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Skeptical Science New Research for Week #33, 2019

Posted on 20 August 2019 by SkS-Team 39 articles, 5 open access.  Keep calm but don’t carry on Skeptical Science was founded for the purpose of debunking misunderstandings and intentional misinformation about anthropogenic climate change. In this interest, this week…

​How biomass helps farmers make the most of 'waste wood'

Trees are an important part of any farm. They reduce erosion and flooding, absorb air pollutants, provide habitat for insect-eating birds, and cast shade to help livestock stay cool. They produce crops, too, whether it’s fruit and nuts at an…

Kickstarting solutions

(Stanford University) The Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment has awarded nine proposals as part of its 2019 Environmental Venture Projects (EVP) and Realizing Environmental Innovation Program (REIP) grants. Both programs provide funding for interdisciplinary research needed to solve major environmental problems. Such problems — ranging from long-neglected tropical diseases to managing groundwater supplies to drought-fueled wildfires — are too complex to be solved by any one discipline alone.

From the tiny testes of flies, new insight into how genes arise

(Rockefeller University) A common birthplace of new genes, the male testes are a hotspot for biological innovation. Within these organs, scientists have found a trove of virgin genetic sequences–and a better understanding of how evolution moves forward.

Rock Stars Say ‘No’ To Recording Greta The Eco-Grouch’s Essay

My faith in rock music has been temporarily restored. According to the manager of The 1975, the execrable essay/song that his band recorded with diminutive doom-monger Greta Thunberg had previously been rejected by other bands. By ‘bigger artists than The…

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Cities replace citation fees with school, pet supply donations

In many cities
around the country, getting a parking ticket is an opportunity to do good.
Police departments in cities from Anchorage Alaska, to Las Vegas to Woodstock
Virginia allow parking violators to pay for their tickets by donating school or
pet supplies to local schools or shelters. “Nobody likes to get a parking ticket. But if
you can pay it forward and give a donation of school supplies that will help
somebody, it kind of makes it less bad.” Said Las Vegas city spokesman,
Jace Radke. Vegas…