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A plan to protect the biodiversity of US waters

Marine biodiversity is in crisis around the globe. Climate change, overfishing, habitat destruction and other extractive industries are causing species losses at an alarming rate. Scientists, managers, and governments are taking steps to protect mari.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgFeb 21st, 2024

Google Photos’ AI editor goes freemium, hopes you’ll join $100/year plan

Photo Unblur and AI-erase are now free, while the editor offers 10 free saves a month. Enlarge / Google's Magic Editor and Photo Unblur. (credit: Google) Google Photos is opening up its premium editing tools to more user.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News13 hr. 46 min. ago

Ant pheromones may help protect hikers and campers from ticks

If you're outside enjoying the spring sunshine, then chances are, ticks are too. However, new research from Simon Fraser University (SFU) suggests the use of ant pheromones as a topical repellent, or as an environmental barrier, may help protect hike.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News15 hr. 17 min. ago

Your internet service provider now has to provide you with a "nutrition label"

Internet service providers are now required by the FCC to provide consumers with a "nutrition label" with all fees and other plan info detailed. It's been 34 years since the Nutrition Labeling and Education Act of 1990 made it mandatory for com.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News16 hr. 45 min. ago

Hybrid intelligence can reconcile biodiversity and agriculture

A research team at the University of Hohenheim and Technical University of Munich has developed a new transdisciplinary approach to resolve the tradeoff between biodiversity and agricultural production......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News18 hr. 17 min. ago

Meta protecting teens by blurring nude photos in Instagram DMs, with warnings [U]

Instagram is rolling out a new safety feature, designed to protect teens from being exposed to unwanted nude photos in Instagram direct messages. The system will blur nude photos in Instagram DMs when the recipient is believed to be a teenager. Th.....»»

Category: topSource:  theglobeandmailRelated News20 hr. 17 min. ago

Meta protecting teens by blurring nude photos in Instagram DMs, with warnings

Instagram is rolling out a new safety feature, designed to protect teens from being exposed to unwanted nude photos in Instagram direct messages. The system will blur nude photos in Instagram DMs when the recipient is believed to be a teenager. Th.....»»

Category: topSource:  theglobeandmailRelated News22 hr. 17 min. ago

Pork labeling schemes "not helpful" in making informed buying choices, say researchers

Researchers have evaluated different types of pig farming—including woodland, organic, free range, RSPCA assured, and Red Tractor certified, to assess each systems' impact across four areas: land use (representing biodiversity loss), greenhouse gas.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsApr 11th, 2024

Scientists are grasping at straws while trying to protect infant corals from hungry fish

South Florida researchers trying to prevent predatory fish from devouring laboratory-grown coral are grasping at biodegradable straws in an effort to restore what some call the rainforest of the sea......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsApr 11th, 2024

Microplastic "hotspots" identified in Long Island Sound

Forensic and environmental experts have teamed up to develop a new scientific method to pinpoint microplastic pollution 'hotspots' in open waters. A study by Staffordshire University, The Rozalia Project for a Clean Ocean, and Central Wyoming College.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsApr 10th, 2024

River restoration is encouraging Atlantic salmon to return to heart of the UK

For the first time in 100 years, Atlantic salmon are once again spawning in the upper waters of the River Derwent......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsApr 10th, 2024

Sims show problems with F1’s plan for moveable wings in 2026

In low-drag configuration, the cars were "undriveable." Enlarge / F1 has a few more months before it has to finalize the technical regulations for 2026. (credit: Darren Heath/Getty Images) F1 is set to undergo another of.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsApr 10th, 2024

US announces tough tap water standards for "forever chemicals"

US President Joe Biden's administration on Wednesday announced the first nationwide tap water standards to protect the public from toxic "forever chemicals" linked to serious health harms ranging from cancers to developmental damage in children......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsApr 10th, 2024

The limits of ice: What a 19th-century expedition trapped in sea ice for a year tells us about Antarctica"s future

In 1897, the former whaling ship RV Belgica left Antwerp in Belgium and set sail due south. It was the first voyage of what would become known as the Heroic Age of Antarctic exploration. It did not go to plan......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsApr 10th, 2024

Election disinformation: How AI-powered bots work and how you can protect yourself from their influence

Social media platforms have become more than mere tools for communication. They've evolved into bustling arenas where truth and falsehood collide. Among these platforms, X stands out as a prominent battleground. It's a place where disinformation camp.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsApr 10th, 2024

Superfund plan for Columbia River sparks debate in Northwest

It would create one of the largest Superfund sites in America and the first in which most of the toxic pollution comes from another country. But those are not the only unique aspects of an EPA proposal to add the upper reaches of the Columbia River i.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsApr 10th, 2024

Is this plug taken? EV charging etiquette comes to “Modern Manners” book.

Be polite, plan ahead, don't jump the line, and other charging tips to ensure harmony. Enlarge / Don't be a bad charging neighbor. (credit: Graham Hughes/Bloomberg via Getty Images) Modern life can be fraught with confus.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsApr 10th, 2024

The 2024 “Modern Manners” book now includes EV charging etiquette

Be polite, plan ahead, don't jump the line, and other charging tips to ensure harmony. Enlarge / Don't be a bad charging neighbor. (credit: Graham Hughes/Bloomberg via Getty Images) Modern life can be fraught with confus.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsApr 10th, 2024

Deforestation harms biodiversity of the Amazon"s perfume-loving orchid bees

A survey of orchid bees in the Brazilian Amazon state of Rondônia, carried out in the 1990s, is shedding new light on the impact of deforestation on the scent-collecting pollinators, which some view as bellwethers of biodiversity in the neotropics......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsApr 10th, 2024

Europe Rules That Insufficient Climate Change Action Is a Human Rights Violation

In a landmark ruling, the European Court of Human Rights found that Switzerland had not done enough to protect its citizens from climate change—blowing open the door for further cases against governments......»»

Category: gadgetSource:  wiredRelated NewsApr 9th, 2024

Archaeological study suggests cultural diversity increases biodiversity of ecosystems

Cultural diversity is likely to have an overall positive effect on the biodiversity of ecosystems. The homogenization of human life forms may therefore be regarded as an important motor of the ongoing major extinction events in the "Age of Humans" (A.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsApr 9th, 2024