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Concussions common among college students, more prevalent off the field than on
About one in 75 college students sustain a concussion each academic year, and the vast majority occur outside of organized sports, according to a new three-year study. (2019-12-18)
Volcano F is the origin of the floating stones
Since August a large accumulation of pumice has been drifting in the Southwest Pacific towards Australia. (2019-12-09)
Simulating amino acid starvation may improve dengue vaccines
In a new paper in Science Signaling, researchers at the University of Hyderabad in India and the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine show that a plant-based compound called halofuginone improves the immune response to a potential vaccine against dengue virus. (2019-11-26)
Amazon deforestation and number of fires show summer of 2019 not a 'normal' year
The perceived scale of the Amazon blazes received global attention this summer. (2019-11-15)
2019 Arctic sea ice minimum tied for second lowest on record
The extent of Arctic sea ice at the end of this summer was effectively tied with 2007 and 2016 for second lowest since modern record keeping began in the late 1970s. (2019-09-23)
NASA-NOAA satellite tracks tropical depression Podul across Philippines
Tropical Depression 13W, now named Podul, was crossing the Philippines from east to west as NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite provided a visible image of the storm. (2019-08-27)
Northern white rhino eggs successfully fertilized
After successfully harvesting 10 eggs from the world's last two northern white rhinos, Najin and Fatu, on August 22nd in Kenya, the international consortium of scientists and conservationists announces that 7 out of the 10 eggs (4 from Fatu and 3 from Najin) were successfully matured and artificially inseminated. (2019-08-26)
NASA's Aqua satellite finds a weaker Chantal, now a depression
Over the last day, winds outside of Tropical Storm Chantal have been weakening the storm in the North Atlantic Ocean. (2019-08-22)
NASA finds Henriette fading
Infrared imagery from NASA's Terra satellite found just a few scattered areas of cold clouds in the Eastern Pacific Ocean's Tropical Depression Henriette on Aug. (2019-08-13)
NASA-NOAA satellite views massive Tropical Storm Krosa
Tropical Storm Krosa is a large tropical cyclone. When NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite passed over the Northwestern Pacific Ocean, it captured a visible image of the massive storm. (2019-08-12)
NASA finds deadly Lekima's remnants over China
NASA's Terra satellite passed over the Northwestern Pacific Ocean and captured a visible picture of the remnant clouds of deadly former Typhoon Lekima over eastern China. (2019-08-12)
NASA gives Typhoon Lekima a twice-over with the Aqua satellite
NASA's Aqua satellite provided infrared and visible views of Typhoon Lekima as it was approaching landfall in China. (2019-08-09)
Philippines on alert with Typhoon Lekima
Lekima is now a typhoon and has triggered warnings in the Philippines. (2019-08-07)
NASA finds heavy rain in new tropical storm Krosa
Tropical Storm Krosa had recently developed into a tropical storm when the GPM satellite passed overhead and found heavy rainfall. (2019-08-06)
NASA sees Flossie now a remnant low pressure area
Former Hurricane Flossie was nothing more than a remnant low pressure area early on Tuesday, August 6, 2019. (2019-08-06)
NASA finds one small area of strong storms left in fading Flossie
NASA's Terra satellite found one small area of strong storms left in Tropical Depression Flossie on August 5 as it neared Hawaii. (2019-08-05)
Short-lived Tropical Storm Gil gives a kick on NASA imagery
Tropical Storm Gil was a two day tropical cyclone in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. (2019-08-05)
NASA catches birth of Northwestern Pacific's Tropical Storm Francisco
Soon after Tropical Storm Francisco developed in the Northwestern Pacific Ocean NASA's Terra satellite passed overhead. (2019-08-02)
NASA sees tropical storm Flossie headed to central pacific ocean
Tropical Storm Flossie continues tracking in a westward direction through the Eastern Pacific Ocean and is expected to move into the Central Pacific Ocean later today, August 2, 2019. (2019-08-02)
NASA's Aqua satellite sees Tropical Storm Wipha hugging China coast
NASA's Aqua satellite passed over the South China Sea and saw Tropical Storm Wipha hugging the southern coast of China. (2019-08-01)
Satellite shows Tropical Storm Flossie holding up
Satellite imagery showed that Tropical Storm Flossie's structure didn't change much overnight from July 31 to August 1. (2019-08-01)
Crop residue burning is a major contributor to air pollution in South Asia
Urban emissions of black carbon from fossil fuel combustion are not always the main contributor to severe air pollution in south Asian megacities like New Delhi, shows a new study by researchers from Stockholm University and the Indian Institute for Tropical Meteorology, published in the journal Nature Sustainability. (2019-02-27)
How 'Dry January' is the secret to better sleep, saving money and losing weight
New research shows that taking part in Dry January sees people regaining control of their drinking, having more energy, better skin and losing weight. (2018-12-28)
What did birds and insects do during the 2017 solar eclipse?
