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Wow! What if 1 in 4 sunlike stars has an Earth?

According to a new study by astronomers, based on data from the Kepler Space Telescope, 1 in 4 sunlike stars should have a planet that’s approximately Earth-sized, orbiting in the star’s habitable zone.

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Early life on Earth limited by enzyme

A single enzyme found in early single-cell life forms could explain why oxygen levels in the atmosphere remained low for two billion years during the Proterozoic eon, preventing life colonizing land.

Tesla’s European Demand Rumors Get Blown Out Of The Water

There is a certain predictive quality in looking at the ships Tesla’s has charted to ferry cars to Europe. In the past two quarters, the Europe/China ratio was 50/50, with the European vessels carrying some more cars than the ships bound for China

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Are bioplastics better for the environment or a waste of time?

There has been massive pushback against the use of plastics
over the past few years, including single-use plastic bans in cities all over
the world. In response, industrial innovators have responded with a new product
– bioplastics – that seems like the perfect solution. It looks and feels like
plastic, but its made from plants, so it’s good for the environment. Right? Turns out, the answer is much more complicated, and most
likely its just a case of greenwashing. What are bioplastics? Traditional…

Monitoring CO2 leakage sites on the ocean floor

(American Chemical Society) Injecting carbon dioxide (CO2) deep below the seabed could be an important strategy for mitigating climate change, according to some experts. However, scientists need a reliable way to monitor such sites for leakage of the greenhouse gas. Now, researchers reporting in ACS’ journal Environmental Science & Technology have studied natural sources of CO2 release off the coast of Italy, using what they learned to develop models that could be applied to future storage sites.

Earliest evidence of artificial cranial deformation in Croatia during 5th-6th century

(PLOS) People in Croatia during the 5th to 6th centuries may have used cranial modifications to indicate their cultural affiliations, according to a study published Aug. 21, 2019 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE led by Ron Pinhasi of the University of Vienna and Mario Novak of the Institute for Anthropological Research in Zagreb, Croatia.

‘Deplorable Propaganda’: Petition Against Climate Alarmism Goes Global

A petition being submitted by hundreds of independent climate scientists and professionals from numerous countries to heads of the European Council, Commission and Parliament declares, “There is No Climate Emergency.” Briefly summarized, the request for consideration conveys five urgent messages:…

Eco-Nags Prince Harry And Meghan Take Fourth Private Jet In 11 Days

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were embroiled in another hypocrisy row today after being pictured leaving the south of France over the weekend in a fourth trip by private jet in just 11 days. Prince Harry and Meghan, who…