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Living in a "mass extinction"

What does it mean to be living through Earth's 6th mass extinction event? How does it feel to be living through one of the most calamitous events in this planet's history? And what are we supposed to do?.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgJul 10th, 2024

XGIMI Horizon Ultra review: 4K projector for those serious about image quality

I’m not exactly an expert on TVs and displays, but I chose a high-end TV for my living room to get the best possible experience when it comes to immersiveness, brightness, and color accuracy. But now I’ve had the chance to try something different.....»»

Category: topSource:  theglobeandmailRelated NewsJul 13th, 2024

Team develops the first cell-free system in which genetic information and metabolism work together

The capacity of all living systems to develop, organize and sustain themselves is based upon a cyclical process in which genes and metabolism interact in parallel. While genes encode the components of metabolism, metabolism provides the energy and bu.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJul 11th, 2024

Intuit’s AI gamble: Mass layoff of 1,800 paired with hiring spree

Intuit CEO: "Companies that aren’t prepared to take advantage of [AI] will fall behind." Enlarge (credit: Getty Images) On Wednesday, Intuit CEO Sasan Goodarzi announced in a letter to the company that it would be layi.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsJul 11th, 2024

Hubble finds mysterious and elusive black hole

For years, astronomers have been searching for elusive intermediate-mass black holes. Now, Hubble has found evidence of one in Omega Centauri......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsJul 11th, 2024

AI"s Energy Demands Are Out of Control. Welcome to the Internet"s Hyper-Consumption Era

Generative artificial intelligence tools, now part of the everyday user experience online, are causing stress on local power grids and mass water evaporation......»»

Category: gadgetSource:  wiredRelated NewsJul 11th, 2024

In the heart of Mauritania"s desert, a green oasis cultivates equality

For the residents of Maaden, a green oasis nestled in the depths of the vast Mauritanian desert, communal living, spirituality and sustainable agriculture are the keys to a harmonious existence......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJul 11th, 2024

Man involved in 2019 Fresno mass shooting dies, officials say

Man involved in 2019 Fresno mass shooting dies, officials say.....»»

Category: topSource:  theglobeandmailRelated NewsJul 11th, 2024

Living in a "mass extinction"

What does it mean to be living through Earth's 6th mass extinction event? How does it feel to be living through one of the most calamitous events in this planet's history? And what are we supposed to do?.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJul 10th, 2024

Nearby star cluster houses unusually large black hole

Fast-moving stars imply that there's an intermediate-mass black hole there. Enlarge / From left to right, zooming in from the globular cluster to the site of its black hole. (credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA, M. Häberle) Super.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsJul 10th, 2024

Photosynthesis powers our world, but what fuels this fundamental process?

It's hard to overstate the importance of photosynthesis, the biochemical pathway by which plants, algae, and certain bacteria convert the sun's energy into the organic material that feeds the entire living biosphere. But there are still aspects of th.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJul 10th, 2024

Australian amber has revealed "living fossils" traced back to Gondwana 42 million years ago

Amber is fossilized tree resin. Unlike traditional fossils found on land or in the sea, amber can preserve ancient life forms in incredible detail. It's often considered the "holy grail" of paleontology worldwide......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJul 10th, 2024

Wolves" return has had only small impact on deer populations in Washington state, study shows

Humans drove wolves to extinction in Washington state around the 1930s. Thanks to conservation efforts, by about 80 years later, wolves had returned—crossing first from the Canadian border into Washington around 2008 and later entering the state fr.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJul 10th, 2024

Brazil needs a new approach to measure climate migration

Devastating floods led to more than 175 deaths and 423,000 people displaced in the southern Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul in May. It was the state's worst natural catastrophe in almost a century, but Brazil is no stranger to mass population mo.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJul 10th, 2024

Living in America"s wealthiest communities may not make you safer

One of the privileges the wealthiest Americans enjoy is living wherever they want. But new research published in Risk Analysis suggests they should be cautious when choosing their Shangri-La......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJul 10th, 2024

TSMC gearing up for iPhone 17 A19 chip production with 2-nanometer test

Apple's chip partner is about to start trial production of chips using a 2-nanometer fabrication process, ahead of making the A19 chip destined for the iPhone 17.TSMC continues to be Apple's chip partner. Since 2022, TSMC has been planning to mass pr.....»»

Category: topSource:  marketingvoxRelated NewsJul 9th, 2024

First local extinction due to sea level rise identified in the US

The United States has lost its only stand of the massive Key Largo tree cactus in what researchers believe is the first local extinction of a species caused by sea level rise in the country......»»

Category: topSource:  informationweekRelated NewsJul 9th, 2024

Tackling the climate and housing crises: Promoting compact living in Europe

Future European Union housing policy must address the twin challenges of providing adequate housing for all while drastically reducing current levels of resource use. Voluntary reductions in living space could make a significant contribution to achie.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJul 8th, 2024

Researchers predict new phase in neutron stars that favors "nuclear pasta"

Neutron stars are extreme and mysterious objects that astrophysicists cannot see inside. With a radius of around 12 kilometers, they can have more than twice the mass of the sun. The matter in them is packed up to five times as densely as in an atomi.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJul 8th, 2024

We mapped the entire bilby genome—and now we can use poo to save Australia"s "Easter bunny" from extinction

Commonly known as Australia's "Easter bunny" due to its large ears and hopping movement, the greater bilby (Macrotis lagotis) is the last of its kind. Today we published its reference genome—all 3.66 billion pieces of it......»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated NewsJul 6th, 2024

Oldest living culture: Our new research shows an Indigenous ritual passed down for 500 generations

We often hear that Aboriginal peoples have been in Australia for 65,000 years, "the oldest living cultures in the world." But what does this mean, given all living peoples on Earth have an ancestry that goes back into the mists of time?.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJul 6th, 2024