A breakfast table full of questions for Adam Schiff

When Rep. Adam Schiff stepped into Washington’s St. Regis Hotel Thursday for a Monitor Breakfast, there was no shortage of topics on the table. Michael Bonfigli/Special to The Christian Science Monitor Rep. Adam Schiff, chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, speaks at a breakfast organized by The Christian Science Monitor at the St. Regis Hotel…

Does pollution make thunderstorms more severe?

The 2021–2022 TRacking Aerosol Convection interactions ExpeRiment (TRACER) aims to collect data on the evolution of convective clouds and the environment at locations around Houston, Texas. Scientists from Brookhaven National Laboratory are collaborating with the University of Houston (foreground) and other partners using instrumentation from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) user…

New tool finds the best opportunities to reduce, reuse and recycle across industrial sectors

Credit: CC0 Public Domain A new tool finds hidden connections across industrial sectors and identifies opportunities to reduce waste and lower carbon emissions by mapping the physical economy for a region. “The climate and the economy are too important for us to make mistakes,” said Shweta Singh, the interdisciplinary scientist at Purdue University who developed…

Amazonian protected areas benefit both people and biodiversity

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain Highly positive social outcomes are linked to biodiversity efforts in Amazonian Sustainable-Use Protected Areas, according to new research from the University of East Anglia (UEA). The study investigated the social consequences of living both inside and outside Sustainable-Use Protected Areas containing aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems in Brazil’s state of Amazonas. Researchers…

Not Dead Yet: Skype Gets a Redesign in 2021

MicrosoftMicrosoft is clearly trying to get people to use Teams. However, that doesn’t mean the company has completely forgotten about Skype. The company just put out a redesign for Skype that adds a fresh new look and some interesting features. What’s New With Skype? Microsoft describes the latest of many Skype redesigns as an “improved,…