Jacob Lundgren

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Divorced parents who pit children against former partners 'guilty of abuse'

Divorced parents who "brainwash" their children against ex-partners are guilty of “abuse”, the head of the agency that looks after youngsters' interests in family courts has said.<p>Anthony Douglas, chief executive of the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service (Cafcass), warned against …

88 satellites will launch on Valentine's Day to image the entire Earth every day

On Valentine's Day, instead of chowing down on chocolates, a group of engineers and scientists are going to get pancakes and a rocket …

The 7 Best U.S. Train Trips To Take With Your Little Conductor

Wild guess: your kids are loco for locomotives. It makes sense: There’s just something about the chugging, choo-choo-ing, smoke-belching mechanical …

These efficient modern prefabs raise the bar for shipping container homes

Delivered in 10 weeks<p>In our roundup of eco-friendly prefab homes you can buy right now, one of the newest companies featured is Honomobo, based in the Canadian province of Alberta. Launched last spring, the company builds modern homes, offices, studios, multi-family complexes, and more out of …

Not Enough Silver To Power The World Even If Solar Power Efficiency Were To Quadruple

We live in a time where visionaries have become very popular. Tesla's Elon Musk constantly makes bright predictions about our wondrous high-tech, …

Step Inside One Couple’s Game-Changing Live/Work Loft

Drawing inspiration from game design and the whimsical geometries of M.C. Escher, architecture firm CHA:COL designs a multifunctional studio in Los Angeles that plays with perspective.<p>While some city dwellers prefer to escape to the country, creative couple Marie Lu and Primo Gallanossa chose to …

Game Design

A group of scientists thinks they can replace fossil fuels with nuclear fusion by 2030

Nuclear fusion is premised on building technology that would replicate the reaction that naturally powers our Sun — two light atoms, in this case, hydrogen, are fused together under extreme temperatures to produce another element, helium.<p>The process would release vast amounts of clean energy drawn …

Nuclear Energy

Ministers laud strong start to OPEC, non-OPEC oil output cuts

VIENNA (Reuters) - OPEC and non-OPEC countries have made a strong start to lowering their oil output under the first such pact in more than a decade, energy ministers said on Sunday as producers look to reduce oversupply and support prices.<p>A flag with the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting …

Wyoming bill prohibits power companies from using renewables

A group of Wyoming legislators in the state's House and Senate -- all representing coal country and all avowed climate deniers -- have introduced a …

Take nobody's word for it – evidence and authority in a world of propaganda

‘Nullius in verba’ is a fine ideal, but science is a little bit more complicated than that, as is the world in general<p>‘Nullius in verba’ – roughly, ‘Take nobody’s word for it’ – is the motto of one of the world’s oldest scientific societies, the Royal Society. It neatly expresses the ideal that the …

Boris Johnson

Scientists Just Announced Our Best Shot at Ending Antibiotic Resistance to Date

A molecule that reverses antibiotic resistance.<p>Scientists have developed a molecule that reverses antibiotic resistance in multiple strains of …

Tesla Model S P100D Does 0-60 in 2.39 Seconds With Latest Update

Enough to beat Faraday Future at its own game<p>Chinese-backed startup Faraday Future made big headlines last month when it announced its FF 91 concept beat out Tesla in the 0-60 arms race, cracking 60 mph in just 2.39 seconds. Tesla CEO Elon Musk must not have taken kindly to this, and thanks to a …

Pulsar Emission Signatures: NASA Chandra X-Ray Observatory Images Reveal Crucial Clues About Variations

Pulsars — rapidly rotating neutron stars that produce lighthouse-like beams of radio or gamma ray emissions — were first discovered nearly 50 years …

We still don’t know how fast the Universe is expanding

Nearly 100 years after Hubble first showed us the Universe is expanding, we still don’t know its rate.<p><i>“In the far, far future, essentially all matter</i> …

A Monster Solar Storm Could Cost the US $40 Billion Daily

Our planet is due to be hit with a powerful solar storm, an event that happens about once every hundred years. New research shows that losses from …

