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Description US President Donald Trump on Wednesday attacked automakers who ignored his advances and instead reached an agreement with California on future stricter emissions standards.

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Updated 22 August 2019

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Description Bees only feast on nectar and pollen, right? Wrong. Turns out, Nature's famously busy insect isn't strictly vegan, after all. Reporting online in the American Naturalist, a team of Agricultural Research Service (ARS) and university scientists has shown that bee larvae (brood) have a taste for

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Updated 22 August 2019

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Description Increasingly frequent and severe forest fires could burn generations-old carbon stored in the soils of boreal forests, according to results from the Arctic-Boreal Vulnerability Experiment (ABoVE) funded by NASA’s Earth Science Division. Releasing this previously buried carbon into the atmosphere cou

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Updated 22 August 2019

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Description Sponsored post paid for by Botanists 4 Global Warming.

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Updated 22 August 2019

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Updated 22 August 2019

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Description Many people thought the computer was the first step towards a kind of utopia. But underneath the foundation of that utopia were cracks.

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Updated 22 August 2019

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Description HTC Wildfire X price in India starts at Rs. 10,999 for the 3GB RAM + 32GB storage option, while its 4GB RAM + 128GB storage variant carries a price tag of at Rs. 13,999.

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Updated 22 August 2019

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Description COASTAL towns have been warned they need to pick up and move inland – or risk destruction by flooding and violent storms. Top climate scientists are now urging a global "retreat" from the "at-risk" seaside as the threat of rising sea levels grows.

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Updated 22 August 2019

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Description A new study gives the first ever glimpse inside wild manta social structure

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Updated 22 August 2019

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Description The effects of pollution on human health are often subtle yet wide-reaching.

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Updated 22 August 2019

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Description The threat of explosive volcanic eruptions looms over many cities around the world. Earthquakes, another major geological hazard, are known to have some relationships with the occurrence of volcanic eruptions. Although they often precede volcanic events, the mechanisms of these relationships are not yet well understood. Mount Aso in Kyushu, Japan, is one of the largest active volcanoes in the world and has experienced major earthquakes and eruptions as recently as 2016. Researchers at Kyushu University’s International Institute for Carbon-Neutral Energy Research (I2CNER) have been investigating the relationships among these events to better understand what is happening under the surface and to help predict future disasters. In particular, for a new study published in Geophysical Research Letters, they investigated “very long period” (VLP) seismic waves, which can represent pressure changes in subsurface hydrothermal systems. “We analyzed continuous VLP seismicity data recorded from January 2015 to December 2016, a period that includes both large earthquakes and eruptions of Mount Aso,” explains lead author of the study Andri Hendriyana. “Using on this dataset, we developed a differential-time back-projection method to accurately locate VLP events, and detected over 18,000 reliable VLP events.” Using this method, two distinct clusters of these seismic events were identified in the subsurface below the caldera of Mount Aso. For most of the observation period, VLP activity was almost entirely confined to the eastern cluster. However, after the Kumamoto earthquakes on April 2016, VLP activity abruptly shifted to the western cluster for about five months. Then, in September 2016, one month before the largest eruption of Mount Aso during the study period, VLP events migrated back to the eastern cluster. After the large eruption on October 8, 2016, VLP seismicity stopped temporarily. Together, these observations show that VLP events are affected by the occurrence of earthquakes and are related to volcanic eruptions. VLP seismicity is considered to be directly related to pressure variations associated with magmatic activity. “We interpret the migration of VLP activity after the earthquakes as a response to permeability enhancement or to fractures opening because of extension associated with the Kumamoto earthquakes,” says senior author Takeshi Tsuji. He expects this method to be applied in further studies of Mount Aso as well as other volcanoes worldwide. “The information obtained from this new monitoring approach could reveal new details about the dynamic behavior within Aso and other volcanoes after earthquakes, and could provide important information for the prevention and mitigation of future disasters.” ### The article, “Migration of very long period seismicity at Aso volcano, Japan, associated with the 2016 Kumamoto earthquake,” was published in Geophysical Research Letters at DOI:10.1029/2019GL082645.

