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How Often Should You Shower? Celebrities Ignite a Ferocious Debate (WSJ)

The Wall Street Journal title: How Often Should You Shower? Celebrities Ignite a Ferocious DebateWSJ subtitle: Hollywood types including Jake Gyllenhaal, Mila Kunis, Ashton Kutcher and Dax Shepard take a lax approach to hygiene, stoking a contentious uproar on how often one should bathe. It mirrors a similar discord in the medical community, and among everyday...

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Another IPCC warning (2): après nous, le déluge (4)

Last Monday, the IPCC issued its 6th assessment report on climate change (report). Their timing is remarkable as we are still being made scared about the latest coronavirus mutant (eg, Reuters). I assume that this IPCC report will soon lose the media battle for attention. Fear works better when it's close to you. The IPCC warning is "only" about forthcoming decades...

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Why plants panic when it rains (Phys)

Phys title: Why plants panic when it rains Published by: University of Western Australia Date of publication: 29 October 2019 "An international team of scientists involving The University of Western Australia's School of Molecular Sciences, the ARC Centre of Excellence in Plant Energy Biology and Lund University has made the surprising discovery that a plant's...

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Scientists have discovered a sea of fresh water under the ocean (Quartz)

Quartz title: Scientists have discovered a sea of fresh water under the ocean Publication date: 22 June 2019 "Thousands of years ago, glaciers covered much of the planet. Oceans receded as water froze in massive sheets of ice blanketing the North American continent. As the ice age ended, glaciers melted. Massive river deltas flowed out across the continental shelf....

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Black, Hot Ice May Be Nature’s Most Common Form of Water (Quanta)

Quanta title: Black, Hot Ice May Be Nature’s Most Common Form of Water Quanta subtitle: A new experiment confirms the existence of “superionic ice,” a bizarre form of water that might comprise the bulk of giant icy planets throughout the universe. Date of publishing: 8 May 2019 "Recently at the Laboratory for Laser Energetics in Brighton, New York, one of the...

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Climate change: the mass of ice versus water

Many houses have outside water taps for gardening or other purposes. In wintertime, it's advised to close the inside water tap and open the outside water tap. If you don't do that than the freezing water - in the waterworks close to your outside water tap - will make your waterworks burst. The reason for this phenomenon is interesting: the mass of ice is 8.3% more...

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