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Plants Have Been Grown in Lunar Soil For The First Time Ever

Food has been grown in soil collected from the moon for the first time, paving the way for human migration across the solar system. Pioneers would be able to cultivate crops on other worlds—mirroring the plot of The Martian. In the film, Matt Damon’s stranded astronaut character grows potatoes on the Red Planet to survive. […]

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A first: Scientists grow plants in soil from the Moon

Scientists have, for the first time, grown plants in soil from the Moon. They used soil collected during the Apollo 11, 12 and 17 missions. In their experiment, the researchers wanted to know if plants would grow in lunar soil and, if so, how the plants would respond to the unfamiliar environment, even down to the level of gene expression.

The North and South Poles Are Melting. Time To Take it Seriously – TIME

Nothing on earth compares to the icy sweeps of the planet’s polar extremes. It’s why, perhaps, explorers and scientists who have been there often seek more distant analogies, describing the poles’ austere swaths of frozen terrain in lunar terms, unworldly…

Warming Trends: Nature and Health Studies Focused on the Privileged, $1B for Climate School and Old Tires Detour Into Concrete – InsideClimate News

SCIENCE Nature and Health Research Ignored Populations That Weren’t White, Western or Wealthy A growing body of research shows that nature can benefit mental health and well-being. But an analysis of that research reveals that it almost exclusively focuses on…

Operating rooms are the climate change contributor no one’s talking about

The health care industry accounts for about 8.5% of all greenhouse gas emissions in the United States, and surgery is one of hospitals’ biggest culprits in this space. Two surgeons-in-training give some solutions to combat this problem.

There’s a ‘Man in the Moon’: Why Our Brains See Faces Everywhere – And Monkeys Do Too

It’s so commonplace we barely give it a second thought, but human brains seem hardwired to see human faces where there are none—in objects as varied as the moon, toys, plastic bottles, tree trunks, and vacuum cleaners. Some have even seen an imagined Jesus in cheese on toast. Until now scientists haven’t understood exactly what […]

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Irish Woman Who Won $145M Lottery Has Given Over Half: ‘I’m Addicted to Helping People’

A self-confessed charity addict won more than $145 million (£115) million in the lottery, allowing her to overdose on her admitted addiction. Making news headlines around the UK and Ireland, Frances Connelly has already given away ($74 million) £60 million with her husband, “Patty” Patrick, who actually bought the winning lottery ticket. “Helping people… it […]

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Gov. Youngkin Gets Plastic Recycling Right With New Eco-Policies

Virginia Gov. Glen Youngkin has laid down a blueprint for other conservative politicians to follow in November. Among his refreshing policy stances that range from empowering parents to tax cuts, the newly minted leader has acknowledged that you don’t need…

Analysis | In key House race in Illinois, climate change is on the ballot – The Washington Post

Placeholder while article actions load Good morning and welcome to The Climate 202! Today we’re excited about the new ice cream station in the Rayburn House Office Building, even if it closes too early for a late afternoon treat. 🍦…

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