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Footage shows world's fastest ants at top speed – video

New video footage reveals the world's fastest ants galloping across the scorching sand of the Sahara at speeds approaching one metre per second, which is the equivalent of a house cat tearing about at 120mph.Researchers have found that at full pelt the Saharan silver ants can travel 108 times their body length per second in gallops that brought all six legs off the ground at onceFastest ants in world found in northern Sahara, researchers say Continue reading...
Tags: Insects, Animal behaviour, Wildlife, Science, Environment, Africa, World news


Fastest ants in world found in northern Sahara, researchers say

Silver ants travel 108 times their body length per second and have stride rate 10 times that of Usain BoltThe sand dunes of the northern Sahara are home to the fastest ants in the world, according to researchers who clocked the insects foraging for food in the blistering midday sun.Video footage reveals the ants galloping across the scorching sand at speeds approaching one metre per second, the equivalent of a house cat tearing about at 120mph. Continue reading...
Tags: Animal behaviour, Insects, Science, Environment, Wildlife, Africa, World news


How do we feed the world without destroying it? | Bob Geldof

An international summit next year will tackle the world’s most enduring crisis – hunger. Radical action is neededHunger is the most awful and profound expression of poverty. It exists in every country. It is something that most people can identify with on some perhaps primordial level. It is innate. The fear of hunger is etched into our DNA, passed down the generations from hungry, scared ancestors. It is in our bones. It is in my Irish bones.First, the good news. For several decades global hung...
Tags: Hunger, Global development, Sustainable development goals, Society, World news, Sustainable development, Agriculture, Environment, Science


Humpback whales recorded using huge fins to forage

Researchers notice whales’ unusual feeding behaviour in south-east AlaskaHumpback whales have been captured on film herding shoals of fish into their cavernous mouths with their oversized pectoral fins.Marine biologists recorded the extraordinary feeding behaviour for the first time off the coast of Alaska, where the whales lurk around salmon hatcheries that release juvenile fish into the sea. Continue reading...
Tags: Whales, Science, Animal behaviour, Marine life, Wildlife, Environment, Cetaceans, World news, Alaska, US news


Watching Nature Documentaries Can Produce “Real Happiness,” Finds a Study from the BBC and UC-Berkeley

Hollywood science fiction films imagine future humans in worlds that are no longer green, or never were—from Soylent Green’s dying Earth to that of Interstellar. And from Soylent Green to Ad Astra, humans in the future experience plant and animal life as simulations on a screen, in hyperreal photography and video meant to pacify and comfort. Maybe we live in that world already, to some extent, with apocalyptic films and science fiction expressing a collective mourning for the extinctions...
Tags: Environment, Nature, Science, Television


In Unprecedented Move, London Police Ban Extinction Rebellion Climate Protests Throughout Entire City

Protests by climate activist group Extinction Rebellion has continued to roil cities around the world, including London. And after shutting down parts of Central London, police banned the group from conducting protests anywhere in the city on Monday evening. The move comes after eight days of protests centered on…Read more...
Tags: Extinction Rebellion, UK, Climate Change, Protests, Environment, Police, Law Enforcement, Conservation, Science


Advisory Board Members Axed by Trump's EPA Are Preparing Their Own Pollution Report

Twenty experts who formerly served on the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASC)—and who were canned as part of the Donald Trump administration’s plan to stock its panels with industry shills—met this week to continue their work independently, NBC News reported.Read more...
Tags: Science, Environment, Pollution, Conservation, Epa, Donald Trump, Environmental Protection Agency, Clean Air Act, War On Science


Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Emissions-free cement, a women-only spacewalk, Soviet-era train stations, a very rare diamond and more from around the web Google Maps Adds Vocal Guidance for Visually Impaired Users Now available on Google Maps iOS and Android apps (one day after World Sight Day), a more detailed voice feature will now update and guide visually impaired people more effectively. To turn on the feature, access the settings …
Tags: Travel, Apps, Space, Music, Science, Design, News, Internet, Trains, Russia, Environment, Los Angeles, Tech, Nasa, Cities, Diamonds


Has Jurassic Park fostered misunderstanding about extinction?

