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Deforestation's unexpected side effect on climate change

Deforestation's unexpected side effect on climate change

A new study based on laser-scan data reveals the outsize effects deforestation of the edge of forests have on climate change.

Inverse - 9 minutes ago

Flowers Are Changing Colours Due to Rise in Temperature and Climate Change, Shows Study

Flowers Are Changing Colours Due to Rise in Temperature and Climate Change, Shows Study

Since pigmentation in plants also affects floral thermoregulation, the study suggests climate warming may additionally impact pigmentation also.

News18 - 17 minutes ago

and United States Fruit Wine Market by Technology, Solutions, Application, Price, Demand Analysis and Growth Opportunities to 2025

and United States Fruit Wine Market by Technology, Solutions, Application, Price, Demand Analysis and Growth Opportunities to 2025

The recent report on and United States Fruit Wine market offers insights of this business sphere with respect to the growth driving factors, opportunities, an

express-journal.com - 19 minutes ago

Anthem to pay nearly $40M settlement over 2015 cyberattack

Anthem to pay nearly $40M settlement over 2015 cyberattack

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Health insurer Anthem has agreed to another multimillion-dollar settlement over a cyberattack on its technology that exposed the personal information of nearly 79 million people. The Blue Cross-Blue Shield insurer said Wednesday that it wi…

msnNOW - 23 minutes ago

Progressive Demand in Cladding (Metalworking) Service Market Research Report Projection By Technology, Type, Sale, Revenue, Demand Report 2020-2025

Progressive Demand in Cladding (Metalworking) Service Market Research Report Projection By Technology, Type, Sale, Revenue, Demand Report 2020-2025

Cladding (Metalworking) Service Market Research 2020 Garner Insights has added a new report titled, “Global Cladding (Metalworking) Service Market Professional Report 2025” to its vast repository of research reports. This is a thorough report focused on the c…

stockmarketfunda.com - 42 minutes ago

Scientists improve system that lets plastic-eating enzymes consume waste more efficiently: Study

Scientists improve system that lets plastic-eating enzymes consume waste more efficiently: Study

Expanding on the 2016 study in Japan, the new study learns from nature to create an industrial solution to one of the world’s biggest problems

National Post - 43 minutes ago

Dinosaur feather study debunked: Overwhelming evidence supports Jurassic fossil does belong to Archaeopteryx

Dinosaur feather study debunked: Overwhelming evidence supports Jurassic fossil does belong to Archaeopteryx

A new study provides substantial evidence that the first fossil feather ever to be discovered does belong to the iconic Archaeopteryx, a bird-like dinosaur named in Germany on this day in 1861. This debunks a recent theory that the fossil feather originated f…

phys.org - an hour ago

Fireball In The Sky: Social Media Lights Up With Reports Of Giant Meteor Across The East Coast

Fireball In The Sky: Social Media Lights Up With Reports Of Giant Meteor Across The East Coast

Several social media users across the east coast reported seeing a streak of light across the morning sky followed by a bright flash.

cbslocal.com - an hour ago

Simulation model may reduce the climate footprint of oil production

Simulation model may reduce the climate footprint of oil production

Future offshore oil and gas fields are most likely to be "satellite developments" that are less expensive and emit less greenhouse gasses than other fields because they do not require new production platforms. An innovative Norwegian computational tool called…

phys.org - 2 hours ago

SpaceX Is Providing Satellite Internet Service to Towns Hit by Wildfires

SpaceX Is Providing Satellite Internet Service to Towns Hit by Wildfires

As SpaceX prepares to begin beta trials for Starlink, the service is already being put to use for residents in two Washington state towns hit by the wildfires.

pcmag.com - 2 hours ago

Study: Neanderthal genes may be liability for COVID patients

Study: Neanderthal genes may be liability for COVID patients

Scientists say genes that some people have inherited from their Neanderthal ancestors may increase their likelihood of suffering severe forms of COVID-19.

