Counter-intuitive climate change solution: Profitable approach to cleaning the air

A seemingly counterintuitive approach — converting one greenhouse gas into another — holds promise for returning the atmosphere to pre-industrial concentrations of methane, a powerful driver of global warming.

Source: Counter-intuitive climate change solution: Profitable approach to cleaning the air — ScienceDaily

Bonobo mothers help their sons to have more offspring: Mothers’ presence influences the reproductive success of their adult sons — ScienceDaily

New research finds that bonobo mothers take action to ensure their sons will become fathers. This way bonobo mothers increase their sons’ chance of fatherhood three-fold.

Source: Bonobo mothers help their sons to have more offspring: Mothers’ presence influences the reproductive success of their adult sons — ScienceDaily

Custer’s Last Stand Meets Global Warming

A recent article in Arctic News on the outlook for global warming foresees a frightening scenario lurking right around the corner. Hopefully, the article’s premise of impending runaway global warming (“RGW”) is off the mark, by a lot. More to the point, off by really a lot in order to temper the sting expected when abrupt temperature increases hit hard, as projected in the article, which is entitled: “Greenhouse Gas Levels Keep Accelerating.” Oh, BTW… the worst-case scenario happens within one decade! Here’s a snippet: “… such a rise in greenhouse gas levels has historically corresponded with more than 10°C or 18°F of warming, when looking at greenhouse gas levels and temperatures over the past 800,000 years….” (Source: Greenhouse Gas Levels Keep Accelerating, Arctic News, May 1, 2019) More

Source: Custer’s Last Stand Meets Global Warming

Owning a dog is influenced by our genetic make-up — 

Scientists have studied the heritability of dog ownership using information from 35,035 twin pairs from the Swedish Twin Registry. The new study suggests that genetic variation explains more than half of the variation in dog ownership, implying that the choice of getting a dog is heavily influenced by an individual’s genetic make-up.

Source: Owning a dog is influenced by our genetic make-up — ScienceDaily

Quantum cloud computing with self-check: New method enables powerful quantum simulation on hardware available today — ScienceDaily

With a quantum coprocessor in the cloud, physicists have opened the door to the simulation of previously unsolvable problems in chemistry, materials research or high-energy physics. In a new study, researchers report how they simulated particle physics phenomena on 20 quantum bits and how the quantum simulator self-verified the result for the first time.

Source: Quantum cloud computing with self-check: New method enables powerful quantum simulation on hardware available today — ScienceDaily