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Pollen data shows humans reversed natural global cooling

Current temperatures are hotter than at any time in the history of human civilization<p>In order to understand today’s global warming, we need to understand how Earth’s temperatures varied in the past. How does the rapid warming we see now compare with past natural climate changes? Also, how long have …

Climate Change

10 Gmail extensions that can boost your productivity

E-mail plug-ins you didn't know you needed but really do.<p>There’s a reason Gmail has become so popular — it’s free, it’s easy to use and it keeps evolving. To top it all off, Gmail offers even more improvements through the use of extensions, which are optional, user-installed upgrades that add new …

Productivity

Scientists think they’ve discovered a fourth type of human fuel beyond carbs, fat, and protein — and it could have key health implications

One swig of the stuff and I'd had enough. The colorless, odorless liquid tasted like nail polish remover — but I was told it offered unparalleled benefits for my body, so I chugged away, if somewhat skeptically.<p>The small plastic bottle contained pure ketone ester, a substance that a team of …

Diabetes

Snack attack: Omelette Muffins

Healthy snacking can improve your overall health, curb cravings, assist with weight management, regulate your mood and give you the energy to keep …

Costa Rica's Electricity Has Run Entirely on Renewables For 300 Days in 2017

A new record, with weeks to go before the year is up.<p>Costa Rica has done it again. In January, the Central American country announced it had powered …

At least 40% of the world's power will come from renewable sources by 2040 — here are the companies leading the charge

The explosive growth of renewable energy has shaken up the energy industry over the last decade.<p>As the costs of solar and wind continue to fall and bottlenecks like storage capacity are diminished, the International Energy Agency predicts that renewable energy will comprise 40% of global power …

Renewable Energy

This Record-Breaking Device Just Made Solar Thermal Power Vastly More Powerful

It pumps liquid metal at 1,400°C.<p>Scientists have successfully pumped molten metal in a custom-made machine at a temperature of 1,400°C (2,552°F), a …

Clean Energy

Connect People to Opportunity

Mae Whiteside, president and CEO of CKL Engineers, shares what inspires her in the business.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>CKL Engineers is a professional civil engineering firm and consulting company that provides consulting for other municipalities or architect …

Business Strategy

Roundtable report – civil engineering and digital solutions

<b>The Engineer – in partnership with software firm Bluebeam – convened an expert panel to discuss the use of digital tools in the civil</b> …

Engineering

Why Tesla Solar Roof Is Unlike Any Previous Tech

Tesla wants to redefine solar panels.<p>Elon Musk has big plans to change the future of solar. The Tesla solar roof, fully unveiled in August, combines …

Solar Power

There's Enough Wind Energy Across Oceans to Power The Entire Human Civilisation

But can we harvest it?<p>New research published on Monday finds there is so much wind energy potential over oceans that it could theoretically be used …

Awesome New Method Can Pull Hydrogen Fuel From Seawater Using Only Sunshine

Fossil fuels, get in the bin.<p>A newly developed nanomaterial can release hydrogen from seawater much more cheaply and efficiently than existing …

Hydrogen

Thanks to global warming, airplane turbulence is on the rise

Nervous fliers may have more bumpy rides to worry about in the years to come. A new study published in the journal Geophysical Research Letters, found climate change could cause up to three times as much clear-air turbulence (CAT) between 2050 and 2080.<p>CAT is caused when a mass of air moving at a …

Boost for solar cells also makes self-driving cars safer - Futurity

Scientists aiming to solve a solar cell problem landed on an improvement for self-driving cars. Here's what they discovered.

Solar Panels

Our Best Tomato Sauce Recipes To Use Up Your Jar of Tomato Paste

Fancy yourself a true pasta aficionado? If you answered "yes," you know that tomato sauce is anything but boring. Whether you're looking for simple, …

Italian Food

Feel Like Quitting? These 9 Women Prove Grit Can Lead You to Massive Success.

When life knocks you down, true grit is a quality that sustains you.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Talent and intelligence may help you land some success, but it’s a positive, non-cognitive skill known as “grit” that is the secret sauce in reaching the next level of …

Motivation

Antarctic Iceberg's Split Reveals Ecosystem Hidden for Thousands of Years

A giant iceberg that broke away from an ice shelf in the Antarctic Peninsula in July is slowly revealing a vast undersea ecosystem that has been …

How Evaporating Water Could Replace All Nuclear Power

Research has been published in the journal 'Nature'.<p>Evaporating water could provide enough energy to replace nearly all of the world’s nuclear power …

Nature Communications

To make fuel cells last longer, look inside - Futurity

A new technique that allows scientists to look inside fuel cells could reveal how to extend their life, letting everything from phones to cars run …

Energy
Extreme Weather