Nature

More than 1,000 Fires Devastate Israel in Under Two Days

TEL AVIV – More than 1,000 fires — many of which were sparked by IEDs sent over the Gaza border and fueled by extreme weather — devastated towns and forests and farmlands over less than two days, forcing thousands to evacuate their homes. 

An Israeli flag is pictured in front of vehicles that were badly damaged by a fire amidst extreme heat wave in the village of Mevo Modi'im, in central Israel on May 24, 2019. (Photo by JACK GUEZ / AFP) (Photo credit should read JACK GUEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

Shock Study: Plants Can Adapt To Global Warming…

A study in Nature has confirmed what to many non-climate-scientists is probably blindingly obvious: far from being traumatised by global warming, plants simply adapt to it. Here’s the abstract of the study, lead authored by Professor Peter Reich, an ecologist and

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Study: Global Warming Has Saved Us From a New Ice Age

Man-made global warming is our friend. According to a study in Nature, the extra CO2 generated by our burning of fossil fuels has postponed the next ice age for at least 100,000 years. The new research, published in the journal Nature, examined the

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Study: Violent Crime ‘Caused’ by Air Pollution

In a new study published by the National Bureau of Economic Research, scientists from the University of California, Davis and the Harvard University Center for the Environment suggest that violent crime is precipitated by air pollution.

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Mount Everest Shifted Southwest Due to Nepal Earthquake

(AFP) BEIJING: The world’s tallest peak, Mount Everest, moved three centimetres (1.2 inches) to the southwest because of the Nepal earthquake that devastated the country in April, Chinese state media reported on Tuesday.

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Chinese Scientists Modify Embryos as Scientists Lash Out

Chinese scientists genetically modified human embryos for the first time in history, receiving backlash from the international community. Junjiu Huang, a gene-function researcher at Sun Yat-sen University, and his group clarified that they used non-viable embryos for their experiment.

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