Scientists warn of slow progress towards United Nations biodiversity targets — ScienceDaily

Scientists from the United States and Brazil warn that the current global progress toward United Nations (UN) sustainability goals is not fast enough to avert the biodiversity crisis. A scientific team led by the California Academy of Sciences evaluated progress toward current biodiversity targets put forth by the UN Convention for Biological Diversity specifically aimed […]

A damming trend — ScienceDaily

Hundreds of dams are being proposed for Mekong River basin in Southeast Asia. The negative social and environmental consequences — affecting everything from food security to the environment — greatly outweigh the positive changes of this grand-scale flood control, according to new research by Michigan State University. The results, published in the current issue of […]

Treatment shown to improve the odds against bone marrow cancer — ScienceDaily

Hope has emerged for patients with a serious type of bone marrow cancer as new research into a therapeutic drug has revealed improved outcomes and survival rates. In the largest study of its kind, researchers at Newcastle University, UK, have led national research into the treatment of patients with newly diagnosed myeloma. The results, published […]

6 of the Longest Experiments Ever

From the bell that hasn’t stopped ringing, to observing evolution in action, SciShow presents 6 of the Longest Experiments Ever. Hosted by: Hank Green ———- Support SciShow by becoming a patron on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/scishow ———- Dooblydoo thanks go to the following Patreon supporters—we couldn’t make SciShow without them! Shout out to Kevin, Bealer, Mark Terrio-Cameron, […]

Ada Lovelace: Great Minds

Ada Lovelace, Daughter of Lord Byron, was somehow the first author of a computer program…even though she lived more than a century before the first modern computer. Like SciShow? Want to help support us, and also get things to put on your walls, cover your torso and hold your liquids? Tardigrade Poster: http://vid.io/xom SciShow Mug: […]

Wasp Nests and Bee Hives

How can you tell the difference between a yellowjacket and a hornet? And how much cosmic XP do you need to evolve a wasp into a bee? Follow the insect that stung you, and discover the fascinating world of wasp nests and bee hives. This episode brought to you in part by Audible.com Go to […]

How complexity science can quickly detect climate record anomalies — ScienceDaily

The history of our climate is written in ice. Reading it is a matter of deciphering the complex signals pulled from tens of thousands of years of accumulated isotopes frozen miles below the surface of Antarctica. When making sense of the massive amount of information packed into an ice core, scientists face a forensic challenge: […]

Quantum chemical calculations on quantum computers — ScienceDaily

Quantum computing and quantum information processing technology have attracted attention in recently emerging fields. Among many important and fundamental issues in nowadays science, solving Schroedinger Equation (SE) of atoms and molecules is one of the ultimate goals in chemistry, physics and their related fields. SE is “First Principle” of non-relativistic quantum mechanics, whose solutions termed […]