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New discipline proposed: Macro-energy systems — the science of the energy transition

(Stanford University) In a perspective published in Joule on August 14, a group of researchers led by Stanford University propose a new academic discipline, ‘macro-energy systems,’ as the science of the energy transition.

Astronomy ambassadors to Chile: ALMA radio telescope

Learn what it would be like to travel to Chile – sometimes called astronomy’s world capital – in this final report from Robert Pettengill with the Astronomy in Chile Educator Ambassador Program. Thank you for your dispatches, Rob!

WPI biologist’s discovery gives evolution clues and may affect drug interaction research

(Worcester Polytechnic Institute) A Nature Communications paper by Worcester Polytechnic Institute biologist Jagan Srinivasan has shown that a key biological component in the communication system of the nematode C. Elegans can be repurposed to take on a different job,. This critical finding about the workings of evolution could one day affect research into drug interactions, agricultural bio-engineering, and a better understanding of genetic inheritance through multiple generations.

From not having kids to battling anxiety: Climate change is shaping life choices and affecting mental health – USA TODAY

For some, ignoring climate change is not an option. It’s real, and preventing global warming from getting worse is a driving force in their lives. Elizabeth Lawrence and Elinor Aspegren, USA TODAY Revelle Mast wanted to be an architect when…

Global Warming Is Worsening China’s Pollution Problems, Studies Show – InsideClimate News

Efforts to curb air pollution in China, a country already facing dire health impacts from high levels of soot and smog, will likely become increasingly difficult as the planet warms, a new study shows. Increased heat waves and more periods…