Africa has one of the world's fastest population growth rates. Growth models project the continent's current population of about 1.3 billion people will nearly double to 2.5 billion by 2050—and it's likely to keep growing beyond that.
Some military veterans returning to the workforce face the stigma of negative stereotypes even as their service is aggrandized, according to a new study by the University of Cincinnati.
Using the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS), an international team of astronomers has detected a new old and warm Jupiter-like alien world orbiting a G-dwarf star. The newfound exoplanet, designated TOI-5542 b, is the size of Jupiter—about 30% more massive than the solar system's biggest gas giant. The finding is reported in a paper published September 29 on the arXiv pre-print server.
First responder teams better grasp an emergency situation when they use continual, clear texting communication of factual information in a way that all members can understand, and that is key to a successful team response, according to new research led by an assistant professor of psychology at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH), a part of the University of Alabama System.
When a heat wave drives the temperature in your apartment over 100 degrees or your power goes out during a brutally cold winter storm, knowing your neighbors can save your life. Research has shown that communities with strong social ties—where people check in with each other and have someone to call in a crisis—are better prepared to deal with emergencies and recover from them after the fact.
A new study by social media researchers at the University of Sydney and QUT has found conspiracy theories are thriving on YouTube despite the platform's efforts to harden posting rules and guidelines.
The gray whale is the focus of research projects anticipating its eventual return to European waters after an absence of a half-millennium.
A group of researchers based at Oxford University's Climate Processes Group has used novel methods of analyzing satellite data to more accurately quantify the effect of human aerosol emissions on climate change. The results are published today in the journal Nature.
Tiny particles are interconnected despite sometimes being thousands of kilometers apart—Albert Einstein called this "spooky action at a distance." Something that would be inexplicable by the laws of classical physics is a fundamental part of quantum physics. Entanglement like this can occur between multiple quantum particles, meaning that certain properties of the particles are intimately linked with each other.
Some estimates of Antarctica's total contribution to sea-level rise may be over- or underestimated, after researchers detected a previously unknown source of ice loss variability.
While achieving the United Nations (UN) ambitious Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) for wastewater treatment would cause substantial improvements in global water quality, severe water quality issues would continue to persist in some world regions. So conclude researchers at Utrecht University. They have developed a new water quality model to further elucidate the current and future pollution status of rivers and streams globally. The paper was published on 6 October in Nature Communications...