Comcast 1Q earns beat Street on upbeat NBC result
Comcast's first-quarter net income rose by nearly a third as ad revenue surged at broadcast network NBC, helped by the Winter Olympics in Sochi and Jimmy Fallon's elevation as host of "The Tonight Show."
Image: NASA rover Opportunity's selfie shows clean machine
In its sixth Martian winter, NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity now has cleaner solar arrays than in any Martian winter since its first on the Red Planet, in 2005. Cleaning effects of wind events in ...
Study shows less snowpack will harm ecosystem
(Phys.org) —A new study by CAS Professor of Biology Pamela Templer shows that milder winters can have a negative impact both on trees and on the water quality of nearby aquatic ecosystems, far into the warm growing season.
Getting a whiff of climate change
Monday was the day when millions of people in New York and New Jersey learned what climate change smells like, or at least what one of its aromas is.
A race against time: Climate change and the Olympic Winter Games
Time may be running out for some Olympic Winter Games host locations – including the 2014 host, Sochi (Russia) – according to an article in Current Issues in Tourism. Scott et al analyse two climatic indicators – mi ...
'RoboClam' replicates a clam's ability to burrow while using little energy
The Atlantic razor clam uses very little energy to burrow into undersea soil at high speed. Now a detailed insight into how the animal digs has led to the development of a robotic clam that can perform the same trick.
Study suggests autumn Arctic sea ice can be used to predict European winter weather
Curbing pesticides will slash wheat yields, study says
France's winter wheat harvest could shrink by over a tenth if farmers meet targets to halve pesticide use, said a study Thursday highlighting the challenge of feeding Earth's growing population.
New method is a thousand times more sensitive to performance-enhancing drugs
While the world's best athletes competed during last month's winter Olympics, doctors and scientists were waging a different battle behind the scenes to make sure no one had an unfair advantage from banned performance-enhancing ...
Warming temperatures are pushing two chickadee species—and their hybrids—northward
The zone of overlap between two popular, closely related backyard birds is moving northward at a rate that matches warming winter temperatures, according to a study by researchers from the Cornell Lab of ...
How celestial events influenced orientation of the great constructions of the Nabataeans
The movement of the Sun in the skies of Petra determined the way in which the monuments of this and other Natabean cities were erected. This is according to a statistical analysis on the spatial position ...
Fed survey: Winter storms holding back US economy (Update)
A Federal Reserve survey shows severe weather held back economic growth in much of the U.S. from January through early February. Even so, conditions strengthened in most regions, thanks to slight gains in areas such as employment ...
Putting an end to flying ballast on speeding trains
Results of an EPFL study on ballast projections in exceptional winter conditions have enabled SBB to set-up measures to improve safety around the tracks.
Climate change unlikely to reduce UK's excess winter death rate, study reports
New research published today has found that climate change is unlikely to reduce the UK's excess winter death rate as previously thought.