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Pigs caught on video using tools for the first time

Scientists knew swine were smart, but had never seen this skill

Nov 30, 2021 by Science.org
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Discovery of metal-breathing bacteria can change electronics Science & Medicine Blogs · Nov 13, 2021 by Big Think

Researchers discovered an unusual property of a bacteria that can "breathe" in some metal and sulfur compounds and create materials that can improve electronics, energy storage, and medical devices. Specifically, the anaerobic Shewanella oneidensis bacterium can produce molybdenum disulfide, a material that can transfer electronics as well as graphene, explains the press release from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, whose team of engineers carried out the research.


Millions of huge invasive spiders from Asia take hold in Georgia: "Like a scene out of 'Arachnophobia'" Nature Blogs · Nov 01, 2021 by CBS News

A large spider native to East Asia has spun its thick, golden web on power lines, porches and vegetable patches all over north Georgia this year - a proliferation that has driven some unnerved homeowners indoors and prompted a flood of anxious social media posts.


Fossilized Insect Discovered Not in Amber, But in Opal Nature Blogs · Oct 22, 2021 by Geology In

In a find unlike anything seen before, a piece of opal from the island of java in indonesia holds some remarkable cargo: a stunningly preserved insect that may be at least four to seven million years old. Previously, plenty of ancient insects have been found in amber, a gemstone made of fossilized tree resin.


Celo hopes to invest $340m stablecoin asset backing in rainforests Crypto News · Oct 06, 2021 by Ledger Insights - Enterprise Blockchain

Today the Celo blockchain announced the Climate Collective to tokenize rainforests and other similar assets. Over the next four years, it's proposing to invest as much as 40% of the Celo reserve, which underpins the Celo dollar and Euro stablecoins in tokenized rainforests. Celo's cryptocurrency has some high profile investors.


Psilocybin Mushrooms in Mexico in Danger of Extinction

I have done field work in the Mazatec region since 2009, and in all these years, I have only seen two types of psilocybin mushrooms for sale in the city of Huautla de Jiménez. However, the article " Seeking the Magic Mushroom " (1957) describes the use of at least seven different species of psychoactive mushrooms in Mexico.

Sep 06, 2021 by Marcos García de Teresa, Ph.D
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Satellite Shows High Productivity from U.S. Corn Belt Environment News · Sep 06, 2021 by NASA

image-51]Data from satellite sensors show that during the Northern Hemisphere's growing season, the Midwest region of the United States boasts more photosynthetic activity than any other spot on Earth, according to NASA and university scientists. Healthy plants convert light to energy via photosynthesis, but chlorophyll also emits a fraction of absorbed light as fluorescent glow that is invisible to the naked eye.


Planet Nine may be responsible for tilting the Sun Nature Blogs · Aug 16, 2021 by Astronomy.com

KB: We asked ourselves, "what obliquity, what misalignment would Planet Nine induce in the solar system?" because it must induce some. We know that Planet Nine's orbit in inclined. As a result, when Planet Nine torques the rest of the solar system, the two sort of act as two precessing tops.


Here's the most complete map of black holes ever created Science & Medicine Blogs · Jul 29, 2021 by Jak Connor - TweakTown

A German-made space telescope, eROSITA, has collected enough data that astronomers have pieced together the most detailed map of black holes. Published Wed, Jul 28 2021 5:32 AM CDT In less than two years, a German-made space telescope has managed to discover more than 3 million " new" objects.


An Entire Swarm of Black Holes Has Been Caught Moving Through The Milky Way Nature Blogs · Jul 07, 2021 by Michelle Starr - Science Alert

A fluffy cluster of stars spilling across the sky may have a secret hidden in its heart: a swarm of over 100 stellar-mass black holes. If this finding can be validated, it will explain how the cluster came to be the way it is - with its stars spaced light-years apart, smearing out into a stellar stream stretching across 30,000 light-years.




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Panic as unusual number of birds are suddenly going blind and dying around Washington DC

Panic An unusual number of birds are suddenly going blind and dying in the area around Washington DC, puzzling wildlife experts. DC resident Alexandra Dimsdale found a young grackle stumbling around outside her home on Saturday. After taking it to City Wildlife, a rehabilitation centre in the northwest part of the capital, a member of staff told her there was nothing they could do.

Jun 06, 2021 by Strange Sounds
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Scientists Just Found the Oldest Spiral Galaxy Ever Seen Science & Medicine News · May 20, 2021 by Brad Bergan

Much remains unknown to scientists about the era immediately following the big bang, when the universe was hot, dense, and devoid of spiral galaxies like our modern Milky Way. Consequently, it's difficult to pin down when the first complex galaxies were born. But we're beginning to close this cosmic gap of empirical darkness.


