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April and May 2016 High Sierra Backpacker's News | High Sierra Backpacker

April and May 2016 High Sierra Backpacker's News


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By Alex Wierbinski - Posted on 14 April 2016

News for Backpackers
Everywhere
&
Especially
High Sierra Backpackers

Our Purpose

 

Latest Update
 May 23, 2016 

The Wolves Circle the Downed Fawn

National Park Service loses early round in Yosemite’s trademarks fight,
Fresno Bee, May 20, 2016.
 

Previous DNC Stories
Jan 14, 2016.
Jan 1, 2016

 

Predator's Feast?

Tell the National Park Service: Keep corporate sponsorships out of our parks,
"Credo" petiton against corporate sponsored National Parks & National Treasures.

 

 Earth Sciences

Growing into a Major Diaster:

The most dangerous fault in America,
Earth, May, , 2016.
I live a couple of blocks from the stadium in the images.
 

 

Deepest of Spaces and Earliest of Times

Astronomers confirm faintest early-universe galaxy ever seen,
UCLA, May 23, 2016.
Gravitational lensing Information

Science Forum

 

The Future of Natural Engagement

In 2050, superbugs may kill 1 person every 3 seconds, report warns,
ArsTechnica, May 19, 2016.
 

 

What Happened-Is Happening?

Current El Niño’s strength due partly to an earlier fizzle,
 ArsTechnica, May 11, 2016.

 

 

Wild Swings in Weather

Climate pendulum is swinging rapidly from El Niño to La Niña,
Mashable, May 12, 2016.

Watch it Go!

 

 

The Future of Nature

Earth's Relentless Warming Just Hit a Terrible New Threshold,
Bloomberg, May 18, 2016.
 


Health and Fitness

Study: Regular exercise at any age might stave off Alzheimer's,
University of Kentucky, May 16, 2016.


20-year study shows that higher levels of fitness reduce the risk of developing of diabetes and prediabetes,
Diabetologia, May 16, 2016.



Being fit may slow lung function decline as we age,
American Thoracic Society, May 16, 2016.


 

May 4, 2016 

Fruits of Evil

Some Central Valley Orchards Irrigated With Oilfield Waste Water,
CBSSF, April 28, 2016
 

Investors will kill us, enslave us, drain and pollute us for profits.

 

Mega City Problems?

San Andreas fault 'locked, loaded and ready to roll' with big earthquake, expert says,
LAT, May 4, 2016.

 

 

Stupid Human Tricks

Death by GPS

Hilarious

Why do we follow digital maps into dodgy places?
ArsTechnica, May 3, 2016.
 

Navigation Intro and Info

 

Hydropeaking extirpates river insects,
AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES, May 2, 2016.


Aerial spraying to combat mosquitos linked to increased risk of autism in children, AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PEDIATRICS, April 30, 2016.


Chemical exposure could lead to obesity, UGA study finds,
UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA, April 20, 2016.


Thieves Banquet

Nestle water permit debate heats up, 280K sign petition,
Desert Sun, May 3, 3016.


 

Human Health, Fitness, and Potential

Nature sings the lead
Socially meaningful sounds can change ear, improve hearing, study finds,
GEORGIA STATE UNIVERSITY, April 25, 2016.


Asleep somewhere new, one brain hemisphere keeps watch,
BROWN UNIVERSITY, April 21, 2016.


Strength training helps older adults live longer,
 PENN STATE, April 20, 2016.

 

Power of Life

The Venus flytrap: From prey to predator,
UNIVERSITY OF WÜRZBURG, May 4, 2016.


Indiana University researchers find Earth may be home to 1 trillion species,
INDIANA UNIVERSITY, May 2, 2016.


Mexican researchers observe natural insect control without pesticides,
ENTOMOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA, April 26, 2016.


 

Time and Space

Planet Nine: A world that shouldn't exist,
HARVARD-SMITHSONIAN CENTER FOR ASTROPHYSICS, May 3, 2016.
Planet Nine Wiki


Three Earth-sized planets found orbiting a tiny nearby star,
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA - SAN DIEGO, May 2, 2016.


