Sci-News Roundup July 17 - July 23, 2021
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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)

NPR/WBUR July 21, 2021
Here's what to know about breakthrough cases in the context of delta, and what scientists are doing to track the vaccines' efficacy:

The Guardian, July 18, 2021
Vivek Murthy, the US surgeon general who has accused companies including Facebook of “poisoning information” about coronavirus vaccines, said they were not doing enough to check the online proliferation of false claims.

The Conversation, July 14, 2021
As with SARS-CoV-2, scientists may know little about emerging pathogens or the diseases they cause. Studying these germs – whether bacteria, viruses or other microorganisms – in the safe environment of a biocontainment laboratory is the best protection humankind has against these diseases.

Washington Post, July 21, 2021
The FDA-authorized coronavirus vaccines are exceptionally protective — but they’re not perfect.


Sci-News, July 16, 2021
The result underscores how big of a hand interbreeding among ancient hominids had in shaping us.

Scientific American, July 09, 2021
The legendary scientist used the insects’ songs as a metaphor for his theories about the universe. It didn’t go well.

Sci-News, July 19, 2021
Archaeologists have analyzed a rich microbotanical assemblage from Çatalhöyük, a renowned archaeological site in central Anatolia, Turkey, best known for its Neolithic occupation dated from 7100 to 6000 BCE.

Quanta, July 20, 2021`
The root of today’s quantum revolution was John Stewart Bell’s 1964 theorem showing that quantum mechanics really permits instantaneous connections between far-apart locations.

The Guardian, July 19, 2021
One rocket launch produces up to 300 tons of carbon dioxide into the upper atmosphere where it can remain for years.


Live Science, July b16, 2021
Why is the universe the way it is? Scientists have explored many ways to explain the cosmos, leading to some crazy-sounding ideas.

Science X, July 16, 2021
Exactly what happened at the beginning of the universe, 14 billion years ago, is one of the greatest mysteries in physics—there's no simple way to probe it.

New York Times, July 16, 2021
Scientists say it’s less like a wobble and more like a slow, predictable cycle. And while the phenomenon will contribute to rising tides caused by climate change, it is just one of many factors.

Universe Today, July 19, 2021
Dark matter and dark energy make up over 90% of all the contents of the universe. So the question remains: could there be a fifth force hiding in the “dark sector” of our universe?

Nature, July 16, 2021
Working with the United Nations, scientists hope to establish standards for satellite ‘mega-constellations’ and reduce disruption of astronomical observations.


The Guardian, July 18, 2021
It is the name for perhaps the most powerful piece of spyware ever developed – certainly by a private company. Once it has wormed its way on to your phone, without you noticing, it can turn it into a 24-hour surveillance device.

TechXplore, July 15, 2021
In a medical first, researchers harnessed the brain waves of a paralyzed man unable to speak—and turned what he intended to say into sentences on a computer screen.

Science Times, July 16 2021
TUM have been studying nano-capsules that could trap and neutralize viruses using the DNA structure.

Science Daily, July 15, 2021
The latest investigations into a promising new genetic test for glaucoma - the leading cause of blindness worldwide - has found it has the ability to identify 15 times more people at high risk of glaucoma than an existing genetic test.

The Conversation, July 14, 2021
Most of the stability is provided by the floating platform itself. The trick is to design the platform so the turbine doesn’t tip too far in strong winds or storms.


Medical News Today, July 20, 2021
An investigation into how our diet impacts our metabolism and whether certain foods and beverages really have a significant impact on metabolic rate.

Sci-News, July 20, 2021
Osteoporosis is a chronic, painful, and debilitating disease which makes bones less dense and more susceptible to fracture.

CNN Health July 20, 2021
Social support is an important facet of endurance, but we can train our brains to focus on the task at hand despite unexpected circumstances.

The Conversation, November 17, 2020
Exercise has a profound influence on the structure of our brains – an influence that can protect and preserve brain health and function throughout life.

Nature, July 14, 2021
The biological basis for sex differences in autoimmune diseases are beginning to come into focus.

New York Times, July 13, 2021
Sleep experts offer advice on sleeping soundly through the night.


BBC Future, February 07, 2021
It took scientists 375 years to discover the eighth continent of the world, which has been hiding in plain sight all along. But mysteries still remain.

EurekAlert, July 20, 2021
Zoologists working with birds in Southeast Asia are shining fresh light on the connections between animal behaviour, geology, and evolution - underlining that species can diversify surprisingly quickly under certain conditions.

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Specialized cells in the mantle build the shell using proteins and minerals.

Scientific American, November 02, 2010
Our schools, and our society, must do more to recognize spatial reasoning, a key kind of intelligence

Treehugger, July 16, 2021
These surprisingly productive ecosystems can contain a diversity of life. 


Scientific American, July 20, 2021
Data on 2,000 years of Rocky Mountain forest fires shows skyrocketing damage

Inside Climate News, July 19, 2021
New research, using machine learning, helps project how the buildup of greenhouse gases will change clouds in ways that further

Science News, July 14, 2021
Agriculture that includes trees boosts food production, stores carbon and saves species.

Environmental Health News, July 20, 2021
Former EPA official Jim Jones sets the record straight on 'the forever chemical' as lawmakers take up the PFAS Action Act

Treehugger, July 16, 2021
Young people and ecopreneurs around the world, known as #GenerationRestoration, are bringing about change.


BBC News, January 01, 2021
Countries only have only a limited time in which to act if the world is to stave off the worst effects of climate change. Here are five reasons why 2021 could be a crucial year in the fight against global warming.

Grist, July 15, 2021
All that CO2 isn’t going anywhere anytime soon.

The Verge, July 15, 2021
The problem is getting worse.

The Guardian, July 20, 2021
Support for coal, oil and gas remains high despite pledges to tackle climate crisis.

New York Times, July 17, 2021
Northeastern Siberia is a place where people take Arctic temperatures in stride. But 100-degree days are another matter entirely.