Mark Ailey

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Have scientists really admitted climate change sceptics are right?

'Fear of global warming is exaggerated, say scientists,' claimed Mail Online<p>For a section of the right-wing media, it was too good to miss, an …

The idea that climate scientists are in it for the cash has deep ideological roots

You’ll have heard that line of argument about cancer scientists, right?<p>The one where they’re just in it for the government grant money and that they don’t really want to find a cure, because if they did they’d be out of a job?<p>No, of course you haven’t. That’s because it’s ridiculous and a bit, …

Climate

New device can heal with a single touch, and even repair brain injuries

A new device developed at The Ohio State University can start healing organs in a "fraction of a second," researchers say.<p>The technology, known as Tissue Nanotransfection (TNT), has the potential to save the lives of car crash victims and even deployed soldiers injured on site. It's a dime-sized …

Cell Biology

A Plan for Food Self-Sufficiency - Modern Homesteading

Providing high-quality food for your family year-round takes foresight and planning, plus healthy doses of commitment and follow-through. Whether you …

Farming

Wise Pairings: Best Flowers to Plant with Vegetables - Organic Gardening

In the 1970s, when I was a budding landscape designer newly exciting about strategizing the best flowers to plant with vegetables, I attended the …

Why people are getting the hell out of the Northeast

Winter is coming for the North.<p>Last year, three states in the Northeast — New Jersey, New York and Connecticut — landed in the top five places people …

After slowly drying up over 50 years, the monsoon is making a comeback in north India

During the second half of the 20th century, the skies above northern central India dried up.<p>Across vast swathes of Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Bihar, Odisha, and Uttar Pradesh, the monsoon rains between June and September went into decline. Since 1950, the daily rainfall average had …

What to do if you break your leg in the middle of nowhere

Know how to improvise, but try to be prepared.<p>So you’re out in the wilderness, enjoying the fresh air and leaving civilization far behind, when suddenly your friend slips and—crack! Maybe he falls onto his outstretched hand, or she lands on her leg. Either way, you have a bad feeling a bone might …

University of Washington

For a better compost pile, balance these two types of ingredients

We have a saying at our house: “The compost pile is just another mouth to feed.” After all, our garden thrives on compost, and thus we thrive on it, too. That pile is an energy center, like a furnace, and the closer it is to the house, the more easily we can stoke it.<p>If you’re an urban dweller, …

Weather Gets Weird as Record Rainfall Follows Record Drought

Texas struggled through its driest year in history in 2011. Four years later was its wettest ever.<p>The Mississippi River rose to all-time-high flood …

Garden Management: Keeping Up With Your Summer Garden - Organic Garden

Like many gardeners, I’m more of a planter than a picker. I’d rather poke bean seeds into the ground than gather my 10th basket of squash, which …

There is a point at which it will make economic sense to defect from the electrical grid

More than 1 million US homes have solar systems installed on their rooftops. Batteries are set to join many of them, giving homeowners the ability to not only generate but also store their electricity on-site. And once that happens, customers can drastically reduce their reliance on the grid.<p>It’s …

Solar Power

Moss-covered CityTree has the same air-purifying effect as 275 regular trees

20 of them have been deployed so far around the world<p>From smog-sucking bikes to electric taxis and paint made of car exhaust, designers and architects are stepping up to address air pollution—the world’s single largest health risk. But a new air filter making the rounds in Oslo, Paris, Brussels, …

Green Design

Simple Living Is The Key To Personal Growth and Self-Actualization. Here is Why

For the past ten years I have been pretty much into personal development. Well, as a teenager I was already a bit interested in not-so-mainstream …

This slithering eel video is both creepy and captivating

The peppered moray eel slithering across the rocks is a strangely soothing and mesmerizing scene.<p>That is, until the eel encounters a crab. Then it's …

This Machine Just Started Sucking CO2 Out Of The Air To Save Us From Climate Change

Climeworks carbon capture device will take the gas from the air and sell it or store it in the ground. Now we just need a few hundred thousand more–as quickly as possible.<p>Sitting on top of a waste incineration facility near Zurich, a new carbon capture plant is now sucking CO2 out of the air to …

Winterize Your Bird Houses

After the breeding season ends and birds have migrated, it is time to winterize your bird houses so they will stay safe and suitable for the next …

14 genius ways to use Lego around the home

1 Room dividers<p>EverBlock Systems<p>EverBlock Systems' functional plastic building blocks provides a unique way to divide rooms. Quick and easy to put …

American Trees Are Moving West, and No One Knows Why

Climate change explains only 20 percent of the movement.<p>As the consequences of climate change strike across the United States, ecologists have a guiding principle about how they think plants will respond. Cold-adapted plants will survive if they move “up”—that is, as they move further north (away …

Ecology

Solar-powered device pulls drinking water straight out of thin air

The system, which is still in the prototype phase, uses a material that resembles powdery sand to trap air in its tiny pores.<p>When heated by the sun …

Cats and Lizards and Monkeys, Oh My! 9 Islands Ruled by Animals

1 of 11<p>Animals Rule!<p>An island of cuddly bunnies! A cay populated by swimming pigs! An isle of diseased monkeys!<p>Okay, maybe that last one isn't so …

Greenland's Coastal Ice Caps Have Melted Past The Point Of No Return

Coastal ice has passed a critical "tipping point," a new study shows. And it doesn't bode well for the rest of the island's ice.<p>Even as President Donald Trump and his administration continue to deny the urgency of climate change, an international team of researchers has revealed how global warming …

Global Warming

The 5 Principles of Extreme Weather Survival

I’m not going to tell you how to start a fire by rubbing two sticks together. If you’re looking for survival-themed fantasy, there are plenty of TV shows, books, and ridiculous knives with fishing line stored in their handles that you can waste your time and money on. Survival isn’t about copying …

Graphene used to sieve salts from seawater

Scientists continue to explore the potential of graphene, aka the one-atom thin sheet of bonded carbon atoms that was created more than a decade ago after researchers first peeled a few layers off a block of graphite with some Scotch Tape — before going on to refine their technique until a sheet …

7 Mindfulness Techniques That Literally Rewire Your Brain to Let Go of Anxiety and Worry

Anxiety is a big problem for many people in America. According to recent statistics, more than 3.3 million people in the US suffer from an anxiety …

Here's how to wipe your old iPad/iPhone/iPod touch for resale

I've been asked several times over the past few days about how to wipe an iPad ready for resale (presumably because Apple has a new iPad out). …

Sweet corn is an easy crop for home gardens. Here's how to plant it | NOLA.com

One of life's great treats is biting into corn that was cooked just minutes after it was harvested from your home garden. If you've never had the …

How a very dry desert 'recycles' fog and dew - Futurity

The ocean isn't the only source of life-sustaining fog and dew in the Namib Desert, which is almost completely devoid of surface water.

Oceans