Day: October 24, 2019

The fall heat wave was gnarly

Temperatures on Oct. 2. Image: CLIMATE REANALYZER  /  UNIVERSITY OF MAINE By Mark Kaufman2019-10-04 18:00:53 UTC Temperature records toppled, and some were smashed, over a vast region of the U.S. this past fall week, including record October highs in Washington, D.C., Atlanta, Newark, Raleigh, Nashville, New Orleans, Pensacola, Indianapolis, and beyond.  And in the past…

Male spiders show their sensitive side

Araneus diadematus. Credit: André Karwath/Wikipedia The sensory capacity of male spiders during mating may be higher than previously thought, a study in the open access journal Frontiers in Zoology suggests. In most species, nervous tissue is considered to be an inherent property of male copulatory organs. In spiders, these organs are situated on appendages in…

Amazon announces three more renewable energy projects

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos unveiling the Climate Pledge in Washington, DC, last month. Eric Baradat / AFP/Getty Images Amazon on Wednesday unveiled three new renewable energy projects in the US and UK, its first new set of green developments since CEO Jeff Bezos unveiled his ambitious Climate Pledge last month.In the US, Amazon will have…