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4 Activist Girls Trying To Save The World From Climate Change – NPR

LA Johnson/NPR LA Johnson/NPR A teenage girl, Greta Thunberg, has become the world-famous face of the climate strike movement. But she’s far from alone: Thunberg has helped rally and inspire others — especially girls. NPR talked to four teenage climate…

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It takes more than two to tango: Microbial communities influence animal sex and reproduction

It is an awkward idea, but a couple’s ability to have kids may partly depend on who else is present. The reproductive tracts of males and females contain whole communities of micro-organisms. These microbes can have considerable impact on (animal) fertility and reproduction. They may even lead to new species.

It takes more than two to tango: Microbial communities influence animal sex and reproduction

(Netherlands Institute of Ecology (NIOO-KNAW)) It is an awkward idea, but a couple’s ability to have kids may partly depend on who else is present. The reproductive tracts of males and females contain whole communities of micro-organisms. These microbes can have considerable impact on (animal) fertility and reproduction, as shown by Melissah Rowe, from the Netherlands Institute of Ecology (NIOO-KNAW), and co-authors this week with an extensive overview in Trends in Ecology & Evolution. It may even lead to new species.

New assessment of gas locked in ice in European waters

(University of Southampton) A study led by the University of Southampton has mapped several sites in Europe containing gas hydrate – a relatively clean fuel which could help bridge the gap between fossil fuels and renewables.

Kangaroo Island Mayor To Obama: Stop Linking Climate Change To Bushfires

As almost half of Australia’s third-largest island burned, its Mayor used social media to criticize former US president Barack Obama for connecting what he called “the very real and very urgent consequences of climate change” with Australia’s bushfires. Kangaroo Island…

Teen interning at NASA discovers new planet

[embedded content] School advisors always tell students to make the most of summer internships. New York teen Wolf Cukier sure proves that point. The 17-year-old joined NASA’s internship program at Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, after his junior…