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Losing sleep over global warming

Science | Atmospheric carbon dioxide likely not as catastrophic as UN special report suggests
by Julie Borg
Posted 8/15/19, 03:17 pm

The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) last week warned human-caused global warming is harming land-based ecosystems and threatening our food supply. If warming increases even a few more tenths of a degree, the panel said food will become scarcer, more expensive, and less nutritious.

“I’ve lost a lot of sleep about what the science is saying,” Koko Warner, a manager in the UN Climate Change secretariat, said in a statement. “As a person, it’s pretty scary.”

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WHO takes stand against embryo gene editing

Science | The international organization can wield influence but not authority
by Julie Borg
Posted 8/08/19, 03:09 pm

The World Health Organization wants countries to put the kibosh on all research that would edit the genes of human embryos, called germline editing.

“Regulatory authorities in all countries should not allow any further work in this area until its implications have been properly considered,” WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said in late July.

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A toothache for Darwinists

Science | Fossil find complicates theory of human evolution
by Julie Borg
Posted 8/01/19, 01:46 pm

Analysis of an ancient human tooth just took one more bite out of the evolutionary narrative. The discovery adds to an increasing body of scientific evidence suggesting that Neanderthals, Denisovans, and modern humans belong to one species. Though it throws a wrench into the theory that humans descended from archaic subspecies that migrated out of Africa, it fits quite well into the Biblical narrative.

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