KELO Newstalk 1320 107.9 on Facebook Facebook logo KELO Newstalk 1320 107.9 on twitter Twitter logo Live Stream Listen Now Current Show Forum 7:30AM ndash;8AM Upcoming Shows Next Show Catholic Views 8AM ndash;8:30AM At Home with Gary Sullivan 8:30AM ndash;11AM Fox News Sunday 11AM ndash;12PM Current Weather (57104) 24 deg; Search Our Site Search Submit Search Magnifiying glass search icon Forum 7:30AM ndash;8AM News State The battle for dark skies The battle for dark skies Saturday, February 15, 2020 1:22 p.m. CST The picture at left shows how lit up much of the world is with artificial lighting. SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO.com) A few decades ago, a large percentage of Americans could see the Milky Way from their backyards. Now, thanks to light pollution, the Milky Way is washed out for 80 percent of Americans. The group known as the International Dark Sky Association, or IDA, is working to change that.
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Venus may be Earth s closest cousin, but for many planetary scientists, it can seem a distant dream. It s been nearly 30 years since a NASA spacecraft has visited the planet. But that could change, as missions to Venus are two of the four finalists for the agency s next two $500 million planetary missions, NASA announced today.
Chelsea starlet Reece James has been urged to become accustomed to playing in the centre of defence to realise his England ambitions amid competition from Liverpool s Trent Alexander Arnold.James, 20, is enjoying a breakthrough season at Stamford Bridge, making 20 appearances under Blues legend Frank Lampard and staking his claim for an England call up.
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Facebook has solidified its place over the years as the leader of the paid social landscape.But as more brands are investing on Facebook (and Instagram), costs are continuing to rise as advertisers are competing for inventory.
Puberty is a landmark in human development, with significant and noticeable changes both of the mind and the body. The process is dependent on the awakening of the dormant hypothalamo pituitary gonadal axis, at which point the hypothalamus regulates the production of male and female reproductive hormones and feedback loops which causes the individual to become sexually mature and capable of reproduction ultimately.A variety of factors can affect this reawakening, however, ranging from genetic differences through malnutrition or overweight, to stress. The result of these influences could be a change in the age of puberty.
Here are seven largely untold scientists who have changed our world. Image: Daria Koshkina This post first appeared on Medium 12 Feb 2020 UN Women , Global Risks Report 2020 Read the report Most Popular Why you should focus on becoming more emotionally intelligent in 2020Dr Travis Bradberry LinkedIn 11 Feb 2020 Coronavirus facts and myths, future schools, tipping points to save usAdrian Monck 07 Feb 2020 These are the most innovative economies in the worldKatharina Buchholz Statista 10 Feb 2020 More on the agenda Explore context Gender Parity Explore the latest strategic trends, research and analysis The STEM fields have been plagued by gender biases excluding women and girls from learning sciences for years. From ancient Chinese medicine that saved millions of malaria impacted lives to the first mobile X ray units helping wounded soldiers, these are the stories of brilliant minds. For centuries, women have made significant contributions to the field of science. They ve discovered life saving remedies, devised world altering inventions, and produced far reaching research, but in many cases their invaluable advances are minimized or neglected.For too long, the STEM fields have been shaped by gender biases that exclude women and girls, past, present, and future. Unequal access to education, technologies, and leadership positions have steered countless bright female minds away from STEM careers and stalled their progress.
Posted by Paso Robles Press Feb 9, 2020According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 610,000 people die of heart disease in the United States every year. Nearly 735,000 Americans have a heart attack each year. (Ref: articles.mercola.com 2018 03 02). Did you know that you can support heart health with some simple diet and lifestyle changes?
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While we were losing our minds over the crystal gown worn by Bella Hadid, we also couldn ''t help but be drawn to the luxe bohemian spirit expressed through flower hair clips and feathered earrings. To channel that youthful yet elegant vibe, the make up focused on a flawless complexion, accent on the eyes and a glossy nude lip. The result is that each woman ''s features were enhanced, bringing out her singular beauty ndash; perfect combination for a special event or a date night.
