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Here's Why You Should Start An Indoor Garden

Landscape designer Rebecca Cole shares the top reasons (and plenty of motivation) to start a delicious urban farm<p><b>• Teach the future generations:</b> Our children can learn where food comes from by growing our own.<p><b>• Keep climate change at bay:</b> Urban greening is responsible for reducing urban heat island …

Scientists discover the secret behind zombie plants

If the fungal spore outbreak in <i>The Last of Us</i> scared the hell out of you, you'll be doubly terrified to know that there are actual parasites in nature that can turn animals and plants into zombies. In fact, a group of scientists from the John Innes Centre in the UK just figured out how certain …

Earthquakes in Yellowstone: ‘Elevated but not unusual’

Heard about the recent earthquakes in Yellowstone? How about that video of bison fleeing the park? Does it mean the supervolcano is about to blow? …

Could gene therapy switch off paralysis? - Futurity

The discovery of a coding gene that has a major effect on the central nervous system could shed light on paralysis, stroke, and even Alzheimer's …

Scientists testing an 'acoustic shield' to protect cities from earthquakes

What if you could put a shield around your city to prevent it from being demolished in an earthquake? A group of French scientists think they've created a way to do just that, thanks to refraction (essentially changing the direction of the vibration). In an experiment, the group was able to create …

Plane Search Shows World's Oceans Are Full of Trash

Search for missing Malaysian plane shines spotlight on giant ocean garbage patches.<p>Before Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 went missing, sea trash was not a global headliner.<p><b>But as hundreds of objects sighted off the Australian coast as possible aircraft debris turn out to be discarded fishing</b> …

Scientists’ depressing new discovery about the brain

Forget the dream that education, scientific evidence or reason can help people make good decisions<p>Yale law school professor Dan Kahan’s new research paper is called “Motivated Numeracy and Enlightened Self-Government,” but for me a better title is the headline on science writer Chris Mooney’s piece …

Fukushima Return: At Nuclear Site, How Safe is “Safe?”

Residents cleared to return after massive cleanup, but some wonder whether it's a bid to cut victim compensation.<p>For the first time since Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power disaster three years ago, residents of a small portion of the surrounding restricted area are being allowed to return …

Yellowstone is Not About to Erupt, and Other Ranteriffic Musings Of a Geologic Nature

Last week, on the 30th, there was a minor earthquake. There are minor earthquakes every day, dozens of them, everywhere. This one happened to have …

'Mind-reading' technology can reconstruct faces from the viewer's brain

Researchers at Yale have developed a method of reconstructing faces locked in the memories of other people.<p>Based on the idea that the human brain repeats activity when repeating thoughts, scientists have already found a method to reconstruct a person's dreams -- and even stream in real time what …

The Brain

From Hiroshima To The H-Bomb, 10 Earth-Shaking Moments In Atomic Science

Sixty years ago today, the U.S. detonated the first hydrogen bomb. Here's how we got there. Plus, the atomic spaceship we're still waiting for.<p>Today marks 60 years since U.S. scientists detonated the world's first thermonuclear weapon on the Enewetak Atoll in the Pacific. The hydrogen bomb, powered …