Prof Dr Michael E. Mann Elected to The National Academy of Sciences

In a well-deserved press release, The National Academy of Sciences this evening announced the election of Prof Dr Michael E. Mann. As director of The Earth System Science Center, and distinguished professor of atmospheric science, Department of Meteorology and Atmospheric Science, Pennsylvania State University, Michael Mann said he was humbled by his election. For those who …

“Despite Corona, the climate crisis cannot be permanently muted” – Luisa Neubauer

L. Neubauer on the global climate strike baring politics  (translated with Google from the German). "The corona crisis poses many challenges for politics. It's now about directional decisions. In these times, however, these should also apply to climate policy, says climate activist Luisa Neubauer. Because in this crisis, politics is showing its true face. "Thanks …

Apollo 11 quarantine lessons apply to coronavirus – Buzz Aldrin

“We Americans are resilient, never more than when challenged with something new, a big problem to figure out.  Even in a crisis — this one tied to our health, safety, and economic well-being — we tend to shine. With time on our hands, let’s use it well. “Time on My Hands” is a famous song title used by …

“A Structure-Based Model for the Complete Transcription Cycle of Influenza Polymerase” – Cell

Joanna M. Wandzik, European Molecular Biology Laboratory, 71 Avenue des Martyrs, CS 90181, 38042 Grenoble Cedex 9, France Stephen Cusack, European Molecular Biology Laboratory, 71 Avenue des Martyrs, CS 90181, 38042 Grenoble Cedex 9, France "Summary "Influenza polymerase uses unique mechanisms to synthesize capped and polyadenylated mRNAs from the genomic viral RNA (vRNA) template, which …

“Dietary countermeasure mitigates simulated spaceflight-induced osteopenia in mice” – Nature Open Access

* Sonette Steczina, Candice G. T. Tahimic, Megan Pendleton, Ons M’Saad, Moniece Lowe, Joshua S. Alwood, Bernard P. Halloran, Ruth K. Globus & Ann-Sofie Schreurs Scientific Reports 10, Article number: 6484 (2020) Published: 16 April 2020 Abstract "Spaceflight is a unique environment that includes at least two factors which can negatively impact skeletal health: microgravity …

“Water Scarcity in the Era of the Pandemic” – Goma, DRC

My friend Helen lives in the UK.  She was at the forefront of the #FridaysForFuture climate strikes with her 'Save Congo Rainforest' signs.  She is becoming an amazing blogger and journalist.  Read for yourself... "The inhabitants of the city of Goma face daily hardship in accessing drinking water. This struggle has become a terrifying reality …

What Science?

I hear people speak about science as if it is leading us all in one direction.  Science doesn't do that.   Science is not passive.  Science is not for the weak-kneed or more to the point, weak-at-heart.  Science is for the courageous. When I became a poster judge at a recent Science 'Confab' and was told …

The Scientist

Taken from the University of Toronto Magazine “Climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe (BSc 1994 Victoria) is the director of the Climate Science Center at Texas Tech University. She was recently named one of the United Nations Champions of the Earth. One of the most frequent questions people ask her is “Is it too late to save …