Even a ‘limited’ nuclear war would starve millions of people, new study reveals

Credit: US Department of Energy Even a relatively small nuclear war would create a worldwide food crisis lasting at least a decade in which hundreds of millions would starve, according to our new modeling published in Nature Food. In a nuclear war, bombs dropped on cities and industrial areas would start firestorms, injecting large amounts … Read more

Does presenting credibility labels of journalistic sources affect news consumption? New study finds limited effects

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain Labeling the credibility of information sources does not shift the consumption of news away from low-quality sources or reduce belief in widely circulated inaccurate claims among average internet users, but providing an indicator of sources’ quality may improve the news diet quality of the heaviest consumers of misinformation, shows a new … Read more

Fragile orbits of seven exoplanets could survive only limited early bombardment — ScienceDaily

Seven Earth-sized planets orbit the star TRAPPIST-1 in near-perfect harmony, and US and European researchers have used that harmony to determine how much physical abuse the planets could have withstood in their infancy. “After rocky planets form, things bash into them,” said astrophysicist Sean Raymond of the University of Bordeaux in France. “It’s called bombardment, … Read more