Despite a scientific consensus that human activity is causing the planet to warm up, ingrained attitudes among Americans mean policy changes on global warming are unlikely, academics said in a new study.
Improving dialogue between believers and skeptics on the importance of human activity for climate change is the best way to foster consensus among ordinary people, according to the study published in the journal Nature Climate Change.
Chimps joining new troop learn its ‘words’: study
Just as Bostonians moving to Tokyo ditch “grapefruit” and adopt “pamplemousse,” so chimps joining a new troop change their calls to match those of their new troop, scientists reported on Thursday in the journal Current Biology.
The discovery represents the first evidence that animals besides humans can replace the vocal sounds their native group uses for specific objects in the chimps’ case, apples with those of their new community.
Florida scientists develop way to detect mislabeled fish, a pair of Florida scientists have developed a device they say can genetically verify whether imported fish destined for dining tables are grouper or less expensive, potentially harmful Asian catfish often passed off for the popular firm fleshed fillets.
By early summer, Tampa-based Pure Molecular LLC hopes to begin selling the fist-sized machines for about $2,000 apiece, said John Paul, the company’s chief executive and a marine science professor at the University of South Florida.