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EurekAlert! fellowship spotlights early-career science journalists from Latin America, other emerging regions

(American Association for the Advancement of Science) Five early-career science journalists from emerging regions will attend the 2020 AAAS Annual Meeting as winners of the 2020 EurekAlert! Fellowships for International Science Reporters.

22 things you didn't know about cows

A German study found that cows tend to face either magnetic north or south when grazing or resting, regardless of the sun’s position. (Photo: smereka/Shutterstock) With those vacuous big eyes, galumphing gate and generally lazy-seeming demeanor, cows don’t get credit…

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Abortion preeminent issue, global warming not urgent, say bishops – National Catholic Reporter

Baltimore — Global warming is an important issue but not urgent, said the leader of the U.S. Catholic bishops. Abortion, on the other hand, is their preeminent priority.  Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, the outgoing president of the United States Conference of…

Abortion preeminent issue, global warming not urgent, say bishops – National Catholic Reporter

Baltimore — Global warming is an important issue but not urgent, said the leader of the U.S. Catholic bishops. Abortion, on the other hand, is their preeminent priority.  Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, the outgoing president of the United States Conference of…

Save the date: Major scientific meeting on sound next month in San Diego

(Acoustical Society of America) The Acoustical Society of America will hold its 178th meeting, Dec. 2-6, at the Hotel del Coronado in San Diego. This major scientific conference brings together interdisciplinary groups of researchers spanning many fields, including physics, medicine, music, psychology, architecture and engineering, to discuss their latest research. Reporters are invited to attend the meeting for free and participate in a series of press conferences featuring a selection of newsworthy research.

New Climate Models: Even More Wrong

The IPCC AR5 Report included this diagram, showing that climate models exaggerate recent warming: If you want to find it, it’s figure 11.25, also repeated in the Technical Summary as figure TS-14. The issue is also discussed in box TS3:…

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Most countries aren’t hitting Paris climate goals, and everyone will pay the price – National Geographic

The majority of the carbon emission reduction pledges for 2030 that 184 countries made under the Paris Agreement aren’t nearly enough to keep global warming well below 3.6 degrees Fahrenheit (2 degrees Celsius). Some countries won’t achieve their pledges, and…

Cities Suing Over Climate Change Gave Investors, Courts Different Tales Of Risk

Climate activists don’t want to admit it, but there is a contradiction at the heart of many of the climate liability suits filed by various American cities against energy companies. Now a new report is out, analyzing the data and…

10 reasons swearing is good for you

There’s something about a good curse word that has a healing effect. Whether it’s a G-rated oath or a full-scale f-bomb, profanity helps in some situations, and science backs that up. Researchers say there are plenty of ways that cursing…