A World Without Clouds ; 'Flying Bulldog' Bee Spotted in Indonesia ; Former VP Sues Citgo ; and More Picks 2/26

A World Without Clouds (Chris)

From Quanta: “A state-of-the-art supercomputer simulation indicates that a feedback loop between global warming and cloud loss can push earth’s climate past a disastrous tipping point in as little as a century.”

Giant ‘Flying Bulldog’ Bee Not Extinct After All (Russ)

The author writes, “You might think the world’s biggest bee would be easy to find. But that’s not the case: Until recently, the last time anyone had reported seeing a [Megachile pluto] living in the wild was in 1981. That changed in January, when the rare bee was spotted on an island of Indonesia.”

How Scientist’s Disputed Views About Pollution Are Shaping EPA (Gerry)

The author writes, “For years [Clint Woods] failed to get regulatory agencies to take him seriously. Then Donald Trump was elected president.”

Former VP Sues Citgo Amid Allegations of Fraud, Theft (Reader Steve)

The author writes, “The case, filed in Harris County state district court, could shed new light on a troubled period at Citgo Petroleum, which has been caught in the crosshairs of a political tug-[of]-war over the future Venezuela.”

No Time For Exercise? Try ‘Vacuuming With Vigor’ (Mili)

The author writes, “[the] type of regular, incidental activity that gets you huffing and puffing is likely to produce health benefits, even if you do it in 30-second bursts, spread over the day.”