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The 20 Best Horror Movies of the 2010s and Where You Can Stream Them

If there’s one genre that seems to always weather the storm it’s the horror genre. Star-driven blockbuster franchises come and go, America’s comedic …

Where to Stop and Eat on the Drive From Miami to Key West

Sometimes an island escape is necessary, but the hassle of flying and other major travel plans is a deterrent. Luckily for Miami the Florida Keys are right down the street. The Southernmost point, Key West, is an easy 3.5 hours away but upon arrival it feels a million miles from home. The drive …

Key West

How one man repopulated a rare butterfly species in his backyard

The California pipevine swallowtail butterfly is a wonder to behold.<p>It begins its life as a tiny red egg, hatches into an enormous orange-speckled caterpillar, and then — after a gestation period of up to two years — emerges as an iridescent blue beauty. Brimming with oceanic tones, the creature’s …

Tiny uninhabited Pacific isle has 38 million pieces of trash

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — When researchers traveled to a tiny, uninhabited island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, they were astonished to …

Pollution

How Do We Know That Humans Are Causing Climate Change? These Nine Lines of Evidence

While most Americans acknowledge that climate change is happening, some are still unsure about the causes.<p>They are often labeled “climate skeptics,” …

The 5 Essential Sci-Fi Movies For Summer 2017

From 'Alien: Covenant' to 'Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets.'<p>Summer 2017 movie season approaches, and while our current era is one of …

20 Amazing New Scifi and Fantasy Books to Add to Your Reading List in May

May brings M.R. Carey’s new tale set in the same zombified world as <i>The Girl With All the Gifts</i>, a surreal new short-story collection from Haruki …

The Climate March's Big Tent Strategy Draws a Big Crowd

But will it make a difference?<p>WASHINGTON, D.C.—On President Trump’s hundredth day in office, a flood of protesters—fearful of more literal floods to come—deluged the nation’s capital.<p>Tens of thousands of people filled downtown Washington on Saturday to protest the Trump administration’s …

And Here We Are: Best Contemporary Dystopian Fiction - Signature Reads

Best-selling author and McSweeney’s founder Dave Eggers stunned us all in 2000 with his searingly honest memoir <i>A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius</i>, and he hasn’t slowed down since. In 2013 he published his tenth work of fiction, <i>The Circle</i>, a dark, fast-paced novel that addresses such …

Books

We became scientists to help the world. Now we need to take to the streets.

Neither of us imagined that getting a Ph.D. in science would turn us into climate activists, too.<p>As scientists and as a couple in our twenties, it's …

Reviewing 24 of the best dystopian novels

Dystopian novels figure prominently in the work of some of the world’s best science fiction writers. With Donald Trump in the White House, and an …

The Dark Tower: Here's the trailer RELEASE DATE of the Stephen King literary adaptation

Starring Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey, The Dark Tower movie release date has been moved to August 4, 2017 from July 28, 2017.<p>Stephen King's …

Five Dystopian Books Every Man Should Read

The etymology of the word “dystopia” is as you would expect: from the ancient Greek, it’s literal translation is “bad place”. However, its antonym …

18 Underrated TV Shows You Should Be Watching

You'll thank us later.<p>To find out where these shows are available in your region check out JustWatch.

TV

The world’s oceans are storing up staggering amounts of heat — and it’s even more than we thought

The world is getting warmer every year, thanks to climate change — but where exactly most of that heat is going may be a surprise.<p>As a stunning early spring blooms across the United States, just weeks after scientists declared 2016 the hottest year on record, it’s easy to forget that all the extra …

Global Warming

This soil study has some deeply disturbing predictions about CO2 emissions

A new study published Thursday in the journal <i>Science</i> has determined that if organic carbon in deep layers of soil warms at a rate similar to surface …

WATCH: Raindrops Catapult Bacteria Into The Air, And It's Beautiful

When you step outside after a big rainstorm and take a deep whiff of that fresh, earthy smell, you're mostly smelling a chemical called geosmin.<p>It's a byproduct of bacteria and fungi. And something about rain lofts the chemical — and sometimes the organisms themselves — into the air, a process that …

Nature Communications

Leading climatologist urges mass protest against Trump administration amid global warming denial

A leading climatologist has warned US democracy is under attack from the “uninhibited use of lies, false statements and bad science”, as he urged …

23 science fiction and fantasy novels to read this March

Stories of robots, revolutions, and space empires<p>It’s March, which means that there’s a whole new slate of books ready to crowd our bookshelves — books about robots, revolutions, and vast space empires to tear into.<p>Earlier this year, I mentioned that I’m trying to expand my reading horizons in …

Science societies have long shunned politics. But now they’re ready to march.

Some of the nation's biggest scientific organizations, including the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the American Geophysical Union, are partnering with grass-roots organizers to plan the March for Science, an Earth Day rally in Washington and cities around the world aimed …

Geophysics

Mark Your Calendars for the Next Big Resistance March

Michael Brune on the People's Climate Mobilization<p>Photo by Henrik Kam<p>Two years ago, the first People's Climate March took place on a crisp, blue-sky …

What’s at Stake? Trump’s Potential Anti-Environmental, Anti-Public Health Orders by the Numbers

The <i>Washington Post</i> has reported that the Trump administration may announce a number of executive orders in the coming days. The rumored targets—the …

How to Build a Native Bee Hotel

We think of bees as hive creatures with a nasty sting. But not all bees live in hives or have such an aggressive approach to self-defense. In fact, …

Insects

Science Fiction Nightmares Abound in Anthology Film Galaxy of Horrors

The genre fiends behind Toronto’s Little Terrors are at it again, adding another anthology film to a series that kicked off with the horror-centric</i> …

Appeals Court Rejects Bid To Reinstate Trump's Travel Ban

<b>Updated at 7:50 p.m. ET</b><p>A federal appeals court has unanimously rejected a Trump administration request to allow its travel ban to take effect.<p>The three-judge appeals panel declined to overturn a lower court's order suspending the president's ban against entry into the United States by refugees and …

Immigration

Americans Oppose President Trump's Environmental Deregulation, Poll Says

The majority of Americans oppose President Donald Trump‘s plan to eliminate environmental regulations that combat climate change, according to a new …

Monarch butterfly numbers drop by 27 percent in Mexico

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The number of monarch butterflies wintering in Mexico dropped by 27 percent this year, reversing last year's recovery from …

Biodiversity

Get Smarter in 2017. Here Are 5 Places to Educate Yourself Online (for Free) | Inc.com

What do you want to learn more about this year? Nanotechnology? Virtual reality? Bitcoin? How to protect democracy?<p>According to neuroscience professor Ken Kosik, adult education, or specifically engaging in challenging new learning experiences, encourages brain plasticity. And plasticity is …

Learning

11 Simple Ways to Improve Your Memory

Whether you want to be a <i>Jeopardy!</i> champion or just need to remember where you parked your car, here are 11 things you can do right now to turn your …

Pie

Iraq's wetland paradise under threat

Climate change, dams and poor water policy could finish off the Mesopotamian Marshes Saddam Hussein once sought to destroy. With them, rich …