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Wind And Solar Energy Technologies Eat Into Fossil Fuel Power's Business Plan

Renewable energy has long been seen as the energy of tomorrow – widely praised for its low carbon qualities but seen as too expensive compared to traditional forms of energy such as coal and gas.<p>But new research says that the cost of generating electricity from onshore wind is cheaper today than …

Renewable Energy

Could the Universe Be Lopsided?

One hundred years ago, Einstein re-envisioned space and time as a rippling, twisting, flexible fabric called spacetime. His theory of general …

Astrophysics

Smoking Doesn’t Kill Them: The Strange Science of the Longevity Gene

Why do some cigarette smokers live to old age while others die young? Scientists are getting closer to an answer.<p>It’s a well-established fact that …

Public Health

Scientists think they know why Pluto's biggest moon has a giant red spot

Since NASA flew a spacecraft by Pluto in July, it has slowly released incredible images of the dwarf planet and its moons.<p>Some of those new images of Pluto's largest moon, Charon, have revealed a giant, dark-red blob on its north pole. It's so ominous-looking, scientists nicknamed the area "Mordor" …

Space Science

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Five reflections on Europe's migrant crisis

<b>I'm in Berlin reporting for Newsnight at the moment on the crisis engulfing Europe. Here are a few of the wider issues I think it's worth reflecting on.</b><p><b>People Are Seeking a Better Life</b><p>Arguments about names - "migrant" versus "refugee" for example - ignore the complexity of many peoples' …

Downing Street

G20 seeks to lift market mood despite China alarm

Also preoccupying the economic supremos from the G20 is the monetary policy of the US Federal Reserve, with economists warning a rate rise at its next meeting later this month could deal a heavy blow to emerging markets already mired in trouble and, in some cases, recession.<p>China rattled markets in …

Economy

Why Tax Havens Will Be at the Heart of the Next Financial Crisis

<i>By Nicholas Shaxson, the author of Treasure Islands, an award-winning book about tax havens. Originally published at Tax Justice Network</i><p>This post …

Finance

China has created a monster it can’t control

Beijing is desperate for further growth – but that would involve loosening the power of the state<p>When in trouble, shoot the messenger. This time-honoured approach to dealing with unwelcome news was much in evidence in China this week when nearly 200 people were rounded up and criminally charged …

Has Stephen Hawking solved the mystery of black holes?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Black holes have a way of capturing our imagination. That's why when Stephen Hawking recently talked about them the media went wild.<p>But what was he really saying? Was it a breakthrough moment?<p>At the Hawking Radiation Conference organized by Laura Mersini-Houghton, a professor of physics at …

Astrophysics

Astronomers suggest that the Milky Way is not the most friendly place for life

However, the cosmos is vast and we don't really have any idea which bits of it are actually habitable.<p>But what if we could target the search? We have built the first-ever "cosmobiological" model mapping the galaxies in our local universe to help us understand which ones are habitable.<p>Surprisingly, …

Physics

Back Exercises for Women

Share Email Comments<p>A lot of attention is given to working out specific parts of the body. Arms, legs, and tummies are usually top of the list, and …

Oldest Human DNA Reveals Mysterious Branch of Humanity

The oldest known human DNA found yet reveals human evolution was even more confusing than thought, researchers say.<p>The DNA, which dates back some …

South-east Asia

CONFIRMED: The Last Great Prediction Of The Big Bang!

A leftover glow unlike any other — of neutrinos — has finally been seen.<p><i>“When you see how fragile and delicate life can be, all else fades into the</i> …

Tony Abbott and Naomi Klein agree: we can't beat climate change under capitalism

Abbott and Klein both know that climate change threatens what powerful people hold dear: free markets, limited regulation and unending progress<p>Environmental author and activist Naomi Klein doesn’t fly much these days on principle, but she’s come to Australia for the first time in 14 years because …

Are We a Step Closer to Nuclear Fusion?

<b>By Don Willlmott</b><p>Nuclear fusion is considered by many to be the holy grail of clean energy -- a technology that would transform the world, if only we could figure out how to do it. But harnessing the same process that powers our sun is no small task. Superhot plasma must be created and contained so …

Stephen Hawking: 'If you feel you are in a black hole, don’t give up. There’s a way out.'

Physicist says information sucked into a black hole may emerge in another universe<p>All is not lost if you fall into a black hole – you could simply pop up in another universe, according to Stephen Hawking.<p>The celebrated physicist has a new theory about where lost information ends up after being …

Why Magnetars Should Freak You Out

<i>Paul Sutter is a research fellow at the Astronomical Observatory of Trieste and a visiting scholar at The Ohio State University's Center for</i> …

Global currency wars: why China's devaluation is a peace offering misunderstood by the world

Renminbi shift is not the opening salvo in a 1930s-style cycle of "competitive easing"<p>China's biggest currency intervention for more than two decades has jolted financial markets out of their traditional August lull.<p>The Chinese central bank's (PBOC) surprise decision to tweak the renminbi’s peg to …

Here's what the brain of an extremely selfish person looks like

They deceive people for their own benefit, they see others as weak and untrustworthy, and they ignore moral codes.<p>Psychologists have dubbed these people Machiavellians, after the Italian political philosopher Niccolo Machiavelli, whose book "The Prince" includes many examples of this sort of …

Psychology

Our Solar System May Have Had A Fifth 'Giant' Planet

The four gas giant planets in our solar system -- Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune -- may have a long-lost relative. According to a new study, our system was once home to a fifth gas giant that suddenly vanished some 4 billion years ago after a run-in with Neptune.<p>Indirect evidence for this …

Impending U.S. Dollar Collapse Should Be Getting Attention, Not China’s Devaluation, Financial Analyst | Global Research - Centre for Research on Globalization

<i>Peter Schiff, CEO of Euro Pacific Capital and bestselling author of “Crash Proof,” believes the impending collapse of the United States dollar should</i> …

Terrestrial Planets: Definition & Facts About the Inner Planets

Terrestrial planets are Earth-like planets (in Latin, terra means Earth) made up of rocks or metals with a hard surface — making them different from …

Astronomy

It's Official: The Universe Is Dying Slowly

The most comprehensive assessment of the energy output in the nearby universe reveals that today's produced energy is only about half of what it was …

Astrophysics

What makes one of the ocean's smartest creatures so weird

Octopuses are known to be brainiacs — they can mimic flounder in a flash, unscrew themselves out of a sealed jar and even use coconut shells to build …

Everyone wants NASA to send its Mars rover back for another look at this 'giant space crab alien'

Spotting aliens and bits of spacecraft on Mars has been a full-time occupation for believers in the nearly 40 years since humans first started …

Can we reverse the ageing process by putting young blood into older people?

A series of experiments has produced incredible results by giving young blood to old mice. Now the findings are being tested on humans. Ian Sample meets the scientists whose research could transform our lives<p>On an August morning in 2008, Tony Wyss-Coray sat in a conference room at the Veterans …

NASA Confirms Liquid Lake on Saturn Moon

PASADENA, Calif. -- NASA scientists have concluded that at least one of the large lakes observed on Saturn's moon Titan contains liquid hydrocarbons, …

Astronomy

Pluto: ten things we now know about the dwarf planet

With the immediate excitement of the Pluto flyby behind us, here are the ten most important things we now know about this fascinating world<p><b>Pluto is larger than we thought</b> Pluto’s diameter is larger than expected at 2,370 kilometres across. This is about two-thirds the size of Earth’s moon, giving …