Minneapolis Star Tribune - 2 hours ago

Social novelty has a special place in the brain

Social novelty has a special place in the brain

In a study published in the journal Nature, researchers at the RIKEN Center for Brain Science (CBS) in Japan report that a part of the mouse brain called the SuM is specialized for detecting new experiences. Within the SuM, responses to experiences related to…

Medical Xpress - 3 hours ago

How a toxic chromium species could form in drinking water

How a toxic chromium species could form in drinking water

The water crisis in Flint, Michigan, brought much-needed attention to the problem of potentially toxic metals being released from drinking water distribution pipes when water chemistry changes. Now, researchers reporting in ACS' Environmental Science & Techno…

phys.org - 3 hours ago

Ancient underground lakes discovered on Mars

Ancient underground lakes discovered on Mars

Mars could be home to more liquid water than we originally thought.

CNET - 3 hours ago

SpaceX adds mystery Falcon 9 launch to packed October manifest

SpaceX adds mystery Falcon 9 launch to packed October manifest

SpaceX FCC paperwork has revealed the addition of an unidentified Falcon 9 launch to the company’s packed October manifest, ranging from several Starlink missions to Crew Dragon’s first operational astronaut launch. Under the US Federal Communications Commiss…

Teslarati - 4 hours ago

First Fossil Feather Ever Found Belonged to This Dinosaur

First Fossil Feather Ever Found Belonged to This Dinosaur

To settle a lengthy debate, a team of paleontologists says the specimen unearthed in the 19th century was shed by an archaeopteryx.

New York Times - 6 hours ago

Scientists reboot 50 years of plant advice to solve one of nature's biggest challenges

Scientists reboot 50 years of plant advice to solve one of nature's biggest challenges

Scientists from the University of Portsmouth and Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, have come up with a formula to help plant breeders and farmers around the world grow crops in a more sustainable way.

phys.org - 6 hours ago

Astronauts home in on International Space Station air leak

Astronauts home in on International Space Station air leak

Astronauts on the International Space Station (ISS) have successfully narrowed down the source of a small air leak that had been growing in size.

CNN - 6 hours ago

The Africa Blockchain Developers Call is set to hold a weekend conference on blockchain technology and the health sector

The Africa Blockchain Developers Call is set to hold a weekend conference on blockchain technology and the health sector

Pan-African Bootcamp on blockchain technology, the Africa Blockchain Developers Call (ABDC), has announced its intentions to hold a weekend conference on the integration of blockchain technology into the health sector in Africa. The Bootcamp, which was offici…

techpoint.ng - 7 hours ago

The Hydrogen Boom Is On Track To Hit $11 Trillion

The Hydrogen Boom Is On Track To Hit $11 Trillion

It’s official: The big hydrogen techlash is now history.  For decades, there was an undeniable and growing animus towards anything hydrogen by the investing universe, with the technology relegated to niche corners of the market, such as material handling and …

sportsgrindentertainment.com - 7 hours ago

Watch ULA's most powerful rocket launch a classified spy satellite

Watch ULA's most powerful rocket launch a classified spy satellite

The United Launch Alliance is slated to launch its most powerful rocket just after midnight on September 28th, lofting a classified payload for the National Reconnaissance office called NROL-44.

The Verge - 10 hours ago

Surplus sugar helps whiteflies detoxify plant defenses

Surplus sugar helps whiteflies detoxify plant defenses

When attacking crucifers, the sap-sucking whitefly Bemisia tabaci can activate the chemical defenses of these plants. In a new study, an international team of researchers demonstrated that the pest is able to render a large proportion of the plant toxins harm…

phys.org - 10 hours ago

Palantir Direct Listing Reference Price Set at $7.25 by NYSE

Palantir Direct Listing Reference Price Set at $7.25 by NYSE

The New York Stock Exchange has set a reference price of $7.25 for the direct listing of Palantir Technologies Inc., the data mining company co-founded by technology billionaire Peter Thiel.

