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21 articles from SATURDAY 10.2.2024
A ‘raft of unanswered questions’ remain as Australia’s first psychedelic therapy clinic opens
Tattle Life, an anonymous gossip forum, has been described as "the most toxic place on the internet." "Fake boobs, fake teeth, fake nose, fake life," "Career is down the drain; she's still so vain!" and "Always the wedding guest but never the bride" are just a selection of the thread titles on the site.
'A deeply troubling discovery': Earth may have already passed the crucial 1.5°C warming limit
Costing $24,000 for nine months, some experts say more evidence is needed on effectiveness of MDMA and psilocybin treatments Get our morning and afternoon news emails, free app or daily news podcastAustralia’s first psychedelic therapy clinic opened its doors this week, charging patients $24,000 for nine months of treatment.But even the Melbourne clinic admits there are still many unknowns about...
Asthma of the oesophagus: the alarming rise of a rare inflammatory condition
Global temperatures have already exceeded 1.5°C warming and may pass 2°C later this decade, according to a world-first study I led. The worrying findings, based on temperature records contained in sea sponge skeletons, suggest global climate change has progressed much further than previously thought.
Which came first: Black holes or galaxies?
The little-known digestive disease is hard to diagnose but can affect swallowing and require emergency treatmentLisa Thornton was heavily pregnant and in her early 30s when she noticed the feeling of a blockage in her oesophagus, the muscular food pipe that connects the mouth to the stomach. “At the time, I just thought it was just the pregnancy,” says Thornton, now 50, who lives in the New...
Saturday Citations: Dark matter, a bug, and the marriageability of baritones
Black holes not only existed at the dawn of time, they birthed new stars and supercharged galaxy formation, a new analysis of James Webb Space Telescope data suggests.
Dial it up to Category 6? As warming stokes storms, some want a bigger hurricane category
"Oh, hello. I didn't see you there. I was just editing a weekly roundup of science news stories for Saturday morning." This is the first line from my autobiographical one-man play about having multiple Firefox tabs open.
Researchers demonstrate multi-photon state transfer between remote superconducting nodes
A handful of super powerful tropical storms in the last decade and the prospect of more to come has a couple of experts proposing a new category of whopper hurricanes: Category 6.
Einstein on the run: how the world’s greatest scientist hid from Nazis in a Norfolk hut
Over the past few decades, quantum physicists and engineers have been trying to develop new, reliable quantum communication systems. These systems could ultimately serve as a testbed to evaluate and advance communication protocols.
New 3D printing method uses ice to build a template for artificial blood vessels in engineered tissue
The physicist’s refuge from assassins on a British heath changed the course of history, as a new docudrama showsIn September 1933, a humble wooden hut on a secluded Norfolk heath became the improbable location of one of the most important hideouts in history.Nearly a century later, the rarely told story of the three weeks Albert Einstein spent holed up in a heathland bothy, on the run from Nazi...
It may be too late to stop the great election disinformation campaigns of 2024 but we at least have to try
Over 100,000 individuals in the United States are currently in need of organ transplants. The demand for organs, such as hearts, kidneys, and livers, far exceeds the available supply and people sometimes wait years to receive a donated organ. Approximately 6,000 Americans die while waiting each year.
Melting ice roads cut off Indigenous communities in northern Canada
Global liberal democracy faces a near-unprecedented list of digital threats in 2024 as the increasing exploitation of AI and the rampant spread of disinformation threaten the integrity of elections in more than 60 countries. And we are woefully unprepared.
Ocean system that moves heat gets closer to collapse, which could cause weather chaos, study says
Melting ice roads cut off Indigenous communities in Canada's far north as unseasonably warm weather on Friday also saw its largest city, Toronto, break a winter heat record.
Researchers use satellites to analyze global reef biodiversity
An abrupt shutdown of Atlantic Ocean currents that could put large parts of Europe in a deep freeze is looking a bit more likely and closer than before as a new complex computer simulation finds a "cliff-like" tipping point looming in the future.
Is Iceland entering a new volcanic era?
Researchers used Earth-orbiting satellites to map coral reef biodiversity at a global scale to show that areas of high habitat diversity also have high species diversity. This new satellite mapping technique can help guide future efforts to identify and protect highly biodiverse reefs, according to the University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine, Atmospheric, and Earth Science research team...
Scientists think eruptions on the Reykjanes Peninsula could continue for decades or even centuries.