Commonwealth nations to protect coral reefs with satellite technology

Countries to use high-resolution images to monitor health of marine resourcesCommonwealth countries are to gain free access to satellite technology that will help them monitor and protect their endangered coral reefs from threats such as climate breakdown, overfishing and pollution.Commonwealth countries hold nearly half of the world’s remaining tropical coral…

Catch-22: technology can help solve fishing’s environmental issues – but risks swapping one problem for another

Catch-22: technology can help solve fishing’s environmental issues – but risks swapping one problem for another Shutterstock Almost a decade ago, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s Fish Fight campaign galvanised public opinion against the senseless waste of discarding fish. At the time this was the common practice of returning unwanted catches to the…

Breakup Along the Mackenzie River

Each spring, the Canadian Arctic is the site of a fierce battle between water and ice. Read More… Source: Read More: Breakup Along the Mackenzie River

Effect of Height on Perceived Exertion and Physiological Responses for Climbers of Differing Ability Levels

Purpose The purpose of this study was to examine differences in perceived exertion (RPE) and physiological responses for climbers of different abilities completing an identical route low and high above the ground. Materials and Methods Forty-two male (N = 18) and female (N = 24) sport climbers divided into three…

A Radical Reassessment of the Body in Social Cognition

The main issue addressed in this paper is to provide a reassessment of the role and relevance of the body in social cognition from a radical embodied cognitive science perspective. Initially, I provide a historical introduction of the traditional account of the body in cognitive science, which I here call…

Repetitive Negative Thinking Linked to Higher Risk of Alzheimer’s

Persistent negative thinking patterns may raise the risk of Alzheimer’s disease, according to a new study. In a study of people over the age of 55, researchers found repetitive negative thinking (RNT) is linked to subsequent cognitive decline, as well as the deposition of harmful brain proteins linked to Alzheimer’s.…

Ben Jennings on coronavirus and the BAME community – cartoon

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Hancock's claim over care homes test target disputed by Labour

Health secretary says all those in care settings have had tests despite some only just arriving Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage The government has claimed to have hit its target of testing all care workers and elderly residents by 6 June, even though some of the…

I hated remote teaching during the Covid-19 lockdown. It should never replace the classroom | Amra Pajalic

While some students thrived, many others flailed in the digital learning environment One of my teaching colleagues returned to school recently to discover a student who hadn’t submitted any work this term due to not logging in and engaging with the lessons. It’s students like this who have suffered during…

New Hasty Attempt to Tackle Fake News in Brazil Heavily Strikes Privacy and Free Expression

The Brazilian Senate rushes to approve a draft bill that seriously undermines privacy and free expression. Named as the “Fake News Law,”  PLS 2630/2020 aims to tackle an intricate problem, whose responses must be carefully designed in a democratic and participatory manner. Contrary to the Brazilian Civil Rights Framework for…

Mental Health Issues May Accompany Psoriasis

A new study by Swedish researchers suggests individuals with the common dermatological condition of psoriasis may also have other physical diseases that can bring on depression, anxiety and suicide. Investigators from Umeå University discovered the physical or somatic diseases that often accompany psoriasis have even more impact on patients’ mental…

The Taste of Emotion: Metaphoric Association Between Taste Words and Emotion/Emotion-Laden Words

According to the Conceptual Metaphor Theory, abstract concepts can be metaphorically associated with more concrete, physically embodied concepts, such as gustatory experience. Studies on taste–emotion metaphoric association reported that people associate love with sweet, jealousy with sour and bitter, and sadness with bitter. However, few studies have systematically examined the…

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