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Five Myths About New U.S. Climate Plan: What You May Not Know

The U.S. unveils the final version of its controversial Clean Power Plan, which calls for sweeping cuts in carbon emissions from power plants.<p><i>Updated at 2:44, August 3</i><p>Talk about complexity. The key plank of President Obama’s climate plan is hardly one-size-fits-all. Its targets vary by state, and …

Electric fields may mess with fruit fly wings

Static electric fields can disturb the wings and alter the behavior of fruit flies, new research shows.<p>The findings suggest that because laboratory …

Biology

Obama To Announce Sweeping Environmental Regulation Aimed At Power Plants

Time to clean up<p>Obama has already used his lame duck status to take a stand on climate change, tweeting with the public and incorporating the issue into commencement speeches. But this afternoon, Obama promises to reveal the "biggest, most important step ever taken to combat climate change".<p>This is …

New Dissolving Ring Delivers Drugs Through Your Stomach For Seven Days

Safer, stretchier, and coming soon to a stomach near you<p>In recent years researchers have been looking for more efficient ways to deliver medicine over an extended period of time. To prevent drastic changes in hormone levels, for example, or make sure people don’t stop taking medication too early, …

Medicine

Can hormones turn us into cheaters?

Having a little extra testosterone may give us the courage we need to cheat—and a little extra cortisol may give us the motivation.<p>Researchers asked …

Psychology

Coffee in crisis: The bitter end of our favourite drink?

Drought, flooding, disease - climate change is already threatening the source of our caffeine fix. Are we facing the end of coffee as we know it, asks David Robson.<p>As we sip our lattes and espressos and read the daily headlines, climate change can seem like a distant threat. But travel a few …

Coffee

Google Street View cars are starting to map air pollution

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Google Street View

Pollution-Eating Tower Would Turn Smog Into Rings And Cufflinks

Not as sparkly as a diamond, but much better for the environment<p>Once you suck smog out of the air, what should you do with it? Pollution particles are mostly made up of carbon, so Dutch Artist Daan Roosegaarde decided to compress them into jewelry in a nod to diamond, carbon's sparkliest …

Struggling to remember something? Have a good sleep, as researchers find it boosts memory

Scientists show for first time that sleep makes it easier to retrieve nuggets of information that may have got lost in a corner of the brain<p>If you are trying to remember something vital you have forgotten, get a good night's sleep.<p>It is well known that sleep boosts memory, but scientists have shown …

See Why 2015 May Be the Hottest Year Ever

Already, the first six months of 2015 have been the hottest on record.<p>Anomaly of land and ocean temperature, June 2015<p>Based on 1981-2010 average.<p>5ºC(9ºF)<p>0ºC(0ºF)<p>-5ºC(-9ºF)<p>arctic Ocean<p>North<p>America<p>Europe<p>Asia<p>Pacific<p>Ocean<p>Africa<p>Equator<p>atlantic<p>Ocean<p>Indian<p>Ocean<p>South<p>America<p>australia<p>Antarctica<p>2010<p>2005<p>2000<p>NG …

40% worldwide are unaware of climate change

A poll conducted in 119 countries reveals the factors that most influence climate change awareness and risk perception for 90 percent of the world’s …

Climate

The risk of flooding for US coastal cities has risen significantly over the past century

About 40 percent of the US population lives in the country's coastal counties<p>Changing storm dynamics have made flooding a much bigger problem in the US, according to a nationwide study published in <i>Nature Climate Change</i> today. By analyzing historical storm data, researchers have found that the …

America must lead the climate change fight or our leadership record is toast | Senators Ben Cardin and Sheldon Whitehouse

More prosperous countries have the largest carbon emissions and poorer countries bear the consequences<p>The atmosphere is warming. Ice is melting. Droughts are worsening; seas are warming, rising and acidifying. We’re past theory and well into measurement on those points. Pope Francis recently …

Rare Cat: Endangered Snow Leopard Shows Up Where It’s Never Been Seen Before

The snow leopard is probably the most elusive and rare of the big cat species. Over the last five years the endangered snow leopard has only been …

Protesters film slaughter of hundreds of whales in the Faroe Islands

Faroese villagers have slaughtered about 250 pilot whales in the past 24 hours according to Sea Shepherd activists monitoring the traditional summer hunts in the north Atlantic islands.<p>The whale pods, which migrate past the islands in July and August, were herded by flotillas of small boats on to …

Nature Podcast: 23 July 2015

The Nature Podcast brings you the best stories from the world of science each week. We cover everything from astronomy to zoology, highlighting the …

Holiday House Reno in the Forest Creates Treehouse-Style Living

Bloot Architecture, an architectural practice in The Hague, The Netherlands, transformed a 1950s holiday home by adding a dramatic rooftop extension. …

Architecture

Nano-Sized Synthetic Coral Could Suck Up Ocean's Pollutants

Absorbing more heavy metal than Scandinavia<p>Corals are great at absorbing toxic heavy metals, which is one of the many reasons they are dying off. Now researchers have created synthetic corals that use these same properties to soak up the pollutants instead.<p>Industrial and manufacturing processes …

10 more trees on your street could make you feel 7 years younger

Leafy, tree-lined streets aren't just good for property values; they may also be good for your health, according to a new report.<p>After analyzing two sets of data from the city of Toronto, researchers report that adding just 10 trees to a single city block could improve how healthy a person feels as …

University of Chicago

Software To Predict Exactly What Happens When You Edit A Gene

Sifting through the tangled genetic web of precision medicine<p>Genetics researchers are really excited about CRISPR/Cas9, an enzyme that has made it easier than ever for scientists to target a particular strand of DNA, snip part of it out, and replace it. And though its use in humans is still in its …

HyperSciences Wants To Drill Into The Earth With A Huge Gun

Stick 'em up<p>It’s no secret—there’s a lot of energy held just a few thousand feet under Earth’s surface. To harness any sizable amount of our planet’s underlying geothermal energy for steam power, we would have to bore more than two miles into the crust. Unfortunately, the current drilling process …

World's first malaria vaccine approved after 30 years of trials

The European Medicines Agency has approved the world's first malaria vaccine - meaning that it could be administered to children across Africa within the next few years<p>Scientists across Africa are celebrating the news that the world's first vaccine against malaria has been approved by the European …

Abruptly Warming Climate Triggered Megabeast Revolutions

Science & InnovationNot Exactly Rocket Science<p>Around 34,000 years ago, woolly mammoths went extinct from parts of Europe, only to be replaced by… woolly mammoths. The two groups—the disappearing individuals and their substitutes—belonged to the same species. If you looked at their fossils, you …

Anthropology

Just One All-Nighter Can Alter Your Genes, Possibly For Years To Come

So go to bed, now<p>There’s a new reason to go to bed on time: late nights, in addition to a multitude of health effects, may lead to obesity and diabetes.<p>Countless studies have shown the negative effects of sleep loss and sleep deprivation, but a new one from a Swedish team suggests that even one …

Field studies: science at Latitude festival 2015

A music festival might not seem an obvious place to see and hear science, but Latitude was full of it.<p>Why do people go to music festivals? When I was 18 years old and heading to Reading festival the answer was very much ‘to listen to Pulp and Beck in a field while drinking overpriced beer and …

The strange phenomenon of musical 'skin orgasms'

Some people feel music so strongly the sensations can be compared to sex. How does a good song move the body and mind in this way, asks David Robson.<p>Sometimes music strikes the body like a bolt of lightning. “I was in a friend’s dorm room in my third year as an undergraduate,” Psyche Loui …

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