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Neil deGrasse Tyson: Politicians, Stop ‘Cherry-Picking Science’ for Political Gain

Neil deGrasse Tyson: Politicians, Stop ‘Cherry-Picking Science’ for Political Gain

Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson participated in a Q&A panel on Monday night with doctors, mathematicians and other scientists. The panelists took questions on topics including climate change, extraterrestrial life and artificial intelligence. Tyson said it’s “one of the great tragedies of modern society that we have politicians who are cherry-picking science in the interest of social, cultural, political or religious belief systems.” Neil […]

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    Extreme Heat Triggers Sex Change in Lizards

    Extreme Heat Triggers Sex Change in Lizards

    Climate change may cause gender switching. Now, there’s a line to motivate conservative politicians to cut carbon pollution. Extreme heat caused by climate change may eliminate male bearded dragons. Photo credit: Arthur Georges Let me explain. A team of ecologists has proven that temperature, not just genetics, plays a role in determining the sex of […]

    Satellite Data Shows Underground Aquifers Are Running Out of Water

    Satellite Data Shows Underground Aquifers Are Running Out of Water

    The planet’s great subterranean stores of water are running out—and nobody can be sure how much remains to supply billions of people in the future. Satellite instruments used to measure the flow from 37 underground aquifers between 2003 and 2013 have revealed that at least one-third of them were seriously stressed—with little or almost no […]