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Water Reservoir On The Moon? Lunar Interior Could Be Hiding Significant Amount Of Water

Data from NASA's Moon Mineralogy Mapper instrument suggest that the moon may have a significant amount of water in its interior. A lunar water reservoir could make colonization of the moon much easier.

Space September 12, 2017

Moon Interior May Hold More Water Than Previously Thought

Satellite data suggest that the interior of the moon may hold substantial amounts of water. What are the implications of the findings on future moon missions and our understanding of the early history of Earth’s natural satellite?

Space July 25, 2017

Most Habitable Planets Likely To Be Dominated By Oceans

The exoplanets that are most likely to host alien life are worlds dominated by oceans. A statistical model suggests that 90 percent of the surface area of these planets is made up of water.

Space April 22, 2017

Solar-Powered Device That Sucks Moisture From Air Can Save Millions From Water-Related Diseases

Diarrhea and other water-related diseases affect people living in regions where water is scarce. These illnesses can be potentially averted using a new device that can harvest water even with low humidity.

Feature | Science April 14, 2017

New Solar-Powered Device Harvests Water From Desert Air

The new technology could help you survive in the desert by using sunlight to evaporate condensed water. The solar-powered water harvester is based on a series of porous crystals that collect the water into a reservoir.

Material Science April 14, 2017

Solar Wind, Radiation Stripped Away Most Of Mars Atmosphere: How This Transformed Red Planet's Climate And Habitability

New data from NASA's MAVEN spacecraft suggest solar wind and radiation were most responsible for loss of Martian atmosphere. How did thinning of the atmosphere transformed the Red Planet's climate and ability to support life?

Space April 2, 2017

Mars Lost Liquid Water From Escape Of Hydrogen Through Atmospheric Route, Says Study

A new study by researchers at the University of Colorado has attributed erosion of liquid water from the surface of Mars to accentuated escape rate of hydrogen from the upper atmosphere of the Red Planet.

Space February 10, 2017

Earth's Water May Have Originated From Within The Planet's Mantle Not From Space

Computer simulations revealed Earth makes its own water deep in the mantle. The discovery could mean that water may have been formed within the planet and did not come from asteroids in space.

Earth/Environment January 30, 2017

Curiosity Rover Spots Potential Mud Cracks On Mars: Another Evidence Of Water On Red Planet?

NASA's Curiosity rover on Mars has found rock cross-hatched with ridges, which are considered mud cracks and potential evidence of water on the red planet.

Space January 18, 2017

New Study Raises Doubt About Liquid Water Flowing On Planet Mars

A new study raises doubt about the presence of liquid water flowing on Mars today. Experiments involving anhydrous salt suggest another possible origin of the water that RSL salts on the red planet contain.

Space December 20, 2016

Dwarf Planet Ceres Is Full Of Water: Biggest Asteroid In Solar System Was An Ocean World

Water on dwarf planet Ceres is frozen as ice, but the biggest asteroid in the solar system was once an ocean world. Early in its history, Ceres had water that churned and flowed, helping separate it into layers of rocks and ice.

Space December 16, 2016

Earth's Oldest Water Untouched For 2 Billion Years Holds Clue To Finding Alien Life On Mars

The world's oldest known water is discovered in Canada. At 2 billion years old, the ancient liquid hints of the possibility of alien life thriving underground on planet Mars.

Earth/Environment December 15, 2016

NASA Curiosity Rover Finds Evidence Of Past Environmental Changes Supporting Microbial Life Today On Mars

New data from NASA's Curiosity rover, which is currently studying Martian mountains, have indicated life-supporting chemical conditions in Mars millions of years ago. That is reinforced by the high presence of boron in the rocks as an index of evaporated water even on earth’s surface.

Space December 15, 2016

Dramatic Climate Cycles On Early Mars May Explain How Liquid Water Carved The Red Planet’s Surface

A new study proposed a different theory on how marks of liquid water on Mars came into existence and repudiated the asteroid impact. It suggests a frozen Mars had a long spell of dry weather impacted by a thick atmosphere greenhouse gasses that deglaciated it.

Space December 7, 2016

Drinking Plenty Of Fluid Could Be Harmful: Woman Hospitalized Due To Water Intoxication

A woman who drank plenty of water after developing symptoms of urinary tract infection suffered from water intoxication. What are the symptoms of this potentially deadly condition?

