Campaigners called on Wednesday for global banks to stop financing industrial activities driving animal and plant species toward extinction, after a report ranked 50 lenders involved in sectors that pose the greatest threat to wildlife.
Bank loans scrutinized for harm to wildlife as well as climate
Scientists have found evidence that frozen methane deposits in the Arctic Ocean — known as the “sleeping giants of the carbon cycle” — have started to be released over a large area of the continental slope off the East Siberian coast.
'Sleeping giant' Arctic methane deposits starting to release, scientists find
Judges' decisions are an integral part of combat sports, from boxing and wrestling to mixed martial arts (MMA). However, a new study suggests the rate at which competitors fight is more likely to result in judges awarding victory than the skill with which they attack their opponents.
Judges' decisions in sport focus more on vigor than skill
SpaceX is offering its Starlink broadband satellite Internet service to test users for $99 a month, plus $499 for a setup kit, according to emails seen by Reuters, as Elon Musk’s space company pushes to offer fast Internet speeds to rural American customers with limited options.
Musk's SpaceX pegs initial Starlink Internet price at $99 per month
Titan, the already pretty weird moon of Saturn, just got a little bit weirder. Astronomers have detected cyclopropenylidene (C3H2) in its atmosphere — an extremely rare carbon-based molecule that's so reactive, it can only exist on Earth in laboratory conditions.
'Weird' molecule detected on Titan never found in any atmosphere
China is targeting the launch of a nationwide emissions trading scheme during the period from 2021 to 2025, its top climate official said on Wednesday, signaling another delay for the long-awaited carbon trading platform.
China eyes launch of national emissions trade scheme within five years
Scientists have created synthetic soft surfaces with tongue-like textures for the first time using 3D printing, opening new possibilities for testing oral processing properties of food, nutritional technologies, pharmaceutics, and dry mouth therapies.
Scientists create first ever biomimetic tongue surface using 3D printing
A vast, detached coral reef has been discovered in the Great Barrier Reef, the first in more than 120 years.
Coral reef taller than Empire State Building is first discovered in Australia’s Great Barrier Reef for 120 years
The near-Earth asteroid Bennu has been keeping our planet company for a long time. Bennu, new research suggests, has been in an orbit that brings it near to Earth for 1.75 million years.
Asteroid Bennu has been hanging out with Earth for over a million years

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