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Updated 22 August 2019

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Description Jesus will you just buy normal bin liners.

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Updated 21 August 2019

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Description A FEW years ago, the biggest complaint about YouTube was that if you left it running, you would eventually find yourself watching Psy’s Gangnam Style music video for the 40,000th time. How I long for the days when all we had to worry about was too much bouncy K-pop. Now, YouTube’s algorithm leads us in the opposite direction, autoplaying ever more marginal videos rather than more popular ones. As a result, according to a two-year investigation by the New York Times, YouTube has been one of the major forces pulling fringe politics and conspiracy … Read more: https://www.newscientist.com/article/2214110-youtube-has-become-such-a-garbage-fire-it-is-time-to-dump-it-for-good/#ixzz5xJAz6WtY

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Updated 21 August 2019

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Description In May 2019, after the wettest 12 months ever recorded in the Mississippi River Basin, the region was bearing the weight of 8 to 12 inches (200 to 300 millimeters) more water than average. New data from NASA's Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment Follow-On (GRACE-FO) mission, which launched in Ma

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Updated 21 August 2019

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Description Just one of several worrying climate records broken last month, why you should say no to peer review on holiday, and we check in on China’s bold plan to lead the world in AI.

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Updated 21 August 2019

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Updated 21 August 2019

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Updated 21 August 2019

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Description Carbon has been stored in the organic layers of boreal-forest soils for hundreds of years. An analysis reveals that this carbon might be released into the atmosphere as global warming increases the frequency of wildfires.

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Updated 21 August 2019

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Description ‘Chill out’ and ‘cool off’ may be apt expressions in this case, with an increase in crime and tantrums observed in hotter weather.

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Updated 21 August 2019

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Description President Donald Trump canceled a trip to Denmark after it refused to sell him Greenland, plus we look at the latest details from the Jeffrey Epstein case.

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Updated 21 August 2019

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Description Scientists have discovered evidence of a massive distributed reservoir of methane formed by chemical reactions deep inside the ocean floor.

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Updated 21 August 2019

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Description A study published today adds to evidence that air pollution may be linked to mental health conditions. But it’s not clear yet how – and if – pollution may be affecting our brains. What has this new study discovered? Analysing data from 151 million people in the US and 1.4 million people in Denmark, researchers have found that there is a strong correlation between poor air quality and higher rates of bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, personality disorders and major depression. This suggests there is a link, but not necessarily that pollution is causing these conditions. How strong is the link between pollution and these conditions? When the team looked at health insurance claims in the US, they found that the strongest predictor of being diagnosed with bipolar disorder – after ethnicity – was air quality. Previous studies have unearthed a correlation in the UK between polluted areas and teenagers reporting psychotic experiences and local air pollution and psychiatric disorders in Swedish children. How good is the evidence for these? “We don’t really know very much overall. We’ve only got a handful of studies and most have methodological problems,” says Helen Fisher of King’s College London, who worked on the UK teenager study. One problem is a lack of data on what an individual’s true exposure to air pollution has been, with some research looking at city-wide air quality measurements rather than specific addresses. That’s a big weakness given we know air pollution exposure can vary significantly from one street to an adjacent one. In the new study, exposure in the US was mapped at a county level, some of which are thousands of square miles in area. What else could explain the associations between dirty air and psychiatric conditions? The study tried to take into account confounding factors where data was available, including income, ethnicity and population density. But an obvious factor that could be linked to both mental health and pollution could be traffic noise, which is known to increase stress and disrupt sleep. In some other studies, Fisher says deprivation could be the key factor, given that poverty is associated with both psychiatric conditions and pollution. So how seriously should we take the link between air pollution and mental health? While the evidence is not very strong yet, Fisher says it shows there is an association between dirty air and mental disorders that warrants further research. In what ways could pollution affect our brains? Some of the smallest pollutants – particulate matter known as PM2.5s – can pass through the blood-brain barrier, potentially affecting the brain. Another possibility is that increased inflammation in the body, which air pollution is known to cause, may ignite the brain’s stress response. A third is pollution causing epigenetic changes, which affect the activity of DNA, perhaps leading to altered levels of brain chemicals. But Fisher stresses caution: “These are very tentative mechanisms”. Why does it matter if a link is proven between air quality and our brains? Shouldn’t we care because of the physical effects anyway? Stronger evidence of a link might not have a huge impact on policy because the case for action on air pollution – such as it shortening lives through lung and heart problems – is strong. But if dirty air was found to be causing mental conditions it would “open new avenues to the prevention and treatment of mental conditions,” writes John Ioannidis of Stanford University in a commentary article in PLOS Biology. What’s being doing to find out more? Fisher says research into air pollution and effects on mental health is about five to ten years behind the huge body of evidence on the physical health impacts. The two key things that need addressing are studies looking at exposure to dirty air over longer periods of time, and much better geographical resolution, helped by people carrying individual pollution monitors. Such research is underway. Read more: https://www.newscientist.com/article/2213873-is-air-pollution-causing-mental-health-conditions-like-depression/#ixzz5xJPWfqtE

