Sci-News Roundup February 06 - February 12, 2021
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STAT, February 09, 2021
This time last year, Mike Ryan, head of the World Health Organization’s health emergencies program, was strenuously urging the world to try to contain the new virus that was spreading in and from China.

Nature, February 09, 2021
Scientists still debate whether millions of cheap, fast diagnostic kits will help control the pandemic. Here’s why.

New York Times, February 10, 2021
Clear information about the emerging variants and their locations.

Washington Post, February 10, 2021
Five strategies to increase the chances of getting a free shot for yourself or someone you care about

NPR/Goats & Soda, February 09, 2021
Open up any social media app on your phone and you'll likely see links to COVID-19 information from trustworthy sources.


The Conversation, February 05, 2021
Color is an inherent part of visual experience, as fundamental as gravity. So how could anyone see color differently than you do?

Phys.Org, February 10, 2021
Math and reading scores for 12th graders in the U.S. were at a historic low even before the COVID-19 pandemic forced a massive shift to remote learning.

New York Times, February 05, 2021
What may be an overlooked fossil in a well-known cultural site in India could offer clues to the age of its underlying rocks.

Quanta, February 02, 2021
The tetrahedron is the simplest three-dimensional shape with flat sides. Its basic properties have beguiled curious minds as far back as Plato and Aristotle.

The Science Times, January 06, 2021
As common as it may seem, glass is a mysterious material.


Universe Today, February 04, 2021
Sending astronauts will present many challenges that will need to be addressed in advance, many of which have to do with simply getting them there in one piece!

Scientific American, February 03, 2021
Recent results from a pulsar timing array, which uses dead stars to hunt for gravitational waves, has scientists speculating about cosmic strings and primordial black holes

Science News, February 05, 2021
The planet densities and orbits at TRAPPIST-1 and TOI-178 buck astronomers’ expectations

Phys.Org, February 05, 2021
The NASA Mars rover Perseverance touches down on the surface of Mars on February 18. The mission will take the next leap in space science by searching for signs of past (microbial) life on the red planet.

Space, February 11, 2021
Mars and Earth lined up neatly last summer, and three separate space agencies seized their opportunity.


TechXplore, February 07, 2021
Google is weaning itself off user-tracking "cookies" which allow the web giant to deliver personalized ads but which also have raised the hackles of privacy defenders.

STAT, November 10, 2020
It is a story that began three decades ago, with a little-known scientist who refused to quit.

GTM, January 28, 2021
Significant progress will need to be made for the concept to escape Makani’s shadow.

Science Daily, February 06, 2021
Experiments scientists on this highly radioactive element reveal some unexpected properties

BBC News, February 05, 2021
A project to build a giant island providing enough energy for three million households has been given the green light by Denmark's politicians.


Science Daily, February 09, 2021
An analysis of three large, well-known heart disease studies found drinking one or more cups of caffeinated coffee was associated with decreased heart failure risk.

The Guardian, February 08, 2021
Pollen released by plants is also more intense than in 1990 in bad news for those with allergies, research in US and Canada finds.

Undark, February 03, 2021
Americans have shorter lives than international peers. Some researchers now say conservative policies may be to blame.

Elemental, February 10, 2021
The profound difference between sitting and ‘active resting’

Thought Co., September 14, 2018
Separate fact from fiction with these fun sneezing science facts.


The Conversation, February 09, 2021
What exactly is the polar vortex?

Smithsonian, February 02, 2021
Scientists share the findings that helped them pinpoint key moments in the rise of our species

New York Times, February 06, 2021
A new simulation offers a different view of how the continents we live on drifted into their current configuration.

National Geographic, February 05, 2021
Neonicotinoids are already accused of contributing to widespread insect declines. But there’s evidence they can also harm rabbits, birds, and deer.

The Guardian, February 03, 2021
Vicious circle of cheap but damaging food is biggest destroyer of nature, says UN-backed report.


Reuters, February 09, 2021
Parts of China, India, Europe and the northeastern United States are among the hardest-hit areas, suffering a disproportionately high share of 8.7 million annual deaths attributed to fossil fuels.

Common Dreams, February 09, 2021
"The solutions will not only save consumers money, but also create jobs and provide energy and more international security, while substantially reducing air pollution and climate damage from energy."

Hakai, February 10, 2021
It’s called coastal darkening, and scientists are just beginning to explore it.

Treehugger, February 08, 2021
You may have learned that natural foods decompose in nature; Glacier National Park reminds us why it's a bad idea.

Revelator, February 08, 2021
America’s coastal saltwater wetlands are on a course toward functional extinction in the coming decades.


The Walrus, February 03, 2021
Anxiety over the climate crisis is spreading like wildfire. Psychologists are just starting to figure out how to help

The American Prospect, January 27, 2021
Trump slowed, but did not stop, America’s grappling with the climate crisis. Under Biden, can the nation catch up with the rest of the developed world?

Treehugger , February 08, 2021
As the world grapples with an emergency that is as complex as it is terrifying, we have a moral obligation to act.

New York Times, February 08, 2021
Shrinking and thinning of glaciers is one of the most documented signs of global warming caused by rising levels of greenhouse gases.

Inside Climate News, February 07, 2021
The case raises difficult issues about free speech in an era of online misinformation and disinformation.