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New York City Says Yes To More Cargo Bikes, Fewer Delivery Trucks

UPS peddle electric cargo bikeNew York City is unveiling a new plan to allow pedal-electric delivery bikes to park in tow zone areas or on sidewalks and to use the city’s 1,400 miles of dedicated bike lanes in order to reduce carbon emissions and congestion.

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Monkeys inform group members about threats — following principles of cooperation

Humans are often faced with the choice of investing in the greater good or being selfish and letting others do the work. Animals that live in groups often encounter threats, and informing others could potentially save lives. Researchers show that wild sooty mangabeys, when facing dangerous vipers, do not just call out of fear or to warn their family, but will call when the information about the threat might otherwise not reach all group members.

Music is the language we all share

Versions of the Tower of Babel origin myth exist in many cultures as a way to explain why we humans speak so many different languages around the globe. While there’s still no common tongue to unite us all, there might,…

Sinking temperatures jumpstart winter transformation of Yellowstone waterfall

[embedded content] As we approach the coldest months of the year, some of nature’s most beautiful locations somehow find a way to become more spectacular. One of those instances is when large waterfalls freeze and leave long waves of icicles…

Additive manufacturing and NI/TI metal bolster cooling technology

(University of Maryland) Scientists at the University of Maryland have developed a novel elastocaloric cooling material, comprised of a nickel (Ni)-titanium (Ti) alloy and sculpted using additive technology, that is highly efficient, eco-friendly and easily scaled-up for commercial use.

Labor Leader: Shorten Daylight Saving Time To Fight Climate Change

(h/t Rúnar) Labor leader Jodi McKay has lobbied the NSW government to consider a request made by one of her constituents that daylight saving is shortened to help combat climate change. In the letter sent by the Strathfield MP to…

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Lost Apple Project hunts for vintage varieties

We’re familiar with deer hunters, truffle hunters and house hunters, but a two-person team of retirees in the Pacific Northwest has found something else to track: vintage apples. There were once 17,000 apple varieties in North America; it’s estimated that…

Lost Apple Project hunts for vintage varieties

We’re familiar with deer hunters, truffle hunters and house hunters, but a two-person team of retirees in the Pacific Northwest has found something else to track: vintage apples. There were once 17,000 apple varieties in North America; it’s estimated that…