New research led by the University of Bristol has highlighted regions across the world most at risk of devastating effects from unprecedented heat waves. The study identifies regions such as Afghanistan, Papua New Guinea, Central America, Beijing, and Central Europe as the most vulnerable due to socioeconomic vulnerability and limited adaptation measures. The researchers used extreme value statistics and large datasets to pinpoint regions globally where temperature records are most likely to be broken soonest. The study calls for policy makers in hotspot regions to consider relevant action plans to reduce the risk of deaths and associated harms from climate extremes.
According to a study from the National Research University Higher School of Economics in Russia, background noise like coffee shop chatter or traffic doesn’t hinder our comprehension of written text. While it may slow down reading speed, dealing with a cluttered text actually increases the pace, possibly due to a desire to finish quickly. […]
Plastic waste that is often difficult and costly to recycle may be upcycled into valuable carbon nanotubes and hybrid nanomaterials using a new flash Joule heating technique, according to researchers at Rice University. Plastic waste has doubled globally over the past 20 years, with most of it going to landfills, incineration or mismanagement. Researchers […]
Preprint publications have brought about a change in how authors used to publish their scientific research. In today’s time, when the speed of research dissemination has become most important, preprint publications help authors in achieving faster dissemination of their research. As a result, traditional publishing processes have been modified to meet modern needs, and […]