Quantum biology: Did researchers produce quantum entanglement in living organisms? 

The researchers claim it is a first:… a new paper from a group at the University of Oxford is now raising some eyebrows for its claims of the successful entanglement of bacteria with photons—particles of light. Led by the quantum physicist Chiara Marletto and published in October in the Journal of

Source: Quantum biology: Did researchers produce quantum entanglement in living organisms? | Uncommon Descent

CAT scans of sabertooth cats’ skulls unearth evolution of predatory behavior 

Some sabertooth cats had powerful skulls that allowed them to kill their prey in one or two bites, according to research published at UCLA. A UCLA professor, along with a…

Source: CAT scans of sabertooth cats’ skulls unearth evolution of predatory behavior | Daily Bruin

A wilderness ‘horror story’: World’s wilderness is going, going … nearly gone, new paper says 

Producing the first comprehensive fine-scale map of the world’s remaining marine and terrestrial wild places, conservation scientists say that just 23 percent of the world’s landmass can now be considered wilderness, with the rest — excluding Antarctica — lost to the direct effects of human activities.

Source: A wilderness ‘horror story’: World’s wilderness is going, going … nearly gone, new paper says — ScienceDaily

Catabolism: Capitalism’s Frightening Future

“Out of the frying pan, into the fire” is an apt description of our current place in history. No matter what you think of globalization, I believe we’ll soon discover that capitalism without it is much, much worse. No one needs to convince establishment economists, politicians and pundits that the absence of globalization and growth spells trouble. They’ve pushed globalization as the Viagra of economic growth for years. But globalization has never been popular with everyone. Capitalism’s critics recognize that it generates tremendous wealth and power for a tiny fraction of the Earth’s seven billion people, makes room for some in the middle class, but keeps most of humanity destitute and desperate, while trashing the planet and jeopardizing human survival for generations to come. More

Source: Catabolism: Capitalism’s Frightening Future

‘The President Is Self-Destructing’: Report Finds the White House Mood Has ‘Darkened’ as Electoral Outlook Appears Dire | Alternet

Republicans hoped that the confirmation fight over Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh could give them a boost in the 2018 midterms, but as those debates fade from memory and many polls have tightened with the elections draw nearer, it seems increasingly certain that the Democrats will win back control of the House of Representatives.

Source: ‘The President Is Self-Destructing’: Report Finds the White House Mood Has ‘Darkened’ as Electoral Outlook Appears Dire | Alternet

‘We Have Less Time Than We Thought’: Alarming New Study Shows Oceans Have Retained Far More Heat Than Previously Believed

“The planet warmed more than we thought. It was hidden from us just because we didn’t sample it right. But it was there. It was in the ocean already.”

Source: ‘We Have Less Time Than We Thought’: Alarming New Study Shows Oceans Have Retained Far More Heat Than Previously Believed