Today’s Solutions: May 27, 2024

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"Alien" flatworm named in honor of COVID-19 victims

How scientists decide to name new animal species they discover doesn't follow a prescribed set of rules. Some aim to go for a humorous approach like the flatworm Ramisyllis kingghidorahi which was named after Godzilla’s enemy, King Ghidorah. Some name the novel creature after a human, like the Read More...

Barcelona, no vehicles, empty roads, clean air, less air pollution

Better air quality during initial lockdowns saved hundreds of lives

New research suggests that more than 800 lives may have been saved across Europe due to improved air quality during the initial Covid lockdowns. Transportation restrictions meant that there were far fewer cars and transport trucks on the roads, which made the most impact on air quality according Read More...

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Rare pink dolphin are back in Hong Kong as lockdown halts ferry traffic

From multiple successful turtle hatchings around the world to decreasing rates of rhino poaching in South Africa, coronavirus lockdowns have been a blessing to many species of wildlife. More recently, scientists have discovered that diminished human activity has also benefited the elusive pink Read More...

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Premature births plummeted during coronavirus lockdowns

Covid-19 has side effects. No, we aren’t talking about the side effects of the disease, but rather the impact of the shutdowns on our society. One positive outcome is the significant drop in premature births and potentially revolutionary knowledge about pregnancy. Doctors in many countries, Read More...