Selected Sci-News Items Feb 01- Feb 06, 2020
Kimchi, Cow Poop and Other Spurious Corona-virus Remedies
Washington Post, February 02, 2020
As the virus spreads and with no cure in sight, some people are looking to alternative remedies to protect themselves from infection or cure themselves if they've already contracted it.
How Hard Is It to Scramble Rubik's Cube?
Phys.Org, January 31, 2020
There are many fascinating mathematical questions related to Rubik's Cube.
Why We Knock on Wood
The Conversation, January 31, 2020
Knocking on wood may seem trivial, but it is one small way people quell their fears in a life full of anxieties.
What Will the World Look Like in 2030?
The Atlantic, February 01, 2020
One thing is certain: The next decade will look very different from what most people expect.
No One Can Explain Why Planes Stay in the Air
Scientific American, February, 2020 issue
Do recent explanations solve the mysteries of aerodynamic lift?
This Professor's 'Amazing' Trick Makes Quadratic Equations Easier
New York Times, February 05, 2020
Destructive Super Solar Storms Hit Us Every 25 Years Or So
Quadratics, which are introduced in elementary algebra classes, pop up often in physics and engineering in the calculating of trajectories, even in sports. A mathematician has rediscovered a technique that the ancient Babylonians used.
Universe Today, January 31, 2020
These powerful storms can disrupt electronic equipment, including communication equipment, aviation equipment, power grids, and satellites.
An Intelligent Interaction Between Light and Material
Cosmos, February 05, 2020
Researchers hope it's a new platform for computing.
Step Aside CRISPR, RNA Editing Is Taking Off
Nature, February 04, 2020
Making changes to the molecular messengers that create proteins might offer flexible therapies for cancer, pain or high cholesterol, in addition to genetic disorders.
Electric Vehicle Batteries Will 'Dwarf' The Grid's Energy-Storage Needs
Forbes, January 29, 2020
There will be more than enough batteries in electric vehicles by 2050 to support a grid that runs on solar and wind-if the two are connected by smart chargers, according to experts at the International Renewable Energy Agency.
Injured Knee? Send In the Microbots
Cosmos, January 27, 2020
Korean scientists propose novel way to treat damaged cartilage.
An Ultra-Fast Microscope for the Quantum World
Phys.Org, January 29, 2020
The operation of components for future computers can now be filmed in HD quality, so to speak.
The Conversation, February 03, 2020
Leprosy, mentioned in both Old and New testaments, is the first documented disease for which quarantine was imposed.
The Playbook for Poisoning the Earth
The Intercept, January 18, 2020
Lobbying documents and emails show a vast strategy by the pesticide industry to influence academics, beekeepers, and regulators, and to divert attention away from the potential harm caused by pesticides.
Amsterdam Leads the Way on Wetland Restoration
CityLab, January 31, 2020
The Dutch capital has long been a global model for flood management in a manmade landscape. Now it is seeking to break ground on how it preserves wetlands.
Before Gore, Greta, and the Green New Deal
Environmental Health News, February 02, 2020
Let's start with an inveterate American tree-hugger named William O. Douglas.
Insects Are Dying and Nobody Knows How Fast
Deutsche Welle, January 28, 2020
Conservationists say fears of an insect apocalypse, Armageddon and absolute extinction are overblown, but acting now could save populations that are plummeting.
We're Not Fixing This Environmental Crisis. One Ditch in Indiana Could Provide a Solution.
Center for Public Integrity, January 30, 2020
If you want to clean up the largest pollution spill in the country, one unaltered by decades of work and billions of dollars, you need to spend a lot of time making tiny measurements.
Wildlife Emerging Months Earlier Than Normal As Winters 'Lost' to Climate Change
The Independent, February 04, 2020
Seasonal shift is drawing species out of hibernation in what would be the depths of winter.
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