Learn how people infected with measles can develop an immune system ‘amnesia,’ losing antibodies to other pathogens.
Science FridayResearchers found that as much as 73% of the immune antibody repertoire was wiped out in people who had been infected with the measles, leaving them vulnerable to diseases they had already built an immunity to.
Birds don’t see the world quite the way we do. How does that shape the colors—both spectacular and drab—of our feathered friends?
Science FridayBirds don’t just see the world from higher up than the rest of us; they also see a whole range of light that we can’t. Birds have a fourth color cone in their eyes that lets them see ultraviolet wavelengths. scifri.me/t52pic.twitter.com/S3sJq6OnlF
Cities have always been hotter than their surroundings. Meet the people trying to cool off the urban jungle even as the globe warms.
Science FridayNow on #SciFriLive: Degrees of Change looks at urban heat islands, the phenomena of cities being significantly warmer than surrounding areas. scifri.me/832
How is your county, city, or neighborhood responding to extreme heat?
The differing presidential candidates climate agendas include the Green New Deal, increased spending, and executive action.
Science FridayIt's #SciFriLive time. Today it's the third chapter of Degrees of Change, our series explores the problem of climate change and how we as a planet are adapting to it.
First, @rebleber of @MotherJones tells us about the latest climate headlines.