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Five forces that will shape the future

US wealth gapSince 2007 the bottom 50% has had zero or negative wealth (i.e., debt).1980 Top 10% of people: 65% of wealth Middle 40% of people: 34% of wealth Bottom 50% of people: .01% of wealth 2014Top 10% of people: 73% of wealth Middle 40% of people: 27% of wealth Source:…
bubmag
February 26, 2020
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Funky-looking monkeyface prickleback fish ‘could be the new white meat’

Hello, beautiful.  NOAA/MBARI/public domain As the name might suggest, the monkeyface prickleback isn't the prettiest of fish. What it lacks in looks, it makes up for in savoriness. Scientists at the University of California, Irvine studied the genome (an organism's set of genetic instructions) of Cebidichthys violaceus, a fish more evocatively…
bubmag
February 25, 2020
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Bizarre looking fish could help solve world hunger

A bizarre-looking fish could be the key to helping solve the world's hunger issue, according to a new study.Known as the Monkeyface Prickleback (scientific name: Cebidichthys violaceus), the fish has a digestive tract similar to humans, with both small and large intestines and an acidic stomach. It's also among the…
bubmag
February 25, 2020
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January was warmest on record for the globe

Winter Warmth — NOAA’s January summary is out, along with its outlook for spring. Scott K. Johnson - Feb 22, 2020 1:45 pm UTC NOAAWe’re off to a hot start in 2020, with January setting a new mark as the warmest instance of that month on record for the globe.…
bubmag
February 22, 2020
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U.S. Will Triple Weather Computing Capacity

There is so much talking and opining about the status of the United States and its weather modeling capabilities these days. Candidly, it has gotten to the point that I sort of “eye roll” when I see a Tweet or Blog about it. Yes, the European Center for Medium-Range Weather…
bubmag
February 21, 2020
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NOAA Unveils Massive Boost in Supercomputing Power

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has announced the United States will triple its operational weather and climate supercomputing capacity, and double its storage and interconnect speed, thanks to the installation of a pair…
bubmag
February 21, 2020
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Why the warming oceans will get louder

Every 10 minutes, the relentlessly warming oceans absorb 50 megatons of energy, the amount of energy released when detonating the largest-ever atomic bomb. These warming seas — which soak up over 90 percent of the heat humanity traps on Earth — harbor a particularly loud critter found all over the…
bubmag
February 21, 2020
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A better pregnancy test for whales

It's not easy to do pregnancy tests on whales. You can't just ask a wild ocean animal that's the size of a school bus to pee on a little stick. For decades, the only way scientists could count pregnant females was by sight and best guesses based on visual characteristics.…
bubmag
February 20, 2020