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Orion’s Belt and the Celestial Bridge

To the Aymara – indigenous people in the Andes and Altiplano regions of South America – the famous sky feature we know as Orion’s Belt is seen as a Celestial Bridge between the sky’s Northern and Southern Hemispheres.

Australia receives first Fossil Award at COP25 for bushfire response by Prime Minister

Australia, Brazil and Japan all shared equally the first Fossil of the Day award of the United Nations Climate Conference COP25 in Madrid. A very moving statement was read out by one of the Australian Fridays For Future students in…

New study reveals how ancient Puerto Ricans cooked

(University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science) A new study by scientists at the University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, University of Miami (UM) College of Arts and Sciences, and Valencia College analyzed the fossilized remains of clams to reconstruct the cooking techniques of the early inhabitants of Puerto Rico. The results showed that Puerto Ricans over 2,500 years ago were partial to roasting rather than boiling their food as a soup.

Satellites Show World’s Vegetation Has Been Expanding For Decades

An “unusual greening of the planet,” reports German science magazine Wissenschaft. “A paradox.” Has been greening for three decades While it is widely reported how the world’s rainforests are being chopped down, Wissenschaft reports, “Vegetation on earth has been expanding…

Australian bushfires so intense smoke crosses the Pacific to South America

The extent of Australia’s November Bushfires are massive, and the smoke cloud has gone global. NASA have tracked the smoke cloud lofted 12-13 kilometres into the atmosphere from the hundreds of fires along the east coast of Australia. This smoke…

We’re living through Earth’s second-hottest year, NOAA finds – Washington Post

Global land and ocean temperature departures from average during October 2019. (NOAA) Andrew Freedman Editor focusing on extreme weather, climate change, science and the environment. November 19 at 8:15 PM This year is increasingly likely to be the planet’s second-…

Researchers find striking variation in mechanisms that drive sex selection in frogs

(McMaster University) Researchers from McMaster University have discovered striking variation in the underlying genetic machinery that orchestrates sexual differentiation in frogs, demonstrating that evolution of this crucial biological system has moved at a dramatic pace.