WWF and CI launch Science Based Targets Network Ocean Hub

SBTN Ocean Hub officially launched its first workstream: Seafood Value Chains with help from CI and WWF. The announcement comes as world leaders meet in Lisbon, Portugal, for the United Nations Oceans Conference, focused on “Scaling up ocean action Based on science and innovation for the implementation of Goal 14: stocktaking, partnerships and solutions.” Aquaculture … Read more

The Pittsburgh Water Collaboratory at Pitt will host a regional network to improve water quality

Pitt’s Emily Elliott grew up near the Chesapeake Bay, which she said helped instill a respect for water – what it provides for people, the ecosystems it sustains and how it relies on the stewardship of those who live near it. Despite Pittsburgh’s three mighty rivers, Elliott says residents rarely share that same kind of … Read more

Social Isolation Actually Changes The Structure of Our Brains, Neuroimaging Reveals

Why do we get a buzz from being in large groups at festivals, jubilees and other public events? According to the social brain hypothesis, it is because the human brain specifically evolved to support social interactions. Studies have shown that belonging to a group can lead to improved wellbeing and increased satisfaction with life. Unfortunately … Read more

New 6G component provides speed, efficiency needed for next-gen network

Credit: F. Muhammad / Pixabay. Even though consumers won’t see it for years, researchers around the world are already laying the foundation for the next generation of wireless communications, 6G. An international team led by researchers at The University of Texas at Austin has developed components that will allow future devices to achieve increased speeds … Read more

Unistellar and SETI Institute Expand Worldwide Citizen-Science Astronomy Network

Unistellar and SETI Institute Expand Worldwide Citizen-Science Astronomy Network Press Release From: SETI Institute Posted: Wednesday, May 25, 2022 Thanks to the Lounsbery and Moore Foundations joining Unistellar and SETI Institute, new eyes on night skies. May 25, 2022, Marseilles, France and Mountain View, CA – The number of citizen scientists surveying the night sky … Read more

The West’s network of wildfire cameras is expanding

Across the Western United States, there’s a network of cameras streaming images of mountain peaks, coastal communities, quiet suburbs, and thick forests, revealing dramatic sunrises and the occasional wildlife encounter. The 24/7 feeds are free and accessible online, provided with the hope that the public will not only tune in but also look out for … Read more

The Cryptocurrency Crash Is Great News For The Rest of The World. Here’s Why

Cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin were meant to be used as digital cash. Instead, they’ve become popular as speculative investments. As well as being resource-intensive and inherently wasteful, cryptocurrencies are also incredibly volatile. Prices for the largest cryptocurrencies, Bitcoin and Ethereum, have both dropped by over 55 percent in six months, leading some to suggest that regulation … Read more

Announcing the Japan-U.S. Science Communication & Policy Fellowship Network Program

Announcing the Japan-US Science Communication & Policy Fellowship Network Program funded by The Japan Foundation. Applications due June 3. IRVINGTON, NEW YORK, USA, May 15, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ – The Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST) Foundation, the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University’s Center for Professional Development & Inclusive Excellence (C-HUB ), … Read more

Findings could help manage and build a resilient network of coral reefs — ScienceDaily

As the world sees rising ocean temperatures, it will also see more cases of coral bleaching. When corals bleach, they become more vulnerable to other stressors such as water pollution. However, many reefs harbor corals that persist despite warming oceans. Unraveling the complex issue of coral bleaching and its impact on their survival or death … Read more

Computational network science approach reveals new mechanisms for coronaviruses infections

A group of bat viruses related to SARS-CoV-2 can also infect human cells but uses a different and unknown entryway. While researchers are still honing in on how these viruses infect cells, the findings could help in the development of new vaccines that prevent coronaviruses from causing another pandemic. Publishing in the journal, eBioMedicine, a … Read more