Why your social media habit is probably not an addiction – new research

Researchers who study addictions have started to assess whether social media might be addictive.

Stephen Butler, Researcher in Cognitive Neuroscience, University of Strathclyde • conversation
April 16, 2021 ~5 min

Dinosaurs: how our understanding of what they looked like keeps changing

A transcript of episode 11 of The Conversation Weekly podcast, including an interview on Israel's foreign policy options following its recent election.

Daniel Merino, Assistant Editor: Science, Health, Environment; Co-Host: The Conversation Weekly Podcast • conversation
April 16, 2021 ~42 min

As extreme fires transform Alaska's boreal forest, deciduous trees put a brake on carbon loss and how fast the forest burns

A new study finds more deciduous trees like aspen are growing in after severe fires in the region, and that has some unexpected impacts.

Xanthe Walker, Assistant Research Professor, Northern Arizona University • conversation
April 15, 2021 ~8 min

As extreme fires transform Alaska's boreal forest, more aspen are coming in – that has an impact on future fires and the climate

A new study finds more deciduous trees like aspen are growing in after severe fires in the region, and that has some unexpected impacts.

Xanthe Walker, Assistant Research Professor, Northern Arizona University • conversation
April 15, 2021 ~8 min

Extreme wildfires are transforming Alaska's boreal forest – the result can slow future fires and climate impact

A new study finds deciduous trees are increasingly dominant after severe fires in the region, and that has some unexpected impacts.

Xanthe Walker, Assistant Research Professor, Northern Arizona University • conversation
April 15, 2021 ~8 min

As extreme fires transform Alaska's boreal forest, more aspen and birch are coming in – that can slow fires and their climate impact

A new study finds deciduous trees are increasingly dominant after severe fires in the region, and that has some unexpected impacts.

Xanthe Walker, Assistant Research Professor, Northern Arizona University • conversation
April 15, 2021 ~8 min

As extreme wildfires transform Alaska's boreal forest, more aspen and birch are coming in – that can slow fires and their climate impact

A new study finds deciduous trees are increasingly dominant after severe fires in the region, and that has some unexpected impacts.

Xanthe Walker, Assistant Research Professor, Northern Arizona University • conversation
April 15, 2021 ~8 min

As extreme fires transform Alaska's boreal forest, aspen and birch put a brake on carbon loss and how fast the forest burns

A new study finds deciduous trees are increasingly dominant after severe fires in the boreal forest, and that's having some unexpected impacts.

Xanthe Walker, Assistant Research Professor, Northern Arizona University • conversation
April 15, 2021 ~8 min

Prolonged brain dysfunction in COVID-19 survivors: A pandemic in its own right?

COVID-19 survivors often experience physical symptoms for months after their initial symptoms abate. Now, a large study shows that even more suffer from psychiatric and brain issues.

Chris Robinson, Assistant Professor of Neurology and Neurosurgery, University of Florida • conversation
April 15, 2021 ~7 min

Tiny beetle fossil reveals how insects greeted Earth's earliest flowers

Preserved in amber, a tiny beetle has shed light on the moment the world first burst into bloom.

Chenyang Cai, Research Fellow, School of Earth Sciences, University of Bristol • conversation
April 15, 2021 ~7 min

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