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Darwin’s handwritten pages from On the Origin of Species go online for the first time

(National University of Singapore) Two original pages from the handwritten draft of Darwin’s On the Origin of Species, along with rare letters, and never-before-seen reading notes have been added to Darwin Online. This scholarly portal dedicated to naturalist Charles Darwin was founded by Dr John van Wyhe from the National University of Singapore’s (NUS) Department of Biological Sciences, and Tembusu College.

LETTERS: This summer showed Colorado’s future with global warming, now it’s time to act – Sentinel Colorado

Editor: National climate communication surveys show that nearly 3/4 of Coloradans believe global warming is happening, but only 37% to 45% of residents outside of the Denver metro area believe it will harm them personally (Yale, 2020). As this summer’s wildfire season…

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Polls Show Climate Concerns Among Voters in Battleground States – The New York Times

Climate change has emerged as a major issue for voters this year, both nationally and in crucial battleground states like Arizona and Florida, new polls from The New York Times and Siena College suggest. Nationwide, 58 percent of Americans said…

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Polls Show Climate Concerns Among Voters in Battleground States – The New York Times

Climate change has emerged as a major issue for voters this year, both nationally and in crucial battleground states like Arizona and Florida, new polls from The New York Times and Siena College suggest. Nationwide, 58 percent of Americans said…

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Polls Show Climate Concerns Among Voters in Battleground States – The New York Times

Climate change has emerged as a major issue for voters this year, both nationally and in crucial battleground states like Arizona and Florida, new polls from The New York Times and Siena College suggest. Nationwide, 58 percent of Americans said…

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Ammonite review: Here’s the true story of palaeontologist Mary Anning

Mary Anning’s later life is explored in Ammonite, starring Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan. The film does a good job of showing the hard work involved in paleontology, but the portrayal of Anning isn’t entirely based on fact

Tube-dwelling anemone toxins have pharmacological potential, mapping study shows

(Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo) Analysis identified 525 genes encoding proteins that act on the nervous system, cardiovascular system and cell walls. One of the molecules proved effective against cancer cells in preliminary test results.

Sea-level rise global observing system proposed

A researcher proposes a new approach to monitoring global sea-level rise. Using the existing NOAA Global Drifter Program array of roughly 1,200 buoys that drift freely with ocean currents, he suggests adding additional instruments to record their height, or the ‘level of the sea’ they ride on, to collect long-term data on the average sea levels across the world’s oceans.