(CNN) Summer weather could grow to half a year in length by the end of this century if no mitigation efforts are done on climate change, according to a new study . In about the past 60 years, summer has increased by 17 days on average across the globe. "Summers are getting longer and hotter while winters shorter and warmer due to global warming," said Yuping Guan, lead author of the study. Sure, longer summers may sound great for a family vacation or enjoying the outdoors, but this extended season could significantly impact our health, the environment and agriculture. Heat waves could grow longer, mosquito-borne illnesses could become more widespread, allergy season from pollen could turn more severe and the growing season of crops will be longer. Summers growing longer Read More The study reveals that warming temperatures globally are making the hottest quarter of the year, known as summer, longer, and this is also affecting when … [Read more...] about By the end of the century, summer weather could last half a year (and that’s not a good thing)
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov claimed Tuesday’s phone call between President Joe Biden and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin was “businesslike” and Biden did not use the opportunity to raise the issue of political prisoner Alexei Navalny, imprisoned after accusing Putin of an assassination attempt. The White House claimed in its readout of the call – Biden’s second with the Russian strongman since his inauguration – that Biden expressed “concerns” over Putin’s sudden, rapid buildup of military equipment on the border with Ukraine, which followed that nation’s president, Volodymyr Zelensky, signing an executive decree putting into motion a plan to liberate Ukrainian Crimea from Russian colonization. The White House also claimed the two leaders discussed negotiations regarding the START nuclear arms agreement, which Biden abruptly agreed to extend for five years despite the Russians only asking for a one-year extension. Under President Donald Trump, the United States … [Read more...] about Russia: Biden Did Not Mention Political Prisoner Navalny in ‘Businesslike’ Call with Putin
close Video Feds recommend pause in Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine rollout The CDC and FDA will pause the use of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine at federal sites after several instances of severe blood clots in recipients. With Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine facing an FDA -recommended pause after several instances of severe blood clots were reported in recipients, those who had scheduled J&J shots could see a bumpy rescheduling process involving canceled or delayed appointments, or even find themselves lined up to receive an alternative vaccine if supply allows. For those facing the latter, it's important to know how the shots compare . Vaccines developed by Moderna and Pfizer -BioNTech operate on a newer platform with mRNA, or messenger RNA, technology , while Johnson & Johnson’s candidate involves a more traditional modified adenovirus vector vaccine with a durable protein exterior … [Read more...] about How does Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine compare to Moderna, Pfizer?
The next time a friend tells you that you look sick, hear the person out. We are better than chance at detecting illness in others simply by looking at their faces, according to new research led by a Swedish psychologist. “We can detect subtle cues related to the skin, eyes and mouth,” said John Axelsson of the Karolinska Institute, who co-wrote the study published Tuesday in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B. “And we judge people as sick by those cues.” Other species have more finely tuned disease radars, relying primarily on the sense of smell. And previous research, Axelsson noted, has shown that animals can sniff sickness in other animals. (A Canadian hospital enlisted the help of an English springer spaniel trained to smell bacterial spores that infect patients.) Yet while there is some evidence that an unhealthy person gives off odors that another individual can identify as sickness, the face is our primary source of “social information for communication,” … [Read more...] about Subtle cues are what make sick people look sick
Legislation that would create a federal exploratory commission on reparations for Black Americans was approved Wednesday by a House committee for the first time, setting up a vote by the full Congress if Democratic leaders choose to bring it to the House floor. It was a day of many firsts for the longstanding bill known as H.R. 40, as it had previously never received a markup or a committee vote. Spearheaded by Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee Sheila Jackson Lee Congressional Black Caucus members post selfie celebrating first WH visit in four years Black lawmakers press Biden on agenda at White House meeting Georgia election law prevents African American, Latinx, others from exercising the right to vote MORE (D-Texas), who took up H.R. 40’s cause after the late Rep. John Conyers John James Conyers Chicago suburb could serve as road map for reparations Obama says reparations 'justified' House subcommittee debates reparations bill for Black Americans … [Read more...] about House panel approves bill to set up commission on reparations