NOAA’s GOES-13 satellite captured this visible image of the massive Hurricane Sandy on Oct. 28 at 1302 UTC (9:02 a.m. EDT). The line of clouds from the Gulf of Mexico north are associated with the cold front that Sandy is merging with. Sandy’s western cloud edge is already over the mid-Atlantic and northeastern United States.

One of the cichlid fish from Guatemala, Thorichthys meeki, collected by LSU Curator of Ichthyology Prosanta Chakrabarty for the study that refuted the date in which the Isthmus of Panama was formed. Credit: Courtesy of Prosanta Chakrabarty, LSU A long-standing fact widely accepted among the scientific community has been recently refuted, which now has major

Antarctic regions are natural laboratories to study biodiversity and the impact of climate change. Credit: Blanca Figuerola, UB-IRBio Antarctic regions are natural laboratories to study biodiversity and the impact of climate change. In Antarctica some marine ecosystems are particularly vulnerable to the ocean acidification due to an excess of CO2 released into the atmosphere. Studying

Parents feel schools can handle basic first aid, but are less sure about urgent health situations such as an asthma attack or mental health issue. Credit: C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll on Children’s Health at the University of Michigan ANN ARBOR, Mich. — If your child had an asthma attack during the school day,

A new University of Colorado Boulder study shows how Paralympic sprinters are slowed by curves. Credit: Photo courtesy Applied Biomechanics Lab, University of Colorado A University of Colorado Boulder study shows that when rounding curves, Paralympic sprinters wearing left-leg prostheses are slowed more than athletes with right-leg amputations — a disadvantage that could cost them

Attosecond flashes of light and x-rays take snapshots of fleeting electrons in solids. Credit: MPQ, Attoelectronics Group A team of scientists at the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics, Garching, Germany has been able to capture the dynamics of core-excitons in solids in real-time. Using ultrafast flashes of laser and x-ray radiation, scientists at the

Scanning electron micrograph of a polymeric WGM split-disk cavity: Two opposing half-disks (R=25?m) with an intermediate air gap of several microns are structured onto an elastomeric PDMS substrate with direct laser writing. Credit: Tobias Siegle, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology Whispering gallery mode (WGM) resonators are used to make tiny micro-lasers, sensors, switches, routers and other

Factory at sunset in Cleveland, Ohio. Credit: © spiritofamerica / Fotolia Significant emission reductions are required if we are to achieve one of the key goals of the Paris Agreement, and limit the increase in global average temperatures to 1.5°C; a new Oxford University partnership warns. In a collaboration involving the University of Exeter, University

Early environmental influences play a far larger role than human genetics in shaping the salivary microbiome–the group of organisms that play a crucial role in oral and overall health. Credit: © Monet / Fotolia Researchers in the United Kingdom have discovered that the mix of microorganisms that inhabit a person’s saliva are largely determined by

Total sleep deprivation or partial sleep deprivation can produce clinical improvement in depression symptoms within 24 hours. Credit: © igorp17 / Fotolia Sleep deprivation — typically administered in controlled, inpatient settings — rapidly reduces symptoms of depression in roughly half of depression patients, according the first meta-analysis on the subject in nearly 30 years, from

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