Beyond 1 and 0: Engineers boost potential for creating successor to shrinking transistors — ScienceDaily

Scientists offer a solution to the fast-approaching physical minimum for transistor size: a multi-value logic transistor based on zinc oxide, capable of two stable intermediate states between 0 and 1.

Source: Beyond 1 and 0: Engineers boost potential for creating successor to shrinking transistors — ScienceDaily

‘Gas Is a Loser and It’s Time to Move On’: Report Debunks Myth That Natural Gas Can Help Fight Climate Crisis 

“Despite desperate attempts by the oil and gas industry to persuade policymakers that their products have a future in a climate-safe world, a rational look at the data clearly shows otherwise.”

Source: ‘Gas Is a Loser and It’s Time to Move On’: Report Debunks Myth That Natural Gas Can Help Fight Climate Crisis | Common Dreams News

Templeton gave big money to climate-denialist organizations « Why Evolution Is True

Reader Robert called my attention to a 2013 paper in Climatic Change (described by Drexel University as “one of the top 10 climate science journals in the world”) that tracked the sourc…

Source: Templeton gave big money to climate-denialist organizations « Why Evolution Is True

A warming Arctic produces weather extremes in our latitudes — ScienceDaily

Atmospheric researchers at the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI) have now developed a climate model that can accurately depict the frequently observed winding course of the jet stream, a major air current over the Northern Hemisphere.

Source: A warming Arctic produces weather extremes in our latitudes — ScienceDaily

Could some chimps’ crustacean crave yield clues about human evolution? — ScienceDaily

Researchers report on chimpanzees in Guinea fishing and consuming freshwater crabs, something previously undiscovered. The article describes how this is a potential clue in explaining how our primarily fruit-eating ancestors began eating aquatic life, and supplementing their diet with nutrients critical for brain development.

Source: Could some chimps’ crustacean crave yield clues about human evolution? — ScienceDaily

Domino effect of species extinctions also damages biodiversity — ScienceDaily

The mutual dependencies of many plant species and their pollinators mean that the negative effects of climate change are exacerbated. The total number of species threatened with extinction is therefore considerably higher than predicted in previous models, researchers show.

Source: Domino effect of species extinctions also damages biodiversity — ScienceDaily