Environmental Sciences

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Imagine a Dashner dystopia filled with ancient viral diseases that we once thought were gone. Imagine a world full of uncertainty with the virus-inflicted mob mentality where viruses play a crucial role in determining the behavioral changes that no one thought had qualitative or quantitative evidence to, where being a Frankenstein is no more a […]
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Planting trees to save the environment has been chanted like a mantra for decades now, but the extent to which trees could actually make a difference was still not clear until recently when Tom Crowther, a professor of global ecosystem ecology at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, published a study in Science […]
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Researchers at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, found that energy required to train a common AI model was equivalent to nearly five times the lifetime emissions of the average American car, including its manufacture! The paper specifically focused on determining carbon emissions for the subfield of AI called NLP (Natural-Language Processing). The researchers looked at […]
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With the world population estimated to reach a stunning 10 billion by 2050, 60 to 80 percent more food will be needed to feed everybody. This challenge will become even more formidable due to climate change and diseases that affect our crops over time. Plant breeding, however, is a painstakingly slow process and it takes […]
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Microscopic pieces of plastic pollution were discovered on sea surfaces years ago. However, now, when an attempt was made to search a section of ocean thoroughly, researchers were appalled to find that deep water harbored a greater density of these microplastics than the surface. Shockingly, more microplastic is found in the depths of the seemingly […]

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