Month: November 2021

Earth’s thick crust might one of the reasons our planet can support life. But scientists are looking for something a little more brittle. Hosted By: Hank Green SciShow is on TikTok! Check us out at https://www.tiktok.com/@scishow ———- Support SciShow Space by becoming a patron on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/SciShowSpace ———- Huge thanks go to the following Patreon
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Princeton University researchers warn that rodents may be asymptomatic carriers of SARS-like coronaviruses. Researchers said that some rodent species in the past were repeatedly exposed to such. The study’s genomic analysis of various mammal species which examined specific receptor SARS viruses were bind to revealed that rats previously exposed to the virus may have developed
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CORRESPONDENCE 23 November 2021 Support deaf participants at virtual conferences Denis Meuthen  ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0002-3373-5383 0 Denis Meuthen Bielefeld University, Bielefeld, Germany. View author publications You can also search for this author in PubMed  Google Scholar Twitter Facebook Email Virtual meetings are often considered to be a more inclusive alternative to in-person scientific conferences (see R.
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Once the domain of toys for toddlers, battery-powered electric trains could enable zero-emission cargo transport at prices that are competitive with existing diesel-powered locomotives1. Access options Access through your institution Change institution Buy or subscribe Subscribe to Journal Get full journal access for 1 year 199,00 € only 3,90 € per issue Subscribe Tax calculation
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Shelton Group has been helping companies articulate their sustainability stories for 15 years. And I can’t tell you how many times, at the beginning of a client relationship, I’ve heard some version of: “We’ve been doing sustainability since before it was called ‘sustainability!’” I heard it again last week at the Fortune Global Sustainability Forum, but
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According to the study, even if bees are only exposed to pesticides once, it may take numerous generations to recover. (Photo : Getty Images) Although pesticides have long been recognized to impact the biodiverse ecosystem negatively, little is known about how they affect insects over time. This new study reveals that even a single insecticide
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Dodge will end gas-powered Charger and Challenger production in 2024, to be replaced by electric models, according to Dodge brand CEO Tim Kuniskis as reported by Motor Trend. Earlier this year Dodge announced that they would launch the “world’s first battery electric muscle car” in 2024 (however they define “muscle car,” given that we already
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WASHINGTON — NASA announced Nov. 22 that it is delaying the launch of the James Webb Space Telescope by at least four days to investigate an incident that took place preparing the spacecraft for launch in French Guiana. NASA said that, working in conjunction with the European Space Agency and Arianespace, it has delayed the
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Scientists and students shared their work that is launching on SpaceX’s 22nd commercial resupply mission to the International Space Station during a What’s on Board briefing at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Studies include an investigation of how microscopic water bears react to life in microgravity, and an experiment aimed at giving scientists fundamental knowledge
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Download PDF Every year, my team and I collect mosquitoes at about a dozen villages in Kayin state, Myanmar, a conflict zone near the Thai border. Run by the Shoklo Malaria Research Unit, based in Mae Sot, Thailand, it’s one of the largest operations of its kind in the world. It looks like I’m working
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The Dawn spacecraft has been exploring the two largest objects in the asteroid belt since 2007, and here’s what we’ve learned so far! ———- Support SciShow by becoming a patron on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/scishow ———- Dooblydoo thanks go to the following Patreon supporters—Kevin Bealer, Mark Terrio-Cameron, KatieMarie Magnone, Patrick Merrithew, Charles Southerland, Fatima Iqbal, Sultan Alkhulaifi,
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According to recent research published in the interdisciplinary AGU journal Water Resources Research, which focuses on hydrology and water resources, central valley’s groundwater could possibly become exhausted as a result of excessive pumping of water during and after droughts. (Photo : Getty Images) Effect of Drought on Groundwater After the state’s previous two droughts, groundwater
