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The tea party and the politics of paranoia
Members of tea party claim the movement springs from and promotes basic American conservative principles such as limited government and fiscal responsibility.
New K-12 science standards add focus on practices, engineering and early learning
(Phys.org) —The National Academy of Sciences recently released an updated national vision for K-12 science education learning goals. Known as the Next Generation Science Standards, the goals outline a vision for what all ...
Amazon River exhales virtually all carbon taken up by rain forest
(Phys.org) —The Amazon rain forest, popularly known as the lungs of the planet, inhales carbon dioxide as it exudes oxygen. Plants use carbon dioxide from the air to grow parts that eventually fall to the ...
Tropical air circulation drives fall warming on Antarctic Peninsula
(Phys.org) —The eastern side of the Antarctic Peninsula, a finger of the southern polar continent that juts toward South America, has experienced summer warming of perhaps a half-degree per decade – a ...
Engineered biomaterial could improve success of medical implants
(Phys.org) —It's a familiar scenario – a patient receives a medical implant and days later, the body attacks the artificial valve or device, causing complications to an already compromised system.
Using earthquake sensors to track endangered whales
(Phys.org) —The fin whale is the second-largest animal ever to live on Earth. It is also, paradoxically, one of the least understood. The animal's huge size and global range make its movements and behavior ...
New device can extract human DNA with full genetic data in minutes
Take a swab of saliva from your mouth and within minutes your DNA could be ready for analysis and genome sequencing with the help of a new device.
Dinosaur predecessors gain ground in wake of world's biggest biodiversity crisis
Many scientists have thought that dinosaur predecessors missed the race to fill habitats emptied when nine out of 10 species disappeared during the Earth's largest mass extinction, approximately 252 million ...
Grocery delivery service is greener than driving to the store
At the end of a long day, it can be more convenient to order your groceries online while sitting on the living room couch instead of making a late-night run to the store. New research shows it's also much ...
Astronomer studies far-off worlds through 'characterization by proxy'
(Phys.org) —A University of Washington astronomer is using Earth's interstellar neighbors to learn the nature of certain stars too far away to be directly measured or observed, and the planets they may host.
Keeping beverages cool in summer: It's not just the heat, it's the humidity
(Phys.org) —Those drops on the outside of your drink don't just make the can slippery. Experiments show that in hot, humid weather, condensation heats a drink more than the surrounding air.
Astrophysicists find five-planet system with most Earth-like exoplanet yet
(Phys.org) —NASA's Kepler mission has discovered two new planetary systems that include three super-Earth-size planets in the "habitable zone," the range of distance from a star where the surface temperature ...
Key ingredient in mass extinctions could boost food, biofuel production
Hydrogen sulfide, the pungent stuff often referred to as sewer gas, is a deadly substance implicated in several mass extinctions, including one at the end of the Permian period 251 million years ago that ...
Tsunami debris could be found in Washington's annual beach cleanup
(Phys.org) —This month's annual beach cleanup may turn up items from the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami that devastated Japan more than two years ago.
High glucose levels could impair ferroelectricity in body's connective tissues
High sugar levels in the body come at a cost to health. New research suggests that more sugar in the body could damage the elastic proteins that help us breathe and pump blood. The findings could have health ...