A report on the Covid-19 pandemic as of 19:30 GMT on Tuesday, 2 June 2020.
Spittlebugs are the nymphs of froghoppers. The nymphs are better known, as gardeners consider them especial pests.
Coral reefs worldwide have been stressed by pollution, warmer seas, and outright destruction by men. Cyclones add another hazard.
The onset of organelles by eukaryotes seemed such an innovation over the apparent pandemonium in prokaryotes lacking organizational membranes. Look closer and cells run tidy businesses whether inside or outside protein fortresses.
The Devonian period closed with multiple mass extinction events. The 2 most severe were the Kellwasser Event 372 million years ago (MYA) and the Hangeberg Event, which ended the Devonian 359 MYA.
We live in a world of ideas. An idea becomes communicable by being encapsulated into a word.
Organisms adapt to new habitats but remember where they came from.
Global warming is making cyclones more frequent and intense.
Through a natural force of coherence, life adapts to its environment to enhance survival. This evolutionary impetus starts at the molecular level.
China had ranked 3rd in turtle species diversity. Now its wild turtles face extinction.
Bumblebees are honeybees larger cousin. While more docile than honeybees in their relations with other animals, bumblebees are more aggressive in their floral harvesting techniques.
From infancy we seek to control what we can to gratify our desires. This modus operandi – asserting control – commonly itself becomes a core desire.
Covid-19 punched global capitalism a knock-down blow. At taxpayer expense, the US government decided that people are expendable but big business is too big to fail.
When searching for something, what it looks like is not the only thing we rely upon.
The world hotting up has made wildfires more frequent and intense. Siberia, which has the world’s most extensive forest, is again ablaze
The rate of environmental destruction portends the pace of humanity’s demise. A recent satellite survey discovered global urban expansion in recent decades grew 4 times greater than previously estimated.
The lockdowns that shut down economies have exposed most poignantly societal safety nets for those in need. Among developed nations, China’s is among the stingiest.
To recognize objects, continuity is an essential aspect of sight. The mind massages imagery to show consistency.
People are put off by jargon and there is no getting around it.
Our bodies are naturally radioactive because of the foods we eat.
Cyanobacteria originated photosynthesis and were innovators in using cellular greenhouses to do so. They also evolved the ability to flexibly capture whatever light was available to them – an adaptive optimality that changed the world.
Whereas rising CO2 levels headline climate change news, water vapor is the predominant atmospheric warming agent. Changes in the water cycle portend accelerating global warming.
The Asian giant hornet is the largest hornet. An adult may be 4-5 cm long. Native to Asia, the hornet has made its way to North America’s Pacific Northwest.
Societal trust had much to do with how governments responded to covid-19, and how citizens reacted.
Worldwide, eggs are a favorite food item. Over 77 million metric tons of eggs were produced in 2019. There’s a heavy hidden toll behind that production.