Ancient farmers burned the Amazon, but today’s fires are very different
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Ancient farmers burned the Amazon, but today’s fires are very different

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Here’s Why Renewable Energy Group Should Go All-In on Renewable Diesel
Renewable Energy

Here’s Why Renewable Energy Group Should Go All-In on Renewable Diesel

It’s time for the business to begin transitioning away from biodiesel and toward more future-proof (and profitable) products. The hits keep coming for Renewable Energy Group (NASDAQ:REGI). After a promising year of operations in 2018, the producer of renewable fuels has been faced with lower average selling prices and higher input costs this year. Political…

2020 Breakthrough Prizes: Who won this year’s ‘Oscars of science’?
Nature News

2020 Breakthrough Prizes: Who won this year’s ‘Oscars of science’?

Humankind’s first image of a monster black hole, the tangled proteins that cause destructive neurodegenerative diseases, and the pathways telling our brains we’re in pain are among the discoveries honored by this year’s Breakthrough Prizes. With $3 million accompanying each major prize, the Breakthrough Prizes are the most lucrative in science. Bankrolled by Silicon Valley…

Bar-headed geese survive trips over the Himalayas by lowering the temperature of their BLOOD
Nature & Science

Bar-headed geese survive trips over the Himalayas by lowering the temperature of their BLOOD

Bar-headed geese are known to fly at extraordinary heights, circling around the peaks of some of the world’s tallest mountains. The birds have been spotted by oxygen-deprived climbers ascending Everest for decades, but it was never fully understood how they managed it.  Now, scientists who raised a gaggle of geese as their own ‘children’ have discovered the…