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Surprise! CO2 Directly Linked To Global Warming

For the first time since the climate debate began, a team of researchers led by the U.S. DOE Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory directly measured the contribution of increasing atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) to heating of the Earth (<i>Nature</i>).<p>Of course, this will spark further debate and …

Climate Change

Scientists Baffled by Mysterious Light on Distant Planet

Ceres, a dwarf planet in the same category as Pluto and the largest object in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter, is shining two bright …

It's Time To Hurry Up And Beat A Solar Tax Credit Deadline?

Google is putting in $300 million in to a $750 million fund for SolarCity to install solar panels on 25,000 residential roofs this year, the two companies announced today. The fact that Google is backing solar or residential solar installations or SolarCity’s projects in particular isn’t new.<p>What’s …

Solar Power

Stars found forming at Milky Way's outer edge

Brazilian astronomers said Friday they had found two star clusters forming in a remote part of our Milky Way galaxy where such a thing was previously …

Milky Way Galaxy

Scientists discover theory-defying black hole 12 billion times the size of the Sun

“Current theory is for a limit to how fast a black hole can grow, but this black hole is too large for that theory”<p>Researchers from Peking University and the University of Arizona discovered what is being called a "monster black hole," which is powering the brightest quasar yet found. Results of …

Oilsands Could Lose $121 Billion If Prices Stay Low: Analyst

The amount of money flowing into Canada’s oilsands will drop by nearly two-thirds in the next few years, but prices are just high enough to keep …

Oil

WATCH: 'NASA Prepares For Alien Arrival' [LIPtv]

NASA might begin preparing for world extraterrestrial contact. We must prepare the new knowledge which may change our perceptions of life and …

Pain Really Is All In Your Head. Emotion Controls Intensity

When you whack yourself with a hammer, it feels like the pain is in your thumb. But really it's in your brain.<p>That's because our perception of pain is shaped by brain circuits that are constantly filtering the information coming from our sensory nerves, says David Linden, a professor of …

The Brain

How Impulsiveness Can Boost Your Creativity

The key may lie in a belief that slightly negative traits have silver linings.<p>Everyone who’s ever prepared for a job interview knows how to turn a personal weakness into a character strength. The flipside of being a little stubborn might be extra persistence. A bit of impatience, properly directed, …

Flower Power: Advancing Solar Panels With Nature

<i>This article was originally published in September 2012 on the Energy Realities blog.</i><p>Solar power stations take up a lot of room. They need either vast arrays of photovoltaic panels, which convert sunlight directly into electricity, or of mirrors, which direct it towards a boiler, in order to raise …

Renewable Energy

Climate Geoengineering: ‘Scary’ Idea Should Be Tried Out

Climate Change

Boehner raises possibility of Homeland Security shutdown

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker John Boehner is raising the possibility that the Department of Homeland Security may shut down at month's end because …

Homeland Security

The FAA just took a huge step towards legalizing commercial drone flights

The agency's outlook on this new breed of aircraft is much less conservative than expected<p>The FAA's long-awaited rules for flying small drones have arrived. Up until today it was illegal to fly drones for commercial purposes unless you had a specific exemption from the FAA for testing. The new …

Drones

How To Become A 401(k) Millionaire In Four Easy Steps

If it weren’t for the tripwires of human behavior, becoming a millionaire would be a pretty easy path to follow.<p>It’s mostly math and good habits.<p>So when I came across this piece on nowitcounts.com, a Web site for investors over 50, I saw a clear message: If you save consistently, the miracle of …

Retirement

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24 Historic Photos That'll Make You Want To Be An Astronaut

Featuring Buzz Aldrin taking the first selfie in space. And also a lot of American flags.

Space Science

The Cosmological Limits of Information Storage

An important part of long-term thinking is the never-ending search for very long-lived methods of information storage. A perfect, eternal storage …

Physics

Tesla batteries to power entire homes out soon – Elon Musk

Tesla Motors says its ambitious plan to produce battery packs strong enough to power houses will be reality within six months. The promise comes as …

How LSD Helped Shape California’s Ecstatic Design Legacy

From drugs to the women’s movement, Californian counterculture has generated some of the most vibrant pieces of American graphic design.<p>From Deborah Sussman’s candy-colored “supergraphics” to R. Crumb’s drug-fueled comics and album art, some of the most vibrant pieces of American graphic design …

3 Things Entrepreneurs Can Do Today To Prepare For Retirement

Some entrepreneurs say they’ll work forever. Yet there comes a <b></b>point when most business owners want to retire and transfer their ownership in order to enjoy everything they’ve worked so hard to obtain.<p>Though entrepreneurs may feel anxious about stepping away from a lifelong business, careful …

Retirement

The Coming Boom In Brain Medicines

TONY COLES COULD have had any job he wanted in the drug industry. In five years at the helm of cancer drug developer Onyx Pharmaceuticals he increased its market cap eightfold by purchasing an experimental blood cancer drug for $800 million, developing it into a big seller and flipping the whole …

Biotechnology

The New Power Plants That Could Actually Remove Carbon from the Atmosphere — NOVA Next | PBS

What’s better than a zero-carbon source of electricity like solar or wind? One that removes carbon from the atmosphere—a negative-carbon source.<p>It’s …

Fossil Fuels

Study: Global warming skeptics know more about climate science

Are global warming skeptics simply ignorant about climate science?<p>Not so, says a forthcoming paper in the journal Advances in Political Psychologyby Yale Professor Dan Kahan. He finds that skeptics score about the same (in fact slightly better) on climate science questions.<p>The study asked 2,000 …

Climate Change

Is This the World's Oldest Secret Code?

From The Siberian Times: <i>Scientists are close to precise dating of the Shigir Idol, thought to be twice as ancient as the Egyptian Pyramids.</i><p>The Idol …

Archaeology

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Funding The Long Arc Of Energy Transition

<i>This article was originally published in April 2013 on the Energy Realities blog.</i><p>Global demand for electricity has climbed relentlessly over the past decade: power generation, the means by which natural gas, coal, nuclear, and hydro sources are converted to serve billions of customers has grown an …

Energy

In Love? 9 Financial Facts To Know About Your Partner Before Commitment

Valentine’s Day is coming up, so engagements are on at least a few people’s minds. A 2013 study found that six million people were planning to pop the question or expecting to answer on cupid’s holiday.<p>If a major commitment is on the horizon for you and your loved one, you’ll also need to start …

Personal Finance

Hubble space telescope: 25 years photographing the galaxies far, far away - Telegraph