DJ Patil urged scientists to make better use of their data to persuasively communicate findings to broad audiences. Some of the best data scientists work in Earth and space sciences, he added.
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Salty Secret Might Aid Carbon Impact of Restored Wetlands
Research on a surprising way rainfall affected the salinity of a boreal peatland might help restorers of such wetlands wrecked by tar sands mining maximize carbon absorption of reclaimed marshes.
Scientific Ocean Drilling Charts a New Course
The International Ocean Discovery Program plans drilling expeditions for 2016 and 2017 while increasing efficiencies in ship scheduling and operations.
The Backwards Earthquakes
Earthquakes in Idaho's panhandle are usually caused by the Earth's crust pulling apart. So why were earthquakes on 24 April pushing the crust together?
A cartoonist wrestles with the Fall Meeting scientific program in search of amazing science to inspire drawings on new findings presented at the meeting.
Experts Urge Europe and the U.S. to Boost Cooperation in Space
By working more closely together, these major space players could better monitor weather and natural hazards, improve communications and satellite security, and extend international cooperation.
Autonomous Undersea Technologies to Vie for New XPRIZE
The competition aims at improved health and understanding of Earth's oceans by spurring teams to devise better robotic technologies for seafloor mapping and exploration.
Next-Generation Scientists Get a Taste of Their Future Careers
High school and middle school students mingled with scientists from all over the world when they presented their posters at the Joint Aquatic Sciences Meeting.
Historic Climate Agreement Reached in Paris
Climate negotiators reach consensus.
Greenhouse Gas Patterns Offer Promise, Puzzlement
Emissions growth of carbon dioxide has suddenly slowed, but atmospheric methane concentrations continue to soar after a long hiatus. Both trends have a bearing on climate pacts sought this week.