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What Do Mysterious Nord Stream Methane Leaks Mean for Climate Change?

What Do Mysterious Nord Stream Methane Leaks Mean for Climate Change?

What Do Mysterious Nord Stream Methane Leaks Mean for Climate Change? Katharine Sanderson, Nature magazine Since 26 September, mysterious leaks have appeared in the underwater Nord Stream gas pipelines—which run from Russia to Germany—close to the Danish island of Bornholm in the Baltic Sea. Given the tense energy situation between Russia and the West following Russia’s invasion of…

During a Heat Wave, You Can Blast the AC, but What Does a Squirrel Do?

During a Heat Wave, You Can Blast the AC, but What Does a Squirrel Do?

During a Heat Wave, You Can Blast the AC, but What Does a Squirrel Do? Ashleigh Papp Although recent spikes in temperature affect all of us, our urban critters have had to find their own ways to beat the heat. Sometimes they “sploot. Go to Source Author: Ashleigh Papp {authorlink} https://static.scientificamerican.com/sciam/assets/Image/newsletter/salogo.png Scientific American Content: Global…

What Is Paxlovid Rebound, and How Common Is It?

What Is Paxlovid Rebound, and How Common Is It?

What Is Paxlovid Rebound, and How Common Is It? Fionna M. D. Samuels When President Joe Biden was diagnosed with COVID, he started taking an oral treatment of the antiviral Paxlovid almost immediately. Four days after finishing the Paxlovid regime and testing negative, however, Biden once again tested positive for COVID—but without any symptoms of…

What happened to the Apple union campaign?

What happened to the Apple union campaign?

What happened to the Apple union campaign? Zoe Schiffer Earlier this year, Apple seemed poised to join Starbucks in a nationwide unionizing blitz. Two stores filed paperwork with the National Labor Relations Board while dozens more began to organize. In June, the first Apple Store in the country, in Towson, Maryland, voted to unionize. Apple’s…

What Is a Flash Flood?

What Is a Flash Flood? Janey Camp, The Conversation US The following essay is reprinted with permission from The Conversation, an online publication covering the latest research. Flash flooding is a specific type of flooding that occurs in a short time frame after a precipitation event – generally less than six hours. It…

What Could Actually Work to Curb Gun Violence

What Could Actually Work to Curb Gun Violence

What Could Actually Work to Curb Gun Violence Lawrence O. Gostin On June 23, 2022, the Senate passed the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act, which was subsequently signed into law. This welcome but tepid measure enhances background checks for purchasers under 21 years of age and incentivizes states’ implementation of protection (“red flag”) laws that allow…