“Governor Inslee’s plan is the first we’ve seen that truly acknowledges this emergency and proposes critical steps to turn it back.”
Source: In Far-Reaching Plan, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee Proposes Radical Changes to Fossil Fuel Industry | Common Dreams News
After a June hearing, the youth suing the government await news on whether their case will proceed to trial.
Source: Life, Liberty and a Stable Climate: These Kids Are Arguing for a New Constitutional Right – In These Times
Back in 2008, Science published an influential research article claiming evidence for a physiological basis behind differences in political views.
Source: Following Behe Review, Another Disturbing Peek Behind the Scenes at Science | Evolution News
If researchers find cells in a really clear state of preservation, who will be surprised if it turns out that they are a lot like modern cells but somehow that fact doesn’t point to anything. Darwinism, after all, can just happen in the twinkling of an eye…
Source: Cells from a billion years ago remarkably preserved | Uncommon Descent
“Humans have unconsciously turned dogs into this infant-like creature that we now want to take care of.”
Source: Scientists Behind ‘Puppy Dog Eyes’ Study Explain Evolution of Cuteness | Observer
Increased solar radiation penetrating through the damaged ozone layer is interacting with the changing climate, and the consequences are rippling through the Earth’s natural systems, effecting everything from weather to the health and abundance of sea mammals like seals and penguins.
Source: Damage to the ozone layer and climate change forming feedback loop: New report finds that impacts of ozone-driven climate change span the ecosystem — ScienceDaily
Egyptian fruit bats and mice, respectively, can ‘sync’ brainwaves in social situations. The synchronization of neural activity in the brains of human conversation partners has been shown previously, as a result of one person picking up social cues from the other and modulating their own behavior based on those cues. These studies suggest that something similar occurs when animals engage in natural social interactions.
Source: Animals’ brain activity ‘syncs’ during social interactions — ScienceDaily
“We must end austerity and start investing in people and communities,” said U.K. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn
Source: UN Expert Warns Inequality and Austerity Are Intensifying Global Mental Health Crisis | Common Dreams News
In the mid-1990s, I studied mathematics. I wasn’t really sure just what I wanted to do with my life, but I was awed by the power…
Source: What Quantum Gravity Really Needs