Bee Decline Threatens US Crop Production

By Newsroom America Staff at 5:24 pm Eastern

The first-ever study to map U.S. wild bees suggests they are disappearing in the country's most important farmlands -- from California's Central Valley to the Midwest's corn belt and the Mississippi River valley.

Communications Expert Explains How Science Should Respond To Fake News

3:20 pm Eastern | U.S. News

The rise of fake news has dominated the world of politics since the last U.S. election cycle. But fake news is not at all new in the world of science, notes University of Wisconsin-Madison Life Sciences Communication Professor Dominique Brossard. read more »

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Study Shows China's Severe Weather Patterns Changing Drastically Since 1960

1:15 pm Eastern | World

In one of the most comprehensive studies on trends in local severe weather patterns to date, an international team of researchers found that the frequency of hail storms, thunderstorms and high wind events has decreased by nearly 50 percent on average throughout China since 1960.read more »

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'Alternative Facts' Not Just In Politics And Media

11:05 am Eastern | U.S. News

A Michigan State University scholar is warning those who read about the latest groundbreaking research to proceed with caution.read more »

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Global Heat Melts Arctic And Antarctic Sea Ice To Record Lows

20 Feb 09:00 | World

It should be winter on the Arctic pole – the northern most point in the world – but the equivalent of heatwaves have passed over the region this season melting the sea ice volume to a record low in January, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said.read more »

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Do You Really Get Paid Less If You're 'Ugly'?

17 Feb 17:12 | Business

Do beautiful people earn more while those who are not so gorgeous are paid less? It's not as simple as that, according to researchers.read more »

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Social Exclusion Leads To Conspiratorial Thinking, Study Finds

17 Feb 15:04 | SciTech

Recent polls have shown that many white, working-class people in America feel pushed out by society, a reason why many voted for President Donald Trump. Many of these supporters latched onto misinformation spread online, especially stories that justified their own beliefs.read more »

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Researchers Say Zero Tolerance Policies Unfairly Punish Black Girls

17 Feb 13:08 | U.S. News

Black girls are disproportionately punished in American schools - an "overlooked crisis" that is populating the school-to-prison pipeline at rising rates, two education scholars argue in a new paper.read more »

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Study Links Outdoor Air Pollution With Millions Of Preterm Births

17 Feb 11:04 | World

Scientists have published a major study which links outdoor air pollution with 2.7 million preterm births per year.read more »

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Two Synthetic Drug Wholesalers Sentenced To Over 40 Years In Federal Prison

17 Feb 10:06 | U.S. News

Two men who acted as wholesalers for synthetic drugs across the Midwest, including Iowa, have been sentenced to a total of more than 40 years in federal prison.read more »

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Aid Obstacles A 'Matter Of Life And Death' For Besieged Syrians

17 Feb 09:02 | World

Assurances have been given to humanitarians by the Syrian Government that obstacles to aid deliveries will be removed across the war-torn country.read more »

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To Please Your Friends, Tell Them What They Already Know

16 Feb 17:09 | SciTech

We love to tell friends and family about experiences we've had and they haven't--from exotic vacations to celebrity sightings--but new research suggests that these stories don't thrill them quite as much as we imagine. read more »

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Team Teaches Science Through Minecraft Video Game

16 Feb 15:12 | SciTech

University of Texas at Dallas team is exploring whether teaching real-world science through a popular computer game may offer a more engaging and effective educational approach than traditional concepts of instruction. read more »

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Man Admits Scheme To Defraud Women Over Telephone Dating Services

16 Feb 13:11 | U.S. News

An Atlantic County man who was previously sentenced in 2007 in connection with a scheme to defraud women over telephone dating services and in 2015 for violating the conditions of his federal supervised release has admitted to traveling in order to launder money in connection with a similar scheme.read more »

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Ancient Jars Found In Judea Reveal Earth's Magnetic Field Is Fluctuating

16 Feb 11:16 | World

The weakening of the geomagnetic field, which extends from the planet's core into outer space and was first recorded 180 years ago, has raised concern by some for the welfare of the biosphere.read more »

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Motor Vehicle Deaths In 2016 Estimated To Be Highest In Nine Years

16 Feb 10:06 | U.S. News

For the first time in nearly a decade, preliminary 2016 data from the National Safety Council estimates that as many as 40,000 people died in motor vehicle crashes last year. read more »

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Teleworking May Seem Easier, But It Could Disrupt Your Work-Life Balance

16 Feb 09:06 | World

Using smartphones, laptops and other technology to work from home can be a blessing – it does away with rush hour traffic, for example – but it also diminishes personal space and contact with colleagues, according to a new study.read more »

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Tis Better To Give - To Your Spouse

