Pre-life building blocks spontaneously align in evolutionary experiment | NSF – National Science Foundation #life #firstlife #evolution #chemistry 

“NSF Public Affairs – August 8, 2019 When Earth was a lifeless planet about 4 billion years ago, chemical components came together in tiny molecular chains that would later evolve into proteins, which are crucial life building blocks. A new study has shown how some early predecessors of proteins may have fallen into line. Under laboratory conditions … More Pre-life building blocks spontaneously align in evolutionary experiment | NSF – National Science Foundation #life #firstlife #evolution #chemistry 

From chicken to tomatoes, here’s why American food is hurting you | US news | The Guardian #organicfood #monsanto #glyphosate #climatechange #paradigmchange

“Maria Rodale – Tue 28 May 2019 The recent headlines announcing billions of dollars in damages to people who have gotten cancer after using Roundup are just the tip of a very large iceberg. There are over 1,000 lawsuits against Monsanto’s parent company, Bayer, waiting to be heard by the courts. Beyond concerns about that specific glyphosate-based … More From chicken to tomatoes, here’s why American food is hurting you | US news | The Guardian #organicfood #monsanto #glyphosate #climatechange #paradigmchange

Chinese scientists insert human brain gene into monkeys | CBS News

“JASON SILVERSTEIN – APRIL 25, 2019 Scientists in China may have created a new kind of monkey — and with it, a big ethical dilemma. Researchers inserted a human brain gene into monkeys, in an experiment with the potential to cross the wires of human and animal intelligence. A study published last month in Beijing’s National Science … More Chinese scientists insert human brain gene into monkeys | CBS News

X-Ray Photography: An Unusual Type Of Close-Up Work | Shutterbug #xray #photo #nature

“Jim Zuckerman – Apr 24, 2015 I have wanted to photograph some of nature’s details with x-rays, but I just never got around to doing it. In writing this issue of the Petersen’s Photographic Digital Photography Guide, I thought it would be interesting for you to see what can be done with this unique way … More X-Ray Photography: An Unusual Type Of Close-Up Work | Shutterbug #xray #photo #nature

New #dinosaur with heart-shaped tail offers clues to evolution of Africa’s ecosystems | National Science Foundation 

Reconstruction of a pair of M. moyowamkia in a rainstorm in Tanzania during the Cretaceous Period. / Credit and Larger Version “February 13, 2019 A dinosaur that wore its “heart” on its tail is providing new clues to how ecosystems evolved on the African continent during the Cretaceous Period some 100 million years ago, according to … More New #dinosaur with heart-shaped tail offers clues to evolution of Africa’s ecosystems | National Science Foundation 

20+ Science Facts We Didn’t Know at The Start of 2017 | sciencealert.com

“1. The speed of gravity is pretty much identical to the speed of light! This year, for the first time ever, scientists were able to photograph a collision between two neutron stars. By conducting simultaneous optical and gravitational wave observations, they were able to accurately measure the speed of gravity for the first time. 2. A brand new human organ … More 20+ Science Facts We Didn’t Know at The Start of 2017 | sciencealert.com

El primer río en Colombia que desaparece por completo | Semana.com

“Desde cuando se empezaron a sentir los coletazos del fuerte verano por cuenta del fenómeno del Niño, los medios y la comunidad en general concentraron sus miradas en los niveles de los dos ríos más importantes del país: el Magdalena y el Cauca Y mientras los reflectores apuntaban a mostrar los bajos caudales de esos afluentes, … More El primer río en Colombia que desaparece por completo | Semana.com

Soldados siembran árboles en Sumapaz – Bogotá – ELTIEMPO.COM

Esto es muestra de un compromiso del ejército que se debe resaltar; son actitudes que reflejan cambios interesantes. Ahora, para que el post-conflicto en Colombia funcione, el ejército debe ir más allá de un (indispensable) discurso que muestre una actitud de paz. Es fundamental que, como administración pública, tenga más claros sus objetivos y campos … More Soldados siembran árboles en Sumapaz – Bogotá – ELTIEMPO.COM

