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The sublime challenge of jet noise

A scientists is using ALCF resources to create high fidelity simulations of jet turbulence to determine how and where noise is produced. The results may lead to novel engineering designs that reduce noise over commercial flight paths and on aircraft carrier decks.

Students' self-concepts of ability in math, reading predict later math, reading attainment

A new longitudinal study looked at how youths' self-concepts are linked to their actual academic achievement in math and reading from middle childhood to adolescence. The study found that students' self-concepts of their abilities in these two academic domains play an important role in motivating their achievements over time and across levels of achievement.

Fake news more likely to thrive online due to lowered fact-checking

Fake news is more likely to thrive online due to lowered fact-checking, according to new American research.

Enzyme's worth to biofuels shown in recent research

A newly discovered enzyme proves adept at breaking down cellulose fibers regardless of whether their crystalline structure is simple or highly complex. No other enzyme has shown that ability.

5,000 deaths annually from Diesel-gate in Europe

Excess emissions from diesel cars cause about 5,000 premature deaths annually across Europe, a new study shows. Higher exposure to secondary particles and ozone can be traced back to excess NOx emissions from diesel cars, vans and light commercial vehicles. Show More Summary

Teens come 'jet lagged' to school: Shifting sleeping patterns at weekends

A lack of sleep is associated with more absence and teens turn up jet lagged to school on Mondays, as shown in new research.

Kids praised for being smart are more likely to cheat

Kids who are praised for being smart, or who are told they have a reputation for being smart, are more likely to be dishonest and cheat, a pair of studies has found.

Cost of not adapting to climate change would be at least five times higher

A study on damage to coastal considered only real estate loss. If nothing is done, researchers say, losses might be up to ten times higher if the predicament includes the spreading of flood- and global warming -related diseases.

One vaccine injection could carry many doses

A new 3-D fabrication method has been developed that can create a new type of drug-carrying particle that could allow several doses of a drug or vaccine to be delivered over an extended time period with just one injection.

What happens to Rex and Kitty after a natural disaster?

After a natural disaster, images of destruction pour into our newsfeeds. Most of these focus on the destruction of the landscape, or on the human suffering caused. In any disaster where people suffer and die, pets and livestock will suffer and die, too. Show More Summary

Air pollution cuts 3 years off lifespans in Northern China

A Chinese policy is unintentionally causing people in northern China to live 3.1 years less than people in the south due to air pollution concentrations that are 46 percent higher. These findings imply that every additional 10 micrograms per cubic meter of particulate matter pollution (PM10) reduces life expectancy by 0.6 years.

Urban climate change

Southern cities such as Houston and Tampa -- which faced the wrath of hurricanes Harvey and Irma, respectively -- may not be the only urban environments vulnerable to extreme weather. Northern cities also face the potential for flooding as global temperatures continue to warm.

Spotting risky behavior crucial in cutting road accidents

A study concludes that aggressive thoughts at the wheel lead to aggressive behavior, which in turn unleashes risky behavior associated with accident-related events. The study also shows that younger drivers experience more anger and express themselves more aggressively. By contrast, the differences between sexes are practically nonexistent.

Historic legacies affect climate change survival in Caribbean

Discussion of climate change has failed to pay enough attention to the social, political and historic factors which increase the vulnerability of Caribbean societies, and calls for a new approach focused on understanding and addressing these historic inequalities.

Earthquake triggers 'slow motion' quakes in New Zealand

Slow slip events, a type of slow motion earthquake that occurs over days to weeks, are thought to be capable of triggering larger, potentially damaging earthquakes. In a new study, scientists have documented the first clear-cut instance of the reverse -- a massive earthquake immediately triggering a series of large slow slip events.

Realistic projections of economic growth and carbon emissions

Between 2008 and 2015, the United States was able to reduce carbon emissions while enjoying limited economic growth. But in a recent commentary, John Deutch, who has worked with the energy departments of several presidential administrations, urges cautious optimism. Show More Summary

Predatory journals a global problem

Contrary to popular belief, a majority of papers in suspected biomedical predatory journals (57 percent) are from high or upper middle income countries, with many coming from prestigious institutions, a massive investigation shows. Predatory...Show More Summary

Voting vulnerability

Online attackers may be able to purchase -- for as little as a few thousand dollars -- enough personal information to potentially alter voter registration information in as many as 36 states and the District of Columbia. Dubbed 'voter...Show More Summary

Ship exhaust makes oceanic thunderstorms more intense

Thunderstorms directly above two of the world's busiest shipping lanes are significantly more powerful than storms in areas of the ocean where ships don't travel, according to new research.

Courts' critical, underappreciated role in climate policy

Both climate lawsuits and their reliance on scientific data have increased over the past decade, the most extensive study to date shows.

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