Sabine Hossenfelder: Scientific publishing is too much like Facebook | Uncommon Descent

She introduces SciMeter.org where you can “Create your own custom metric and apply it to a list of authors.” And it is none of Mark Zuckerberg’s business or any science boffin’s either.

Source: Sabine Hossenfelder: Scientific publishing is too much like Facebook | Uncommon Descent

Tomato pan-genome makes bringing flavor back easier: Nearly 5,000 new tomato genes mapped — ScienceDaily

Do you find that most store-bought tomatoes don’t have much flavor? Scientists may have spotlighted the solution by developing the tomato pan-genome, mapping almost 5,000 previously undocumented genes, including genes for flavor.

Source: Tomato pan-genome makes bringing flavor back easier: Nearly 5,000 new tomato genes mapped — ScienceDaily

Colin Patterson: Can you tell me anything about evolution that is true? | Uncommon Descent

(1999)Further to the story we noted last night, that possibly one-third of biologists now question Darwinism, this might be a good time to bring up Colin Patterson (1933-1998) again. He was a senior paleontologist at the British Museum of Natural History and he offered an awkward question to col

Source: Colin Patterson: Can you tell me anything about evolution that is true? | Uncommon Descent

Climate change: There is more CO2 in the atmosphere today than any point since the evolution of humans – CNN

According to data from the Mauna Loa Observatory in Hawaii, the concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere is over 415 parts per million (ppm), far higher than at any point in the last 800,000 years, since before the evolution of homo sapiens.

Source: Climate change: There is more CO2 in the atmosphere today than any point since the evolution of humans – CNN

‘Impossible’ research produces 400-year El Niño record, revealing startling changes: Centuries long seasonal record of El Niños from coral cores 

Coral experts around the world said it was impossible to extract a multi-century record of El Niño events. But now a persistent effort has produced the world’s first 400-year long record of El Niño events. And the changes researchers have found to El Niños in recent decades are startling.

Source: ‘Impossible’ research produces 400-year El Niño record, revealing startling changes: Centuries long seasonal record of El Niños from coral cores — ScienceDaily