Public Health December 3, 2016

Water Should Be Boiling But Turns Solid Instead In Carbon Nanotubes

Inside the confines of carbon nanotubes, water behaves differently. According to researchers, this unusual behavior gives rise to unusual applications like ice-filled wires that are highly conductive.

Earth/Environment November 30, 2016

Florida Water Polluted: Giant Sinkhole Leaks Dirty Water Into State Aquifer

More than 200 million gallons of water contaminated by low-level radiation and pollutants has leaked into the main drinking aquifer in Florida, reports revealed. Residents are worried about the safety of the water.

Earth/Environment September 30, 2016

Geysers On Europa: NASA Finds More Evidence Of Water Plumes On Jupiter Moon

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope found what appear as water vapor plumes from the icy surface of Jupiter moon Europa. How will astronomers confirm the existence of this water geyser?

Space September 27, 2016

Pluto Heart Suggests Dwarf Planet Has Underground Liquid Water Ocean

Pluto's heart-shaped region hints that a subsurface ocean exists on the dwarf planet. Simulations of an asteroid impact suggest this body of liquid water is at least 60 miles deep.

Space September 24, 2016

Cancer-Causing Chromium 6 Featured In 'Erin Brockovich' Movie In Tap Water Of More Than 200 Million Americans

Dangerous amount of chromium 6, a carcinogen that can also cause liver and reproductive problems, is present in the tap water used by millions of Americans. What states have the highest levels?

Public Health September 23, 2016

Britain Calls For Worldwide Ban Of Microbeads Used In Exfoliating Soaps And Other Cosmetic Products

Members of Britain's Parliament call for ban of plastic microbeads used in many cosmetic products such as toothpaste and soaps. Here's why these tiny beads pose threat to the environment and the food chain.

Earth/Environment August 24, 2016

US Drinking Water Sources Contaminated By Firefighting Chemicals That Cause Cancer, Hormonal Disruptions

Many public drinking water sources in the U.S. were found to have high levels of toxic chemicals known as PFASs. These are the places with particularly high concentration of these dangerous substances known to cause cancer, hormonal disruptions and obesity.

Public Health August 9, 2016

South Carolina Girl Dies From Brain-Eating Amoeba Infection She Contracted While Swimming In River

A girl in South Carolina died after contracting brain-eating amoeba naegleria fowleri while swimming in Edisto River. Health experts said that infection rarely occurs and requires specific circumstances.

Public Health August 7, 2016

Astronomers Find Water Clouds Outside Solar System For The First Time

Astronomers found evidence that the brown dwarf WISE 0855 has atmospheric water vapor and clouds. The object has water absorbing features similar to what was observed in Jupiter's atmosphere.

Space July 9, 2016

There's More Water Beneath California Than What Scientists Expected

California has been struck by severe drought in recent years, and its scientists are turning to groundwater to meet the surface water the state needs. New research suggests that the state's Central Valley actually holds more water than what scientists estimated.

Earth/Environment June 28, 2016

Yellowstone Slaps Chinese Tourist With $1,000 Fine For Taking Water, Reminds Visitors Thermal Water Remains Off Limits

A Chinese national who visited Yellowstone National Park was fined for violating park rules. The visitor collected thermal water from the hot springs for medicinal purposes.

Earth/Environment June 17, 2016

Atmospheric Water On Exoplanets May Be Blocked By Clouds

Most hot Jupiters have been found to possess atmospheric water, but others appear to be without it. New research by NASA suggests that clouds or haze may play a role in this phenomenon.

Space June 10, 2016

A World With Little Water Supply Has Dire Economic Consequences: World Bank

A report by the World Bank warns that water shortage across the globe could have dire economic consequences. The report suggests methods to counter the phenomenon.

Earth/Environment May 24, 2016

Feeling Too Stressed Out? Living Near The Beach May Boost Your Mental State

Feeling stressed? Having a view of the ocean or living by the beach might prove to be beneficial to your mental health, reveals a new study.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 30, 2016

Plant Pathogen Creates Ice Crystals From Water Vapor: Why This Is Important

A plant pathogen has a very unique ability: it can compel water molecules to form like ice. Now scientists did not only learn why, but also how it impacts us.

