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Europe’s Carmakers Seek Delay In EU’s Costly CO2 Rules

The European auto industry has asked the European Union (EU) to delay the implementation of its CO2 emissions rules because the impact of the coronavirus is causing short-term mayhem in the industry. The rules start this year, get harsher in…

The coronavirus pandemic versus the climate change emergency | TheHill – The Hill

Protecting public health was a core function of governments long before the expansion of the state in the 20th century. “Great fears of the sickenesses here in the City, it being said that two or three houses are already shut…

How to explore national parks with virtual tours

“The mountains are calling and I must go,” conservationist John Muir famously wrote in 1873. Many people can relate to feeling beckoned by nature, although for various reasons we can’t always heed the call as quickly as we’d like. Fortunately,…

Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings 2020 postponed to next year

(Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings) New date 70th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting: 27 June – 2 July 2021. Date for 7th Lindau Meeting on Economic Sciences to be determined. Interactive online activities planned for this summer. Lindau Mediatheque as a contribution to science communication. Previous Lindau Meetings at lindau-nobel.org — #LINO70.

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U.N. Shifts from Climate Change to Coronavirus – Scientific American

The novel coronavirus pandemic is now the world’s top priority. Climate change will have to be put on the back burner, for now. That was the message delivered to reporters from U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres, via an unprecedented online press…

Former Hillary Policy Wonk: Some Pandemic Effects ‘Good’

Anne-Marie Slaughter, who served in the Obama administration as Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s Director of Policy Planning, wrote a Sunday column in the New York Times saying some coronavirus effects might be beneficial to our planet. “We are also…

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How the brain controls the voice

A particular neuronal circuit in the brains of bats controls their vocalizations. Based on the rhythm with which the circuit oscillated, researchers were able to predict the kind of sounds the bats were about to make. These research results could contribute to a better understanding of human diseases in which language is impaired such as Parkinson’s or Tourette syndrome.