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Humans should stop meddling with pandas and let them die

About 183,000 years ago, early humans shared the Earth with a lot of giant pandas. And not just the black-and-white, roly-poly creatures we know today, but another, previously unknown lineage of giant panda bears as well.<p>In a paper published Monday (June 18) in Current Biology, researchers from the …

Exactly How to Tell Your Partner What You Want in Bed

Experts gave us 11 effective ways to communicate about sex.<p>"I found out I had chlamydia when I was 18," says Mariah Johnson, an activist and peer sex educator based in Virginia Beach, when I ask her to recall what she remembers from past sex ed classes.<p>”I was under the impression that [my partner] …

Plant Expert Explains How Flesh-Burning Giant Hogweed Is Invading America

"It's started to spread more aggressively.'<p>About a century ago, New England garden enthusiasts adopted the British trend of cultivating a towering, …

When Theodore Roosevelt Tried to Reform the English Language

A number of famous names have been involved in reforming the English spelling system over the centuries, but probably one of the most unexpected …

There’s a better way to write your to-do lists

A well-crafted to-do list acts as a guiding light for your day. It helps you overcome feelings of being overwhelmed, and reduces anxiety around whether you’re being productive throughout the day. Before I dive in to explain how I craft my to-do list each day, I’d like to point out that to-do lists …

Time Management

Ink Factory graphic artist shows that yes, doodling can be your career

<i>What's it really like to work at Chicago startups and tech companies? Blue Sky's Inside Job lets people on the ground tell us in their own words.</i><p><b>Alison Vellas, 25, Graphic Recorder and Illustrator at Ink Factory</b><p>The core of what we do is visualizing speeches and conversations. We like to say visual …

Hemp can’t get you high, but it can get high-tech

Don Basile Contributor<p>Don Basile is an entrepreneur and venture capitalist with more than 20 years of executive experience in technology, healthcare and telecommunications.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>Ethics — the next frontier for artificial intelligence<br>• Tech companies and the global rise of …

Will Target's In-Store Farms Be Sustainable?

Target is looking to shorten the distance from farm to plate with a planned test of vertical farms, an agricultural technique that involves growing plants and vegetables indoors in climatized conditions.<p>The initiative, to take place within select U.S. stores, is part of ongoing research and …

Scientists accidentally turn pollution into renewable energy

Scientists have accidentally discovered a way to reverse the combustion process, turning carbon dioxide back into a fuel.<p>Researchers at the Oak Ridge …

Scientists Just Launched a Breakthrough Initiative to Find Intelligent Alien Life

JOINING FORCES<p>Ever since the invention of the telescope, we have looked at the stars and wondered, “Are we alone?” Well, we wondered about it long …

This Robot Can Do More Push-Ups Because It Sweats

When we use our muscles, they produce heat as a by-product. When we use them a lot, we need to actively cool them, which is why we sweat. By …

What Was the Biggest Insect That Ever Lived?

See how today’s largest creepy crawlies stack up against prehistoric behemoths.<p>We like big bugs and we cannot lie.<p>So when our friend Doug Rhodehamel wondered, “What’s the largest insect that ever lived?” Weird Animal Question of the Week went hunting for giants, past and present.<p>We found some …

Named for an Aztec God, This Species Is Critically Endangered

SOUNDBITES OC:<p>This species is highly appreciated for its qualities, because it is able to regenerate almost any part of its body.<p>We now consider them to be in danger of extinction.<p>DIONISIO ESLAVA OC: Our people, indigenous and peasants from the rural areas, are trying to avert this big problem.<p>From …

Supermoon and hunter's moon combine for 'spectacular' view this weekend

Don't forget to look up this weekend.<p>Two lunar events, a supermoon and a hunter's moon, will occur simultaneously Oct. 15 and 16, making for a …

Brobot can 'sweat' to do push-ups for longer

The <i>Terminator</i> may not feel remorse or pity, but does it even lift, bro? Researchers from the University of Tokyo have developed a robot called Kengoro that can sweat, helping it get through 11 minute push-up sessions that would normally fry the motors. Unlike a normal water-cooled radiator system, …

"Was God a Hacker That Put Us All Together?"

