Previews: New Scientist Magazine – March 11, 2023

Issue 3429 | Magazine cover date: 11 March 2023 | New Scientist

New Scientist – March 11, 2023 issue:

Anaximander review: Did Anaximander create science, asks Carlo Rovelli

Ancient philosopher Anaximander’s discoveries about rain, wind and the cosmos may make him the true force behind modern science, argues physicist Carlo Rovelli in his newly republished first book

Restoring the brain’s mitochondria could slow ageing and end dementia

The surprisingly useful liquids that mop up gases like a sponge

The truth about cats’ domestication and why they really quite like us

Influenza viruses may have originated in fish 600 million years ago

Galaxies’ missing matter may be found – but now there’s too much of it

Changes to surrogacy laws must consider future reproductive technology

The UK’s official swimming rivers are too polluted to swim in

Previews: The Guardian Weekly – March 10, 2023

Methane leaks: inside the 10 March Guardian Weekly | Climate crisis | The  Guardian

The Guardian Weekly (March 10, 2023)

It’s no secret that methane is one of the most potent greenhouse gases, with scientists attributing 25% of global heating to its atmospheric release. A new Guardian analysis by environment editor Damian Carrington lays bare the extent of the problem, identifying more than 1,000 of the world’s worst emitters.

But methane is also a double-edged sword: while it traps 80 times more heat than carbon dioxide, it fades from the atmosphere in about a decade, far faster than the century or more taken by CO2, which is why urgent action to tackle leaks would be so effective in the push to limit global heating. Find out more in Damian’s Big Story report for us this week.

Seafood Insider: Catching Spiny Lobsters In Bermuda

Eater (March 8, 2023) – In Bermuda, spiny lobsters are only in season for seven months. Fisherman and restaurant owner Delvin Bean has been catching lobsters for 30 years, and he takes them straight to his restaurant where they are one of his most sought-after dishes.

Commonly referred to as the Florida spiny lobster, the Caribbean spiny lobster inhabits tropical and subtropical waters of the Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea, and Gulf of Mexico. Spiny lobsters get their name from the forward-pointing spines that cover their bodies to help protect them from predators. They vary in color from almost white to dark red-orange. Two large, cream-colored spots on the top of the second segment of the tail make spiny lobsters easy to identify. They have long antennae over their eyes that they wave to scare off predators and smaller antennae-like structures called antennules that sense movement and detect chemicals in the water.

Travel & Culture: Romeing Magazine – March 2023

Romeing Magazine – March 2023:

The ultimate guide to Rome’s historic centre

Guide to Rome's Centro Storico Neighbourhood

Every city has its historic center, but none can compare to Rome’s. Walking through the beloved centro storico – the Second Unesco World Heritage Site in Italy – is unlike any other stroll.

An escape from the city to discover ancient Roman trails, majestic mountains and rustic villages

Trekking near Rome: discover Latium's natural beauty on foot

Latium is not only known for being the region hosting the eternal city of Rome, but also for its picturesque landscapes, beautiful mountain ranges, and stunning natural reserves. One of the best ways to explore its beauty is by trekking: here are five of the most impressive trails the region has to offer, just a stone’s throw from the centre of Rome!

Arts/Books: Times Literary Supplement-March 10, 2023


Times Literary Supplement @TheTLS (March 10, 2023) –

This week’s @TheTLS, features Michele Pridmore-Brown on parenthood; @noosarowiwa on paradise; @TobyLichtig on documentaries; Carlos Fonseca on Pilar Quintana; @wendymoore99 on surgery; new poems by Karen Solie, @RomalynAnte and Steve Ely – and more.

City Walks: Thessaloniki In Northern Greece (2023)

Tourister (March 8, 2023) – Thessaloníki, formerly Salonika, historically Thessalonica, city and dímos (municipality), Central Macedonia (Modern Greek: Kendrikí Makedonía), on the western Chalcidice (Chalkidikí) peninsula at the head of a bay on the Gulf of Thérmai (Thermaïkós). An important industrial and commercial centre, second to Athens (Athína) in population and to Piraeus as a port, it is built on the foothills and slopes of Mount Khortiátis (Kissós; 3,940 feet [1,201 metres]), overlooking the delta plains of the Gallikós and Vardar (Axiós or Vardaráis) rivers.

Founded in 316 BCE and named for a sister of Alexander the Great, Thessaloníki after 146 was the capital of the Roman province of Macedonia. As a military and commercial station on the Via Egnatia, which ran from the Adriatic Sea east to Byzantium (i.e., Constantinople), it grew to great importance in the Roman Empire. Two letters written by the Apostle Paul were addressed to its inhabitants (Thessalonians), and its first bishop, Gaius, was one of Paul’s companions. The city prospered in the Byzantine Empire despite repeated attacks by Avars and Slavs in the 6th and 7th centuries. In 732, two years after he prohibited icons, the Byzantine emperor Leo III (reigned 717–741) detached the city from papal jurisdiction and made it dependent on the patriarch of Constantinople. During the iconoclastic regimes of Leo and his successors, the city defended the use of icons in worship and acted to save some of these art treasures.

News: China ‘Meddling’ In Canada Election Probed, Taliban ‘Gender Apartheid’

March 8, 2023: Justin Trudeau orders a probe into alleged Chinese election meddling. Plus: the Taliban’s “gender apartheid” regime, the latest business news, Chanel at Paris Fashion Week and a special interview with former spy Mubin Shaikh.

Front Page: The New York Times – March 8, 2023


Biden Budget Will Propose Tax Increase to Bolster Medicare

The president’s plan targets Americans earning more than $400,000 a year in an attempt to increase the program’s solvency by 25 years.

Intelligence Suggests Pro-Ukrainian Group Sabotaged Pipelines, U.S. Officials Say

New intelligence reporting amounts to the first significant known lead about who was responsible for the attack on the Nord Stream pipelines that carried natural gas from Russia to Europe.

Fight Over Retirement in France Is a Question of Identity

Resistance to the government’s plan to push back the retirement age is not just about working longer. It springs from a deep sense of what defines France as a nation.

Spying by Mexico’s Armed Forces Brings Fears of a ‘Military State’

This is the first time a paper trail has emerged to prove definitively that the Mexican military spied on citizens who were trying to expose its misdeeds.