Month: July 2024

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July 21 was the hottest day ever registered globally, according to preliminary data published Tuesday by the EU’s climate monitor. The Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) said the global average surface air temperature of 17.09 degrees Celsius (62.7 degrees Fahrenheit) on Sunday was the warmest in their record books, which go back to 1940. It
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A cattle painkiller introduced in the 1990s led to the unexpected crash of India’s vulture populations, which still haven’t recovered to their former glory. Some might have said ‘good riddance’ to this much-maligned, death-associated bird, but there’s a devastating human cost, and a new study reveals the shocking numbers, linking their absence to the deaths
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Chugging quietly away in the dark depths of Earth’s ocean floors, a spontaneous chemical reaction is unobtrusively creating oxygen, all without the involvement of life. This unexpected discovery upends the long-standing consensus that it takes photosynthesizing organisms to produce the oxygen we need to breathe. Biogeochemist Andrew Sweetman from the Scottish Association for Marine Science
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Why did the experience of consciousness evolve from our underlying brain physiology? Despite being a vibrant area of neuroscience, current research on consciousness is characterised by disagreement and controversy – with several rival theories in contention. A recent scoping review of over 1,000 articles identified over 20 different theoretical accounts. Philosophers like David Chalmers argue