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2019 SkS Weekly Climate Change & Global Warming News Roundup #33

Latest Posts Archives Climate Hustle Posted on 17 August 2019 by John Hartz A chronological listing of news articles posted on the Skeptical Science Facebook Page during the past week, i.e., Sun, Aug 11 through Sat, Aug 17, 2019 Editor’s…

Life on other planets may glow like coral to protect itself from an angry sun

Every now and then, astronomers looking for alien life will spot a planet that checks a lot of boxes. Is it in the “Goldilocks zone” — in other words, does it orbit not too far and not too close from…

Want to lower your risk for cardiovascular disease? Try a vegetarian diet

About 600,00 people die every year from heart disease in the United States; that’s one in every four deaths. It is the leading cause of death for both men and women. To what do we owe this epidemic? Research published…

Scientists detect more repeating radio signals from deep space

Fast radio bursts (FRBs), mysterious high-energy astrophysical phenoma that have defied explanation, have been blamed on everything from aliens to microwave ovens. They are incredibly strong signals that have puzzling mathematical regularity, and scientists believe they are coming from deep…

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Guest Post: How you can help fight global warming – The Colorado Independent

Illustration credit: Mark Castillo with graphic elements from www.vecteezy.com This is about our own lives and the future of everyone and everything we care about. When I was in Washington, DC in June I witnessed a heartbreaking presentation by a…

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Tiny GPS backpacks uncover the secret life of desert bats

A new study using miniaturized satellite-based tags revealed that during drier periods desert bats must fly further and longer to fulfill their nightly needs. According to researchers this signals their struggle in facing dry periods.

The Reason Antarctica Is Melting: Shifting Winds, Driven by Global Warming – Scientific American

In the remote, alien area of the world where the Amundsen Sea meets the coast of West Antarctica, tall, frozen cliffs loom over the water. They are the edges of massive glaciers—rivers of ice that spill into the ocean. In…

8 good things that happen when you get older

Forget wrinkles and gray hair. There are lots of reasons to celebrate each time you add a candle to your birthday cake. You gain wisdom and many other benefits with age. Here’s a look at just a few of the…