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What gray hair says about your health

Those first few strands of grays on your head are often not a welcome sight. They’re a sign that we’re getting older, whether they arrive prematurely in our 20s or spare us until we’re in our late 30s. But in…

Blazes flare on New South Wales south coast and in Canberra – as it happened

Before we leave you for the night, let’s briefly recap the day’s events: Three US firefighters were killed on Thursday after their waterbombing plane crashed about 1.30pm while they battled bushfires in southern New South Wales. The cause of the…

Massive U.S. snowstorm births a 'snow dragon' in Maine

[embedded content] When nearly 100 million people are under winter weather alerts across the United States, a few are bound to get creative. Building a snowman is one option, but one group of snow lovers in Maine took their creation…

Why we're happier when we're older

It seems that the more candles you blow out on your cake, the happier your life can be. It’s known as the paradox of aging — so many things supposedly worsen with age, yet older people often have a better…

Transformational innovation needed to reach global forest restoration goals

(University of Maryland Baltimore County) New research finds that global South countries have pledged the largest areas of land to forest restoration, and are also farthest behind in meeting their targets due to challenging factors such as population growth, corruption, and deforestation. ‘We’ve identified countries that need help, not failures,’ says UMBC’s Matt Fagan. With the right kind of international support — that listens to locals and generates creative solutions — communities can implement policy that will make positive change.

The Australian firestorms: portents of a planetary future

by Andrew GliksonEarth and climate scientistAustralian National University Global warming and its disastrous consequences are now truly with us since the second part of 2019. At the moment a change in the weather has given parts of the country a…

Do nonsmokers deserve extra vacation days?

Nonsmokers typically harbor some resentment against smokers. It depends on your workplace dynamics, of course, but it usually revolves around the number of times smokers duck out of the office for a smoke. Maybe it’s once an hour or every…

From smoke going round the world to aerosol levels, NASA observes Australia’s bushfires

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) NASA scientists using data from its NOAA/NASA Suomi NPP satellite, has traced the movement of the smoke coming off the Australian fires across the globe showing that it has circumnavigated the Earth.

Australian wildfires spawn rarely seen weather phenomena

Add fire-induced storms to the list of intense consequences from Australia’s bushfires, as a wildfire season that began in October persists. Caused by several years of extremely dry conditions and hot summer temperatures (both exacerbated by climate change), occasional rain…

What those beautiful glass prisms in the sidewalk are really for

Have you ever walked along a city street and noticed grids of colored glass on the sidewalk? Though the patterns are lovely and may seem decorative, they actually served a purpose — or at least they did at one time….