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Genetic 'Adam' and 'Eve' Uncovered

Almost every man alive can trace his origins to one man who lived about 135,000 years ago, new research suggests. And that ancient man likely shared …

Teaching

Create A 3D Hologram On Your Smartphone With This Amazingly Simple Video

Holograms might appear to be limited to the realms of science fiction films like 'Star Wars' and 'Star Trek' but actually, they're far easier to make …

Augmented Reality

“Act on climate!”: Hillary Clinton gets heckled by protestors who want her to crack down on fossil fuels

The presidential candidate temporarily lost control of the crowd at a recent town hall event<p>Calling climate change “the most consequential, urgent, sweeping collection of challenges we face as a nation and a world" may not be enough for Hillary Clinton to convince climate hawks she's ready to rise …

Fossil Fuels
Climate Change
Climate Change

How Sci-fi Ships...

<b>The Fastest Ship in the Universe: How Sci-fi Ships Stack Up</b><p>From the Millennium Falcon to the USS Enterprise, science fiction has shown us a vast …

Science Fiction

CRISPR Gene Editing

CRISPR is a recently discovered genomic tool that could potentially revolutionize genetic modification and editing, including gene silencing, …

Genetics

Study reveals school segregation

<b>A study of ethnic "segregation" in schools in England shows 61% of ethnic minority pupils enter schools where ethnic minority pupils are a majority.</b><p>Of pupils classified as "white British", 94% are in schools with a white British majority.<p>Researchers say schools are more segregated than their local …

Demographics

Two days hiking on Hinchinbrook Island: the trek that nearly (sort of) killed me

Before I started my first proper hike, I practised for several weeks walking with a small pack and new boots on the stretch of car-heavy road that took me from Bellevue Hill to my office in Surry Hills in Sydney.<p>The main thoroughfare I walked down was flat and covered in bitumen. Bus fumes hung in …

Hiking

How To Build Your Own Solar Power Generator For Under $150

UK Government Study Finds: If Nothing Is Done, Expect Civilizations' Collapse By 2040

<b>New scientific models supported by the British government’s Foreign Office show that if we don’t change course, in less than three decades industrial</b> …

This Is What Serengeti Animals Do When Nobody’s Looking

Zebras, cheetahs, and giraffes, oh my!<p>There are surveillance cameras everywhere--on street corners, in airports, and even in the middle of the Serengeti.<p>Researchers set up 225 camera traps in the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania to get an idea of how animals behaved when people weren't looking. …

The Guardian’s radical attack plan: How the newspaper is taking sides in the Climate Wars

The British newspaper isn’t just ignoring climate deniers. Now it’s hitting Big Oil where it hurts. But should it?<p>While much of the media spends its time wrangling over the proper amount of attention they should be paying to the arguments of climate deniers and the energy companies polluting our …

Journalism

The Night Sky in March 2015: Mice that spell doom for Earth

Impending collision of galaxies threatens mass extinctions in four billion years (so not before the solar eclipse)<p><i>The chart shows the sky at the beginning of March. The positions of the stars on other nights can be found from previous Night Sky charts</i> <i>for they rise two hours earlier each month.</i> …

Scientists stick it to climate deniers: Study provides direct evidence that human activity is causing global warming

For the first time, researchers directly observed carbon dioxide trapping heat in the atmosphere<p>People who continue to deny that human activity is directly impacting climate change (looking at you, Inhofe) had better pay attention to this one: scientists, for the first time, have provided direct …

Climate Change

When You Travel, Leave Your Baggage Behind

When I was a little boy, I used to spin the globe. And wherever my finger would land, I was destined to someday visit -- and have a best friend there. Of this, I was certain. For I had the DNA of an explorer, and nesting was 'for the birds.'<p>I have lived my life much in the way I imagined. I am …

Ethiopian Shade Coffee Is World's Most Bird Friendly

A new study found high biodiversity on traditional coffee farms.<p>Shady coffee plantations in Ethiopia, where coffee has been grown for at least a thousand years, hold relatively more forest bird species than any other coffee farms in the world, new research shows.<p>The research suggests that …

The Surprising Amount of Time Kids Spend Looking at Screens

New research suggests children are far exceeding the two-hour daily limit recommended by pediatricians.<p>Slouching posture, carpal-tunnel, neck strain, eye problems. The negative effects that technology use is having on humans’ bodies are surprising. Kids who spend much of their days in and out of …

New Mexico

The End of the Partisan Divide Over Climate Change

The revelation late last week that global average temperatures set a new record in 2014 seemed to underscore a political and cultural shift on climate change that, by many accounts, was already well underway. From the stock markets and Wall Street to the boardrooms of Big Oil — and even the living …

Climate

ITA Matrix Is The Magic Cheap Flights Site You've Never Heard Of

When shopping for plane tickets, we won't settle for anything but the cheapest deal. We've got our usual lineup of fare-finding sites to check, yet a nagging feeling always leaves us wondering if we <i>really</i> found the lowest price possible. Is there any way to know for sure?<p>Yes, there is. <b>ITA Matrix is</b> …

Air Travel

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7 Secrets to Unlock Success and Happiness

I frequently speak at conferences on many topics including innovation, leadership, and the future of mobile technologies. At these conferences, young people often ask me for career advice. I am reminded of my younger days when I was looking for the same. Wisdom from a few people has greatly …

Stewart, Colbert save the day: Bill O’Reilly and Fox News’ ISIS insanity makes them more essential than ever

Stephen Colbert delivers critique CBS was either too afraid, or ill-informed, to use to shut down the Fox blowhard<p>As the nation continues airstrikes on ISIS in Syria and Iraq, the U.S. public is bracing for yet another military conflict in the Middle East. And in order to make sense of this new …

Bobcats Prowl Among Us: Haunt Birdfeeders, Brooks, Boulevards

Wildlife & Wild Places<p>Is it bird-feeding season yet? Bobcats, such as this wild cat in New Hampshire, are often spotted near backyard feeders. Photograph by Roger Irwin.<p>It’s on the prowl from three hours before sunset until midnight, and again before dawn ‘til three hours after sunrise. Each night, …