The foods that do the most damage to our climate
Climate Environment

The foods that do the most damage to our climate

The foods we eat and the ways we produce them damage our planet’s climate. Emissions from food systems around the world are stopping us from hitting key climate change targets of lower temperatures, according to a recent report in Science. A conservative estimate by the Food and Agriculture Organization of …

Germany's new COVID-19 spot is very clever and funny, stay-at-home couch potatoes are national heroes
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Germany’s new COVID-19 spot is very clever and funny, stay-at-home couch potatoes are national heroes

“Our couch was the front line and our patience was our weapon.” Absolutely amazing coronavirus ‘stay at home’ spot from the German government, above. You might not think of humor as an effective way to drive home the message that staying at home helps slow the spread of COVID-19. — …

Stretchable skin sensor could help you touch things in VR
Augmented Reality

Stretchable skin sensor could help you touch things in VR

Virtual reality doesn’t quite match up to the “reality” label without tactile sensations, but that might not be an issue for too much longer. Cornell scientists have developed a new form of stretchable skin sensor that uses fiber optics to provide a… Continue Reading…

Why hurricanes are retaining power after they strike land
Climate Change

Why hurricanes are retaining power after they strike land

When hurricanes strike land, they’re supposed to quickly lose steam. But as the oceans relentlessly warm and feed these storms more fuel, hurricanes are retaining intensity as they travel inland.  As atmospheric scientists put it, the storms aren’t “decaying” as quickly, which threatens inland areas with more destructive winds and …

Why hurricanes are retaining power after they strike land
Climate Change

Why hurricanes are retaining power after they strike land

When hurricanes strike land, they’re supposed to quickly lose steam. But as the oceans relentlessly warm and feed these storms more fuel, hurricanes are retaining intensity as they travel inland.  As atmospheric scientists put it, the storms aren’t “decaying” as quickly, which threatens inland areas with more destructive winds and …

Herzog's new film Fireball, all about meteorites, premieres tomorrow
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Herzog’s new film Fireball, all about meteorites, premieres tomorrow

Fireball: Visitors From Darker Worlds, premiering tomorrow on Apple TV+, is filmmaker Werner Herzog and geoscientist Clive Oppenheimer’s new documentary about meteorites, their impact (heh) on culture, and the existential threat that a giant meteor could mean the end of humanity. — Read the rest Continue Reading…

Explorers revisit a whale carcass one year later
biology

Explorers revisit a whale carcass one year later

You may recall that last year, Nautilus EV discovered a whale fall being actively scavenged. One year later they returned to see what happens a year after a baleen whale dies and sinks to the bottom of the sea. Whale falls are of great interest to scientists because they have …

Why hurricanes are retaining power after they strike land
Climate Change

Why hurricanes are retaining power after they strike land

When hurricanes strike land, they’re supposed to quickly lose steam. But as the oceans relentlessly warm and feed these storms more fuel, hurricanes are retaining intensity as they travel inland.  As atmospheric scientists put it, the storms aren’t “decaying” as quickly, which threatens inland areas with more destructive winds and …

Why hurricanes are retaining power after they strike land
Climate Change

Why hurricanes are retaining power after they strike land

When hurricanes strike land, they’re supposed to quickly lose steam. But as the oceans relentlessly warm and feed these storms more fuel, hurricanes are retaining intensity as they travel inland.  As atmospheric scientists put it, the storms aren’t “decaying” as quickly, which threatens inland areas with more destructive winds and …

You're breathing wrong. Here are 6 ways to fix that.
Breathing

You’re breathing wrong. Here are 6 ways to fix that.

For years, I’ve been focused on the most basic human activity there is: breathing. After all, watching your breath is the main activity in meditation, something I’m so gung-ho about that I started an annual high-tech meditation contest. Dr. Andrew Weil’s famous relaxation breathing exercise — inhale for a count …