Monday, July 16, 2018

NPR News: Kilauea Lava Explosion Injures 23 Tourists

Kilauea Lava Explosion Injures 23 Tourists
A basketball-sized lava bomb slammed through the roof of a tour boat near an active fissure of the Hawaiian volcano early Monday morning, showering the vessel with debris.

Read more on NPR

NPR News: Surfing For Science: A New Way To Gather Data For Ocean And Coastal Research

Surfing For Science: A New Way To Gather Data For Ocean And Coastal Research
Researchers at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography hope to turn surfers into citizen scientists by equipping them with a "smartfin" that gathers data as they surf.

Read more on NPR

NPR News: Rising Seas Could Cause Problems For Internet Infrastructure

Rising Seas Could Cause Problems For Internet Infrastructure
The Internet relies on a network of cables, many buried underground along U.S. coastlines. A new analysis finds sea level rise could put thousands of miles of cable underwater in the next 15 years.

Read more on NPR

NPR News: Angered By Attack, Mob Slaughters Hundreds Of Crocodiles In Indonesia

Angered By Attack, Mob Slaughters Hundreds Of Crocodiles In Indonesia
Following the funeral of a local resident killed by a crocodile after apparently straying into a local wildlife sanctuary, the mob slaughtered nearly 300 of the reptiles.

Read more on NPR

NPR News: Heat Making You Lethargic? Research Shows It Can Slow Your Brain, Too

Heat Making You Lethargic? Research Shows It Can Slow Your Brain, Too
Hot weather can influence cognitive performance, according to new research. Young adults living in non-air-conditioned dorms during a heat wave performed worse on math and attention tests.

Read more on NPR

Sunday, July 15, 2018

NPR News: 'Buzz' Offers An Adoration For Bees Amid Continued Die-Offs

'Buzz' Offers An Adoration For Bees Amid Continued Die-Offs
The severity of the enormous reduction in bee numbers over the past decade is at the heart of a new book by conservation biologist Thor Hanson, whose appreciation for the pollinators shines through.

Read more on NPR

Saturday, July 14, 2018

NPR News: Massive Iceberg Looms Over A Village In Greenland

Massive Iceberg Looms Over A Village In Greenland
The giant mountain of ice towers is threatening a tiny village, causing authorities to evacuate residents.

Read more on NPR