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When painting reveals increases in social trust

Scientists revealed an increase in facial displays of trustworthiness in European painting between the fourteenth and twenty-first centuries. The findings were obtained by applying face-processing software to two groups of portraits, suggesting an increase in trustworthiness in society that closely follows rising living standards over the course of this period.

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More Kansans Than Ever Believe In Global Warming, Yale Survey Shows – KCUR

Climate change is at the root of this year’s extreme weather events, from the wild swings between flooding and drought in Kansas to larger hurricanes and some of the worst wildfires the West has seen. And the majority of Americans…

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More Kansans Than Ever Believe In Global Warming, Yale Survey Shows – HPPR

Climate change is at the root of this year’s extreme weather events, from the wild swings between flooding and drought in Kansas to larger hurricanes and some of the worst wildfires the West has seen. And the majority of Americans…

Nearby red dwarf star not so quiet and life-friendly after all

Astronomers say the nearby red dwarf star Gliese 887 appears to have more dangerous flare activity than first believed. This could make life tough – but maybe not impossible – on its family of super-Earth planets.

First assessment of naturalized, invasive and potentially invasive plan

(CABI) CABI scientists have led the first assessment of naturalised, invasive and potentially invasive plant species present in Laikipia County, Kenya, which hosts the highest populations of endangered large mammals in the country.The research led by Dr Arne Witt suggests that a range of invasive alien plants pose a series risk to the County – home to the second-highest number of endangered wildlife in East Africa including elephant, rhino, Grevy’s zebra, reticulated giraffe and wild dogs.

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New study on migration success reinforces need for monarch butterfly milkweed habitat

A recent study presents evidence that the migration success of monarchs hasn’t declined in recent years and thus cannot explain the steep decline in the monarch population over the last few decades. The study drew on data collected on 1.4 million monarch butterflies that were tagged in the United States Midwest from 1998 to 2015 and emphasizes the need for new monarch habitat.