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For selenium in rivers, timing matters

Selenium contamination of freshwater ecosystems is an ongoing environmental health problem around the world. A naturally occurring trace element, selenium levels are high in some geologic formations like sedimentary shales that form much of the bedro.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgFeb 23rd, 2021

Study explores link between forestry management and pesticides in aquatic species

Pesticides used in forestry may threaten species in downstream rivers and estuaries, but little is known about the extent to which this occurs. A new study by researchers at Portland State University found mussels, clams and oysters in watersheds alo.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News15 hr. 14 min. ago

Delays in reporting alleged rapes are common, but coming forward is important no matter the timing

On Friday, an anonymous letter was sent to the prime minister's office alleging a current federal cabinet minister raped a woman in 1988......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News20 hr. 46 min. ago

Theoretical interpretations of the pulsar timing data recently released by NANOGrav

The North American Nanohertz Observatory for Gravitational Waves (NANOGrav) is a gravitational-wave detector that monitors areas in the vicinity of Earth using a network of pulsars (i.e., clock-like stars). At the end of 2020, the NANOGrav collaborat.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News20 hr. 46 min. ago

Transmission risk of COVID-19 from sewage spills into rivers can now be quickly quantified

Scientists have identified that the COVID-19 virus could be transmitted through faecal contaminated river water......»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated NewsMar 1st, 2021

Call for writers: TechSpot is hiring staff writers and how-to specialists

TechSpot is looking to hire staff writers that are driven and enthusiastic about technology in general. If you are a TechSpot reader, you will know this requires profound understanding of technical matters and the ability to write about them with acc.....»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated NewsMar 1st, 2021

The awkward timing of Hyundai"s EV recall

The automaker is facing a $900 million recall to replace battery systems in 82,000 vehicles......»»

Category: topSource:  autonewsRelated NewsFeb 28th, 2021

For selenium in rivers, timing matters

Researchers have gained new insight into an ongoing environmental health problem......»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated NewsFeb 24th, 2021

How a gene called HAND2 may impact the timing of labor

Using new and existing datasets the team studied genes that were active in the uterine linings of different animals while pregnant or carrying eggs. Scientists also investigated the changing levels of HAND2 during gestation......»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated NewsFeb 24th, 2021

Black biomedical scientists still lag in research funding: Why it matters to all Americans

The statistics tell the story. People of color are more likely to be infected, hospitalized and killed by COVID-19 than white, non-Hispanic people. This grim reality is just one more illustration of an unacceptable truth: Science does not benefit all.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsFeb 24th, 2021

For selenium in rivers, timing matters

Selenium contamination of freshwater ecosystems is an ongoing environmental health problem around the world. A naturally occurring trace element, selenium levels are high in some geologic formations like sedimentary shales that form much of the bedro.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsFeb 23rd, 2021

Why we should release New Zealand"s strangled rivers to lessen the impact of future floods

When two West Coast rivers flooded on the same day in 2019, the Waiho tore down a bridge and cut off local communities for 18 days, and the Fox eroded a landfill, exposing 135 tons of rubbish that contaminated beaches more than 100km away......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsFeb 23rd, 2021

Unfortunate timing and rate of change may be enough to tip a climate system

Imagine abrupt shifts of the tropical monsoons, reductions in Northern Hemisphere rainfall, and strengthening of North Atlantic storm tracks within decades. These are some of the impacts that climate scientists expect if the Atlantic Meridional Overt.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsFeb 22nd, 2021

Stress was leading reason teachers quit before pandemic, and COVID has made matters worse

Stress was the most common reason teachers cited for leaving the profession before and during the pandemic, according to a RAND Corporation survey of nearly 1,000 former public-school teachers. Three of four former teachers said work was often or alw.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsFeb 22nd, 2021

Release of nutrients from lake-bottom sediments worsens Lake Erie"s annual "dead zone"

Robotic laboratories on the bottom of Lake Erie have revealed that the muddy sediments there release nearly as much of the nutrient phosphorus into the surrounding waters as enters the lake's central basin each year from rivers and their tributaries......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsFeb 19th, 2021

Chorus brings a social layer to meditation

Chorus launched its online experience on March 16 of last year. It was fairly auspicious timing, as those things go, falling the same day seven public health departments launched a joint shelter-in-place order in its native California. Like countless.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsFeb 18th, 2021

How location dictates biological clocks of species: Study in beetles offers new insights

One of the most intriguing features in all living beings is the 'biological clock,' an internal time-keeping mechanism that governs our behavioral pattern (such as the sleep-wake cycle). In fact, the biological clock dictates the developmental timing.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsFeb 18th, 2021

Biological assessment of world"s rivers presents incomplete but bleak picture

An international team of scientists, including two from Oregon State University, conducted a biological assessment of the world's rivers and the limited data they found presents a fairly bleak picture......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsFeb 18th, 2021

Juno just saw a spacerock crash into Jupiter

Timing is extraordinarily important in many aspects of astronomy. If an astronomer or their instrument is looking the wrong way at the wrong time, they could miss something spectacular. Alternatively, there are moments when our instruments capture so.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsFeb 18th, 2021

In predicting shallow but dangerous landslides, size matters

The threat of landslides is again in the news as torrential winter storms in California threaten to undermine fire-scarred hillsides and bring deadly debris flows crashing into homes and inundating roads......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsFeb 15th, 2021

Timing of next Virgin Galactic flight still up in the air

A window is set to open for Virgin Galactic to make another attempt at a rocket-powered flight from New Mexico to the fringe of space, but the company announced Friday it would be holding off on a new effort......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsFeb 12th, 2021