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Updated 21 August 2019

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Description A vibrant pinkish-coloured seaweed that grows in temperate tropical waters could end up being a huge aid in reducing greenhouse gases, if scientists in Australia have their way.

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Updated 21 August 2019

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Description A co-founder of the Extinction Rebellion environmental movement has called for a mass ingestion of psychedelic substances in protest against the criminalisation of drugs. “I would support a mass civil disobedience where we take medicine to tell the state that they have absolutely no right to control our consciousness and to define our spiritual practice,” Gail Bradbrook said in a press briefing as part of Breaking Convention, a conference on psychedelics in London on 16 August. Since launching in 2018, Extinction Rebellion has moved climate change up the political and media agenda through a campaign of mass civil disobedience. In April 2019, they blocked streets and bridges in London, demanding the UK government adopt a more ambitious target for reaching net zero carbon emissions. Bradbrook, a former biophysicist, said it was not Extinction Rebellion’s policy to promote the use of drugs, but they had played a role in her personal journey towards founding the movement. “The causes of the crisis are political, economic, legal and cultural systemic issues but underneath that are issues of human trauma, powerlessness, scarcity and separation. The system resides within us and the psychedelic medicines are opportunities to help us shift our consciousness,” she told the conference. Read more: https://www.newscientist.com/article/2213787-extinction-rebellion-founder-calls-for-mass-psychedelic-disobedience/#ixzz5xJPkzPTF

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Updated 21 August 2019

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Description In the middle of the 6th century, a mini ice age that lasted 125 years and an outbreak of plague plunged the world into chaos. One of the key events that helped to kick it all off was the massive eruption of a volcano somewhere in the southern hemisphere. Now we may know when and where it happened. Huge volcanic eruptions fling so much ash and debris into the atmosphere that sunlight is partially blocked out, which can cool … Read more: https://www.newscientist.com/article/2214031-volcano-behind-huge-eruption-that-kick-started-mini-ice-age-identified/#ixzz5xJQOY3jM

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Updated 21 August 2019

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Description It’s not clear whether a human or one of YouTube’s infamously broken algorithms determined the content was in violation of the policies.

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Updated 21 August 2019

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Description The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt for Nintendo Switch is set to release on October 15, with two expansions and 16 free DLCs.

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Updated 21 August 2019

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Description Walls covered in moss are popping up in major cities, along with promises that they can help reduce air pollution – but can a few square metres of plant matter really tackle the smog? Berlin-based firm Green City Solutions believes so. Its moss walls, called CityTrees, are roughly 4 square metres in size. It says they can filter up to 80 per cent of pollution particles out of the air, including the tiny ones linked to respiratory and cardiovascular diseases. The walls collect rainwater, which is pumped through an irrigation system to … Read more: https://www.newscientist.com/article/2213755-cities-are-using-walls-of-moss-to-tackle-air-pollution-from-traffic/#ixzz5xJFpLZAZ

