Rebalancing people, animals and the planet

On September 23, Slow Food presented its position paper on animal welfare, “Beyond welfare: We owe respect to animals” during Terra Madre – Salone Del Gusto, at the “All We Need Is Slow Farming” conference, in the presence of Andrea Gavinelli, Head of Animal Welfare Unit In the Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety of … Read more

Scientists trace high-energy particles to the sun’s plasma

Scientists may have discovered when and how the high-energy particles that bombard the Earth and other objects emerge from violent environments like sun atmosphere. These high-energy particles pose a threat to sensitive satellite technology And astronauts, and can even affect aircraft flying over the North Pole. Although researchers have been studying these particles for decades, … Read more

Genomic testing could be more useful for patients with chronic kidney disease

Genetic testing can benefit patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) as more causative genes are identified and evidence of clinical benefit is discovered. Genome testing for treatment Chronic kidney failure (CKD) has seen advances in areas where genomics can guide therapy. A review was posted on Current Opinion in Kidney Disease and Hypertension It was … Read more

The Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation is a Twitter sensation

What Oklahoma Agency tweets caught the attention of celebrities like Chrissy Teigen, Ryan Reynolds and Liz Fire? Believe it or not, it’s the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation. In the past year, the wildlife section has gotten rather interesting on Twitter. Unlike other government agencies whose social media posts are all-too-realistic and straight to the … Read more

Environmental groups have criticized a plan to reopen Michigan’s nuclear plant

Dozens of environmental groups submitted a letter to federal energy officials Friday pleading with them to deny funding to a New Jersey company seeking to reopen a nuclear plant in western Michigan. In a letter Friday to US Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm and Department of Energy officials, the groups argued that the Palisades power plant … Read more

Guest Columnist Rutherford H. Platt: Republicans Abandon the Planet

On Labor Day, 80 million people along the East Coast were under watch or flash flood warnings, while another 50 million in six western states were under severe heat warnings. With rain in parts of Georgia falling “once every 1,000 years,” Salt Lake City hit a record 103 degrees, and Long Beach, California, hit 108. … Read more

Surprising new features of mysterious fast radio bursts challenge current understanding

Technical rendering of the Five Hundred Meter Aperture Spherical Radio Telescope (FAST) in China. Credit: Jingchuan Yu Fast Radio Bursts – A deep and puzzling puzzle An international team of scientists reveals the evolving, magnetized environment and location of a surprising source of fast radio bursts in deep space – observations that challenge current understanding. … Read more

Kentucky Council considers draft steps analysis

A team of researchers with the goal of identifying racehorses at risk of catastrophic or career-ending injury by monitoring their strides submitted a Sept. 23 bid to the Kentucky Drug Research Council for horses to fund what they see as a final push toward potentially life-saving implementation. a program. KEDRC operates under the jurisdiction of … Read more

In planetary science circles, Venus is now all the rage

Artist’s concept of active volcanoes on Venus, depicting the subduction zone where the foreground is … [+] The crust sinks into the planet’s interior at the topographic trench. Source: NASA / JPL-Caltech / Peter Rubin Exoplanets are constantly stealing science thunder from some of the planets closest to us. But if there is any kind … Read more