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This Thursday, See A Partial Solar Eclipse At Sunset

If you're in Northern Canada, you'll get the best view.<p>This Thursday afternoon, most of North America will be treated to a partial solar eclipse. If the weather holds, the most dramatic presentation of the eclipse can be seen near Prince of Wales Island in Canada’s Nunavut territory, where 81 …

Wobbling of a Saturn moon hints at what lies beneath

Using instruments aboard the Cassini spacecraft to measure the wobbles of Mimas, the closest of Saturn's regular moons, a Cornell University …

Did volcanoes erupt on the moon while dinosaurs roamed Earth?

Ever looked up into the night sky and seen the ancient face of the "man on the moon"? Well, turns out he may have had some recent work done.<p>Scientists thought the moon has been cold and dead for roughly a billion years. But strange small features on the surface discovered by NASA's Lunar …

Advanced Ethanol Makers Are Trying To Give Big Oil A Run For Its Money

Big Oil can’t put the brakes on a new renewable fuels factory in Iowa — one that will seek to supplement petroleum with next-generation cellulosic ethanol. The “Project Liberty” facility will consume 285,000 tons of biomass a year to produce up to 25 million gallons annually of bio-ethanol.<p>What …

The Dorsal Effect: Save Sharks And Help Fishermen By Taking A Vacation

Kathy Xu first started her ecotourism project, The Dorsal Effect, to help sharks at risk of overfishing. But by hiring fishermen to lead snorkeling trips in the oceans they fish, she also helps locals make money conserving sharks and their ecosystems, instead of just exploiting them.<p>Sharks are …

Pseudoscience I was taught at a British creationist school | Jonny Scaramanga

Four UK universities recognise a qualification from creationist schools teaching that evolution is a hoax and electricity can be generated from snow<p>Students at Accelerated Christian Education schools don’t graduate with GCSEs or A levels: they complete the International Certificate of Christian …

Could Moving Endangered Trees Out of Their Natural Habitat Save Them from Climate Change?

Climate change has conservationists considering drastic steps they would never before consider – like planting forests of endangered trees in …

Ecology

Don't Let Nature Take Its Course

<b>"It is common sense to take a method and try it. If it fails, admit it frankly and try another. But above all, try something."</b><p><i>President Franklin D. Roosevelt</i><p>This picture of Lake Oroville in Northern California is representative of the worsening drought in California. It looks appalling but these …

Archaeology

With UN Climate Summit Opening, Marchers Rallied Around the World

Thousands marched in New York and in hundreds of other cities.<p><b>NEW YORK—Two days before a United Nations summit on climate change, thousands of people marched in cities around the world Sunday to urge their leaders to act boldly to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions that are driving the changes.</b><p>The …

5 ways to preserve food without refrigeration

<i>In the past, the arrival of fall meant a scramble to harvest and preserve as much food as possible before the cold weather set in. Most families</i> …

Popular Theory About Volcanoes Is All Wrong, Scientists Say

Have scientists had volcanoes all wrong?<p>A popular theory has it that, at least in certain types of volcanos, eruptions occur when molten rock known as magma gushes up from deep inside the earth via narrow jets known as mantle plumes. But a new study of seismic data has identified one very big hole …

50 million year old mite attached to ant head found in piece of amber

(Phys.org) —A small team of researchers with members from several countries has identified the oldest known instance of a type of mite fossil. In …

Stephen Hawking: “God particle” could demolish the universe

The physicist warned that under high energy levels, the Higgs boson could collapse space and time<p>Professor Stephen Hawking warned that the Higgs boson -- or so-called God particle -- has the potential to destroy the universe, the Sunday Times reported.<p>In the foreword to the book "Starmus, 50 Years …

U.N. climate agency reports carbon dioxide growing at alarming rate

Carbon dioxide accumulation in the atmosphere reached a record high last year and grew at the fastest rate in 30 years, the United Nations' climate agency reported Tuesday.<p>The World Meteorological Organization's latest Greenhouse Gas Bulletin "injected even greater urgency into the need for …

More Than Half Of U.S. Bird Species Threatened By Climate Change

People in Maryland love their Baltimore orioles — so much so that their Major League Baseball team bears the name of the migrating bird. Yet, by 2080, there may not be any orioles left in Maryland. They migrate each year and, according to a new report, could soon be forced to nest well north of the …

Rise in greenhouse-gas concentrations continues at alarming rate

The carbon dioxide concentration in the atmosphere increased in 2013 at the fastest rate in almost 30 years, spurring concerns about global warming …

Dementia patients continue to get medications with little, no benefit

More than half of nursing home patients who suffer severe<p>dementiaand are likely to die within a year or two are administered medications that offer little to no benefit and may cause pointless discomfort, a new study finds.<p>The latest research, published in JAMA Internal Medicine, demonstrates that …

Handsome Men Have Poorer Sperm Quality, New Study Shows

Sure, <i>he</i> looks good. But how about his sperm?<p>That might not be such a ridiculous-sounding question, now that a new study has identified a link between men's facial attractiveness and the quality of their semen--with handsome, masculine-looking guys having slightly lower-quality semen than other …

Why animals can’t resist touchscreen technology

Whether it’s apes, bears or penguins, animals can’t enough of touchscreens, says Jason G Goldman, and it’s revealing intriguing things about their behaviour.<p>Esme, Molly, Quinn, and Emily live together in Austria. Their favourite foods are mushrooms, sweetcorn, and strawberries, and their hobbies …

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Building Me: A Puzzlement

It's a puzzle — the deepest puzzle I know. The question is: What are we?<p>One answer, from physicist-novelist Alan Lightman, is we are stuff. Just stuff.<p>"Let me explain. A highly unpleasant idea, but one that has been accepted by scientists over the last couple of centuries, is that we human beings, …

Are We Training Dogs All Wrong?

<i>Part 2 of the</i> TED Radio Hour <i>episode</i> Animals and Us.<p><b>About Ian Dunbar's TED Talk</b><p>Animal trainer Ian Dunbar says we need to see the world through the eyes of our dogs if we want to really communicate with them.<p><b>About Ian Dunbar</b><p>Veterinarian, dog trainer and animal behaviorist Ian Dunbar says …

Why Do We Care About Some Animals More Than Others?

<i>Part 1 of the</i> TED Radio Hour <i>episode</i> Animals And Us.<p><b>About Jon Mooallem's TED Talk</b><p>Writer Jon Mooallem tells the story of the teddy bear, and considers how the tales we tell about wild animals have real consequences for a species' chance of survival — and the natural world at large.<p><b>About Jon …

You can’t walk on cloud streets

Cloud streets are long rows of cumulus clouds oriented parallel to the direction of the wind. Check out these cool images!<p>Cloud streets are long rows …

Brain-to-brain 'telepathic' communication achieved for first time

Team of US-led researchers successfully achieves brain-to-brain communication between humans from India to France<p>For the first time, scientists have been able to send a simple mental message from one person to another without any contact between the two, thousands of miles apart in India and France.<p>…