Remote Ireland community survived a millennium of environmental change

Journal Reference: Gill Plunkett, Graeme T. Swindles. Bucking the trend: Population resilience in a marginal environment. PLOS ONE, 2022; 17 (4): e0266680 DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0266680 There are numerous examples of past societies severely impacted by environmental changes, including climate change, natural disasters, and other dramatic ecological shifts contributing to food crises, epidemics, and other calamities. However, … Read more

Groundwater level threatens to fall in Germany due to climate change

Journal Reference: Andreas Wunsch, Tanja Liesch, Stefan Broda. Deep learning shows declining groundwater levels in Germany until 2100 due to climate change. Nature Communications, 2022; 13 (1) DOI: 10.1038/s41467-022-28770-2 Experts from BGR and KIT used AI-based forecast models to find out how climate change will affect groundwater resources in Germany in the 21st century. They … Read more

Deforestation drives climate change that harms remaining forest

Journal Reference: Yue Li, Paulo M. Brando, Douglas C. Morton, David M. Lawrence, Hui Yang, James T. Randerson. Deforestation-induced climate change reduces carbon storage in remaining tropical forests. Nature Communications, 2022; 13 (1) DOI: 10.1038/s41467-022-29601-0 Many climate scientists use computer simulations to mimic the planet’s climate as it exists today and how it may exist … Read more

Climatic variability might not drive evolutionary change as much as previously thought

Journal Reference: Andrew S. Cohen et al. Plio-Pleistocene environmental variability in Africa and its implications for mammalian evolution. PNAS, 2022 DOI: 10.1073/pnas.2107393119 Published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the study yields an African continent-wide synthesis of environmental variability during the Plio-Pleistocene, a period in Earth’s history that spans roughly the … Read more

Can artificial intelligence reveal why languages change over time?

Journal Reference: Naomi Caselli, Corrine Occhino, Bruno Artacho, Andreas Savakis, Matthew Dye. Perceptual optimization of language: Evidence from American Sign Language. Cognition, 2022; 224: 105040 DOI: 10.1016/j.cognition.2022.105040 Deaf studies scholar Naomi Caselli and a team of researchers found that American Sign Language (ASL) signs that are challenging to perceive — those that are rare or … Read more

Estimates of the carbon cycle – vital to predicting climate change – are incorrect, new researchers show

Journal Reference: Jinshi Jian, Vanessa Bailey, Kalyn Dorheim, Alexandra G. Konings, Dalei Hao, Alexey N. Shiklomanov, Abigail Snyder, Meredith Steele, Munemasa Teramoto, Rodrigo Vargas, Ben Bond-Lamberty. Historically inconsistent productivity and respiration fluxes in the global terrestrial carbon cycle. Nature Communications, 2022; 13 (1) DOI: 10.1038/s41467-022-29391-5 The estimate of how much carbon dioxide plants pull from … Read more

‘An underutilized software:’ UV-LED lights can kill coronaviruses and HIV with the flip of a change, study finds

‘An underutilized software:’ UV-LED lights can kill coronaviruses and HIV with the flip of a change, study finds – NovLink Home Mash C ‘An underutilized software:’ UV-LED lights can kill coronaviruses and HIV with the flip of a change, study finds We wish to give thanks to the writer of this article for this amazing … Read more

New research shows what it takes to make society change for the better

Journal Reference: Laurent Hébert-Dufresne, Timothy M. Waring, Guillaume St-Onge, Meredith T. Niles, Laura Kati Corlew, Matthew P. Dube, Stephanie J. Miller, Nicholas J. Gotelli, Brian J. McGill. Source-sink behavioural dynamics limit institutional evolution in a group-structured society. Royal Society Open Science, 2022; 9 (3) DOI: 10.1098/rsos.211743 The research, conducted by the University of Maine, University … Read more

Technology has the potential to change the patient-provider relationship

Journal Reference: David A Haggstrom, Thomas Carr. Uses of Personal Health Records for Communication Among Colorectal Cancer Survivors, Caregivers, and Providers: Interview and Observational Study in a Human-Computer Interaction Laboratory. JMIR Human Factors, 2022; 9 (1): e16447 DOI: 10.2196/16447 Personal health records are different from electronic health records because they are used by the patient … Read more

Longer, more intense allergy seasons could result from climate change

Journal Reference: Yingxiao Zhang, Allison L. Steiner. Projected climate-driven changes in pollen emission season length and magnitude over the continental United States. Nature Communications, 2022; 13 (1) DOI: 10.1038/s41467-022-28764-0 By the end of this century, pollen emissions could begin 40 days earlier in the spring than we saw between 1995 and 2014. Allergy sufferers could … Read more

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