Space Weather

Reasons to be cheerful: a full switch to low-carbon energy is in sight

Climate change optimism is justified – a complete transition from carbon to solar and wind power looks practical and affordable within a generation<p>My first book on climate change was published 10 years ago. I looked at how responsible individuals could choose to run their lives to cut their carbon …

With A Record $1.4 Trillion In Sustainability Assets, Investors Bail On Fossil Fuels

As President-elect Donald Trump puts together his fossil fuel-focused administration, the investment community is moving full speed in the opposite direction, instead putting their bets on emissions reductions and support for clean energy.<p>Some recent developments:<p>Investors controlling more than $5 …

Fossil Fuels

Larsen ice crack continues to open up

<b>The crack that looks set to spawn a giant iceberg in the Antarctic has continued to spread.</b><p>The rift in the Larsen C Ice Shelf has grown a further 10km since 1 January.<p>If the fissure propagates just 20km more, it will free a tabular berg one-quarter the size of Wales.<p>That would make it one of the …

Global Warming

New molecule knocks out superbugs' immunity to antibiotics

One of the most terrifyingly-plausible doomsday scenarios is the rise of superbugs, strains of bacteria that are evolving a resistance to our most …

Microbiology

Graphene's Superconductive Power Has Finally Been Unlocked, And It's Crazier Than We Expected

Okay, wow.<p>It's official: graphene has been made into a superconductor in its natural state - which means electrical current can flow through it with …

Natural Selection Is Causing a Decline in Human 'Education Genes', Say Scientists

Is our species on a downwards spiral?<p>The genes that predispose people to attain higher levels of education have been in decline over the past 80 …

Newly-discovered protein keeps your biological clock running

We're all familiar with the inescapable effects that the march of time has on our bodies, but the processes that drive aging are still offering up …

Complex Life Could Have Existed on Earth at Least Once Before

We might not be the first.<p>Complex life might have come and gone on Earth long before the multicellular organisms we're familiar with today arose, a …

Sulfuric acid clouds on Venus hide a 'bizarre' anomaly that spans the entire planet

Venus is hiding something very, very big.<p>Every so often, a wave of hot air rises up from the planet's Hell-like surface and stretches across its entire diameter. The stationary gravity wave, as it's called, hovers about 40 miles (65 kilometers) above the surface in the shape of a flattened "V", …

Astronomy

DNA-testing smartphone aims to tackle drugs resistance

<b>Scientists have built a DNA-analysing smartphone attachment that is a fraction of the cost of lab-based kit.</b><p>The creators of the phone-powered pathology microscope believe it could be mass produced for less than $500 (£406) a unit.<p>They say it could help doctors treat cancer, tuberculosis and other …

Mutations

Earth - Plants can see, hear and smell – and respond

Plants, according to Jack C Schultz, "are just very slow animals".<p>This is not a misunderstanding of basic biology. Schultz is a professor in the Division of Plant Sciences at the University of Missouri in Columbia, and has spent four decades investigating the interactions between plants and …

Researchers Say Appendix Has A Use After All, It Stores Good Bacteria

The human appendix, which is thought to be of little use to the body, may actually serve as a reservoir for beneficial gut bacteria, a new study has …

Digestion

29 incredible close-ups of snowflakes shot with a homemade camera rig

Russian photographer Alexey Kljatov is a master of snowflake photography. After using a homemade rig with inexpensive equipment to take stunning close-ups, Kljatov's snowflake photos went viral in 2013.<p>But he hasn't stopped capturing amazing photos, and now his images are more stunning than ever. …

Crystals

A just discovered, 90-million-year-old bird could help predict the future of the planet

A team of geologists from the University of Rochester discovered the new species, which is approximately 90 million years old, and published their findings this week in the journal Scientific Reports. The discovery places the bird among the oldest avian records ever found in the Northern hemisphere.<p>…

New Evidence Threatens To Crush The Dreams Of Alien Megastructures

When it comes to the hunt for extraterrestrial life, perhaps the biggest dream we have isn’t to encounter a civilization like our own, but one far more advanced. Rather than seeking radio signals, electromagnetic beacons or chemical signatures, perhaps we could look for something far more advanced …