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Landfill study shows flawed detection methods, higher methane emissions in Illinois, other states

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's method of detecting methane leaks at landfills is flawed, and emissions of this powerful heat-trapping gas are likely much higher than what is being reported, according to a new study analyzing landfills in.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgMay 21st, 2024

Microsoft risks huge fine over “possibly abusive” bundling of Teams and Office

Microsoft vows to make more changes facing EU fine over Teams bundling. Enlarge / A screen shows a virtual meeting with Microsoft Teams at a conference on January 30, 2024 in Barcelona, Spain. (credit: Cesc Maymo / Contributor |.....»»

Category: topSource:  informationweekRelated News1 hr. 55 min. ago

Study: The diminishing impact of casino free-play promotions

Free-play campaigns—or gambling money on the house—have gotten big. They are the dominant play incentive in the gaming industry, where the most money is spent to get players in the door and keep them coming back for more. But new research suggest.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News2 hr. 22 min. ago

US to launch satellite to better prepare for space weather

The United States is aiming Tuesday to launch a new satellite expected to significantly improve forecasts of solar flares and coronal mass ejections—huge plasma bubbles that can crash into Earth, disrupting power grids and communications......»»

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More competition in banking, less information—research reveals the impacts on potential borrowers

A new study conducted by Filippo De Marco of Bocconi University, Milan, and Silvio Petriconi of the Catolica Lisbon School of Business and Economics, published in the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis reveals that competition among banks.....»»

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Pauses in human activity benefit biodiversity

A study published in Global Ecology and Conservation shows that COVID-19 lockdowns had a positive impact on the quality of species' habitats......»»

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Researchers develop MoonIndex, open-source software that allows study of lunar surface

With MoonIndex, researchers from Constructor University and the National Institute of Astrophysics in Italy have developed an open-source software that for the first time gives scientists access to a free tool that creates science-ready products from.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News3 hr. 54 min. ago

Climate inaction undermines public support for lifestyle changes, study finds

New research into the public perception of climate change initiatives finds that while there is strong support for low-carbon lifestyles, inaction is limiting public beliefs that a low-carbon future is possible......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News3 hr. 54 min. ago

Study reveals how one enzyme hitches a ride on another to recognize tRNA

Imagine your body as a highly organized factory where workers tirelessly assemble proteins around the clock. These proteins are the machines and scaffolds that make up your body and are essential for various functions. In this factory, special delive.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News3 hr. 54 min. ago

British conversation is changing: Why people speak more alike today

People from the corporate world and higher education sectors are increasingly adopting each other's speech patterns to be more socially inclusive, according to new research published today by Lancaster University......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News3 hr. 54 min. ago

We know social media bans are unlikely to work. So how can we keep young people safe online?

A war has erupted around young people's use of social media and it is messy. In the United States, surgeon general Vivek Murthy has recommended cigarette packet-like warnings for platforms like Instagram to remind teens and parents social media "has.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News3 hr. 54 min. ago

Robots steal jobs from unions—study shows decline in unionizations

Collective bargaining is a fundamental pillar of the European social model. In Italy, over the decades, unions have ensured wage increases commensurate with productivity growth and a gradual improvement in working conditions. Today, however, they are.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News3 hr. 54 min. ago

Farmland weeds can help combat pests

Leaving some weeds between crops can help to combat pests on agricultural land, according to a new study carried out by the University of Bonn. This step has particularly positive effects in combination with other measures: the cultivation of differe.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News3 hr. 54 min. ago

Public health beliefs predict support for climate action, study shows

A paper published in the current issue of the Journal of Health Communication by Annenberg Public Policy Center (APPC) researchers finds evidence that holding science-consistent beliefs about the public health effects of climate change is an importan.....»»

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Battling anthracnose: Unearthing the plant"s arsenal against pathogenic fungi

Plant diseases caused by pathogens like Colletotrichum fructicola lead to significant agricultural losses, particularly in fruit crops such as pear, apple, and peach. Traditional control methods often fail as pathogens adapt to plant defenses. Nonhos.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News3 hr. 54 min. ago

Tea science: Gene discovery to boost mechanical harvesting

Researchers have made significant strides in understanding the genetic factors influencing tea plant leaf droopiness, a key determinant of mechanical harvest success. By identifying the CsEXL3 gene and its regulation by CsBES1.2, the study paves the.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News3 hr. 54 min. ago

Rocks from the far side of the Moon landed in Mongolia on Tuesday

The mission has significance for the Moon race between China and the United States. Enlarge / This photo taken on June 25, 2024, shows the retrieval site of the return capsule of the Chang'e-6 probe in Siziwang Banner, north Chin.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News6 hr. 55 min. ago

China has completed another impressive robotic mission to the Moon

The mission has significance for the Moon race between China and the United States. Enlarge / This photo taken on June 25, 2024, shows the retrieval site of the return capsule of the Chang'e-6 probe in Siziwang Banner, north Chin.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News7 hr. 23 min. ago

New study unveils formation secrets of tiny rare earth elements

Researchers from Trinity College Dublin's School of Natural Sciences have revealed a novel route to the formation of bastnäsite, a crucial mineral for the extraction of rare earth elements (REEs). Their work offers promise in one day making the extr.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News8 hr. 22 min. ago

Detecting intelligent life that"s light years away: Greenhouse gases could signal alien activity

If aliens modified a planet in their solar system to make it warmer, we'd be able to tell. A new UC Riverside study identifies the artificial greenhouse gases that would be giveaways of a terraformed planet......»»

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NASA-led mission to map air pollution over both US coasts

This summer between June 17 and July 2, NASA is flying aircraft over Baltimore, Philadelphia, parts of Virginia, and California to collect data on air pollutants and greenhouse gas emissions......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News8 hr. 22 min. ago