Japan's volcanic hiistory, hidden under the sea
Measuring progress towards sustainable goals
The fate of hydrocarbons seeping from the ocean floor
A river runs through it, but why?
Can mangroves buffer ocean acidification?
Measuring atmospheric aerosols despite the clouds
How regional wind patterns will influence climate change
A hole in earth's surface
Is crowdfunding an OK way to raise money for Zika research?
Modeling the effects of clouds on climate
Only one country offers universal health care to all migrants
Hitting the slopes
A hope for Thailand's shrimp farms
Could we have predicted what El Niño would bring?
Can we predict how volcanic ash disperses after an eruption?
Krill seekers
An energetic solution
Bias against genetic case reports might compromise medicine
Bomb explodes near busy Bangkok crossroads; at least 19 killed
New consent requirements for newborn screening raise concerns
Binding time—not just affinity—gains stature in drug design
The secret to tracking Ebola, MERS, and flu? Sewers
In New York bay, humpback whales make a dramatic comeback
Stem cells offer hope for treating Type I Diabetes
World War E
An antidote for carbon monoxide poisoning?

Repurposed molecule saves mice from gas poisoning.

Hong Kong, Macau at greater tsunami risk than we thought

Researchers assess tsunami risk in the South China Sea based on models of seismic slip along the Manila megathrust

The gravity of volcanic eruptions

New research suggests that continually monitoring gravity changes near active volcanoes could provide insights into volcanic activity

Two sides of one mask

A painted wooden clam mask celebrates the home and history of the Heiltsuk First Nation

Scientists map temperature and density in earth's exosphere

Data from multiple orbiters give a clearer picture of how density and temperature interact and what that could mean for future satellite missions.

The social network in your gut

Many bacteria swap DNA freely — sometimes with disastrous results for humans

A small tarp conceals a big find

A small favor turns into a fortuitous discovery - dinosaur bones included [subscription required]

How do the deep waters of the Antarctic form?

Researchers uncover new insights into the life cycle of water in the Antarctic region by measuring noble gas concentrations

How do tropical rivers slow knickpoints in rivers?

Using Puerto Rico's Luquillo Mountains as a case study, scientists use the region's geological history to study how knickpoints —areas where there's a sharp change in the river's slope — move over time. 

What causes heavy rainfall?

Scientists investigate atmospheric conditions that correlate to heavy rainfall in the midlatitudes.

Japan's volcanic hiistory, hidden under the sea

Scientists investigate marine tephra layers for clues to Japan's volcanic past. 

 

Measuring progress towards sustainable goals

Grouping targets that need to be hit into composite goals may help countries evaluate their progress toward sustainable development targets laid out by the United Nations.

The fate of hydrocarbons seeping from the ocean floor

Researchers investigate the properties of bubbles at deep-ocean oil seeps to improve oil spill models.

 

A river runs through it, but why?

Researchers investigate the factors that cause river terraces to form.

 

Can mangroves buffer ocean acidification?

New research evaluates the ability of coastal foliage to influence the ocean's pH

Measuring atmospheric aerosols despite the clouds

Researchers devise ways of remote sensors to integrate aerosol content above clouds into current methods of measurement

How regional wind patterns will influence climate change

Climate change is expected to cause wet regions to get wetter and dry regions to get drier, but new research suggests that the truth is more complicated. 

A hole in earth's surface

Research shows that a broken lithosphere underneath the island of Hawai'i could explain the island's patterns of seismic activity

Is crowdfunding an OK way to raise money for Zika research?

Lots of researchers want to study Zika, but there's one problem: money

Modeling the effects of clouds on climate

New research investigates how mixed-phase cloud partitioning and cloud cover compensate each other in GCMs

Only one country offers universal health care to all migrants

Thailand strives to provide equitable health coverage to migrants and refugees, regardless of their legal status. But what does this policy actually look like in practice?

Hitting the slopes

Researchers investigate whether rain droplets alone can cause enough erosion to impact the shapes of hills

A hope for Thailand's shrimp farms

A novel, closed-loop design seems to be helping one Thai shrimp farmer fend off a deadly disease

Could we have predicted what El Niño would bring?

Researchers take a retrospective look to see if precipitation and flooding due to El Nino could have been predicted a priori

Can we predict how volcanic ash disperses after an eruption?

Researchers investigate what factors influence how particles from a plume spread following a volcanic eruption

Krill seekers

How a tiny crustacean reinvigorated Antarctic research.

 

An energetic solution

Boosting bacteria's metabolism could help thwart antibiotic resistance

Bias against genetic case reports might compromise medicine

When n=1 matters in the field of clinical genetics

Bomb explodes near busy Bangkok crossroads; at least 19 killed

Contributed reporting to the Washington Post's coverage of the Bangkok bombing

New consent requirements for newborn screening raise concerns

Changes to a law regarding newborn screening could delay detection and treatment of rare diseases in babies

Binding time—not just affinity—gains stature in drug design

The amount of time a drug spends bound to its target impacts its efficacy

The secret to tracking Ebola, MERS, and flu? Sewers

MIT professor Eric Alm thinks that sewers could be the missing link to tracking public health. So far, his research is promising. 

In New York bay, humpback whales make a dramatic comeback

Whales — which have not been spotted in NYC bay since before Columbus' time — are now repopulating the area

Stem cells offer hope for treating Type I Diabetes

A look into a study hailed to be as important as the discovery of antibiotics

World War E

Life in Liberia before and after Ebola arrived, by the numbers

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