Hazy skies, reduced visibility and colorful sunsets: Another dust storm from the Sahara to hit US this week thumbnail

Hazy skies, reduced visibility and colorful sunsets: Another dust storm from the Sahara to hit US this week

Doyle Rice, USA TODAY Published 5:56 p.m. ET June 29, 2020 | Updated 10:35 p.m. ET June 29, 2020CLOSE The long-awaited cloud of Saharan dust will bring beautiful sunsets but also potential breathing problems. USA TODAYAnother week, another Saharan dust storm.If you missed out on the first round of Saharan dust that coated parts of…

UNH reopening plan: Reduced dorm capacity, other changes thumbnail

UNH reopening plan: Reduced dorm capacity, other changes

[Editor’s note: A previous version of this story included an inaccurate figure for how significantly the university plans to reduce its residence halls’ capacity.]DURHAM — University of New Hampshire campuses will reopen to students starting Aug. 10, doing so with a number of changes and restrictions university officials say will ensure safety during the ongoing…

Significant reduced traffic in Beijing failed to relieve haze pollution during the COVID-19 lockdown: implications for haze mitigation. (arXiv:2006.07297v1 [physics.ao-ph]) thumbnail

Significant reduced traffic in Beijing failed to relieve haze pollution during the COVID-19 lockdown: implications for haze mitigation. (arXiv:2006.07297v1 [physics.ao-ph])

[Submitted on 12 Jun 2020] Authors:Zhaofeng Lv (1), Xiaotong Wang (1), Fanyuan Deng (1), Qi Ying (2), Alexander T. Archibald (3), Roderic L. Jones (3), Yan Ding (4), Ying Cheng (5), Mingliang Fu (4), Ying Liu (5), Hanyang Man (1), Zhigang Xue (4), Kebin He (1), Jiming Hao (1), Huan Liu (1) ((1) State Key…

Reduced obesity for weighted-vest wearers

Scientists from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, have found a new method of reducing human body weight and fat mass using weighted vests. The new study indicates that there is something comparable to built-in bathroom scales that contributes to keeping our body weight and, by the same token, fat mass constant. The researchers hypothesized that…