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- Discarded COVID-19 PPE such as masks can be deadly to wildlifeby Anne Pinto-Rodrigues on April 12, 2021 at 6:10 pm
From entanglements to ingestion, two biologists are documenting the impact of single-use masks and gloves on animals around the world.
- Corals’ hidden genetic diversity corresponds to distinct lifestylesby Devin A. Reese on April 12, 2021 at 2:00 pm
Observation and DNA analysis expose identical reef corals as distinct species with unique ecologies, suggesting much greater coral biodiversity.
- How researchers can keep birds safe as U.S. wind farms expandby Jack J. Lee on April 12, 2021 at 10:00 am
Tracking bald eagle abundance and migrating whooping cranes provides a clearer picture of where wind turbines could be safely built.
- A trek under Thwaites Glacier’s ice shelf reveals specific risks of warm waterby Carolyn Gramling on April 9, 2021 at 6:00 pm
An underwater autonomous craft collected the first data on the chemistry of seawater eroding the icy underbelly of Antarctica’s Thwaites Glacier.
- A record-breaking, oxygen-starved galaxy may be full of gigantic stars’ shrapnelby Ken Croswell on April 9, 2021 at 10:00 am
The newly discovered galaxy may have once been home to stars more than 300 times as massive as the sun — a peek at conditions in the early universe.
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- First in Space: New Yuri Gagarin Biography Shares Hidden Side of Cosmonautby Pakinam Amer on April 12, 2021 at 11:00 pm
It’s been 60 years, to the day, since Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin was the first human to travel to space in a tiny capsule attached to an R-7 ballistic missile, a powerful rocket originally... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
- Celebrating Sixty Years of Humans in Spaceby Meghan Bartels, SPACE.com on April 12, 2021 at 7:45 pm
The anniversary of Yuri Gagarin’s historic voyage to orbit is a chance to reflect on how far human spaceflight has come—and where it’s going next -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
- Glacier Is Surging Down Denali Mountain in Alaskaby Chelsea Harvey, E&E News on April 12, 2021 at 7:15 pm
The slumping ice is moving 50 to 100 times faster than usual -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
- More Women Than Men Are Getting COVID Vaccinesby Laura Ungar, Kaiser Health News on April 12, 2021 at 6:15 pm
The reasons may include women’s roles as caregivers and their greater likelihood of seeking out preventive health care in general -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
- To Fight Climate Change: Grow a Floating Forest, Then Sink Itby Teresa L. Carey on April 12, 2021 at 3:00 pm
A fast-growing front in the battle against climate change is focused on developing green technologies aimed at reducing humankind’s carbon footprint, but many scientists say simply reducing... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com