Cover Previews: Science Magazine – July 29, 2022


Surprise virus tied to pediatric hepatitis cases

Two viruses plus a child’s genetic background may explain a recent surge in the United Kingdom

NSF grant decisions reflect systemic racism, study argues

Success rates for white scientists far exceed the NSF average, whereas Black and Asian researchers do worse

Ancient Europeans farmed dairy—but couldn’t digest milk

Giant study of ancient pottery and DNA challenges common evolutionary explanation for lactase persistence

A small marine isopod plays a role in fertilizing red seaweed, according to a new report that presents evidence of animal-mediated “pollination” in the marine environment. Read that study and more this week in Science:

Previews: New Scientist Magazine – July 30, 2022



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Future Of Work: Office Design Is Changing Cities

The pandemic and hybrid working have changed the very idea of the office. This is not only changing the design and purpose of offices, but the look of cities too.

Chapters 00:00 – The office: a shifting concept 00:57 – What do future offices look like? 02:30 – The office as a social destination 03:20 – The rising demand for flexible work 04:06 – How should hybrid employees be managed? 06:01 – Will hybrid work worsen gender inequality? 06:36 – How will flexible working reshape cities?

Hydrogen Energy: Can It Lower Industry Emissions?

Heavy industries must decarbonise dramatically to reach net zero. Replacing fossil fuels with green hydrogen, created with renewable energy, is one way to reduce emissions. Examples of green hydrogen being used in various industries are emerging, but as the FT’s Sylvia Pfeifer reports, this carbon-free innovation faces a major challenge to scale up.

Science Previews: Nature Magazine – July 28, 2022

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Home Tours: A Scottish Highlands Retreat (Video)

Interior designer Jill Macnair shows us around her home in the Scottish Highlands, a place of retreat that brings her a sense of peace, place and connection to the natural world.

“If there were a window into my soul, I think the view would be a rain-soaked Scottish landscape. Not, I hope, because I have a relentlessly bleak nature. My dad plotted family holidays all over the small but majestic country I grew up in, and while I didn’t greatly appreciate his efforts at the time – the walks were a bit too long, the cycles often too uphill – the colours and scenes etched into my memory from those trips are the ones that still restore me today. They form the palette that now underpins the design of my holiday home on Loch Tay, Perthshire.

Interior designer Jill Macnair’s Scottish home from the cover of ELLE Decoration Country Vol.16

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Morning News: Fed Lifts Rates By .75%, Alzheimer’s Research Was Fabricated

The Federal Reserve raised interest rates by three-quarters of a percentage point yesterday–its fourth hike this year, as inflation remains stubbornly high.

Jerome Powell, the Fed chair, also warned that the path to cooling the economy without tipping into recession has “narrowed”. The results of an experiment fundamental to the last decade of Alzheimer’s research may have been fabricated. And the region where the gender divide in obesity rates is the highest. 

Front Page: Wall Street Journal – July 28, 2022


GDP Projected to Rise Slightly, Held Back by Inflation

The economy expanded very modestly in the second quarter, economists estimate, as the housing market sagged under higher mortgage rates and consumers coped with soaring inflation.64 min read

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