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A 'Record-Breaking and Dangerous' Heat Wave Is About to Hit the West Coast

The West hasn’t totally cooled off, but the region has gotten a slight reprieve from the heat that has dried up reservoirs, curtailed hydropower, and otherwise wrought havoc on the megadrought-afflicted region. Unfortunately, all good(ish) things must come to an end.Read more...
Tags: Weather, Science, Climate Change, Environment, Articles, Nature, Wildfire, West Coast, Natural Disasters, Weather Forecasting, Stewart Cohen, Heat Wave, Northern Hemisphere Heat Waves, Torridness

Every 27.5 million years, the Earth’s heart beats catastrophically

It appears that Earth has a geologic "pulse," with clusters of major events occurring every 27.5 million years. Working with the most accurate dating methods available, the authors of the study constructed a new history of the last 260 million years.Exactly why these cycles occur remains unknown, but there are some interesting theories.Our hearts beat at a resting rate of 60 to 100 beats per minute. Lots of other things pulse, too. The colors we see and the pitches we hear, for example, are due...
Tags: New York, History, Earth, Nature, Oceans, Geology, Innovation, Planets, Michael Rampino, Geoscience Frontiers, New York University s Department of Biology Many

What Google’s AI-designed chip tells us about the nature of intelligence

This article is part of our reviews of AI research papers, a series of posts that explore the latest findings in artificial intelligence. In a paper published in the peer-reviewed scientific journal Nature last week, scientists at Google Brain introduced a deep reinforcement learning technique for floorplanning, the process of arranging the placement of different components of computer chips. The researchers managed to use the reinforcement learning technique to design the next generation of Ten...
Tags: Google, Startups, Nature, Google Brain, Neural, Tensor Processing Units Google, Next Featured

Meet the worm with a jaw of metal

Bristle worms are odd-looking, spiky, segmented worms with super-strong jaws. Researchers have discovered that the jaws contain metal.It appears that biological processes could one day be used to manufacture metals.The bristle worm, also known as polychaetes, has been around for an estimated 500 million years. Scientists believe that the super-resilient species has survived five mass extinctions, and there are some 10,000 species of them.Be glad if you haven't encountered a bristle worm. Gettin...
Tags: Animals, Materials, Nature, Oceans, Innovation, Synthetic Biology, Physiology, Biomechanics, Technical University of Vienna, Max Perutz Labs, Christian Hellmich, Florian Raible, Raible, Luis Zelaya Lainez, Zelaya Lainez, Hellmich

Watch woodpecker happily destroy wildlife camera disguised as tree bark

Staff at at a nature reserve in Leningrad Oblas, Russia thought they were clever by disguising a wildlife camera as tree bark. It did not go as planned. Video below. Translation of the Nizhne-Svirsky Nature Reserve's Facebook post originally in Russian: Vandalism in the reserve! — Read the rest
Tags: Facebook, Post, News, Funny, Animals, Nature, Birds, Wildlife, Nature Cams, Leningrad Oblas Russia, Nizhne Svirsky Nature Reserve

All-Time Temperature Records Are Putting U.S. Power Grids at Risk

It’s incredibly, record-breakingly, worryingly hot in multiple states right now. A heat wave sweeping over the U.S. this week is felling temperature records left and right. Grid operators are begging with customers to conserve energy to avoid blackouts and wildfires are spreading. The whole ordeal foretells our…Read more...
Tags: Science, Nature, Wildfire, Temperature, Natural Disasters, Fahrenheit, Daniel Swain, Physical Sciences, Heat Wave, U S Power, Classical Mechanics, Thermodynamic Temperature, Torridness, North American Heat Wave, State Functions

Great, Snakebots Can Now Burrow Underground so We'll Never See Them Coming

The simplicity but excellent mobility of snakes makes them an ideal creature for roboticists to emulate, but it also yields robots that are downright creepy. Making things worse, researchers at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and Georgia Tech, have made a snakebot that can burrow underground so we’ll…Read more...
Tags: Science, Root, Environment, Articles, Nature, Robotics, Soil, Natural Environment, Georgia Tech, Snake, University of California Santa Barbara, Burrow, Snakebot, Technology Internet, Mother Nature S, Granular Material

