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Three Americans Create Enough Carbon Emissions To Kill One Person, Study Finds

The lifestyles of around three average Americans will create enough planet-heating emissions to kill one person, and the emissions from a single coal-fired power plant are likely to result in more than 900 deaths, according to the first analysis to c.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotJul 31st, 2021

Chinese Scientists Synthesized Starch From Carbon Dioxide

AltMachine shares a report from Phys.Org: Chinese scientists recently reported a de novo route for artificial starch synthesis from carbon dioxide (CO2) for the first time. Relevant results were published in Science on Sept. 24. The new route makes i.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News9 hr. 35 min. ago

Other than Prison, Electronic Monitoring is "the Most Restrictive Form" of Control, Research Finds

An anonymous reader shares a report: In the past 18 months, as the judicial system has increasingly used electronic monitoring instead of prisons to monitor inmates through the coronavirus pandemic, newly released data confirm what activists and advo.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News11 hr. 35 min. ago

Americans Ramp Up Google Searches for Covid Tests Amid Scarcity

Searches for Covid-19 tests on Google are surging as the delta variant spreads in the U.S. and more employers and large-scale events require testing. From a report: The number of Americans looking up "at-home Covid test near me" on the platform has d.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News11 hr. 35 min. ago

William Shatner"s Going To Space On Jeff Bezos" Blue Origin

schwit1 shares a report from TMZ: The 90-year-old actor is slated to be part of the second crew to take the space flight in the New Shepard capsule. That would make him the oldest person ever to be launched into space. We're told Shatner will be on b.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News11 hr. 35 min. ago

As Florida punishes schools, study finds masks cut school COVID outbreaks 3.5X

Universal masking prevents some school outbreaks and lowers case rates. Enlarge / A second-grade teacher talks to her class during the first day of school at Tustin Ranch Elementary School in Tustin, CA on Wednesday, August 11, 2021. (credit: Ge.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News13 hr. 7 min. ago

In a gene tied to growth, scientists see glimmers of human history

A new study delves into the evolution and function of the human growth hormone receptor gene, and asks what forces in humanity's past may have driven changes to this vital piece of DNA......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News17 hr. 7 min. ago

California Makes Zero-emission Autonomous Vehicles Mandatory by 2030

Starting in 2030, California will require all light-duty autonomous vehicles that operate in the state to emit zero emissions. From a report: Signed into law by Governor Gavin Newsom on Thursday, SB 500 represents the latest effort by the state to li.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News18 hr. 7 min. ago

Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou expected to plead guilty to US charges

Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou is expected to appear in a Brooklyn court Friday to plead guilty to US charges as part of a deal that would allow her to return to China, a person briefed on the matter told CNN. The plea would end a nearly three-year legal sa.....»»

Category: topSource:  cnnRelated News18 hr. 7 min. ago

When organoids meet coronaviruses

Researchers from the group of Hans Clevers in collaboration with the group of Bart Haagmans (Erasmus MC) established an organoid biobank to search for the genes that are essential for the spreading of a SARS-CoV2 infection. Their study was published.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News20 hr. 35 min. ago

Himalayan hydropower "clean but risky," warn scientists

With its steep topography and abundant water resources the Himalayas offer sustainable, low-carbon hydropower for energy-hungry South Asia. But there is a catch—the mountain range falls in one of the world's most seismically active regions......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News20 hr. 35 min. ago

All-female crew in water-tank spaceflight study

This week 20 women are tucking themselves in a waterbed for five days as part of a dry immersion study to recreate some of the effects of spaceflight on the body. The campaign kicked off yesterday with the first two subjects at the Medes space clinic.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News20 hr. 35 min. ago

Observations confirm that aerosols formed from plant-emitted compounds can make clouds brighter

Brighter clouds reduce the amount of solar radiation reaching the Earth's surface, thereby cooling the surface. Emissions of organic compounds from vegetation increase with increasing temperature, thus having the capability to slow down climate warmi.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News20 hr. 35 min. ago

Social media "likes" found to positively influence healthy food choices

Social media users who view images of healthy foods that have been heavily endorsed with 'likes' are more likely to make healthier food choices, a new study has found......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News20 hr. 35 min. ago

Are domesticated oysters less prepared for climate change?

Pacific oyster faming is a multi-billion dollar industry, but there are strong concerns about the ability of oyster larvae to develop properly and survive in future ocean acidification scenarios. A recent study from University of Gothenburg shows tha.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News20 hr. 35 min. ago

Sinovac’s COVID-19 vaccine highly effective against serious illness: study

Sinovac’s COVID-19 vaccine highly effective against serious illness: study.....»»

Category: topSource:  theglobeandmailRelated News22 hr. 34 min. ago

New research reveals credit rating agencies responded too slowly to COVID-19

The first study into the effect of COVID-19 on sovereign credit ratings found that rating agencies were slow to react to the pandemic's unprecedented economic and fiscal reverberations. The research raises questions about the timeliness and reliabili.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News22 hr. 35 min. ago

Video: How lemur research can help endangered species

Research scientists Marina Blanco, Ph.D. and Lydia Greene, Ph.D. study lemurs at the Duke Lemur Center in Durham, North Carolina (home to the largest population of lemurs outside of Madagascar). Some people might assume that they do this just to hang.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News22 hr. 35 min. ago

CanSinoBIO COVID-19 vaccine, tested at lower dosage, safe for children: study

CanSinoBIO COVID-19 vaccine, tested at lower dosage, safe for children: study.....»»

Category: topSource:  theglobeandmailRelated NewsSep 24th, 2021

Machine learning uncovers "genes of importance" in agriculture and medicine

Machine learning can pinpoint "genes of importance" that help crops to grow with less fertilizer, according to a new study published in Nature Communications. It can also predict additional traits in plants and disease outcomes in animals, illustrati.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsSep 24th, 2021

Systems approach helps assess public health impacts of changing climate, environmental policies

A team co-led by a Washington State University scientist offers an alternative way to understand and minimize health impacts from human-caused changes to the climate and environment in a new study published in the journal One Earth. .....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsSep 24th, 2021