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Updated 21 August 2019

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Description Summer extremes of heat and rain are likely to last longer in Europe, North America and Asia if the world warms by more than 2°C, with serious effects for agriculture and human health. Climate change is expected to bring more frequent and intense extreme weather events. But how persistent those episodes will be, such as the European summer heatwave in 2018, is not so well understood. Carl-Friedrich Schleussner at Climate Analytics in Germany and his colleagues modelled the persistence of extreme events across the northern hemisphere if temperatures rise by more than 2°C, the upper limit governments are targeting. They found that countries across the northern hemisphere in summer will, on average, face a 26 per cent greater probability of heavy rainfall lasting for at least a week. That much rain in summer can lead to devastating floods, such as those that hit France and Germany in 2016. Read more: https://www.newscientist.com/article/2213721-climate-change-will-drive-longer-extreme-heatwaves-in-summer/#ixzz5xJG2YxvE

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Updated 21 August 2019

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Description Sea temperature and ocean acidification have climbed during the last three decades to levels beyond what is expected due to natural variation alone, a new study led by Princeton researchers finds. Meanwhile other impacts from climate change, such as changes in the activity of ocean microbes that reg

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Updated 21 August 2019

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Description When Mount Vesuvius erupted almost 2,000 years ago, it took hours for a single message from Pompeii to reach rescuers 18 miles away. Today we have the opposite problem during disasters: too much rapid information from many sources, with consequences just as fatal for some people. Engineers at the

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Updated 21 August 2019

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Description For the past two weeks, post-doctoral researcher Daniel Revillini has been planting thousands of seeds—some smaller than a speck of dust, others the size of a grain of rice—into hundreds of tiny pots in a makeshift grow house in the basement of the Cox Science Building. The task is tedious and pa

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Updated 21 August 2019

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Description To make the internet a better place we could start by switching off the world’s biggest video sharing site amid claims its algorithms magnify fringe views, says Annalee Newitz

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Updated 21 August 2019

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Description Koalas may need faecal transplants to be able to change diet. The finding could be used to help the animals adapt to habitat loss. Michaela Blyton at the University of Queensland first noticed something unusual while studying a koala population that had suffered a dramatic drop in numbers. In 2013, their population had grown so large that they had stripped leaves off their preferred food tree, manna gums (Eucalyptus viminalis), to such an extent that trees died. This resulted in the death of more than 70 per cent of the population. Despite moving some of the surviving koalas to a new area, these starving animals had little interest in feeding off a similar nearby gum, the messmate (Eucalyptus obliqua). Blyton and her colleagues knew these koalas could eat messmate in theory because other koala populations live off it exclusively. Read more: https://www.newscientist.com/article/2214048-giving-koalas-faecal-transplants-could-help-them-adapt-to-a-new-diet/#ixzz5xJBbZuRR

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Updated 21 August 2019

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Description Starship Technologies says it plans to bring its sidewalk bots to 100 university campuses, mostly in the US.

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Updated 20 August 2019

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Description Scientists show that bacteria have unexpected effects in spider sex.

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Updated 20 August 2019

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Description They had some fun with 50 million-year-old fossils.

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Updated 20 August 2019

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Description YouTube accidentally took down videos of robots fighting, claiming they included portrayals of animal violence and cock fighting.

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Updated 20 August 2019

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Description A few summers ago throngs of people began using the Pokemon Go app, the first mass-market augmented reality game, to collect virtual creatures hiding in the physical world.

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Updated 20 August 2019

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Description German icebreaker will lead unprecedented $134 million effort

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Updated 20 August 2019

#41

 

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Description Announcement from election watchdog rattles charities that support climate action

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Updated 20 August 2019

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Updated 20 August 2019

#43

 

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Description Modern societies rely on robotics technology to conduct a huge range of functions vital to the smooth running of industrial manufacturing systems, as well as to other sectors like construction, healthcare and transport.

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Updated 20 August 2019

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Description Banana-killing fungus, 80,000 science scholarships at risk in Brazil and the world’s most extreme self-citers.

