Climate change not so global
(Phys.org) —Scientists are calling for a better understanding of regional climates, after research into New Zealand's glaciers has revealed climate change in the Northern Hemisphere does not directly affect ...
Cleveland welcomes growing field of server farms (Update)
Northeast Ohio is hardly ready to usurp Silicon Valley as a high-tech mecca, but a growing number of data centers are choosing to locate in and around Cleveland to take advantage of cheap power, an abundance ...
Bronze Age wine cellar found
A Bronze Age palace excavation reveals an ancient wine cellar, according to a study published August 27, 2014 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Andrew Koh from Brandeis University and colleagues.
Mobile use bad for school test scores: Japan study
Children who spend more than four hours a day on their mobile phone perform significantly worse on school tests than those who are limited to just 30 minutes, a Japanese government survey has found.
Retreat of Yakutat Glacier
Located in the Brabazon Range of southeastern Alaska, Yakutat Glacier is one of the fastest retreating glaciers in the world. It is the primary outlet for the 810-square kilometer (310-square mile) Yakutat ...
Has the puzzle of rapid climate change in the last ice age been solved?
Over the past one hundred thousand years cold temperatures largely prevailed over the planet in what is known as the last ice age. However, the cold period was repeatedly interrupted by much warmer climate ...
Sun's activity influences natural climate change
For the first time, a research team has been able to reconstruct the solar activity at the end of the last ice age, around 20,000-10,000 years ago, by analysing trace elements in ice cores in Greenland and cave formations ...
The boundaries of reading apps for children
A series of binary discussions has been plaguing early reading instruction for quite some time now: phonics versus whole language, reading for pleasure versus reading for learning, digital versus paper books. ...
Peers, but not peer pressure, key to prescription drug misuse among young adults
Current efforts to prevent prescription drug misuse among young adults need to consider peers—but not peer pressure—according to a Purdue University study.
South-west diversity still a mystery but comparison lends clues
A WA botanist says detailed fossil records and the development of phylogenetic trees could help experts understand why flora in Australia's south-west is so diverse in comparison to the south-east.
Google 'anti-aging' group has a website
Google's new company aimed at addressing problems of health and aging has taken a step forward—with its own website and mission statement.
Should women 'man up' for male-dominated fields?
Women applying for a job in male-dominated fields should consider playing up their masculine qualities, indicates new research by Michigan State University scholars that's part of a series of studies on bias ...
Social network challenges end in tragedy
Online challenges daring people to set themselves ablaze or douse themselves in ice water are racking up casualties and fueling wonder regarding idiocy in the Internet age.
The changing landscape of religion
Religion is a key factor in demography, important for projections of future population growth as well as for other social indicators. A new journal, Yearbook of International Religious Demography, is the first to bring a quan ...