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Scientists Reverse Arrow of Time in Quantum Experiment — NOVA Next | PBS

Time only moves forward—or does it?<p>Physicists refer to this idea as the “arrow of time,” and the idea of unidirectional time seems to hold true for …

Fracking Has Cut More CO2 Emissions Than All Renewable Energy Combined

2:49 PM 10/06/2017<p>Hydraulic fracturing has done more to cut U.S. carbon dioxide emissions in the last decade than all renewable energy sources and …

Fossil Fuels

This Quantum Theory Says Time Can Flow Backward

<i>Our editors delve into Curiosity's top stories every day on a podcast that's shorter than your commute. Click here to listen and learn — in just a</i> …

Stem cell brain implants could 'slow ageing and extend life', study shows

Researchers hope to launch human trials as breakthrough shows hypothalamus controls ageing, with treated mice remaining fitter and living 10-15% longer<p>Scientists have slowed down the ageing process by implanting stem cells into the brains of animals, raising hopes for new strategies to combat …

medicalscience

IEA warns $1.3 trillion of oil and gas could be left stranded

The International Energy Agency (IEA) has warned oil and gas companies that failing to adapt to the lower carbon energy agenda could lead to over a trillion dollars worth of assets being abandoned by 2050.<p>The IEA estimates that a step-change in climate policy away from fossil fuels and towards …

Amplification of Cretaceous Warmth by Biological Cloud Feedbacks

That’s the title of an article in <i>Science</i> today (available here with subs.) I’m giving a talk this morning so don’t have a lot of time to comment on …

Woolly mammoth will be back from extinction within two years, say Harvard scientists

"Woolly mammoths" could be brought back from extinction within two years, the scientists behind a groundbreaking resurrection project have said.<p>World-renowned geneticist Prof George Church and his team at Harvard University have been working for the past two years on recreating the DNA blueprint of …

Astronomers discover 60 new planets including ‘super Earth’

An international team of astronomers has found 60 new planets orbiting stars close to Earth’s solar system, including a rocky “super Earth.”<p>The …

Here’s what the president of MIT thinks of the Trump administration’s early moves

The student's email arrived early on Jan. 28.<p>It was addressed to Rafael Reif, president of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.<p>The undergraduate didn't want to bother him, she wrote, but she was stuck overseas and unable to return to campus because of the White House's newly imposed travel …

United States

A U.S. Service Member Was Killed In Yemen During President Trump’s First Counterterror Raid

On Sunday, U.S. Central Command reported the first counterterror operation carried out under approval by President Trump. The raid also resulted in the first-known combat death of an American soldier to occur under his administration. One U.S. commando was killed and three more were injured during …

Middle East

Scientists Have Confirmed a Brand New Phase of Matter: Time Crystals

Constant motion without energy.<p>For months now, there's been speculation that researchers might have finally created time crystals - strange crystals …

Quantum Physics

Researchers Say They've Figured Out What Makes People Reject Science, And It's Not Ignorance

Why some people believe Earth is flat.<p>A lot happened in 2016, but one of the biggest cultural shifts was the rise of fake news - where claims with no …

Neil deGrasse Tyson explains the real problem with climate skeptics

Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson explains why he believes that climate change deniers can't get behind the science.<p><b>Follow Tech Insider:</b>On Facebook<p><i>StarTalk Radio is a podcast and radio program hosted by astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, where comic co-hosts, guest celebrities, and scientists</i> …

Why 4.5 Billion Years of Fluctuating Global Temperatures Can’t Explain Climate Change Today

XKCD does it again.<p>One of the most commonly used arguments against human-caused climate change is that Earth has experienced severe fluctuations in …

Climate Change

A universe of 2 trillion galaxies

An international team of astronomers, led by Christopher Conselice, Professor of Astrophysics at the University of Nottingham, have found that the …

Rex Tillerson is big oil personified. The damage he can do is immense | Bill McKibben

Now a fossil fuel executive will run America’s foreign policy, right out in the open. Donald Trump gets credit for a kind of barbaric transparency<p>In one of the futile demonstrations that marked the run-up to the Iraq war, I saw a woman with a sign that read “How Did Our Oil End Up Under Their …

