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The US cities that will stay above sea level after global warming—and the ones that will disappear

We’ve all heard doomsday predictions about what global warming means for coastal US cities. And now a new, interactive map from nonprofit climate science publication Climate Central illustrates precisely how American cities will fare under the best and worst possible climate futures—and which ones …

Climate Change

‘Eternal summer’ of artificial light and central heating could be harmful to health

Genes which should change throughout the year are being silenced by modern living, scientists warn<p>The ‘eternal summer’ provided by central heating and artificial lighting could be damaging our immune systems and leaving people open to illness and early death, scientists have warned.<p>Humans, like all …

Asparagus Prevents Hangovers, Incredibly Useful Study Finds

Plan your pre-New Year's shopping accordingly.<p>It's the holidays, so maybe you've been drinking too much. And maybe you've been dealing with a few too many hangovers. But no more. Just stuff some asparagus in your pocket and enjoy your New Year's Eve.<p>Research published in the <i>Journal of Food Science</i> …

My Cancer Is As Strange As My Fiction

I was diagnosed with a cancer with a death rate of 99%. I also just published a novel. And the two have become eerily similar.<p>Six months ago I was …

A Bill Gates-backed Canadian company opened a plant that sucks carbon from the air

Carbon Engineering, backed by Bill Gates and other investors, unveiled a test facility able to extract carbon dioxide from the atmosphere using giant fans.<p>That carbon goes through a series of chemical processes and emerges as pellets, which can be used to make fuel — or simply be stored underground.<p>…

Why Vegan White Castle Sliders Are a Victory for People Everywhere!

American cuisine has long been defined by the standard meat, cheese, and potatoes. We’re a country that is known for a plethora of fast food options …

Green Living

Solar and Wind Just Passed Another Big Turning Point

Wind power is now the cheapest electricity to produce in both Germany and the U.K., even without government subsidies, according to a new analysis by …

The 6 worst money mistakes couples make

Discussing your personal finances, spending patterns, and financial plan with your partner is crucial.<p>"Dealing with financial matters is something any couple can do, but you've got to do the job yourselves, or it just won't get done," writes David Bach in his book "Smart Couples Finish Rich."<p>"If …

Nasa planning ‘Earth Independent’ Mars colony by 2030s

Humans will be living and working on Mars in colonies entirely independent of Earth by the 2030s, Nasa has said.<p>The US space organisation today released its plan for establishing permanent settlements on the red planet, setting out in detail plans to create ‘deep-space habitation facilities’ which …