The International Seabed Authority (ISA) is considering whether to allow commercial mining of the deep-sea floor for minerals and metals like cobalt and nickel. Proponents argue that it could meet the growing demand for rare-earth metals used in electric cars and renewable energy storage. However, recent studies suggest that deep-sea mining could have severe ecological impacts. A study found that the density of swimming animals dropped by 43-56% in areas affected by sediment kicked up by mining. Another study predicts that climate change will drive tuna to areas likely to be mined. The full extent of the damage and potential alternatives to deep-sea mining are still uncertain.
For ages, Egyptian mummies have enthralled us with their mysteries and hints of a forgotten civilization trapped in the sands of time. However, these stories are more than simply whispers; they are testaments to human tenacity, cultural norms, and even…heart disease. That’s correct! An Egyptian mummy provides the oldest evidence of atherosclerosis, which is a […]
Our memories shape our lives, but as we age, they can slip away. The good news is that there are ways to support memory preservation! 📸 Researchers are combining smartphone tech and memory science to create a unique tool – HippoCamera! 📱 HippoCamera goes beyond just taking photos. It helps you remember life’s precious moments […]
The copper IUD is a long-term, non-hormonal birth control method that is more than 99% effective at preventing pregnancy. It is a small, T-shaped device that is inserted into the uterus by a healthcare provider. The copper in the IUD creates an inflammatory reaction that makes it difficult for sperm to survive and fertilize an […]