Sci-News Roundup May 07 - May 13, 2022
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Johns Hopkins Medicine, March 10, 2022
The authors review some common myths circulating about the vaccine and clear up confusion with reliable facts.

The Guardian, May 05, 2022
With the virus rampant despite jabs, trials are underway to create intranasal vaccines to block infections from the body

Nature, May 06, 2022
Omicron relatives called BA.4 and BA.5 are behind a fresh wave of COVID-19 in South Africa, and could be signs of a more predictable future for SARS-CoV-2.


Sapiens, April 27, 2022
Rock art created by First Nation peoples over the millennia are more than decorative. Non-Indigenous archaeologists are beginning to appreciate how they constitute an Indigenous archive of memories, histories, and relationships to the land and Ancestors.

Quanta, May 09, 2022
Several projects are aiming to bring back mammoths and other species that have vanished from the planet. Whether that’s technically possible is beside the point.

Sci-Tech Daily, May 10, 2022
Home study projects of complex fluids in anyone’s kitchen, using readily available equipment and substances.

Treehugger, May 05, 2022
We break down this ambiguous ingredient to help you decipher vegan from non-vegan.

TechXplore, April 29, 2022
The new policy also allows the removal of other information that may pose a risk for identity theft, such as confidential log-in credentials.

New Yorker, May 09, 2022
Alexander Grothendieck was revered for revealing connections between seemingly unrelated realms. Then he dropped out of society.


The Conversation, May 05, 2022
Whether you need a new villain or an old Spider-Man, your sci-fi movie will sound more scientifically respectable if you use the word multiverse.

Space, May 08, 2022
It will be visible in parts of the Americas, Antarctica, Europe, Africa, the east Pacific, New Zealand, eastern Europe and the Middle East.

Astronomy, May 09, 2022
When it comes to movies and TV, composers’ choices for instruments and melodies can pique our curiosity and inspire our imaginations.

Phys.Org, May 09, 2022
The James Webb Space Telescope will produce "spectacular color images" of the cosmos in mid-July—its first observations dedicated to its mission of scientific discovery.

Quanta, May 04, 2022
Einstein’s description of curved space-time doesn’t easily mesh with a universe made up of quantum wave functions. Theoretical physicist Sean Carroll discusses the quest for quantum gravity with host Steven Strogatz.

Washington Post, May 12, 2022
Astronomers on Thursday unveiled the first image of a supermassive black hole that roils the center of our galaxy, its gravity so powerful that it bends space and time and forms a glowing ring of light with eternal darkness at the core.


Sci-Tech Daily, May 11, 2022
The carbon matrix of a diamond makes it safe to use in living cells and tissues, which are mostly carbon. Diamonds are also chemically inert, good at transporting heat, and optically transparent – meaning light passes through them readily.

TechXplore, May 09, 2022
As urban traffic gets more miserable, entrepreneurs are looking to a future in which commuters hop into "air taxis" that whisk them over clogged roads.

Environmental Health News, May 05, 2022
Sudoc, co-founded by Environmental Health Science founder and chief scientist Pete Myers, was honored in Fast Company’s 2022 World Changing Ideas Awards.

Scientific American, May 06, 2022
The technology could bring more renewable energy to the power grid

Inside Climate News, May 05, 2022
Solar business owners feel worn down by a federal tariff investigation and the Biden administration’s failure to deliver on policy.

NIH Medline Plus, April 07, 2022
Researching and developing new treatments for rare diseases is time consuming, complex, and often expensive. Most rare diseases (almost 80%) are caused by a defect in a single gene.


The Guardian, May 07, 2022
With a disciplined approach to your teeth, visits to the dentist can become fewer and further between. As patients struggle to get checkups, here’s everything you need to know about oral hygiene.

Live Science, May 10, 2022
Rowing machine muscles worked extend to both the upper and lower body, so you’re guaranteed an efficient workout.

Deutsche Welle, May 09, 2022
We know the current meat and dairy industry are harming our planet and that eating too much animal protein can even be bad for our health. So why do humans continue eating meat?

NIH News in Health, May, 2022
Some hazards in the home are easy to see. Like a loose electrical socket. Or torn carpet on the stairs. But others are harder to spot. And some are invisible, in the very air you breathe.

Medical News Today, May 05, 2022
In around 440 B.C., the Greek physician Hippocrates said “Let food be thy medicine and let thy medicine be food.”

Healthline, April 27, 2022
The United States is experiencing a youth mental health crisis that is more than a decade in the making. Trusted Source, and COVID-19 has exacerbated issues that had been looming in the shadows.


Knowable, May 04, 2022
The beloved animal has shaped human history over millennia, just as people have influenced its evolution — but only recently have scientists discovered exactly when and where it went from wild to tame.

Cosmos, May 07, 2022
These systems, which are probably common across Antarctica, may have unknown implications for how the frozen continent reacts to, or even possibly contributes to, climate change.

The Conversation, May 05, 2022
The human brain is a three-pound organ that remains largely an enigma.

The Guardian, May 07, 2022
When a plant root pushes into soil, it triggers an explosion of activity in billions of bacteria.

New York Times, April 18, 2022
A series of ecological initiatives, including the eradication of several invasive species, has dramatically revived the life and landscape of this remote sub-Antarctic island.


Particle, April 11, 2022
Can embracing urban sustainability at a grassroots level help future-proof Perth against climate change?

Treehugger, May 11, 2022
The reasons are both political and environmental, bu

Science Daily, May 05, 2022
Wetlands are Earth's most efficient natural storage system for climate-warming carbon dioxide

The Guardian, May 08M, 2022
PFAS-tainted sewage sludge is used as fertilizer in fields and report finds that about 20m acres of cropland could be contaminated.

KPBS, April 29, 2022
San Diego researchers say warming ocean waters are gradually, but steadily, speeding up surface ocean currents and that could disrupt the ocean’s delicate food web.


Inside Climate News, May 10, 2022
The World Meteorological Organization projects global temperatures will briefly break the 1.5 degrees Celsius warming mark soon, but that won’t mean it’s broken the Paris Agreement limit.

Yale Climate Connections, May 04, 2022
Meeting the Paris Climate Agreement targets will require removing billions of tons of carbon from the atmosphere every year through a combination of natural and technological methods.

The Guardian, May 12, 2022
Oil and gas majors are planning scores of vast projects that threaten to shatter the 1.5C climate goal. If governments do not act, these firms will continue to cash in as the world burns.

BBC News, May 05, 2022
The invasion of Ukraine has helped oil and gas prices skyrocket. Russia is one of the world's major exporters but Western nations have pledged to cut their dependence on the country for energy.

Ensia, April 05, 2022
In the very short time between now and 2030, emerging technologies will change our lives dramatically. It’s up to us, now, whether it’s for better or for worse.