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10 Fresh Scandinavian Style Picks Straight From The Swedes

<i>Have you ever fallen down a shopping rabbit hole? You know, when one awesome brand leads you to another with a similar aesthetic, and then another,</i> …

13 Bold Coats Because We're Not Done With Red Just Yet

Red dominated our feeds last last fall. From fire engine red sweaters to cherry patent ankle booties, the streets had never looked so bold, so …

From greenhouse gases to plastics: New catalyst for recycling carbon dioxide discovered

Imagine if we could take CO2, that most notorious of greenhouse gases, and convert it into something useful. Something like plastic, for example. The …

Two stars merge, creating a cocoon and a mystery

The merger of two dense neutron stars millions of years ago produced ripples in spacetime and an afterglow of radiation detected on Earth on August …

Space

France Just Announced a Landmark Ban on Fossil Fuel Production

Bravo! Félicitations!<p>In a historic first, France has passed into law a sweeping environmental agenda that symbolically puts the European nation at …

Scientists have a new theory about where the Mars ocean went, and it totally sucks

Water on Mars has been an incredibly hot topic this year. Researchers have, at times, butted heads with others, and for every piece of evidence that …

Scientists warn: Soon it will be too late to save Earth

More than 15,000 scientists in 184 countries have signed a letter urging the world to address major environmental concerns. “Soon it will be too late …

Family Planning

Is Biodiversity Beneficial to Human Health? Maybe Not.

Based on media coverage over the last 10 years, it would seem that the issue is settled. But in reality, scientists strongly disagree.<p>“The entire …

Brain's Link To Immune System Might Help Explain Alzheimer's

Fresh evidence that the body's immune system interacts directly with the brain could lead to a new understanding of diseases from multiple sclerosis to Alzheimer's.<p>A study of human and monkey brains found lymphatic vessels — a key part of the body's immune system — in a membrane that surrounds the …

Immune System

Mass global extinction that wipes out human civilization will begin in 2100, mathematician predicts

A mass extinction which wipes out humanity will be underway by the year 2100, scientists have claimed.<p>By the end of the century, it’s feared that so much carbon will have been added to the oceans that the planet will have passed a “threshold of catatastrophe” which leads to the destruction of our …

Climate Change

Scientists discover a new way the brain forms memories

A team of scientists announced Thursday they have discovered a new way the brain learns and stores information that may explain why people remember …

New Study Shows How Your Gut Bacteria Could Influence Anxiety

A Healthy Gut Microbiome<p>A team of researchers from the APC Microbiome Institute of the University College Cork in Ireland has stumbled upon an …

These 2 planets could be habitable, astronomers say

Physicist Stephen Hawking claims humans must leave Earth within 100 years or perish. But there's good news, we may have a couple places to go.<p>Astronomers at the University of Hertfordshire in England discovered two planets that could be habitable and potentially capable of human colonization.<p>They …

A key government report on climate change is out. Here's what you need to know

The New York Times published a draft of the report on Monday night.<p>[<i>Editor's note: This story has been updated with more details about the origins of the draft report.</i>]<p><i>The New York Times</i> published a draft of a long-awaited government report on climate change on Monday night, and the picture it …

Climate Change

It Might Be Impossible to Get Away With Crime Some Day

Somewhere in the 20,000 genes and 3.2 billion base pairs that make up the genome of Ted Kaczynski lie the genetic codes for madness. It wouldn’t be …

4 Science-Backed Health Benefits of Eating Organic

The organic food industry is a booming business, and with the recent sale of natural-foods giant Whole Foods to Amazon, it’s expected to grow even …

This Dizzying Galaxy Supercluster Will Change Your Perspective on The Cosmos

Hello, Saraswati.<p>Astronomers have discovered a massive supercluster of galaxies located approximately 4 billion light-years from Earth – and not only …

Universe

The Latest: Trump wishes he'd asked Putin who he supported

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the controversy surrounding a meeting last summer between Donald Trump Jr. and a Russian lawyer promising damaging …

Donald Trump

Aliens from another dimension might have created our universe, according to a speculative new study

Does humanity exist to serve some ultimate, transcendent purpose?<p>Conventional scientific wisdom says no. As physicist Lawrence Krauss puts it in his latest book, our evolution on this planet is just a "cosmic accident". If you believe otherwise, many would accuse you of suffering from some kind of …

Dark Matter

Earth has entered into a sixth mass extinction event

Lions used to roam across most of Africa, southern Europe, and the Middle East, all the way to northwestern India. Today, there are fewer than 25,000 …

The myth that gender is binary is perpetuated by a flawed education system

High schools all teach the same narrative in sex-ed: Chromosomes determine genitals, which determine sex, which determines gender. Women are XX, and men are XY. One has a penis, the other a vagina. It’s science. Right?<p>But what about people born with congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH), a disorder …

Non-binary

Trump's tweets over Russia investigation renew suspicion he might fire Mueller

President Trump attacked a top official in his own Justice Department on Friday, and in the process appeared to confirm reports that he is under investigation on suspicion of obstruction of justice.<p>It was the latest example of the president moving to publicly undermine an investigation he has …

Sip on This All-Natural and Not-so-Sugary Unicorn Frappuccino

We hacked the sugar-laden Starbucks Unicorn frapuccino and made it healthier. We've not only captured the magical blue essence by using spirulina, the healthiest blue-green algae around, but we also decrease the sugar content by half. Watch the video to see just how easy it is to make, then peruse …

These Ancient Texts Might Help Us Predict the Next Massive Solar Storm

Spotting the Northern Lights anywhere in the United States (except for Alaska and the Upper Midwest) would probably be one of most notable …

Is Evolution Yielding to Newer "Algorithmic Forces"?

1. “The 21st century will be dominated by algorithms,” says Yuval Harari. That makes “‘algorithm’ arguably the single most important concept in our …

Trump’s budget is everything scientists have been fearing

The outline cuts at least $7 billion for research on climate change, diseases, and energy.<p>The top-line numbers of President Donald Trump’s budget proposal should give the nation’s scientists shivers. The administration doesn’t seem to think science should be a priority at all.<p>The blueprint released …

Scientific Theories Need to Shape Up

Theories flail in an age of alternative facts.<p><b>By Tom Solomon, Bucknell University</b><p>“The evidence is incontrovertible. Global warming is occurring.” …

House Republicans Would Let Employers Demand Workers' Genetic Test Results

A little-noticed bill moving through Congress would allow companies to require employees to undergo genetic testing or risk paying a penalty of …

You Can Get Paid to Travel Through Europe and Take Photos

Get to know Europe without paying a penny.<p>Have you ever dreamed of traveling the world for free?<p>Two travelers could do just that, though, as bus …

South Africa may be the epicenter of a geomagnetic pole reversal in progress - ExtremeTech

By on February 10, 2017 at 2:06 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>Don’t start running around like …

Earth Science