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Updated 20 August 2019

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Description Free-electron laser FLASH coaxes superfluorescent emission from the noble gas xenon. Scientists have for the first time induced superfluorescence in the extreme ultraviolet range. Superfluorescence, or superradiance, could be used to build a laser that does not require an optical resonator. The t

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Updated 20 August 2019

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Description Even as Alberta’s fierce wildfire raged in and around Fort McMurray in 2016, plants and butterflies were surviving in narrow strips of forest that remained green and undamaged. Seismic lines, used to locate underground oil reserves, provided refuge from the blaze, said University of Alberta resea

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Updated 20 August 2019

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Description The Earth’s carbon cycle is crucial in controlling the greenhouse gas content of our atmosphere, and ultimately our climate. Ice sheets which cover about 10 percent of our Earth’s land surface at present, were thought 20 years ago to be frozen wastelands, devoid of life and with supressed che

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Updated 20 August 2019

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Description In this era of conflicting ideologies, fake news about climate change—especially on Facebook—can embolden those who remain unconvinced that it’s a threat and can easily influence people who only casually follow the issue. Lauren Lutzke, a doctoral student at the University of Michigan School for

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Updated 20 August 2019

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Description The Trump administration changed the rules of the Endangered Species Act. But the administration cannot diminish the core power of the conservation law.

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Updated 20 August 2019

#50

 

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Description As of Tuesday morning, the most populated city in Alaska had the worst air quality in the nation, according to the World Air Quality Index

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Updated 20 August 2019

#51

 

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Description Analyzing 200 climate-related videos on YouTube shows that a majority challenge widely accepted views about climate change and climate engineering.

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Updated 19 August 2019

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Description Gillian Anderson has written an op-ed for the Guardian urging governments to place conservation and sustainability at the centre of ocean policies.

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Updated 19 August 2019

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Description A survey of offshore installations extracting oil and natural gas in the North Sea revealed far more leakage of methane, a powerful greenhouse gas, than currently estimated by the British government, according to a research team led by scientists from Princeton University. Using a laser-based ins

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Updated 19 August 2019

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Description A STRANGE new species of fish may have been discovered in Antarctica by scientists who were exploring what lies deep below the frosty continent. The bizarre creature was revealed during a documentary that followed Expedition Antarctica on a journey which uncovered some of the weirdest marine life ever seen.

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Updated 19 August 2019

#55

 

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Description Just asking for a friend…

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Updated 19 August 2019

#56

 

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Description Okjökull, along with many other Icelandic glaciers, took serious hits from warming summers over the past two decades

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Updated 19 August 2019

#57

 

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Description Let’s add “avoiding extra-evil spider colonies” to our list of reasons to fight climate change, please and thanks.

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Updated 19 August 2019

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Updated 19 August 2019

#59

 

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Description Anelosimus studiosus has a Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde-type life. Guess which side extreme weather brings out?

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Updated 19 August 2019

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Updated 19 August 2019

#61

 

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Description Storms kill off docile colonies, leaving aggressive spiders to flourish

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Updated 19 August 2019

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Description EXTREME weather conditions may be encouraging an increase in angry spiders populations, according to a new study. Freak events like tropical cyclones could be having an evolutionary impact on spiders in storm-prone regions, which are already areas where the most aggressive spiders have the best odds of survival.

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Updated 19 August 2019

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Description Early Earth grew up in a chaotic time. As our planet tried to find its place in a relatively young Solar System about 4.5 billion years ago, it was under constant attack from waves of comets, whizzing asteroids, and even some failed proto-planets.

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Updated 19 August 2019

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Description What's the best temperature to set your AC at in the summer? Experts disagree on how cool you should keep your house, and especially your bedroom for sleeping.

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Updated 19 August 2019

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Description Researchers propose a new era of zeppelins, with huge, hydrogen-filled airships carrying cargo more efficiently and with less pollution than cargo ships.

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Updated 19 August 2019

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Description Right-wing figures blame environmental destruction on immigration and overpopulation. The political mainstream needs to confront this threat before it’s too late, says Graham Lawton

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Updated 18 August 2019

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Description This shiny new weather app is good. But is it worth the money?

