Human impact on oceans doubled during last decade

Aug. 13 (UPI) -- The impact of humans on the world's oceans has doubled during the last ten years, according to a new...

Biologists discover 11 new rain frog species in the Andes

Aug. 2 (UPI) -- Scientists have found 11 new species of rain frogs hiding in the tropical forests of the Ecuadorian Andes. Typically, scientific...

Millions of butterflies swarm Lake Tahoe

Millions of butterflies are dancing through the skies above the Lake Tahoe Basin, delighting locals and tourists alike. The species is called the...

Rat brain offers insights to engineers designing self-navigating cars, robots

July 25 (UPI) -- Scientists have discovered the neural cells that provide rats a detailed map of their surroundings, and researchers suggest the...

Magnetic springs help break down microplastics in the ocean

July 31 (UPI) -- Scientists have invented a new tool, tiny magnetic springs, to help break down microplastic pollution in the ocean. The...

Scientists consider ‘human-made volcano’ to slow global warming

Aug. 5 (UPI) -- Throughout Earth's history, volcanic eruptions have periodically cooled Earth. Though most eruptions aren't big enough to influence global climate...

Hubble photographs playful galactic duo

Aug. 9 (UPI) -- NASA shared an image, recently captured by Hubble, of the galactic duo UGC 2369 on Friday. The image showcases...

Large freshwater animal populations see 88 percent drop 40 years

Aug. 12 (UPI) -- Between 1970 and 2012, Earth's largest freshwater animal populations declined by some 88 percent, according to a new survey. There's...

Scientists to use near-Earth object telescope to observe cosmic mergers

Aug. 16 (UPI) -- Scientists have reprogrammed the Catalina Sky Survey's near-Earth object telescopes to look for both asteroids and cosmic mergers. "Catalina Sky...

NASA publishes atlas of 13.3M wildfires spotted from space since 2003

Aug. 8 (UPI) -- NASA scientists have produced a global wildfire map. Researchers at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center plotted the 13.3 million...

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