Sci-News Roundup January 08 - January 14, 2022
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Dec 09 Human Earth (video available)
Dec 14 Dark Energy and the Cosmic Expansion (video available)

PBS, January 07, 202H
It will still be several more weeks before these kits are available to be shipped.

Nature, January 10, 2022
The Omicron variant has laid bare the need to live with a disease that throws up an ever-changing set of challenges.

The Conversation, November 08, 2021
Do you know which kind of test you got and the strengths and weaknesses of these different tests?

New York Times, January 10, 2022
The added demand for testing and the higher prevalence of breakthrough cases have created an “opportune moment” to exploit.


Scientific American, January 01, 2022
Scientists have a new understanding of the mysterious Antikythera mechanism that challenges assumptions about ancient technology.

The Guardian, January 05, 2022
The toughest of our national treasures has survived being knocked unconscious by dolphins, caught in whirlpools and crawled over by mountain gorillas.

Quanta, January 03, 2022
Decades ago, a mathematician posed a warmup problem for some of the most difficult questions about prime numbers. It turned out to be just as difficult to solve, until now.

Science News, January 13, 2022
Volcanic ash dating pushes back the age of human fossils found in Ethiopia to 233,000 years ago.

Symmetry, January 11, 2022
Uncertainty, entanglement, spooky action: On the quantum scale, the universe doesn’t work the way you might expect.

Science Daily, December 27, 2021
Ancient human and animal DNA can remain stably localized in sediments, preserved in microscopic fragments of bone and feces.


Cosmos, January 10, 2022
The telescope has been successfully launched and is current self-assembling in space. But what’s all the fuss about?

National Geographic, January 07, 2022
The year ahead offers many heavenly delights for sky-watchers, including two blood moons, a pair of partial solar eclipses, and multiple planetary meetings.

Space, January 11, 2022
"It's incredible that we were able to do this — it's the first time such an analysis has been done."

Phys.Org, January 07, 2022
Maybe we are so tired of grim news about the spread of the omicron COVID variant and associated problems that a killer asteroid (or comet) makes a refreshing change.

Science, January 05, 2022
Weak magnetic fields detected by China’s FAST telescope could upend theory of star formation


New York Times, January 10, 2022
The breakthrough may lead one day to new supplies of animal organs for transplant into human patients.

Treehugger, January 10, 2022
A clever solution to make building renovations faster and easier.

Sci-Tech Daily, January 11, 2022
“If you combine these two get a very powerful molecular tool that may lead to the next generation of nanotechnology..."

STAT News, January 12, 2022
This expanding field of research is slowly revealing truths of the brain: how it works, how it malfunctions, and how electrical impulses, precisely targeted and controlled, might be used to treat psychiatric and neurological disorders.

Anthropocene, January 06, 2022
Imagine clothes, drones, and electric vehicles powered by solar arrays about the thickness of a lightweight office trash bag.

MIT Technology Review, December 28, 2022
This is a big moment of turbulence and change for the hacking business. But the demand is here to stay.


Johns Hopkins Health
With wholegrains, you get all its components: the bran, the germ and the endosperm, where all the fiber, minerals and healthy fats are.”

The Guardian, January 09, 2022
New DNA research by London-based scientists hopes to find cure for rapidly spreading conditions.

The Conversation, January 05, 202W
People’s love for sweet is so visceral, food companies lure consumers to their products by adding sugar to almost everything they make: yogurt, ketchup, fruit snacks, breakfast cereals and even supposed health foods like granola bars.

New York Times, January 05, 2022
This might sound like New Age nonsense, but the benefits of muscle relaxation have been studied for decades, and research has found that versions of the practice may mitigate a wide range of physical and mental conditions.

STAT, January 06, 2022
When the American Medical Association recognized obesity as a disease in 2013, doctors and other health care workers began to pay greater attention to a condition that is a cause of death for nearly one out of five adults in America.

Washington Post, October 11, 2021
Recent research points to interventions in diet, exercise and mental outlook that could slow down aging and age-related diseases — without risky biohacks such as unproven gene therapies.


Live Science, January 09, 2022
And how does mama clean it when it gets dirty?

EOS, November 05, 2022
Laboratory experiments serendipitously revealed a rock-forming process that might explain how the first continental crust formed on Earth—and possibly on Mars.

Thought Co., May 23, 2019
Here's a look at what makes the ocean salty and why other bodies of water have a different chemical composition.

The Guardian, January 04, 2022
Dammed rivers could accelerate climate crisis as creatures move into previously inhospitable areas

Cosmos, January 07, 2022
What rules all life on land: fungi. They range in size from microscopic yeast to the largest organism alive – the honey fungus Armillaria solidipes whose underground network spans 1662 football fields!


Treehugger, October 26, 2021
Making up a third of the global oil market, the ingredient is present in more than half of all packaged products sold in the U.S. and 70% of cosmetics

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, January 04, 2022
An interview with Philippe Grandjean. The Biden administration recently announced a plan to set enforceable drinking water limits on certain PFAS—long-lasting, man-made chemicals that are used in a wide range of consumer products and that are known to pose health risks to millions of Americans.

New Yorker, January 17, 2022
Permafrost contains microbes, mammoths, and twice as much carbon as Earth’s atmosphere. What happens when it starts to melt?

Inside Climate News, January 09, 2022
As concentrated animal feeding operations spread, airborne surveillance missions aim to protect nearby communities from the air and water pollution they release.

Washington Post, January 10, 2022
A jump in coal-fired power helped drive the increase, according to a report from the Rhodium Group.


Carbon Brief, January 10, 2022
Animal-based foods have higher carbon and land footprints than their plant-based alternatives, and are most commonly consumed in high-income countries.

The Guardian, January 11, 2022
Ocean heating driven by human-caused climate crisis, scientists say, in sixth consecutive year record has been broken.

(NASA) Global Climate Change, November 30, 2021
New research shows that improved air quality caused by reducing emissions from burning fossil fuels and other sources would improve human health and prevent economic losses.

Nature, January 05, 2022
COP26 energized the global effort to halt global warming. Research is now crucial to monitoring progress and creating solutions.

Yale Climate Connections, January 04, 2022
Experts voice pro and con attitudes about fossil fuel divestments. But what they don’t debate are the big numbers of dollars and investors in the mix.