In California, a $350 million social experiment over lawns

California water agencies that spent more than $350 million in the last two years of drought to pay property owners to rip out water-slurping lawns are now trying to answer whether the nation's biggest lawn removal experiment ...

Cloudy feedback on global warming

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory researchers have identified a mechanism that causes low clouds - and their influence on Earth's energy balance - to respond differently to global warming depending on their spatial pattern.

Laser researchers boldly go into uncharted THz territory

Once the preferred weapon of B-movie madmen and space-fiction heroes alike, the laser—a device that generates an intense beam of coherent electromagnetic radiation by stimulating the emission of photons from excited atoms ...

Study: Next US president must act fast on Colorado River

The next U.S. president will have to act quickly to chart a course so the Colorado River can continue supplying water to millions of city-dwellers, farmers, Indian tribes and recreational users in the Southwest, according ...

Dutchman 'who almost broke the internet' to go on trial

A Dutchman accused of launching an unprecedented cyberattack that reportedly "almost broke the internet" is to go on trial Tuesday on charges of masterminding the 2013 incident that slowed down web traffic world-wide.

Millions of loci from a thousand plant transcriptomes

Scientists face many constraints when embarking on new projects. Often the biggest constraint is a small budget. This is why a team of scientists led by researchers at the University of Florida recently worked to make one ...

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