Thu.Nov 25, 2021

Superionic ice phases could explain unusual magnetic fields around Uranus and Neptune

Physics World

For a relatively simple chemical compound, water – especially its frozen varieties – is surprisingly poorly understood.

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Frontier Sin

Author: Leticia Nani Silva. Haleh Moravej is a registered nutritionist, a scientist and a founder of MetMUnch. She is also a senior lecturer at Manchester Metropolitan University.

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Deep learning for disease diagnosis confounded by image labels

Physics World

Artificial intelligence (AI) has potential to play a pivotal role in many areas of medicine. In particular, the use of deep learning to analyse medical images and improve the accuracy of disease diagnosis is a rapidly growing area of interest. But AI is not perfect.

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Frontiers announces its first partnership with a leading Chinese University

Frontier Sin

Zhejiang University Press (ZUP), one of the leading academic publishers in China, and the open science publisher Frontiers announce their official partnership.

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Native Land Information System (NLIS)

Environmental News Bits

Access the portal here. The Native Land Information System (NLIS) was developed by the Native Lands Advocacy Project (NLAP); a project of Village Earth, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in Fort Collins, Colorado, with funding from the Indian Land Tenure Foundation.

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AI has learned to read the time on an analogue clock

New Scientist

Artificial intelligence trained on computer-generated images of clocks taken from different angles has succeeded in learning to read the time

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Materials science conserves 500-year-old warship, new gravitational-wave discoveries by LIGO–Virgo

Physics World

In 1545 the English warship Mary Rose sank in a battle off the south coast of England and was raised more than 400 years later. The ship and some of its contents are now on display at the Mary Rose Museum in Portsmouth.

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A valley of opportunities: delving into graphene’s perplexing non-local response

Physics World

Since it was first successfully isolated in 2004, the “wonder material” graphene, with its honeycomb-like 2D structure and its wide gamut of interesting properties, has been keenly studied by material scientists.

Feeding pet dogs just once a day might keep them healthier as they age

New Scientist

Survey responses from more than 24,000 dog owners in the US suggest that dogs fed once a day are less likely to get age-related diseases, but you shouldn't change how you feed your dog just yet

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Extended Producer Responsibility in Alberta: A Few Inches Forward          

Environmental Law Centre

Extended Producer Responsibility in Alberta: A Few Inches Forward On November 15, 2021, the provincial Minister of Environment and Parks, Jason Nixon, introduced Bill 83, which is the Environmental.

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Most cryptocurrency trades may be people buying from themselves

New Scientist

An analysis has found that wash trading, a form of market manipulation, is rife on unregulated crypto exchanges

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Smithfield air knife energy reduction project saves compressed air costs

Environmental News Bits

Read the full story at ProFood World. Smithfield Foods’ Kinston, N.C., facility uses air knives on two of its packaging lines to remove moisture before applying code dating, but air was discharged continuously, even if product was not coming down the line. Compressed air is our second-largest energy user at the facility,” states Smithfield Environmental… Read more → Energy efficiency Food and beverage manufacturing

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Wild Wild Life newsletter: How you can 'do your bit' for wildlife

New Scientist

Greenwashing is rife and full of ineffectual suggestions for saving the planet. Here are four lifestyle changes that actually do make a difference for biodiversity

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¿Qué determina la abundancia de plagas en trigo y sus enemigos naturales?

The Applied Ecologist

Esta publicación de blog también está disponible en inglés. Los enemigos naturales de las plagas, incluidos los predadores como las larvas de crisopas y sírfidos y las avispas parasitoides, brindan el servicio ecosistémico de control biológico de plagas.

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Fix the Planet newsletter: Can small nuclear power go big?

New Scientist

Small modular reactors are being pitched as an affordable and fast way to decarbonise power grids but questions about the technology abound

Lost Women of Science, Episode 4: Breakfast in the Snow

Scientific American

In our final episode, we explore Dorothy Andersen’s legacy—what she left behind and how her work has lived on since her death. Describing her mentor’s influence on her life and. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com. Social Sciences Diversity Inequality

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Mammoth ivory pendant is oldest decorated jewellery found in Eurasia

New Scientist

A pendant carved with mysterious dots and unearthed in a Polish cave is thought to be over 40,000 years old

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As hunting wanes, fear of a southern Michigan deer invasion grows

Environmental News Bits

Read the full story at Bridge Michigan. They’re nature’s gentle beasts, but in parts of Michigan they’ve grown so numerous that they’re becoming a destructive nuisance, edging out other species like woodland songbirds, devouring agricultural crops and backyard gardens, stunting forest growth and driving up the rate of auto crashes. And with traditional deer hunting… Read more → Wildlife

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Multi-author ebook combines rapid publication with expert insight

Physics World

For researchers entering a new field of study, or trying to get to grips with a new experimental approach, one of the most valuable resources is an up-to-date and comprehensive reference book.

