Posted in COVID-19

Novel coronavirus really is seasonal, study suggests

By Rachael Rettner – Senior Writer 2 days ago Warm temperatures and long hours of sunlight may reduce the spread of COVID-19, the study found. Warm temperatures and tropical…

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Posted in COVID-19

Prior SARS-CoV-2 infection rescues B and T cell responses to variants after first vaccine

A single dose of vaccine boosts protection against SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus variants, but only in those with previous COVID-19, a study has found. by  Imperial College London…

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Posted in Climate Change Environment

There aren’t enough trees in the world to offset society’s carbon emissions – and there never will be

Bonnie Waring, Imperial College London One morning in 2009, I sat on a creaky bus winding its way up a mountainside in central Costa Rica,…

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Posted in Environment

Massive DDT dumping ground found off the Los Angeles coast is bigger than anyone thought

By Mindy Weisberger – Senior Writer 1 day ago A survey recently mapped over 27,000 barrels of industrial waste and DDT. Barrel of DDT found off the coast of…

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Posted in Climate Change Environment

Arbor Day should be about growing trees, not just planting them

Karen D. Holl, University of California, Santa Cruz and Pedro Brancalion, Universidade de São Paulo For 149 years, Americans have marked Arbor Day on the…

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Posted in Living

Shhhh, they’re listening – inside the coming voice-profiling revolution

Joseph Turow, University of Pennsylvania You decide to call a store that sells some hiking boots you’re thinking of buying. As you dial in, the…

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Posted in Living

Does the silent treatment work?

By Isobel Whitcomb – Live Science Contributor It depends what your goal is. Whether your partner left you to do the dishes again or your closest friend made…

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Posted in Environment

‘Crazy worms’ have invaded the forests of 15 states, and scientists are worried

By Brandon Specktor – Senior Writer 19 hours ago They look like normal earthworms, but can writhe, jump and even shed their tails to escape danger. Some call them crazy…

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Posted in Beekeeping Environment

What a bundle of buzzing bees can teach engineers about robotic materials

Orit Peleg, University of Colorado Boulder Gathered inside a small shed in the midst of a peaceful meadow, my colleagues and I are about to…

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Posted in Beekeeping Environment

Spring signals female bees to lay the next generation of pollinators

Lila Westreich, University of Washington The first days of spring – brighter and warmer – are a biological trigger for female bees to wake up…

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