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Updated 17 August 2019

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Description There's an ongoing push from scientists and industries alike to figure out how to reduce CO2 emissions, or at least minimize their effects on the planet. Many solutions suggested so far are impressively creative. Injecting CO2 Into Rocks That Go Beneath the Seafloor Scientists have come up with a

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Updated 17 August 2019

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Updated 17 August 2019

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Description The Ocean Guardian Boat01 is the world’s first long-range shark deterrent system developed specifically for boaters.

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Updated 17 August 2019

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Description Miele Blizzard CX1, C3, C1 and Shark DuoClean vacs are all reduced at Currys this weekend

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Updated 17 August 2019

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Description CEO Rupert Hogg has resigned following conflict between the Hong Kong-based airline and the Chinese government in Beijing.

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Updated 16 August 2019

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Description This week’s top Science news

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Updated 16 August 2019

#74

 

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Description Israel's decision to ban two Muslim members of Congress from travelling there has raised questions about Trump's links to the Israeli prime minister.

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Updated 16 August 2019

#75

 

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Description Tiny magnetic coils can turn microplastics into carbon dioxide and water. The reaction could catch plastic in wastewater streams and stop it entering the ocean

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Updated 16 August 2019

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Description Protections for saiga antelope, mako sharks and even woolly mammoths will be considered at a conference of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species

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Updated 16 August 2019

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Description Until now, it was thought that the intense feeling we get from jabbing ourselves on something sharp was detected by exposed nerves in the skin. But scientists have just worked out this pain might actually be sensed by a previously unknown organ.

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Updated 16 August 2019

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Description On any given day, a news story might list a city in India as “most polluted.” In another story, a city in China may have held the distinction. Then again, maybe Iran hosts the most polluted city in the world, as a recent news report indicated. The truth, however, is that no one knows what city has

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Updated 16 August 2019

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Description A stealthy new drug-delivery system disguises chemotherapeutics as fat in order to outsmart, penetrate and destroy tumors. Thinking the drugs are tasty fats, tumors invite the drug inside. Once there, the targeted drug activates, immediately suppressing tumor growth. The drug also is lower in tox

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Updated 16 August 2019

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Description A new study provides evidence that increasing the abundance of a threatened or endangered species can deliver large benefits to the citizens of the Pacific Northwest. The study, published in the journal PLOS ONE, finds that a two-thirds increase in the average annual number of returning coho salm

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Updated 16 August 2019

#81

 

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Description especially ozone air pollution which is increasing with climate change — accelerates the progression of emphysema of the lung, according to a new study led by the University of Washington, Columbia University and the University at Buffalo. While previous studies have shown a clear connection of a

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Updated 16 August 2019

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Description Famed scientist and educator Bill Nye is an outspoken advocate for climate change action. Through elections and scientific innovation, The Science Guy sees a world where climate denialism dies out.

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Updated 16 August 2019

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Description July’s Arctic heat is part of a larger global trend driven by carbon pollution.

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Updated 16 August 2019

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Description While killer bees terrorised the US, in Puerto Rico, an extraordinary accident of evolution has transformed them into a beacon of hope against the threat of insectogeddon

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Updated 16 August 2019

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Description You might call it creepy, but scientists say these fish are just misunderstood.

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Updated 16 August 2019

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Description In 1946, the US offered to buy Greenland from Denmark for $100 million which was turned down. This would have been about $1.5 billion in today inflated money. President Trump has recently made inquiries to buy Greenland from Denmark. Denmark’s Prime Minister has said that Greenland is not for sale....

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Updated 16 August 2019

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Description How much carbon dioxide can tropical rainforests absorb? Investigations by an international team of researchers – including the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and the University of Exeter – indicate that the absorption capacity is severely limited by the phosphorus content of the soil.

