Sci-News Roundup September 09 - September 15, 2023
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Scientific American, September 05, 2023
A new interpretation of Isaac Newton’s writings clarifies what the father of classical mechanics meant in his first law of motion.

The Collector, September 10, 2023
The mummies of the Inca and the Chinchorro people are found in remote places like mountains and deserts.

E&E News, September 12, 2023
Conservative activists and politicians in states across the country are trying to limit or distort the teaching of climate science to schoolchildren, marking a growing front in the culture war against social movements over race, gender identity and the environment.

Treehugger, August 15, 2023
Math is a vital factor in our rapid evolution as a society. We reached the moon because of math. Math allowed us to tease out the secrets of DNA, create and transmit electricity over hundreds of miles to power our homes and offices and gave rise to computers and all that they do for the world.

Phys.Org, September 12, 2023
More than 100 ancient paintings and engravings, thought to be at least 24,000 years old, have been found in a 500 meter-long cave in "Cova Dones" or "Cueva Dones"—a site located in Millares near Valencia in Spain.


Nature, September 08, 2023
In just two weeks, the Indian mission has made some surprising discoveries about the composition of the Moon.COSMOS 

Cosmos, September 11, 2023
NASA’s Perseverance Mars rover has generated oxygen on Mars for the 16th and final time with the agency saying it exceeded expectations.
A device on the rover is known as MOXIE (Mars Oxygen In-Situ Resource Utilization Experiment).   

Sci-News, September 12, 2023
Astronomers using the James Webb Space Telescope have discovered carbon dioxide and methane in the atmosphere of the habitable zone exoplanet K2-18b. These detections are consistent with an exoplanet that may contain ocean-covered surface underneath a hydrogen-rich atmosphere.

Earth-Sky, September 12, 2023
Although several dozen minor galaxies lie closer to our Milky Way, the Andromeda galaxy is the closest large spiral galaxy to ours. And here are some interesting facts about it.

Physics Today, September 07, 2023
Future measurements of high-energy neutrinos at the Large Hadron Collider could yield insights into tau neutrinos, the strong force, and even new physics. 


New York Times, September 09, 2023
Engineers at the tech giants built tools years ago that could put a name to any face but, for once, Silicon Valley did not want to move fast and break things.

Clean Technica, September 12, 2023
Keep an eye out for electric vehicles that look like ordinary freight cars, testing soon on railways in the US

MIT Technology Review, January 31, 2023
We won’t run out of key ingredients for climate action, but mining comes with social and environmental ramifications.

Cosmos, September 09, 2023
Over the years, the misuse and overuse of antibiotics have inadvertently fueled the rise of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, also known as ‘superbugs’. Scientists are exploring new strategies to win the war against superbugs.

The Guardian, September 11, 2023
Doubts about whether heat pumps work well in subzero conditions shown to be unfounded, say researchers

Science Daily, September 11, 2023
The sun and the sea -- both abundant and free -- are being harnessed in a unique project to create vertical sea farms floating on the ocean that can produce fresh water for drinking and agriculture.


PBS NewsHour, September 12, 2023
After last winter’s flu, COVID and RSV tripledemic threatened public health and the stability of the U.S. health care system, doctors are urging virtually everyone to get vaccinated against the flu and COVID and for people to talk to their health care providers about whether the newly available RSV vaccine is right for them.

STAT, September 12, 2023
There’s a panel of 20 nutrition experts that has outsized influence on the American diet — and the food industry has worked hard to get friendly researchers into the group, new documents obtained by STAT show.

Treehugger, September 07, 2023
Greens provide nutrients that, as noted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), "help protect you from heart disease, stroke, and some cancers."

Washington Post, November 04, 2022
A new study shows you can get the benefits of a high-intensity workout by doing five common exercises, no gym or equipment required.

EatRight, April 12, 2022
There are eight well known B-vitamins that play a role in the body. They support metabolism and contribute to the body's ability to produce energy.

EveryDay Health, September 09, 2023
Stress can cause a range of gastrointestinal problems including cramping, bloating, and a loss of appetite. Find out how to keep stress levels down to protect your gut.


The Science Times, September 12, 2023
Some creatures, like geese, have more odd adaptations compared to others. Geese have features in their tongue that make them strikingly unique.

The Conversation, September 13, 2023
Earthquakes, large and small, happen every single day along zones that wrap around the world like seams on a baseball. Most don’t bother anybody, so they don’t make the news. But every now and then a catastrophic earthquake hits people somewhere in the world with horrific destruction and immense suffering.

Cosmos, September 06, 2023
A species of bamboo found all over Japan – Phyllostachys nigra var. henonis – is about to flower for the first time in 120 years, and then die.

Science Alert, September 08, 2023
The most high-resolution map yet of the underlying geology beneath Earth's Southern Hemisphere reveals something we previously never knew about: an ancient ocean floor that may wrap around the core.

Quanta, September 06, 2023
The preferred “handedness” of biomolecules could have emerged from biased interactions between electrons and magnetic surfaces, new research suggests.


The Guardian, August 27, 2023
Land privatization and water depletion set the stage 150 years ago for the recent Lahaina fire . Now, land companies may benefit even more.

Common Dreams, September 10, 2023
The sheer quantity of chemicals being dumped into the environment is quickly growing—and we may only be seeing the beginning of the harm they are doing to us.

Reuters, September 11, 2023
A group of 13 environmental organizations has sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency seeking to force the agency to bolster regulations for industrialized livestock farms, which can pollute U.S. rivers and lakes with raw sewage and other contaminants.

Nature, August 24, 2023
The rainforest is starting to release its carbon. Is it heading towards a tipping point?

Smithsonian, Sept/Oct 2023
For these ambitious scientists in the rainforests of Ecuador, helping the environment has never tasted so sweet.


Common Dreams, September 11, 2023
Those are the dates and location of the international mobilization against fossil fuels set to take place this coming weekend, and the last word is hardly an exaggeration as organizers with the Global Fight to End Fossil Fuels report that more than 400 actions, marches, rallies, and other events have already been registered around the world.

Inside Climate News, September 08, 2023
Even amid a disaster-filled summer marked by record heat, climate misinformation continues to spread online at alarming rates. Some experts fear it could slow progress at COP28.

Time , September 08, 2023
The Brazen Climate Friendly Ground Beef Burger was developed under Tyson’s own Climate Smart Beef Program, supported by taxpayer funds. On its face, this might give the impression that the beef industry is finally doing its part to mitigate the effects of climate change by reducing emissions. But frustratingly, the whole scheme is more about marketing magic than science-backed solutions.

The Guardian, September 13, 2023
First complete ‘scientific health check’ shows most global systems beyond stable range in which modern civilisation emerged.

Cosmos, September 08, 2023
Agriculture is responsible for roughly a quarter of the world’s total greenhouse gas emissions, but a new analysis says it could become not only carbon neutral, but carbon negative – removing billions of tonnes of CO2 each year – by 2050.