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Monday, August 10, 2020
This Non-Profit Wants To Engage Non-Scientists In Ocean Conservation

This Non-Profit Wants To Engage Non-Scientists In Ocean Conservation

Photos of Beneath the Waves conducting research on sharks in 2020. Images from Sami Kattan and Diego Camejo Perhaps you are an accountant who loves to go SCUBA diving on vacation, or a high school student who loves fishing but does not excel at science. Is there a place for you in the fight to…
‘Fauci Will Not Lie’: Politicians, Federal Officials And Celebrities Rally Behind Trusted Voice Of Coronavirus

‘Fauci Will Not Lie’: Politicians, Federal Officials And Celebrities Rally Behind...

TOPLINE Politicians, career government officials, medical experts and celebrities are rallying behind Dr. Anthony Fauci on Twitter Monday morning, after weekend reports emerged that the White House is undercutting its top infectious diseases expert and President Trump publicly criticized him, in efforts to focus on reopening the country and move on from the coronavirus pandemic.…
How to turn off political ads on Facebook

How to turn off political ads on Facebook

Welcome to TNW Basics, a collection of tips, guides, and advice on how to easily get the most out of your gadgets, apps, and other stuff. It’s election year in the US, which means you’re probably going to see lots of political ads. While some social media platforms have banned them — such as Twitter —…
Here’s how Facebook found disinformation networks tied to Bolsonaro and Roger Stone

Here’s how Facebook found disinformation networks tied to Bolsonaro and Roger...

Facebook has taken down disinformation networks linked to Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro and disgraced former Trump adviser Roger Stone, the company announced yesterday. The network connected to Bolsonaro was “involved in coordinated inauthentic behavior in Brazil” that sought to influence elections and denigrate opponents of the government, according to Facebook. Most recently, the accounts have echoed…
Are You Guilty Of ‘Motivated Reasoning’ With Weather Forecasts Or Coronavirus Messaging? – Find Out Now

Are You Guilty Of ‘Motivated Reasoning’ With Weather Forecasts Or Coronavirus...

I am an atmospheric scientist, professor, and the former president of the American Meteorological Society. From these lenses, I have spent a career fascinated by weather, climate, and related societal interactions. From the time I made weather instruments for my 6th grade science project, I knew that a career in meteorology was in my future.…
The science behind why everyone is angry on Twitter on Mondays

The science behind why everyone is angry on Twitter on Mondays

The link between hot weather and aggressive crime is well established. But can the same be said for online aggression, such as angry tweets? And is online anger a predictor of assaults? Our study just published suggests the answer is a clear “no.” We found angry tweet counts actually increased in cooler weather. And as…
Ocean Water Is Hurricane ‘Fuel’ – It’s Currently High Octane

Ocean Water Is Hurricane ‘Fuel’ – It’s Currently High Octane

Are you paying attention to the heat in Florida right now? According to the National Weather Service - Key West, July 1st marked the 46th daily warm minimum temperature record that was tied with or set during the first half of 2020. The same office also tweeted on July 2nd, “It also marks the 10th…
WhatsApp officially announces QR codes and animated stickers

WhatsApp officially announces QR codes and animated stickers

WhatsApp today announced a slew of new features that are set to roll out “over the next few weeks.” While we’ve heard about some of these for a while, it’s nice to get official confirmation. The most notable addition is likely the ability to add contacts via a simple QR code, similar to the feature…
African Dust Storms Are The Latest ‘New’ Old Weather Phenomena

African Dust Storms Are The Latest ‘New’ Old Weather Phenomena

As I type this on Friday morning, there is a high likelihood that you have already seen social media posts of “African dust” sunrises or sunsets. You have also likely seen references to Godzilla or friends saying “wow, this has never happened before, right?” To be clear, this dust outbreak is certainly an anomaly event…
From Stonewall 1969 to Black Lives Matter 2020: How technology ignites change

From Stonewall 1969 to Black Lives Matter 2020: How technology ignites...

US Customs and Border Patrol agents flew unmanned aerial vehicles over crowds of Black Lives Matter protesters in at least 15 cities in June. According to government officials, the feds were just keeping an eye on the situation. Despite the fact these were Predator drones – the same kind the US used to assassinate a…

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