Sci-News Roundup June 05 - June 11, 2021
General Interest  Cosmos   Innovation   Health  Nature  Environment  Climate

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Nature, June 04, 2021
At a pivotal moment in the pandemic, Nature explores key questions about the vaccines that countries are racing to deliver while viral variants spread around the globe.

The Conversation, June 07, 2021
In order to predict and prevent future pandemics like COVID-19, researchers need to find the origin of the viruses that cause them. This is not a trivial task.


New York Times, June 08, 2021
Scientists are finding new ways to probe two not-so-rare conditions to better understand the links between vision, perception and memory.

Archaeology, May-June 2021
The 11,000-year-old stone circles of Göbekli Tepe in modern Turkey may have been monuments to a vanishing way of life

Archimedes Lab (scroll down past the ad)
A wonderful collection of facts pertaining to the magical world of numbers.

The Guardian, June 02, 2021
Russia and possibly China have developed technology capable of injuring brain and a US company made a prototype in 2004.

Science News, June 03, 2021
Water moves through a pachyderm’s trunk at the rate of flow of 24 shower heads

Quanta, June 03, 2021
A new proof establishes the boundary at which a shape becomes so corrugated, it can be crushed.


Science News, June 08, 2021
The same physics could give rise to auroras on Jupiter and Saturn

Universe Today, June 06, 2021
A new tool developed by a team of researchers from the University of Glasgow and Arizona State University (ASU) could point the way towards life in all of its forms!

Science Alert, June 08, 2021
Theory and technology have opened up the Universe. Yet there are still hypothetical objects that will make your head spin.

Sci-News, June 08, 2021
This latest form of electron ptychography will enable researchers to locate individual atoms in 3D. 

Phys.Org, June 09, 2021
An international group has discovered a new, temperate sub-Neptune sized exoplanet with a 24-day orbital period orbiting a nearby M dwarf star.


Scientific American, June 01, 2021
Making peace with the biosphere will require building communities and relationships that are focused on protecting life—human and nonhuman

Treehugger, June 02, 2021
The helium-filled Airlander 10 aims to provide virtually carbon-free inter-city traveling.

Environmental Health News, June 10, 2021
Ideas to dim the sun 'ignore the root cause' of the climate crisis – and create a cascade of unintended problems, scientists and activists say

Anthropocene, June 04, 2021
Researchers invent a lightweight, reusable sponge that can soak up phosphorus pollution - and release it for recycling and reuse later on

Cosmos, June 10, 2021
New entanglement-based sensor surpasses light-based microscopes.


Healthline, May 28, 2021
Experts expect a large surge in travel this year compared to last year when we were still in the midst of the pandemic.

The Guardian, June 06, 2021
We all believe we should exercise more. So why is it so hard to keep it up? Daniel E Lieberman, Harvard professor of evolutionary biology, explodes the most common and unhelpful workout myths.

New York Times, June 04, 2021
Reports of a decline in male fertility rely on flawed assumptions, a new study contends.

Scientific American, June 01, 2021
These pathogens already kill 1.6 million people every year, and we have few defenses against them.

Washington Post, June 09, 2021
The benefit [for] the skin really comes from what you’re using in the shower, what you do right after the shower.

STAT, June 07, 2021
The drug — which just two years ago was declared a stunning failure — is now expected to generate billions of dollars in revenue for its maker, Biogen.


Live Science, June 07, 2021
Rotifers are multicellular microscopic animals that live in freshwater environments, and they've been around for about 50 million years. (It might take a minute for the 2nd clip to load)

National Geographic, June 08, 2021
Geologic clues from our planet’s distant past reveal that today’s coastlines won’t last forever
—but others will arise to take their place.

BioGraphic, February 09, 2017
To understand how and why these highly social animals have evolved such complex systems of cooperation, scientists have resorted to a very simple strategy.

Science News, June 07, 2021
The plants may form a type of communal lifestyle never seen outside of the animal kingdom.

The Guardian, June 09, 2021 (Philip Ball)
Misleading rhetoric has fueled the belief that our genetic code is an ‘instruction book’ – but it’s far more interesting than that.


Science Daily, June 07, 2021
Ecologists are urging coastal communities to embrace all that the season brings, including the sometimes-unwelcome deposits of brown seaweed that can accumulate on the southern shores.

Washington Post, June 05, 2021 (w/video clip)
In normal, quiescent years, the Muldrow moves only about three inches a day. Scientists estimate it is now gaining 30 to 60 feet daily.

The Guardian, June 03, 2021
The ‘decade on ecosystem restoration’ launches with a call for ‘imagination’ and action on never-before-seen scale.

Inside Climate News, June 03, 2021
National lab wraps up groundbreaking project on electrifying the economy.

The Guardian, May 27, 2021
Judge says that Bayer is 'losing trials left and right' on cancer claims associated with glyphosate-based herbicides.


Common Dreams, June 07, 2021
"If we want to avoid catastrophic climate change, the highest priority must be to reduce CO2 pollution to zero at the earliest possible date."

The Revelator, January 29, 2021
Climate change has caused record-breaking ocean temperatures, and that means more dangerous storms, trouble for coral reefs and big changes for our marine ecosystems

Carbon Brief, January 18, 2018
Clouds are fickle in both space and time – appearing, changing and disappearing on timescales of minutes. This means accurately representing them in models is one of the biggest challenges facing climate scientists and the key to even more accurate projections.

The Conversation, June 07, 2021
Lakes and rivers occupy just 1% of the Earth’s surface but are incredible hotspots for biodiversity, sheltering 10% of all species globally.

The Guardian, June 03, 2021
Analysis shows significant risk of cascading events even at 2C of heating, with severe long-term effects.