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Taxpayer Dollars Feeding Harvard’s Climate Change ‘Tweeting Tree’

Thanks to funds from the U.S. government, researchers at Harvard University have equipped a tree with a Twitter account to “amplify messages of climate change.” With funds from various National Science Foundation grants, post-doctoral fellow Tim Rademacher and his team…

Scientists Make Amazing Discovery In Antarctic Snow: Stardust

A team of scientists hauled 500 kilograms [1,102 pounds] of fresh snow back from Antarctica, melted it, and sifted through the particles that remained. Their analysis yielded a surprise: The snow held significant amounts of a form of iron that…

‘Deplorable Propaganda’: Petition Against Climate Alarmism Goes Global

A petition being submitted by hundreds of independent climate scientists and professionals from numerous countries to heads of the European Council, Commission and Parliament declares, “There is No Climate Emergency.” Briefly summarized, the request for consideration conveys five urgent messages:…

16 images that will make you feel 'as free as a bird'

Now in its fourth year, the Bird Photographer of the Year competition received more than 13,500 entries from 63 countries, making 2019 its biggest year yet. Both professional and amateur photographers were encouraged to submit photos in the eight different…

Pluripotency: ‘Butterfly effect’ discovered

Pluripotent cells can give rise to all cells of the body, a power that researchers are eager to control because it opens the door to regenerative medicine and organ culture for transplants. But pluripotency is still a black box for science, controlled by unknown genetic and epigenetic signals. Researchers have now uncovered one of those epigenetic signals, after a detective quest that started almost a decade ago.