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Here’s How Wasps Have Inspired an Innovative New Tool for Keyhole Surgery

Dutch scientists have designed a new device to be used in keyhole surgery—and it’s inspired by the way parasitoid wasps lay their eggs. At the moment, the tools used in such surgery can end up clogging because they use suction. This new tool doesn’t have that problem because it uses friction. According to the BBC, […]

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Enlist the Ocean in Combatting Climate Change, Experts and Advocates Argue – Scientific American

Climate scientists and marine advocates are calling on governments worldwide to look beyond green policymaking when it comes to climate change. They say a critical shade is missing in the fight against global warming. Blue. Countries must recognize the important…

We modelled the effects of climate change on Kenya’s Tana River Basin – The Conversation Africa

Kenya’s Tana River – the longest in the country – snakes through a river basin which encompasses a huge range of ecosystems, from lush forests along the upper reaches of the river on the slopes of Mount Kenya to dry…

Connecticut farmers are finding there’s no easy way to deal with climate extremes – The CT Mirror

Heading into Memorial Day weekend, Jamie Jones was sweating it. “Here I am in late May and I’m like – if we don’t get rain either tomorrow afternoon or over the weekend or on Friday, come post Memorial Day we’re…

New study sheds light on function of sex chromosomes in turtles

(Iowa State University) A new study led by an Iowa State University scientist sheds light on how organisms have evolved to address imbalances in sex chromosomes. The study looks at a species of softshell turtle, but the results could help to illuminate an important evolutionary process in many species. The research centers on a process known as sex chromosome dosage compensation.

QUINN ON NUTRITION: What’s true about cows and global warming – nwitimes.com

Holstein dairy cows feed on silage in a large free-stall farm barn in Devon, England.  DREAMSTIME Barbara Quinn Tribune News Service I keep coming upon this statistic that states livestock are responsible for 14.5% of global gas emissions. Some designate…

Smithsonian Says These Moths Are So Gorgeous, They Put Butterflies to Shame: It’s National Moth Week

A New York photographer acquired a new lease on night in the Catskills during the draconian state lockdowns by suspending a white sheet in her yard illuminated with black lights and waiting to see who shows up. She is just one of many “moth-ers,” enthusiasts of the butterfly’s generally nocturnal cousin, that are taking to […]

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Three degrees of global warming is quite plausible and truly disastrous – The Economist

Jul 24th 2021 BY THE STANDARDS of the 21st century as a whole, 2021 will almost certainly go down as a comparatively cool year. By the standards of the rest of human history its weather looks disconcertingly like hell. Listen…

Mussels Can Help Filter Microplastics Out of Our Oceans Without Harming Themselves

Instead of shelling out for a water filtration plant, mussels’ constant filter feeding is being tested as a potential wide-scale application for microplastic clean-up in our oceans. Belying their humble evolutionary stature, the mussel can do something that humanity could only achieve by spending millions on equipment, and that is cleaning microplastics smaller than 5mm […]

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