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Taro Takahashi selected as first recipient of the Wallace S. Broecker medal

(The Oceanography Society) The Oceanography Society proudly announces that Dr. Taro Takahashi (deceased 12/3/19) has been selected as the first recipient of the Wallace S. Broecker Medal. Dr. Takahashi’s six-decade research career cemented the understanding of global ocean uptake of anthropogenic carbon dioxide emissions and the biogeochemistry that drives it. He is remembered as an excellent mentor to his colleagues and junior scientists, as well as for his strong conviction that community service is an important part research.

Were snakes the source of China’s coronavirus outbreak?

A report suggests that snakes – the Chinese krait and the Chinese cobra – might have been the original source of the coronavirus that’s triggered an outbreak of deadly infectious respiratory illnesses in China this year.

Doggy blood donors save lives

Dog blood banks are much like people blood banks. Donors are screened, the blood is typed, and sometimes there’s a shortage. The U.S. typically faces dog blood shortage several times a year, says veterinarian Jean Dodds, who runs the Hemopet…

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Tension between foreign climbers and Sherpas began over 200 years ago

Recent tragedies on Everest have exposed growing resentment felt by some Sherpas towards foreign climbers and the foreign companies profiting from the mountain. One source of dispute has been Sherpa concern that some climbers are not fit enough to cope with the altitude.

What gray hair says about your health

Those first few strands of grays on your head are often not a welcome sight. They’re a sign that we’re getting older, whether they arrive prematurely in our 20s or spare us until we’re in our late 30s. But in…

Acetone plus light creates a green jet fuel additive

(DOE/Los Alamos National Laboratory) Take biomass-derived acetone — common nail polish remover — use light to upgrade it to higher-mass hydrocarbons, and, voila, you have a domestically generated product that can be blended with conventional jet fuel to fly while providing environmental benefits, creating domestic jobs, securing the nation’s global leadership in bioenergy technologies, and improving U.S. energy security.

Scientists accidentally discover new type of immune cell that kills most cancers

The cure for cancer might have been hiding within the human immune system all this time. A team of scientists from Cardiff University have accidentally discovered a new type of immune cell that appears to be a broad-spectrum remedy for…

Critics Face Harsh Climate When It Comes To Science

Tough Times for Critics By Die kalte Sonne(Translated by P. Gosselin) The climate issue now dominates almost all areas of life. This makes it all the more important that the arguments of the critics of the climate alarm are finally…