WWE reportedly pulled The IIconics off television a few months ago in an effort to freshen up their characters.According to Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter (h t WrestlingInc.com''s Marc Middleton), WWE is aiming to repackage Peyton Royce and Billie Kay, although no information on their potential return date nor character changes was provided.
After studying painting at Ontario College of Art, Sigismondi went on to direct timeless music videos in the 90s that shook up the status quo. At the time, the raw rock consuming pop culture was perfectly suited to the artist;s taste and style. Sigismondi;s first music videos were for Rita Chiarelli and The Tea Party, but it was her classic 1996 music video, ;The Beautiful People,; that took her vision and career to another level. Manson and Sigismondi;s macabre sensibilities were a match made in heaven. The result led her to a life changing collaboration with David Bowie, who Sigismondi ended up working with several times throughout the years. Their first music video was ;Little Wonder,; followed by 2013;s ;The Stars (Are Out Tonight); and ;The Next Day.;After directing Bowie and Manson, Sigismondi put her heart and soul into videos from The White Stripes, Robert Plant, Rihanna, The Cure, and the list goes on and on. Many of these videos allowed the filmmaker to merge her different interests, too. There ''s more often than not a handmade quality to Sigismondi ''s visual because she actually sculpts and crafts props frequently seen in her work. "My first rule is to go practical with everything, " she told us. "It all depends on where the time is. If you 've got the time when you 're prepping, do it practically. "
To check up on how bees have been handling the changing climate, researchers looked at 66 bumblebee species across North America and Europe. They compared baseline population data collected between 1901 and 1974 to modern data, collected between 2000 and 2014. Then they looked at how bee populations changed during some of the hottest and coldest months, and months with the most and least amount of precipitation. What they found was not particularly promising. The probability of bees occupying a given region declined by 46 percent in North America and 16 percent in Europe in large part due to extreme heat linked to climate change. The researchers suggested that bees are not colonizing and repopulating during months where they experience heat that pushes past their typical thermal limits. In fact, some species are abandoning hotter regions, resulting in a 30 percent decline in the likelihood of seeing bumblebees in a given location.That is some bad news for bees at a time when it seems like things couldn''t get much worse for the little creatures. Basically everywhere they turn, humans have started to cut into their environment in some way. In more commercial settings like on farms, bees are being devastated by the use of pesticides. A number of studies have found that commonly used insecticides and weed killers have had adverse effects not only on bees themselves but also on the plants that they count on as a food source. This has become a global epidemic as more and more developing countries embrace the use of these chemicals to help keep up with the needs of a growing population and increased demand for food crops. In Brazil, for example, pesticide use has skyrocketed by more than 770 percent over the last two decades, according to Bloomberg. The result is a shocking drop in the bee population. The insects are dying by the millions in the country. More than 500 million honey bees were found dead across four states in the country in the spring of 2019, largely the result of exposure to harmful chemicals. Even when those chemicals don''t kill bees outright, they effectively maim them, weakening them to the point of being unable to reproduce. This can lead to a phenomenon known as colony collapse disorder, wherein thousands of bees die suddenly and seemingly all at once. The use of pesticides has largely been thought responsible for pushing pollinators and other insects to the brink of extinction. A 2019 study published in the journal Biological Conservation found that as much as 40 percent of all insects are threatened with complete extinction simply because of exposure to chemicals found in insecticides and pesticides.
Increasing overall temperatures due to climate change along with severe spikes of heat are tied to drops in bumble bee numbers in North America and Europe faster than they can find new habitats, according to a study published Thursday (February 6) in Science.
An argument we often hear from those who advocate inaction on climate change mitigation is that such an endeavour would cost too much. However, it s increasingly clear that the failure to keep global temperature rise to under 2 degrees Celsius is going to cost even more.Take the year gone by. In 2019, hurricanes, floods and wildfires cost the world $150 billion (around 10.6 trillion), according to data released by one of the biggest re insurance companies in the world, Munich Re.