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February 26, 2017

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February 26, 2017

Who Needs a Flu Shot? Not Me

Feb. 8, 2017 — What impact do public health messages actually have on us? Are we going to race out and get our flu shot? According to a communication researcher, probably not. And it's not because we think ... read more

Aftershock Nepal: Changing Perceptions Through Student Journalism

Feb. 6, 2017 — When the earthquake hit Nepal in 2015, the newspapers were full of stories of the tragic event, the devastation left following the natural disaster, and the heroic clean-up effort on the ground. Less ... read more

Non-Reporting 'Did You Feel It?' Areas Can Be Used to Improve Earthquake Intensity Maps

Jan. 31, 2017 — The remarkable reach of the US Geological Survey's 'Did You Feel It?' website can be used to improve maps of earthquake intensity -- if non-reporting areas are including in the mapping ... read more

Smart City Transport Systems

Jan. 26, 2017 — A machine-learning program uses land-use and amenities data to predict public transport use in Singapore, report ... read more

Key Benefits of Large-Scale Use of Universal Over Conventional Flu Vaccines

Dec. 15, 2016 — Universal vaccines that protect against multiple strains of influenza virus at once could offer key population-level benefits over conventional seasonal vaccines, according to a new ... read more

Dec. 7, 2016 — Scientists have found that the majority of instances of coastal flooding around the United Kingdom in the last 100 years have been due to moderate storm events combined with high spring tides, rather ... read more

Dec. 5, 2016 — Americans are split on getting an annual flu shot, with four out of 10 having done so in the past year and around half saying they had already received or were planning to get the vaccine this year, ... read more

UK Winter 2015/2016 Floods: One of the Century's Most Extreme and Severe Flood Episodes

Dec. 5, 2016 — A new scientific review of the winter floods of 2015/2016 confirms that the event was one of the most extreme and severe hydrological events of the last ... read more

Study Offers Coastal Communities Better Way to Prepare for Devastating Storms

Nov. 29, 2016 — With massive coastal storms on the rise, a new study describes a method for stakeholders in vulnerable communities to be involved in preparing for, absorbing, recovering and adapting from ... read more

Increasing Cost of Natural Hazards as Climate Changes

Nov. 7, 2016 — A new comprehensive study of Australian natural hazards paints a picture of increasing heatwaves and extreme bushfires as this century progresses, but with much more uncertainty about the future of ... read more

Elderly May Face Increased Dementia Risk After a Disaster

Oct. 24, 2016 — Elderly people who were uprooted from damaged or destroyed homes and who lost touch with their neighbors after the 2011 tsunami in Japan were more likely to experience increased symptoms of dementia ... read more

Oct. 20, 2016 — Damage from the 2016 Kumamoto earthquake could hasten Mt. Aso's eruption, volcanologists warn. In a new paper, scientists report new faults in the vicinity of Mt. Aso's magma chamber and ... read more

Risk Analysis for Common Ground on Climate Loss and Damage

Oct. 20, 2016 — The Paris Agreement included groundbreaking text on the need for a mechanism to help identify risks beyond adaptation and support the victims of climate-related loss and damage--but how exactly it ... read more

New Satellite Image Database Maps the Dynamics of Human Presence on Earth

Oct. 18, 2016 — Built-up areas on the Earth have increased by 2.5 times since 1975. And yet, today 7.3 billion people live and work in only 7.6% of the global land mass. Nine out of the ten most populated urban ... read more

Oct. 17, 2016 — To help improve hurricane preparedness and mitigation efforts, new research examines how accurate current forecasting systems are in predicting rainfall from North Atlantic tropical cyclones that ... read more

Wind Patterns in Lowest Layers of Supercell Storms Key to Predicting Tornadoes

Oct. 13, 2016 — Wind patterns in the lowest 500 meters of the atmosphere near supercell thunderstorms can help predict whether that storm will generate a tornado, report ... read more

Oct. 12, 2016 — The third annual Chapman University Survey of American Fears (2016) has been released by researchers. The survey asked respondents about 65 fears across a broad range of categories including fears ... read more

As the Climate Warms, We Are 'Primed' for Worse Storms Than Sandy

Oct. 6, 2016 — With the climate warming and the sea level rising, conditions are ripe for storms deadlier and more devastating than Sandy that put more people at risk, warns a geography professor who has served as ... read more

Researchers Closer Than Ever to a Universal Flu Vaccine

Oct. 3, 2016 — Seasonal flu vaccines work by generating antibodies that bind to the virus and prevent it from infecting cells. Universal flu vaccines do this as well, but go one step further by recruiting white ... read more

Sep. 29, 2016 — In November 1950, a freak storm spawned a record storm surge in Atlantic City and a near-record surge at Sandy Hook. Scientists are studying weather systems known as extratropical cyclones or ... read more

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