Tag: Science

Recreational Cannabis Not As Harmless As People Think, Study Suggests

Topline People who reported using cannabis within the last year had much greater odds of being admitted to hospital or visiting the emergency room than people who did not use the drug, according to a study published Monday in BMJ Open Respiratory Research, suggesting recreational weed might not be as harmless as many think amid […]

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WHO Says Monkeypox Isn’t A Global Health Emergency Yet—But Raises ‘Serious Concerns’ About Spread

Topline The World Health Organization announced Saturday the spread of monkeypox does not yet constitute a public health emergency, but WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said “serious concerns about the scale and speed of the current outbreak” remain. Digitally-colorized electron microscopic (EM) image depicting a monkeypox virion (virus particle), … [+] obtained from a clinical […]

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Opinión: Así se ven a sí mismos los animales

Así se ven a sí mismos los animales (Sally Deng/The New York Times) LOS AMBIENTES MÁS FAMILIARES PUEDEN SENTIRSE DESCONOCIDOS SI SE PERCIBEN A TRAVÉS DE LOS SENTIDOS DE OTRAS CRIATURAS. Todo un espectáculo fluye por mis ojos cuando veo un documental sobre la vida silvestre. Olas de depredadores oceánicos recogen gradualmente un remolino de […]

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Deslizamiento de lodo destruye almacén

EFE Latam Guevara suma y sigue, tercera e inapelable victoria Sachsenring (Alemania), 19 jun (EFE).- El español Izan Guevara (GasGas) sumó su tercera victoria de la temporada, la segunda consecutiva e inapelable por su superioridad, al vencer con autoridad y en solitario el Gran Premio de Alemania de Moto3 en el circuito de Sachsenring, que […]

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China prohibirá nuevos proyectos de industria pesada en zonas clave

SHANGHÁI, 17 jun (Reuters) – China prohibirá la construcción de nuevos proyectos de acero, coque, refinado de petróleo, cemento y vidrio en zonas clave, anunció el viernes el Gobierno en un documento político destinado a combatir la contaminación y cumplir los objetivos climáticos del país. En él se afirma que China intensificará sus esfuerzos para […]

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The First TROPICS Launch Failed – Will That Undermine Hurricane Research?

I have been quietly excited about today. The TROPICS-1 Cubesat mission was set to launch this weekend. This is a mission that was leveraging the cost and flexibility of small cubesats to provide nearly-hourly observations of precipitation, humidity, and temperature within hurricanes and other tropical cyclones. The first of three launches, at Cape Canaveral Space […]

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‘Dangerous And Deadly’ Heat Wave Sweeping Southwest This Weekend

Topline From California to South Texas, Southwestern states are expecting a major heat wave this weekend, according to the National Weather Service, an unusually early start to high temperatures in some areas as scientists continue to warn about the effects of climate change. TOPSHOT – Signage warns of extreme heat danger at the salt flats […]

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James Webb: un micrometeorito golpea al telescopio espacial

Recreación artística del telescopio James Webb Un pequeño fragmento de roca ha golpeado el espejo principal del nuevo telescopio espacial James Webb. El daño infligido por el micrometeorito del tamaño del polvo está produciendo un efecto perceptible en los datos del instrumento, pero no se espera que limite el rendimiento general de la misión. El […]

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Colorado actualiza pronóstico de temporada de tormentas: Más huracanes y más posibilid de que toquen tierra en costas de EEUU

La perspectiva del estado de Colorado para una temporada activa de huracanes se volvió un poco más activa con la actualización del jueves, que pronosticó 20 tormentas con nombre, 10 huracanes y cinco huracanes importantes este año. Pero otra nota de su actualización suena siniestra para los floridanos. “Anticipamos una probabilidad por encima de lo […]

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Pfizer Asks FDA To Greenlight Covid Vaccine For Children Under 5

Topline Pfizer has asked the Food and Drug Administration to authorize its three-dose Covid-19 vaccine for children under 5, the company announced Wednesday evening, a move that could extend protection against the coronavirus to the U.S.’s 18 million young children. A child receives vaccination against influenza. BSIP/UIG Via Getty Images Key Facts The request came […]

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DDT Is Still With Us, 50 Years Since It Was Banned

