People with diabetes were almost twice as likely to die with Covid and almost three times as likely to be critically or severely ill compared to those without diabetes.
Lower-mantle blobs may reveal relics of event going back to the Hadean
Three-dimensional rendition of seismic tomography results beneath Africa. Mantle with anomalously low S-wave speeds is show in red, orange and yellow. The faint grey overlay represents the extent of surface continental crust today – Horn of Africa at right and Cape Town at the lower margin – the blue areas near the top are oceanic crust on the floor of the Mediterranean Sea. (Image credit: Mingming Li/ASU)
The Fermi Paradox, Part 3
Interstellar space probe launches, ‘Man & the Stars’ Plate 11, Duncan Lunan continues his exploration of the scenarios for other space faring cultures
Solar Flare Caught in NASA Image
The Sun emitted a moderate solar flare on May 4, 2022
Signs of massive hydrocarbon burning at the end of the Triassic
By Steve Drury First PUBLISHED ON March 25, 2022 One of the ‘Big Five’ mass extinctions occurred at the end of the Triassic Period (~201 Ma), whose magnitude matches that of the more […]
Global Warming Impacting The Water Cycle
the average sea surface salinity of the world’ s seas and oceans during the period 2011-2018 / ICM-CSIC.
The Fermi Paradox, Part 2
“In 1974 Prof. Gerard O’Neill published his proposals for large free-flying settlements in space, following earlier suggestions by Tsiolkovsky, Bernal and others.”
The Sky Above You – May 2022
What can be seen in the night sky in May
Wonderful Discoveries Made: Re-Housing Aberdeen University’s Mollusc Collection
“These included a specimen of the rare ‘Crusty Nautilus’ Allonautilus scrobiculatus, found in a drawer labelled ‘miscellaneous’ which is now on display with several other interesting mollusc specimens in The Gallery of the Sir Duncan Rice Library until June this year.” Assistant Curator, Hannah Clarke
Have You Been Stargazing for Dark Sky Week?
“And high overhead and all moving about,/There were thousands of millions of stars.”