15 Feb 17:08 | SciTech

We've all heard that it's better to give than to receive. Now there's empirical evidence to show that being compassionate to a spouse is rewarding in and of itself. read more »

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New Study Shows How 3-D Printing At Home Saves Big Bucks

15 Feb 15:05 | SciTech

Interested in making an investment that promises a 100 percent return on your money, and then some? Researchers say buy a low-cost, open-source 3-D printer, plug it in and print household items.read more »

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California Wine Exports Reach Record $1.62 Billion In 2016

15 Feb 13:08 | U.S. News

U.S. wine exports, 90% from California, reached $1.62 billion in winery revenues in 2016, a new record. Despite challenges from a strong dollar, winery revenues were up 1% from 2015. Volume was 412.7 million liters or 45.9 million cases.read more »

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Canadian Glaciers Now Major Contributor To Sea Level Change

15 Feb 11:41 | World

Ice loss from Canada's Arctic glaciers has transformed them into a major contributor to sea level change, new research by University of California, Irvine glaciologists has found.read more »

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Warning Of Civilian Casualties In 'Face To Face' Fighting In Ukraine

15 Feb 09:08 | World

Intensified fighting between Government and non-Government forces near densely populated areas in eastern Ukraine is endangering civilians, according to the senior United Nations humanitarian representative in the country.read more »

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Red Cross Shelters Open In California As Thousands Evacuated Due To Compromised Dam

15 Feb 10:06 | U.S. News

An estimated 4,800 people in northern California are in 28 Red Cross and community shelters after being forced to leave their homes due to compromised Oroville Dam spillways which could potentially cause catastrophic flooding.read more »

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How Eating Less Can Slow The Aging Process

14 Feb 17:09 | SciTech

There's a multi-billion-dollar industry devoted to products that fight signs of aging, but moisturizers only go skin deep. Aging occurs deeper -- at a cellular level -- and scientists have found that eating less can slow this cellular process.read more »

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Study Helps Explain How Garbage Patches Form In The World's Oceans

14 Feb 16:09 | SciTech

A new study on how ocean currents transport floating marine debris is helping to explain how garbage patches form in the world's oceans. read more »

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Impact Of Climate Change On Mammals And Birds 'Greatly Underestimated'

14 Feb 15:05 | SciTech

An international study has found large numbers of threatened species have already been impacted by climate change.read more »

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Over 100 Defendants Charged With Stealing Tens of Thousands Of Personal Identities

14 Feb 13:06 | U.S. News

Federal charges have been laid against more than 100 defendants in 81 separate cases, dealing with over 30,000 stolen identities and the intended theft of over $60 million dollars from individuals, businesses and government agencies through fraudulent schemes.read more »

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Banned Chemicals From The '70s Found In The Deepest Reaches Of The Ocean

14 Feb 11:16 | World

A study has uncovered the first evidence that man-made pollutants have now reached the farthest corners of our earth.read more »

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When Home Buying, Selling And Renovating, It's An Animal House, Say Realtors

14 Feb 10:02 | U.S. News

When making decisions about buying, selling or renovating their homes, Americans, by and large, take their pets' needs into account, according to a new report from the National Association of Realtors. read more »

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North Korea's Ballistic Missile Launch "Strongly" Condemned

14 Feb 09:07 | World

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has voiced strong opposition to the latest ballistic missile launch by North Korea, calling on Pyongyang to fully comply with its international obligations to denuclearize.read more »

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Litter Levels In The Depths Of The Arctic Are On The Rise

13 Feb 17:14 | SciTech

The Arctic has a serious litter problem: in just ten years, the concentration of marine litter at a deep-sea station in the Arctic Ocean has risen 20-fold. read more »

Surrounding Real Estate Shows Increase In Value If Near Transit Station

13 Feb 15:09 | U.S. News

A national meta-analysis led by a UTA researcher shows that single-family property increases only about 2.3 percent when located next to a transit station.read more »

Chinese Air Pollution Linked To Deaths

13 Feb 13:05 | World

In the largest epidemiological study conducted in the developing world, researchers found that as exposures to fine particulate air pollution in 272 Chinese cities increase, so do deaths from cardiovascular and respiratory diseases. read more »

Four Decades Of Evidence Finds No Link Between Immigration And Increased Crime

13 Feb 11:33 | U.S. News

Political discussions about immigrants often include the claim that there is a relationship between immigration patterns and increased crime. However, results of a University at Buffalo-led study find no links between the two.read more »

Africa's Largest Refugee Crisis Needs Urgent Response

13 Feb 09:09 | World

With already more than 3.5 million displaced within and outside the borders of South Sudan and thousands more driven to neighbouring countries every day, the United Nations refugee agency has appealed for an urgent peaceful resolution to what has now become Africa's worst refugee crisis. read more »

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