NASA finds light rain in fading tropical depression fengshen

A NASA analysis of rainfall rates shows that the once mighty Fengshen is now a depression…

Superbug battle: Bacteria structure may be key to new antibiotics

Cornell researchers have uncovered the structure of a regulatory mechanism unique to bacteria, opening the door…

Potato virus Y is the most serious threat to potato—some strains more than others

Potato virus Y (PVY) is the most serious problem facing the potato industry in the United…

How LISA pathfinder detected dozens of 'comet crumbs'

LISA Pathfinder, a mission led by ESA (the European Space Agency) that included NASA contributions, successfully…

Blowing bubbles: Scientist confirms novel way to launch and drive current in fusion plasmas

An obstacle to generating fusion reactions inside facilities called tokamaks is that producing the current in…

A century later, plant biodiversity struggles in wake of agricultural abandonment

Decades after farmland was abandoned, plant biodiversity and productivity struggle to recover, according to new University…

Liberal or conservative? CEOs' political leanings skew firms' logic in structuring initial pay packages, study shows

When firms design the initial pay package for a new CEO, they focus on that person’s…

Four ways to curb light pollution, save bugs

Artificial light at night negatively impacts thousands of species: beetles, moths, wasps and other insects that…

Quantum light improves sensitivity of biological measurements

In a new study, researchers showed that quantum light can be used to track enzyme reactions…

NASA finds heavy rain potential in typhoon Kalmaegi

NASA analyzed the cloud top temperatures in Typhoon Kalmaegi using infrared light to determine the strength…