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7 clever behaviors of octopuses

Do you ever wonder if octopuses will one day take over as the planet’s most intelligent species? (And let’s get something out of the way: yes, octopuses is the correct plural.) No one could blame you if you believed in…

How safe are e-cigarettes?

When e-cigarettes were introduced to the U.S. market in 2007, they were billed as a safe alternative to conventional tobacco cigarettes. But since then various studies have found that these e-cigs may not be so harmless after all. Researchers found…

Undercounting of agroforestry skews climate change mitigation planning and reporting

(University of Vermont) Scientists expose the lack of measurement of and reporting on agroforestry in international climate agreements. This has strong implications for accounting for both how much carbon IS being sequestered and how much COULD BE sequestered, given national planning and potential climate finance.

New Research for week #25, 2019

Posted on 25 June 2019 by SkS-Team 49 publications for this week.  The last paper in this week’s list features Skeptical Science volunteer and highly cited researcher Stephan Lewandowsky along with Skeptical Science founder John Cook as first and second…

It’s time to pursue hospice, by Guy McPherson

It’s time to pursue hospice A Hearing was held by the New York City Council Committee on Environmental Protection on June 24, 2019, on the Resolution “Declaring a climate emergency and calling for an immediate emergency mobilization to restore a safe…

What's wrong with eating hot dogs, lunch meat and bacon?

A summer favorite for cookouts and baseball games, Americans spend more than $3 billion on hot dogs just in supermarket sales each year. But as tasty as they might be, hot dogs have earned a well-deserved bad health rap in…