Archive: 12/09/2012

Drier soils trigger more storms

Afternoon storms are more likely to develop when soils are parched, according to a new study published this week in Nature which examined hydrological processes across six continents.

dateSep 12, 2012 in Earth Sciences
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Social networks boosts election turnout

About one third of a million more people showed up at the ballot box in the United States in 2010 because of a single Facebook message on Election Day, estimates a new study led by the University of California, San Diego.

dateSep 12, 2012 in Social Sciences
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