New evidence that global warming will hurt US wheat production
Tracking photosynthesis from space
Watching plants perform photosynthesis from space sounds like a futuristic proposal, but a new application of data from NASA's Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2) satellite may enable scientists to do just ...
Drug discovery researchers identify, refine compound to combat malaria parasite
Two Virginia Tech researchers found that when it comes to fighting malaria, teamwork pays off.
Large Mars crater named for late ASU professor Ronald Greeley
Throughout his career Ronald Greeley was passionate about exploring Mars, so it's fitting that the late Arizona State University professor's name will grace maps of the Red Planet.
Discovery of new plant switch could boost crops, biofuel production
A team of Michigan State University researchers has discovered a switch that regulates plant photosynthesis - the process that lets plants store solar energy and use it to grow and produce food.
Dragons awaken and Clarkson goes green in April Fools' medley
Greece could adopt Bitcoin, global warming might awaken dragons and disgraced motoring show host Jeremy Clarkson is going green: Aprils Fools' Day jokes around Europe on Wednesday ranged from chuckle-worthy to weird.
Ascension of marine diatoms linked to vast increase in continental weathering
A team of researchers, including Rensselaer professor Morgan Schaller, has used mathematical modeling to show that continental erosion over the last 40 million years has contributed to the success of diatoms, ...
Could water have carved channels on Mars half a million years ago?
Could water have carved channels on Mars as recently as 500,000 years ago? If that's the case, it would boost the case for relatively recent life on the red planet.
Republicans trust science—except when it comes to health insurance and gay adoption
A new study finds that while Democrats are generally more "pro-science" than other political groups, Republicans are also inclined to defer to science across a range of policy issues. In fact, there are only ...
The Curiosity robot confirms methane in Mars' atmosphere which may hint that existed life
The tunable laser spectrometer in the SAM (Sample Analysis at Mars) instrument of the Curiosity robot has unequivocally detected an episodic increase in the concentration of methane in Mars' atmosphere after ...
Time for the world's largest radio telescope
On a recent trip to Australia, the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) visited one of the two sites of the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) - a global science and engineering project to build the worlds largest ...
Fed report: Time to examine purposely cooling planet idea
It's time to study and maybe even test the idea of cooling the Earth by injecting sulfur pollution high in the air to reflect the sun's heat, a first-of-its-kind federal science report said Tuesday.
Doctoral student explores formation of martian gullies
The gullies of Mars have fascinated scientists since they were first identified through high-definition images transmitted to Earth by the Mars Global Surveyor in the late 1990s.
Poll shows giant gap between what public, scientists think
The American public and U.S. scientists are light-years apart on science issues. And 98 percent of surveyed scientists say it's a problem that we don't know what they're talking about.