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Researchers find link between Atlantic hurricanes and weather system in East Asia

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 08/07/2020 - 17:23
With a new Atlantic hurricane season in full swing, scientists may have found a new influence on how tropical cyclones develop. Researchers led by the University of Iowa have identified a connection between a climate system in East Asia and the frequency ...

Coronavirus: Cancer survivor calls mammogram refusal 'ageist'

Health News BBC - Fri, 08/07/2020 - 17:13
Janet Wilkie criticises the suspension of breast screenings for the over 70s due to the pandemic.

Florida Current is the Weakest Its Been in a Century

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 08/07/2020 - 16:55
The Florida Current, which forms the start of the Gulf Stream, has slowed over the past century and is the slowest it has been at any point in the past 110 years, a new study reveals. Researchers have developed a method of tracking the strength of near-shore ...

High levels of toxins found in stranded whales and dolphins

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 08/07/2020 - 16:28
A team of scientists led by Florida Atlantic University has found high levels of toxic pollutants in marine animals along the southeastern coast of the United States. The researchers analyzed blubber and liver samples collected from 83 dolphins and whales that ...

Umurangi Generation Review - Cyberpunk Snap

Game Spot Reviews - Fri, 08/07/2020 - 15:00

In Te Reo (Māori), "umurangi" means red sky--a perpetual sight in this first-person photography game, and a sign of the climate anomaly plaguing the city of Tauranga Aotearoa. You'll see this when raising your camera towards the flock of seagulls gathering at sunset, or a distant view of Mount Mauao amidst the billowing clouds of crimson and orange. Inspired by his personal experiences around the Australian bushfire crisis, Maori developer Naphtali Faulkner envisions a cyberpunk future that's so much more than a neon-soaked dystopia. As a result, Umurangi Generation becomes a shining example of what cyberpunk media should be; it boldly confronts the themes that underpin the genre, from its condemnation of capitalism to rebuking the corporate structures that govern its cities.

Umurangi Generation makes its statements not through dialogue but by letting you explore its themes through the exploratory lens of photography--and its through this framing that the game's message is made all the more resounding. Akin to a bystander, you don't get to interact with the city's inhabitants in Umurangi Generation; you just quietly observe and snap pictures of things you see in your environment.

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