Improving crop yields in a world of extreme weather events
Farmers in the United States witnessed record-breaking extremes in temperature and drought during the last two summers, causing worldwide increases in the costs of food, feed and fiber. Indeed, many climate ...
Building Fit Minds Under Stress: Neuroscientists Examine the Protective Effects of Mindfulness Training
(PhysOrg.com) -- A University of Pennsylvania-led study in which training was provided to a high-stress U.S. military group preparing for deployment to Iraq has demonstrated a positive link between mindfulness training, or ...
You can't trust a tortured brain: Neuroscience discredits coercive interrogation
According to a new review of neuroscientific research, coercive interrogation techniques used during the Bush administration to extract information from terrorist suspects are likely to have been unsuccessful and may have ...
Weather extremes provoked by trapping of giant waves in atmosphere
The world has suffered from severe regional weather extremes in recent years, such as the heat wave in the United States in 2011 or the one in Russia 2010 coinciding with the unprecedented Pakistan flood. ...
Bent out of shape: Stressed bacteria accumulate misfolded proteins and stop growing
(Phys.org) —Whether a man, a mouse or a microbe, stress is bad for you. Experiments in bacteria by molecular biologists in Peter Chien's lab at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, with others at MIT, ...
Tree survival skills: Stresses during handling and transport affect tree health
Consider the cumulative stresses that transplanted trees must endure from the time they are harvested until they become established in a landscape. Multiple stress factors can mean the difference between survival and death ...
Climate: which nations, cities most at risk?
A third of humanity, mostly in Africa and South Asia, face the biggest risks from climate change but rich nations in northern Europe will be least exposed, according to a report released Wednesday.
Future heat waves pose threat to global food supply, study says
Heat waves could significantly reduce crop yields and threaten global food supply if climate change is not tackled and reversed.
USGS-NOAA: Climate change impacts to US coasts threaten public health, safety and economy
According to a new technical report, the effects of climate change will continue to threaten the health and vitality of U.S. coastal communities' social, economic and natural systems.
Climate change studies analyse risks and resilience in urban Vietnam
Three reports published today provide policymakers with concrete proposals to reduce the diverse threats that climate change poses to different communities in urban areas of Vietnam.
In-situ insights into alloys
New research has produced the first micro-scale, in-situ, real-time observations of structural changes within alloys when under extremely high temperatures and stress.
Ozone can protect fruit from decay for weeks after exposure, study finds
Scientists have discovered why fruit and vegetables last longer after being exposed to ozone.
Extreme work clothes for the Artic
Roughnecks working on oil and gas installations in the Arctic need clothes that monitor the health. Research scientists at SINTEF are developing a jacket with built-in sensors. It will monitor both body t ...
Researchers study code that allows bacteria to either bet on the present or travel in time
(Phys.org)—Individual freedom and social responsibility may sound like humanistic concepts, but an investigation of the genetic circuitry of bacteria suggests that even the simplest creatures can make difficult choices ...