Image shows God of Chaos asteroid Apophis gearing up to pass Earth Conspiracy News · Feb 24, 2021 by Ed Browne - Newsweek

The asteroid Apophis, the potentially hazardous space rock due to pass close to Earth next month, has been photographed by a ground-based telescope project. The image was captured by the Elena robotic telescope unit, which took a single exposure shot of the sky lasting 300 seconds.


'It's an Atomic Bomb': Australia Deploys Military as Fires Spread World News · Jan 06, 2020 by Nytimes

With more than a month still to go in the fire season, the government announced a large-scale use of military assets, a deployment not seen since World War II. HASTINGS, Australia - The evacuees walked down the gangway of the giant naval vessel to the dock, each carrying just a few items of luggage.


World Wildlife Federation Paid $70,000 to Activists who Set Fire to Amazon Forest World News · Jan 02, 2020 by Steve MacDonald via Granite Grok

Remember those Amazon Forest Fires that dominated the news until Hurricane Dorian broke the second seal of the apocalypse? It turns out that "man" was responsible for at least a few of those fires after all. Well, the four men who set the fire. Four members of an NGO have been arrested for starting fires ...



The Quiet Disappearance of Birds in North America Nature News · Jan 01, 2020 by Ed Yong via The Atlantic

Read: What the crow knows The new study is silent on the causes of these declines-that's what Rosenberg's team will look at next. But it's widely accepted that "habitat loss and degradation are the largest forces behind the decline of birds," Rosenberg says.


'Human-sized penguin' lived in New Zealand Nature News · Aug 15, 2019 by BBC News

The remains of a giant penguin the size of a human have been discovered in New Zealand. The fossilised bones are of an animal thought to have been about 1.6m (5ft 3in) tall, weighing up to 80kg (176lb). It lived in the Paleocene Epoch, between 66 and 56 million years ago.



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Celo hopes to invest $340m stablecoin asset backing in rainforests

Today the Celo blockchain announced the Climate Collective to tokenize rainforests and other similar assets. Over the next four years, it's proposing to invest as much as 40% of the Celo reserve, which underpins the Celo dollar and Euro stablecoins in tokenized rainforests. Celo's cryptocurrency has some high profile investors.

Oct 06, 2021 by Ledger Insights - Enterprise Blockchain
Crypto News
Satellite Shows High Productivity from U.S. Corn Belt

image-51]Data from satellite sensors show that during the Northern Hemisphere's growing season, the Midwest region of the United States boasts more photosynthetic activity than any other spot on Earth, according to NASA and university scientists. Healthy plants convert light to energy via photosynthesis, but chlorophyll also emits a fraction of absorbed light as fluorescent glow that is invisible to the naked eye.

Sep 06, 2021 by NASA
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Panic as unusual number of birds are suddenly going blind and dying around Washington DC

Panic An unusual number of birds are suddenly going blind and dying in the area around Washington DC, puzzling wildlife experts. DC resident Alexandra Dimsdale found a young grackle stumbling around outside her home on Saturday. After taking it to City Wildlife, a rehabilitation centre in the northwest part of the capital, a member of staff told her there was nothing they could do.

Jun 06, 2021 by Strange Sounds
Conspiracy News
Scientists Just Found the Oldest Spiral Galaxy Ever Seen

Much remains unknown to scientists about the era immediately following the big bang, when the universe was hot, dense, and devoid of spiral galaxies like our modern Milky Way. Consequently, it's difficult to pin down when the first complex galaxies were born. But we're beginning to close this cosmic gap of empirical darkness.

May 20, 2021 by Brad Bergan
Science & Medicine News
Image shows God of Chaos asteroid Apophis gearing up to pass Earth

The asteroid Apophis, the potentially hazardous space rock due to pass close to Earth next month, has been photographed by a ground-based telescope project. The image was captured by the Elena robotic telescope unit, which took a single exposure shot of the sky lasting 300 seconds.

Feb 24, 2021 by Ed Browne - Newsweek
Conspiracy News
'It's an Atomic Bomb': Australia Deploys Military as Fires Spread

With more than a month still to go in the fire season, the government announced a large-scale use of military assets, a deployment not seen since World War II. HASTINGS, Australia - The evacuees walked down the gangway of the giant naval vessel to the dock, each carrying just a few items of luggage.

Jan 06, 2020 by Nytimes
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World Wildlife Federation Paid $70,000 to Activists who Set Fire to Amazon Forest

Remember those Amazon Forest Fires that dominated the news until Hurricane Dorian broke the second seal of the apocalypse? It turns out that "man" was responsible for at least a few of those fires after all. Well, the four men who set the fire. Four members of an NGO have been arrested for starting fires ...

Jan 02, 2020 by Steve MacDonald via Granite Grok
World News
The Quiet Disappearance of Birds in North America

Read: What the crow knows The new study is silent on the causes of these declines-that's what Rosenberg's team will look at next. But it's widely accepted that "habitat loss and degradation are the largest forces behind the decline of birds," Rosenberg says.

Jan 01, 2020 by Ed Yong via The Atlantic
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