How (Not) to Run a Modern Society on Solar and Wind Power Alone – LOW-TECH MAGAZINE

“While the potential of wind and solar energy is more than sufficient to supply the electricity demand of industrial societies, these resources are only available intermittently. To ensure that supply always meets demand, a renewable power grid needs an oversized power generation and transmission capacity of up to ten times the peak demand. It also … More How (Not) to Run a Modern Society on Solar and Wind Power Alone – LOW-TECH MAGAZINE

Anglo Gold y Gran Colombia quieren la mina en donde nace el 70% del agua de Colombia – Las2orillas

“Alfredo Molano denunció las dos grandes minas que se planean inaugurar en La Vega, Cauca por parte de las dos mineras de oro más grandes en Colombia: Anglo Gold Ashanti y Gran Colombia Gold. Este pueblo, azotado desde los años 80 por la guerra, está viendo revivir los grafitis de las AUC, y como dice Molano, coincide … More Anglo Gold y Gran Colombia quieren la mina en donde nace el 70% del agua de Colombia – Las2orillas

La sexta extinción masiva de animales de la Tierra ya ha comenzado | ElDiario.es

“El estudio afirma que en las últimas décadas se ha producido una “aniquilación bilógica” de la fauna. Eso significa que estamos ante la sexta extinción masiva en la historia de la Tierra y que es más grave de lo que nos imaginábamos. Los científicos han estudiado especies comunes y raras y se han percatado de … More La sexta extinción masiva de animales de la Tierra ya ha comenzado | ElDiario.es

Científicos asisten al nacimiento de una nueva tradición cultural entre chimpancés | Ciencia | EL PAÍS

“Imagine que fuera posible asistir al momento en que una parte de la humanidad decidió comer con tenedor mientras otro grupo optaba por usar los palillos. Si hubiera sido un punto y lugar concreto, podría parecerse a la situación que están registrando en Uganda unos científicos que se dedican a observar a un grupo de … More Científicos asisten al nacimiento de una nueva tradición cultural entre chimpancés | Ciencia | EL PAÍS

Inside the Artificial Universe That Creates Itself – The Atlantic

“Every particle in the universe is accounted for. The precise shape and position of every blade of grass on every planet has been calculated. Every snowflake and every raindrop has been numbered. On the screen before us, mountains rise sharply and erode into gently rolling hills, before finally subsiding into desert. Millions of years pass … More Inside the Artificial Universe That Creates Itself – The Atlantic

Newly evolved bacteria can bond silicon to carbon with ease – Business Insider

“Scientists have coaxed life to do something it has never done before: bond silicon to carbon. You’re probably already familiar with a few products products that use carbon-silicon, or organosilicon: glues, caulks, and pesticides, to name a few. But the new biological trick, which was forcefully evolved in bacteria, is safer and 15 times more … More Newly evolved bacteria can bond silicon to carbon with ease – Business Insider

New, Groundbreaking Revelation Brings Us Closer to Nuclear Fusion

“Researchers from the U.S. DOE’s Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) and Princeton University may have solved the mystery surrounding magnetic reconnection, bringing us one step closer to better solar flare prediction and (pmost notably) problems surrounding  nuclear fusion containment. Ultimately, this means that nuclear fusion, and the limitless energy it could provide, may be one step … More New, Groundbreaking Revelation Brings Us Closer to Nuclear Fusion

El mayor dique glaciar antártico se agrieta y se teme que colapse inundando costas en todo el mundo | Diario Público

“Un enorme glaciar en la Antártida que sirve de dique para el hielo del interior del continente se deshace de adentro hacia afuera, con grietas y hendiduras en su interior que hacen temer su colapso. El Glaciar Pine Island, parte de la plataforma de hielo que delimita la banquisa del Antártico Occidental, es uno de … More El mayor dique glaciar antártico se agrieta y se teme que colapse inundando costas en todo el mundo | Diario Público

The Secret is Out: Scientists Figured Out How Tardigrades Became Immune to Radiation | Futurism.com