Jurassic Park has fueled public misconceptions about science's abilities to bring extinct species back to life. De-extinction technology can resurrect genetic material from extinct species into their living relatives in a way that can assist conservation efforts. Fostering empathy for other-than-human lives through stories might be the key to addressing the current ecological catastrophe.In 1993, cutting-edge ancient DNA discoveries were yanked into the public spotlight when the blockbuster fil...
Tags: Science, Climate Change, Dna, Environment, Genetics, Nature, United States, Pollution, Conservation, United Kingdom, Innovation, United Nations, Anthropocene, Jurassic Park, Biodiversity, International Union For Conservation Of Nature


If the shoo fits: cows painted with zebra stripes keep flies in line

Insect bites can be significantly cut using a cunning disguise, researchers findPainting a cow to look something like a zebra has been found to reduce fly bites by 50%.Researchers believe painting stripes on to cattle is a world-first and could become an environmentally friendly alternative to pesticides. Continue reading...
Tags: Japan, Science, Animals, Environment, World news, Australia news, Pesticides, Farming, Animal Welfare, Agriculture, Insects, CSIRO


Why do the good guys have to beat the climate cheats?

Filthy-fuel suffering is here today: 95% of humans breathe "dangerously polluted air," and globally "1 in 6 deaths are caused by air pollution." Paying extra for cleaner energy buys reduced suffering for today's kids and all future humans. For more "moral clarity" always look under "the numbers," and put their abstract tacit tradeoffs in concrete and personal terms. None Like the kid in the emperor's new clothes tale, Greta Thunberg sees through the "smart" games that blind us to clear, presen...
Tags: Politics, Science, Climate Change, Environment, Global Warming, Earth, Innovation, Global Issues, Thunberg, Greta Thunberg, Thunberg Again, David Wallace Welles


Nobel prize in chemistry awarded for development of lithium-ion batteries – as it happened

John B Goodenough, M Stanley Whittingham and Akira Yoshino made laureates for development that sparked portable technology revolution• Report: chemistry Nobel given to lithium-ion battery researchers 12.26pm BST And there we leave the chemistry prize for another year. Huge congratulations go to John Goodenough, Stanley Whittingham and Akira Yoshino for the development of lithium-ion batteries.Here is my colleague Nicola Davis’s news story on the prize: Related: Nobel prize in chemistry awa...
Tags: Energy, Europe, Science, Sweden, Environment, World news, Chemistry, People in science, Nobel prizes, Energy Storage, Royal Society, Science prizes, Venki Ramakrishnan, John B Goodenough, Nicola Davis, Goodenough


Nobel prize in chemistry awarded for development of lithium-ion batteries – live!

John B Goodenough, M Stanley Whittingham and Akira Yoshino made laureates for development that sparked portable technology revolution• Report: chemistry Nobel given to lithium-ion battery researchers 11.28am BST If you missed the announcement... here it is againWatch the very moment the 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry is announced.Presented by Göran K. Hansson, Secretary General of The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.#NobelPrize pic.twitter.com/PM8X2S3Zy4 11.25am BST In this interview wi...
Tags: Energy, Europe, Science, Sweden, Environment, World news, Chemistry, People in science, Nobel prizes, Energy Storage, Science prizes, John Goodenough, John B Goodenough, Akira Yoshino, Stanley Whittingham, Göran K Hansson


Nobel prize in chemistry awarded for work on lithium-ion batteries

John B Goodenough, M Stanley Whittingham and Akira Yoshino honoured for development that sparked portable technology revolutionThe Nobel prize in chemistry has been awarded to three scientists for their work in developing lithium-ion batteries.John B Goodenough of the University of Texas at Austin, M Stanley Whittingham of Binghamton University and Akira Yoshino of Meijo University will receive equal shares of the 9m Swedish kronor (£74o,000) prize, which was announced by the Royal Swedish Acade...
Tags: Energy, Europe, Science, Sweden, Environment, World news, Chemistry, People in science, Nobel prizes, Energy Storage, Science prizes, Stockholm, Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, John B Goodenough, Akira Yoshino, Stanley Whittingham


California's Largest Utility to Shut Off Power to 800,000 Customers Due to Wildfire Risk

