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Food waste study: 18 billion animals a year die, but never end up on our plate

Each year, a staggering 18 billion chickens, turkeys, pigs, sheep, goats, and cows either die or are killed without making it onto someone's plate. Environmental scientists Juliane Klaura, Laura Scherer, and Gerard Breeman were the first to calculate.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgNov 20th, 2023

What happened to OpenAI’s long-term AI risk team?

Former team members have either resigned or been absorbed into other research groups. Enlarge (credit: Benj Edwards) In July last year, OpenAI announced the formation of a new research team that would prepare for the adv.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News8 hr. 13 min. ago

Summer 2023 was northern hemisphere"s hottest for 2,000 years, tree rings show

The summer of 2023 was the warmest in the non-tropical areas of the northern hemisphere for 2,000 years, a new study has shown......»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated News9 hr. 13 min. ago

Saturday Citations: Mediterranean diet racks up more points; persistent quantum coherence; vegan dogs

This week, we reported on the birth throes of black holes, the questionable assertions of a study about vegan dogs and a technique for observing entanglement without breaking quantum coherence......»»

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

Why so many animals, including our pets, have a third eyelid—yet humans don"t

Our family dog used to have a rather noticeable extra eyelid that became especially apparent when he dozed off, usually upturned on the rug. This is the fleshy curtain seen at the corner of each eye, closest to the nose. It's also commonly called the.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated News15 hr. 13 min. ago

Venom 3: release date, plot, cast, trailer, and more

What's coming up in Tom Hardy's Venom 3 later this year? We're sharing everything we know about the release date, plot, cast, and more from Venom 3......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsMay 18th, 2024

“Unprecedented” Google Cloud event wipes out customer account and its backups

UniSuper, a $135 billion pension account, details its cloud compute nightmare. Enlarge (credit: Bloomberg via Getty Images) Buried under the news from Google I/O this week is one of Google Cloud's biggest blunders ever:.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsMay 18th, 2024

Automotive News is Magazine of Year

Automotive News won 3 National Gold Awards and 10 regional honors in the 2024 Azbees competition, as well as 3 Jesse H. Neal Awards......»»

Category: topSource:  autonewsRelated NewsMay 17th, 2024

Study examines low-permittivity dielectric ceramics for microwave/millimeter-wave communication

Microwave dielectric ceramics are the cornerstone of wireless communication devices, widely utilized in mobile communications, satellite radar, GPS, Bluetooth, and WLAN applications. Components made from these ceramic materials, such as filters, reso.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated NewsMay 17th, 2024

How heat waves are affecting Arctic phytoplankton

The basis of the marine food web in the Arctic, the phytoplankton, responds to heat waves much differently than to constantly elevated temperatures. This has been found by the first targeted experiments on the topic, which were recently conducted at.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated NewsMay 17th, 2024

Study reveals how a sugar-sensing protein acts as a "machine" to switch plant growth—and oil production—on and off

Proteins are molecular machines, with flexible pieces and moving parts. Understanding how these parts move helps scientists unravel the function a protein plays in living things—and potentially how to change its effects. Biochemists at the U.S. Dep.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated NewsMay 17th, 2024

Scientists develop new geochemical "fingerprint" to trace contaminants in fertilizer

An international team of scientists has uncovered toxic metals in mineral phosphate fertilizers worldwide by using a new tool to identify the spread and impact of such contaminants on soil, water resources, and food supply......»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated NewsMay 17th, 2024

Twitter URLs redirect to x.com as Musk gets closer to killing the Twitter name

X.com stops redirecting to Twitter.com over a year after company name change. Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | Kirill Kudryavtsev) Twitter.com links are now redirecting to the x.com domain as Elon Musk gets closer to wipi.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsMay 17th, 2024

Spiny legged 308-million-year-old arachnid discovered in the Mazon Creek locality

More than 300 million years ago, all sorts of arachnids crawled around the Carboniferous coal forests of North America and Europe. These included familiar ones we'd recognize, such as spiders, harvestmen and scorpions—as well as exotic animals that.....»»

Category: topSource:  marketingvoxRelated NewsMay 17th, 2024

GTA 6 Release Date Confirmed for Fall 2025

Take-Two Interactive, Rockstar Games’ parent company, has confirmed the GTA 6 release window. Unsurprisingly, the game will be out in the fall of next year. Within Take-Two’s results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year 2024, CEO Straus.....»»

Category: mobileSource:  gottabemobileRelated NewsMay 17th, 2024

How your aurora photographs are helping NASA study solar storms

The most dramatic solar storm in decades wasn't only notable for the gorgeous colors seen in the sky -- it's also a way for scientists to learn about the sun......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsMay 17th, 2024

Tesla"s March registrations fall 12% as rivals gain EV share, U.S. data shows

Overall, registrations for battery-electric vehicles rose 3.8% in March compared with the year-earlier month. Ford, Hyundai and Kia gained significant share in the EV segment, S&P Global Mobility said......»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated NewsMay 16th, 2024

Dauntless dev lays off over 100 people as it cancels in-development projects

Phoenix Labs confirmed that it was restructuring its business and laying off workers. This is the third such announcement in little over a year......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsMay 16th, 2024

Study finds saying "please" may not be so polite in everyday requests

By kindergarten age, most children have been taught that "please" is a magic word. "Please" is an expression of politeness that shows courtesy and respect, turning a potential demand into a request that will—poof!—magically be granted......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsMay 16th, 2024

Researchers calculate the carbon footprint of building a wooden house in Japan

Researchers at Kyushu University have published a comprehensive analysis on the carbon footprint of constructing a wooden house in Japan. The study covered the total amount of emissions produced, taking into consideration the entire supply chain incl.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsMay 16th, 2024

How biodiversity-productivity relationships change along elevation in forests

A study published in the journal Forest Ecosystems has revealed that the relationship between biodiversity and forest productivity is not as straightforward as previously thought......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsMay 16th, 2024