Leprechan_Sushi OP t1_itqdrdq wrote

The IEA said the rise in global CO2 emissions this year would have been larger – more than tripling to reach close to 1 billion tonnes – were it not for the major deployments of renewable energy technologies and electric vehicles (EVs) around the world.

Even though Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has propped up global coal demand in 2022 by making natural gas far more expensive, the relatively small increase in coal emissions has been considerably outweighed by the expansion of renewables, IEA said


Leprechan_Sushi OP t1_iso3nlv wrote

A lubricant derived from the mucus of cow salivary glands has shown promise at preventing the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and a herpes virus from infecting healthy human cells.

Mucus is a protective gel that lubricates the epithelial tissues that cover our organs and line our body cavities, as well as acting as a first line of defence against microorganisms. The main component of mucus, a protein called mucin, may have antiviral properties.


Leprechan_Sushi OP t1_is8jnat wrote

I guess this is one of those inventions that did not take off. A proposed a new system for the mass production of chicken that removes the birds’ cerebral cortex so that they don’t experience the horrors of being packed together tightly in vertical farms. He argues that it would be more humane to have blind chickens than ones that can see.

It does look like nothing came of this.


Leprechan_Sushi OP t1_iqvs7kj wrote

Humans have been eating plants since the dawn of time. However one plant lives matter activist has given the plants a means of fighting back. Engineers have created a robot machete arm that interfaces with the 'brain' of a common houseplant, giving the plants a method of showing us what they really think of humanity.