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Month: May 2020

Good Travelers Leave No Tracks — New Tesla Model 3 Surprise Review

I wanted to wait a while before writing this review of my new Tesla. For those of you who may have read my latest blog in February, I ended the article saying that my next car would be an EV, promising to purchase it within three years

Terrestrial Species Outpaced by Marine Species in the Race Against Global Warming – SciTechDaily

Some of the 12,000 plant and animal species considered in this study. Credit: © Gaël Grenouillet Global warming is causing species to search for more temperate environments in which to migrate to, but it is marine species – according to…

Extended parenting helps young birds grow smarter

(Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History) The current study analyzes social and life-history data from several thousand songbirds, including 127 corvids, the family that includes jays, crows, ravens, and magpies. Results show that corvids are unusual in having larger brains and ‘extended childhoods,’ where parents provide the young with a safe haven to learn and practice skills they need to survive as adults. These findings shed light on how extended parenting in humans facilitated the evolution of our extraordinarily large brains.

Locusts, sparrows and the global warming link – The New Indian Express

People in Mumbai got the scare of their lives last week. Groggy from Covid-fatigue, they saw a new pandemic staring at them through their windows. Locust swarms. Fortunately, these fears turned out to be the result of WhatsApp rumour mills. Other…

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Locusts, sparrows and the global warming link – The New Indian Express

People in Mumbai got the scare of their lives last week. Groggy from Covid-fatigue, they saw a new pandemic staring at them through their windows. Locust swarms. Fortunately, these fears turned out to be the result of WhatsApp rumour mills. Other…

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Anomalous warm temperatures over the Arctic and Siberia in May 2020

I live in Siberia, this year’s May was somewhere between the usual June and July in terms of temperatures. A handful of days nearly reached 30°C. Usually, it’s not too uncommon to have some snowfall in May, with temperatures around…