The 10 best bird feeders in 2021

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky There are a variety of bird feeder designs for attracting different species of birds to your yard. We consulted experts from the Audubon Society and Project FeederWatch for this guide. These are the 10 best bird feeders, including hopper, tube, suet, and hummingbird feeders. This article was medically reviewed by Ericka Wade, DVM, a veterinarian at Burke County Animal Hospital...
Tags: Reviews, Amazon, Yard, Outdoors, Garden, Pets, Trends, Nature, Birds, Buying Guide, Bird, PERCY, University Of Chicago, Louisiana, Cornell University, Hopper

A 56-Year-Old Plane Crash Mystery May Have Been Solved Thanks to California’s Drought

The record-setting drought in California has brought water levels to new lows. Now, dropping reservoir levels may have helped solve the mystery of a plane that crashed 56 years ago.Read more...
Tags: Science, California, Drought, Nature, Folsom Lake, Sonar, American River, Anti Submarine Warfare, Physical Geography, Economy Of California, Disaster Accident, Droughts In The United States, Seafloor Systems, Droughts In California, Katherine Radican, Josh Tamplin

Tackle climate change and biodiversity loss together, not separately, scientists say

Some climate adaptation and mitigation projects end up harming the natural environment and people, a new report warns The post Tackle climate change and biodiversity loss together, not separately, scientists say appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Climate Change, Environment, Renewable Energy, Ipcc, Nature, Mining, United Nations, Anthropocene, Subsidies, Emissions, Climate Adaptation, Stellenbosch University, Biodiversity Loss, University of Pretoria, IPBES, Top Six

It's Going to Be Way Too Hot in the West This Week

Record heat is searing the West for the second time this month. A massive heat dome is building over the region and is set to intensify for the latter half of this week. The heat wave could cause some all-time records to fall while worsening the region’s already catastrophic drought.Read more...
Tags: Weather, Science, Articles, Nature, West, Meteorology, Fahrenheit, Celsius, Heat Wave, Northern Hemisphere Heat Waves, Torridness, North American Heat Wave, West This Week

Africa must protect the high seas before it’s too late

We must act now to secure the world’s oceans as a common good — and prevent catastrophic repercussions, argues Halemariam Desalegn The post Africa must protect the high seas before it’s too late appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Climate Change, Africa, Environment, Sustainability, Nature, Conservation, Oceans, Fishing, Biodiversity, Natural Resources, Openaccess, Overfishing, Top Six, World Oceans Day, High Seas, UN High Seas Treaty

Ball in God's Court as Utah Governor Declares 'Weekend of Prayer' for Rain

The West is in drought. You might even call it Biblical given that a drought this fierce hasn’t hit the region in at least 1,200 years.Read more...
Tags: Utah, Science, Environment, Articles, Drought, Nature, Prayer, Spencer Cox, Physical Geography

Bobbi and the Bat

Our neighbor requested aid from Bobbi in evicting another bat... When I arrived, she told me one of her cats had carried it up from the basement and set it down on the floor at her feet, whereupon it had scrambled to the nearest vertical surface, attained some height and launched itself to skitter about. It had found the kitchen clock and scrambled behind it. "I'm pretty sure it's still there," she said. I set the small cardboard box down on the counter, open, and asked if she had ...
Tags: Guns, Nature, Blog Stuff, Tam, Bobbi, Broad Ripple and Environs, Horton hears a Hoosier

The Art of Creating a Bonsai: One Year Condensed Condensed Into 22 Mesmerizing Minutes

To be a good writer, one must be a good reader. This is made true by the need to absorb and assess the work of other writers, but even more so by the need to evaluate one’s own. Writing is re-writing, to coin a phrase, and effective re-writing can only follow astute re-reading. This condition applies to other arts and crafts as well: take bonsai, the regarding of which constitutes a skill in and of itself. To craft an aesthetically pleasing miniature tree, one must first be able to see a...
Tags: Art, Facebook, Japan, College, Nature, Seoul, Barnes, Bucky Barnes, Colin Marshall, 21st Century Los Angeles

