- Thu, 02 Apr 2020 17:39:29 +0000: All who wander are not lost - Science current issue
- Thu, 02 Apr 2020 17:39:29 +0000: Airway-hugging macrophages - Science current issue
- Thu, 02 Apr 2020 17:39:29 +0000: A slip law for glaciers on deformable beds - Science current issue
Slip of marine-terminating ice streams over beds of deformable till is responsible for most of the contribution of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet to sea level rise. Flow models of the ice sheet and till-bedded glaciers elsewhere require a law that relates slip resistance, slip velocity, and water pressure at the bed. We present results of experiments in which pressurized ice at its melting temperature is slid over a water-saturated till bed. Steady-state slip resistance increases with slip velocity owing to sliding of ice across the bed, but above a threshold velocity, till shears at its rate-independent Coulomb strength. These results motivate a generalized slip law for glacier-flow models that combines processes of hard-bedded sliding and bed deformation.
- Thu, 02 Apr 2020 17:39:29 +0000: How to read the face of a mouse - Science current issue
- Thu, 02 Apr 2020 17:39:29 +0000: Emerging from AI utopia - Science current issue
- Mon, 04 Nov 2019 16:10:22 +0000: The Universe Might Be a Giant Loop - Livescience.com
Is the universe flat? Maybe not.
- Mon, 04 Nov 2019 12:51:08 +0000: Unified Laws of Explosion Link Your Car's Engine to the Big Bang - Livescience.com
Dying stars and industrial accidents might have a lot in common, an explosive new study suggests.
- Mon, 04 Nov 2019 12:48:05 +0000: Centuries-Old 'Witch Marks' in Hidden Cave Can Finally Be Seen ... in 3D - Livescience.com
A cave that held hundreds of carved medieval wards against evil was inaccessible to the public — until now.
- Mon, 04 Nov 2019 11:21:13 +0000: Woman Gets Parasitic Worms in Her Eyes After a Trail Run - Livescience.com
A woman developed a horrifying infection with a parasitic eye worm that she likely caught while on a trail run in California.
- Mon, 04 Nov 2019 11:14:13 +0000: The 'Three-Body Problem' Has Perplexed Astronomers Since Newton Formulated It. A.I. Just Cracked It in Under a Second. - Livescience.com
It took just fractions of a second.
- Tue, 28 Feb 2017 06:00:00 +0000: USDA Announces Funding to Improve Rural Electric Infrastructure in Nine States - USDA - Latest News Releases
WASHINGTON, Feb. 28, 2017 – Rural Development Acting Deputy Under Secretary Roger Glendenning today announced that USDA is making loans to electric cooperatives that will help continue to deliver safe, reliable and affordable electricity to rural residents, business and institutions in nine states.
- Mon, 27 Feb 2017 06:00:00 +0000: USDA Helps Expand Broadband Service in Rural Illinois and Oklahoma - USDA - Latest News Releases
WASHINGTON, Feb. 27, 2017 – Acting Deputy Under Secretary for Rural Development Roger Glendenning today announced that USDA is awarding $19.3 million in loans to provide broadband in rural portions of Illinois and Oklahoma.
- Wed, 22 Feb 2017 06:00:00 +0000: USDA Invests $103 Million to Protect Lives, Property After Natural Disasters - USDA - Latest News Releases
WASHINGTON, Feb. 22, 2017 – Acting Deputy Agriculture Secretary Michael Young today announced U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing up to $103 million in fiscal year 2017 for disaster recovery efforts to help state, local and tribal units of government protect lives and property in disaster-affected areas following natural disasters.
- Wed, 15 Feb 2017 06:00:00 +0000: Acting Secretary of Agriculture Visits Workers Impacted By Louisiana Tornado and Tours Storm Damage - USDA - Latest News Releases
WASHINGTON, Feb. 15, 2017 - Acting Agriculture Deputy Secretary Mike Young visited the displaced workers of the USDA Office of the Chief Financial Officer (OCFO) National Finance Center (NFC) Monday after an EF-3 tornado hit the New Orleans-based NFC building last week, causing severe damage. No one was seriously hurt as a result of the storm, which struck at approximately 11:20 a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017.
- Fri, 10 Feb 2017 06:00:00 +0000: USDA Reminds Individuals and Small Businesses in Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wyoming that USDA Offers Disaster Assistance Programs to Help - USDA - Latest News Releases
WASHINGTON, Feb. 10, 2017 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) reminds farmers and ranchers, families and small businesses that could potentially be affected by the recent storms that USDA has several programs that provide assistance before, during and after disasters. USDA staff in the regional, State and county offices in the states of Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wyoming are ready to help.
- Fri, 27 Mar 2020 18:07:38 +0000: Photo spotlight: The Impala of Kafue National Park - EcoTone: News and Views on Ecological Science
Sometimes, field work can simply take your breath away. A vigilant herd of impala early in the morning in Kafue National Park, Zambia. This herd was photographed by one of the Zambian Carnivore Programme’s long time field ecologists, Carolyn Sanguinetti, while conducting ground-based distance sampling surveys used to estimate species’ density and distribution throughout the […]
- Tue, 24 Mar 2020 14:58:18 +0000: Policy News: March 23, 2020 - EcoTone: News and Views on Ecological Science
In This Issue: ESA Requests Research Funding in Pandemic Response Legislation, Extension for NSF Grant Deadlines Congress considers third COVID-19 bill. White House instructs federal agencies to provide short-term administrative relief for grantees. Webinar: What You Need to Know about the Nagoya Protocol, Access, and Benefit-sharing When Planning Your Research Webinar will be held on […]
- Fri, 13 Mar 2020 21:14:14 +0000: Peer-to-peer portal established amid COVID-19 disruptions - EcoTone: News and Views on Ecological Science
Dear ESA Members, ESA is thinking about all those who are affected by the disruption to daily life caused by the COVID-19 (coronavirus). We are concerned about the impact that the spread of this disease will personally have on members of the ecologic and the greater scientific community. We hope you remain safe and that […]
- Fri, 13 Mar 2020 16:32:14 +0000: Which way should you point your nest? - EcoTone: News and Views on Ecological Science
If you are a bird that builds enclosed nests, the direction of the entrance to your home could determine your comfort level, especially when raising babies.
- Mon, 09 Mar 2020 14:51:02 +0000: Policy News: March 9, 2020 - EcoTone: News and Views on Ecological Science
In This Issue: ESA Selects 2020 Katherine S. McCarter Graduate Student Policy Award Recipients Twelve ecology graduate students will receive policy and communications training and discuss the importance of federal funding for science with lawmakers. State Department Seeks Comments about whether Digital Sequence Information Should be Included in the Nagoya Protocol Public meeting will be […]