Middle East

The best ski resorts in America, according to skiers and snowboarders

Mad River Glen, VT.Courtesy of Ski Vermont/Mike RiddellLiftopia just unveiled its 2016-17 Best in Snow Awards.<p>The ranking incorporates feedback from thousands of skiers and snowboarders to determine the most popular ski resorts in North America, surveying them about resorts' family friendliness, …

Russian Hackers Reportedly Infiltrated A Vermont Power Company, Raising Concerns Over The U.S. Power Grid

A day after the FBI released details on Russian hacking activities within the United States, reports indicate that Burlington Electric in Vermont discovered malware connected to the Grizzly Steppe operation that may have ties to the 2016 presidential election. Earlier details indicated that the …

Vladimir Putin

The Big Strategic Shift Coming to the Solar Industry in 2017

The solar industry has been through a lot of strategic changes over the past decade as cell manufacturers moved to making panels, panel manufacturers started building power plants, and power plant companies began moving into financing. In many ways, vertical integration was the name of the game.<p>But …

Solar Power

The Next Frontier: Space Miners Are the Universe's Future Tycoons

The next gold rush will be intergalactic.<p>In 2009, a collection of astronauts, academics, and aerospace industrialists convened to review NASA’s present and future plans for manned space flight. Informally dubbed the “Augustine Commission,” the more-stuffily named Review of United States Human Space …

The US is the only country that hasn’t signed on to a key international agreement to save the planet

On Dec. 2, 2016, Mexico’s environment minister Rafael Pacchiano Alamán faced the thousands of participants and delegates who traveled to Cancun for the 13th conference of the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity, and opened the high-level meeting by addressing the elephant in the …

Bill Clinton

VIDEO: Time-Lapse Google Maps Show How The World Is Changing

Google Earth's time lapse videos of earth's landscape could make you think about the great baseball player Yogi Berra.<p>"I thought about one of the quotes attributed to Yogi Berra," says Marc Levy, a political scientist at Columbia University's Earth Institute who specializes in issues of global …

earth's

The Predator's Stealthy Successor Is Coming

The Air Force wants a hyper-capable drone on the cheap. Is current technology up to the task?<p>The U.S. Air Force wants a new drone. It needs to do everything the current Predator can do but better, including staying airborne for seven days and using less ground support than its unmanned predecessor. …

Climate change is threatening Earth's best place to study Mars

<b>Joe Levy</b> has been travelling to Antarctica regularly for 12 years now. The University of Texas geologist has spent months at a time sleeping in a …

Global Warming

Smart Hydro Power's floating turbines provide electricity to world's most remote locations

<b>Future Makers:</b> in this movie, Karl Kolmsee explains how the small hydrokinetic turbines developed by his company Smart Hydro Power can provide a …

A 'Jaw-Dropping' Assessment on Arctic Warming

By <b>Andrea Germanos / Common Dreams</b><p>If President-elect Donald Trump’s appointments of a “band of climate conspiracy theorists” weren’t already stoking …

Pipeline spills 176,000 gallons 150 miles from Standing Rock.

A pipeline operated by Belle Fourche Pipeline Company in western North Dakota was shut down following the discovery of a leak on Dec. 5. Cleanup is …

Vanadium-Flow Batteries: The Energy Storage Breakthrough We've Needed

The latest, greatest utility-scale battery storage technology to emerge on the commercial market is the vanadium redox battery, also known as the vanadium flow battery.<p>V-flow batteries are fully containerized, nonflammable, compact, reusable over semi-infinite cycles, discharge 100% of the stored …

Clean Energy

Bill Gates and investors worth $170 billion are launching a fund to fight climate change through energy innovation

Bill Gates is leading a more than $1 billion fund focused on fighting climate change by investing in clean energy innovation.<p>The Microsoft co-founder and his all-star line-up of fellow investors plan to announce tomorrow the Breakthrough Energy Ventures fund, which will begin making investments …

Venture Capital