Did This Scorching-Hot Planet Lose—and Regain—an Atmosphere?

Laura Kreidberg, who directs research on exoplanet atmospheres at the Max Planck Institute, would like to see an independent analysis of the data before jumping to conclusions. “There are a lot of little decisions in the data processing that can produce unexpected bumps and wiggles,” says Kreidberg. “I’d like to see the spectrum reproduced by… Okumaya devam et Did This Scorching-Hot Planet Lose—and Regain—an
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Will Future Electric Vehicles Be Powered by Deep-Sea Metals?

Both expeditions will collect baseline environmental data on the kinds of marine organisms that live on the seafloor, the composition and chemistry of bottom sediments, and the flow of underwater currents at different depths. Knowing these control measurements will be important in determining whether such mining can be done without destroying the underwater habitat. “Our… Okumaya devam et Will Future Electric Vehicles Be Powered by Deep-Sea
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The Humble Shrub That’s Predicting a Terrible Fire Season

“I think the forest fire risk this year is going to be about as high as it can be,” Swain adds. “And that’s pretty alarming considering what we’ve seen in the last couple of years.” In 2019, the Kincade Fire burned nearly 80,000 acres north of San Francisco, and in 2020, a rare summer storm… Okumaya devam et The Humble Shrub That’s Predicting a Terrible Fire
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Pausing the J&J Vaccine Was Easy. Unpausing Will Be Hard

The public health world was ready for something like this. They just didn’t know what the something would be. “When these vaccines kicked off to the world’s population, to billions of people, we knew there would be unanticipated side effects,” says Eric Topol, director of the Scripps Research Translational Institute. “These are so rare—the Johnson… Okumaya devam et Pausing the J&J Vaccine Was Easy. Unpausing Will Be
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What Octopus Dreams Tell Us About the Evolution of Sleep

Fruit flies, octopuses, birds, and humans don’t seem to have much in common. Some live on land, others are aquatic. Some fly, while others are earthbound. Some are vertebrates, others lack backbones. These creatures evolved separately and their common ancestors are far, far back in the evolutionary chain. But they may share one fundamental feature:… Okumaya devam et What Octopus Dreams Tell Us About the Evolution of
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Archaeologists Unearth a ‘Lost Golden City’ in Egypt

A team of Egyptian archaeologists has unearthed what some describe as an industrial royal metropolis just north of modern-day Luxor, which incorporates what was once the ancient Egyptian city of Thebes (aka Waset). The archaeologists dubbed the site “the lost golden city of Luxor,” and they believe it may have been devoted to manufacturing decorative… Okumaya devam et Archaeologists Unearth a ‘Lost Golden City’ in Egypt

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A Pause on J&J, Preparation for Booster Shots, and More News

The pause on the Johnson & Johnson vaccine continues, the CEO of Pfizer talks boosters, and variants fuel Covid-19 surges. Here’s what you should know: Want to receive this weekly roundup and other coronavirus news? Sign up here! Headlines The Johnson & Johnson vaccine remains on hold while experts assess the potential risk of rare… Okumaya devam et A Pause on J&J, Preparation for Booster Shots, and More
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We’re Starting to See How Covid PPE Litter Affects Wildlife

This story originally appeared on Atlas Obscura and is part of the Climate Desk collaboration. The latex glove was a streaky, dirty, yellow-gray, the color of a plastic bag that somersaulted into a tree and got tangled in the branches. When citizen-scientists in the Netherlands spotted it in August 2020 while collecting trash along Leiden’s… Okumaya devam et We’re Starting to See How Covid PPE Litter Affects
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Mathematicians Settle the Erdős Coloring Conjecture

In the fall of 1972, Vance Faber was a new professor at the University of Colorado. When two influential mathematicians, Paul Erdős and László Lovász, came for a visit, Faber decided to host a tea party. Erdős in particular had an international reputation as an eccentric and energetic researcher, and Faber’s colleagues were eager to… Okumaya devam et Mathematicians Settle the Erdős Coloring Conjecture

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