Science Friday

Brain fun for curious people.

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Gut Fungi, Olympic Challenges, Planetary Seismology. July 30, 2021, Part 2


Getting To Know The Fungus Among Us (In Our Guts) Your gut microbiome is composed of more than bacteria—a less populous, but still important, resident is fungi. Many people’s lower digestive tract is home to the yeast Candida albicans, the species implica


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New CDC Mask Rules, Viral Persistence, Disaster Preparedness. July 30, 2021, Part 1


With Delta Rising, New Rules On Masks And Vaccines This week, the CDC released new guidelines for mask use in the U.S., just months after many cities and towns relaxed mask mandates. The guidance says that “to reduce their risk of becoming infected with t


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Shellfish Deaths, Chemical Safety, Humpback Songs. July 23, 2021, Part 2


Billions Of Sea Creatures, Lost To Heat Waves A couple weeks ago, the Pacific Northwest saw record-breaking temperatures. News coverage captured countless people suffering, and dying, during triple-digit heat the region had never seen before. Portland and


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Surgeon General, Blockchain. July 23, 2021, Part 1


Flooding Worldwide Fits Climate Change Models While the western United States is burning again this summer, other parts of the world are drowning. Germany, Belgium, and China saw floods this week after intense rainstorms that dropped many inches of rain i


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Songbird Mystery, Sweat, Betelgeuse. July 16, 2021, Part 2


Songbirds Suffer Mystery Illness From The East Coast To The Midwest The reports started in late May: Songbirds in Washington, D.C. and neighboring regions were being found dead, often with swollen and crusty eyes. In the days that followed, similar sighti


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New Battery Technology, COVID Rise From Unvaccinated Populations. July 16, 2021, Part 1


Research For New Battery Technology Is Gaining Steam As countries around the world set their goals for decarbonizing their economies, it’s becoming clear that batteries may play a pivotal role in smoothing out the peaks and valleys of solar and wind power


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African Wild Dogs, Spotted Lanternfly, Seashells. July 9, 2021, Part 1


Sniffing Out How To Save African Wild Dogs One of the most endangered mammals on Earth, African wild dogs are known for their oversized ears, social bonds, and highly efficient hunting style. That predatory nature is now contributing to their threatened s


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John McPhee’s Annals Of The Former World. July 9, 2021, Part 2


Writing, Like Geology, Requires A Little Digging When author John McPhee first considered the piece of writing that would become his 1998 book, Annals of the Former World, he envisioned a short, un-bylined article in The New Yorker, in which he would visi


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Garden Hotline, Benjamin Franklin. July 2, 2021, Part 2


The Science Of Your Summer Vegetable Garden Planting and tending to a vegetable garden is both an art and a science. If all goes well, you’ll be enjoying delicious homemade salads all summer long. But if your tomatoes get too little water, or if the soil


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Extreme Heat, COVID Delta Variant, Poe’s Science. July 2, 2021, Part 1


The Alarming Impacts Of Extreme Heat This week, the Pacific Northwest was hit by a record breaking heat wave, with temperatures rising as high as 116 degrees Fahrenheit in Portland, Oregon. Experts say of all the extreme weather events brought on by clima


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