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Antarctic surface ice melt could be a sign of things to come

An area of Antarctica larger than Texas partially melted last year, a group of international researchers has found.<p>And while it's pretty well known ice at both poles has been melting for a while now, this ice is a bit different. In this case, it was surface ice the scientists were monitoring, not …

Global Warming

Why Did an Enormous Chunk of West Antarctica Suddenly Start Melting?

300,000 square miles is nearly twice the area of California. It’s difficult to visualize a space that vast, but go ahead and give it a try. Now, …

Experts debunk study that found Holocaust trauma is inherited

In the fall of 2015, Rachel Yehuda and her team at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York published results of a study looking at the genes of 32 Jewish women and men. All were Holocaust survivors who either had been interned in Nazi concentration camps, forced into hiding during …

15 Climate Change Facts That You'll Know Are True If You're Not An Idiot

Let's not all get swallowed by floods and eviscerated by drought, ya know?

Climate Change

New study: global warming keeps on keeping on

A new paper finds no statistical evidence that global warming slowed down in recent years or that it’s sped up just yet<p>As humans continue to dump heat-trapping gases like carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, the Earth continues to warm. In fact, it has been warming for decades and we now routinely …

Global Warming

Bill Nye, the “not-so-science” Guy

April 27, 2017 by George Yancey<p>When Bill Nye became the co-chair of the March for Science it brought on controversy due to his being a white male. …

The Climate Change Deniers in Congress

How many are representing your state?<p>What would you think if your government didn't believe in gravity? If your senator alleged that, because they couldn't see it, perhaps it didn't exist. To many, this might seem absurd—the science is enough to know that it's real.<p>Like gravity, climate change …

Climate Change

Scientists Are Calling for NY Times Boycott Over Op-Ed by ‘Climate Change Denier’

“Ordinary citizens also have a right to be skeptical of an overweening scientism,” Bret Stephens writes in his first Times column<p>The most common arguments against climate change (debunked)<p>Multiple scientists and climate change advocates are calling for a boycott of The New York Times after an op-ed …

Clean Technology

We just hit 410 ppm of CO2. Welcome to a whole new world

<b>(AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File)</b><p>This is not normal: We’re on track to witness a climate unseen in 50 million years by mid-century.<p>Kate Yoder<p>April 28, 2017 8:00am (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on Grist.<p>In pre-industrial times, the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere stood at …

Climate Change

New report about Antarctica is horrible news for global warming alarmists

Warming on the Antarctic Peninsula has long been touted by supporters of the theory man is destroying the planet by using fossil fuels as proof of the dangers of global warming. Al Gore, the face of the world-is-going-to-end climate movement, has visited Antarctica on at least two occasions to …

Why is the Arctic melting faster than the Antarctic?

A recent report says the Arctic may be ice-free by 2040. The Antarctic is also melting, albeit far slower, and in a less regular pattern. Why do the …

Analysis Of Global Warming 'Hiatus' Confirms, Once Again, That Humans Are Driving Climate Change

Several times over the past decade, climate change deniers have pointed to a so-called "hiatus" in global warming between 1998 and 2012 and used it …

Global warming scientists learn lessons from the pause that never was

People don’t talk about how global warming has stopped, paused or slowed down all that much any more – three consecutive hottest years on record will tend to do that to a flaky meme.<p>But there was a time a few years ago when you couldn’t open your news feed without being told global warming had …

Climate Change

Sea ice 'to vanish from Arctic Ocean as region warming twice as fast as rest of world'

The Arctic Ocean could be almost entirely free of ice by 2040, more than 90 scientists have warned.<p>The latest assessment conducted by the Arctic …

Heading into the summer, Arctic sea ice is in bad shape

Arctic sea ice extent in April was nearly 394,000 square miles below the long-term average — an area one-and-a-half times the size of Texas. The …

Global Warming

Another Arctic ice panic over as world temperatures plummet

Inevitably, when even satellite temperatures were showing 2016 as “the hottest year on record”, we were going to be told last winter that the Arctic ice was at its lowest extent ever. Sure enough, before Christmas, a report from the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration was greeted …

Arctic Ice

These Scientists Want to Put 10 Million Windmills in the Arctic. Here's Why

From putting a giant umbrella in space to zapping clouds with lasers, scientists have come up with some pretty audacious plans to ease global warming and its consequences.<p>Now researchers at Arizona State University are floating a plan to save the thinning Arctic ice cap with help from a vast armada …

Global Warming

What is quantum entanglement? Part 3: Entanglement, at last

<i>This is part 3 in a lengthy series of posts attempting to explain the idea of quantum entanglement to a non-physics audience. Part 1 can be read</i> …

Quantum Mechanics

Flush with funding, Instacart accelerates US expansion

Grocery delivery startup Instacart recently closed a $400 million Series D round of funding at a valuation of $3.4 billion. Now, the company is putting that capital to work by accelerating its expansion across the U.S., and offering free Instacart Express memberships to entice new users wherever it …

50 most useful Alexa skills

Alexa has a ton of functionality out of the box, but the real magic happens when you dig into the world of third-party skills.<p>Out of the box, Alexa can do an impressive number of things. It can stream Amazon Music or Spotify, control your Philips Hue smart bulbs or anything connected to a …

Smart Homes

Ask Ethan: Why Is There A Limit To What Physics Can Predict?

If you divide the matter in the Universe into smaller and smaller constituents, you’ll eventually reach a limit when you hit a fundamental, indivisible particle. All macroscopic objects can be divided into molecules, then atoms, then electrons (which are fundamental) and nuclei, then protons and …

Physics

SpaceX makes aerospace history with successful launch and landing of a used rocket

After more than two years of landing its rockets after launch, SpaceX finally sent one of its used Falcon 9s back into space. The rocket took off from Cape Canaveral, Florida, this evening, sending a communications satellite into orbit, and then landed on one of SpaceX’s drone ships floating in the …

Scientists use magnetic fields to remotely control biologically inspired soft robots

The field of soft robotics has been the subject of increasing interest in recent years for the alternatives it presents to the rigid machines we tend to associate with the space. A team of scientists at North Carolina State University is offering an interesting take on the space, utilizing magnetic …

What Really Turned the Sahara Desert From a Green Oasis Into a Wasteland?

When most people imagine an archetypal desert landscape—with its relentless sun, rippling sand and hidden oases—they often picture the Sahara. But …

Supermassive Black Hole Kicked Out Of Galactic Core By Gravitational Waves

If really big numbers don’t make sense to you, this story may leave you confused. But when supermassive black holes are involved, especially one that …

Solar eruptions have a direct impact on Earth’s global temperature

A team of scientists from the National Space Institute at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU Space) and the Racah Institute of Physics at the …

Bad Luck Causes Most Cancer, New Study Finds

But keep drinking your $15 green juice, suckers.<p>Humans want to believe we control our own destinies. If we exercise for 30 minutes every day, eat healthy, avoid cigarettes, alcohol, and drugs, meditate, and participate in the health trend du jour, it seems logical that we will live longer, be …

Scientists turn spinach leaf into working heart tissue

Researchers have managed to turn a spinach leaf into working heart tissue and are on the way to solving the problem of recreating the tiny, branching networks of blood vessels in human tissue.<p>Until now, scientists have unsuccessfully tried to use 3D printing to recreate these intricate …

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