In the face of dangerous heat waves this summer, Americans have taken shelter in air-conditioned cooling centers. Normally, that would be a wise choice, but during a pandemic, indoor shelters present new risks. The same air conditioning systems that keep us cool recirculate air around us, potentially spreading the coronavirus. “Air conditioners look like they’re
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The rising nitrous oxide emissions from intensive farming threaten the attainment of the Paris Agreement goals, accelerating global warming and making it likely the planet will surpass the 2º C increase limit.  The problem with intensive farming Intensive farming threatens to jeopardize our chances of achieving the Paris Agreement’s terms concerning climate change. The growing livestock populations and increased artificial fertilizer use increase
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Men tend to store fat behind their abdominal wall, which pushes their abs outward and creates a protruding beer belly. And as they get older, they become more likely to grow a gut. That’s because their levels of testosterone —a sex hormone that helps keep men slim— decreases. MORE HEALTH SCIENCE CONTENT: Why Some People’s
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Get your gasmasks ready because we’re taking a trip to Titan! Reid Reimers tells us all about the mysterious moon. Hosted by: Reid Reimers ———- Dooblydoo thanks go to the following Patreon supporters — we couldn’t make SciShow without them! Shout out to Justin Ove, Chris Peters, Philippe von Bergen, Fatima Iqbal, John Murrin, Linnea
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Acids are widely considered to be the scariest chemical compounds of all, but bases can be just as powerful. Most powerful of all are a special class of pH scale-defying bases called superbases! Hosted by: Hank Green ———- Support SciShow by becoming a patron on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/scishow ———- Dooblydoo thanks go to the following Patreon
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SAN FRANCISCO — GHGSat, the Canadian firm preparing to launch a constellation of methane-monitoring satellites, announced Oct. 8 that the sensor on its Iris satellite launched in early September detects methane emissions five times as well as Claire, its predecessor.  GHGSat tested the Iris sensor by flying the satellite over a controlled methane release in
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It is essential to be ready with crucial plans and preparations needed for this year’s peak Atlantic hurricane season and other natural disasters. Peak season approaching The peak of 2020’s record Atlantic hurricane season is coming to the East, along with the raging wildfires in the West. According to Tampa, Florida veteran emergency manager Chauncia Willis,
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October 8th, 2020 by George Harvey  Image from the National Park Service Digital Image Archives, public domain, Wikimedia Commons President Trump has claimed to be economically successful based on a rather small set of metrics. One is joblessness data. Another is the Dow Jones Industrial Index (DJI). There are people who believe in his success,
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By: Hannah Pell On 23 January 2020, the Doomsday Clock was calibrated to 100 seconds before midnight — the closest it has even been — by the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, the organization in charge of the clock. Because the Doomsday Clock is set no sooner than annually, this decision was made even before
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One of the hottest 2020 trends in raising capital is infiltrating climate-tech investing.  As of mid-September, the stock market had welcomed at least 82 initial public offerings this year by special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs) — organizations that collectively raised more than $31 billion. Last week, former NRG Energy CEO David Crane joined the frenzy. 
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A smartphone with the Huawei and 5G network logo is seen on a PC motherboard in this illustration picture taken January 29, 2020. Dado Ruvic | Reuters There is “clear evidence of collusion” between Huawei and the “Chinese Communist Party apparatus,” a new report from U.K. lawmakers claimed. British members of parliament also suggest the
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Monolith Materials, a startup company, is now building a plant that will convert natural gas into hydrogen and ammonia fertilizer in an environmentally sustainable manner. The Need for Ammonia Farming worldwide needs ammonia for the production of fertilizers, which are an essential aspect of growing crops. These crops, and the fertilizers that sustain them, provide the food that sustains billions of consumers worldwide.  Unfortunately, ammonia is a
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Global climate- and green-tech accelerator Elemental Excelerator just announced its newest cohort of 19 tech companies it said would be “ground-breakers and market-makers.” Here are five up-and-comers in Cohort 9 in the green-tech energy, mobility, and climate change sectors. This year, the growth-stage companies selected by Elemental, which has offices in California and Hawaii, not
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Silvia Lucci, her husband (left), and son (right) are part of the family team behind LUHV Foods, and its successful outposts, such as their vegan deli at Philadelphia’s famed Reading Terminal Market. Julietta Lucci When Jennifer Rodriguez relocated to Philadelphia in the late ’90s, the once-bustling South Philly neighborhood of Italian Market was in decay.
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Heading into fall, this batch of career updates from the worlds of sustainability and business is somewhat top-heavy. It’s not necessarily that the game of musical chairs has intensified in the C-suite, but you’ll note major executive moves at big apparel, food, energy, finance and technology corporations, some of which have enlisted a chief sustainability
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In this week’s news we discover that Tatooine has got nothing on HD 131399Ab’s wide orbit, and there’s a some really cool jets coming out of a supermassive black hole. Hosted by: Hank Green ———- Support SciShow by becoming a patron on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/scishow ———- Dooblydoo thanks go to the following Patreon supporters — we
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Peaceful protests can help people have their voices heard, but sometimes a protest becomes a more aggressive riot. How does that happen? Hosted by: Hank Green ———- 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
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Why do exams always tell you to use a number 2 pencil? What happens if you don’t? Quick Questions explains! Hosted by: Michael Aranda ———- Messages from our Subbable subscribers: “Man, I was really holding out for that lab coat!” – Erik Avalos “Flabbergasted lemmings elegantly circumnavigate unanticipated pandemoniums utilizing transparent aluminium hovercraft.” – Eric
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Nikola founder Trevor Milton has sued a Utah businessman for defamation, accusing him of a “malicious campaign to harass” and discredit the billionaire by publicly accusing him over Twitter of sexually abusing women, according to the lawsuit filed Monday. David Bateman, the founder and CEO of software company Entrata, started tweeting about Milton in late September, posting
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Red seaweed has been found by researchers from UC Davis to reduce the expulsion of methane by cattle through ‘belching,’ and it can help alleviate climate change and global warming. Reduced Methane Emissions This was the finding of a new study by the University of California Davis scientists. Red seaweed has been shown to cause a dramatic decrease in emissions of methane from cattle. Past
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Google CEO Sundar Pichai testifies before the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial and Administrative Law during a hearing on “Online Platforms and Market Power” in the Rayburn House office Building on Capitol Hill, in Washington, July 29, 2020. Mandel Ngan | Pool via Reuters Congressional Democrats sent a clear message to Apple, Amazon, Facebook
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Researchers at the CSIRO are developing a COVID-19 vaccine.Credit: Scott McNaughton/The Age/Getty Australia’s universities and national science agency have been thrown a lifeline in yesterday’s budget, the country’s first since the pandemic began. As part of a major spending spree designed to kick-start the economy, universities are set to receive Aus$1 billion (US$710 million) in
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