Science

Warning climate change impacting on avalanche risk

Avalanche forecasters say they are seeing likely impacts of climate change high in Scotland’s mountains. The Scottish Avalanche Information Service said conditions were changing more rapidly and avalanches occurring in tighter spaces of time. It said named storms – such as 2021’s Storm Barra – brought short, significant periods of “proper winter”, raising the avalanche …

Warning climate change impacting on avalanche risk Read More »

You can now have your body composted after death in New York. Here’s how it works and why it’s greener.

A dummy body, right before composting begins.Recompose New York recently became the sixth state to legalize body composting after death. The procedure turns your remains into soil that your loved ones can use to grow a plant. Experts say it is a greener alternative to traditional burials. Here’s how it works. It was an unusual …

You can now have your body composted after death in New York. Here’s how it works and why it’s greener. Read More »

Pandemic-era stigma cost Asian restaurants $7.4B in lost revenue, new study finds

Stigma against Chinese cuisine in the first year of the pandemic cost Asian restaurants in the United States an estimated $7.4 billion in lost revenue in 2020, a recent study found. In a year in which tens of thousands of restaurants closed and many barely scraped by, the study — published online last week in …

Pandemic-era stigma cost Asian restaurants $7.4B in lost revenue, new study finds Read More »

A cosmetic dermatologist says he’s seeing ‘Ozempic face,’ or gaunt cheeks from taking the buzzy weight loss drug

A cosmetic dermatologist explains why some patients are using fillers to combat “Ozempic face” after taking the drug for weight loss.Getty Images A cosmetic dermatologist explained why he coined the term “Ozempic face,” named after the buzzy weight loss drug. “Ozempic face” occurs when a patient loses a lot of fat quickly, causing their skin …

A cosmetic dermatologist says he’s seeing ‘Ozempic face,’ or gaunt cheeks from taking the buzzy weight loss drug Read More »

Science has finally cracked the mystery of why so many people believe in conspiracy theories

People don’t buy into conspiracy theories because of ignorance or social isolation. They do it because of a more prevalent personality quirk: overconfidence.Getty Images; iStock; Alyssa Powell/Insider When it comes to the spread of cockamamie conspiracy theories, Twitter was a maximum viable product long before Elon Musk paid $44 billion for the keys. But as …

Science has finally cracked the mystery of why so many people believe in conspiracy theories Read More »

Oregon primate research facility under scrutiny after deaths

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A state lawmaker in Oregon is using thousands of pages of redacted documents he sought for more than a year to launch legislation demanding more accountability and oversight of a primate research facility with a long history of complaints. Incidents at the Oregon National Primate Research Center, associated with Oregon’s largest …

Oregon primate research facility under scrutiny after deaths Read More »