Do dogs really see in just black and white?

Your faithful friend's view of the world is different than yours, but maybe not in the way you imagine.

Nancy Dreschel, Associate Teaching Professor of Small Animal Science, Pennsylvania State University • conversation
July 2, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: dogs pets animals vision fox wolf curious-kids curious-kids-us senses cats colors wolves foxes dog sensory-perception photoreceptors

Group testing for coronavirus – called pooled testing – could be the fastest and cheapest way to increase screening nationwide

Screening multiple samples with a single test gets more people diagnosed using fewer supplies. Two health policy researchers explain how it works and how it could help the U.S.

Erin Trish, Associate Director, Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics and Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical and Health Economics, University of Southern California • conversation
July 2, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: covid-19 coronavirus sars-cov-2 testing diagnostic-tests rt-pcr swab-test red-cross

Nasa Mars rover: Perseverance launch pushed back again

The launch of Nasa's Mars rover Perseverance is delayed again to 30 July at the earliest.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
July 2, 2020 ~2 min

Tags: nasa-perseverance-mars-rover

Amazon fires at 13-year high in June

This early peak indicates a potentially devastating dry season ahead - perhaps even worse than 2019.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
July 2, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: conservation brazil jair-bolsonaro amazon-rainforest

The remote British village that built one of the fastest internet networks in the UK

Frustrated by the inability to get good internet, some Lancashire locals decided to dig a superfast connection in themselves.

Kira Allmann, Postdoctoral research fellow, University of Oxford • conversation
July 2, 2020 ~24 min

Tags: internet interdisciplinarity broadband in-depth insights-series grassroots community lancashire

Blindsight: a strange neurological condition that could help us explain consciousness

Some blind people seem to be able to see without being conscious of it.

Henry Taylor, Birmingham Fellow in Philosophy, University of Birmingham • conversation
July 2, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: brain neuroscience perception consicousness

The science of how you sound when you talk through a face mask

Worried you won't be understood while wearing a mask? Don't be. We studied how people sound while talking through fabric and the results are encouraging.

Dominic Watt, Senior Lecturer in Forensic Speech Science, University of York • conversation
July 2, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: covid-19 coronavirus linguistics speech face-masks coronavirus-insights

Learn from the pandemic to prevent environmental catastrophe, scientists argue

COVID-19 is comparable to climate and extinction emergencies, say scientists from the UK and US – all share features such as lagged impacts, feedback loops,

Cambridge University News • cambridge
July 2, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: climate-change conservation covid-19

Phil Evans: Briton to take top weather satellite agency job

Phil Evans, formerly at the UK Met Office, will be the new director general of Eumetsat.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
July 2, 2020 ~2 min

Tags: space-exploration

You can aid COVID-19 research with [email protected]

Got a computer? You can help resarchers learn more about the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 from your house with [email protected]

Julia Evangelou Strait-WUSTL • futurity
July 2, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: covid-19 research proteins computers featured health-and-medicine citizen-scientists

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