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Bird Populations In Decline, Real Life Sci-Fi Disasters, Brain Wiring. Sept 20, 2019, Part 2

Released Friday, 20th September 2019
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There may be almost 3 billion fewer birds in North America today than there were in 1970, according to a study published this week in the journal Science. The decline over time works out to a loss of about one in 4 birds. However, the decline does not appear to be evenly distribut…

Then, journalist Mike Pearl investigates what the world would look like after technology breakdowns, a real-life Jurassic Park, and other sci-fi doomsday scenarios in his book, The D…

Finally, new research on the brains of people who paint with their toes reveal how our limbs affect our internal maps from birth.…
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It is frustrating to know that bird populations are decreasing due to deforestation and loss of their habitats thanks to useless pledges that don’t materialize into implemented policies. Transitioning into SciFi disasters was an excellent segment that looked into dangerous potential consequences of Scientific research including disregarding the implications of loss of habitats to millions of species. Zombie ?‍♀️ apocalypse is one scary thought but who would have predicted that we can gene-edit babies albeit such a practice is not ethical and criminalised in almost all countries thankfully.
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