Winter road salt, fertilizers turning North American waterways increasingly saltier

Uncovered salt piles

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Across North America, streams and rivers are becoming saltier, thanks to road deicers, fertilizers and ...

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How to beat stage 4 cancer: For one man, going vegan and quitting chemo saved his life

(Natural News) Given only weeks to live, one man defied the odds and beat stage 4 cancer, thanks to a change in diet. In an article featured in the Daily Mail, Rob Mooberry recounted how he was rushed to the hospital with a perforated colon back in July 2012. Scans later revealed that he had colorectal cancer which had...

On the very day the bomb cyclone exploded, we learned that 2017 was one of the very warmest on record

One verdict on global warming in 2017 is in: Warmest year with no temperature boost from El Niño, and second warmest overall Today brought another lesson about the difference between weather and climate. While winds were howling, snow was blowing, and temperatures were plummeting thanks to the bomb cyclone off the U.S. East Coast, a European science agency announced that 2017 was the second warmest year in records dating back to the 1800s. Only 2016 was warmer, according to the Copernicu

Science In Review 2017

FEE: 2017 Was a Year of Amazing Advances for Humanity

The end of 2017 is barely a week away. So now is the perfect time to reflect on the positive difference humanity has made to the world over the past 12 months. How have we advanced as a species?

We often underestimate the progress we make because it is incremental: an algorithm here, a genetic tweak there… but all these things combine to improve our future.

As Kevin Kelly from Wired wrote, “Ever since the Enlightenment and the invention of Science, we’ve managed to create a tiny bit more than we’ve destroyed each year… That few percent positive difference is compounded over decades into what we might call civilization… [Progress] is a self-cloaking action seen only in retrospect.”

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CSN Editor: It has been an interesting year.

NSF makes first awards through Hispanic-Serving Institutions Program

Alexandra Coso Strong leads a class at Franklin W. Olin College.

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has issued the first awards through its Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI Program), which is designed to enhance undergraduate education in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) at Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs).

"For decades, NSF has worked to provide members of ...

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