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New Study Shows Spending a Long Time on Your Phone Isn’t Bad for Your Mental Health

General smartphone usage is a poor predictor of anxiety, depression, or stress say researchers, who advise caution when it comes to digital detoxes. The study published in Technology, Mind, and Behavior was led by Heather Shaw and Kristoffer Geyer from Lancaster University with colleagues from the universities of Bath and Lincoln. They measured the time spent on […]

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Climate Change Legislation Included in Coronavirus Stimulus Deal – The New York Times

WASHINGTON — In the waning days of the 116th Congress, lawmakers have authorized $35 billion in spending on wind, solar and other clean power sources while curtailing the use of a potent planet-warming chemical used in air-conditioners and refrigerators. Both…

Australia Blows Science’s Collective Mind by Mapping 3 Million Galaxies in 300 Hours

Reprinted with permission from World At Large, a news website of nature, politics, science, health, and travel. The world-leading CSIRO telescope in Australia has mapped the entire southern sky in stunning detail and record time, identifying 3 million never-before-seen galaxies all in just 300 hours. Announced on December 1 by the Australian national science agency CSIRO, […]

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A magnified view of Jupiter and Saturn at conjunction

On December 21, 2020, Jupiter and Saturn will be only 1/5 of a moon-diameter apart! Guy Ottewell offers insights and charts showing a magnified (telescopic) view of their once-in-20-years great conjunction.

How German Schools Are Becoming Climate-Indoctrination Farms

In Berlin’s green movement, schools and officials aim to utilize youth to pave the way to a new world.  The Berlin daily, left-of-center Tagesspiegel admiringly looks at the Fridays for Future movement in Berlin, a city where it is particularly…

What are cloud streets?

Cloud streets are a manifestation of Earth’s atmosphere in motion. They’re mostly seen by satellites looking down on Earth, but people sometimes catch them from the ground, too. Check out these cool images!

Tesla Cybertruck vs. 2007 Apple iPhone — Breakthrough Product Parallels

Does the world need another Elon Musk/Steve Jobs comparison? I’ll leave that up to you to decide, dear readers (read on, or flit to the next flower). I assure you that only the most interesting, insightful, and incisive specimens of the genre are chronicled in these pages, and an unusual video by Admazing caught my editorial eye

A Rational Approach to Global Warming – Yahoo News

Bjorn Lomborg’s False Alarm (Basic Books, $20) does not “deny” the likelihood of global warming as set out in the United Nations’ Reports on Climate Change. Lomborg expresses belief in the U.N.’s central estimate of a temperature increase of 7.2…