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Why a rumor about the discovery of something Einstein predicted 100 years ago is going viral

Right now, the rumor is just that. The scientists to which the rumor refers work at the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) and told Business Insider that there is no basis for such a claim, yet.<p>"We are still taking data, and we won't finish analyzing and reviewing results …

LIGO

Scientists say humans have now brought on an entirely new geologic epoch

A group of 24 geoscientists on Thursday released a bracing assessment, suggesting that humans have altered the Earth so extensively that the consequences will be detectable in current and future geological records. They therefore suggest that we should consider the Earth to have moved into a new …

Earth Science

An adult Gentoo penguin wraps itself around it's chick. Their brilliant red beaks provide a stark juxtaposition to it's dull and dreary surroundings. // with @cristinamittermeier @sea_legacy @natgeocreative @natgeo @thephotosociety

Greenland's Melting Ice Problem May Be Far Worse Than We Realized

Greenland's massive ice sheet may be in more serious peril from climate change than scientists previously thought, a new study has found.<p>Studies agree that rising global temperatures are causing the ice sheet that covers most of the world's largest island to shrink. If the entire ice sheet were to …

Global Warming

Paul Krugman shows us what life would’ve looked like had Obama lost in 2012

Those who claim elections don’t have consequences just want Republicans to win<p>In his New York Times column Monday, Paul Krugman made what he claimed was an "obvious" point -- that elections have consequences -- but used the publication of the 2013 IRS tax tables as way to make that point concretely.<p>…

George W. Bush

Are SeaWorld's whales better off staying in their glass-and-concrete enclosures?

There will be no "Free Willy" happy ending for the killer whales at<p>SeaWorldSan Diego.<p>Since the 2013 release of a documentary that accused the company of neglecting and abusing its orcas, animal rights activists have demanded that the San Diego theme park free its 11 killer whales.<p>But marine …

Poachers are going after newly discovered species so fast that journals have stopped publishing location details

The discovery of a new species is always of great interest to the scientific community. But it’s also, unfortunately, of interest to poachers—who have no interest in preserving the creatures, but instead are driving many to “near extinction.”<p>To protect against this, some journals are now omitting …

Zoology

2015: A year of progress and buffoonery on climate change

LAST WINTER, bitter cold on the East Coast prompted Sen. James M. Inhofe (R-Okla.) to take a snowball onto the Senate floor in mockery of climate scientists. This winter, the weather is so warm that there are not two snowflakes in the Washington area for Mr. Inhofe to scrape together.<p>Just as last …

Climate Change

Floating barge forces BP and Conoco to evacuate North Sea oil rigs

Floating barge misses the oil rigs by around two kilometres, after safety alert forces a halt in production<p>Two giant oil rig complexes in the North Sea were forced to shut down after a huge barge slipped its moorings and began drifting towards them following an overnight storm.<p>About 400 staff were …

Marine protected areas failing to conserve biodiversity

Despite a rapid increase in the number of marine protected areas (MPAs) globally in the last ten years, majority have not succeeded in conserving …

Will God, Technology, Politicians or Eco-Billionaires Alone Save Us From Our Ecological Crisis?

I want to share with you and debunk a few commonly held views about how others will save us from our ecological crisis, in the hope of empowering us to take action ourselves.<p>One: God will save us, and therefore we don't have to do anything. This is refuted by a Jewish teaching, as well as other …

Climate

El Niño: why predictable climate event still has the scientists guessing

El Niño is one of the most predictable climate events on the planet, according to the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, but it also has a way of keeping climate scientists guessing.<p>In March the oceanographers predicted the current event could be the weakest on record, but in …

Weather

Year in review: Global warming continues apace

A supposed pause in global warming that has been fodder for climate change doubters never really existed, researchers reported in 2015.<p>The fuss began …

Global Warming

The One Thing All Personal Trainers Tell Their Clients To Do More Of

You have to rethink your routine every 4 to 6 weeks. We spoke to a range of fitness experts -- from top-level trainers at national gym chains to trainers with professional athletes and celebrities for clients, and they all said getting variety in the types of cardio and resistance moves you do and …

7 Fitness Trends to Try in 2016

With 2016 on the horizon, that means another 365 days to get your sweat on (minus a few rest and recovery days, of course). Curious what trends are …

New York City

New Year 2018: Yoga poses for full-body detoxification!

1/10<p>1<p>Get fit this New Year with these yoga poses<p>With New Years on the horizon, let’s not forget that it’s time for some self-indulgence. And, what …

LA's Gas Leak Is a Global Disaster

One of the worst environmental disasters of the decade is currently underway in a quiet community 25 miles northwest of Los Angeles. Putrid, …