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Astronomers award 2020 Education Prize to Deborah Byrd

Byrd received the prize from the American Astronomical Society, the largest organization of U.S. astronomers. The prizes are given for outstanding achievements in scientific research, education, scholarly writing, and service to the astronomical community.

Mosquitoes are drawn to flowers as much as people — and now scientists know why

(University of Washington) Despite their reputation as blood-suckers, mosquitoes actually spent most of their time drinking nectar from flowers. Scientists have identified the chemical cues in flowers that stimulate mosquitoes’ sense of smell and draw them in. Their findings show how cues from flowers can stimulate the mosquito brain as much as a warm-blooded host — information that could help develop less toxic repellents and better traps.

Conservative States Seek Billions to Brace for Disaster. (Just Don’t Call It Climate Change.) – The New York Times

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is about to distribute billions of dollars to coastal states mainly in the South to help steel them against natural disasters worsened by climate change. But states that qualify must first explain why they need…

Study: Global warming increased hurricane’s impact – Eagle-Tribune

RALEIGH, N.C. — Global warming made Hurricane Florence wider and wetter, a study published this month in the journal Science Advances confirmed. Days before Florence made landfall in September 2018, a team from Stony Brook University’s School of Marine and…

Study says global warming heightened hurricane’s impact – The Daily News of Newburyport

RALEIGH, N.C. — Global warming made Hurricane Florence wider and wetter, a study published this month in the journal Science Advances confirmed. Days before Florence made landfall in September 2018, a team from Stony Brook University’s School of Marine and…

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Not all of nature’s layered structures are tough as animal shells and antlers

Engineers looking to nature for inspiration have long assumed that layered structures like those found in mollusk shells enhance a material’s toughness, but a study shows that’s not always the case. The findings may help engineers avoid ‘naive biomimicry, the researchers say.

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Not all of nature’s layered structures are tough as animal shells and antlers

Engineers looking to nature for inspiration have long assumed that layered structures like those found in mollusk shells enhance a material’s toughness, but a study shows that’s not always the case. The findings may help engineers avoid ‘naive biomimicry, the researchers say.

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Far-Left Activists Try To Shut Down Screening Of Climate Skeptic Film

A group of far-left extremists attempted to shut down the screening of a climate change critical film at the offices of the populist Alternative For Germany, vandalizing the area in front of the building with climate activist slogans. The film,…

Far-Left Activists Try To Shut Down Screening Of Climate Skeptic Film

A group of far-left extremists attempted to shut down the screening of a climate change critical film at the offices of the populist Alternative For Germany, vandalizing the area in front of the building with climate activist slogans. The film,…