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Make your next Christmas tree out of books

A Christmas tree made from the National Union Catalog, built at the Gleeson Library, the University of San Francisco. (Photo: Shawncalhoun [CC BY-SA 3.0]/Wikimedia Commons) My friend Gwen posted a photo yesterday on her social page. The photo was of…

Europe’s Move Toward Ecological Tyranny Emerging Rapidly

Claims of an escalating climate crisis are getting ever shriller in Europe and calls for “real and radical action” are becoming increasingly urgent. Leaders are now labeling their own citizens “ecological vandals” and openly demanding they be brought under tight control…

Researchers decipher small Dead Sea mammal’s vocal communication

(Bar-Ilan University) With the Law of Brevity in mind, researchers examined whether call amplitude, rather than call duration, might be the main factor by which animal vocal repertoires are optimized. They fitted rock hyraxes with audio recorders and logged all of their calls, creating full vocal repertoire. The researchers demonstrate how changing necessities can affect the development of different voices for various purposes, and provide clues as to how the complexity of human language began to develop.

CNN Hopes Americans Fret Over Climate ‘Catastrophe’ This Thanksgiving

CNN Newsroom co-host Jim Sciutto and “climate correspondent” Bill Weir spent time Wednesday warning it may be “too late” to stop the upcoming environmental global catastrophe. While most Americans are going to be enjoying their families and remembering what they are…

We're celebrating 'Friendsgiving' in rural America

Wondering what “Atlanta to Appalachia” is all about? It’s part of an occasional series about life in the wilds of West Virginia through the eyes of a couple who never dreamed they’d love it there. Read previous installments here. *…

He’s Back! Al Gore Returns With Another Odious Climate-Change Telethon

Former Vice President Al Gore is back in the spotlight (sort of) and looking to capitalize on the sudden hotness of climate change with a 24-hour telethon broadcasting from Vanderbilt University called “24 Hours of Reality,” and a series of…

EurekAlert! fellowship spotlights early-career science journalists from Latin America, other emerging regions

(American Association for the Advancement of Science) Five early-career science journalists from emerging regions will attend the 2020 AAAS Annual Meeting as winners of the 2020 EurekAlert! Fellowships for International Science Reporters.

How to cut the cable cord and not miss a thing

The Internet is taking over everything. For the first time, the number of people watching cable TV in America dropped by a quarter of a million subscribers in 2013. That’s not a lot out of 100 million subscribers, but fast…