Bloomberg - 10 hours ago

19 reports of possible COVID-19 breaches in Galway food outlets between March and July

19 reports of possible COVID-19 breaches in Galway food outlets between March and July

Galway Bay fm newsroom - Members of the public made 19 reports over possible breaches of COVID-19 rules in food outlets in Galway between March and July. New HSE figures show the Environmental Health Service responded to 330 queries nationwide in retail outle…

Galway Bay FM - 10 hours ago

Study traces the evolution of gill covers

Study traces the evolution of gill covers

The emergence of jaws in primitive fish allowed vertebrates to become top predators. What is less appreciated is another evolutionary innovation that may have been just as important for the success of early vertebrates: the formation of covers to protect and …

phys.org - 12 hours ago

Micron yet to regain licence to sell to Huawei, pressuring sales

Micron yet to regain licence to sell to Huawei, pressuring sales

NEW YORK: Micron Technology has not yet obtained new licences needed to sell its memory chips to China's Huawei, which will cut its sales over the next two quarters, company executives said on Tuesday (Sep 29).

CNA - 12 hours ago

Kiwi taxis get in on the Uber game, buying ride-sharing company Zoomy

Kiwi taxis get in on the Uber game, buying ride-sharing company Zoomy

Taxi companies say they will offer cheaper fares after acquiring ride-sharing technology. Uber says it will still have more drivers.

stuff.co.nz - 12 hours ago

Lake County COVID 19: Nearly 200 possibly exposed to coronavirus after outbreak in Jesse Oaks adult volleyball league in Gages Lake

Lake County COVID 19: Nearly 200 possibly exposed to coronavirus after outbreak in Jesse Oaks adult volleyball league in Gages Lake

An outbreak of COVID-19 at a volleyball league in Lake County, Illinois, may have exposed nearly 200 people to the virus in September, health officials said Tuesday.

WLS-TV - 12 hours ago

Ancient mega-penguin reached human height : Research Highlights

Ancient mega-penguin reached human height : Research Highlights

Species’ discovery reveals that giant penguins evolved more than once.

nature.com - 12 hours ago

Mutations that affect aging: More common than we thought?

Mutations that affect aging: More common than we thought?

The number of mutations that can contribute to aging may be significantly higher than previously believed, according to new research on fruit flies. The study by scientists at Linköping University, Sweden, supports a new theory about the type of mutation that…

phys.org - 14 hours ago

3 more ancient underground lakes of liquid water discovered on Mars, raising possibility of life

3 more ancient underground lakes of liquid water discovered on Mars, raising possibility of life

"There may have been a lot of water on Mars," one researcher said. "And if there was water, there was the possibility of life."

CBS News - 14 hours ago

Ex-Google quantum chief joins Simmons' silicon startup

Ex-Google quantum chief joins Simmons' silicon startup

Google’s former top quantum scientist John Martinis, who helped the tech giant achieve quantum supremacy, has joined Australian startup Silicon Quantum Computing, lending significant validation for its approach to the technology.Professor Martinis has already…

innovationaus.com - 16 hours ago

COVID-19 outbreak linked to adult volleyball games in Lake County

COVID-19 outbreak linked to adult volleyball games in Lake County

Lake County health authorities are investigating more than a dozen COVID-19 cases linked to adult volleyball leagues hosted by a Gages Lake bar and grill where as many as 200 players and spectators may have been exposed to the virus.

Chicago Daily Herald - 16 hours ago

Micron Technology Falls After Hours Despite Q4 Earnings Beat

Micron Technology Falls After Hours Despite Q4 Earnings Beat

Guidance for the current quarter wasn't very encouraging, though.

Motley Fool - 16 hours ago

SpaceX found surprising heat-shield wear after NASA astronaut missionBusiness Insider

SpaceX found surprising heat-shield wear after NASA astronaut missionBusiness Insider

SpaceX is about to launch four astronauts for NASA, but it had to fix a weak spot in the heat shield that protects them when returning to Earth.

Business Insider - 16 hours ago

NASA schedules the first Crew Dragon operational flight for Halloween

NASA schedules the first Crew Dragon operational flight for Halloween

NASA and SpaceX have set a new launch date for Crew Dragon’s first crewed operational flight: October 31st. The SpaceX Crew-1 mission follows the company’s successful Demo—2 test flight, which flew astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley to the ISS.

