Former England captain Ray Illingworth reveals cancer diagnosis; wants law change on assisted dying | Cricket News

“I believe in assisted death. The way my wife has been, there has been no joy in life for the past 12 months, and I don’t see any point in living that way. A lot of doctors are against it, but if they have to live as my wife has for the last 12 A … Read more

Black Tech Founders Want to Change the Culture of Health Care, One Click at a Time

Kara Anthony When Ashlee Wisdom launched an early version of her health and wellness site, more than 34,000 users – mostly black – visited the platform in the first two weeks. “It wasn’t the most effective platform. It wasn’t exciting,” recalls Hikma, 31. But the launch was successful. Now, more than a year later, Wisdom’s … Read more

Climate change literacy lessons from Africa — ScienceDaily

Tackling the climate crisis will require large-scale cooperation, but to achieve this, people need to know what specific challenges lie ahead and how to best move forward. Across the world, people are facing the effects of the climate crisis, yet many remain unsure how to address it, and even if they can address it. Researchers … Read more

Expansion of wind and solar power too slow to stop climate change — ScienceDaily

Renewable energy production is increasing every year. But after analyzing the growth rates of wind and solar energy in 60 countries, researchers at Chalmers University of Technology, Lund University in Sweden and Central European University in Vienna, Austria, conclude that almost no country is moving fast enough to avoid global warming of 1.5°C or even … Read more

Humans caused climate change — ScienceDaily

More than 99.9% of peer-reviewed scientific papers agree that climate change is mainly caused by humans, according to a new survey of 88,125 climate-related studies. The research updates a similar 2013 paper revealing that 97% of studies published between 1991 and 2012 supported the idea that human activities are changing the Earth’s climate. The current … Read more

Climate change affects animal behavior — ScienceDaily

Humans are shaping environments at an accelerating rate. In fact, one of the most important current topics of research is the ability of animals to adapt to human-induced environmental changes and how this change affects the expression of animal traits. With the help of data collected on just over a hundred animal species, researchers from … Read more

Scientists part of team that points to strong connection between climate change, plastics pollution — ScienceDaily

When a major hurricane causes storm surges and torrential rain, the storm washes trash from the ground into our rivers and coasts, University of Rhode Island researchers Andrew Davis and Colin Sockling say. Among the items being transported is plastic, a ubiquitous consumer item found in many products and packaging. The problem is that plastic … Read more