Microsoft makes 'carbon negative' pledge

The tech giant pledges to remove all the carbon it has emitted since its founding in 1975.

BBC Science News | Jan. 16, 2020 | bbcnews
~1 mins   

Tags: climate-change

Teen brains are no match for fast food TV ads

Fast food advertisements on TV can prime teen brains to make unhealthy food choices, even when those ads are for salads and smoothies, new research shows.

Jared Wadley-Michigan | Jan. 16, 2020 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine advertising brains food teenagers

Ageism can shorten life expectancy

Ageism can have real consequences for the health of older people, including shorter life expectancy and reduced access to health care, researchers say.

Michael Greenwood-Yale | Jan. 16, 2020 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: featured health-and-medicine aging bias life-expectancy seniors stereotypes stress

Seabird die-off ‘has no precedent’

"The blob" is responsible for an unprecedented seabird die-off from California to Alaska in 2015 and 2016, say researchers who studied the common murres.

Michelle Ma-Washington | Jan. 16, 2020 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment featured birds climate-change conservation ecosystems fish oceans temperature

Police platform patrols create ‘phantom effect’ that cuts crime in Tube stations

A major experiment introducing proactive policing to Underground platforms finds that short bursts of patrolling create a “phantom effect”: 97% of the resulting crime reduction was during periods when police weren’t actually present. 

Cambridge University News | Jan. 16, 2020 | cambridge
~6 mins   

Tags: crime policing london criminology

Man arrested in Peru airport with 20 birds in suitcase

The Belgian traveller was trying to smuggle the protected species from Peru to Spain, officers say.

BBC Science News | Jan. 16, 2020 | bbcnews
~1 mins   

Tags: peru wildlife wildlife-conservation birds

'Rosalind Franklin' Mars rover edges closer to launch

Europe's six-wheeled robot completes more key tests ahead of its planned summer launch.

By Jonathan Amos | Jan. 16, 2020 | bbcnews
~4 mins   


History almost forgot this speech by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Listen in as professor Jason Miller shares the nearly forgotten history of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s 1966 speech in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Tracey Peake-NC State | Jan. 16, 2020 | futurity
~2 mins   

Tags: featured society-and-culture history race racism

Team sequences genome of elusive giant squid

Scientists have sequenced the entire genome of the giant squid, a 10-armed invertebrate believed to grow up to 42 feet and weigh close to 2,000 pounds.

Anders Buch-Larsen-Copenhagen | Jan. 16, 2020 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology evolution genomes sequencing squid

Blue light can boost healing for mild brain injuries

Blue light early in the morning can aid the healing process for mild traumatic brain injury, potentially because it gets people on the right sleep schedule.

Mikayla Mace-Arizona | Jan. 16, 2020 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine brains circadian-rhythms light sleep traumatic-injury

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