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Huge climate-sensitivity study shrinks uncertainty on critical number

Huge climate-sensitivity study shrinks uncertainty on critical number

Error bars in the spotlight — Five-year effort represents important progress on four-decade-old question. Scott K. Johnson - Jul 22, 2020 7:30 pm UTC One of the most important numbers in climate science is 3°C. This isn’t about a projection of future warming or the impacts that come with it, though. It’s about how much…
Facebook will study whether its algorithms are racially biased

Facebook will study whether its algorithms are racially biased

Facebook is forming new internal teams dedicated to studying its main social network and Instagram for racial bias, in particular for whether its algorithms trained using artificial intelligence adversely affect Black, Hispanic, and other underrepresented groups. The team will be “tasked with ensuring fairness and equitable product development are present in everything we do,” a…
New study suggests COVID-19 brought American families closer together – Fox News

New study suggests COVID-19 brought American families closer together – Fox News

Seventy-five percent of American parents witnessed a key moment in their child's life while in self-isolation, according to new research.The survey of 2,000 Americans — of which about 1,200 were parents — asked respondents about their time sheltering in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the perks of being surrounded by family.From developmental milestones to simple…
Study: People who hoard toilet paper are just looking for a symbol of safety

Study: People who hoard toilet paper are just looking for a symbol of safety

Please don't hoard the Charmin. Seriously, people. — Older people more likely to hoard toilet paper; Americans hoarded more than Europeans. Jennifer Ouellette - Jun 12, 2020 6:00 pm UTC Enlarge / People who felt more threatened by COVID-19 and ranked high on scales of emotionality and conscientiousness were most likely to hoard toilet paper…

An Empirical Study of Obsolete Answers on Stack Overflow

[Submitted on 28 Mar 2019] Download PDF Abstract: Stack Overflow accumulates an enormous amount of software engineering knowledge. However, as time passes, certain knowledge in answers may become obsolete. Such obsolete answers, if not identified or documented clearly, may mislead answer seekers and cause unexpected problems (e.g., using an out-dated security protocol). In this paper,…
Physicists study mirror nuclei for precision theory test – Phys.org

Physicists study mirror nuclei for precision theory test – Phys.org

A precision measurement of helium and hydrogen mirror isotopes reveals new questions in understanding of nuclear structure. Credit: DOE's Jefferson Lab It's not often in nuclear physics that you can clearly get both sides of the story, but a recent experiment allowed researchers to do just that. They compared very similar nuclei to each other…
New study challenges popular “collapse” hypothesis for Easter Island

New study challenges popular “collapse” hypothesis for Easter Island

Time for a rethinking — Bayesian model-based analysis points to resilient, cooperative society well beyond 1600. Jennifer Ouellette - Jun 1, 2020 9:28 pm UTC Enlarge / Moai statues in a row, Ahu Tongariki, Easter Island, Chile.De Agostini Picture Library/Getty ImagesIn his bestselling 2005 book, Collapse, Jared Diamond offered the societal collapse of Easter Island…

Study launched into how startups will return to offices — will WFH continue?

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Study using human brain tissue shows herpes link to Alzheimer’s – STAT

Study using human brain tissue shows herpes link to Alzheimer’s – STAT

A small 3D version of the human brain develops key features of Alzheimer’s disease when it is infected with a virus that causes cold sores, scientists reported on Wednesday, adding to the evidence that this most common form of dementia can be caused by a common microbe. The new research, published in Science Advances, is…
Want to Study Permafrost? Get It Before It’s Gone

Want to Study Permafrost? Get It Before It’s Gone

This story originally appeared on Undark and is part of the Climate Desk collaboration.To enter the Fox permafrost tunnel—one of the only places in the world dedicated to the firsthand scientific study of the mix of dirt and ice that covers much of the planet’s far northern latitudes—you must don a hard hat then walk…

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Vitamin E acetate found in all lung fluid samples tested from...

Killer supplement — For the first time, a potentially toxic substance is found at the site of lung injury. Beth Mole - Nov 8, 2019 6:19 pm UTC All 29 samples of lung fluids tested from vaping device users with severe lung injuries contained the oily additive vitamin E acetate, according to data published by…

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