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Earth to reach temperature tipping point in next 20 to 30 years, new study finds

Earth's ability to absorb nearly a third of human-caused carbon emissions through plants could be halved within the next two decades at the current rate of warming, according to a new study in Science Advances by researchers at Northern Arizona Unive.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgJan 13th, 2021

Wattpad, the storytelling platform, is selling to South Korea’s Naver for $600 million

Wattpad, the 14-year-old, Toronto-based, venture-backed storytelling platform with reach into a number of verticals, is being acquired by Naver, the South Korean conglomerate, in a $600 million cash-and-stock deal. Naver plans to incorporate at least.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated News3 hr. 44 min. ago

Today’s best tech deals: Lots of Switch games, Fire HD tablets, and more

Dealmaster also has deals on Hitman 3, Roomba vaccuums, and the iPad Air. Enlarge (credit: Ars Technica) Today's Dealmaster includes a number of discounts on first-party Nintendo Switch games. While most of the deals don't reach the lowest pri.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News4 hr. 17 min. ago

Reflections on the first all-virtual CES

I’ve spent more time than I care to mention over the last several years wondering aloud about the value of in-person trade shows. There’s something seemingly antiquated in the idea of jamming a bunch of people in a room, walking from booth to boo.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated News4 hr. 44 min. ago

Even a small amount of gender bias in hiring can be costly to employers

Tiny amounts of gender bias in employee hiring decisions contribute to concerning rates of discrimination and productivity losses that together represent significant costs, financial and otherwise, for employers, a new study from Oregon State Univers.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News4 hr. 44 min. ago

Amber-encased fossil shines light on evolution of bioluminescent insects

Trapped in amber for ~100 million years, an exceptionally well-preserved, light-producing beetle sheds light on the diversification of bioluminescent beetles in the Cretaceous period and provides the missing fossil link between fireflies' living rela.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News4 hr. 44 min. ago

Not So Open Any More: Elasticsearch Relicensing and Implications for Open Source Search

Elastic’s actions over the years, such as deliberately mixing Apache 2 and Elastic licensed code, have shown it was shifting away from a true open source model. Continue reading........»»

Category: itSource:  cmswireRelated News7 hr. 44 min. ago

Testing the waters: Analyzing different solid states of water on other planets and moons

Just like on Earth, water on other planets, satellites, and even comets comes in a variety of forms depending on multiple factors such as pressure and temperature. Aside from the gaseous, liquid, and solid states we are accustomed to, water can form.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News10 hr. 16 min. ago

Disease threatens to decimate western bats

A four-year study recently published in Ecology and Evolution concludes that the fungal disease, white-nose syndrome, poses a severe threat to many western North American bats......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News10 hr. 16 min. ago

Volcanic microbes

Oak Ridge National Laboratory contributed to an international study that found almost 300 novel types of microbes living near a deep sea volcano. These microbes, which could be used in biotechnology, reveal new insights about their extreme underwater.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News10 hr. 16 min. ago

Why Aren’t COVID Tracing Apps More Widely Used?

Along with technical issues, a new study suggests that trust and transparency are barriers for broader acceptance of the apps As the COVID-19 pandemic began to sweep around the globe in early 2020, many governments quickly mobilized to launch c.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated News10 hr. 44 min. ago

New classification for tropical plant group Phyllanthus

The tropical plant genus Phyllanthus has been the subject of debate in the taxonomic world for years. About fifteen years ago it became clear that the genus with nearly 900 plant species, contains plants that are considered separate groups. "Many sub.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News11 hr. 44 min. ago

Similarities in dance follower behavior across honey bee species suggest a conserved mechanism of dance communication

It is early in the morning. Ebi and his colleagues try not to twitch as they stare intently at a rectangular box filled with sugary treats. These aren't for them, but for the honey bees that they study. The tiny buzzers toggle between the sugar 'feed.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News11 hr. 44 min. ago

Online courses reinforce inequalities

With the global student community taking online courses as a result of the anti-Covid-19 measures, a study led by the University of Geneva (UNIGE) reveals that online courses deepen inequalities between gifted and less gifted students by 5%. The resu.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News11 hr. 44 min. ago

Who"s writing open access articles?

An Academic Analytics Research Center (AARC) study has found greater rates of authorship of open access (OA) research articles among scholars at more prestigious institutions with greater access to resources and job security. "The open access publish.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News11 hr. 44 min. ago

As the American hemp industry grows, so does our understanding of hemp diseases

As hemp begins to reemerge as an important crop in the United States, scientists are beginning research into the diseases that might prevent the crop from flourishing. A study published in the December issue of Plant Health Progress is one of the fir.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News11 hr. 44 min. ago

How dietary choice influences lifespan in fruit flies

Having a choice of foods may accelerate aging and shorten the lifespan of fruit flies, according to a study published today in the open-access eLife journal......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News11 hr. 44 min. ago

Scientists reveal structure of plants" energy generators

Researchers have revealed the first atomic structures of the respiratory apparatus that plants use to generate energy, according to a study published today in eLife......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News11 hr. 44 min. ago

Research finds tiny bubbles tell tales of big volcanic eruptions

Microscopic bubbles can tell stories about Earth's biggest volcanic eruptions and geoscientists from Rice University and the University of Texas at Austin have discovered some of those stories are written in nanoparticles......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News11 hr. 44 min. ago

GDPR: German Laptop Retailer Fined $12.6M For Video-Monitoring Employees

The data regulator for the German state of Lower Saxony has fined a local laptop retailer a whopping $12.6 million for keeping its employees under constant video surveillance at all times for the past two years without a legal basis. From a report: T.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News12 hr. 45 min. ago

How one musician took on the world’s biggest TV network over copyright—and won

“The torrent they got the music from was just called like 123456.mp3." A dramatic moment from Glee maybe isn't the first thing you expect to see in an Ars story, but promise there's a point here. You’ve heard Kerry Muzzey’s work (B.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News13 hr. 17 min. ago