Sci-News Roundup June 18 - June 24, 2022
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CNN Health, June 20, 2022
The safety data from Moderna and Pfizer, vetted by the FDA and CDC, found potential side effects were mostly mild and short-lived.

Science Daily, June 16, 2022
More than two years after the COVID-19 pandemic erupted, scientists have become increasingly aware of a group of patients -- so-called 'long haulers' -- who remain plagued by a combination of symptoms long after the infection passes. In a new study, researchers describe their findings related to their multidisciplinary clinical work in this area.

Washington Post, June 13, 2022
The upheaval is being felt in hospitals and labs. Doctors are rethinking routines, including keeping preventive shots on hand into the spring and even summer.


Orion, Summer 2022 (marvelous!)
Karen Vaughan's art celebrates soils, connecting people with a material that’s always underfoot but too often unnoticed.

Aeon, June 17, 2022
Linear B has yielded its secrets, but Linear A remains elusive. Can linguistic analysis unlock the meaning of Minoan script?

Deutsche Welle, June 20, 2022
Developing countries are increasingly calling on richer nations to share the profits from discoveries based on their rich biodiversity. As talks get underway in Nairobi, DW takes a closer look at the issue of bio-piracy.

Quanta, June 15, 2022
Physicists have solved a key problem of robotic locomotion by revising the usual rules of interaction between simple component parts.

New Scientist, June 15, 2022
The true nature of time continues to elude us. But whether it is a fundamental part of the cosmos or an illusion made in our minds has profound implications for our understanding of the universe.

Public Understanding of Science (PUS) Blog, June 14, 2022
We encounter science in numerous daily situations and are expected to make decisions on issues such as health, nutrition, vaccination and more. The results of this study suggest K–12 education has been insufficient in supporting students to develop important scientific reasoning skills that are necessary in modern life.


Cosmos, June 16, 2022
When it comes to astronomical events, the solstices and equinoxes are some of the most important to human cultures around the world and throughout history.

Universe Today, June 19, 2022
The new observations suggest that the adolescence of normal galaxies may be more rambunctious than previous models suggest.

EurekAlert!, June 16, 2022
University of Arizona astronomers have identified five examples of a new class of stellar system. They're not quite galaxies and only exist in isolation.

Science Daily, June 17, 2022
The Gaia Data Release 3 on June 13 revolutionizes our knowledge of the Solar System and the Milky Way and its satellite galaxies.

Physics Today
Nearly a decade of collisions and a decade of analysis yield the fundamental particle’s mass with the highest precision to date.


Nature, June 20, 2022
Artisanal fishing can improve livelihoods, boost nutrition and strengthen food systems, but fishers’ input is needed at local, national and global levels.

Phys.Org, June 20, 2022
The development could pave the way for new light-based devices that could lead to faster, cheaper and more reliable Internet, and as the foundation for many future technologies.

TechXplore, June 21, 2022
Climate change is causing the global wind resource to diminish in the 21st century. At the same time, the technical properties of wind turbines are steadily improving.

The Guardian, June 17, 2022
Maui is a hub for GMO research but Indigenous farmers are trying to bring back the abundant and thriving landscapes of their ancestors.

The Hill, June 20, 2022
The solution can be sprayed directly onto foods, protecting them from both disease-causing microorganisms and from damage in transportation.

Science Daily, June 17, 2022
Commercially available transparent face masks allow for the perception of facial expressions while suppressing the dispersion of respiratory droplets that spread the SARS-CoV-2.


Cosmos, June 16, 2022
It may be time to get out your walking poles.

Eat Right, June 16, 2022
Research suggests that improved memory is just one of many brain-boosting benefits associated with eating more fish.

Inside Climate News, June 16, 2022
The New England Journal of Medicine kicks off a series of articles Thursday with an examination of the effects of air pollution on children’s health.

Scientific American, June 20, 2022
Research suggests platform designs make us lose track of time spent on them and can heighten conflicts, and then we feel upset with ourselves.

Duke University, School of Environment, February 05, 2020
Research by Duke and NC State scientists finds most filters are only partially effective at removing PFAS. A few, if not properly maintained, can even make the situation worse.

The Guardian, June 23, 2022
The EU is banning food whitener titanium dioxide. It is the latest example of a chemical deemed unsafe in Europe that’s still used in the US.


Live Science, June 20, 2022
Since being introduced in Florida in the 1970s, the invasive pythons have bred successfully in the southern regions of the state, where they prey on many native birds and mammals, as well as the occasional alligator or pet dog.

Hakai, June 09, 2022
Closely studying these magnetic foraminifera could lead to new insights about the evolution of magnetic life.

Audubon, Summer 2022
Utah’s leaders and advocates are mobilizing to save the largest saline lake ecosystem in the Western Hemisphere, a haven for people and migrating birds. Time and water are running out.

The Atlantic, June 09, 2022 (Ed Yong)
Every creature lives within its own sensory bubble, but only humans have the capacity to appreciate the experiences of other species. What we’ve learned is astounding.

Sci-Tech Daily, June 19, 2022
New models that show how the continents were assembled are providing fresh insights into the history of the Earth and will help provide a better understanding of natural hazards like earthquakes and volcanoes.

Nature, June 16, 2022
The group has adapted to hunting on glacial ice, which suggests some members of the species might survive as the Arctic heats up.


Common Dreams, June 09, 2022
"We cannot allow the U.N. agency mandated to support farmers and agricultural systems aligning with the industry that aims to influence national policy and causes such egregious pesticide poisoning and environmental devastation."

The Conversation, September 12, 2018
Scientists widely recognize that wetlands are extremely efficient at pulling carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere and converting it into living plants and carbon-rich soil.

Civil Eats, June 134, 2022
A law currently in Congress could expand regulations to rein in illicit seafood imports, which account for an estimated 10 percent of all U.S. sales—and bring with them significant human rights, environmental, and health problems.

The Revelator, June 21, 2022
Removing dams is one thing, but thousands of levees also restrict rivers in the United States — and they’re not working as intended.

PBS NewsHour, June 15, 2022
The compounds are part of a larger cluster of “forever chemicals” known as PFAS that have been used in consumer products and industry since the 1940s.


The Guardian, June 17, 2022
António Guterres is understood to be furious that, six months after the Cop26 climate summit, and after three dire reports from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change – the “starkest warning yet” from climate scientists – countries and businesses are ignoring the science and squandering opportunities to put the world on a greener path, when renewable energy is cheaper and safer than fossil fuels.

Carbon Brief, June 20, 2022
Developed and developing countries clashed over who should pay for the damage caused by climate change, as well as who should make further cuts to their emissions in the coming decade.

Yale Environment 360, June 14 2022
Farmers and scientists are increasingly observing that unusually high springtime temperatures can kill pollen and interfere with the fertilization of crops. Researchers are now searching for ways to help pollen beat the heat, including developing more heat-tolerant varieties.

New York Times, June 19, 2022
A Supreme Court environmental case being decided this month is the product of a coordinated, multiyear strategy by Republican attorneys general and conservative allies.

The Conversation, June 22, 2022
The heat dome can stretch over several states and linger for days to weeks, leaving the people, crops and animals below to suffer through stagnant, hot air that can feel like an oven.