Record Heat Worsens California's Already Punishing Drought

Summer has begun with a sizzle in California and the rest of the West. Large swaths of the state are baking under a heat wave, including areas in the Central Valley where the National Weather Service is warning there’s “little to no relief” from the brutal temperatures on Thursday. That will only reinforce the dire…Read more...
Tags: National Weather Service, Science, California, Environment, Drought, Nature, Meteorology, Central Valley, Natural Disasters, Lake Mead, Heat Wave, Physical Geography, Weather Hazards, Disaster Accident, Droughts In The United States, Climate Change In California

Entangled quantum memories for a quantum repeater: A step closer to the Quantum Internet

* ICFO researchers report in Nature on having achieved, for the first time, entanglement of two multimode quantum memories located in different labs separated by 10 meters, and heralded by a photon at the telecommunication wavelength.* The study has been selected to grace the cover of Nature magazine.
Tags: Science, Nature, ICFO


So, it all started with a beautiful photo essay in the NYT on the coconut crab trade on Makatea in French Polynesia. With the phosphate mine closed, it said the population on the atoll has dwindled from over a thousand to about eighty permanent residents. Though there's hope for tourism, a major export right now is coconut crabs. The crab hunters have to traverse a moonscape of extraction pits, most of them seven and a half feet across and fifty to seventy-five feet deep, at night, to go check...
Tags: Amazon, Guns, Wikipedia, America, Nature, New Orleans, Peru, Tam, Iquitos, Mogadishu, Wikiwander, Googlesat, Makatea, Bobbi Me

Scientists Link Nearly 40% of Heat-Related Deaths to Human-Induced Climate Change

New research is quantifying the rate at which intense summer heat brought on by human-induced climate change is killing humans around the world.Read more...
Tags: Science, Climate Change, Environment, Articles, Nature, Extreme Weather, Effects Of Climate Change, Heat Wave, Physical Geography, Weather Hazards, Effects Of Climate Change On Humans, Ana Vicedo Cabrera, Dann Mitchell, Climate Security

California's Drought Is So Bad, Farmers Are Ripping Up Almond Trees

Farmers in California are beginning to feel the heat. As the state plunges into a worsening drought, water deliveries have drastically fallen in much of California’s farmland. That’s forcing farmers to make tough decisions about the future of their operations. Some farmers are ripping up certain crops to plant less…Read more...
Tags: Science, California, Environment, Drought, Almonds, Nature, Agriculture, Wall Street Journal, Civil Defense, Hydrology, Tom Butler, Physical Geography, Disaster Accident, Droughts In The United States, Almonds In California

The Art of Balancing Stones: How Artists Use Simple Materials to Make Impossible Sculptures in Nature

Not so long ago, a wave of long-form entreaties rolled through social media insisting that we stop building rock cairns. Like many who scrolled past them, I couldn’t quite imagine the offending structures they meant, let alone recall constructing one myself. The cairns in question turned out, mundanely, to be those little stacks of flat rocks seen in parks, alongside trails and streams. They’re as common in South Korea, where I live, as they seem to be in the United States. Both countrie...
Tags: Art, Facebook, South Korea, College, Nature, United States, Seoul, China Japan, Colin Marshall, Michael Grab, 21st Century Los Angeles, Jonna Jinton, Jinton, Prehistoric Times Watch

NASA’s Curiosity Rover Shows Us What Cloudy and Colorful Days on Mars Look Like

Clouds are rare on Mars and usually only pop up at the coldest time of the year near the planet’s equator. One Martian year ago though, NASA noticed some clouds forming in the sky above its veteran Curiosity rover and became determined to document them the following year. In recent months, Curiosity got to work,…Read more...
Tags: Cloud, Science, Environment, Nasa, Nature, Planets, Mars, Perseverance, Mark Lemmon, Astronomical Objects, Atmospheric Optical Phenomena, Cirrus Cloud, Noctilucent Cloud, Ice Cloud

