• China: The nature of the beast

    Where are we up to in China’s timetable for going to war?� Numerous anecdotal reports suggest very high up. In Hong Kong, to take just one example, the television airwaves are saturated with calls to war. Here is one description from the c

  • 'Humans are not prepared to protect nature'

    Why do we find it so hard to change our behavior? German philosopher Peter Sloterdijk explains how this is connected to the climate crisis.

  • Destination Louisiane: Acadiana Nature Station

    LAFAYETTE, La. (KLFY)- Situated in the heart of Lafayette, Acadiana Park Nature Station is home to native birds, trails, a campground and other recreational amenities. News 10 headed to the park for a look at why it’s a destination for Louisiana residents to visit. “It’s a hidden gem because not a lot of people know about it, but in your city [

  • The nature of nuclear forces imprinted in photons

    IFJ PAN scientists together with colleagues from the University of Milano (Italy) and other countries confirmed the need to include the three-nucleon interactions in the description of electromagnetic transitions in the 20O atomic nucleus. Vital for validating the modern theoretical calculations of the nuclear structure was the application of state-of-the-art gamma-ray detector systems and the newly developed technique for measurements of femtosecond lifetimes in exotic nuclei produced in...

  • Bioactive natural compounds for the fight against cancer

    Phytoalexins are bioactive phytochemicals that have attracted much attention in recent years due to their health-promoting effects in humans and their vital role in plant health. Chemists at TU Dresden have now developed a new and very efficient synthesis for these substances. With the new method, they are paving the way for a simpler production of phytoalexins and thus for large-scale investigations into their effects, especially with regard to their positive influence in the fight against...

  • Polyimide membranes for the purification of natural gas

    Natural gas that contains larger amounts of hydrogen sulfide (H2S) and carbon dioxide (CO2) is termed sour gas. Before it can enter a pipeline, it must be 'sweetened' by removal of its acidic impurities. Through fine tuning of the ratios of two molecular components, it is possible to produce tailored polyimide membranes that can purify sour gas with a wide range of compositions, as reported by researchers in the journal Angewandte Chemie.

  • Scientists model natural rock arcades

    Researchers from Russia and the Czech Republic performed numerical modeling of natural rock arcades using a mathematical model that describes a succession of arches forming as a result of weathering and then turning into rock pillars without human involvement, despite their striking resemblance to architectural arcades. The results of the study were published in the journal Geomorphology.

  • On a Pennsylvania Farm, ‘Nature Is Not Just Carrying On’

    Quarantine in the country means fresh air and space, but a writer’s sense of good fortune is darkened by the state of nature. “What I’m observing is unsettling,” she says.

  • 20 Natural Deodorants That Actually Work

    Maybe you've already made the switch to non-toxic nail polish or organic lipstick and are ready to take the natural next step in the pursuit of a clean beauty routine. Or, maybe you're just tired of using deodorants that smell like a noxious combination of plastic flowers and baby powder. Either way, more and more people have started paying attention to what, exactly, is inside the product that they rub into their pits every single day — and making changes as a result.For years, rumors have...

  • Gutfeld on the natural human desire for helping

    Despite the bad news in the media, we need to remember that decent people assist, sacrifice and help each other.

  • The search for nature in times of crisis and beyond

    As a fellow hiker took a picture of the extremely faint Manhattan skyline stretched out beyond an inlet of the Long Island Sound, I thought about how financially privileged we were to be there. I had paid $27 for a round-trip ticket to the Marshland Conservancy in Rye, Westchester County. This was way back on a crisp Sunday in February 2020, before New Yorkers realized that the coronavirus was a tangible threat to any city other than Wuhan, China. The Marshlands Conservancy is a wildlife...

  • The Purge: The Natural Progression Of "Woke" Censorship Is Tyranny

    The Purge: The Natural Progression Of "Woke" Censorship Is Tyranny