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Climate Freaks Dig Up Trinity College Green, Threaten Newton’s Apple Tree

Extinction Rebellion activists are digging up the lawn outside Trinity College this morning. Extinction Rebellion has taken to the lawn around Newton’s Apple Tree and is digging up the ground with spades. One protester has chained themselves to the tree….

Bernie Gets Pranked Into Believing He’s Talking To Greta Thunberg

Two Russian pranksters who have a YouTube Channel (Vovan222prank) set up a phone call with U.S. Senator and presidential candidate Bernie Sanders (S-VT), in which they impersonated Greta Thunberg and her father Svante. Throughout the phone call, which they animated,…

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Rajendra Pachauri, 79, Dies; Led Nobel-Winning Climate Agency – The New York Times

Rajendra K. Pachauri, a charismatic voice on the risks of global warming who led the United Nations’ climate science agency when it won the Nobel Peace Prize, but whose career ended amid accusations of sexual harassment, died on Thursday at…

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The Antarctica factor: Model uncertainties reveal upcoming sea level risk

Within this century already, due to Antarctica alone global sea level might rise up to three times as much as it did in the last century. This is a finding of an exceptionally comprehensive comparison of state-of-the-art computer models from around the world.

Leaking away essential resources isn’t wasteful, actually helps cells grow

(University of Tokyo) Experts have been unable to explain why cells from bacteria to humans leak essential chemicals necessary for growth into their environment. New mathematical models reveal that leaking metabolites — substances involved in the chemical processes to sustain life with production of complex molecules and energy — may provide cells both selfish and selfless benefits.

A spider's web is part of its mind, new research suggests

Spiders are creepy-crawlies that tend to elicit some of our most extreme fight-or-flight responses. Upon sight of one, some of us scream, others squash. Even those of us with kinder hearts often feel the need to trap and release, preferably…

Climate change: Bangkok, Amsterdam and Melbourne ‘face greatest global warming risk’ – Sky News

Bangkok, Amsterdam and Melbourne stand to be the cities most hit by climate change by 2050, according to new analysis. Rising sea levels caused by an increase in global temperatures will hit Thailand’s capital harder than any other, the Nestpick…

Press highlights for the 2020 American Chemical Society national meeting in Philadelphia

(American Chemical Society) Journalists may now apply for press credentials for the American Chemical Society Spring 2020 National Meeting & Exposition, one of the largest scientific conferences of the year. The meeting will be held March 22-26, 2020 in Philadelphia.

Sand dunes might be 'communicating' with one another

Fog, caverns, and corn fields are popular settings for horror films. Why not sand dunes? In fact, new research suggests that these undulating landscapes might even be capable of “communicating” their movements with one another, according to Eureka Alert. If…