In August of 2017, millions peered through protective eyewear at the solar eclipse -- the first total eclipse visible in the continental United States in nearly 40 years. (2018-11-15)
NASA adds up heavy rains from Typhoon Jebi
Typhoon Jebi brought flooding to Japan and NASA's IMERG estimated rainfall over the country and the surrounding region for a one-week period. (2018-09-06)
NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite sees Bebinca east of Hainan Island
China's Hainan Island can't seem to get away from slow moving Tropical Storm Bebinca. (2018-08-14)
NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite find Tropical Storm Leepi nearing southern Japan
Tropical Storm Leepi continued its northwestern track through the northwestern Pacific Ocean as NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite passed overhead and captured a visible image of the storm. (2018-08-14)
NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite finds a weaker Tropical Storm Leepi
NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite caught up with Typhoon Leepi in the open waters of the Northwestern Pacific Ocean and captured a visible image that showed the bulk of clouds were northeast of the center. (2018-08-13)
NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite find Typhoon Shanshan near Japan's coast
NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite caught up with Typhoon Shanahan and provided forecasters with a visible picture of the storm on Aug. (2018-08-08)
Typhoon Shanshan caught by NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite
NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite caught up with Typhoon Shanahan and provided forecasters with a visible picture of the storm that revealed the storm still maintained an eye, despite weakening. (2018-08-06)
Low- and middle-income countries' health systems ill-prepared for NCDs
In a new study appearing in the August issue of Health Affairs, Corrina Moucheraud of the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health evaluated five low- and middle-income countries' readiness to handle the growing burden caused by noncommunicable diseases (NCDs). (2018-08-06)
Makeup of an individual's gut bacteria may play role in weight loss, Mayo study suggests
A preliminary study published in the August issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings suggests that, for some people, specific activities of gut bacteria may be responsible for their inability to lose weight, despite adherence to strict diet and exercise regimens. (2018-08-01)
Global risk of Madagascar's pneumonic plague epidemic is limited
Mathematical models have proven the risk of the on-going pneumonic plague epidemic in Madagascar spreading elsewhere in the world is limited, with the estimated number of exported cases staying below 0.1 person in each country between Aug. (2017-11-30)
Red Sea is warming faster than global average
The world's warmest sea is heating up faster than the global average, which could challenge the ability of the Red Sea's organisms to cope. (2017-10-30)
Summer rainfall over the Yangtze River valley can differ after similar El Nino events
The rainfall over the Yangtze River valley in the summer of 2016 was much weaker than that in 1998, despite the intensity of the 2016 El Nino having been as strong as that in 1998. (2017-09-20)
Aug 2017 Jobs Report: Labor Day job numbers remain upbeat for Americans with disabilities
'Our report, which is based on the proportion of people with disabilities who are working, continues to improve for the seventeenth consecutive month,' noted John O'Neill, PhD, director of employment and disability research at Kessler Foundation. (2017-09-01)
Landmark findings to be presented by Brigham and Women's experts at ESC Congress 2017
Beginning Saturday, Aug. 26, Brigham and Women's Hospital cardiologists and researchers will be presenting at the ESC Congress 2017, organized by the European Society of Cardiology. (2017-08-29)
Catheter ablation improves outcomes in patients with heart failure and AF (CASTLE-A)
Catheter ablation improves outcomes for patients with left ventricular dysfunction and atrial fibrillation, according to late-breaking results from the CASTLE-AF trial presented today in a Hot Line -- LBCT Session at ESC Congress.1 Patients who received catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation had lower mortality and less hospitalisation for worsening heart failure compared to those receiving conventional drug treatment. (2017-08-27)
NASA gets a final look at Hurricane Gert's rainfall
Before Hurricane Gert became a post-tropical cyclone, NASA got a look at the rainfall occurring within the storm. (2017-08-18)
NASA's GPM found Gert strengthening into a hurricane
NASA looked at the rainfall rates within Tropical Storm Gert as it continued to strengthen and found the most intense rainfall on the tropical cyclone's eastern side. (2017-08-15)
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