Yahoo Entertainment - 18 hours ago

Micron Shares Fall After Chipmaker Halts Shipments to Huawei

Micron Shares Fall After Chipmaker Halts Shipments to Huawei

(Bloomberg) -- Micron Technology Inc. shares fell after the largest U.S. chipmaker said it recently halted shipments to China’s Huawei Technologies Co.Micron...

Yahoo Entertainment - 18 hours ago

DMC scraps Sports Medicine Institute plan in uncompleted Ilitch building

DMC scraps Sports Medicine Institute plan in uncompleted Ilitch building

The Detroit Medical Center is scrapping its plan to build a Sports Medicine Institute in the Ilitch family's District Detroit area. The medical system confirmed in a Tuesday email to Crain's that it "will not move forward with plans to lease space for a sport…

Crain's Detroit Business - 18 hours ago

Crypto and blockchain won’t catch on until they’re actually useful

Crypto and blockchain won’t catch on until they’re actually useful

Taking blockchain tech from buzzword to essential technology should have a singular focus: Making it useful for people’s everyday lives.

Cointelegraph - 18 hours ago

New Genetic Systems Created by Biologists to Neutralize Gene Drives

New Genetic Systems Created by Biologists to Neutralize Gene Drives

Two active genetics strategies help address concerns about gene-drive releases into the wild. In the past decade, researchers have engineered an array of new tools that control the balance of genetic inheritance. Based on CRISPR technology, such gene drives a…

SciTechDaily - 18 hours ago

Largest Extraterrestrial Diamonds Ever Discovered: Cosmic Diamonds Formed During Gigantic Planetary Collisions

Largest Extraterrestrial Diamonds Ever Discovered: Cosmic Diamonds Formed During Gigantic Planetary Collisions

International research team solves theory of how diamonds formed inside protoplanets. Geoscientists from Goethe University have found the largest extraterrestrial diamonds ever discovered – a few tenths of a millimeter in size nevertheless – inside meteorites…

SciTechDaily - 19 hours ago

Snakes disembowel toads and feast on the living animal's organs one by one

Snakes disembowel toads and feast on the living animal's organs one by one

This gruesome behavior was previously unknown in snakes.

Live Science - 20 hours ago

UPDATED: Antares rocket launch at Wallops Flight Center rescheduled for Thursday

UPDATED: Antares rocket launch at Wallops Flight Center rescheduled for Thursday

The launch of Northrop Grumman’s Antares rocket originally set for tonight from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility has been rescheduled for Thursday, Oct. 1, at 9:38 p.m., due to poor weather

Inside NoVA - 20 hours ago

Problem delays ULA's Delta IV Heavy launch, but it'll still be one worth watching

Problem delays ULA's Delta IV Heavy launch, but it'll still be one worth watching

Space Coast residents will be in for a visual treat when a rarely seen United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket launches from Cape Canaveral.

Florida Today - 20 hours ago

SpaceX's next astronaut mission for NASA has been pushed back to HalloweenBusiness Insider

SpaceX's next astronaut mission for NASA has been pushed back to HalloweenBusiness Insider

NASA and SpaceX announced that the Crew-1 mission will launch on October 31 — later than originally planned — to accommodate other astronauts.

Business Insider - 20 hours ago

Scientists Reveal More About Volcanic Eruption That Rocked the Ancient Maya

Scientists Reveal More About Volcanic Eruption That Rocked the Ancient Maya

Using a combination of archaeological and geological evidence, scientists have finally pinpointed the date of the infamous Tierra Blanca Joven eruption, which likely devastated Maya communities in what is now El Salvador.

gizmodo.com - 20 hours ago

‘Potentially large outbreak’: health department warns of COVID-19 cases at Lake County restaurants, bars

‘Potentially large outbreak’: health department warns of COVID-19 cases at Lake County restaurants, bars

Health officials are warning of a 'potentially large outbreak' after a spike in COVID-19 cases linked to volleyball leagues at bar and restaurants in Lake County.

lakemchenryscanner.com - 20 hours ago