Research Preview: Science Magazine – September 2

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U.S. to require free access to papers on all research it funds

The plan, to start at the end of 2025, is a blow to journal paywalls, but its impact on publishing is unclear

Carbon dioxide detected around alien world for first time

Webb telescope discovery offers clue to planet formation and promises insights on planetary habitability

Researchers tackle vexing side effects of potent cancer drugs

Wider use of checkpoint inhibitor therapy spurs efforts to predict and treat immune complications

Omicron shots are coming—with lots of questions

Decisions on boosters targeting subvariants will be based on limited data

Zimbabwe find illuminates dawn of the dinosaurs

Nearly complete specimen shows earliest dinosaurs needed a temperate climate

Travel Tour: The West Coast Of Norway (4K)

Western Norway is the region along the Atlantic coast of southern Norway. It consists of the counties Rogaland, Vestland, and Møre og Romsdal. The region has no official or political-administrative function. The region has a population of approximately 1.4 million people.

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Preview: The Economist Magazine – Sept 3, 2022

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American states are now Petri dishes of polarisation

Only electoral reform can make them work properly

Two states, two very different states of mind. On August 25th California banned the sale of petrol-powered cars from 2035, a move that will reshape the car industry, reduce carbon emissions and strain the state’s electricity grid. On the same day in Texas a “trigger” law banned abortion from the moment of conception, without exceptions for rape or incest. Those who perform abortions face up to 99 years in prison.

Travel Preview: Discover Germany Switzerland & Austria – September 2022

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Discover Germany, Issue 97, September 2022

The September issue of Discover Germany, Austria & Switzerland starts off with a special focus on exploring the mountains in a wheelchair. It further includes a feature about Switzerland’s Whisky Trail, a whisky hiking trail that winds and weaves its way through scenic Alpine terrain, while exploring the warming drink. Further topics covered in our brand-new September issue are a focus on caravanning holidays through the eyes of actor Simon Böer, great products made in Switzerland, a focus on mindfulness, a look at Germany’s software industry, top travel tips, hotel recommendations, and much more.

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Research Preview: Nature Magazine – Sept 1, 2022

Volume 609 Issue 7925

The cover shows the open lava lake of Mount Nyiragongo in the Democratic Republic of the Congo before its catastrophic drainage. The run-up to a volcanic eruption is usually characterized by geophysical and geochemical signals, which can form the basis of an early-warning system. However, as Delphine Smittarello and her colleagues discuss in this week’s issue, that was not the case for last year’s eruption of Nyiragongo. 

City Walks: Tours In The Loire Valley, France (4K)

Tours is a university town between France’s Cher and Loire rivers. Once a Gallic-Roman settlement, today it’s a university town and a traditional gateway for exploring the chateaux of the Loire Valley region. Major landmarks include the cathedral, Saint-Gatien, whose flamboyant Gothic facade is flanked by towers with 12th-century bases and Renaissance tops.

Front Page: The New York Times – September 1, 2022

F.D.A. Authorizes Updated Covid Booster Shots Targeting Omicron Subvariants

The agency cleared two options aimed at subvariants that are now dominant, hoping to curtail a fall or winter surge.

The Pandemic Erased Two Decades of Progress in Math and Reading

The results of a national test showed just how devastating the last two years have been for 9-year-old schoolchildren, especially the most vulnerable.