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What a Warming World Means for Deadly Tornadoes

What a Warming World Means for Deadly Tornadoes John Allen, The Conversation US The following essay is reprinted with permission from The Conversation, an online publication covering the latest research. The deadly tornado outbreak that tore through communities from Arkansas to Illinois on the night of Dec. 10-11, 2021, was so unusual in…

Why the Southern U.S. Is Prone to December Tornadoes

Why the Southern U.S. Is Prone to December Tornadoes Alisa Hass, Kelsey Ellis, The Conversation US The following essay is reprinted with permission from The Conversation, an online publication covering the latest research. On the night of Dec. 10-11, 2021, an outbreak of powerful tornadoes tore through parts of Arkansas, Mississippi, Missouri, Kentucky,…

Deadly Indonesia Eruption Was Triggered by Heavy Rains

Deadly Indonesia Eruption Was Triggered by Heavy Rains Heather Handley, The Conversation US The following essay is reprinted with permission from The Conversation, an online publication covering the latest research. The eruption of Mount Semeru in Indonesia on Saturday tragically claimed the lives of 22 people, with another 22 still missing and 56 injured.…

How Scientists Can Update COVID Vaccines Against Omicron

How Scientists Can Update COVID Vaccines Against Omicron Deborah Fuller, The Conversation US The following essay is reprinted with permission from The Conversation, an online publication covering the latest research. If the omicron variant of the coronavirus is different enough from the original variant, it’s possible that existing vaccines won’t be as effective…

Dispatch from the Glasgow Climate Summit as Talks Intensify

Dispatch from the Glasgow Climate Summit as Talks Intensify Rachel Kyte, The Conversation US The following essay is reprinted with permission from The Conversation, an online publication covering the latest research. Young people poured into the streets of Glasgow on Nov. 5, 2021, angry and impatient as the first week of the U.N. climate summit ended. Their…

Why Vaccine Doses Differ for Kids and Adults

Why Vaccine Doses Differ for Kids and Adults Brian Peppers, The Conversation US The following essay is reprinted with permission from The Conversation, an online publication covering the latest research. Human beings are born pretty helpless, with a lot of developing to do. And just as you must learn such skills as how…