Sci-News Roundup May 21 - May 27, 2022
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The Conversation, May 20, 2022
The name “monkeypox” comes from the first documented cases of the illness in animals in 1958, when two outbreaks occurred in monkeys kept for research. However, the virus did not jump from monkeys to humans, nor are monkeys major carriers of the disease.

STAT, May 25, 2022
Now, as the world rapidly dismantles the measures put in place to slow spread of Covid, the viral and bacterial nuisances that were on hiatus are returning — and behaving in unexpected ways.

New York Times Magazine, May 25, 2022
A wave of parents has been radicalized by Covid-era misinformation to reject ordinary childhood immunizations — with potentially lethal consequences.

NPR, May 19, 2022
Even with widely available vaccines and newly effective treatments, residents of counties that went heavily for Donald Trump in the last presidential election are more than twice as likely to die from COVID-19 than those that live in areas that went for President Biden.


Archaeology, May-June, 2022 issue
A massive cache of Viking silver and Anglo-Saxon heirlooms reveals the complex political landscape of ninth-century Britain

Live Science, May 23, 2022
Visible light is the portion of the electromagnetic spectrum that can be detected by the human eye.

Physics Today, February 2008
Sails and keels, like airplane wings, exploit Bernoulli’s principle. Aerodynamic and hydrodynamic insights help designers create faster sailboats.

New York Times, May 19, 2022
Some girls are starting to develop breasts as early as age 6 or 7. Researchers are studying the role of obesity, chemicals and stress.

Washington Post, May 25, 2022
A report alleging safety failures at a plant took four months to reach Frank Yiannas, the top food safety official.


Quanta, May 18, 2022
The space telescope is one of the most ambitious scientific projects ever undertaken. Marcia Rieke and Nikole Lewis, two of the scientists leading JWST investigations, talk to Steven Strogatz about how it may transform our understanding of the universe.

Space, May 24, 2022
The agency also wants feedback about its concept.

Phys.Org, May 25, 2022
Despite decades of intense interest and research, the origin of cosmic magnetic fields remains one of the most profound mysteries in cosmology.

Nature, May 25, 2022
The particle-smashing machine has fired up again — sparking fresh hope it can find unusual results.

Symmetry, May 24, 2022
The CDF experiment at Fermilab measured the mass of the W boson and came up with an answer that no one expected.


Particle, February 25, 2022
Could regenerative farming be the future of WA food production?

Anthropocene, May 19, 2022
Made of common, inexpensive, and non-toxic materials, an algae-powered battery could be a sustainable option for powering electronics

The Equation: Union of Concerned Scientists, May 12, 2022
All told, they represent 56 percent of the US population, generate 62 percent of the country’s gross domestic product, and are responsible for 43 percent of the country’s annual carbon emission.

Treehugger, May 19, 2022
Working from home is not just a question of productivity, but also of sustainability.

Cosmos, May 25, 2022   
Kind of like Star Wars’ moisture vaporator on the desert planet of Tatooine.

Nature, May 23, 2022
Plants rich in a precursor to the vitamin could help to address deficiencies — but face a long road to market.


Deutsche Welle, May 25, 2022
Medicines have been extracted from plants for thousands of years and new ones are still being discovered. Here are several plant extracts with robust medical benefits.

Nautilus, May 18, 2022
What is our hidden consumption of microplastics doing to our health?

Johns Hopkins Medicine: Health
Pollen is the most common cause of seasonal allergic rhinitis, sometimes known as hay fever.

Healthline, May 25, 2021
Anxiety is one of the most prevalent mental health conditions, affecting approximately 7.6 percent of the global population.

Sci-Tech Daily, May 23, 2022
A new study has uncovered a previously unknown process by which some NSAID pain relievers affect the body. It may explain why different NSAIDs can have unexpected effects on many diseases, including heart disease and cancer.

Medical News Today, April 25, 2021
Muscles and nerve fibers allow a person to move their body and enable the internal organs to function.


PBS NewsHour, July 17, 2018
When you feel a yawn coming on, it can be nearly impossible to suppress. But why does being around other yawners make you yawn?

Treehugger, May 23, 2022
Researchers studying the "lost world" say it may be home to undiscovered species.

Smithsonian, May 23, 2022
The mammals rub on invertebrates, possibly to contact substances that might work like antibacterial creams.

The Guardian, May 21, 2022
Earthworm native to east Asia and known for its large appetite poses threat to forest ecosystems, scientists say.

Cosmos, May 18, 2022
New archaeological study reveals surprising morphological diversity of ancient European dogs.

Scientific American, June 2022 issue
Neural activity probes your physical surroundings to select just the information needed to survive and flourish.


The Guardian, May 23, 2022
The Ujamaa Cooperative Farming Alliance tracks own old or rare seed varieties and supports communities of color in growing culturally.

BioGraphic, May 02, 2022
In a biodiversity wonderland hardly known outside South Africa, a decades-long effort to restore native fish and their streams is starting to pay off—but new trouble could undermine this fragile comeback.

ECO, May 18, 2022
To save coral reefs from extinction, researchers say climate-smart policies need to be implemented all over the world.

PBS NewsHour, May 18, 2022
As the permafrost melts, this reservoir of active radon can flood to the surface and get into buildings — and by being in buildings, cause a health hazard

Impaktor, May 18, 2022
They say that change starts at home. Making the place where we spend most of our time living more eco-friendly is the easiest solution for a greener planet.


Washington Post, May 20, 2022
Frustration, rage, terror, desperation: After decades of being ignored, scientists are resorting to more radical action to communicate the dire urgency of the climate crisis.

Yale Climate Connections, May 17, 2022
Renewable energy experiences in Europe help pave ways to meet energy equity goals for under-served communities.

Clean Technica, May 24, 2022
Caroline Dennett has been a senior safety consultant for Shell for 11 years, but in an emotional farewell video, she has walked away from her position, citing its “disregard for climate change risks” and the “extreme harms” the company is doing to the environment.

The Guardian, May 23, 2022
Focusing on carbon dioxide alone will not keep world within 1.5C limit of global heating, warn scientists

Earth Island, May 20, 2022
As the climate heats up further, increasing atmospheric thirst will continue to intensify drought stress.