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Earth is getting greener. Here’s why that’s a problem.

<i>This story was originally published by Slate and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.</i><p>A new study just published in the …

Inverse spin Hall effect: A new way to get electricity from magnetism

By showing that a phenomenon dubbed the "inverse spin Hall effect" works in several organic semiconductors - including carbon-60 buckyballs - …

Magnetism

Quantum computing closer as researchers drive towards first quantum data bus

RMIT University researchers have trialled a quantum processor capable of routing quantum information from different locations in a critical …

RMIT University

Carbyne: Scientists create 'holy grail' strongest material in the world that's tougher than graphene

Step aside graphene, a new wonder material called carbyne has been created and it takes the title as the strongest substance known to man thanks to a …

Sarah Palin Doesn't Think Bill Nye Is A Real Scientist

Former Alaska governor and 2008 Republican vice presidential hopeful Sarah Palin argued Thursday that Bill Nye is not actually a scientist.<p>"Bill Nye is as much a scientist as I am," Palin said at an event in Washington, D.C., according to The Hill. "He's a kids' show actor; he's not a …

Bill Nye

The History of the Universe Is Written on the Ocean Floor

Sediments from the bottom of the sea preserve a record of exploding stars—including some that may have changed Earth’s climate, and led to the rise of humans.<p>About 2 million years ago, a star roughly 325 light years away from our sun—pretty close, as cosmic things go—gave up the ghost. Its fuel …

Universe

Politician proposes unleashing 500,000 cats to combat Roman rat invasion

A politician in Rome is letting the cat out of the bag – 500,000 cats, that is.<p>Mayoral candidate Antonio Razzi announced plans Tuesday to deploy an army of hungry felines to solve the city’s rat infestation, The Local reports.<p>Razzi claims “time is running out” to battle the “rat invasion,” the …

Pets

Great monarch butterfly migration mystery solved

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/science_environment/1238000/1238644_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1522232391_81b3ea48dff33a88294e9701dc9fba88<p><b>Scientists have built a model circuit that solves the mystery of one of nature's most famous journeys - the great migration of monarch</b> …

Ecology

First Faraday cars rolling out in 2018? Not so fast, warns electric car start-up

When electric car firm Faraday Future Inc. started work on its $1-billion factory in Nevada on Wednesday, it wasn't just the groundbreaking itself that piqued the interest of the auto world.<p>At the ceremony, Faraday reportedly let slip that its first cars would roll out of the factory in 2018 -- big …

Science: This Psychological Trick Can Actually Make You Happier

This will work for every human. It doesn't matter what culture you're from.<p><i>What are some brain hacks that a neuroscientist or a psychologist knows that most people don't? originally appeared on Quora -</i> <i>the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique</i> …

Psychology

Science just found another good reason to drink six cups of coffee a day

Swilling down six steaming cups of espresso a day doesn’t just bring you incredible good times – it’s good for your health, too.<p>Researchers found …

The 6 Steps to Making the Perfect Apology, According to Science | Inc.com

<i>Absurdly Driven looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>How good are you at contrition?<p>As good as you are at, say, passing the buck or managing up?<p>Knowing how to apologize is an art.<p>It's inevitable, then, that scientists thought they'd try to define …

Ohio State University

Artificial Intelligence Is Helping Us Find The Authors Of The Bible

Both the most controversial and best-selling book ever written, the Bible is an unusual book not least because, for the most part, we’ve got no idea who wrote it. Which makes it easy to pull find-replace jobs and make unfortunate typos. The Old Testament, in particular, is more or less anonymous. …

Birds on Islands Are Losing the Ability to Fly

Before the arrival of humans—and the rats, cats, and other predators that we brought—New Zealand was an idyllic haven for birds. Without ground-dwelling mammalian hunters to bother them, many of the local species lost the ability to fly. There’s the kakapo, a giant, booming parrot with an owl-like …

Helicopter with 18 rotors makes its maiden flight. With a man inside

<b>When you think of a flying contraption with multiple rotors your mind probably conjures up the image of a new-fangled drone - well, what if someone</b> …

Aviation

Russian museum's newest employee is a big orange cat named Maray

April Fools' jokes can go wrong, but sometimes they go so, so right.<p>Serpukhov Historical and Art Museum decided to get in on the pranking action by …

Meet the Clean-Energy Pioneers Who Could Help Solve Climate Change

Check out the trailer for our upcoming episode of 'VICE' on HBO, airing April 8 at 11 PM.<p>Check out the trailer for episode nine of season four of 'VICE' on HBO<p>This Friday, April 15, HBO will air a new episode from season four of our Emmy-winning show. Last week, we saw how the US war in Afghanistan …

Clean Energy