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The Race to Stop a Plastics Plant Scores a Crucial Win

In Louisiana, home to miles of polluting industries, slowing the progress of Formosa Plastics is critical to social and environmental justice.....»»

Source:  SciamCategory: ScienceSep 24th, 2022Related News

How the Montreal Protocol Helped Save Earth from a Climate Time Bomb

The landmark Montreal Protocol treaty, agreed to 35 years ago this month, has reduced the use of chemicals that not only thinned the ozone layer but also warmed the planet.....»»

Source:  SciamCategory: ScienceSep 24th, 2022Related News

New Execution Method Touted as More "Humane," but Evidence Is Lacking

A legal battle over nitrogen hypoxia, a new potential method of execution, raises ethical questions.....»»

Source:  SciamCategory: ScienceSep 24th, 2022Related News

"New Execution Method Touted as More "Humane," But Evidence Is Lacking"

A legal battle over nitrogen hypoxia, a new potential method of execution, raises ethical questions.....»»

Source:  SciamCategory: ScienceSep 23rd, 2022Related News

These Spiders Use Their Webs Like Huge Silky Ears

A study of orb-weaving spiders shows that the arachnids' webs pick up a range of sounds--and they are always "listening" for vibrations coming in over them......»»

Source:  SciamCategory: ScienceSep 23rd, 2022Related News

Strange Tree Fern Has a Surprisingly Enormous Genome

A new study explores how the flying spider-monkey tree fern might hoard chromosomes.....»»

Source:  SciamCategory: ScienceSep 23rd, 2022Related News

The Purpose of Dolphins" Mysterious Brain Net May Finally Be Understood

Dolphins and whales experience a lot of pressure while swimming, and a “wonderful net” of blood vessels may protect their brain, new research shows.....»»

Source:  SciamCategory: ScienceSep 22nd, 2022Related News

Extreme Heat Saps Billions in Worker Productivity

Annual worker productivity losses from extreme heat amounted to $44 billion on average across 12 cities and are projected to rise to $84 billion by 2050.....»»

Source:  SciamCategory: ScienceSep 22nd, 2022Related News

AlphaFold Developers Win $3-Million Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences

DeepMind’s system for predicting the 3D structure of proteins is among five recipients of science’s most lucrative awards.....»»

Source:  SciamCategory: ScienceSep 22nd, 2022Related News

Sparkly Image of Neptune"s Rings Comes into View from JWST

See a stunning new view of Neptune’s rings and oddball moon Triton from the James Webb Space Telescope.....»»

Source:  SciamCategory: ScienceSep 22nd, 2022Related News

How Gaslighting Manipulates Reality

Gaslighting isn’t just between people in a relationship—it involves social power, too.....»»

Source:  SciamCategory: ScienceSep 22nd, 2022Related News

Quantum Physics Titans Win Breakthrough Prize

This year’s Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics honors some of the pioneers of quantum information science.....»»

Source:  SciamCategory: ScienceSep 22nd, 2022Related News

The First Lady of Engineering: Lost Women of Science Podcast, Season 3, Episode 1

Yvonne Y. Clark, known as Y.Y. throughout her career, had a lifetime of groundbreaking achievements as a Black female mechanical engineer. The third season of the Lost Women of Science podcast begins at the start of her story, during h.....»»

Source:  SciamCategory: ScienceSep 22nd, 2022Related News

People of Color with Long COVID Face Uphill Battle to Be Heard

Medical discrimination and a lack of data make it difficult for people of color to get help for post-COVID problems.....»»

Source:  SciamCategory: ScienceSep 22nd, 2022Related News

JWST"s First Exoplanet Images Forecast a Bright Future

The James Webb Space Telescope’s snapshots of a giant world orbiting another star show that the observatory is performing even better than expected and that its best exoplanet images are yet to come.....»»

Source:  SciamCategory: ScienceSep 22nd, 2022Related News

Climate Polluters Should Pay a Tax for Damages, U.N. Chief Says

U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres has decried fossil-fuel companies receiving subsidies and investment “while household budgets shrink and our planet burns”.....»»

Source:  SciamCategory: ScienceSep 22nd, 2022Related News

Chewing Consumes a Surprising Amount of Energy

Chomping on food takes so much energy that it shaped human evolution. Our ancestors spent many hours a day chewing, which may have shaped our teeth and jaws......»»

Source:  SciamCategory: ScienceSep 22nd, 2022Related News

How Census Data Put Trans Children at Risk

The Census Bureau must improve its data anonymization methods to protect vulnerable groups.....»»

Source:  SciamCategory: ScienceSep 22nd, 2022Related News

Quantum Tunneling Makes DNA More Unstable

The freaky physics phenomenon of quantum tunneling may mutate genes.....»»

Source:  SciamCategory: ScienceSep 22nd, 2022Related News

NASA"s Asteroid-Crashing DART Mission Is Ready for Impact

The DART mission to redirect an asteroid could be just the beginning of a robust planetary-defense program.....»»

Source:  SciamCategory: ScienceSep 22nd, 2022Related News