Science YouTuber Philipp Dettmer: ‘Getting cancer was super-interesting’

The online star with 15 million subscribers on demystifying everything from black holes to the immune system, the trouble with anti-vaxxers, and what his cancer taught himSkim Philipp Dettmer’s CV and you’d have to say he was an improbable candidate to become one of the world’s foremost science communicators. The 35-year-old from Munich dropped out of high school in Germany aged 15. He eventually did a history degree, and only became involved in science through his interest in infographics. This...
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Countries contributing the least to the climate crisis are feeling the worst of its effects

In this Sept. 25, 2015, file photo, a woman holds her daughter stands awaiting her husband who went to collect drinking water after flood waters enter their house following heavy monsoon rains in Gauhati, India. Anupam Nath, File/Associated Press More than 1 billion children are at extreme risk for weather disasters, a UNICEF report found. The majority of these kids live in countries that contribute the least to carbon emissions. High-risk countries are already facing extreme heat, water ...
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Denmark spent over $150,000 to rid a beach of debris and seaweed then dumped it in the water with a bulldozer

Plastic bag floating in the seawater with some seaweed. Getty Images/Stock photo A bulldozer in Denmark sweeps up seaweed and plastic from a beach and then releases it back into the water, according to video released by Danmarks Radio. Environmental experts who spoke with Danmarks Radio described the process as "completely idiotic." The process happens twice a week during the summer in Denmark. A Denmark municipality has spent more than $150,000 a year to remove debris and seaweed from a ...
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A top emergency care doctor explains why she's not boosted - but she's making sure her mom gets a third shot before the holidays

Dr. Celine Gounder is an infectious disease specialist and epidemiologist at NYU and Bellevue Hospital. Courtesy of Celine Gounder A top infectious disease doctor in New York says she hasn't gotten a third booster shot yet, even though she's eligible. Dr. Celine Gounder is, however, recommending that her elderly mother get boosted, at least two weeks before holiday travel. "What if you learn that getting a third dose at six months is not as good as waiting a year?" she said. Dr. Ce...
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Melbourne protests: prop gallows seen as thousands march against Victoria’s Covid powers

Protest, which included signs advocating violence against politicians, came as state recorded 1,221 Covid-19 cases and four deathsGet our free news app; get our morning email briefingThousands of demonstrators descended on to Melbourne’s central business district on Saturday, protesting against the Victorian government’s new pandemic powers and vaccine mandates.The protest, which included signs advocating violence against politicians and a man carrying a prop gallows with three nooses hanging fr...
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