Revealed: how climate breakdown is supercharging toll of extreme weather
Guardian analysis shows human-caused global heating is driving more frequent and deadly disasters across the planet, in most comprehensive compilation to dateThe devastating intensification of extreme weather is laid bare today in a Guardian analysis that shows how people across the world are losing their lives and livelihoods due to more deadly and more frequent heatwaves, floods, wildfires and droughts brought by the climate crisis.The analysis of hundreds of scientific studies – the most comprehensive compilation to date – demonstrates beyond any doubt how humanity’s vast carbon emissions are forcing the climate t...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 4, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Damian Carrington Tags: Climate crisis Environment Science Extreme weather Greenhouse gas emissions World news Hurricane Harvey Source Type: news

Pain-relief shortage in poorer countries ‘due to stigma of US opioids crisis’
Palliative doctors call for relaxation of laws to redress huge unmet need for drugs among majority of world ’s populationPatients suffering chronic pain are being denied treatment in low-income countries because of restrictive laws and concerns about opioid addiction, which have been fuelled bythe crisis engulfing the US.Palliative doctors, who say there is a huge unmet need for pain-relief drugs in poorer countries, have called for laws to be relaxed and for the stigma around opioids to be addressed.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 4, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Kaamil Ahmed Tags: Global development Opioids Drugs Science Society Source Type: news

‘Magnificent’ jellyfish found off coast of Papua New Guinea sparks interest among researchers
Veteran diver struck by ‘intricate detail’ sent footage to be uploaded to Jellyfish appFollow our Australia news live blog for the latest updatesGet ourfree news app,morning email briefing ordaily news podcastA diver has captured footage of an unusual-looking jellyfish off the coast of Papua New Guinea, sparking interest among researchers.The video was captured by Dorian Borcherds, who owns Scuba Ventures in Kavieng, in the New Ireland province of PNG.Sign up to receive an email with the top stories from Guardian Australia every morningContinue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 4, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Lisa Favazzo Tags: Marine life Invertebrates Wildlife Environment Oceans Papua New Guinea Australia news Asia Pacific Science Source Type: news

‘There is hope’: expert writes guide to tackling procrastination
Psychology professor draws on 20 years of studying often crippling issue that can affect sufferers ’ careers and even healthHave you thought about tackling your procrastination but, you know … dog videos, shopping lists, catching up on Twitter, the last-ever episode of Neighbours with Mike and “plain Jane superbrain”, apparently.A Durham University professor and world-leading authority on procrastination is bidding to help.Fuschia Sirois has, over two decades of studying procrastination, heard so many heartbreaking stories that she is now publishing a research-based self-help guide offering insights and practical s...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 4, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Mark Brown Tags: Psychology Science Books Culture Source Type: news

James Lovelock and the legacy of his Gaia hypothesis – podcast
James Lovelock, the creator of the Gaia hypothesis, died last Tuesday on his 103rd birthday. Known as something of a maverick, the scientist and inventor was one of the most influential thinkers of the past century. Our global environment editor, Jonathan Watts, tells Madeleine Finlay about spending time with Lovelock for his forthcoming biography, the impact of the scientist ’s ideas and inventions on the modern world, and how his immense influence will continue to be felt in the critical decades aheadArchive: Met Office, NBC News, DW NewsContinue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 4, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Presented and produced by Madeleine Finlay, sound design by Tony Onuchukwu and the executive producer was Isabelle Roughol Tags: James Lovelock Science Environment Climate science Source Type: news

Perseid meteor shower 2022: how and where to watch in Australia
The annual meteor shower will peak on 13 August. Find out the best time to viewHow and where to photograph the meteor showers in Australian skyGet ourfree news app,morning email briefing ordaily news podcastAfter the night sky in Australia was illuminated by a trio of meteor showers – the Piscis Austrinids, the Southern Delta Aquariids and the Alpha Capricornids late last month, stargazers will be able to see the 2022 Perseid meteor shower peak on 13 August.The Perseids are considered byNasa to be “the best meteor shower of the year”. This year, however, they coincide with a full moon on 12 August, resulting in less ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 4, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Donna Lu Tags: Australia news Meteors Space Science Astronomy Source Type: news

‘Science superpower’ plan risks making UK bureaucracy superpower, says peer
Author of Lords report says government ’s approach ‘feels like setting off on a marathon with your shoelaces tied together’Britain ’s plan to become a “science and technology superpower” is so lacking in focus and so full of new organisational structures that the country risks becoming a “bureaucracy superpower” instead, an influential crossbench peer has said.Prof John Krebs, the co-author of a Lords report on the government ’s global ambitions for science and technology, said despite laudable rhetoric, there was no clear strategy as to how the “superpower” ambition might be realised, and reasons to ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 3, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Ian Sample Science editor Tags: Science policy UK news Politics Conservatives Technology Source Type: news