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California condors are capable of asexual reproduction

Environmental News Bits

Read the full story in Wired. A new study shows that two captive birds had only maternal DNA and survived early development—a first for the critically endangered species. Read more → Publications Wildlife

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Megafauna extinctions led to more grassland fires worldwide

New Scientist

Continents that lost the most large grazing herbivores over the past 50,000 years have seen the biggest increases in grassland and savannah fires

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ESG ‘make-or-break’ factor for leading investors: PwC

Environmental News Bits

Read the full story at CFO Dive. Almost half (49%) of asset managers and other top investors worldwide are willing to divest of companies that fail to sufficiently follow environmental, social and governance (ESG) best practices, according to a survey by PwC. ESG has now become a make-or-break consideration for leading investors globally,” PwC said. Fifty-nine percent… Read more → Corporate sustainability

Soft yet strong gel keeps its shape after being run over by a car

New Scientist

A gel with similar properties to shatterproof glass could have applications in soft robots and prosthetics

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Eagles, beavers, sea turtles: Why N.Y.C. is humming with wildlife

Environmental News Bits

Read the full story in the New York Times. New York is now ‘the greenest big city on earth,’ one naturalist said. Some creatures have noticed and are staying for a while. Read more → Wildlife

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These are the 67 best and worst countries for animal rights

Inhabitant

We all know by now that where a person is born can convey privilege — or the opposite. But what about animals? Their country of origin can make the difference between leading a posh life with toys, a pet bed and even a wardrobe, or winding up on somebody’s dinner plate

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Global online inventory of PV systems exceeding 10 kW in size

Environmental News Bits

Read the full story at pv magazine. Through the inventory, an international group of researchers was able to identify 68,661 PV facilities, totaling 423 GW across 31 countries. According to the scientists, the online database provides insight into global trends for PV siting decisions, as well as into the gap between facility-level final investment decisions,… Read more → Publications Solar

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Materials meeting showcases breakthrough research and equipment innovation

Physics World

This year’s Fall Meeting of the Materials Research Society will, like many other scientific conferences at the moment, be held as a hybrid event.

Unlocking the Transition: As Tesla, Ford and others invest billions in EVs, will the power system be ready?

Environmental News Bits

Read the full story at Utility Dive. The new White House zero emission vehicle target of 50% of new car sales by 2030 has a long way to go, a short time to get there, and big challenges along the way. Read more → Energy EVs

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Hemp and lime studio in Italy highlights sustainable living

Inhabitant

Architects Cosimo Terlizzi and partner Damien Modolo have created a lamia-style hemp and lime construction art studio in southern Italy. It combines traditional building style from the Valle d'Itria and Alto Salento region with modern and sustainable materials and energy management systems

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As demand for green energy grows, solar farms face local resistance

Environmental News Bits

Read the full story in the New York Times. Developers say industrial-scale farms are needed to meet the nation’s climate goals, but locals are fighting back against what they see as an encroachment on their pastoral settings. Read more → Solar

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The Auditor General gives Ontario a failing grade on its climate progress 

Enviromental Defense

It’s an F for Ontario. The Auditor General of Ontario just gave the province a dismal 27 per cent grade on its climate progress – a massive fail. .

URI launches ‘Plastics: Land to Sea’ web platform

Environmental News Bits

Read the full story from the University of Rhode Island. A new University of Rhode Island web platform, “Plastics: Land to Sea,” has been launched to provide the science community with a burgeoning array of data resources and tools designed to inform and support dialogue concerning research focused efforts to start addressing plastics pollution. The… Read more → Information tools Plastics

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Ecological requirements drive the variable responses of wheat pests and natural enemies to the landscape context

The Applied Ecologist

This blog post is also available in Spanish. Semi-natural habitats (SNH) are considered essential for pest-suppressive landscapes, but their influence on crop pests and natural enemies can be highly variable.

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Investors can now police net-zero claims with this new tool

Environmental News Bits

Read the full story at Bloomberg Quint. As corporations have churned out net-zero CO2 pledges, investors have so far had little hope of holding them to account. That’s about to change. The Science Based Targets initiative, a widely respected framework for certifying corporate climate policies, is introducing a Net Zero Standard to provide an “independent… Read more → Corporate sustainability Standards

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The Impact of Weather & the Environment on Migraine Headaches

Breezometer

Past studies have shown a link between weather changes and migraine headaches, but research also highlights how other environmental factors, like air pollution, could also trigger these painful headaches. Migraines: A Debilitating Occurrence for Many.

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Facebook’s submarine cable project marred by ‘Frac Outs’ and sinkholes

Environmental News Bits

Read the full story at 6Park.news. Facebook recently completed a connection on the Oregon coast for 8,500 miles of fiber optic cable that runs under the Pacific Ocean. However, this important technical achievement came at a cost. The project was delayed for about two years and was marred by a massive drilling fluid leak, a… Read more → Environmental disasters

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A Look Inside the Complex Gel on Your Thanksgiving Table

Scientific American

There's a good possibility at least one of the dishes you eat this holiday will contain a gelling agent—but what is that, exactly? A new video series from Scientific. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com. Health Nutrition

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