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The polar vortex just split in two. Get ready for some wild weather from Europe to the U.S.

The polar vortex, the notorious swirl of winds around a low pressure area in the upper atmosphere over the Arctic, has split in two. Since the polar …

Global Warming

Theresa May's criticism of John Kerry Israel speech sparks blunt US reply

State department voices surprise after PM’s spokesman says US secretary of state’s comments on settlements were ‘inappropriate’<p>Theresa May has distanced the UK from Washington over John Kerry’s condemnation of Israel, in comments that appear to be designed to build bridges with the incoming Trump …

Israel

The 6 steps to extinction

Invasive plants are a problem around the world, but are they just a nuisance or are they killers? So far there are no documented cases of native …

New Alzheimer’s Treatment Fully Restores Memory Function

Of the mice that received the treatment, 75 percent got their memory function back.<p>Australian researchers have come up with a non-invasive ultrasound …

Search narrows for Planet Nine along sprawling orbit of thousands of years

French astronomers say they have used modelling to halve the area where theoretical new satellite, 10 times the mass of Earth, might be<p>A group of French scientists have said they are closer to pinning down the location of Planet Nine, the mystery potential new addition to the list of major …

Astronomy

Eating chocolate 'improves brain function' - study

Chocolate could help protect against normal age-related cognitive decline<p>Cheering news for those with a sweet tooth - a recent study has found that regular chocolate consumption is associated with better cognitive function.<p>According to the study, published in the journal Appetite, chocolate …

How scientists solved the strange case of the missing asteroids

A couple years ago, astronomers made a surprising discovery: A significant number of asteroids were missing from the central region of the solar system.<p>The space rocks were plentiful in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter, and they appeared in their expected numbers around the neighborhood …

Astronomy

There’s a New Tallest Peak in the North American Arctic

Settling an old debate, a new remote sensing technique establishes that Mt. Isto in northeastern Alaska is taller than surrounding peaks.<p>This story was updated at 10:20 am ET on June 23.<p>Arctic Alaska is so remote and inaccessible that there have been few accurate maps of much of its terrain. This …

Volkswagen cutting investments, to present US engine fixes

WOLFSBURG, Germany (AP) — Volkswagen will cut its spending by 1 billion euros ($1.07 billion) next year and "strictly prioritize" investments as it …

California Air Resources Board

NASA confirms that liquid water flows on Mars

It's the first direct evidence of a long-suspected theory<p>Liquid water exists on the surface of Mars during the planet's warmer seasons, according to new research published in <i>Nature Geosciences</i><i>.</i> This revelation comes from new spectral data gathered by NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO), a …

Do humans stand a chance in Earth’s sixth mass extinction?

Scientists recently suggested that the Earth’s sixth mass extinction has begun. As terrifying as that sounds, surely humans are too smart and too important to get wiped out? Paleontologists have long tried to shed light on this question by looking for general rules that might predict the survival …

Paleontology

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This is How Ebola Resists Treatment with Antibody Cocktails

Ebola can evolve quickly to “escape” the antibodies in treatments like ZMapp, but researchers are a step closer to understanding how mutations help …

Stop Using These 19 Common Words Until You Know What They Really Mean | Inc.com

<i>Absurdly Driven</i> <i>looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>They’re just words, aren’t they?<p>Why shouldn’t they take on new meanings as people start to use them incorrectly?<p>Indeed, “silly” once mean “blessed” and then “pious.” There’s a certain justice in …

New Jersey

Hands-on with the new Oculus Orchestra VR app

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Worried About Refugees? Just Wait Until We Dust-Bowlify Mexico And Central America

“The Syria conflict has triggered the largest humanitarian crisis since World War II,” explains the European Commission. As Climate Progress has been …

University of Washington

Ice loss: Greenland and Antarctica lost 5 trillion tons since 2002.

I’ve been writing about what global warming means to our planet and to us for a long time now. A critical concern for this is the loss of land ice in …

Obama's breathtaking Alaska Instagram photos reveal something ominous

President Barack Obama is on a three-day trip to Alaska to bring attention to climate change, and his pictures on the White House Instagram account give us a glimpse of the Last Frontier's stunning natural beauty.<p>Obama is the first sitting president to visit the Alaskan Arctic. He kicked off his …