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Map of Milky Way halo reveals dark matter ocean

The gravity of the Large Magellanic Cloud – one of the Milky Way’s satellite dwarf galaxies – is collecting stars behind it in a trail, like the wake from a boat, as it travels through our galaxy’s halo.

Flatfish got weird fast due to evolutionary cascade

(Rice University) Flatfishes rapidly evolved into the most asymmetric vertebrates by changing multiple traits at once, according to a new Rice University study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Charlie Munger on global warming: ‘The people who ask the questions think they know the answer’ – Yahoo Finance

At the annual Berkshire Hathaway shareholders meeting live streamed on Yahoo Finance, Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger discuss ESG. Video Transcript – On the other side of that argument, because there were lots of emails that came in on both…

Op-ed | How Elon Musk’s CO2 XPRIZE can fight climate change and advance space exploration – SpaceNews

Want to win Elon Musk’s $100 million XPRIZE for carbon removal? Think small and think Mars. Elon Musk and XPRIZE recently announced a $100 million prize purse for economically scalable ideas to capture and sequester carbon dioxide (CO2). As of…

Dems Resurrect Their Socialist Snake Oil, The Green New Deal

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA), and others have reintroduced the Green New Deal (GND), during what they deem “Green New Deal week.” Originally introduced in 2019, the GND went down in a ball of flames, reminiscent of the 1937…

Chernobyl Guards Have Befriended Abandoned Dogs, Feeding Them and Bringing Medical Care

In the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, guards watching for human trespassers are befriending and even caring for the descendants of dogs abandoned when tens of thousands of people had to abandon their entire lives and flee when reactor 4 exploded in 1986. Their interactions, collected and documented through work from the BBC, tell a story of a spark […]

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Monkeys Unite and Form Unlikely Alliances After Hurricane Maria Ravaged their Island

An interesting new study seems to indicate that monkeys increase the size of their social circles during times of strife or resource scarcity. Researchers observed Puerto Rico’s rhesus macaque populations on Cayo Santiago in the aftermath of 2017’s Hurricane Maria, and observed each individual increase the amount of grooming activities, as well as the number […]

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Scrubbing paleontological data

(University of Erlangen-Nuremberg) The Open Research Challenge 2020, organised by Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU), invited young researchers from around the world to submit innovative and creative ideas to remove incorrect and outdated entries in the largest database used in the field of paleontology. The winning submission, code developed by a paleontologist from Bristol in the UK, offers a solution for cleaning paleontological data.