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Ep. 455: Your Practical Guide to Colonizing the Milky Way!

This episode was recorded live in St. Louis, MO at the Astronomy Cast Solar Eclipse Escape 2017. Listen as we discuss how humans might be able to colonize the Milky Way!
His using what procedure? Publishing pdf on vixra? A site where you can publish pretty much anything? A site created because arxiv's condition of at least having some academic affiliation and moderator's review was too much?
Linking a pdf claiming to disprove any law of physics on vixra is pretty much a gold standard of lunacy and pseudoscience. 
Simple - because this is science soup, not pseudoscience soup. Hence electric universe lunacy has no place in it, while climate science has.

What hunter-gatherer gut microbiomes have that we don’t, and breaking the emoji code

Sarah Crespi talks to Sam Smits about how our microbial passengers differ from one culture to the next—are we losing diversity and the ability to fight chronic disease? For our books segment, Jen Golbeck talks with Vyvyan Evans about his book The Emoji Code: The Linguistics Behind Smiley Faces and Scaredy Cats. Listen to previous podcasts. [Image: Woodlouse/Flickr; Music: Jeffrey Cook]

Nature Podcast: 24 August 2017

The creeping danger of slow landslides, and what worms can teach us about the wriggly problem of reproducibility.

Astronomy Cast Extra: Solar Eclipse 101

This episode was recorded live in St. Louis, MO at the Astronomy Cast Solar Eclipse Escape 2017. We're going to give you a set of last minute tips and info to prepare for the Great American Eclipse!
Striking #dataviz (based on @noaa data) shows rising ocean surface temperatures resulting from #climatechange.
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A jump in rates of knee arthritis, a brief history of eclipse science, and bands and beats in the atmosphere of brown dwarfs

This week we hear stories on a big jump in U.S. rates of knee arthritis, some science hits and misses from past eclipses, and the link between a recently discovered thousand-year-old Viking fortress and your Bluetooth earbuds with Online News Editor David Grimm. Sarah Crespi talks to Daniel Apai about a long-term study of brown dwarfs and what patterns in the atmospheres of these not-quite-stars, not-quite-planets can tell us. Listen to previous podcasts. [Image: NASA/JPL-Caltech; Music: Jeffrey Cook]  

Nature Podcast: 17 August 2017

This week, preventing genetic diseases in China, a red supergiant star's mystery, and the algal boom.

Nature Podcast: 10 August 2017

This week, ancient mammal relatives, complex brain maps, and a 19th century solar eclipse.

Coddled puppies don’t do as well in school, some trees make their own rain, and the Americas were probably first populated by ancient mariners

This week we hear stories on new satellite measurements that suggest the Amazon makes its own rain for part of the year, puppies raised with less smothering moms do better in guide dog school, and what DNA can tell us about ancient Greeks’ near mythical origins with Online News Editor David Grimm. Sarah Crespi talks to Lizzie Wade about coastal and underwater evidence of a watery route for the Americas’ first people. Listen to previous podcasts. [Image: Lizzie Wade; Music: Jeffrey Cook] 
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nature.com: Prove Paris was more than paper promises
All major industrialized countries are failing to meet the pledges they made to cut greenhouse-gas emissions, warn David G. Victor and colleagues.
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How much will it cost to mitigate climate change?

Our potential mitigation options are ordered from left-to-right in terms of cost (getting progressively more expensive as we move to the right).[...]

You will see that many options to the left-hand side of the curve have negative costs. Negative costs indicate options which would actually save money. These are typically related to energy efficiency or land management projects which would provide an economic return over the longer-term.
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