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Artificial neural networks can tell one artist’s work from another’s using the 3D topography of the brushstrokes, researchers have found1. The technique could help to identify forgeries, or to distinguish the hands of various members of an old master’s workshop who have contributed to one painting. Access options Access through your institution Change institution Buy
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There will be many types of “turkey” on Thanksgiving tables across the country this year. With the rise of plant-based products and the people who identify as following plant-based diets, turkeyless turkey, like tofurkey, is bound to have a resurgence. According to Forbes, an estimated 4.5 million plant-based turkeys will be served Thursday. Elsewhere, meat
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In this article ETH.CM= BTC.CM= MoonPay CEO and co-founder Ivan Soto-Wright speaking at the Bitcoin 2021 conference in Miami, Florida. Eva Marie Uzcategui | Bloomberg | Getty Images Cryptocurrency start-ups have raised record funding this year. It’s no surprise, then, that some major players in the space — from the Winklevoss twins’ virtual currency exchange
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NEWS 22 November 2021 China creates vast research infrastructure to support ambitious climate goals Carbon neutrality institutes, and other initiatives to support a pledge to achieve net zero by 2060, are popping up like mushrooms across China. Smriti Mallapaty 0 Smriti Mallapaty Smriti Mallapaty is a senior reporter in Sydney, Australia. View author publications You
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In temperate forests, the outbreaks of invasive moth caterpillars, Lymantria dispar dispar, and forest tent caterpillar moths, Malacasoma disstria, occur at least once every five years. The insects consume so many leaves that research has discovered that the resulting decrease in leaf-fall and increase in caterpillar poop significantly alters the nutrients, specifically carbon and nitrogen,
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Electric bicycles and electric motorcycles may be getting significantly more affordable in the US after tax credits for both advance closer towards becoming law. Both electric bicycles and electric motorcycles received generous tax credit proposals in the Build Back Better Act, which was passed by the US House of Representatives on Friday morning. While tax
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Steam rises from the Niederaussem coal-fired power plant operated by German utility RWE, which stands near open-pit coal mines that feed it with coal, on November 13, 2017 near Bergheim, Germany. Lukas Schulze | Getty Images News | Getty Images LONDON — The deepening climate emergency underscores the urgent need for policymakers to oversee a
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Andy Jassy, chief executive officer of Amazon.Com Inc., during the GeekWire Summit in Seattle, Washington, U.S., on Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2021. David Ryder | Bloomberg | Getty Images The U.S. General Services Administration said Friday that the Defense Department has solicited bids from Amazon, Google, Microsoft and Oracle for cloud contracts. The outreach comes after
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This article originally appeared in our Circularity Weekly newsletter.  As most players in the apparel industry shift away from brick-and-mortar retail, Shilla Kim-Parker is doubling down on the importance of small stores for communities and mom-and-pop shop-owners. Coming from a family of Black, small business owners, Kim-Parker launched Thrilling in 2018 to support Black, Indigenous
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It’s not easy to find active plate tectonics on other worlds, but doing so may bring us one step closer to finding a planet that can support life. Hosted by: Reid Reimers SciShow has a spinoff podcast! It’s called SciShow Tangents. Check it out at http://www.scishowtangents.org ———- Support SciShow Space by becoming a patron on
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Go to https://curiositystream.com/SciShowPsych to start streaming The Kingdom: How Fungi Made Our World. Use code SciShowPsych to sign up, just $14.99 for the whole YEAR. Humans have been taking psilocybin-containing mushrooms for centuries, but there has been recent research into the therapeutic possibilities of this molecule. Hosted by: Anthony Brown ———- Support SciShow Psych by
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According to reports, monkeys being sent to the United States for laboratory test died in crates during the flight.   (Photo : Getty Images) How the Tragedy Happened Animal-protection activists said the animals’ death is “shocking and tragic,” calling on Spain’s Wamos Air to stop transporting animals for tests.  This year, the airline transported many shipments
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It’s been a while since I had a genuine belly laugh from a supposedly-comical brand marketing video. But Harley-Davidson’s “e-bike guru” did just that as it poked and prodded its way through cycling culture stereotypes on its way to landing a surprisingly relatable message about simply enjoying riding. Part of that success might be because
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