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Because of Rising CO 2 , Trees Might Be Warming the Arctic – Scientific American

The Arctic is one of the fastest-warming places on the planet —and scientists still aren’t completely sure why. Melting snow and ice may be speeding up the warming. Changes in atmospheric circulation could be playing a role. Many factors could…

Did you know you have 5 different appetites?

When you’re hungry, what do you eat? Do you reach for fresh fruits and vegetables or grab chips or ice cream? There’s likely no consistent answer. After all, appetite is complicated. In studying how animals eat, researchers learned about the…

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Elucidating the mechanism of a light-driven sodium pump

Researchers have succeeded for the first time in recording, in action, a light-driven sodium pump from bacterial cells. The findings promise progress in the development of new methods in neurobiology.

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Elucidating the mechanism of a light-driven sodium pump

Researchers have succeeded for the first time in recording, in action, a light-driven sodium pump from bacterial cells. The findings promise progress in the development of new methods in neurobiology.

Supercomputer model simulations reveal cause of Neanderthal extinction

(Institute for Basic Science) IBS climate scientists discover that according to new supercomputer model simulations, only competition between Neanderthals and Homo sapiens can explain the rapid demise of Neanderthals around 43 to 38 thousand years ago.

Retrofitting of VW Diesel engines was successful

(Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (EMPA)) Using exhaust gas measurements taken from the roadside, a team from the University of York and Empa was able to prove the “Dieselgate” scandal has led to positive results. The forced retrofitting of thousands of VW diesel engines saves the environment throughout Europe considerable amounts of Nitrogen oxide (NOx).

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The strongest, most dangerous hurricanes are now far more likely because of climate change, study shows – Washington Post

Damage from 2018’s Hurricane Michael in Mexico Beach, Fla. (Michael S. Williamson/The Washington Post) Andrew Freedman Editor focusing on extreme weather, climate change, science and the environment. May 18 at 3:00 PM A new study provides observational evidence that the…

Most of the time, Dr. Google has no idea what ails you

Everyone likes a quick medical diagnosis. And no one delivers one faster than Google. Just rattle off your symptoms in a search window — stiff neck, headache, bit of a fever — and congratulations, you’ve got . . .. meningitis?…

This isn’t a triple rainbow

It’s what’s called a reflection rainbow, which can be caused by sunlight beaming upwards after reflecting from wet sand or calm water, in this case the water of Puget Sound.