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For many decades scientists have believed that people have an ‘irrational optimism bias‘ – a tendency to underestimate their chances of negative experiences, while overestimating their chances of positive events. A new study casts doubt over claims that people are inherently over-optimistic or ‘optimistically biased‘ about the future.
The recovery of populations of wolves, bears, lynx and wolverines in Europe over the past 50 years has been overwhelmingly successful, but it has come at the price of increased conflicts of interest with the people living alongside them. John Linnell of the Norwegian Institute for Nature Research has been part of a large pan-European research effort to gain a deeper insight into these conflicts, int the hope that more effective methods for resolving them can be constructed.
In an interview with ScienceNode, leaders of the Internet2 Metaverse Working Group Chris Collins and Ben Fineman talk about what‘s new and where we‘re heading in the world of virtual reality
Pesticide exposure can have negative impacts on many species and is a major threat to biodiversity. A new study is one of few to have assessed the risks specifically for European reptiles. Results suggest that at least one third of European reptile species are at high risk of exposure, with lizards showing the highest sensitivity to pesticides.