Mapping the Old World flycatcher family tree

Mapping the Old World flycatcher family tree

image: The European Robin is more closely related to the Afrotropical White-browed Thrush than to the East Asian Japanese Robin, despite the great similarity in appearance between European and Japanese Robins and plumages strongly different from the European Robin and the White Robin-Browed Cat. The similarity between the two robins is an example of convergent …

Mapping the Old World flycatcher family tree Read More »

River levels rise over a park in Swan Reach with a sign and park bench now under water

‘That’s a lot of water’: Murray River’s daily flow could match city’s annual water use

South Australia will see a second, higher flood peak on the Murray River, with officials saying they now expect 185 gigalitres to flow per day during the second wave in late December. Key points: SA is expected to have two flood peaks, one in early December and another around Christmas The second peak will see …

‘That’s a lot of water’: Murray River’s daily flow could match city’s annual water use Read More »

With JWST fully operational again, we get images like this: Saturn's Moon Titan

With JWST fully operational again, we get images like this: Saturn’s Moon Titan

On August 24, a vital instrument aboard the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) experienced a malfunction that prompted the mission team to take it offline. The issue occurred when the Mid-Infrared Instrument (MIRI) experienced increased friction in one of its wheels in Medium Resolution Spectroscopy (MRS) mode. The mission team took MIRI offline while they …

With JWST fully operational again, we get images like this: Saturn’s Moon Titan Read More »

Neuroscience News logo for mobile.

Major mammalian brain discovery surprises researchers – Neuroscience News

Summary: V-ATPase, a vital enzyme that enables neurotransmission, is able to turn on and off randomly, even when taking breaks of several hours. Source: University of Copenhagen In a new breakthrough to better understand the mammalian brain, researchers from the University of Copenhagen have made an incredible discovery. Namely, a vital enzyme that activates brain …

Major mammalian brain discovery surprises researchers – Neuroscience News Read More »

Dungeness crab fishing season in Monterey Bay delayed again

Dungeness crab fishing season in Monterey Bay delayed again

Dungeness crab fishing season in Monterey Bay delayed again Updated: 3:18 PM PST November 23, 2022 Hide transcript View Transcript CHRISTIAN, WHY THE EXTENDED DEADLINE? ONCE AGAIN, IT IS ABOUT SAVING THE WHALES. I HAVE TALKED TO SOME PEOPLE IN THE CRAB INDUSTRY HERE IN SANTA CRUZ MANY SAY THEY ARE DISAPPOINTED BUT NOT SURPRISED. …

Dungeness crab fishing season in Monterey Bay delayed again Read More »

Osage Nation students chat with the first Indigenous woman in space on NASA's downlink from the ISS

Osage Nation students chat with the first Indigenous woman in space on NASA’s downlink from the ISS

The International Space Station astronaut provided an exciting glimpse of space for young Osage on November 23, 2022. On Wednesday, Osage Nation students had the opportunity to ask NASA astronaut Nicole Mann questions about all things space. Through a remote video link from the International Space Station in Pawhuska, Mann, a member of the Wailacki …

Osage Nation students chat with the first Indigenous woman in space on NASA’s downlink from the ISS Read More »

Mars rover unearths intriguing clues in hunt for life beyond Earth

Mars rover unearths intriguing clues in hunt for life beyond Earth

Comment this story Comment Deep in a shallow crater on Mars, NASA’s Perseverance rover has touched what scientists hope is dirt. The Martian rocks excavated by the rover show signs of an aquatic past and are loaded with the kind of organic molecules that underlie life as we know it. Scientists collaborating on the mission …

Mars rover unearths intriguing clues in hunt for life beyond Earth Read More »

Adapting to a hotter planet has never been more important, and progress has been made at COP27

Adapting to a hotter planet has never been more important, and progress has been made at COP27

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public domain As the COP27 climate summit drew to a close this weekend, it is important to recognize that progress has been made on climate adaptation, although more can be done. “Climate adaptation” is a term that refers to how countries adapt to the impacts of climate change. This could be, for example, …

Adapting to a hotter planet has never been more important, and progress has been made at COP27 Read More »

Adapting to a hotter planet has never been more important, and progress has been made at COP27

Adapting to a hotter planet has never been more important, and progress has been made at COP27

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public domain As the COP27 climate summit drew to a close this weekend, it is important to recognize that progress has been made on climate adaptation, although more can be done. “Climate adaptation” is a term that refers to how countries adapt to the impacts of climate change. This could be, for example, …

Adapting to a hotter planet has never been more important, and progress has been made at COP27 Read More »

Manchin permit deal is a major setback for environmental justice

Manchin permit deal is a major setback for environmental justice

In September, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Michael Regan held a press conference in Warren County, North Carolina, to announce the creation of a new national office. charged with advancing environmental justice and civil rights. That same month, the county commemorated 40 years since its predominantly black residents marched to a nearby landfill to protest …

Manchin permit deal is a major setback for environmental justice Read More »