“Record high Pacific Arctic seawater temperatures and delayed sea ice advance in response to episodic atmospheric blocking”

Kodaira Tsubasa; Waseda Takuji; Nose Takehiko; Inoue, Jun. Scientific Reports (Nature Publisher Group); London Vol. 10, Iss. 1, (2020). This Open Access article in NATURE SCIENTIFIC REPORTS is available below. It is significant for showing the relationship of high Arctic seawater temperature, delayed sea ice formation, and advance to episodic atmospheric blocking, co-related to the …

Two types of warm blobs in the Northeast Pacific and their potential effect on the El Niño

Ziyan Chen Jian Shi, and Chun LiFirst published: 29 December 2020 This article has been accepted for publication and undergone full peer review but has not been through the copyediting, typesetting, pagination and proofreading process, which may lead to differences between this version and the Version of Record. Please cite this article as doi: 10.1002/joc.6991 …

Ms Eunice Newton Foote discovers Carbon Dioxide is mainly responsible for Global Warming

From the Lecture on John Tyndall from The Royal Institute (YouTube) Ms Foote (1819-1888) was an American scientist , an inventor, and a women's rights campaigner from Seneca Falls, New York. She was the first scientist known to have experimented on the warming effect of sunlight on different gas constituents of the atmosphere, and went on to show …

John Tyndall, The Irish physicist who led the research at the Royal Institute after Michael Faraday – demonstrating the reality of The Green House Effect

While we wait - as we must - fro the release of the 2020 Faraday Christmas Lectures from The Royal Institute, let us celebrate the 200th Birthday of John Tyndall! This lecture was prepared and released by the Royal Institute on 20NOV2020. Since the day is not known when John Tyndall was born, anytime around …

“Insight into the Mechanism of Carrier-Mediated Delivery of siRNA in the Cell Membrane Using MD Simulation”

Ipsita Basu and Prabal K. Maiti* cite as: Langmuir 2020, XXXX, XXX, XXX-XXX Publication Date: December 28, 2020 doi/10.1021/acs.langmuir.0c02871 Abstract "The effective translocation of small interfering RNA (siRNA) across cell membranes has become one of the main challenges in gene silencing therapy. In this study, we have carried out molecular dynamics simulations to investigate a systematic …

“Role of geostrophic currents in future changes of coastal upwelling in the California Current System”

Geophysical Research Letters Hui Ding, Michael A. Alexander, Michael G. Jacox First published: 28 December 2020  https://doi.org/10.1029/2020GL090768 "This article has been accepted for publication and undergone full peer review but has not been through the copyediting, typesetting, pagination and proofreading process, which may lead to differences between this version and the Version of Record. Please …

The California Gray Whale

In closing the first chapter, "The California Gray Whale" in his monumental book, The Marine Mammals of the Northwestern Pacific Coast of North America, Charles M. Scammon, a former whaler and whaling captain turned anti-whaler and environmentalist, says this, "This species of whale manifests the greatest affection for its young, and seeks the sheltered estuaries …

“COVID-19 is a Neurological Disease”

And unlike other diseases, it appears that the less-severe the traditional symptoms (e.g., fever, congestion, cough, or muscular aches) the greater the cognitive effects. We present five (5) PDF articles that are available via Common License or open access that have been published this past Fall tracking the neurological disease that is COVID-19... 41582_2020_article_386Download 1-s2.0-s0092867420310709-mainDownload …

The 2020 Faraday Christmas Lectures at The Royal Institute – A User’s Guide To The Planet from the podcast Outrage! + Optimism

https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9vdXRyYWdlYW5kb3B0aW1pc20ubGlic3luLmNvbS9yc3M/episode/NjI5MTdhYmItNGFhMy00N2FiLWI4NjQtMDUxNGM1ZjBjN2Vl?hl=en&ved=2ahUKEwiQmuyJ7-ntAhUm11kKHWslBqoQjrkEegQICBAF&ep=6 Did you contact your ISP, Cable, or Public Broadcast Channel and ask them when will they cover the "famous" Faraday Christmas Lectures presented on BBC 4, or how you might receive them - or more to the point - your children might receive them? OR Check out the Royal Institute website here, https://www.rigb.org/christmas-lectures

Some background and a few thoughts on evolution, phylogeny and new variants of SARS-CoV-2.

Figure 1: Phylogeny in terms of date from NEXTSTRAIN.ORG FIGURE 2: Phylogeny of SARS-CoV-2 from NEXTSTRAIN.ORG in terms of Divergence BACKGROUND From the NEXTSTRAIN website... "This phylogeny shows evolutionary relationships of hCoV-19 (or SARS-CoV-2) viruses from the ongoing novel coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. This phylogeny shows an initial emergence in Wuhan, China, in Nov-Dec 2019 followed …