How to Spot the International Space Station Twice This Weekend

When we think about the night sky, most people likely picture constellations, planets, the moon, or even meteors, on occasion. But the third-brightest object in the sky doesn’t fall into any of those categories. Plus, it’s constantly moving. If you guessed that it’s the International Space Station (ISS), you’d be…Read more...
Tags: Nature, International Space Station, Sky, Lifehacks, Night Sky, Observational Astronomy, Science Diplomacy, Max Height, Naked Eye

More of this, please.

The internet could use a lot less political bullshit and a lot more of whatever the hell this is.— Tamara K. (@TamSlick) May 26, 2021 [Author: Tam]
Tags: Guns, History, Nature, Tam, Teh Intarw3bz, T'hee, Vidjo

Healthy living with herbs the Polish way.

Healthy, natural living has always been inherent element of Polish culture. Poland’s home remedies passed down from generation to generation could literally make a book of alternative medicine. Image by gate74 from Pixabay In this beautiful country you can always count on a great advice from a mother or grandmother when it comes to natural remedies. I mean, who wouldn’t believe a grandmother, who was able to survive not so great times in Polish history? They did not have access to modern medic...
Tags: Food, Nature, Linguistics, Poland, Traditions, Vocabulary, Lindasay, Pixabay Sorrel, Nalewka

A Landmark Report Calls for Stopping New Fossil Fuel Development Next Year

While oil and gas companies ramp up the PR around their net zero commitments and try to convince us that fossil fuels can coexist with climate action, the science has long been clear that we need to quit dirty fuels pretty much immediately. One of the world’s biggest energy arbiters now says it agrees. Read more...
Tags: Energy, Science, Climate Change, Environment, Articles, Nature, Bill Gates, Climate Change Mitigation, Shell, Climate Change Policy, Exxon, Energy Policy, Fossil Fuel, International Energy Agency, Henry Kissinger, Occidental

Wildlife Is Now Thriving Again in Chernobyl–Even If Humans Won’t for Another 24,000 Years

In Andrei Tarkovsky’s 1979 sci-fi film Stalker, a mysterious artifact renders a landscape called the Zone inhospitable for humans. As critics have often pointed out, a tragic irony may have killed the director and some of the crew a few years later. Shooting for months on end in a disused refinery in Estonia exposed them to high levels of toxic chemicals. Tarkovsky died of cancer in 1986, just a few months after the disaster at Chernobyl. “It is surely part of Stalker’s mystique,” Mark L...
Tags: Facebook, Hbo, UK, Washington Post, College, Life, Ukraine, Nature, Estonia, Chernobyl, George Monbiot, Soviet Union, Tarkovsky, Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Josh Jones, Monbiot

The Cicadas Return After 17 Years: Stunning Footage of the Brood X Cicadas

Sing, fly, mate, die. The periodical cicadas in Brood X are emerging from underground, where they have spent the last 17 years as nymphs. They are making the final climb of their lives, intent on escaping their carapaces in order to make more cicadas. And as always they are doing it en masse. Once free, they must quickly get the hang of their brand new wings, and make for the trees, where the males will sing (some say scream) in a bid for females with whom to mate. The pregnant females dril...
Tags: Facebook, New York, Science, Maryland, Biology, Australia, College, Environment, Nature, Bob Dylan, Philadelphia, Pbs, Princeton, Baltimore, International Union For Conservation Of Nature, Indiana University

Three Trees That Tell a Story of Sardinia

A key to understanding Sardinia, its history and culture, comes from an unlikely place—its trees. One rarely thinks of trees when they think of islands. Palm trees, of course. But islands are so much more than their palm-fringed coasts. So many of Sardinia’s secrets lie inland, away from the holiday homes and beach bars. Here...
Tags: Travel, Trees, Nature, Sardinia, Parks and Nature, Parks & Nature