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May 6, 2016

Seismic Response of Fiber-Reinforced Concrete Coupled Walls

May 6, 2016 — Use of Fiber-Reinforced Concrete in construction will allow for the use of less and simpler steel reinforcement while maintaining good structural behavior and potentially reducing the amount of ... read more

May 6, 2016 — Understanding how small water droplets behave improves our ability to describe evaporation and condensation of water at widely different scales, which has implications for everything from ... read more

May 4, 2016 — Researchers have found an evolutionary connection between dinosaurs and dung beetles. Scientists uncovered the first molecular evidence indicating that dung beetles evolved in association with ... read more

New Mobile Phone App for Grassroots Mapping

May 4, 2016 — Academics have created an app that could help aid humanitarian rescue work in disaster-struck regions by using geographic data to map ... read more

May 4, 2016 — The survival of the fittest might just be the survival of the steadfast instead. Researchers say having a positive attitude is advantageous in a computational model that simulates ... read more

As Global Temperatures Rise, Children Must Be Central Climate Change Debates

May 4, 2016 — Forecasts suggest that by 2050, the world could see 200 million environmental migrants, many of whom would be children. And yet, children are largely left out of discussions about appropriate ... read more

May 4, 2016 — Coastal wading birds shape their lives around the tides, and new research shows that different species respond differently to shifting patterns of high and low water according to their size and daily ... read more

How One Microorganism Erodes Coral Reefs

May 4, 2016 — Researchers have discovered how a particular type of cyanobacteria, a photosynthetic microbe, is able to bore into and live within solid carbonates, the main mineral that makes up coral skeletons and ... read more

Rising Carbon Dioxide Levels Will Help and Hurt Crops

May 4, 2016 — Elevated carbon dioxide concentrations in the atmosphere may increase water-use efficiency in crops and considerably mitigate yield losses due to climate change, according to a new ... read more

May 4, 2016 — The oldest surviving species of vertebrates, such as the cane toad and the California sea lion, which have endured past extreme environmental events, will be more likely to adapt to future climate ... read more

May 4, 2016 — Discovering that the association between trees and two classes of underground mycorhizzal fungi can be detected from space is a huge leap forward in our ability to understand how forests change on a ... read more

May 3, 2016 — Using state-of-the-art in situ microscopy techniques, scientists were able to watch the oxidation of copper -- the primary building material for millions of miles of water piping -- at the atomic ... read more

May 3, 2016 — In December 2015 an international group of scientists convened to discuss the imminent extinction of the northern white rhinoceros and the possibility of bringing the species back from brink of ... read more

May 3, 2016 — The southeastern United States should, by all means, be relatively quiet in terms of seismic activity. It's located in the interior of the North American Plate, far away from plate boundaries ... read more

May 3, 2016 — A clean, climate-friendly energy source that is virtually inexhaustible: This is the promise artificial photosynthesis holds. Chemists have now got one step closer to reaching this ... read more

Elevated Bladder Cancer Risk in New England, Arsenic in Drinking Water

May 2, 2016 — Drinking water from private wells, particularly dug wells established during the first half of the 20th century, may have contributed to the elevated risk of bladder cancer that has been observed in ... read more

A Climate Warming Warning: Warmer Temperatures Are Affecting Lakes in the Oilsands Region

May 2, 2016 — Scientists have identified climate warming as the dominant driver of an increase in algal growth in the Athabasca oilsands region of northern ... read more

May 2, 2016 — New research reveals that the increase in forest photosynthesis and growth made possible by tropical cyclones in the southeastern United States captures hundreds of times more carbon than is released ... read more

May 2, 2016 — Livestock farming is responsible for 18 percent of the world's greenhouse gases, and ruminants such as cattle, sheep and goats generate 35 percent of one of these gases -- methane, and according ... read more

May 2, 2016 — Earth could contain nearly 1 trillion species, with only one-thousandth of 1 percent now identified, according to a study from biologists. The estimate is based on the intersection of large datasets ... read more

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