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Updated 16 August 2019

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Description It is difficult to distinguish caterpillars of the peppered moth from a twig. The caterpillars not only mimic the form but also the colour of a twig. In a new study, researchers of Liverpool University in the UK and the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology in Germany demonstrate that the caterp

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Updated 16 August 2019

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Description A USC-led research team has found that marine microbes with a special metabolism could play an important role in how Earth regulates climate. The study finds marine bacteria containing rhodopsins, a sunshine-grabbing pigment, are more abundant than once thought. Unlike algae, they don’t pull carbon

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Updated 16 August 2019

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Description Temperature is different from heat despite the two terms closely linked to each other. Heat is a unit of measurement that energy transforms from one body or entity to another. Temperature, on the other hand, is a measurement of a system's internal energy. Various devices exist to help measure the

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Updated 16 August 2019

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Description Conservation is an ever-evolving, laborious, and cost intensive process, and the Trump administration's plan to drastically weaken the Endangered Species Act has the potential to make this even more difficult.

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Field # Environment & Nature
Updated 16 August 2019

#92

 

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Updated 16 August 2019

#93

 

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Description Research from the University of New Hampshire finds that the increase in carbon dioxide (CO2) emitted into the atmosphere by human activity and fossil fuels is altering the way forests grow and use water. Scientists found that trees in the United States respond to this rise in CO2 by using it to gro

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Updated 16 August 2019

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Description Identifying species among plants and animals has been a full-time occupation for some biologists, but the task is even more daunting for the myriad microbes that inhabit the planet. Now, MIT researchers have developed a simple measurement of gene flow that can define ecologically important populatio

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Updated 15 August 2019

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Description A Russian pilot whose passenger jet lost power in both engines after colliding with a flock of gulls shortly after takeoff Thursday managed to land in a cornfield smoothly enough that only one of the 233 people on board was ...

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Field # Environment & Nature
Updated 15 August 2019

#96

 

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Description Watch Scientists Just Confirmed a Rare Lava Lake Is Hiding in an Ice Mountain, an Earth video from Seeker.

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Field # Environment & Nature
Updated 15 August 2019

#97

 

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Description The population of cave bears in Europe held steady for tens of thousands of years, then crashed after humans showed up – suggesting we helped wipe them out

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Updated 15 August 2019

#98

 

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Description Bees are incredible in so many ways.

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Updated 15 August 2019

#99

 

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Description Current investigations showed that the Arctic ecosystem is facing the same threats as more populated areas.

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Field # Environment & Nature
Updated 15 August 2019

#100

 

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Description The fish tube isn't the first (or last) machine to launch living things.

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Field # Environment & Nature
Updated 15 August 2019

#101

 

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Description Invasive insect and plant species are contributing to climate change by killing trees and causing excess carbon dioxide to be released into the air.

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Updated 15 August 2019

#102

 

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Description Energy use in buildings—from heating and cooling your home to keeping the lights on in the office—is responsible for over one-third of all carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in the United States. Slashing building CO2 emissions ...

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Updated 15 August 2019

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Description Microplastics have been found in the snow in remote areas, and they may have drifted in on the wind, raising questions about how much plastic we are inhaling

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Updated 15 August 2019

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Description The Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat gets a 10-horsepower boost, but only for a limited-edition model. The special Charger commemorates the 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona -- one of the wildest American muscle cars. Dodge will build just 501 cars, matching the production run of the original Daytona.

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Updated 15 August 2019

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Description The HTC Wildfire X sports good looks, decent hardware and cameras, fairly big battery and good screen. Let's take a quick look at everything HTC Wildfire X brings to the consumers. The phone will be available starting August 22 on Flipkart.

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Updated 15 August 2019

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Description Three years later, the world's first solar road in France turned out to be an absolute disaster, as French newspaper Le Monde reports.

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Updated 15 August 2019

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Description (Inside Science) -- A team of scientists hauled 500 kilograms of fresh snow back from Antarctica, melted it, and sifted through the particles that remained. Their analysis yielded a surprise: The snow held significant amounts of a form of iron that isn’t naturally produced on Earth. 

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Updated 15 August 2019

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Description “What this is showing us is there is no safe level of air pollution.”

#Environment & Nature
Field # Environment & Nature
Updated 15 August 2019