If you bird-watch for long enough, you'll notice that you tend to see different birds at different times of the year. With a little research, you can easily find out which birds will be migrating through your region and when. Some birds may also spend the summers in your backyard, then fly south to warmer climates during the winter. This carousel of bird species is what makes backyard birding so fun. … [Read more...] about The Homeowner’s Guide to Backyard Bird-Watching
If you have the resources, there are also personal HEPA air purifiers on the market, designed to clean a standard room of a home. Some even come with humidifiers that will measure the air and keep the room between 40% and 60%, while others incorporate UV light technology designed to kill stray particles. … [Read more...] about Can the AC filter in your home, office or local mall protect you from Covid-19?
Other conditions caused by too much unprotected time in the sun may have longer-term consequences, according to Pettey. Pterygium, for instance, is a growth of fleshy tissue that can cover part of the cornea and hurt your vision. This is sometimes called "surfer's eye." … [Read more...] about What you should know before buying sunglasses
The fate of glaciers around the world Death of a glacier Iceland paid tribute to its Okjokull ice sheet on Sunday, holding a funeral for the first glacier lost to climate change. Known as 'Ok' for short, Okjokull lost its status as a glacier in 2014. At Sunday's ceremony, mourners unveiled a plaque announcing that all the country's main glaciers are expected to follow the same path in the next 200 years. … [Read more...] about Italy’s melting glaciers face new threat: Pink ice
Researchers and their self-experiments An oral vaccination against coronavirus Courage, curiosity or complete hubris? It's probably a mixture of all these things that causes many scientists to test their own inventions on themselves first. According to the Global Times, a Chinese doctor not only developed an oral vaccine against the SARS-CoV-2 but also tried it out himself. So far, he hasn't seen any side effects. … [Read more...] about Hydroxychloroquine: Using anti-malaria drug is a risky business