Reexamined Gold Pendant Contains Oldest Reference to Norse God Odin: ‘A Huge Discovery’
Archaeologists have found that a golden pendant unearthed in 2020 contains the words “He is Odin’s man,” making the object the oldest ever found to bear the name of the chief Norse deity. Dating to the 400s CE, the century of the fall of the Roman Empire, the pendant is believed to have been owned […]
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Climate change is killing Michoacan’s monarch butterfly population – The Washington Post
Every year, millions of monarch butterflies make their way across North America to spend winters in the same forests of central Mexico’s Michoacán state — a phenomenon that remains an evolutionary mystery. But in just one year, the population of…
New Brain Implant Device Could Restore Function in Paralyzed Limbs
A brain implant that can restore arm and leg movements has been developed by British scientists to boost connections between neurons and the paralyzed limbs, offering hope to accident victims. The device combines flexible electronics and human stem cells â the bodyâs âreprogrammableâ master cells â to better integrate with the nerve and drive limb […]
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Defense Ministry preparing for extreme hot weather as climate change sets in – The Times of Israel
The Defense Ministry said Sunday that it has put together an extreme weather scenario for government ministries so the country can prepare for the possibility of a crisis caused by scorching temperatures during summer heatwaves. The document imagines two “severe”…
There’s no greater feminist cause than the climate fight – and saving each other
Last summer, a third of Pakistan was underwater. My country, the fifth most populous in the world, was submerged. Two million homes were destroyed, thousands of acres of agricultural land were flooded and 90% of the crops in Sindh, a…
Wash, blow dry and 1.5 degrees please: hairdressers trained to talk about climate action
Inside this chic Sydney hair salon, the chat between stylists and clients could be much the same as in any other hairdressers around the world. Some small talk. The ubiquitous and occasionally mundane chat about holidays and traffic. For regulars,…
Forget geoengineering. We need to stop burning fossil fuels. Right now | Rebecca Solnit
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) reports, one of which dropped this week, are formidably researched and profoundly important, but they mostly reinforce what we already know: human-produced greenhouse gases are rapidly and disastrously changing the planet, and unless…