Power shutoffs are slated to hit customers in 34 of California’s 58 counties between Wednesday morning and Thursday afternoon due to high risk of wildfires, with utility company Pacific Gas and Electricity (PG&E) saying it expected nearly 800,000 customers to be affected.Read more...
Tags: Energy, Science, Technology, Climate Change, California, Environment, Infrastructure, Wildfires, Pge, Pacific Gas and Electric, Pacific Gas and Electricity PG E


Researchers Find Emissions-Free Way to Make Cement

Researchers at MIT have developed a way (though admittedly experimental) to produce emissions-free cement—that means the manufacturing process “releases no carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.” This is a hugely significant breakthrough, as cement manufacturing (for the intention of making concrete) is responsible for almost 10% of global emissions. The process includes an electrochemical method, which would replace the current one, which is dependent on fossil-fuels. …
Tags: Science, Design, Environment, Mit, Architecture, Fossil Fuels, Carbon Emissions, Construction, Greenhouse Gases, Linkaboutit, Concrete, Cement


Report: University of Iowa Faculty Told Not to Promote Greta Thunberg Visit on School Social Media

University of Iowa officials have told faculty at the school that they should not promote 16-year-old Swedish environmental activist Great Thunberg’s surprise appearance at a Friday climate strike in Iowa City on its social media channels, according to a report in the Gazette.Read more...
Tags: Science, Education, Climate Change, Environment, Climate, Protests, University of Iowa, Greta Thunberg


Viral Video About Eating Babies at AOC Town Hall Was Staged by Pro-Trump Group

LaRouche PAC, a far-right group that supports Donald Trump, has taken credit for trolling Democratic Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez during a town hall meeting yesterday. An operative with LaRouche made headlines overnight after standing up at AOC’s town hall in Queens yesterday and saying that humanity should…Read more...
Tags: Videos, Politics, Science, Youtube, Environment, Queens, Viral, Viral Videos, Hoax, Conspiracy Theories, Donald Trump, Aoc, Trump Group, Lyndon LaRouche, Antisemitism, President Trump


This year's ozone hole could be the smallest it has been in 30 years

For decades, scientists have closely observed the ozone layer, which protects Earth from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet (UV) radiation. This year, just in time for World Ozone Day, the European Union’s Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service (CAMS) announced the state of the ozone hole — its size is the smallest it has been in the past 30 years. Ozone is created in our atmosphere when the sun’s high-energy UV rays rupture the stable covalent bonds of atmospheric oxygen (O2) molecules, transformi...
Tags: Science, Design, News, Environment, European Union, Bbc, United Nations, Meteorology, Montreal, Ozone, WMO, Cams, World Meteorological Organization WMO, Ozone Layer, Ozone Hole, Ozone Healing


Whale-ferry collision in Seattle’s Elliott Bay a byproduct of humpback revival, and could become more common

The young humpback whale was struck as it was surfacing for air about 10 feet in front of the ferry Wenatchee as it left Seattle for Bainbridge Island on Tuesday evening.
Tags: Science, News, Environment, Seattle, Local News, Northwest, Elliott Bay, Bainbridge Island, Wenatchee, Traffic Lab


Childish Gambino choreographer urges fans to step up for young rural Africans

Sherrie Silver, who was behind acclaimed video This is America, launches virtual dance ‘petition’ to promote investment in farmingShe made a name for herself as the choreographer behind one of the most controversial yet critically acclaimed music videos of last year.Now Sherrie Silver, the creative force behind the dance moves in Childish Gambino’s This Is America, is using her success to drive a social media campaign promoting investment in young people in rural Africa. Continue reading...
Tags: Science, Africa, Environment, America, Society, World news, Farming, Cameroon, Global development, Food Security, Childish Gambino, Sherrie Silver


Humans causing shrinking of nature as larger animals die off

Average size of wild animals predicted to fall by a quarter in 100 years through extinctionsHumanity’s ongoing destruction of wildlife will lead to a shrinking of nature, with the average body size of animals falling by a quarter, a study predicts.The researchers estimate that more than 1,000 larger species of mammals and birds will go extinct in the next century, from rhinos to eagles. They say this could lead to the collapse of ecosystems that humans rely on for food and clean water. Continue ...
Tags: Science, Environment, World news, Wildlife, Conservation, Biodiversity


Jeff Bezos Wouldn’t Even Come On Stage to Listen to His Employees Who Want Amazon to Address Climate Change

