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Tree rings could pin down Thera volcano eruption date

(University of Arizona) Research led by the University of Arizona Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research has anchored a long sequence of tree rings, providing context for the civilizations that existed throughout the Bronze and Iron Ages, including the eruption of Thera.

Without Being Tested, Greta Says It’s ‘Extremely Likely’ She Had WuFlu

Swedish teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg said Tuesday it’s “extremely likely” that she contracted the Chinese coronavirus and has “basically recovered” from it. The 17-year-old said she and father recently exhibited coronavirus-like symptoms and have self-quantified for two weeks following…

Russian Pranksters Posing As Greta And Father Hoax Prince Harry

Two Russian pranksters posing as Greta Thunberg and her father reportedly fooled Britain’s Prince Harry into having a candid conversation that included scathing criticism of President Donald Trump. Harry also went into detail about being on the outs with the…

Seven of the best new documentaries about global warming – Yale Climate Connections

(Photo: Courtesy of Daisy Simmons) NEVADA CITY, CALIF. “It’s not easy to watch.” That was a recurring introductory remark at screenings during the recent 2020 Wild & Scenic Film Festival. Held each year in the bucolic foothills of the Sierra,…

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Male-killing bacteria linked to butterfly color changes

Like many poisonous animals, the African monarch butterfly’s orange, white and black pattern warns predators that it is toxic. Warning patterns like this are usually consistent across individuals to help predators learn to avoid them. However, a recent study shows how a population of African monarch butterflies (Danaus chrysippus) breaks this rule and has highly variable warning patterns.

Cheetah cubs born through IVF offer hope for their species

Two small cheetah cubs have been born to a surrogate mother via in vitro fertilization (IVF) for the first time. Their births offer hope for the struggling cheetah population, and animal experts are calling it a “groundbreaking scientific breakthrough.” The…

Pollux: The brighter twin star

Pollux, the brightest star in the constellation Gemini, blazes in a golden light next to its bluish-white heavenly twin, Castor, in the evening skies of the Northern Hemisphere’s spring.

World faces ‘decisive decade’ to fix global warming, former UN climate chief says – Climate Home

The 2020s are the decisive decade for the world to avert the worst impacts of climate change in a peaceful revolution that rejects the type of “short-sighted” pro-coal policies embraced by US President Donald Trump, a key architect of the…