Sci-News Roundup July 10 - July 16, 2021
General Interest  Cosmos   Innovation   Health  Nature  Environment  Climate

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June 07 Beyond the Standard Model? The Latest from Fermilab muon g-2 (video available)
June 14 Can Seagrasses Weather Ocean Warming? (video available)

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Some helpful facts to counter widespread misinformation.

Nature, July 07, 2021
Growing evidence suggests that the coronavirus causes ‘brain fog’ and other neurological symptoms through multiple mechanisms.

STAT July 12 2021
The director-general of the World Health Organization on Monday issued a stinging rebuke to Pfizer and other vaccine manufacturers focused on developing — and selling — Covid-19 vaccine booster shots to high-income countries, saying they should focus instead on providing vaccine to nations that have had little access to first doses.


Science News, July 06, 2021
Experiments with ancient light sources help unravel how people created underground paintings

The Conversation, July 08, 2021
What at first sight looks like an amorphous blob has a striking regularity.

Science Daily, July 08, 2021
Though writing by hand is increasingly being eclipsed by the ease of computers, a new study finds we shouldn't be so quick to throw away the pencils and paper.

Thought Co., September 21, 2018
More than 50 surveys on déjà vu suggested that about two-thirds of individuals have experienced it at least once in their lifetime.

New York Times, July 09, 2021
Maori may have been first to reach Antarctica, in the seventh century. But the past matters less than what lies ahead, Indigenous scholars say.


Science Focus, July 11, 2021
Today, the only international law governing space stems from the 1967 Outer Space Treaty that’s overseen by the United Nations. This states that no government can lay claim to the Moon, but failed to foresee that private companies may also want to stake a claim.

MIT Technology Review, June 29, 2021
A half-century ago, Virginia Tower Norwood ’47 invented the first multispectral scanner to image Earth from space. Landsat 1 and its successors have been scanning the planet continuously ever since.

Scientific American, July 13, 2021
Researchers are taking a closer look at this science-fiction staple —and bringing the idea a little closer to reality.

Cosmos, July 11, 2021
X-ray flares triggered by vibrations in magnetic field lines.

Quanta, July 08, 2021
A group of mathematicians has shown that at critical moments, a symmetry called rotational invariance is a universal property across many physical systems.   


MIT Technology Review, June 30, 2021
The 35 Innovators Under 35 is our yearly opportunity to take a look at not just where technology is now, but where it’s going and who’s taking it there.

Science, July 08, 2021
This technique is known as radiative cooling, and engineers have used it over the past decade to design roofs, plastic films, wood, and ultra-white paints.

Grist, July 10, 2021
Members of Congress from Western states are pushing for $750 million to turn wastewater into pure water. Here’s how that works.

KHN, July 12, 2021
Air quality experts say the technology can be ineffective or potentially create harmful byproducts. Companies that make the devices are subject to virtually no standardized testing or evaluation of their marketing claims.

Gizmodo, July 12, 2021
As you might expect, it's all about piling on more ads.

Cosmos, July 06, 2021
Google trumped as physicists set a new quantum computing benchmark.


Healthline, June 30, 2021
Contemplating setting your alarm for an eye-scorchingly early hour? Here’s why it might be worth it.

CNN Health, July 12, 2021
While there may be a lower risk of Covid-19 transmission outside, there are other illnesses you can encounter in nature. Some of those come from tiny arachnids called ticks.

New York Times, November 03, 2017
Most nutrients, including fat-soluble vitamins A, E and K and minerals like iron and calcium, aren’t lost in water and are retained during storage, experts say.

VeryWellFit, April 01, 2021
Lifting weights, also sometimes referred to as strength training or resistance training, offers a lot of benefits.

AP News, July 12, 2021
Chlorpyrifos is approved for use on more than 80 crops, including oranges, berries, grapes, soybeans, almonds and walnuts, though California banned sales of the pesticide last year and spraying of it this year.

The Guardian, July 11, 2020
Scientists are only just discovering the enormous impact of our gut health – and how it could hold the key to everything from tackling obesity to overcoming anxiety and boosting immunity.


National Ocean Service, July 12, 2021
Sometimes, the scorching heat is ensnared in what is called a heat dome.

Atlas Obscura, July 12, 2021
New technology and changing habits may keep beach-goers safe as the local great white population grows.

Science Focus, July 10, 2021
Here are the (slightly gross) step-by-step instructions honeybees use to make their syrupy produce.

Science Times, July 14, 2021
Goldfish owners in Minnesota are fond of releasing their fish on a lake located at Burnsville.

Science Daily, July 08, 2021
The plates of the Earth's crust perform complicated movements that can be attributed to quite simple mechanisms. 


Vox, July 11, 2021
More than 30 percent of the Earth is already conserved. Thank Indigenous people and local communities.

Science Daily, July 01, 2021
Current rates of plastic emissions globally may trigger effects that we will not be able to reverse, argues a new study. According to the authors, plastic pollution is a global threat, and actions to drastically reduce emissions of plastic to the environment are 'the rational policy response.'

Environmental Health News, July 09, 2021
The US can tackle climate change driven flooding in vulnerable communities by building nature-based solutions into infrastructure plans.

Treehugger, July 07, 2021
Data reveals that the climate crisis is transforming conditions in the region.

Common Dreams, July 11, 2021
“The implications of this speak to the pipeline’s integrity and the effect climate change is having on pipeline safety in general.”


Carbon Brief, July 07, 2021
The deadly heatwave that hit north-western US and Canada in late June would have been “virtually impossible” without human-caused global warming, a new “rapid-attribution” a study finds.

MIT Technology Review, July 08, 2021
Corporations and nations are touting plans to suck greenhouse gases out of the air. But the crucial priority this decade is slashing emissions.

Cosmos, July 09, 2021
Two studies consider the negative-emissions economy.

Inside Climate News, July 14, 2021
The study, which found greater depletion of carbon storage in the heavily deforested eastern Amazon, confirmed previous research that used satellites or hands-on measuring techniques.

The Guardian, July 05, 2021
The effects of ‘weird weather’ were already being felt in the 1960s, but scientists linking fossil fuels with climate change were dismissed as prophets of doom.