Mathematics Predicts A Sixth Mass Extinction

By Newsroom America Staff at 22 Sep 17:16

In the past 540 million years, the Earth has endured five mass extinction events, each involving processes that upended the normal cycling of carbon through the atmosphere and oceans.

Are You Happy You Voted -- Or Didn't?

22 Sep 15:02 | U.S. News

After people vote, do they think they made the right choice? When they abstain, do they regret not voting?read more »

Football Helmet Smartfoam Signals Potential Concussions In Real Time

22 Sep 12:09 | U.S. News

While football-related concussions have been top of mind in recent years, people have struggled to create technology to accurately measure them in real time.read more »

Probe Into ISIL’s Alleged War Crimes In Iraq Approved

22 Sep 09:04 | World

The United Nations Security Council has authorised the establishment of an investigation team to support Iraq’s domestic efforts to hold the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Da’esh) accountable for acts that may amount to war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide committed in the country.read more »

Science Denial Not Limited To Political Right

21 Sep 17:21 | U.S. News

In the wake of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, many claims have been made that science denial, particularly as it relates to climate change, is primarily a problem of the political right.read more »

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Treaty Banning Nuclear Weapons Opens For Signature

21 Sep 15:19 | World

The world’s first legally-binding treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons has opened for signature at United Nations Headquarters in New Yorkread more »

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Emerging Disease Further Jeopardizes North American Frogs

21 Sep 12:17 | U.S. News

A deadly amphibian disease called severe Perkinsea infections, or SPI, is the cause of many large-scale frog die-offs in the United States, according to a new study by the U.S. Geological Survey.read more »

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'Pay More, Smoke Less' Possible Effects Of Raising Tobacco Taxes Across EU

21 Sep 09:14 | World

Raising tobacco taxes to increase cigarette prices could reduce cigarette consumption and smoking-associated deaths (SADs) in all 28 EU countries, according to a studyread more »

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Reliance On 'Gut Feelings' Linked To Belief In Fake News

20 Sep 17:18 | World

People who tend to trust their intuition or to believe that the facts they hear are politically biased are more likely to stand behind inaccurate beliefs, a new study suggests. read more »

Early Guidance Can Help Future Moms Fight Fear Of Childbirth

20 Sep 15:19 | World

Caesarean deliveries in most developed countries, including Canada, are at least 10 to 20 per cent higher than recommended by the World Health Organization, and many efforts to decrease unnecessary C-sections have failed.read more »

Political Polarization? Don't Blame The Web, Brown Study Says

20 Sep 12:13 | U.S. News

Despite the popular narrative that the web is to blame for rising political polarization, a study by a Brown University economist has found that recent growth in polarization is greatest for demographic groups in which individuals are least likely to use the internet and social media.read more »

All Nations Should Embrace Their Sovereignty, US President Tells World Leaders

20 Sep 09:05 | U.S. News

Noting that the present world is one that offers both immense promise and great peril, the President of the United States told global leaders at the United Nations that it was “entirely up to us” to either lift the world to new heights, or let it fall into a valley of disrepair. read more »

5,000 deaths annually from Dieselgate in Europe

19 Sep 15:12 | World

About 425,000 premature deaths annually are associated with the current levels of air pollution in EU28, Norway and Switzerland. More than 90% of these premature deaths are caused by respiratory and cardiovascular diseases related to exposure to fine particulate matter.read more »

People's love of the seas could be the key for plastic pollution solution

19 Sep 12:09 | World

Tapping into the public's passion for the ocean environment could be the key to reducing the threats posed to it by plastic pollution, a new report suggests.read more »

Student Debt Delaying Millennial Homeownership by 7 Years

19 Sep 09:17 | U.S. News

Despite being in the prime years to buy their first home, an overwhelming majority of millennials with student debt currently do not own a home and believe this debt is to blame for what they typically expect to be a seven-year delay from buying.read more »

New Analysis Shows Damage To Monarch Butterfly Colonies In 2016 Storm Worse Than Thought

18 Sep 17:19 | World

A much greater number of monarch butterflies perished in a snowstorm in March 2016 in Mexico than previously estimated, according to new research. read more »

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45 Percent Of Parents Experience Depression, Anxiety And Stress When Newborns Leave NICU

18 Sep 15:17 | U.S. News

Almost half of parents whose children were admitted to Children's National Health System's neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) experienced postpartum depressive symptoms, anxiety and stress when their newborns were discharged from the hospital.read more »

Vaping Doubles Risk Of Smoking Cigarettes For Teens

18 Sep 12:15 | U.S. News

Teenagers who try e-cigarettes double their risk for smoking tobacco cigarettes, according to a new study.read more »

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Global Hunger Rising Again, Driven By Conflict And Climate Change

18 Sep 09:13 | World

The number of people hungry around the world is up for the first time in more than a decade, says a new report, pointing to violent conflicts and climate change as the major drivers. read more »

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Flesh Eating Parasites Creeping Closer To United States

14 Sep 17:23 | U.S. News

(Newsroom America) -- Parasites that ulcerate the skin, can disfigure the face, and may fatally mutilate its victim's internal organs are creeping closer to the southern edges of the United States. read more »

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