New method to map the surface of the moon increases accuracy to unprecedented levels — ScienceDaily

Topography: The surface of the moon and rocky planets, Mars in particular, are of huge interest to anyone trying to explore our solar system. The surface must be known in as much detail as possible, for missions to land safely, or for any robotic vessel to drive across the surface. But until now, the methods … Read more

In Flathead Lake, Maintaining Healthy Nutrient Levels is a Balancing Act

The nutrients nitrogen and phosphorus are natural constituents in aquatic ecosystems and play a critical role in determining the clear and pristine water quality of lakes, including the largest natural freshwater lake in the western continental US — Flathead Lake. But while considerable efforts have been made to monitor the amounts of each nutrient element … Read more

New Analysis of Fearsome Teeth Confirms Megalodons Were ‘Highest Level’ Apex Predators

The fearsome megalodon was the largest shark that ever lived, possibly growing up to 20 meters (66 feet) in length, with teeth the size of a human hand. New research analyzing teeth from this ancient creature has revealed that the megalodon was the most apex of apex predators. By studying the levels of nitrogen isotopes … Read more

Earliest record of wildfires provides insights into Earth’s past vegetation and oxygen levels

Reflected light microscope image of a 430-million-year-old charred Prototaxites from a borehole drilled in Wales. The high-reflecting (white) material infilling the larger tubes is pyrite, a mineral commonly found in association with charcoal. Credit: Ian Glasspool. While wildfires over recent years have raged across much of the western United States and pose significant hazards to … Read more

Expert Panel Unanimously Endorses COVID Vaccines For American Children Under 5

A panel of experts convened by the US Food and Drug Administration unanimously recommended COVID-19 vaccines Wednesday for children under five, the final age group awaiting immunization in most countries. Formal authorizations for Moderna and Pfizer should follow soon, with the first shots in arms expected early next next week, just over a year-and-a-half after … Read more

Earliest Record of Wildfires Provide Insights to Earth’s Past Vegetation and Oxygen Levels

Newswise – Boulder, Colo .: While wildfires over recent years have raged across much of the western United States and pose significant hazards to wildlife and local populations, wildfires have been a long-standing part of Earth’s systems without the influence of humans for hundreds of millions of years. “Wildfire has been an integral component in … Read more

Earliest record of wildfires provide insights to Earth’s past vegetation and oxygen levels — ScienceDaily

While wildfires over recent years have raged across much of the western United States and pose significant hazards to wildlife and local populations, wildfires have been a long-standing part of Earth’s systems without the influence of humans for hundreds of millions of years. “Wildfire has been an integral component in earth-system processes for a long … Read more

Food sequencing’ really can help your glucose levels. Here’s what science says about eating salad before carbs

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Biochemist and author of the Glucose Revolution Jessie Inchauspé says tweaking your diet can change your life. Among her recommendations in the mainstream media and on Instagram, the founder of the “Glucose Goddess movement” says eating your food in a particular order is the key. By eating salads first, before proteins, … Read more

‘Food sequencing’ really can help your glucose levels. Here’s what science says about eating salad before carbs

Biochemist and author of the Glucose Revolution Jessie Inchauspé says tweaking your diet can change your life. Among her recommendations in the mainstream media and on Instagram, the founder of the “Glucose Goddess movement” says eating your food in a particular order is the key. By eating salads first, before proteins, and finishing the meal … Read more

Dropping Lake Michigan levels reveal Chicago’s eroded beaches

Giant concrete barriers separate a field of jagged rocks from a grassy playground at Rogers Park Beach on Lake Michigan. There is no white sand. Only “do not swim” signs spray-painted on the uninviting blocks. The city filled in the beach along with three others in the same half-mile stretch after a particularly severe storm … Read more