According to NASA’s temperature record, Earth in 2021 was about 1.9 degrees Fahrenheit (or about 1.1 degrees Celsius) warmer than the late 19th-century average, the start of the industrial revolution.
Wikimedia Foundation Launches Wiki Unseen to improve information about Black culture and history on Wikipedia
Wiki Unseen will help address the visual and written underrepresentation of several Black historical figures on Wikipedia and in the media repository Wikimedia Commons.
Suicides by drug overdose increased among young people, elderly people, and Black women, despite overall downward trend
Nearly 92,000 people died from drug overdoses overall in the U.S. in 2020, representing the largest increase ever recorded in a calendar year and reflects a nearly five-fold increase in the rate of overdose deaths since 1999.
NIH launches first phase of $9.8 million competition to accelerate development of neuromodulation therapies
The nervous system plays a role in all bodily functions, so neuromodulation therapies have the potential to treat a variety of health conditions, ranging from gastrointestinal disorders to heart failure, through targeted regulation of the nerves that connect with all parts of the body.
Offering buprenorphine medication to people with opioid use disorder in jail may reduce rearrest and reconviction
A study conducted in two rural Massachusetts jails found that people with opioid use disorder who were incarcerated and received a medication approved to treat opioid use disorder, known as buprenorphine, were less likely to face rearrest and reconviction after… Read More ›
Global growth to slow through 2023 due to continued COVID-19 flare-ups – New Global Economic Prospects report
Growth in advanced economies is forecast to decelerate from 5 percent in 2021 to 3.8 percent in 2022 as the unwinding of pent-up demand only partly cushions a pronounced withdrawal of fiscal policy support.
Observations from research aircraft show that the Southern Ocean absorbs much more carbon from the atmosphere than it releases, confirming it is a very strong carbon sink and an important buffer for some of the effects of human-caused greenhouse gas… Read More ›