Dark Matter Labs and EIT Climate-KIC published an interesting post about how the invisible structures & infrastructures such as regulation, procurement, contracting and finance mechanisms need to be addressed in order to accelerate the climate transitions required in cities.
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released their sixth assessment report that projects five climate emergency scenarios based on current and future global emissions. The report shows that a 1.5 degree temperature increase is already locked in, and can only be reduced in the future if we hit net zero emissions by 2025. If the planet reaches net zero emission just after 2030, we are guaranteed a 2+ degree increase until after 2050.
The Russian Defence Minister wants to extract the DNA from the archealogical remains of Scythian warriors (9th to 2nd century BC) found in Siberia and use it clone an army of warriors. You would be forgiven in thinking this was the plot of a movie blockbuster but no, it was a conversation held during an online session of the Russian Geological Society last month.
The Atlantic published an interesting article about how considering the opposite viewpoint when making a decision can lead to better decision making. The piece describes how research about the wisdom of crowds has evolved to demostrate that a change in mindset can help you to harness the power of your inner crowd, which on average leads to better decision outcomes.
Scientists have developed iAge, an inflammation based clock measure/test that can determine a person's biological age, which may be more or less than their chronological age, based on how healthy their immune system is at neutralising inflammation.