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Jan 27, 2023

What is steel scrap and how can it help us reach net zero?

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Recycled steel scrap is a low-emitting source of the metal – but we must improve how it is collected and produced in order to help decarbonize the steel industry.

Jan 27, 2023

Humans Have Degraded More Than A Third Of The Amazon Rainforest, Researchers Say

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More than one-third of the Amazon rainforest has been degraded by humans, according to a study published Thursday in the journal Science.

Degradation is different from deforestation, the researchers note, as it represents long-term changes in forest conditions that damages its ecosystem and results in carbon emissions greater to those from deforestation.


New estimates are larger than what scientists previously believed.

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Jan 27, 2023

Twitter co-founder: Future ‘does not look good,’ highlights Mastodon

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He gave a revealing interview where he discussed whether Twitter would be around “forever.”

Twitter’s co-founder Biz Stone gave a revealing interview to The Guardia.


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Jan 27, 2023

The World In 2050 | A Look Into The Future Technology Events That Will Happen By 2050

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Jan 27, 2023

Researchers identify neurons that ‘learn’ to smell a threat

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Whether conscious of it or not, when entering a new space, we use our sense of smell to assess whether it is safe or a threat. In fact, for much of the animal kingdom, this ability is necessary for survival and reproduction. Researchers at the Del Monte Institute for Neuroscience at the University of Rochester are finding new clues to how the olfactory sensory system aids in threat assessment and have found neurons that “learn” if a smell is a threat.

“We are trying to understand how animals interact with smell and how that influences their behavior in threatening social and non-social contexts,” said Julian Meeks, Ph.D., principal investigator of the Chemosensation and Social Learning Laboratory. “Our recent research gives us valuable tools to use in our future work and connects specific sets of neurons in our to the memory of threatening smells.”

How the brain responds to a social threat may be guided by smell. In , researchers have identified a specific set of neurons in the accessory olfactory system that can learn the scent of another mouse that is a potential threat. These findings are described in a paper recently published in The Journal of Neuroscience.

Jan 27, 2023

UK: $18.5 Billion wasted on unused Covid supplies | World News | English News | WION

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The Department of Health has wasted a total of $18.5 Billion on unused Covid supplies. This has prompted heavy criticism from the Whitehall spending watchdog. Watch further to know more.
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Jan 26, 2023

This is the type of life that I want

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Ji didn’t only stick with it; in the fall semester, she ran rehearsals and organized concerts as co-director. She also served as president and is now an historian going into her final undergraduate semester.

Pursuing interdisciplinary interests

Whether exploring poetry, scientific research, or challenging historical norms to make student life at MIT more inclusive, Ji is deliberate about doing things her own way.

Jan 26, 2023

4-year-old boy who taught himself to read at 2 joins Mensa UK

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Teddy Hobbs’ IQ score, which was reported by the Times, places him in the 99.5 percentile for his age.

Teddy Hobbs’ mother, Beth, didn’t know what to make of her two-year-old toddler when he made sounds while playing on his tablet. Later, the parents realized he was sounding out numerals in Mandarin.

Now four, Teddy, of Portishead, Somerset in England, can count to 100 in six non-native languages and is the UK’s youngest member of the high-IQ Mensa society. Mensa is an organization, the largest and oldest high-IQ society, for people who score high on a standardized approved IQ test. Mensa accepts people who score at the 98th percentile or higher on an approved intelligence test.

Jan 26, 2023

No, Earth’s Inner Core Is Not Reversing The Direction Of Its Spin

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Science is hard. Writing about science can be hard too, although it’s almost never as hard as doing actual science. And yet we science writers tend to get the science wrong a lot. This appears to be the case, to a rather stunning extent, in the instance of the reporting this week around new findings that researchers say shows the rotation of Earth’s inner core is slowing down relative to the spin of the mantle above it.

It helps to visualize this: Earth’s inner core is a solid ball that is surrounded by a fluid outer core. This is how it can rotate at a different pace compared to the planet’s outer layers — it’s essentially spinning at its own pace in a molten ocean at the center of our world… More.

Jan 26, 2023

This startup hopes to take on Canva, raising an $11.6M Series A for its design platform

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Despite Canva being worth in the region of $26 billion, it appears startups feel there is still plenty to be mined from this ;easy-to-use design platform’ arena. Admittedly, Professional Adobe tools remain fiddly for most people. Perhaps that’s why Berlin-based startup.

Kittl has now raised an €10.8 million ($11.6 million) Series A for its design platform which it claims allow people to “easily turn ideas into graphic products”.

The latest funding round was led by Left Lane Capital. Also participating was Europe’s Speedinvest and a number of angel investors including Intercom Co-Founder Des Traynor, former Bebo CEO Shaan Puri, and product leaders from Calm, Amazon and Instagram.

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