At Amazon’s shareholder meeting today, employees and investors voted on a wide-ranging spate of proposals, from to adopting a serious plan to address climate change. Each of the proposals ultimately failed, but they were undeniable signs of a paradigm shift…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Climate Change, Environment, Jeff Bezos, Automaton


Series of small earthquakes detected in Washington, Oregon and Canada

At least nine small earthquakes have been recorded over the past 24 hours in the quake-prone Pacific Northwest.
Tags: Science, News, Environment, Canada, Local News, Northwest, Puget Sound, Washington Oregon


Global sea levels could rise 6 feet by year 2100, twice as high as previous estimates

A new study on polar ice sheet melt warns that global sea levels could rise by almost six feet by the year 2100, an estimate twice as high as previously predicted. The newly modeled sea level rise would devastate parts of major cities around the globe, and displace hundreds of millions of people. The study was published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences [PNAS] journal [Link]. Here's an excerpt: Future sea level rise (SLR) poses serious threats to the viability of c...
Tags: Post, Science, News, Environment, Global Warming, Ipcc, Nasa, Sea Level Rise, Antarctica, Greenland, Sea Levels, PNAS, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change IPCC, National Academy of Sciences, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Picks


This Robot Gardener from the 1960s Looks Like a Techno-Utopian Version of the Apocalypse

When people of the 1950s and 60s imagined the robot lawnmowers of the future, they were generally pretty small and cute. But not this guy. Read more...
Tags: Comics, Science, Environment, Closer Than We Think, Donald Trump, 1960s, Comic Strips, Arthur Radebaugh, President Trump, Environmental Concerns, Midcentury Comics


Inside the nature zone: New Zealand's major museum investment is an urgent call to action

The immersive exhibition – the largest investment of its kind – melds western science with Māori knowledgeWhere the southern Alps meet the sea on the west coast of New Zealand’s rugged south island, Hinerangi Barr and her whanau (family) hold a tribal story like no other: the landing place where Maui, hero of the Pacific, took his first steps on Aotearoa.It is not a well-known story, even to New Zealanders, but it’s sacred to this small sub-tribe of Ngāi Tahu, Te Rūnanga o Makaawhio. Two years a...
Tags: Science, Environment, Culture, Asia Pacific, Museums, New Zealand


'Reconstruction' begins of stone age lands lost to North Sea

Scientists to create 3D map of submerged Mesolithic landscape of DoggerlandLost at the bottom of the North Sea almost eight millennia ago, a vast land area between England and southern Scandinavia which was home to thousands of stone age settlers is about to be rediscovered.Marine experts, scientists and archaeologists have spent the past 15 years meticulously mapping thousands of kilometres under water in the hope of unearthing lost tribes of prehistoric Britain. Continue reading...
Tags: England, Science, Environment, UK News, Culture, Britain, Marine Life, Oceans, Heritage, Belgium, Archaeology, Flooding, Exploration, Scandinavia, Geography, North Sea


Mapping begins of lands lost to North Sea during stone age

Scientists set out to reconstruct submerged Mesolithic landscape of DoggerlandLost at the bottom of the North Sea almost eight millennia ago, a vast land area between England and southern Scandinavia which was home to thousands of stone age settlers is about to be rediscovered.Marine experts, scientists and archaeologists have spent the past 15 years meticulously mapping thousands of kilometres under water in the hope of unearthing lost tribes of prehistoric Britain. Continue reading...
Tags: England, Science, Environment, UK News, Culture, Britain, Marine Life, Oceans, Heritage, Belgium, Archaeology, Flooding, Exploration, Scandinavia, Geography, North Sea


Only a third of world’s great rivers remain free flowing, analysis finds

Dams, levees, hydropower and habitat degradation behind fragmentation on huge scale, finds global assessmentOnly a third of the world’s great rivers remain free flowing, due to the impact of dams that are drastically reducing the benefits healthy rivers provide people and nature, according to a global analysis.Billions of people rely on rivers for water, food and irrigation, but from the Danube to the Yangtze most large rivers are fragmented and degraded. Untouched rivers are largely confined to...
Tags: Energy, Europe, Business, Science, Technology, Education, China, Africa, Environment, Americas, Water, World news, Australia news, Fish, Danube, Asia Pacific



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