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The future of shopping: drones, digital mannequins and leaving without paying

Amazon’s new stores track what you pick off the shelves and bill your account for it later – and that’s just part of what’s coming in retail<p>Amazon may be set to bring its hi-tech till-free stores to the UK after registering the Amazon Go brand name in the UK last week. At the test store near …

eCommerce

13 habits science shows will help you fall asleep faster and sleep better

But not sleeping, in addition to making you less efficient and more stressed, is terrible for your health.<p>Americans currently average 6.8 hours of sleep per night, down an hour from 1942. Four in 10 Americans don't even get the minimum of seven hours of sleep doctors recommend. That's a public …

How Scared Should I Be of Brain-Eating Amoebas?

Yes, it eats people's brains. No, it probably won't eat yours.<p>This week saw yet another of those horrifying and tragic news stories in which an otherwise healthy person dies suddenly from a disease straight out of bad science fiction. Something called a "brain-eating amoeba"—technically: <i>Naegleria</i> …

Swimming Pools

Species on the Move: Seaweed

About This Species<p>Seaweed—a workhorse of the ocean—lives around most of the world's coastlines, across all climates. There are more than 13,000 …

Seaweed

Melbourne's "Tesla Town" Project Is a Glimpse into Our Residential Future

We keep talking about cars and vehicles and how they have changed over the past few years with more of the same scheduled for the upcoming period, …

Solar Panels

Five Awesome Science Courses You Can Take Online Completely Free

Editor's Blog Photo credit: Yulia Grigoryeva/ShutterstockScience often gets a bad rap for being inaccessible. But it’s actually never been easier to …

Why Scientists Think the Planet Is Heating Up So Fast Right Now

Wasn’t it just yesterday that we learned January was the hottest month in recorded history? Not anymore. The official numbers aren’t in for February …

Converting atmospheric carbon dioxide into batteries

An interdisciplinary team of scientists has worked out a way to make electric vehicles that are not only carbon neutral, but carbon negative, capable …

Carbon Dioxide

Earth is warming 50x faster than when it comes out of an ice age | Dana Nuccitelli

A major new study includes some scary implications about how rapidly humans are changing the Earth’s climate<p>Recently, The Guardian reported on a significant new study published in Nature Climate Change, finding that even if we meet our carbon reduction targets and stay below the 2°C global warming …

Climate Change

16 Massive Scientific Facilities at the Cutting Edge of Research

To detect some of the biggest mysteries, you need some of most colossal facilities on Earth.<p>To do big research, sometimes you need some massive machines. Here are 16 facilities that have done out-there work in the last decade, whether hunting for mysterious particles, looking for distant stellar …

100% Renewable Energy: What We Can Do in 10 Years

It will take at least three decades to completely leave behind fossil fuels. But we can do it. And the first step is to start with the easy stuff.

This Massive Waste-To-Energy Plant Will Be The Largest In The World

Stretching nearly a mile across and complete with a visitor’s center, the new incinerator will tackle China’s growing trash problem.<p>As cities figure out how to deal with growing piles of trash, they’re taking two paths. Some, like San Francisco, are aiming for zero waste–composting and recycling …