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How many ETs are in our galaxy? Ask the Alien Civilization Calculator

Researchers at Omni Calculator have created the Alien Civilization Calculator, a unique combination of two different methods of trying to determine how many advanced alien civilizations may exist in our galaxy.

Nobel Prize-winning chemist named to “Great Immigrants, Great Americans” list

(Binghamton University) M. Stanley Whittingham, a 2019 Nobel Laureate and distinguished professor at Binghamton University, State University of New York, has been named to the Carnegie Corporation of New York’s 2020 list of “Great Immigrants, Great Americans.”

Online Sciathon 2020

(Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings) Online Sciathon 2020 from 19 – 21 June – sciathon.org. 48 virtual group projects work on current scientific topics. Under the patronage of Nobel Laureates Blackburn, Fischer and Schmidt. Updates about the competition via Social Media: #Sciathon. Access for journalists – Accreditation.

Accreditation for Online Science Days 2020 and Online Sciathon 2020

(Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings) Accreditation for Online Science Days 2020 and Online Sciathon 2020- Programme / Topics now Public at science-days.org and sciathon.org- Accreditation at lindau-nobel.org/press- Manifold Ways to Access Online Activities / Contact Participants- Hashtags for Social Media #LINOSD and #Sciathon

A radar for plastic: High-resolution map of 1 kilometer grids to track plastic emissions in seas

(Tokyo University of Science) Plastic waste often ends up in river bodies and oceans, posing a serious threat to the marine ecosystem. To prevent the accumulation of plastic debris, we must find out where plastic emission is prevalent. To this end, scientists in Japan have come up with a new method to track plastic emissions from inland areas to sea. This method is useful to identify the ‘hotspots’ of plastic emission and can even help to implement appropriate measures to avoid plastic pollution.

Michael Moore: Exiled From The Planet Of Progressives

Michael Moore is a progressive’s progressive. He is a container of every correct progressive idea. He bludgeons capitalism. He despises big corporations. He wears a baseball cap. Susan Sarandon admires him. He hated George W. Bush. He endorsed Bernie Sanders…

Marooned on Mesozoic Madagascar

(Stony Brook University) In evolutionary terms, islands are the stuff of weirdness. It is on islands where animals evolve in isolation, often for millions of years, with different food sources, competitors, predators, and parasites…indeed, different everything compared to mainland species. As a result, they develop into different shapes and sizes and evolve into new species that, given enough time, spawn yet more new species.

John Houghton, Who Sounded Alarm on Climate Change, Dies at 88 – The New York Times

This obituary is part of a series about people who have died in the coronavirus pandemic. Read about others here. John Houghton, a climate scientist and influential figure in the United Nations panel that brought the threat of climate change…