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Europe · New Jersey

‘Don’t work for the climate wreckers’: U.N.’s António Guterres to 2022 graduates

44% Center coverage: 18 sources
UN Secretary-General António Guterres delivered the commencement address at Seton Hall University in New Jersey. He urged the class of 2022, not to work for “climate wreckers” in industries that continue to profit from fossil fuels. He told graduates that they needed to be the generation that succeeds in meeting the aspirations of the Sustainable Development Goals.See the Story
Europe · Pompeii

Vesuvius victim yields first human genome from Pompeii

58% Center coverage: 12 sources
Scientists have managed to sequence the genome of a man who was in his mid-life years when he died in the Pompeiian House of the Craftsman. The eruption of Mount Vesuvius is considered one of the most devastating volcanic catastrophes in human history. In the year 70 CE, the volcano epically exploded, killing thousands of residents of the nearby cities.See the Story
US & Canada · Ocean

An ocean first: Underwater drone tracks CO2 in Alaska gulf

67% Center coverage: 15 sources
The glider is the first configured with a large sensor to measure carbon dioxide levels in the ocean. The autonomous vehicle was deployed in the Gulf of Alaska this spring. The research could be a major step forward in ocean greenhouse gas monitoring. Data collected is being used to study ocean acidification that can harm marine life.See the Story
University of Michigan

A nanoparticle and inhibitor trigger the immune system, outsmarting brain cancer

100% Center coverage: 3 sources
Scientists have fabricated a nanoparticle to deliver an inhibitor to brain tumor in mouse models, where the drug successfully turned on the immune system to eliminate the cancer. The process also triggered immune memory so that a reintroduced tumor was eliminated--a sign that this potential new approach could not only treat brain tumors but prevent or delay recurrences.See the Story
Tech

Finding coherence in quantum chaos

100% Center coverage: 2 sources
A theoretical breakthrough in understanding quantum chaos could open new paths into researching quantum information and quantum computing, many-body physics, black holes, and the still-elusive quantum to classical transition.See the Story

The 'fuel of evolution' is more abundant than previously thought in wild animals

100% Center coverage: 2 sources
Darwinian evolution is the process by which natural selection promotes genetic changes in traits that favor survival and reproduction of individuals. How fast evolution happens depends crucially on the abundance of its "fuel": how much genetic difference there is in the ability to survive and reproduce.See the Story
Environment

Producers and consumers must share burden of global plastic packaging waste

100% Center coverage: 2 sources
Plastic packaging waste is everywhere. Our plastic bottles, food wrappings, and grocery bags litter the landscape and pollute the global environment. A new study explores the global patterns of plastic packaging waste. The study finds three countries -- the U.S., Brazil, and China -- are the top suppliers of waste.See the Story
Amazon

Deforestation surges in Brazil Atlantic Forest: report

100% Center coverage: 2 sources
Deforestation surged 66 percent last year in Brazil's Atlantic Forest, according to a new report, compounding fears over the rampant destruction of the Amazon rainforest further north.See the Story

Tracking chirality in real time

100% Center coverage: 2 sources
Chiral molecules exist in two forms, called enantiomers, which are mirror images of each other and non-superimposable—much like a pair of hands. While they share most chemical and physical properties, enantiomers can have adverse effects in (bio)chemical phenomena. For example, a protein or enzyme may only bind one enantiomeric form of a target molecule.See the Story

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