Erin Markovich

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Huge Parts Of The Great Barrier Reef Are Officially Dead Due To Climate Change

Obviously you already know that the Great Barrier Reef is amazing. So amazing in fact that it’s considered one of the seven natural wonders of the world. And yet, we can’t stop killing it. According to the New York Times, enormous chunks of the Great Barrier Reef are officially dead and despite …

Global Warming

Links between climate change and extreme weather are increasingly clear and present

<i>Commentary</i><p>When a hurricane, flood, heat wave, or other extreme weather event strikes, reporters call scientists like me and ask us what human-induced climate change had to do with this event. Until recently, most of us would say something like this: “Climate change is real. It alters the broader …

Climate Change

Scientists Are Making Stronger Links Between Climate Change and Extreme Weather

Every time an extreme weather event strikes—from Hurricane Katrina to the California drought—observers wonder what role climate change may have …

Climate Change

Climate change link to extreme weather easier to gauge - U.S. report | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Scientists are better able to measure how climate change may cause extreme weather such as droughts, heat waves and heavy rain, but research does not clearly tie wildfires, tornadoes and hurricanes to global warming, the top U.S. scientific organization said on Friday.<p>The …

Can we accurately gauge the impact of climate change on extreme weather?

While scientists have long avoided attributing specific extreme weather events to changes in global climate, a recent report suggests that some of …

What ‘Making a Murderer’ Reveals About the Justice System and Intellectual Disability

I can’t stop thinking about Brendan Dassey. Like everyone with a Netflix account, I’ve spent the past few weeks riveted by the true-crime documentary</i> …

Crime

Hookahs deliver 125X more smoke than cigarettes

Hookah smokers may be inhaling far more toxicants than they think.<p>Researchers reviewed 542 scientific articles potentially relevant to cigarette and …

Public Health

These are the most affordable cities to live in as a young person this year

Auf Wiedersehen, Berlin. À bientôt, Paris. Young and mobile people of the world, say g’day to Sydney.<p>Sydney is this year’s most affordable city to live in, according to a new report from YouthfulCities. The Toronto-based startup’s 2015 report ranks 55 of the world’s largest cities on how affordable …

Housing

Can Miami Beach Survive Global Warming?

Miami real estate is booming as never before—but rising sea levels driven by global warming might mean a major bust. The mayor, climate scientists, and other experts tackle the dilemma.<p>I. Paddling Home<p>In the summer of 2013, one of the leading candidates in Miami Beach’s mayoral race, a businessman …

‘My dentist saved my tooth, but wiped my memory’

After simple dental surgery, William lost his ability to form new memories. What happened? This real-life medical mystery should change the way we think about the brain, says David Robson.<p>William’s internal clock is eternally jammed at 13:40 on 14 March 2005 – right in the middle of a dentist …

Race and Gender Shape Views of Science in Surprising Ways

A poll finds women tend to oppose genetically modified food and animal research, and African Americans are optimistic about population growth, regardless of political party.<p>If you’re a Republican and a fan of Sean Hannity, global warming is a scam. If you’re a Rachel Maddow-watching Democrat, you …

This Victorian Home Is No Shrinking Violet

The exterior may be bold, but inside you'll find a rainbow of soft hues.<p>Of all the exterior colors out there, purple is a rare sight. That's why we were so thrilled to find this beautiful circa 1882 Victorian located in Chatham, New Jersey. Its rich plum hue radiates charm and lets the white and …

48 Of The Most Beautiful Lines Of Poetry

"I have measured out my life with coffee spoons."<p>2. From "One Art" by Elizabeth Bishop:<p>"It's evident<p>the art of losing's not too hard to master,<p>though it may look like (Write it!) like disaster."<p>Suggested by Nekesa M., via Facebook<p>3. From "Leaves of Grass" by Walt Whitman:<p>"I bequeath myself to the …