DDT was a superchemical in an age of miracle drugs and magic bullets, of penicillin and sulfonamides. So, just as midcentury doctors were excitedly prescribing the wonder drugs in such quantities that we are still dealing with the resulting rise of antibiotic resistance, midcentury farmers coated their fields and orchards and even livestock in astonishing […]

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Why scientists are also watching animal YouTube videos

What do Asian elephants, peacock spiders and a cockatoo named Snowball have in common? All are stars of online videos, collectively amassing tens of millions of views. And the behaviour captured in some of these videos has been deemed scientifically significant. Sanjeeta Sharma Pokharel and Nachiketha Sharma, both from the Indian Institute of Science, dedicated […]

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Ukraine’s Summer Weather Forecast: Hot, Dry And Bloody

A destroyed tank of the Russian army seen in the village of Mykolaivka in the Kyiv region. (Photo by … [+] Sergei Chuzavkov/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images) SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images The weather in Ukraine this summer is forecast to be hotter than normal, according to meteorologists. If so, that could escalate the fighting […]

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Mass Shooting In Texas Followed 2 Years Of Surging U.S. Gun Sales

Topline Tuesday’s mass shooting at a Texas elementary school—killing 19 children and two adults—followed more than two years of record-setting gun sales across the United States, a trend some researchers attribute to political upheavals and pandemic-related stresses. A man examines a rifle at a gun shop. Nik Wheeler/Corbis via Getty Images Key Facts Annual U.S. […]

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Boeing Starliner Capsule Lands In New Mexico After Its First Successful Test Launch In Years

Topline An uncrewed Boeing Starliner capsule touched down in the New Mexico desert Wednesday after a trip to the International Space Station, wrapping up its first fully successful test launch, a milestone that will prepare the Starliner to eventually carry NASA astronauts—and reverse the program’s fortunes after years of delays and technical challenges. A United […]

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Report: Better Science Education Could Combat Misinformation

From climate change to genetically modified organisms to vaccine hesitancy, there has been no shortage of scientific topics in which people fall victim to conspiracy theories, or simply choose not to believe the scientific data. But for many of us, the Covid pandemic has been a real eye-opener. In short order, it forced the general […]

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Smallpox Antiviral May Help Ease Monkeypox Symptoms, Study Says

Topline An antiviral normally used to treat smallpox may reduce the duration of monkeypox illness, according to a study published Tuesday by the Lancet Infectious Diseases, possibly opening a new avenue to limit the ongoing international monkeypox outbreak. The smallpox antiviral tecovirimat has shown some effectiveness against monkeypox. getty Key Facts The study analyzed all […]

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Dolphins Recognize Friends by Tasting Their Piss, Scientists Find in Wild Experiment

Scientists have discovered that bottlenose dolphins can recognize each other through taste. Specifically, the taste of their urine.   Published this week in the journal Science Advances, the paper, by researchers at Stephen F. Austin State University, Texas, and University of St. Andrews, Scotland, found that dolphins can identify other individual dolphins just through the taste of […]

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Greenhouse Gases Trapped Nearly 50% More Heat In 2021 Than 1990

Greenhouse gases are the “apples” in the climate warming apple pie. That statement is likely causing some puzzled looks. The overly-literal reader will continue to be puzzled, but hopefully, most readers recognize the analogy after reading the essay. This week the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced that Greenhouse gas (GHG) pollution associated with […]

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U.S. Will Release Monkeypox Vaccine From National Stockpile, CDC Says

Topline The U.S. is releasing vaccines that can prevent monkeypox from its national stockpile, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officials announced Monday, after at least one U.S. resident tested positive for the rare disease. Centers for Disease Control headquarters in Atlanta. Jessica McGowan/Getty Images Key Facts Over 1,000 doses of Jynneos, a vaccine for […]

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Climate Change And Y2K, Elon Musk Calls ESG ‘A Scam’ And A Way To Beat Forever Chemicals

This week’s Current Climate, which every Saturday brings you the latest news about the business of sustainability. Sign up to get it in your inbox every week. Two digit dates had the potential to cause a lot of havoc when the clocks rolled over from 1999 to 2000 getty Stuart Kirk, HSBC Asset Management’s head […]

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