Sci-News Roundup June 11 - June 17, 2022
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STAT, June 14, 2022
The unprecedented geographic expansion of the virus means there may be a need for a coordinated international response, Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said.

New York Times, June 15, 2022
An independent panel of experts advising the Food and Drug Administration is scheduled to vote on Wednesday on whether to recommend to the agency that very young children be allowed to receive shots of the Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccines.


Phys.Org, June 14, 2022
The data suggest that the Gongwangling remains date from something over 1.6 million years ago, and so they could belong to one of the first human beings to colonize what is now China.

Quanta, June 02, 2022
Using ideas borrowed from graph theory, two mathematicians have shown that extremely complex surfaces are easy to traverse.

Deutsche Welle, June 13, 2022
Due to the low water level, the remains of a 3,400-year-old city that disappeared decades ago emerged on the edge of the reservoir.

The Guardian, June 15, 2022
International team link spike in deaths at cemeteries in Kyrgyzstan in 1300s to start of plague pandemic.

Plus, April 21, 2022
A mountainside conversation about the difference between hiking in the mountains and exploring caves made him realize that these were two models of scientific research.
"Both sides are very important in science. And fractional calculus gives the possibility of both."

Ars Technica, June 13, 0222
The room was lost even to generations of people who lived and worshiped at the site.


New York Times, June 13, 2022
The particle collider at CERN will soon restart. “There could be a revolution coming,” scientists say.

Nature, June 13, 2022
The European Gaia mission’s ever-improving catalogue has become astronomers’ standard reference for the Galaxy.

Phys.Org, June 09, 2022
The space agency on Thursday announced a new study that will recruit leading scientists to examine unidentified aerial phenomena—a subject that has long fascinated the public and recently gained high-level attention from Congress.

The Conversation, June 06, 2022
It can be hard to believe that it is just an illusion when the Moon looks huge, but it is true. You can actually test the illusion yourself and even capture it with a camera.

Science News, June 14, 2022
Detected by gravitational lensing, the interstellar wanderer may be a hefty neutron star instead


TechXplore, June 14, 2022
Items approved for drone delivery will include household products, beauty items, office supplies and tech gear, the spokesperson said.

Science Daily, June 09, 2022
It's still a long way until human-like robots walk among us in our daily lives, but scientists are bringing us one step closer by crafting living human skin on robots.

Washington Post, January 04, 2022
Earthships have long been an offbeat curiosity for travelers, but through the lens of climate change, they suddenly look like a housing haven.

Treehugger, June 13, 2022
With its two solar panels, it keeps you juiced for recreation or emergencies.

The Guardian, June 13, 2022
The Canadian language development theorist Steven Pinker described Lemoine’s claims as a “ball of confusion”.

Inside Climate News, June 09, 2022
Colorado-based Solid Power has begun rolling out batteries that will enable electric cars to run much longer on a charge. Meanwhile, Houston researchers announced progress on a solid-state battery for energy storage.


Yale Climate Connections, June 08, 2022
Heat waves can strain your heart and kidneys, so plan ahead for how you’ll find relief during the next hot spell.

The Guardian, June 10, 2022
Study finds people have ‘astonishing’ levels of compounds thought to disrupt hormones.

Insider, May 06, 2022
Bread is a staple food around the world. Yet, despite its widespread popularity, many people limit bread and other carbohydrates when trying to eat a healthier diet or
lose weight.

STAT, June 06, 2022
As the crisis over access to reproductive health deepens in the U.S., the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has been quietly working with two pharmaceutical companies pursuing a historic breakthrough in expanding access to contraception: eliminating the unnecessary barrier of a prescription for the birth control pill, and allowing people to purchase it directly.

Healthline, November 24, 2017
Any kind of exercise is good for you, but working out in groups may give you a little extra boost.

Scientific American, June 08, 2022
Upgrading buildings’ ventilation, filtration and other factors would not only decrease COVID transmission but also improve health and cognitive performance in general.


National Geographic, June 06, 2022
Is it instinct or spectacle? Drought, desperation, and tourism combine to create a surprising tableau.

Smithsonian, June 13, 2022
Hundreds of shrimp-like creatures were found living 1640 feet beneath Antarctica’s Ross Ice Shelf.

New Scientist, June 09, 2022
A single female of the Fernandina Island tortoise species that was thought to be extinct for a century has been found in the Galapagos Islands.

Knowable, June 08, 2022
Were the powerhouse organelles a driving force or a late addition in the evolution of more complex cells like ours?

Cosmos, June 11, 2022
Study could explain why the Earth’s length of day oscillates over the same period.


Washington Post, June 15, 2022
The guidance may spur water utilities to tackle PFAS, but health advocates are still waiting for mandatory standards.

Ars Technica, June 04, 2022
The US needs to figure out what to do about its radioactive garbage.

The Guardian, June 14, 2022
About 90 tonnes of methane an hour were released from the Raspadskaya coalmine in January, data shows.

World Economics Forum, February 17, 2022
Pharmaceutical pollution of the world’s rivers is far more extensive than previously thought – so much so that it now poses a global threat to environmental and human health, according to new research.

Fast Company, June 08, 2022
As hundreds of companies set climate goals to reach net zero emissions, it’s difficult to tell what’s actually greenwashing.

Scientific American, June 15, 2022
Common chemicals sprayed on many crops each year are cloaked in bureaucratic uncertainties.


The Guardian, June 14, 2022
Years before the climate crisis was part of national discourse, this memo to the president predicted catastrophe.

Grist, June 14, 2022
Replacing coal with renewable energy would represent a $78 trillion boon for the global economy, according to new research from the International Monetary Fund.

STAT, June 08, 2022
The reauthorization of the Prescription Drug User Fee Act must not ignore the pharmaceutical industry's contributions to the climate crisis.

The American Prospect, June 15, 2022
A federal orphan well capping program shoves the cost of oil and gas production onto the public. There’s a better option.

Reuters, June 14, 2022
EU countries and lawmakers are split over whether the fuels are green enough to earn that label - reflecting broader disagreements over how Europe should meet climate goals - and could yet reject the EU proposal.