Scientists create world ’s first ‘synthetic embryos’
Researchers use stem cells from mice to form embryo-like structures with intestinal tract, beginnings of a brain, and a beating heartResearchers have created the world ’s first “synthetic embryos” in a groundbreaking feat that bypassed the need for sperm, eggs and fertilisation.Scientists at the Weizmann Institute in Israel found that stem cells from mice could be made to self-assemble into early embryo-like structures with an intestinal tract, the beginnings of a brain, and a beating heart.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 3, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Ian Sample Science editor Tags: Medical research Science Stem cells Biology Israel World news Source Type: news

HPV vaccine after removal of precancerous cells may cut cervical cancer risk
Study finds reduced risk of cervical cancer recurring after HPV vaccination post-surgery, though further research is neededGiving women the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine when precancerous lesions are removed from their cervix may cut the risk of cells recurring and them getting cervical cancer, a study has found.Cases of cervical cancerin the UK have fallen hugely since school pupils aged 13 and 14 – first girls and later boys – began being offered HPV jabs in 2008 as protection against the disease.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 3, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Denis Campbell Health policy editor Tags: Health Cervical cancer HPV vaccine Vaccines and immunisation Women Women's health UK news Cancer research Medical research Source Type: news

Calm the farm: foot-and-mouth disease is a threat, but it shouldn ’t be used as a political weapon
When the CEO of the Australian Meat Industry Council is urging politicians to keep calm and stick to the science, we should all listenSign up for the Rural Network email newsletterJoin the Rural Network group on Facebook to be part of the communityYou may have missed the quiet war waged by farmer groups to end foot in mouth disease.Yes, I mean foot in mouth disease.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 3, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Gabrielle Chan Tags: foot-and-mouth disease Agriculture Australia news Science Australian politics National party Labor party Source Type: news

Calm the farm: foot and mouth disease is a threat, but it shouldn ’t be used as a political weapon
When the CEO of the Australian Meat Industry Council is urging politicians to keep calm and stick to the science, we should all listenSign up for the Rural Network email newsletterJoin the Rural Network group on Facebook to be part of the communityYou may have missed the quiet war waged by farmer groups to end foot in mouth disease.Yes, I mean foot in mouth disease.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 3, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Gabrielle Chan Tags: Foot and mouth disease Agriculture Australia news Science Australian politics National party Labor party Source Type: news

Restoration of pig organs after heart stopped raises hopes for transplants
Findings point to improvements in organ transplants and raise questions over nature of deathOnce the heart stops pumping blood, death quickly follows. Or does it?Scientists have developed a way to restore function in pig organs an hour after their hearts have stopped beating, raising fresh questions about the nature of death and pointing to ways to improve organ transplantation rates.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 3, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Linda Geddes Science correspondent Tags: Medical research Science Organ donation Health World news Biology Society Source Type: news

The HIV prevention drug that could save millions of people – if they can afford it
CAB-LA injections offer stigma-free protection for those at risk – particularly women in Africa. A deal with pharmaceutical companies is crucialSomeone was blowing a whistle. A crowd with placards surged into the conference room, chanting “PrEP costs pennies, ViiV’s greed kills”.Not an obvious slogan, but everyone in the room knew what it meant.The protesters took over the stage, denouncing “pharma’s greed” at the microphone. On the platform, those whose session had been interrupted smiled, even applauded. “Thank you for your advocacy. Please allow the session to continue,” read prepared slides on the ove...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 3, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Boseley in Montreal Tags: Global development Aids and HIV Society Africa World news Drugs Inequality and development Global health Source Type: news

Part of SpaceX capsule confirmed as source of debris that landed on Australian farm
Astrophysicist expects more debris to be found in area ‘over the years’ from SpaceX capsule from rocket launched in 2020Follow our Australia news live blog for the latest updatesGet ourfree news app,morning email briefing anddaily news podcastThe Australian Space Agency has confirmed thespace debris found in the Snowy Mountains in southern New South Wales belongs to a craft built by Elon Musk ’s SpaceX company.Technical experts from the agency visited the remote location on Saturday where sheep farmers Mick Miners and Jock Wallace each discovered a piece of space debris on their respective farms.Continue reading... (...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 3, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Natasha May Tags: Australia news SpaceX New South Wales Source Type: news

Women may not live longer than men after all – study
‘Substantial chance’ married or university-educated men outlive women without spouse or high school diplomaA study has called into question the long-held belief that women outlive men, especially men who are married or have a university degree.The analysis spanning two centuries across all continents concluded that although men have a lower life expectancy than the opposite sex, they have a “substantial chance of outliving females”.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 3, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Nadeem Badshah Tags: Life expectancy Men Women Society World news Source Type: news