Tag: North America

Parasitic Deer Fly Now Spreading Across US Says Study

Researchers found in a new study that four deer fly species now occur in more states and counties across the United States. The blood-sucking parasites carry pathogens that can be transmitted through bites.

Animals June 2, 2019

Glaciers In North America Now Melting 4 Times Faster

New research found that the glaciers in North America are losing more ice on average in the past decade compared to the early 2000s. From 2010 to 2018, glaciers were losing 12.3 gigatons every year.

Earth/Environment January 21, 2019

Newly Found Ancient Spear Points Could Complicate Early History Of The Americas

Researchers have found weapons created some 15,000 years ago in a site in Texas. The spear points are believed to be used to hunt animals such as the now extinct mammoths.

Ancient October 25, 2018

New Discovery Suggests That Sweet Potatoes Are From Asia, Not America

A team of researchers claimed to have discovered a fossil leaf that is from the same plant family as sweet potatoes in Asia. The team suggested that sweet potatoes may not be from America after all.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 24, 2018

Coyote Population Exponentially Expands Across North And Central America, Study Says

Two scientists from the University of North Carolina at Raleigh released a new study that showcased coyotes’ expansion across North America. They found that coyotes lived in various habitats across the continent for over 10,000 years.

Animals May 23, 2018

Earliest Human Footprints In North America Are 13,000 Years Old, And They Were Found On A Canadian Island

Scientists have discovered the earliest set of human footprints in North America. The 13,000-year-old footprints were found on the short of Calvert Island in British Columbia, Canada.

Ancient March 28, 2018

Rocks Prove That Australia Was Once Connected To North America In Supercontinent Nuna

Researchers found rocks in Georgetown, in the northern part of Queensland, that were unlike any others in Australia. The rocks, however, shared striking similarities with others found in North America, suggesting that the two continents were once connected.

Earth/Environment January 24, 2018

Monarch Butterfly Could Be At Risk Of Extinction

The number of migrating western monarch butterflies has dropped from millions to just approximately 300,000. Is it time for the monarch butterfly species to be listed under the Endangered Species Act?

Animals September 8, 2017

Hantavirus: Signs, Symptoms, And Everything You Should Know About This Potentially Deadly Virus

Following a suspected case of hantavirus infection in King County, an alert has been sounded out about the virus that causes a respiratory disease called hantavirus pulmonary syndrome. Hantavirus is carried by rodents such as the deer mouse.

Public Health April 5, 2017

How West Nile Virus Transmission Is Higher During Drought

It has been thought in the past that West Nile virus epidemics spread in most ideal temperatures of transmission. The new study, however, shows us how West Nile virus transmission is higher during drought.

Public Health February 12, 2017

Did Humans Arrive In North America 10,000 Years Earlier Than Previously Thought?

Based on new carbon aging tests on ancient bones from the Bluefish Caves in Yukon, humans may have been living in North America 10,000 years earlier than previously believed.

Ancient January 17, 2017

Ice Age Bison Skull Offers Clues About Early Humans In America

Steppe bison fossils offered clues into ancient human settlement in America, showing that early humans likely colonized the area along the Pacific coast and not through the Rocky Mountains corridor as traditionally thought.

Ancient June 8, 2016

Interspecies Breeding Influenced Evolution Of Mammoths, DNA Study Reveals

DNA testing revealed that there was plenty of interbreeding among mammoths, such as in the case of the Columbia and the woolly mammoth. This discovery lends an insight into mammoth evolution and their eventual extinction 10,000 years earlier.

Animals April 26, 2016

Monkey Mariners Made Migration To North America 21 Million Years Ago, Teeth Reveal

Monkeys may have arrived in North America from South America 21 million years ago, by building rafts and setting out across the ocean. How do biologists know this event took place?

Animals April 20, 2016

Heated Boxes May Help Bats Survive White-Nose Syndrome

A biologist in Canada is hoping her heated bat boxes will help the flying mammals survive as they fight the white-nose syndrome, a fungal infection that has killed 6 million in North America's bat populations since 2006.

Animals April 11, 2016

Scientists Discover Fossil Of Dog-Sized Horned Dinosaur

A dinosaur expert from the University of Bath in the United Kingdom has identified a 100-year-old dinosaur fossil that was unearthed in North America's eastern portion. The specimen turned out to be from a dog-sized horned dinosaur known as a Ceratopsia, a creature that existed during the Late Cretaceous era.

Animals December 1, 2015

New ‘Man-Made’ Species Of Predator Spreads Across North America: Coyote-Wolf Hybrid Coywolf Now Numbers In Millions

Coywolves continue to increase their population in North America. The interbred, 'man-made' species of coyotes and wolves are now estimated to reach millions.

