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The GWPF Think Tank Launches ‘Energy For Africa’ Week

Today, the Global Warming Policy Foundation (GWPF) is launching its Energy Justice project, seeking to highlight how reliable energy access is central to the problems of people and businesses in the developing world, and showing how it must be central…

Netflix’s ‘The Politician’ Turns Climate Change Into A Hot Mess

Even though this is 2020, we apparently need to talk more about elections. At least, that’s what The Politician would have us believe. We’re still more than four months away from November, but the Netflix series is determined to remind…

SOHO’s 4,000th comet

This week, a citizen scientist spotted a never-before-seen comet in data from the sun-observing SOHO spacecraft. It was SOHO’s 4,000th comet discovery. Learn more and watch comets sweep near the sun in this video.

First dinosaur eggs were soft like a turtle’s

(American Museum of Natural History) New research suggests that the first dinosaurs laid soft-shelled eggs — a finding that contradicts established thought. The study, led by the American Museum of Natural History and Yale University, analyzed the eggs of two vastly different non-avian dinosaurs and found that they resembled those of turtles in their microstructure, composition, and mechanical properties. The research also suggests that hard-shelled eggs evolved at least three times independently in the dinosaur family tree.

Uhen receives funding for paleobiology database aimed at preserving ancient data

(George Mason University) Mark D. Uhen, Associate Chair and Associate Professor, Atmospheric, Oceanic and Earth Sciences, received $666,472 from the National Science Foundation for: ‘Collaborative Research: Geoinformatics: Facility: Paleobiology Database: Preserving and Presenting Ancient Data For Future Research.’