Women are drinking more than men to cope with coronavirus due to ‘psychological distress’

Women have been drinking more than men to cope with the ‘psychological distress’ of coronavirus and lockdown measures, a new study revealed.  Researchers from the University of South Florida interviewed over 750 US adults about the impact coronavirus has had on their alcohol consumption. As COVID-19 continues to disrupt everyday life, many are resorting to … Read more Women are drinking more than men to cope with coronavirus due to ‘psychological distress’

‘Godzilla’ dust plume sweeps across the Atlantic, ESA imagery shows

New satellite imagery from the European Space Agency (ESA) shows a giant orange dust cloud, nicknamed ‘Godzilla’, making its way across the Atlantic Ocean. Over a period of less than a month, the impressive plume reached the Caribbean, South America and the US from its initial spot in the Sahara Desert.    The ESA has provided … Read more ‘Godzilla’ dust plume sweeps across the Atlantic, ESA imagery shows

Phytoplankton populations in the Arctic have INCREASED 57% in the last two decades 

Phytoplankton populations in the Arctic have INCREASED 57% over the last two decades, driven by melting sea ice and new sources of nutrients swept into the region by shifting ocean currents Researchers from Stanford studied phytoplankton populations in the Arctic They found phytoplankton populations grew 57% between 1998 and 2018 The growth was partially driven … Read more Phytoplankton populations in the Arctic have INCREASED 57% in the last two decades 

Roadside verges become perfect home for bees in lockdown due to lack of cutting

Bumblebees and butterflies get a boost from the COVID-19 lockdown as overgrown roadside verges form a network of ‘corridors’ that provide food and shelter Better-managed road verges can boost pollinating insects, new research shows Pollinators benefit from the plants and flowers which grow in road verges  Roadside verges form a network of ‘corridors’ that provide food … Read more Roadside verges become perfect home for bees in lockdown due to lack of cutting

DNC and RNC warn staffers against using TikTok over privacy concerns and ties to China

US Democratic and Republican National Committees warn staffers against using TikTok over privacy concerns and ties to Chinese government The DNC and RNC have warned party members and staffers against using TikTok Both parties are citing privacy concerns as their reason TikTok is owned by the China-based ByteDance and has come under scrutiny for sending … Read more DNC and RNC warn staffers against using TikTok over privacy concerns and ties to China