Days with both extreme heat and extreme air pollution are becoming more common – which can't be a good thing for global health

In South Asia, days with both extreme heat and extreme pollution are expected to increase 175% by 2050. Separately, the health effects are bad; together they will likely be worse.

Xiaohui Xu, Associate Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Texas A&M University • conversation
June 25, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: health climate-change pollution asthma models air-pollution heat india temperature lung-disease heatwave air-quality south-asia heatstroke

Why there isn’t a one-size-fits-all plan for states to reopen their economies

How and when the US economy reopens will look different state to state, and for good reasons. This Q&A explains why, and why some states are working together.

Hilary Godwin, Dean, School of Public Health, University of Washington • conversation
April 23, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: health covid-19 coronavirus politics models economy coronavirus-2020 us-economy mathematical-models states state-government us-governors

Harvard study models forelimbs of echidnas to shed light on evolution

Using a detailed, musculoskeletal model of an echidna forelimb, Harvard scientists are not only shedding light on how the little-studied echidna’s forelimbs work, but also opening a window into understanding how extinct mammals might have used those limbs.

Peter Reuell • harvard
Nov. 30, 2018 ~3 min

Tags:  science-technology  evolution  mammals  faculty-of-arts-and-sciences  fas  harvard  peter-reuell  reuell  echidna  echidnas  forelimb  mammal  mammal-evolution  models  monotreme  pierce  regnault  sophie-regnault  stephanie-pierce

Harvard study models forelimbs of echidnas to shed light on evolution

Using a detailed, musculoskeletal model of an echidna forelimb, Harvard scientists are not only shedding light on how the little-studied echidna’s forelimbs work, but also opening a window into understanding how extinct mammals might have used those limbs.

Peter Reuell • harvard
Nov. 30, 2018 ~3 min

Tags:  science-technology  evolution  mammals  faculty-of-arts-and-sciences  fas  harvard  peter-reuell  reuell  echidna  echidnas  forelimb  mammal  mammal-evolution  models  monotreme  pierce  regnault  sophie-regnault  stephanie-pierce

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