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These solar panels can pull clean drinking water out of the air — and they've spread to 12 countries around the world

Around the world, approximately 2.1 billion people do not have immediate access to clean drinking water.<p>A startup called Zero Mass Water aims to make clean water easily accessible to more people around the world. In 2015, it launched its first product, Source — a solar panel array that harvests and …

Clean Energy

Scientists say they can measure your charisma with only 6 questions

I have a select few friends I would call genuinely charismatic — the rest are kind, and/or funny, and/or outgoing, but aren't <i>quite</i> there yet.<p>The thing is, I can't tell you exactly how I made that distinction. It's more of an intuitive judgment.<p>But a team of researchers at the University of Toronto, …

The massive asteroid that killed the dinosaurs was even more devastating than anyone imagined

The massive asteroid that is thought to have wiped out the dinosaurs was one of the most significant events in Earth's history, and without it there's a really good chance humans might never have existed at all. With that in mind, it's hard to imagine how the space rock's impact could have been …

A Glacier That Could Add 11 Feet To The Sea Level Is Dangerously Close To Melting

It's all thanks to global warming.<p>Totten glacier, the largest in East Antarctica, is being melted from below by warm water that reaches the ice.<p>Up …

Humans Were Not Smarter Than Neanderthals, We Simply Outlasted Them

Their fate could have been ours.<p>By the standards of the Paleolithic age, members of <i>Homo neanderthalensis</i> were the height of sophistication.<p>These …

Humanity

A Nearby Neutron Star Collision Could Cause Calamity on Earth

A long time ago in a galaxy far away—NGC 4993, to be exact—two neutron stars collided and created a spectacular light show.<p>After billions of years …

Carbon Dioxide Levels Are The Highest They've Been in 3 Million Years

This is not the way home.<p>Earth's concentration of atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) has hit a threshold not seen in at least 3 million years, after a …

A Woman Has Suffered a Clinical Broken Heart After The Death of Her Dog

Heartbreak can be deadly.<p>Joanie Simpson woke early one morning with a terrible backache. Her chest started hurting when she turned over.<p>Within 20 …

Fossilized teeth dating back 9.7 million years could 'rewrite' human history

Dental remains discovered by German paleontologists who were sifting through gravel and sand in a former bed of the Rhine River could potentially lead to a “rewriting” of human history.<p>The fossilized remains of what are believed to be great ape teeth, an upper right first molar and an upper left …