Source: No asteroids needed: ancient mass extinction tied to ozone loss, warming climate | Science | AAAS
So although certainly a principle worth fighting for in some circumstances, freedom cannot exist without constraints. There is no such thing as complete freedom. Source: When Freedom Kills – Change Your Mind Change Your Life – Medium
Science fiction offers readers a way to rethink social dilemmas. Young people who are “hooked” on watching fantasy or reading science fiction may be on to something. Contrary to a common misperception that reading this genre is an unworthy practice, reading science fiction and fantasy may help young people cope, especially with the stress and …
The airborne lifetime of small speech droplets and their potential importance in SARS-CoV-2 transmission | PNAS
Source: The airborne lifetime of small speech droplets and their potential importance in SARS-CoV-2 transmission | PNAS Shuddupa You Face!
In just 50 years, 2 billion to 3.5 billion people, mostly the poor who can’t afford air conditioning, will be living in a climate that historically has been too hot to handle, a new study said. Source: Billions projected to suffer nearly unlivable heat in 2070
A key member of an expert panel advising the Government’s response to COVID-19 has voiced her frustrations at Australia’s staged shutdown approach, warning the death toll could potentially rise if the Government did not take a “go hard, go now approach”. ABC 2020-03-25 Well there you go.
It’s up to you: data shows coronavirus can only be controlled if eight out of 10 Aussies stay home – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
The success or failure of Australia’s coronavirus fight relies to a remarkable degree on just one thing, new modelling has found. Source: It’s up to you: data shows coronavirus can only be controlled if eight out of 10 Aussies stay home Very interesting! If it survives peer review and can be tested in some manner …
Trump’s EPA Fast-Tracks a Controversial Rule That Would Restrict the Use of Health Science | InsideClimate News
Researchers and environmental groups have called the proposal “reckless” and “unconscionable” in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic. Source: Trump’s EPA Fast-Tracks a Controversial Rule That Would Restrict the Use of Health Science | InsideClimate News
“The deontologist might well start with a justice argument: each person is individually valuable and should have an equal chance of health care,” says Anders Sandberg, a philosopher at the Future of Humanity Institute at the Oxford University. But if this is simply impossible, then the theory doesn’t hold. “As Kant said, “ought implies can,” …
Politicians have long said a candidate vaccine for COVID-19 might be available in 2021, but this means taking shorcuts to the laborious testing process for medicines. Source: Coronavirus Update: Vaccine Skips Important Animal Testing Phase, Straight To Human Trials Increasing the chance of a zombie apocalypse