Month: June 2024

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Scientists said Tuesday that international efforts to protect the ozone layer had been a “huge global success” after revealing that damaging gases in the atmosphere were declining faster than expected. The Montreal Protocol signed in 1987 aimed to phase out ozone-depleting substances found primarily in refrigeration, air conditioning and aerosol sprays. A new study has
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What is gravity without mass? Both Newton’s revolutionary laws describing its universal effect and Einstein’s proposal of a dimpled spacetime, we’ve thought of gravity as exclusively within the domain of matter. Now a wild new study suggesting that gravity can exist without mass, conveniently eliminating the need for one of the most elusive substances in
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Computer scientists have for decades been vying to emulate the human brain, replicating its neural networks to build artificial intelligence (AI) with enhanced processing power. But the more sophisticated those artificial neural networks become, the more powerful they get, and the more we rely on them, the more energy they consume. And sometimes nature’s original
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Around 4,000 species of plants and animals are victims of illegal wildlife trade globally, according to the latest World Wildlife Crime Report. Despite two decades of coordinated international efforts to tackle illegal wildlife trafficking, it keeps posing one of the greatest threats to many species’ continued existence amid the backdrop of human-driven ecological unraveling. “Wildlife