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The Grandfather Of Alt-Science

Art Robinson has seeded scientific skepticism within the GOP for decades. Now he wants to use urine to save lives.<p>Arthur B. Robinson, renegade …

This Scientist Has Come Up With A Mathematical Model For A Time Machine

After some serious number crunching, a UBC researcher has come up with a mathematical model for a viable time machine.<p>Ben Tippett, a mathematics and …

Aliens didn't send this 40-year-old signal from space

Forty years ago, the Ohio State University Radio Observatory detected a mysterious signal deep in outer space, located in the Sagittarius constellation. Many have pointed to this, which came to be known as the "Wow!" Signal, as evidence that we are not alone in the universe. That is, until …

Expert: We’ll Find Alien Life in the Next 10 to 15 Years, but It Won’t Be Intelligent

by Kristin Houser June 8, 2017 Off World 11412<p>The Search for Life<p>From highly trained scientists toiling away at research institutes to amateur …

Hawaii defies Trump with law upholding Paris climate accord

Nearly 1,500 US local governments and companies have vowed to uphold the Paris climate deal, but Hawaii is the first state to make its defiance legally binding. Governor David Ige signed Senate Bill 559, committing the state to keep up its end, despite US President Trump opting out of the …

Elon Musk says robots will beat humans at everything by 2030

The performance of humans’ puny brains will be outmatched by computers within just 13 years, billionaire Elon Musk has claimed.<p>The Tesla and SpaceX …

How Diet Can Change Your DNA

SPONSORED<p>This article was produced for Nestlé by Scientific American Custom Media, a division separate from the magazine's board of editors.<p>Recent …

Trump's Support Drops in Military Communities

In a politically unsettled nation, military communities have long been a rock for the Republican Party, solid and true. But new polling data suggest those places have developed some concerns about President Donald Trump.<p>An analysis of Gallup polling data comparing the first 100 days of Trump’s …

The Age of Electric Aviation Is Just 30 Years Away

Every vision of the future of flight involves electric aircraft—air taxis hopping from one skyscraper to the next as airliners cruise silently over …

If We Survive Another Billion Years, What Will Life Be Like?

Here’s an interesting thought: what if humanity manages to survive one billion years from now? Would we finally be an interplanetary species, …

Watch: The U.S. Army's New "Iron Man" Military Suit Will Make You Jealous

Watch: The U.S. Army’s New “Iron Man” Military Suit Will Make You Jealous<p>In 2018, Iron Man will be…joining the US Military?

How the World Is Responding to President Trump's Climate Policies

Several countries vowed to push ahead on efforts to fight climate change this week even as they expressed dismay at U.S. President Donald Trump’s …

'Extraordinary' levels of pollutants found in 10km deep Mariana trench

Presence of manmade chemicals in most remote place on planet shows nowhere is safe from human impact, say scientists<p>Scientists have discovered “extraordinary” levels of toxic pollution in the most remote and inaccessible place on the planet – the 10km deep Mariana trench in the Pacific Ocean.<p>Small …

Pollution

No longer a myth: a part human, part pig chimera

Scientists have created the first human-pig chimera. The team used stem cells from humans and inserted them into pig blastocytes, which in turn were …

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 …

Flying cars to be tested by end of 2017, says Airbus

One of the world's biggest aerospace companies plans to test a prototype of a flying car by the end of this year, a move that could be a big step towards easing congestion on urban roads.<p>Airbus's chief executive, Tom Enders, told a technology conference in Germany that it planned to test a small …

Humanity May Have Reached its Maximum Lifespan

<b>A Halt to Progress?</b><p>It’s no secret that lifespans have been getting longer—whether in the U.S. or in other developed countries. Whereas at the …

Immigrant Groups Rally Around Country as Message to Trump

From California to Washington, D.C., Arizona to Wisconsin, immigration activists are holding protests aimed at soon-to-be-sworn-in-as-president Donald Trump.<p>Immigration groups and various other supporters have planned some 70 events for Saturday “to send a clear pro-immigration message to the …

Here are the craziest, most groundbreaking scientific achievements of 2016

As we look back at 2016, it’s easy to focus on the negatives — the tumultuous presidential race, troubling race relations across the country and the …

Scientists are attempting to bring back an ancient elephant-sized cow

Aurochs roamed Europe for thousands of years until the last of their kind died in the Jaktorow Forest in Poland in 1627. They were 7 ft tall and weighed around 1,000kg.<p>Since 2009, European science teams have been breeding cattle which still carry aurochs DNA. Two programmes are attempting to revive …

Wildlife

Researchers Are Developing Nanodiscs That Can Wipe Out Tumours

Almost like a cancer vaccine.<p>Cancer research is an area of medical science that, rightfully, gets considerable attention.<p>There are nearly 14.5 …

Cancer

New Hampshire: Future Volcano Hot Spot?

Who says New England's boring?<p>Scientists studying a bog of hot magma 60 miles below the surface of New England have found something rather …

Overpopulation: Where Do We Put the Next Billion Humans?

<b>Too Many People?</b><p>August 8 this year marked the Earth Overshoot Day, which essentially means that we have officially consumed far more than the Earth …

A Nobel prize-winning physicist identified three simple steps to mastering any subject

I wasn’t always a good learner. I thought learning was all about the hours you put in. Then I discovered something that changed my life.<p>The famous Nobel Prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman understood the difference between “knowing something” and “knowing the name of something,” and it’s one of …

Self-improvement

Ohio State attacker complained bitterly in Facebook post of treatment of Muslims ‘everywhere,’ reports say

Just minutes before an 18-year-old Somali college student used a car and butcher knife to attack people on the Ohio State University campus Monday morning, he said in a Facebook post that he had reached a “boiling point” and was “sick and tired” of seeing Muslims around the globe “killed and …

Eating fiber keeps gut microbes from eating you

The gut microbiota plays a crucial role in maintaining our body's overall health. New research shows what happens if we do not feed our gut microbes …

Microbiology

Elon Musk's SpaceX Plans to Launch 4,425 Internet Satellites

SpaceX, the private aerospace company founded by Elon Musk, is making plans to encircle the planet in high-speed internet satellites.<p>Documents filed …

Beijing to Donald Trump: Climate change is not a Chinese hoax

Beijing has told Donald Trump that climate change is not a hoax that was created by China, reminding the President-elect that it was his Republican predecessors who first put the issue on the table.<p>Mr Trump’s views on global warming have raised concerns among environmentalists, given that he is …

Stephen Hawking just gave humanity a due date for finding another planet

If humanity survives the rise of artificial intelligence, the ravages of climate change and the threat of nuclear terrorism in the next century, it doesn't mean we're home free, according to Stephen Hawking.<p>The renowned theoretical physicist has gone as far as providing humanity with a deadline for …

Artificial Intelligence

Study finds limited sign of soil adaptation to climate warming

While scientists and policy experts debate the impacts of global warming, the Earth's soil is releasing roughly nine times more carbon dioxide to the …