Uninhabitable Places

Mapping where the earth will become uninhabitable.

Lethal heat, flooded coastlines, powerful hurricanes, water scarcity: climate models show that by the end of the century, life as normal won’t be possible in many places. Find out where populations are projected to be hit hardest with our 3D interactive visualisation.

https://interaktiv.morgenpost.de/klimawandel-hitze-meeresspiegel-wassermangel-stuerme-unbewohnbar/en.html

The Road Not Taken

Robert Frost / Public domain

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;

Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.

Paywall: The Business of Scholarship

Paywall: The Business of Scholarship is a documentary which focuses on the need for open access to research and science. The film questions the rationale behind the $25.2 billion a year that flows into for-profit academic publishers, examines the 35-40% profit margin associated with the top academic publisher, Elsevier, and looks at how that profit margin is often greater than some of the most profitable tech companies such as Apple, Facebook, and Google. 

https://paywallthemovie.com

Darknet Diaries: The Spy & NSO

Darknet Diaries

Igor works as a private investigator in NYC. He’s often sitting in cars keeping a distant eye on someone with binoculars. Or following someone through the busy streets of New York. In this episode we hear about a time when Igor was on a case but sensed that something wasn’t right.

Episode 99 – The Spy: https://darknetdiaries.com/episode/99/
Episode 100 – NSO: https://darknetdiaries.com/episode/100/

Nature: The secret lives of cells — as never seen before

S. Albert et al. – PNAS / CC BY 4.0

Cutting-edge microscopy techniques are allowing researchers to spy on the innards of cells in all their crowded glory.

”You can rarely assign biological functions or cellular functions to an individual molecule — the functions arise from the interaction of all the molecules inhabiting a cellular landscape,” Baumeister says. “That’s where the discovery potential of cryo-ET comes in. Whatever we look at nowadays, there are surprises.”

https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-021-02904-w