Animals November 2, 2015

First Fully Digital Hospital in North America Opens In Canada

The first fully digital hospital in North America opened in Toronto, Canada. The hospital is said to have robots that can prepare chemotherapy drugs, check medicines and be of aid to hospital staff.

Life October 20, 2015

'Final Fantasy Explorers' Heads To North America On Jan. 26, 2016

The much-awaited spinoff of 'Final Fantasy' is finally heading to North America in early 2016.

Geek August 3, 2015

Huawei Honor 7 With Octa-Core Chip, 5.2-Inch Display, And 3GB RAM Now Globally Available

Huawei Honor 7 now available worldwide via OppoMart for $429. The handset supports LTE band 1 and band 3, which means that the Honor 7 cannot be used in North America.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech July 21, 2015

Bananaaaaa! 'Minions' Rakes In $115.2 Million In First Weekend At North America Box Office

Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment's film 'Minions' bags opening weekend sales of $115.2 million in North America, making the second-highest grossing opening for an animated film in history.

Movies/TV Shows July 13, 2015

Experts Discover Yellowstone's Colossal Magma Deposit: What Will Happen If This Supervolcano Erupts?

Scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey are investigating the potential effects on the environment if the newly discovered supervolcano at Yellowstone National Park were to suddenly erupt.

Animals April 25, 2015

White House Planning To Expand Protection For 'Blue Serengeti' In California

White House planning for protecting North America's oceans and coasts. NOAA has recently announced the expansion of blue Serengeti, the north-central coast of California.

Earth/Environment March 16, 2015

Urbanspoon Newest Dish on Zomato's Menu as Dining Site Expands

Zomato expands into North America and Australia through its acquisition of Urbanspoon. Zomato CEO says his dining-focused venture will combine the best of both websites to deliver a better and deeper consumer experience.

Apps/Software January 13, 2015

North America Has Oldest Known Horned Dinosaur

Aquilops americanus is the oldest-known horned dinosaur in North America, new research reveals. What other surprising information was revealed in analysis of the fossil?

December 10, 2014

Here's how to safely watch partial solar eclipse on Thursday, Oct. 23.

Partial solar eclipse will be visible in majority of North America on Thursday, Oct. 23. The eclipse should never be viewed from naked eyes.

Space October 23, 2014

Partial solar eclipse this week: Keep your eyes peeled if you live in North America

A partial solar eclipse will be visible from much of North America on October 23. This event could be just a warmup for the next eclipse in 2017.

Space October 20, 2014

Air pollution increases river flow in Northern Hemisphere: Study

Air pollutants such as aerosols cause increased river flow in the Northern Hemisphere. The change is attributed to regulations in the U.S., which controlled the emissions of aerosols for many decades, researchers suggest.

Earth/Environment October 8, 2014

Wondering how monarch butterflies migrate from Canada to Mexico each year? Here's the answer

Scientists have discovered a gene in monarch butterflies that is responsible for their long distance migration pattern. The North American monarchs fly about 3,000 miles in winter.

Earth/Environment October 3, 2014

Warmer Arctic air reason for extreme weather in U.S. and Europe

Global warming in the Arctic could be causing air currents to stall, bringing more extreme storms to Europe and North America.

Earth/Environment August 13, 2014

Mapping the secrets of artistic prosperity: Science quantifies the history of culture

A study conducted at Northeastern University analyzed the migration and mobility patterns of notable intellectuals in North America over the last 2,000 years. The resulting visual is as beautiful as the art many of them produced.

Arts & Culture August 1, 2014

Ford unveils 2015 Edge with refreshed styling for global market

Ford has unveiled the 2015 Edge for global market. The crossover will be available in North America from early 2015 and in Europe from late 2015.

FUTURE TECH June 25, 2014

Worse traffic commute in the U.S.? LA takes top ranking

Los Angeles has the worst traffic in North America, a study from TomTom reveals. That doesn't come as a surprise for LA residents.

FUTURE TECH June 6, 2014

Warm Pacific waters may be reason behind icy U.S. winter

Cold winters in the North America and Europe will be longer this year as Pacific waters continue to warm up, mainly because of increasing carbon emission and El Niño onset.

Earth/Environment May 23, 2014

Tawny crazy ants resort to chemical warfare to get upper hand over fire ants

Fire ants and tawny crazy ants are now common throughout the southern United States. Fire ants are now falling back, and crazy ants are winning, due to a unique adaptation.

Animals February 13, 2014

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