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Do Ambidexterity and Bravery Go Hand in Hand?
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Do Ambidexterity and Bravery Go Hand in Hand?

Fish that use both sides of their brain to analyze information are either braver than “one-sided” analyzers, or they’re just slower at reacting to fearful cues. That’s the conclusion of two Australian researchers, who are studying the relationship between personality and the way an animal uses its brain. Like people, who tend to be right … Continue reading

Touchdown in the Transition Zone: tornados prefer change
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Touchdown in the Transition Zone: tornados prefer change

Tornados may be formed in the atmosphere, but if a recent study pans out, it’s the landscape that influences where they touchdown, specifically transitions between one type of landscape and another. According to researchers from Purdue University, severe tornado touchdowns appear to be more prevalent in areas where dramatically different landscapes meet— for example where … Continue reading

Can We Engineer our Climate? Should We?
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Can We Engineer our Climate? Should We?

Should we or shouldn’t we put mirrors in space, inject aerosols into the stratosphere, create clouds over the ocean or dump iron it? All of these things have been proposed as possible methods of combating rising global temperatures. They’re ideas that scientists, ethicists and policy makers are beginning to take seriously—for better or worse. Geoengineering, … Continue reading