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Managers who think gender bias isn’t a problem make it worse
26. junij 2020 (19:00)
A study of managers in veterinary medicine – where over half the workforce is female – finds that women are seen as less competent and worthy of lower salary compared with men with identical performance reviews (New Scientist)
US military electroshock weapon can hit a person 100 metres away
26. junij 2020 (16:14)
The US Marine Corps is testing a long-range alternative to stun guns - it is a projectile that can be fired from a shotgun and that uses a parachute to slow down before delivering an electric shock (New Scientist)
Astronomers have spotted six possible exomoons in distant star systems
26. junij 2020 (15:58)
Moons are ubiquitous in our solar system, but we have not definitively found any farther afield – that may be changing with 6 new exomoon candidates (New Scientist)
Major fires hit the Amazon and the Arctic for the second year in a row
26. junij 2020 (15:37)
This year is shaping up to be an average one for global forest fires, but the vital ecosystems of the Amazon and the Arctic are experiencing a second year of severe blazes (New Scientist)
UK nitrogen dioxide pollution levels hit 10-year low during lockdown
26. junij 2020 (10:00)
The UK-wide coronavirus lockdown led to a drop in nitrogen dioxide levels to concentrations not seen in the past decade, according to a network of air pollution sensors (New Scientist)
Complex cells may have evolved due to a shortage of trace metals
26. junij 2020 (09:00)
Trace metals like iron and copper became rare in the oceans around 2 billion years ago, around when complex “eukaryotic” cells first appeared (New Scientist)
We have recorded the biggest lightning flashes ever
26. junij 2020 (08:00)
Satellites have detected two record-shattering lightning flashes: one that covered a distance of 709 kilometres, and one that lasted 16.7 seconds (New Scientist)
Three exoplanets are close enough for us to see their atmospheres
25. junij 2020 (19:00)
A star just 11 light years away is calm enough that we may be able to study the atmospheres of three planets that seem to orbit it – one of which could be in the star's habitable zone (New Scientist)
Sled dogs are an ancient breed going back at least 10,000 years
25. junij 2020 (18:10)
A 9500-year-old dog discovered on a remote island off Siberia is remarkably similar to living sled dogs in Greenland, suggesting that people have been breeding these working animals for millennia (New Scientist)
Dolphins learn from peers to chase fish into shells and then eat them
25. junij 2020 (17:41)
Bottlenose dolphins chase fish into shells, lift the shells to the surface and shake them so the fish fall into their mouths – and they pass this trick along to their friends (New Scientist)