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Study looks at how land acquisitions affect climate change

In 2007, an increase in world food prices led to a global rush for land in the form of land grabs or large-scale land acquisitions. Over the last two decades, such acquisitions have resulted in millions of hectares of land changing hands in developin.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgJan 13th, 2021

Land deals meant to improve food security may have hurt

Large-scale land acquisitions by foreign investors, intended to improve global food security, had little to no benefit, increasing crop production in some areas while simultaneously threatening local food security in others, according to researchers.....»»

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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 News5 hr. 20 min. ago

India Asks WhatsApp To Withdraw New Privacy Policy Over "Grave Concerns"

India has asked WhatsApp to withdraw the planned change to its privacy policy, posing a new headache to the Facebook-owned service that identifies the South Asian nation as its biggest market by users. From a report: In an email to WhatsApp head Will.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News5 hr. 53 min. ago

New FAA Drone Rules: What Recreational and Commercial Pilots Need to Know

Here's how Remote ID and FAA's new drone rules about flying at night and over people will affect you The United States Federal Aviation Administration has been desperately trying to keep up with the proliferation of recreational and commercial.....»»

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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. 52 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. 52 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.....»»

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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 News12 hr. 20 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 News12 hr. 20 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 News12 hr. 20 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 News12 hr. 20 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......»»

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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......»»

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A new carbon budget framework provides a clearer view of our climate deadlines

Just how close are the world's countries to achieving the Paris Agreement target of keeping climate change limited to a 1.5°C increase above pre-industrial levels?.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News12 hr. 20 min. ago

Most people can"t identify deadly rip current, expert finds

A worrying new study has highlighted that up to 78% of beachgoers in Aotearoa New Zealand are unable to spot rip currents (rips) in the surf, increasing the risk that they may inadvertently end up caught in one......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News14 hr. 20 min. ago

College classrooms are still chilly for women, as men speak more

Men speak 1.6 times more often than women in college classrooms, revealing how gender inequities regarding classroom participation still exist, according to a Dartmouth study. By comparison, women are more hesitant to speak and are more apt to use ap.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News14 hr. 20 min. ago

Dinosaur-era sea lizard had teeth like a shark

New study identifies a bizarre new species suggesting that giant marine lizards thrived before the asteroid wiped them out 66 million years ago......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News14 hr. 20 min. ago

No insect crisis in the Arctic—yet

Climate change is more pronounced in the Arctic than anywhere else on the planet, raising concerns about the ability of wildlife to cope with the new conditions. A new study shows that rare insects are declining, suggesting that climatic changes may.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News14 hr. 20 min. ago

Now"s the time to rethink your relationship with nature

The pandemic has allowed many of us to develop a new appreciation of the great outdoors. But of course, this renewed engagement with nature comes at a time when our natural world is facing an unparalleled climate crisis......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News14 hr. 20 min. ago

UN disaster aid is driven by humanitarian need rather than by strategic donor interests

A new study published in PNAS finds that aid provided by the United Nations (UN) in the aftermath of climate-related disasters is driven by humanitarian need rather than by strategic donor interests. The results underline the importance of climate-re.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News14 hr. 20 min. ago