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Ride out climate change and rising waters in your ARKUP floating home

<b>It's sustainable!</b><p>TreeHugger is all about sustainable design, so what's not to love about the new ARKUP livable yacht? The designers claim that it is …

Schwarzenegger: 'Time To Say Hasta La Vista To Gerrymandering'

As the Supreme Court began hearing the Gill v. Whitford case regarding Wisconsin gerrymandering, former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger spoke out against the redrawing of political districts and its impact on Congress.

Government

Trump orders review of national monuments, vows to ‘end these abuses and return control to the people’

President Trump signed an executive order Wednesday instructing Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to review any national monument created since Jan. 1, 1996, that spans at least 100,000 acres in a move he said would “end another egregious use of government power.”<p>Referring to the 1906 law that empowers …

Forests

There Are Huge Tunnels in South America Dug By Extinct Giant Sloths

And no one's sure why they dug them.<p>Deep inside Brazil, there are tunnels large enough for a person to walk through. They are neatly symmetrical—too neat to have been caused by any known geologic process. And they are lined with claw marks.<p>These megatunnels are probably the handiwork of giant …

Paleontology

Astronomers to Peer Into a Black Hole for 1st Time with Event Horizon Telescope

<i>This article was originally published at The Conversation. The publication contributed the article to Space.com's Expert Voices: Op-Ed & …

Telescopes

One of the most basic facts about dinosaur family trees might be wrong

This challenges something we’ve known for 130 years<p>The dinosaur world is buzzing this week because of a new paper that suggests the way we classify dinosaurs may be very wrong.<p>Back in 1888, a paleontologist named Harry Seeley said that all dinosaurs fall into two categories: bird-hipped …

Scientific Theories Need to Shape Up

Theories flail in an age of alternative facts.<p>By on<p>The revolution will not be televised. It'll be sent to your inbox by us.<p><b>By Tom Solomon, Bucknell</b> …

Mass Effect: Andromeda dev says game features 'full nudity,' says it's 'totally softcore space porn'

Pretty good banging? Pretty GREAT banging<p>It’s hard to be the playable character in a Mass Effect game. You have to make tricky decisions while trying to figure out what kind of person you’d like to be. You have to be representative of the entire human race in situations where that designation may …

Son of boxer Muhammad Ali reportedly detained at Florida airport and asked whether he was Muslim

Muhammad Ali Jr., 44, who was born in Philadelphia and has a US passport, was traveling with his mother Khalilah Camacho-Ali, the late sports icon's second wife, friend and lawyer Chris Mancini told the Louisville Courier-Journal.<p>Mancini told the newspaper that both were held for questioning on the …

Boxing

Game of Throne's Natalie Dormer on why she joined the cast of Mass Effect: Andromeda

<i>Mass Effect: Andromeda</i> has finally set off on its mission to explore our nearest galactic neighbour. The game went on sale in the US on March 21 and …

This Ancient Sea Creature Is So Messed Up, Scientists Can't Stop Arguing Over It

What is this madness?<p>Last year, scientists declared a decades-old mystery solved - that bizarre monstrosity you see in the image above had for years …

Giant worm fossil found, named after death metal guitarist

One June day in 1994, Derek K. Armstrong of the Ontario Geological Survey was dropped by helicopter in a remote region of Ontario. There he chipped …

Plane-sized flying reptile was a feared killer in Transylvania

A giant flying reptile the size of a plane may have been the largest and most feared predator in ancient Transylvania. After examining the enormous neck vertebrae of a creature called Hatzegopteryx– a pterosaur with a 32–foot wingspan and giant beak– researchers now believe it was a fierce …

Dinosaurs

Tully Monster mystery not a closed case, scientists say

Feb. 20 (UPI) -- Scientists are calling for the Tully Monster mystery to be reopened.<p>Last year, two scientific papers claimed to have solved the …

Politicians think they know better than scientists and it’s broadly dangerous

Institutional challenges to scientific integrity and Trump’s willingness to disregard evidence has broad impacts<p>One of the most unexpected political developments in recent months has been the political awakening of scientists in the United States.<p>A normally reticent group (at least when it comes to …

250million-year-old fossil suggests bizarre dinosaur-like reptiles gave birth to live offspring instead of laying eggs

A fossil from a dinosaur -like reptile that lived nearly 250 million years ago has revealed evidence creatures previously thought to lay eggs …

Fossilised Protein Has Been Discovered Inside a 195-Million-Year-Old Dinosaur Bone

This is an incredible discovery.<p>When scientists uncover bones and other hard objects from the ground, they can sometimes find scraps of organic …

Innovation

Yazidi MP and 'Isil's most-wanted woman' banned from entering US to collect award

The only female Yazidi MP in Iraq’s parliament, who mobilised the world against Islamic State’s assault on her people, is unable to travel to the US to accept a human rights awards under Donald Trump’s visa ban.<p>Vian Dakhil was set to receive the Lantos Human Rights Prize at the US Capitol in …

Bills Across The Country Could Increase Penalties For Protesters

From the Black Lives Matter movement to environmentalists trying to stop new oil pipelines to the recent Women's March against President Trump, the past year has been filled with large, often spontaneous protests.<p>Now the reaction to those protests is appearing in a number of Republican-controlled …

Rights & Freedoms

Scientists Who Discovered Bulbasaurus Didn’t Name It After a Pokémon

By on<p>Filed Under Science, Pokémon & Science and Chill<p>The revolution will not be televised. It'll be sent to your inbox by us.<p>Around 260 million years …

'Startling' dinosaur protein discovery

<b>Ancient proteins dating back 195 million years have been found inside a dinosaur bone.</b><p>The discovery pushes back the oldest evidence for preserved proteins by 100 million years.<p>Scientists have also found traces of a mineral that probably came from the blood of the early Jurassic dinosaur.<p>Soft …

Paleontology

This 500-Million-Year-Old Sea Creature Boggles the Imagination

A stubbly, worm-like creature featuring as many as 30 limbs combed the seafloor during the early Cambrian period, according to new research. Its …

The Rising Danger of Human-Caused Earthquakes

Our growing need for energy resources is a risk for causing larger earthquakes.<p>By on<p>Filed Under Climate Change & Geology<p>The revolution will not be …

New House Bills Aim to Sell Off Public Lands and to “Get Rid of the BLM and U.S. Forest Service Police”

On Tuesday, Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) introduced two bills (H.R. 621 and H.R. 622) with the explicit aim to sell Federal lands and "terminate the law …

Beijing hits back after US says it will 'defend' interests in South China Sea

Beijing has gone on the offensive over challenges made by Donald Trump’s administration to its claims in the South China Sea, asserting its “indisputable sovereignty” in the region and warning the US to “act cautiously”.<p>The remarks came after White House spokesman Sean Spicer signaled a break from …

China

Seafood eaters ingest up to 11,000 tiny pieces of plastic every year, study shows

Seafood eaters ingest up to 11,000 tiny pieces of plastic every year with dozens of particles becoming embedded in tissues, scientists have warned, in findings described as 'sobering' by the Prince of Wales.<p>Researchers from the University of Ghent in Belgium believe that microplastics accumulate in …

Pollution

What we actually lose when the USDA and EPA can’t talk to the public

Facts aren't political<p><i>Update, January 25: Reports on the gag order have received a great deal of attention. This piece been updated to reflect additional information released since its original publication.</i><p>In the summer of 2015 a tropical storm slammed into the mountains of Myanmar and triggered …