How certain are you that your fellow humans are conscious?<p>The best artificial intelligences today can perform narrow tasks pretty well. If we want to …

Here's who we want to voice our home AI systems

Mark Zuckerberg is crowdsourcing his, but we're getting personal for ours<p>Earlier this year, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced that as his "personal challenge" side project for 2016, he was programming an artificial intelligence to run his home — a basic AI that could control the lights and …

One of The Physicists Behind The Higgs Boson Has Made an Algorithm to Replace The Pill

It's up to 99.5% effective at stopping pregnancy.<p>One of the physicists who helped find the Higgs boson, Elina Berglund, has spent the past three …

Duke Energy Cooling Pond Dam Collapses in Wake of Hurricane Matthew Flooding

<i>[This breaking news is an update to a post earlier today on EcoWatch: Millions of Chickens Feared Dead at Factory Farms in Wake of Hurricane …

Climate change could plunge tens of millions of city dwellers into poverty by 2031

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Climate change could plunge tens of millions of city dwellers into poverty in the next 15 years, threatening to undo decades of development efforts, the World Bank said on Wednesday.<p>Fast-growing cities particularly in the developing world are ill-prepared to …

World Bank

The biggest climate change story in the world this week is quietly playing out in Rwanda

One of the tricky aspects of writing about climate change is that it often involves tossing around tiny numbers with mind-bogglingly large consequences.<p>If, for instance, global average temperatures rise a mere 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels, we start losing coral reefs. Go up to 2°C and we risk …

How 'Pepe the Frog' went from harmless to hate symbol

Feels bad, man.<p>Denizens of the darker corners of the Internet turned an innocent frog comic into a hate symbol of the "deplorable" alt-right.<p>"Pepe the Frog" first appeared in 2005 in the comic "Boy's Life" by artist and illustrator Matt Furie. The comics depict Pepe and his anthropomorphized animal …

Non-Consensual Robot Sex Occurs in the Space Between Fetish and Crime

'Westworld' is depicting the future of a current sexual practice. And, yes, it's frightening.<p>The first episode of HBO’s <i>Westworld</i> heavily implied that …

Kites Could Soon Power An Entire Region of Scotland

The kite-powered system could reduce the cost of offshore wind energy by about 50 percent.<p>Kites are no longer just kids' toys gliding in the wind. By 2025, they will provide power to an entire region of Scotland.<p>A 500-kilowatt system of kite-supported power stations is soon to be installed at the …

Duke hopes HoloLens will assist with tricky brain surgeries

When Microsoft envisioned the medical world embracing HoloLens in the future, it wasn't kidding around. Duke University is testing the augmented reality headset as an assistive tool for difficult brain surgeries like extraventricular drain placement, which relieves potentially fatal pressure. …

President Obama signs bill to eliminate taxes on prizes for winning Olympic medals

Athletes who earn less than $1 million annually will not have to pay taxes on their medal winnings.<p>Any United States athlete who wins an Olympic medal receives all of the glory that comes with accomplishing such a feat. They also currently receive a tax bill with it. That will change starting in …

How Realistic Is Westworld? We Asked a Futurist

At one point in the first episode of <i>Westworld</i> — HBO’s new sci-fi Western set in a theme park populated by robots who exist for the perverse …

Artificial Intelligence

Doctors Can Predict If Antidepressants Will Work For You

Antidepressants can be very effective in treating depression, but the drugs are often a hit or miss; of the 10% of Americans diagnosed with …

To fight climate change, institute three-day weekends

Almost everyone enjoys a bank holiday. A three-day weekend means more time to spend with family and friends, to go out and explore the world, and to relax from the pressures of working life. Imagine if, rather than a few times a year, we had a three-day weekend every week. This isn’t just a nice …

Universal Basic Income

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