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Eric Smalley
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freelance writer and editor
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Here, in my neck of the woods, is a cause for hope and an example to follow. Boston city councilor Michelle Wu read the IPCC report cover to cover. And in an email to constituents, she summarized the report, spelled out what it means for those of us here…
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Never, ever under-estimate the power of trees and other plants - a tribute to the work of Abigail Swann, a scientist operating on the edge of two disciplines to gain new insight
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Microplastics are spreading to new food chains via insects H/T World Economic Forum
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Endurance exercise training has beneficial effects on gut microbiota composition

According to recent research, endurance exercise training beneficially modifies gut microbiota composition. After six weeks of training, potentially inflammation causing microbes (Proteobacteria) decreased and microbes that are linked to enhanced metabolism (Akkermansia) increased. Even though there was no significant drop in the weight of the subjects, exercise had other beneficial health effects, says Academy of Finland research fellow Satu Pekkala from the Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences of the University of Jyväskylä. "We found that phospholipids and cholesterol in VLDL particles decreased in response to exercise. These changes are beneficial for cardiometabolic health because VLDL transports lipids from the liver to peripheral tissues, converts into 'bad' LDL cholesterol in the circulation, and thus has detrimental cardiovascular effects." Exercise training also decreased Vascular adhesion protein-1 activity, which can have beneficial anti-inflammatory effects especially on vasculature, though the underlying mechanisms could not be determined in this study.
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It’s been difficult to think about climate change during this time of deeply counterproductive practices and policies. Then the IPCC’s latest report came out. The impacts and costs of 2.7 degrees Fahrenheit (1.5 degrees Celsius) of global warming will be…
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Prof Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell, one of the UK's leading female astronomers is to donate her £2.3m winnings from a major science prize to fund women, under-represented ethnic minority and refugee students to become physics researchers.
Scholarship is to counter 'unconscious bias' in physics
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