Citizen science on a yacht – how you can help effect change

James Devoy on conducting citizen science on a yacht and why it is something anyone taking on a passage can engage with The notion of conducting scientific research or citizen science on a yacht can sound intimidating. It conjures up images of experts in white coats, working in clinical laboratories. The idea that the average … Read more

Commentary: Overhyped Alzheimer’s treatments betrayed patients’ hopes. Here’s how science should change | Community

America’s science policies are changing. America’s scientists need to change with them. The recent controversies over the Food and Drug Administration’s accelerated approval of an Alzheimer’s treatment are a lesson in the costs of failing to do so. A year ago, the FDA fast-tracked Biogen’s aducanumab – the first new Alzheimer’s drug in almost 20 … Read more

What protections are available to people displaced by climate change?

Climate change will impact all our lives in the coming years and many people will experience extreme events due to climate change resulting in displacement, both internally and across international borders. This has become the reality for some already within low-lying archipelago islands within the South Pacific, such as Tuvalu and Kiribati. Despite the certainty … Read more

Integrating Climate Change, Decarbonization, and Just Transition Considerations Into Extractive Industry Contracts

Integrating Climate Change, Decarbonization, and Just Transition Considerations Into Extractive Industry Contracts by Martin Dietrich Brauch and Perrine Toledano |June 24, 2022 Photo by Tom Fisk on Pexels The relevance of climate change to the mining, oil, and gas sectors reaches well beyond the physical risks and impacts of climate change on business operations and … Read more

No Evidence of Structural Brain Change From Short-Term Meditation

Researchers found no significant differences in brain structure between the group participating in a Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction course and either control group. A new study finds no indication of structural brain change with short-term mindfulness training New evidence revealed in the mid-twentieth century that the brain might be “plastic,” and that experience could cause changes … Read more

Kansas Geological Survey project aims to help agricultural communities prepare for risks of climate change in the Kansas River basin and eastern Great Plains

LAWRENCE – A new project based at the Kansas Geological Survey at the University of Kansas aims to help rural communities on the eastern Great Plains, including in eastern Kansas, manage agricultural and water resources today and prepare for potential risks posed by a changing climate in the future. The four-year project, Sustainable Adaptations to … Read more

 Alzheimer’s drug approval illustrates science’s need for change

America’s science policies are changing. America’s scientists need to change with them. The recent controversies over the Food and Drug Administration’s accelerated approval of an Alzheimer’s treatment are a lesson in the costs of failing to do so. A year ago, the FDA fast-tracked Biogen’s Aduhelm (aducanumab) – the first new Alzheimer’s drug in almost … Read more

Climate change is coming for the dairy industry

Higher average temperatures and more frequent heat waves are likely to occur due to climate change. This week, about 20 percent of people in the United States are estimated to experience temperatures greater than 100 degrees Fahrenheit. Meanwhile, recent heatwaves in India and Pakistan have resulted in at least 90 deaths and a 10 to … Read more

Frozen sand dunes created by climate change

Editor’s Note – This CNN Travel series is, or was, sponsored by the country it highlights. CNN retains full editorial control over subject matter, reporting and frequency of articles and videos within the sponsorship, in compliance with our policy. Al Wathba, Abu Dhabi (CNN) – Drive an hour or so southeast out of the city … Read more