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Climate change: Major emitters accused of blocking progress at UN talks

Brazil, China, India and Saudi Arabia are criticised as anger grows at a UN climate change meeting.
Tags: Science, Saudi Arabia, Un, Brazil China India


Plants Emit High-Pitched Sounds When They Get Cut, or Stressed by Drought, a New Study Shows

Image via Wikimedia Commons Are plants sentient? We know they sense their environments to a significant degree; like animals, they can "see" light, as a New Scientist feature explains. They “live in a very tactile world,” have a sense of smell, respond to sound, and use taste to “sense danger and drought and even to recognize relatives.” We’ve previously highlighted research here on how trees talk to each other with chemical signals and form social bonds and families. The idea sets the imaginat...
Tags: Google, Science, Biology, College, Nasa, Facebook Twitter, Josh Jones, Tel Aviv University, Wikimedia Commons, Durham NC Follow


Greta Thunberg's Twitter bio is trolling Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro, who called her a 'brat'

Teen climate activist Greta Thunberg has changed her Twitter bio to "pirralha" — a reference to an insult from Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro.
Tags: Science, Jair Bolsonaro, Greta Thunberg


Greenland's ice is melting 7 times faster than it did in the early 90s — suggesting scientists' worst-case predictions may come true

As our planet and its oceans warm, the polar ice sheets are melting at accelerated rates. Greenland's average yearly ice loss is 262 billion tons.
Tags: Science, Greenland


How Netflix Metaflow Framework Is Different Than Other Python Frameworks

Python is one of the fastest-growing programming languages in the world today. It is already being used by 8 million developers across the world. It’s hard to say that when Guido Van Rossum first laid the foundation of Python in the 1990s, he would have imagined the extent to which people would adore the programming language. But, the fact is, organizations from all across the world love to implement Python in their business processes. In the data science industry, for example, Python is being u...
Tags: Amazon, Python, Facebook, Science, Technology, Netflix, Lifehacks, Guido Van Rossum, Metaflow


Climate change: Greenland ice melt 'is accelerating'

The ice sheet's contribution to sea-level rise is now seven times what it was in the 1990s.
Tags: Science, Greenland


Seafloor scar of Bikini A-bomb test still visible

Seventy-three years after the first underwater nuclear explosion, scientists return to map the site.
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