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New research shows that pathogens that incubate at higher temperatures are more infectious. Yet the computer models that predict the spread of epidemics from climate change—such as crop blights or disease outbreaks—may not be taking into account this important...
About 1 to 2 million years ago, early humans in East Africa periodically faced very dry conditions, with little or no water in sight. But they likely had access to hundreds of springs that lingered despite long dry spells,...
Repeatedly throughout Earth's history, giant pools of magma greater than 100 cubic miles in volume have formed a few miles below the surface. They are the sources of super-eruptions - gigantic volcanic outbursts that throw 100 times more superheated gas,...
Early predictors of anxiety and depression may be evident in the brain even at birth, new research suggests. Analyzing brain scans of newborns, researchers found that the strength and pattern of connections between certain brain regions predicted the likelihood of...
The study, published in the journal Financial Stability, introduces a new method that allows researchers to estimate the systemic risk that emerge from multiple layers of connectivity. "Systemic risk is the risk that a significant part of the financial system...
Working closely with the U.S. Forest Service and the Sitka Tribe of Alaska, an international team of researchers funded by the National Science Foundation has begun to piece together an archaeological and historical narrative of how the crew of...
  Researchers used multiple modes of light to uncover details beneath the visible surface of Pablo Picasso’s painting La Miséreuse accroupie (The Crouching Woman), a major work from the artist’s Blue Period. The 1902 oil painting, owned by the Art Gallery...
Fewer patients are admitted at weekends, but are more likely to be sicker and have a higher risk of death from Friday through until Monday Authors caution against using the data to estimate avoidable deaths, but call for more research...
Ever since Perseverance landed and got underway, we've been keeping a close eye on what NASA's rover can tell us. We have already seen the first high-resolution photos and now what it shows us is what it sounds like...
Too often, our conversations about guns fail to account for the complex ways that gender and race shape how Americans relate to guns and the gun debate. This often means silencing the vantage points of Americans—including racial minorities, women, members...