Follow your nose: Houston air quality study finds a few surprises

As a frequent addition to the list of America’s most polluted cities, Houston is no stranger to having more than just oxygen and carbon dioxide in the air. But a University of Houston study found a few surprising results ...

Ancient organisms discovered in Canadian gold mine

Scientists have suspected that the three known domains of life -- eukaryotes, bacteria, and archaea -- branched off and went their separate ways around three billion years ago. But pinning down the time of that split has ...

High temperatures, low precipitation creating many problems

The hot, dry conditions in Indiana may have one bright spot - creating a more fiery display of fall leaves in some parts of the state. But that's not much solace for farmers, gardeners, boaters and fishermen plagued by a ...

Scientists Verify Predictive Model for Winter Weather

Scientists have verified the accuracy of a model that uses October snow cover in Siberia to predict upcoming winter temperatures and snowfall for the high- and mid-latitudes of the Northern Hemisphere.

Cause of tsunami wave heights is studied

Irish-led scientists have found tsunami wave height is independent of earthquake magnitude and is instead linked to a rupture's vertical displacement.

8,200-year-old cooling is analyzed

Canadian scientists studying ice core records are questioning current theories about the rapid cooling of the Northern Hemisphere 8,200 years ago.

Australian jellyfish range grows larger

U.S. marine scientists have discovered the range of the Australian spotted jellyfish (Phylllorhiza punctata) now extends from Texas to North Carolina.

New finding bubbles to surface, challenging old view

Chemical engineers have discovered a fundamental flaw in the conventional view of how liquids form bubbles that grow and turn into vapors, which takes place in everything from industrial processes to fizzing champagne.

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