If there is any criticism to be made about the science of the book, it is that it doesn’t quite represent life on Earth in all its diversity as we understand it today. This is because most life on Earth is bacteria, and while we are grappling with the colossal importance of those myriad single cells, they are not very televisual, and the focus here is on the charismatic animals and plants that make for relatable stories. As in the TV series, there are Reithian principles running through the veins, arteries, xylem and phloem of Attenborough’s words: to inform, educate and entertain. It does all three and one more: inspire. … [Read more...] about Life on Earth by David Attenborough review – how has science changed in 40 years?
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"That Tony Fauci should become a rock star suggests to me that there's a lot of hunger out there to have good, accurate, understandable science information," said Reid, referring to the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. (Fauci has hit peak stardom with a bobblehead and cupcakes.) … [Read more...] about Confused by the science behind Covid-19? You’re not alone
He added: “As a young man, I felt I was out there in the wild, experiencing the untouched natural world – but it was an illusion. The tragedy of our time has been happening all around us, barely noticeable from day to day: the loss of our planet’s wild places, its biodiversity. I have been a witness to this decline, and this book contains my witness statement, and my vision for the future – the story of how we came to make this, our greatest mistake. And how, if we act now, we can yet put it right.” … [Read more...] about David Attenborough to publish ‘witness statement’ on climate crisis
Because the ice above the lake is incredibly clear, scientists think the water must be very cold. Liquid touching the ice, Orosei said, is probably between -14 and -22 degrees Fahrenheit. Although this is well below freezing, high concentrations of salt can keep water liquid at incredibly low temperatures, he explained. It's why trucks sprinkle salt on icy roads in winter. … [Read more...] about Water on Mars: Huge Lake Detected Below Red Planet’s Surface in ‘Major Milestone’ Discovery