Mars' surface revealed in unprecedented detail,
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON, April 26, 2016.


Physicists detect the enigmatic spin momentum of light,
RIKEN, April 25, 2016.


The Universe, where space-time becomes discrete
Relativity and quantum mechanics: A non-local union
?
INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF ADVANCED STUDIES (SISSA), April 22, 2016.


Hubble sees a star 'inflating' a giant bubble,
NASA/GODDARD SPACE FLIGHT CENTER, April 21, 2016.
Image

Time, Space, and Matter Forum

 

Skeeters

Hybrid forms of the common house mosquito may serve as vectors between birds and humans, UNIVERSITY OF VETERINARY MEDICINE – VIENNA, April 26, 2016.
 

Parts of Europe may be exposed to dengue outbreaks,
UMEA UNIVERSITY, April 20, 2016.

All Skeeter-Tick News

How to Protect Yourself


Ticks

Lyme Disease on My Mind,
NCRD, April 27, 2016.


Bugs

Tracing the ancestry of dung beetles,
PENSOFT PUBLISHERS, April 25, 2016.

 

Last Update
 April 19, 2016

SKEETERS-VIRAL ATTACK

New scientific evidence of sexual transmission of the Zika virus,
INSERM, , 4-16-16.


The Evolution of Virus

Cracking the Zika mystery,
Duke-NUS Medical School,, 4-19-16.

 

The Brethren

Forest discovery: Trees trade carbon among each other,
University of Basel, 4-14-16.

Tree News



SCIENCE

Down to Earth With: Yosemite's first park geologist Greg Stock,
Earth, 2-9-16.


Dinosaurs 'already in decline' before asteroid apocalypse
University of Bristol, April 18, 2016.

Science: Time, Space, and Matter Forum

 

 April 14, 2016 

Pollution

Rural Water, Not City Smog, May Be China’s Pollution Nightmare,
NYT, April 11, 2016.

Study: Severe water stress likely in Asia by 2050,
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, March 30, 2016.




West Coast scientists sound alarm for changing ocean chemistry,
Oregon State University, 4-4-16.


Western lifestyle spells the end of biodiversity,
National Research Tomsk State University, 4-4-16.

 

Health and Fitness

The more you run, the denser your bones will be,
FECYT - Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology, 4-19-16.

Health and Fitness Forum
 

 

The Skeeters are HERE

CDC confirms Zika causes microcephaly; birth defect may be “tip of the iceberg,”
Ars technica, 4-13-16.

Zika virus may now be tied to another brain disease,
American Academy of Neurology, 4-10-16.


Structure of Zika virus determined,
NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, March 31, 2016.


Argentinian researchers develop trap for mosquito that transmits Zika,
Entomological Society of America, 4-6-16.


A warming climate puts Europe at risk for seasonal outbreaks of dengue fever,
 Umea University, 4-6-16.

Skeeter Forum



Health and Fitness

Research finds that wisdom is a matter of both heart and mind,
University of Waterloo, 4-7-16.


Few children get 60 minutes of vigorous physical activity daily,
Tufts University, Health Sciences Campus, 4-5-16.


Exercise counteracts sitting time,
University of Leicester, 4-5-16.


Born to run? Study suggests love of exercise starts in the womb,
Baylor College of Medicine, March 31, 2016.


Exercise keeps muscles -- and you -- young: Study,
University of Guelph, March 30, 2016.

Health  & Fitness Forum

 

Bigger than we Know

Wealth of unsuspected new microbes expands tree of life,
 University of California – Berkeley, April 11, 2016.

 

Time, Space, and Energy

  Behemoth black hole found in an unlikely place,
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, 4-6-16.


ALMA's most detailed image of a protoplanetary disc,
ESO, March 31, 2016.


Journey to the center of our galaxy,
ESA/Hubble Information Centre, March 31, 2016.

Time, Space, and Matter Forum

 

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