Earth/Environment April 25, 2016

KFC Launches Investigation After BBC Probe Finds Feces Bacteria On Ice

KFC has started an investigation after a BBC program revealed that feces from bacteria was present on its ice. Experts say the bacteria may cause illness to anyone who consumes it.

Public Health April 25, 2016

Michigan Governor Snyder To Drink Flint Tap Water For An Entire Month To Show That It Is Already Safe For Consumption

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder wants to show that Flint water is now safe for consumption. He plans to do this by vowing to drink tap water for at least 30 days.

LIFE April 20, 2016

Blame Global Warming, Earth's North Pole Is Moving To The UK

The planet's axis has moved eastward toward England and scientists believe that increasing global temperatures is to blame. The warming Earth has melted ice sheets and changed continental waters, which are contributory factors in the movement of the North Pole.

Earth/Environment April 10, 2016

Gypsum Formation Holds Clue To Water On Planet Mars

The formation of gypsum could shed light on the presence of water on Mars and other planets. Though it is widely known in many industries, there is still much to learn about this material.

Space April 5, 2016

Climate Change, Lack Of Sanitation Contaminate Water Sources: UNICEF

While already a tough job ahead, bringing safe water to millions worldwide is made more difficult by climate change and poor sanitation. About 1 billion around the world, for instance, still observe open defecation.

Earth/Environment March 23, 2016

Damaged Tomatoes May Provide Alternative Source of Electricity

Florida generates a massive volume of tomato waste every year. Now, a team of scientists has developed a method to turn tomato waste as an alternative source of electricity.

Energy March 17, 2016

51,000 In Texas Depend On Drinking Water Systems Contaminated With Arsenic: Report

About 51,000 people in Texas have been exposed to water contaminated with a toxic substance called arsenic. The levels of arsenic are beyond the limits, yet the state still implies that the water is safe to use, an environmental group said.

LIFE March 15, 2016

Cactus Guts May Hold Key To Removing Toxins From Water

The inner guts or mucilage of cactus have been shown to attract arsenic, sediments and other water contaminants. Rooting from traditional practice, the technique could benefit drinking water, aquaculture, and other everyday purposes.

Earth/Environment March 14, 2016

Drinking More Water Can Help You Stay Slim

Increased intake of plain drinking water was linked to reduced daily calorie intake as well as decreased sugar, fat, sodium, and cholesterol consumption. This echoed previous recommendations to make plain water one's beverage of choice when thirsty.

LIFE March 4, 2016

Health Expert Says Eating Water Is Better Than Drinking It - What?

Health experts say that just drinking water may not be effective in hydrating the human body and suggest switching to water-rich food instead. Find out why experts think people should abandon the idea that drinking eight glasses of water a day is best.

LIFE February 19, 2016

Salmon Born In Hatcheries Have Different DNA Level Compared With Wild Salmon

Hatcheries provide basic necessities for fishes just like in their natural habitat. There are, however, genetic changes that happen as a result of adaptation to an artificial environment.

February 18, 2016

Fluoride-Free Drinking Water Linked To Increased Tooth Decay In Kids: Study

A new study in Canada revealed that by stopping the injection of fluoride in drinking water, cases of tooth decay in children have worsened. Reconsidering fluoridation policies, however, will not happen as quickly as possible.

LIFE February 17, 2016

High Lead Levels Found In Five Children From Ohio Village With Lead-Tainted Drinking Water

Five children in Sebring were found to have levels of lead above the CDC threshold. Officials, however, are still conducting investigations to find out if tap water caused the children's lead exposure.

LIFE January 28, 2016

The Namib Desert Beetle Can Teach Us A Thing Or Two About Dealing With Frost

Virginia Tech researchers have developed new technology that can help prevent windshields, wind turbines and airplane wings from freezing during cold weather. They took inspiration from the moisture-collecting shell of Namib Desert beetles, which helps the insects survive extreme temperatures.

Earth/Environment January 24, 2016

Water Births Do Not Pose Harm To Newborns: Study

Researchers found babies born using the water birth method don’t have increased chances of experiencing low Apgar scores compared to the non-water births. However, there is an 11 percent increased chance of perineal tearing in women who use the water birth method.

LIFE January 23, 2016

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