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Surprising superconductor discovery could be the best one yet

A superconductor – a material with zero electric interference when cooled to a critical temperature – has a wealth of potential applications, ranging …

Is climate alarmist consensus about to shatter?

Foreword by Paul Driessen A new study by climatologists Nicholas Lewis and Judith Curry concludes that Earth’s “equilibrium climate sensitivity” …

700,000-Year-Old Stone Tools Point to Mysterious Human Relative

Someone butchered a rhinoceros in the Philippines hundreds of thousands of years before modern humans arrived—but who?<p>Stone tools found in the Philippines predate the arrival of modern humans to the islands by roughly 600,000 years—but researchers aren’t sure who made them.<p>The eye-popping …

Anthropology

10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Prehistoric Europe

The word “prehistory” refers to the earliest period of human development, up until the start of recorded events. But since the world evolved …

Humans Lived in North America 130,000 Years Ago, Study Claims

Prehistoric humans — perhaps Neanderthals or another lost species — occupied what is now California some 130,000 years ago, a team of scientists reported on Wednesday.<p>The bold and fiercely disputed claim, published in the journal Nature, is based on a study of mastodon bones discovered near San …

Scientists Discover Portal Into Parallel Universe. Will it Reveal God’s Hiding Place?

“The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light; they that dwelt in the land of the shadow of death, upon them hath the light shined.” …

Dark Matter

It’s the end of the world and we know it: Scientists in many disciplines see apocalypse, soon

<b>(Getty/Everlite/Leon Neal/Photo Montage by Salon)</b><p>Stephen Hawking is one of many scientists who see the possible near-term demise of our species. Spend that 401k!<p>Phil Torres<p>April 30, 2017 12:00pm (UTC)<p>While apocalyptic beliefs about the end of the world have, historically, been the subject of …

1 Paleo-America & Columbian Exchange | History Hub

America’s Pre-Columbian era — the 95% of its history that transpired before Christopher Columbus arrived in 1492 — is shrouded in mystery, providing …

Tesla’s solar roof tiles will be available to order starting in April

The Tesla solar roof tiles the company unveiled last year, which look like regular roof tiles and yet have roughly equivalent efficiency of traditional solar power gathering cells, will be up for order starting in April, according to Tesla CEO Elon Musk.<p>These are a key step in Tesla’s combined …

Tesla

How To Live Longer? Scientists Identify Molecule That Plays Key Role In DNA Damage, Aging

You’d think that since dying is the one thing all of us — and our ancestors before us — have been doing for the last 3.7 billion years, we’d have …

Energy Storage Ramping Up To Be A Key Driver For Tesla's Earnings

Energy storage will be a key driver for Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) in the coming years. Developments have been moving fast in recent months. Tesla bears …

Artifacts prove humans lived in Florida 1,500 years earlier than believed

Florida

The Paleoamericans: Issues and Evidence Relating to the Peopling of the New World

<b>SHIFTING PARADIGMS?</b><p>While most Clovis-First proponents remain unpursuaded that a paradigm shift is about to occur, Goebel (1999:208) writes:<p>"Recent …

Anthropology

The Silk Road Could Be Thousands of Years More Ancient Than We Realised

Time to rethink who actually built it.<p>The fabled Silk Road may be one of the most famous and important trade networks in Earth's history, but a new …

Silk Road

Carbon Sinks: The Next Big Thing (Part 2)

<i>This is the second in a four-part post on using ecosystems to store carbon. In Part 1, I wrote that the most fundamental task of climate action is to restore the Earth's carbon balance. I described how carbon is captured and stored by natural carbon sinks.</i><p>The experts who study the role of soils, …

Carbon Sinks Are The Next Big Thing (Part 1)

<i>This is the first in a four-part series about restoring the soils, forests, wetlands and grasslands that take carbon out of the atmosphere.</i><p>As Earth Day approaches this year, it's a good time to begin paying attention to parts of the Earth many people don't think about. They are the natural …

Carbon Sinks: The Next Big Thing (Part 3)

<i>This is the 3rd in a four-part post on using ecosystems to store carbon. Part 1 was about the need to bring the Earth's carbon cycle back into balance. Part 2 discussed how restoring carbon sinks is a necessary part of America's climate action plan. In this part, I describe why we should not always</i> …

Stem Cell Therapy

They’re harvested and then injected into an injured area.<p><b>What is it?</b> Stem cells are immature cells that have the ability to grow into many different types of cells. In sports medicine, stem cells are harvested and then injected into an injured area, says Jonathan Finnoff, D.O., professor of …

Long Extinct Species to Be Revived in the Lab With Powerful New Tools

Bringing extinct species back to life isn’t a science fiction fantasy anymore, even if the technology isn’t quite ready for prime time.<p>The newest …

Woolly Mammoths

Underwater Ancient Cities and Ruins

Mysterious and strange, these ancient cities and buildings survived during sometimes more than 1000 years, protected by water. Deeply hidden in the …

Arctic ice loss driven by natural swings, not just mankind: study

OSLO (Reuters) - Natural swings in the Arctic climate have caused up to half the precipitous losses of sea ice around the North Pole in recent decades, with the rest driven by man-made global warming, scientists said on Monday.<p>The study indicates that an ice-free Arctic Ocean, often feared to be …

Global Warming

EVgo Teases Higher-Power Fast Charger on Tesla Turf

Up until now, Tesla’s Superchargers have been the fastest, highest-power chargers in the United States. But as of the end of February they’ve been topped—with the installation of new 150-kW Combined Charging System (CCS) hardware, part of the network of charging provider EVgo.<p>There are a couple of …

Molecular ‘leaf’ uses sun to turn CO2 into fuel

Chemists have engineered a molecule that uses light or electricity to convert carbon dioxide into carbon monoxide—a carbon-neutral fuel source—more …

Indiana University

The 3 Ways That Parallel Universes Could Be Real

The idea that things exist in a particular, well-defined state at all times where their properties can be determined so long as you can measure them well enough was fundamental to how we conceived of the Universe. When quantum physics came along, that idea went right out the window, never to …

Dark Matter

Free online courses will teach anyone DNA sequencing

It's never been easier to learn how to code using online resources, and that's not limited to computer programming. You know what else is code? DNA, which scientists have been modifying in bacteria and embryos with increasing success over the years. Researchers from the Centre Recherches …

The biggest energy challenges facing humanity

Getting power to people where and when it’s needed could rewrite the geopolitical rulebook<p>Every day, our species chews its way through more than a million terajoules of energy. That’s roughly equivalent to what we would use if all 7.5 billion of us boiled 70 kettles of water an hour around the …

Energy

Mystery system stabilising CO2 concentrations prevents Earth from freezing over

Scientists find feedback mechanism stops atmospheric CO2 from falling below a certain level.<p>An unidentified system appears to prevent CO2 …