The revelation of the crustal geometry of the western Qilian Mountains, NE Tibetan Plateau

IMAGE: (a) Current lithospheric structure across the western Qilian Mountains and adjacent regions by combining our result with previous geological and geophysical results. (b) The construction process of the Qilian Mountains…. view more  Credit: @Science China Press As the largest orogenic plateau on earth, the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau was caused by a complex crustal deformation process during […]

Wildfires May Exacerbate Asthma in the Western United States

Wildfire activity has increasingly threatened life in the western United States over the past several decades. Many of this year’s record-setting wildfires raged over hundreds of thousands of acres. However, one of their most dangerous and understudied effects is too small to perceive with the naked eye: the tiny particles that can be […]

UK becomes first Western country to approve a coronavirus vaccine

The United Kingdom has granted emergency authorization to Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine, becoming the first Western country to approve a vaccine to prevent COVID-19. The first doses of the vaccine are expected to roll out in the U.K. next week. Prizer’s coronavirus vaccine, developed with BioNTech, was recently shown to be 95% effective in preventing COVID-19 […]

Could excessive sugar intake contribute to aggressive behaviors, ADHD, bipolar disorder? New peer-review paper looks at evolution and current Western diet to help explain manic behaviors — ScienceDaily

New research suggests that conditions such as attention deficit hyperactivity syndrome (ADHD), bipolar disorder, and even aggressive behaviors may be linked with sugar intake, and that it may have an evolutionary basis. The research, out today from the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus and published in Evolution and Human Behavior, presents a hypothesis supporting […]

Winter Drought Relief Unlikely in Western U.S.

This winter is likely to be warmer and drier than average for most of the continental United States, in line with the conditions of a typical La Niña year. This information is according to the most recent NOAA seasonal forecast released on 15 October. Like the past 2 years, more than two thirds […]