Greta Thunberg Says She’ll Skip U.N. Climate Summit in Glasgow
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Greta Thunberg Says She’ll Skip U.N. Climate Summit in Glasgow

Greta Thunberg, the Swedish climate activist, said she would not attend the next international climate talks unless everyone can be vaccinated equally and participate safely. “Inequality and climate injustice is already the heart of the climate crisis,” she said on Twitter on Friday. “If people can’t be vaccinated and travel to be represented equally that’s…

Has the Era of Overzealous Cleaning Finally Come to an End?
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Has the Era of Overzealous Cleaning Finally Come to an End?

When the coronavirus began to spread in the United States last spring, many experts warned of the danger posed by surfaces. Researchers reported that the virus could survive for days on plastic or stainless steel, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advised that if someone touched one of these contaminated surfaces — and…

Vaccinated Mothers Are Trying to Give Children Antibodies via Breast Milk
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Vaccinated Mothers Are Trying to Give Children Antibodies via Breast Milk

In the first nine months of the pandemic, around 116 million babies were born worldwide, according to Unicef estimates. This left researchers scrambling to answer a critical question: Could the virus be transmitted through breast milk? Some people assumed it could. But as several groups of researchers tested the milk, they found no traces of…

Una partícula diminuta podría alterar las leyes de la física
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Una partícula diminuta podría alterar las leyes de la física

Cada vez hay más pruebas de que una diminuta partícula subatómica desobedece las leyes de la física tal y como las conocíamos, anunciaron los científicos el miércoles. Este hallazgo abre un vasto y tentador territorio inexplorado en nuestra comprensión del universo. El resultado, según los físicos, sugiere que hay formas de materia y energía que…

W.H.O. and Critics Look at What’s Next to Investigate Virus Origins
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W.H.O. and Critics Look at What’s Next to Investigate Virus Origins

The joint international and Chinese mission organized by the World Health Organization on the origins of Covid released its report last week suggesting that for almost every topic it covered, more study was needed. What kind of study and who will do it is the question. The report suggested pursuing multiple lines of inquiry, focused…

Finding From Particle Research Could Break Known Laws of Physics
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Finding From Particle Research Could Break Known Laws of Physics

Meanwhile, in 2020 a group of 170 experts known as the Muon g-2 Theory Initiative published a new consensus value of the theoretical value of muon’s magnetic moment, based on three years of workshops and calculations using the Standard Model. That answer reinforced the original discrepancy reported by Brookhaven. Reached by phone on Monday, Aida…

How Debt and Climate Change Pose a ‘Systemic Risk to the Global Economy’
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How Debt and Climate Change Pose a ‘Systemic Risk to the Global Economy’

How does a country deal with climate disasters when it’s drowning in debt? Not very well, it turns out. Especially not when a global pandemic clobbers its economy. Take Belize, Fiji and Mozambique. Vastly different countries, they are among dozens of nations at the crossroads of two mounting global crises that are drawing the attention…

Florida’s Crisis Highlights a Nationwide Risk From Toxic Ponds
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Florida’s Crisis Highlights a Nationwide Risk From Toxic Ponds

They are ponds the size of city blocks: Wastewater pits that hold the hazardous byproducts of coal. Lagoons brimming with diluted pig excrement. Vast pools atop stacks of radioactive tailings. The risks posed by pools of waste like these, a common feature at thousands of industrial and agricultural sites across the country, have been brought…