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- Scientists Warn The Atmosphere Hasn’t Been Like This in 14 Million Yearsby Issam Ahmed, AFP on Dec 8, 2023 at 1:43 am
A grim reality check.
- Betelgeuse Is Set to Almost Disappear. Here’s How to See It Happen.by Marianne Guenot, Business Insider on Dec 8, 2023 at 1:11 am
“It’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.”
- World predicted to break 1.5°C warming limit for first time in 2024on Dec 8, 2023 at 12:01 am
There is a reasonable chance 2024 will be the first year in which the average global surface temperature is more than 1.5°C above that of the pre-industrial period, the UK’s Met Office forecasts
- Can a Supplement Really Help Control Those Pesky Eye Floaters?by Charlotte Codina, The Conversation on Dec 7, 2023 at 11:49 pm
A look at the science.
- Misfolded Proteins Could Make Dementia Transmissible, Scientists Suggestby Felicity Nelson on Dec 7, 2023 at 10:00 pm
Can Alzheimer’s spread?
- Ancient climate analysis suggests CO2 causes more warming than thoughton Dec 7, 2023 at 7:00 pm
A reconstruction of 66 million years of climate history indicates global temperature may be even more sensitive to carbon dioxide levels than current models estimate
- Honeyguide birds respond to special calls from human honey-hunterson Dec 7, 2023 at 7:00 pm
Honey-hunters from several African cultures use different sounds to communicate with honeyguides, and the birds respond to local calls more than others
- The World Got Failing Grades on Climate Action. Here’s How COP28 Aims to Fix Thatby Zia Weise, E&E News on Dec 7, 2023 at 6:30 pm
The main negotiations at the COP28 climate meeting will aim to address how countries plan to fix shortcomings in their plans to reduce planet-warming emissions, as highlighted in the “Global Stocktake”
- Microplastic pollution rained down on Canada during a hurricaneon Dec 7, 2023 at 5:01 pm
When Hurricane Larry struck Newfoundland in 2021, large amounts of microplastic fell from the sky, probably because the storm travelled over an ocean garbage patch
- 132-Million-Year-Old Mystery Fossil’s True Identity Is Finally Revealedby Michelle Starr on Dec 7, 2023 at 5:00 pm
With a Pokémon twist.
- Golden Mole That Swims through Sand Rediscovered after 86 Yearsby Samantha Mynhardt, The Conversation US on Dec 7, 2023 at 4:00 pm
The iridescent, blind De Winton’s golden mole was last seen in 1937 and later declared officially lost. But scientists have since rediscovered it by tracking its environmental DNA
- Seams on a baseball shift its trajectory by unexpectedly large amounton Dec 7, 2023 at 3:00 pm
When a baseball is tilted and spinning just right, its raised, hand-stitched seams skew the process by which its wake is created and radically shift its trajectory in the air
- Hair Relaxers Will Be Safer without Formaldehyde, but It’s Just a Startby Amanda Joy Calhoun on Dec 7, 2023 at 3:00 pm
Banning formaldehyde hair relaxers might help protect Black women’s health, but won’t end the racism that drives their use
- How Cryptographic ‘Secret Sharing’ Can Keep Information Safeby Manon Bischoff on Dec 7, 2023 at 2:00 pm
One safe, five sons and betrayal: this principle shows how shared knowledge can protect secrets—without having to trust anyone
- The Same Extremists Target Both Muslims and Jewsby Will Hobbs, Nazita Lajevardi on Dec 7, 2023 at 1:30 pm
Far-right extremists shifted their online hate from Muslims to Jews in 2017, and offline hate followed the same trends
- 50 years ago, astronomers challenged claims that Barnard’s star has a planetby Emily Conover on Dec 7, 2023 at 1:00 pm
Astronomers have been searching for planets around the sun’s close neighbor for decades.
- U.S. Drinking-Water Systems Still Haven’t Defeated This Nasty Parasiteby Lou Dzierzak on Dec 7, 2023 at 1:00 pm
The U.S.’s largest-ever outbreak of waterborne illness—cryptosporidiosis—hit Milwaukee 30 years ago. Why are many other water systems still vulnerable to the same parasite today?
- Sand-dwelling fungi discovered and named after Dune’s giant sandwormson Dec 7, 2023 at 12:00 pm
One of four newly described species of “stalked puffball” fungi from Hungary’s Pannonian steppe erupts out of the sand like the iconic Shai-Hulud
- AI’s Climate Impact Goes beyond Its Emissionsby Jude Coleman on Dec 7, 2023 at 12:00 pm
To understand how AI is contributing to climate change, look at the way it’s being used
- A Good Night’s Sleep May Help Control Blood Sugarby Siddhant Pusdekar on Dec 7, 2023 at 11:45 am
Brain waves during sleep influence glucose and insulin, offering new insights into controlling diabetes