“Tardigrades are amazing creatures famous for their extreme survival skills. Their collection of abilities make up for their small stature. They are capable of surviving under the harshest conditions including the vacuum of outer space, extreme temperatures, great pressure (equivalent to six times as much pressure under the ocean), dehydration, and being frozen solid for years. If … More The Secret is Out: Scientists Figured Out How Tardigrades Became Immune to Radiation | Futurism.com

BBC – Future – We’ve got human intelligence all wrong

“The guests lining up outside a Brisbane gallery were not your typical culture vultures; in fact, until recently they’d never seen a painting in their life. But with just a little training, they developed their own artistic taste, showing a clear preference for Picasso’s crystalline constructions or Monet’s dreamy soft focus as they wandered lazily … More BBC – Future – We’ve got human intelligence all wrong

Scientists have found a lake under the sea – those who swim there won’t come back alive – ScienceAlert

“Scientists have discovered a ‘lake’ in the Gulf of Mexico. Everyone, who enters this pool at the bottom of the sea will suffer horribly. Erik Cordes, associate professor of biology at Temple University, has researched the pool and described his findings in the journal Oceanography. “It was one of the most amazing things in the … More Scientists have found a lake under the sea – those who swim there won’t come back alive – ScienceAlert

Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2016 Finalists | Bored Panda

“The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2016 (see 2015 here) came to an end on October 1st, and the shortlisted final 40 entries have finally been revealed. Laughter is not the only thing this annual event that focuses on revealing the amusing side of nature wants to bring you, though – as the authors state on their … More Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2016 Finalists | Bored Panda

The Mystery of the Bermuda Triangle May Finally Be Solved | Big Think

“One of life’s great mysteries, the Bermuda Triangle might have finally found an explanation. This strange region, that lies in the North Atlantic Ocean between Bermuda, Miami and San Juan, Puerto Rico, has been the presumed cause of dozens and dozens of mind-boggling disappearances of ships and planes. The Bermuda Triangle lore includes such stories … More The Mystery of the Bermuda Triangle May Finally Be Solved | Big Think

Los grandes simios pueden adivinar lo que estás pensando | Ciencia | EL PAÍS

“En 1835 llegó al Zoo de Londres el primer chimpancé para fascinar a sus visitantes. Luego llegaría Jenny, una orangután a la que vestían con ropa de mujer. La reina Victoria visitó la exhibición y quedó horrorizada ante la visión del animal: “Espantoso, dolorosa y desagradablemente humano”. Pero no a todos provocaba el mismo pavor: … More Los grandes simios pueden adivinar lo que estás pensando | Ciencia | EL PAÍS

Monsanto grabs Crispr, which could end the war on GMOs – Business Insider

“The next genetically modified food you eat probably won’t be a GMO. At least not in the conventional sense of the term, which stands for genetically modified organism. It will probably be made using Crispr, a new technique that lets scientists precisely tweak the DNA of produce so that it can do things like survive … More Monsanto grabs Crispr, which could end the war on GMOs – Business Insider

Physicists Just Confirmed New Form Of Atomic Nuclei And It Could Ruin Time Travel Forever | Physics-Astronomy

“A new kind of atomic nuclei has been discovered by researchers in a new study issued in the journal Physical Review Letters. This newly confirmed pear-shaped, asymmetrical nuclei, was initially detected in 2013 by scientists from CERN in the isotope Radium-224. This is atomic nuclei was also detected in isotope Barium-144. This is a huge … More Physicists Just Confirmed New Form Of Atomic Nuclei And It Could Ruin Time Travel Forever | Physics-Astronomy

BBC – Earth – The bizarre beasts living in Romania’s poison cave

“In the south-east of Romania, in Constanța county close to the Black Sea and the Bulgarian border, there lies a barren featureless plain. The desolate field is completely unremarkable, except for one thing. Below it lies a cave that has remained isolated for 5.5 million years. While our ape-like ancestors were coming down from the … More BBC – Earth – The bizarre beasts living in Romania’s poison cave