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Watch Salmon Stranded in Pool Thanks to California Drought

Wildlife & Wild Places<p>“Time to pray for rain!” writes Thomas B. Dunklin, a self-described “fisheries geo-videologist.” Dunklin “combines his training in geology and fisheries biology to produce documentary videos on topics surrounding salmon, salmon restoration, and salmon culture.”<p>Dunklin writes …

Hundred Years of Dry: How California's Drought Could Get Much, Much Worse

As he gave his State of the State speech yesterday, California Gov. Jerry Brown had reason to feel pretty good. The 75-year-old governor has helped …

Climate Change

California bans fishing in several rivers in midst of drought

California wildlife officials have banned fishing in several rivers to protect salmon and steelhead trout during a severe drought that follows the state's driest year on record.<p>Fish populations are in danger as low levels in many of the Golden State's waters could prevent them from migrating and …

Facing Rising Sea Levels, Boston Ponders Canals

Just how much do you love that dirty water?<p>With the specter of rising sea levels threatening many metropolises worldwide, cities are starting to rethink what their future might look like. And in Boston, that future might look a little bit like Venice, canals and all.<p>A nonprofit research group, the …

Boston

Floating Architecture is Making Waves Photos

For some architects, building on land just isn’t enough of a challenge anymore, so they’ve taken their design skills to the water. These astonishing floating structures can be found everywhere from Thailand to Nigeria and contain movie theaters, schools, housing, and offices. Many of the designs …

The World’s Coastal Cities Could Be Flooded in Just 50 Years

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

Infoporn: the 30 cities on the edge of disaster

<b>Click here to explore the graphic above in more detail</b><p>Cities can cope with high income inequality, natural disasters or booming populations - but …

Urbanism

Drought could cause landslides, experts warn as cliffs on verge of collapse

Britain's dry spell could result in more landslides and cliff collapses as a countrywide drought has led to cracks appearing in headlands.<p>This week a large 20-metre section of cliffs at Barton-on-Sea in Hampshire fell into the sea due to the dry conditions and experts are warning more could follow …

Weather

Water Cycle Animation

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Gigantic sinkhole swallows intersection in Japanese city

<b>(CNN) —</b> A gigantic sinkhole has opened in the southwestern Japanese city of Fukuoka, swallowing huge sections of road near underground work to extend a subway tunnel.<p>A 7-to 8-meter-wide hole was first reported early Tuesday, according to Motohisa Oda, a crisis management officer from the city of …

Walt Disney World Resort

Did an asteroid trigger ancient tsunamis on Mars?

A team of researchers found that certain geological features on the Red Planet indicate that the impact that created the Lomonosov crater may have …

Earth Science

Scientists see evidence of an ancient tsunami on Mars

A new study suggests that ancient Mars not only had an ocean, it experienced a tsunami unlike anything we've seen on Earth, reports Cosmos. The study in the <i>Journal of Geophysical Research—Planets</i> identifies a 75-mile-wide crater in the north as the likely source, reports the BBC.<p>The scientists …

Tsunamis

Did an asteroid impact cause a massive tsunami that wiped out life on Mars!

The crater, first identified in 1973, was named "Lomonosov" after the Russian scientist who discovered it, Mikhail V Lomonosov<p>It has been revealed …

Russia 'can launch tsunami against US with nuclear bombs buried in ocean'

A retired Russian colonel has made outlandish claims that Moscow has planted nuclear missiles off the east coast of America that could trigger a tsunami if detonated.<p>The far-fetched plans were outlined by Viktor Baranetz, who claimed it was a response to the US building up its military along …

NASA Challenges Long-Held Tsunami Formation Theory

A new NASA study is challenging a long-held theory that tsunamis form and acquire their energy mostly from vertical movement of the seafloor.<p>An …

Geology

Farmers fear for their crops after the driest April on record

UK had just 47% of the average rainfall for the month but water companies say there is no need to panic<p>One of the driest Aprils on record could ruin crops in the most arid parts of the country if it does not start raining soon, farmers have warned.<p>Whisky and beer production could be affected if May …

Water

New Process Will Allow You to 3D Print Glass on Demand

The surge in affordable 3D printing in recent years has allowed hobbyists to craft everything from customized toys to hair to prosthetic duck feet, …

Darth Vader

We now have the power to make bones nearly invisible

Providing a new window into skeletal diseases<p>Just to be clear, scientists are still very far from re-creating <i>The Invisible Man.</i> But recently they’ve learned to make see-through brains and ghostly rat bodies, and now they’ve even created transparent bones.<p>Our skeletons are made up of living cells …

Imaging

New technique turns anything into a touch sensor

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have created a new way to turn almost any surface into a touchpad with just a little conductive spray paint. The system, called Electrick, uses a technique called “electric field tomography.”<p>Created by CMU Ph.D. student Yang Zhang, Electrick uses small …

Nanotech

This Drone Ambulance Is Totally Wild, And Totally Inevitable

Want to get an ambulance through urban environments faster? Give it propellers and space for one passenger.<p>In emergencies, seconds count. An estimated 1,000 “saveable” lives are lost a year because of slow emergency response in the nation’s biggest cities. But in traffic-jammed urban environments, …

Drones

Tesla’s $3,000 Powerwall Will Let Households Run Entirely On Solar Energy

You almost certainly associate Tesla with cars — very cool cars — but the company has an even grander vision beyond that. Today, CEO and founder Elon Musk unveiled ‘Tesla Energy’ — a new business arm that is focused on ending our dependence on grid power and switching instead to solar energy.<p>The …

Tesla

FBI and US Marshals stock up on radars that can see through walls

"Bad boys, bad boys, whatcha gonna do? Whatcha gonna do when they come for you?"...with radars that can "see" through walls. Because according to <i>USA Today</i>, at least 50 law enforcement agencies in the US, including the FBI and the US Marshals, have been stocking up on handheld radars for the past …

Nike confirms self-lacing sneakers from 'Back to the Future' are real

<b>Update: 10/21/15, 3:30 p.m. ET</b>: The Michael J. Fox Foundation has confirmed the self-lacing Nike Mag sneakers will be released in 2016.<p>Marty McFly's …

E-paper sneakers change your style on the fly

If you're the sort to buy multiple pairs of sneakers just to make sure your footwear is always fashionable, you might soon have a way to save a lot of money. David Coelho is crowdfunding ShiftWear, or sneakers that have color e-paper displays in their sides. You only need a mobile app to change …

Bleacher Report's 2017 MLB Award Predictions at Start of Spring Training

Major League Baseball just started spring training. So, it's just a <i>little bit</i> early to start talking about who's going to win awards for this season.<p>But just try to stop us.<p>Since there's actual baseball about to be played for the first time in 2017, we might as well get the ball rolling on …

Toronto Blue Jays

LeBron James: 'I Don't Have a Rivalry With Steph Curry'

Despite meeting in the past two NBA Finals, LeBron James continues to insist that a rivalry between him and Stephen Curry does not exist.<p>According to …

Basketball

In Tony Romo, Cowboys face now-or-later cap decision

FRISCO, Texas -- As the Dallas Cowboys deliberate what to do with Tony Romo over the next few weeks -- or perhaps a little longer -- they might be …

NFL