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Canadian teen locates lost Mayan city using satellite images and ancient astronomy

A 15-year-old boy is reported to have found the location of a lost Mayan City, recently. William Gadoury, from Quebec, Canada used ancient astronomy …

Here's what could happen to Earth over the next 500 years

1/<p>Let's start with the year 2100, when things really started getting hot — on average, almost 4 degrees Fahrenheit hotter than in 2016.<p>3/<p>Glaciers in …

Global Warming

Chinese Scientists Have Genetically Modified a Human Embryo AGAIN

They were trying to genetically modify embryos to be resistant to HIV.<p>While the debate about the ethics of genetically modifying human embryos rages …

Japanese scientists have created artificial skin that can grow hair and sweat

According to a study published in the aptly titled journal <i>Science Advances</i>, scientists at Japan’s RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology successfully …

The bacteria in our guts may help determine who gets anxiety and depression

When interviewed, they said they felt less daily stress and their memories were sharper.<p>The brain benefits were subtle, but the results, reported at last year's annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, got attention.<p>That's because the pills were not a precise chemical formula synthesized by …

Ancient spider fossil lets scientists see 305 million years into the past

The discovery of a 305 million-year-old fossil could lead to a greater understanding of how modern spiders evolved, scientists say.<p>The new (and …

Essential Oils Might Be Able to Cure Cancer, Science Finds

Many people who are diagnosed with cancer do not have the option of undergoing chemotherapy or radio therapy. Sometimes the cancer is too advanced …

The World’s Coastal Cities Could Be Flooded in Just 50 Years — NOVA Next | PBS

The world’s oceans could rise catastrophically as soon as 50 years from now, according to a new paper published this morning in Atmospheric Chemistry …

Climate Change

Australia scientists alarmed at new Great Barrier Reef coral bleaching | Reuters

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian scientists managing the Great Barrier Reef have lifted their emergency response to the highest level following the publication of video footage of damage caused by coral bleaching.<p>A tourist boat floats above an area called the 'Coral Gardens' located off Lady Elliot …

Great Barrier Reef

Mercury’s dark secret revealed

Ever since Mariner 10 flew by Mercury in 1974 and 1975, researchers have known that the planet was darker than the moon. But they didn’t know …

Lizard Found Preserved In Amber Is 99-Million-Years-Old, Scientists Say

"It's kind of a missing link."<p>March 5 (Reuters) - A fossilized lizard found in Southeast Asia preserved in amber dates back some 99 million years, Florida scientists have determined, making it the oldest specimen of its kind and a "missing link" for reptile researchers.<p>The lizard is some 75 million …

Dinosaurs

WATCH: The World's Blackest Material Just Got Even More Black

Scientists can't even measure it.<p>Back in 2014, a team of British researchers made headlines for producing the blackest material known to science. …

Scientists Set to Drill Dinosaur-Killing Impact Crater for the First Time

A tale of dead dinosaurs and ecological recovery is written in the Gulf of Mexico’s seabed.<p>The Gulf of Mexico, rich in oil deposits, is no stranger to offshore drilling. But for the first time ever, an expedition of scientists is set venture off the Yucatán coast to drill for core samples from the …

One of World's Longest-Running Experiments Is Buried in a Secret Location in Michigan

The coolest experiment you've never heard of.<p>In 1879, a botanist called William Beal buried 20 glass bottles in a secret spot on the grounds of …

Watch a French Bulldog Puppy Learn How to Skateboard Like a Pro

If you want to foster a lifelong love of skateboarding—and the skills that go with it—you have to start ’em young. As soon as that little one can …

This Device Turns Plastic Waste Into Safe, Edible Mushrooms

Genius.<p>Researchers have come up with an awesome way to address that rather serious plastic problem we’ve got going on - a device that turns plastic …

This Salt Lake City Day Care Has Become a Magnet for Conspiracy Theories

Is it a drug front? An organ harvesting operation? Or is it just a normal, slightly creepy day care?<p>Visit Salt Lake City in February, in inversion season, and you'll hardly see further than 50 yards. The rocky mountain ranges, the dozens of craft breweries, the looming Salt Laky City Temple are all …

More than 9,000-year-old decapitated head discovered in Brazil

A human skull found in a Brazilian rock-shelter represents the oldest known case of decapitation in the Americas, researchers report September 23 in</i> …

Too Faced Just Came Out With a Game-Changing Matte Lipstick That Feels Like a Lip Balm

You guys, I've just found my new favorite matte lipstick, and it doesn't come in liquid form. I know that's shocking these days, given the overwhelming popularity of ColourPop liquid lipsticks and Kylie Lip Kits.<p>It's <b>Too Faced La Matte Color Drenched Lipstick</b>, and it's seriously the bomb. Here's …

Tiny animal gets revived after being frozen for 30 years

Science can just be <i>so cool</i> sometimes. <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> brings us word that researchers at Japan’s National Institute of Polar Research have …

Half the world to be short-sighted by 2050: One billion high myopes globally by 2050

One billion high myopes globally by 2050<p>Half the world's population (nearly 5 billion) will be short-sighted (myopic) by 2050, with up to one-fifth …

Scientists just analyzed the atmosphere of a ‘super-Earth’ for the first time

For the first time ever, scientists are sniffing out the secrets of a “super-Earth” — the type of planet thought to be the most common in our galaxy. …

Universe

An Incredible 45-Day Storm Turned California Into a 300-Mile-Long Sea... And It Could Happen Again

From drought to megaflood.<p>A massive 19th century storm in the pacific United States opened up a 300-mile-long (480-km-long) sea that stretched …

This Tiny Glass Disc Can Store 360TB of Data For 13.8 Billion Years

Our knowledge will live on.<p>It's estimated that humans are producing the equivalent of 10 million Blu-ray discs' worth of data every single day - and …

Human Rights

9 Deadliest Rocks And Minerals On Earth

Lead found in Flint, Michigan water is an unfortunate example of negligence leading to the mass exposure of elemental lead found naturally in iron ore. Much in the same way humans communicate warnings of deadly plants and animals, it’s important to communicate the risks and exposure of deadly rocks …

Hot Springs

A nasty disease is attacking Florida's sea turtles — and scientists aren't sure why

From fewer than 500 nests recorded on the beaches nearly 30 years ago, last year saw a record 28,000 clutches of eggs laid.<p>But despite this impressive recovery, they now seem to be facing another problem.<p>More and more of the reptiles are being found infected with a potentially deadly disease, which …

You Won’t Believe What Justin Bieber Named His Cute New Puppy

When it comes to names, celebrities aren’t shy about choosing some wildly unique monikers, and when it comes to pets, things can get even more creative. That’s why you won’t believe what our fave fanboy appreciator, Justin Bieber, named his new puppy. Are you ready for it? Are you sure? Prepare …

Scientists extend the lifespan of mice by up to 35 percent

Would you like to live 35 percent longer? Apparently the trick is removing worn-out "senescent' cells that have a degenerative affect on your body. "Cellular senescence is a biological mechanism that functions as an 'emergency brake' used by damaged cells to stop dividing," says Jan van Deursen, …

Scientists make eco-friendly batteries out of leaves

When we gaze up at a tree full of lush, green leaves we are actually looking at hundreds of tiny batteries. These tiny appendages save energy for the …

Clean Energy