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bp;dr - behind paywall, didn't read, the internet's next new acronym
A seemingly unintentionally ironic paper has just been published in Science titled "A HUMAN RIGHT TO SCIENCE". I presume it's an important paper because the title is in BLOCK CAPITALS. That's about all I can tell you about it though, because it's behind a paywall.
bp;dr - Behind paywall, didn't read.
A new acronym is going down a storm on Twitter this week, coined by @NeuroPolarbear. It describes this situation perfectly. So perfectly in fact, that I've added the term to urban dictionary, so we can all start using it. Hopefully one day, we won't have to.
Who knows, it might end up becoming a slightly subtler version of #ICanHazPDF.
Certain water beetles can escape from frogs after being consumed.
- A Japanese scientist shows that some beetles can wiggle out of frog's butts after being eaten whole.
- The research suggests the beetle can get out in as little as 7 minutes.
- Most of the beetles swallowed in the experiment survived with no complications after being excreted.
The world's 10 most affected countries are spending up to 59% of their GDP on the effects of violence.
- Conflict and violence cost the world more than $14 trillion a year.
- That's the equivalent of $5 a day for every person on the planet.
- Research shows that peace brings prosperity, lower inflation and more jobs.
- Just a 2% reduction in conflict would free up as much money as the global aid budget.
- Report urges governments to improve peacefulness, especially amid COVID-19.
The lush biodiversity of South America's rainforests is rooted in one of the most cataclysmic events that ever struck Earth.
- One especially mysterious thing about the asteroid impact, which killed the dinosaurs, is how it transformed Earth's tropical rainforests.
- A recent study analyzed ancient fossils collected in modern-day Colombia to determine how tropical rainforests changed after the bolide impact.
- The results highlight how nature is able to recover from cataclysmic events, though it may take millions of years.