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The fire in Canada looks a lot like climate change -- and that should scare you

<b>(CNN) —</b> The fire raging in Fort McMurray, Canada sounds like something from the apocalypse.<p>"It was like driving through hell," Michel Chamberland told CNN of his escape from the area. "Those flames, they were bright, they were big ... It's unreal. It's almost like a dream or something."<p>The fire, …

Natural Disasters

'David Attenborough nearly died on my watch,' by the man behind Planet Earth

I admit I was rather nervous the first time I directed David Attenborough in the field. It wasn’t just that he had been my boyhood hero or that his vast experience dwarfed mine. This would be the first time I had worked with him directly and I was going to ask him to do something unconventional.<p>I …

Sorry, coal jobs are going away

<b>(CNN) —</b> The world would be better off without coal. That's a hard but true fact.<p>Burning it creates pollution that kills thousands of people each year in the United States alone. And ending the use of coal -- as fast as possible -- is key to the fight against climate change.<p>These are points climate …

Fossil Fuels

Astronomers Find Supermassive Black Hole In The Middle Of Nowhere

An international team of astronomers have found a supermassive black hole out on its own in the middle of nowhere.<p>The unexpected behemoth lies deep inside the isolated galaxy NGC 1600, around 200 million light years from the Milky Way.<p>“It’s a bit like finding a skyscraper in a Kansas wheat field, …

Black Holes

How I deal with the unbearable hypocrisy of being an environmentalist

It’s not easy living green without going completely off the grid, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t do what we can – and accept that sometimes we’ll fail<p>I consider myself an environmentalist, yet last weekend I spent five hours in a car dealership going through the rigamarole of getting a new car …

Diapers

22 Science Jokes Only Smart People Will Understand

Old statisticians never die. They just get broken down by age and sex.

Jokes

How astronomers could find the 'real' planet Krypton

<b>(CNN) —</b> The search for exoplanets, worlds orbiting stars other than our own, has become a major field of research in the last decade -- with nearly 2,000 such planets discovered to date. So the release of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice got me thinking: does Superman's home planet of Krypton …

Universe

Astronomers just saw farther back in time than they ever have before

To look through the lens of a telescope is to peer back in time.<p>The light we view through it has spent hundreds, millions, even billions of years crossing the vastness of space to reach us, carrying with it images of things that happened long ago.<p>On Thursday, astronomers at the Hubble Space …

Universe

Grand Canyon weighs killing, capturing bison to cut numbers

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The National Park Service is looking at using sharpshooters, capture and other methods to reduce the number of bison that are roaming the far northern reaches of the Grand Canyon and damaging resources, officials said.<p>The massive animals can weigh up to 2,000 pounds, and …

Yellowstone Park Services Sentence Iconic Bison to Death

Image: National Park Service/Public Domain (Young bull buffalo inside the Stephens Creek bison trap squeeze chute)<p>We've seen it before with the wild mustang horse roundups, the hunting of wolves, coyotes and other predators, black bear hunts and now Yellowstone Park is going to send over 900 bison …

Cancer-causing HPV plummeted in teens since vaccine, study finds

<b>(CNN) —</b> The human papillomavirus vaccine was first recommended for adolescent girls in the United States in 2006. Since that time, the prevalence of the cancer-causing virus has been dropping among young women, according to a new study.<p>Researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention …

Public Health

Futurist Ray Kurzweil: Here's the one scientific fact that blows my mind

The world's leading futurist Ray Kurzweil isn't shocked by much. Except for this one thing.<p>Kurzweil — one of the world's leading minds on artificial intelligence, technology and futurism — has a strategy on how to prolong his own life until science figures out how to make us immortal.<p>The futurist …

The Best National Park for Every Type of Traveler

Grand Teton has some of the most rugged peaks and terrain in the country. Located only a few miles south of overly crowded Yellowstone, this park is …

Seas are now rising faster than they have in 2,800 years, scientists say

A group of scientists says it has now reconstructed the history of the planet’s sea levels arcing back over some 3,000 years — leading it to conclude that the rate of increase experienced in the 20th century was “extremely likely” to have been faster than during nearly the entire period.<p>“We can say …

Climate Change

65 Top Tips to Sharpen Your Time-Management Skills | Inc.com

Every day, each of us has 24 hours to spend. Some of us make better use of that resource than others. Learning to manage time and spend it wisely is among the most significant things you can do to build personal and professional success.<p>Here are 65 of the best ways to manage your time:<p><b>1. Know</b> …

Time Management

These tiny creatures could cause huge trouble in the Arctic

Worries about thawing permafrost, and the carbon emissions it produces as it warms, have become a standard in conversations about climate change — but scientists are quick to point out that there’s a lot they still don’t understand. And one of the biggest questions has to do with some of the …

Climate Change

Earth - Why pairing up for life is hardly ever a good idea

For many of us, marriage is special. The idea of a lifelong bond between two people is accorded legal, spiritual and cultural significance throughout much of the world. Whether we are religious or secular, a permanent monogamous relationship can feel sacred.<p>So when we hear about animals that form …

Chimpanzees

150,000 penguins perish after giant iceberg traps colony

<b>(CNN) —</b> About 150,000 penguins have died since being stranded by a vast iceberg that became lodged off the coast of Antarctica six years ago, according to the journal Antarctic Science.<p>Combined with expanding ice, the B09B iceberg, which at 1,120 square miles is almost the size of Rhode Island, has …

Antarctica

The Metaphysical Astronauts

Why so many astronauts like Edgar Mitchell have life-changing epiphanies in space—and return to Earth forever changed.<p>When Edgar Mitchell died last week, the flurry of obituaries that followed each noted his impressive career as an astronaut; specifically, that he was the sixth person to walk on …

Are humans driving evolution in animals?

<b>Are humans inadvertently driving evolution in other species? Mounting evidence suggests activities such as commercial fishing, angling and hunting, along with the use of pesticides and antibiotics, are leading to dramatic evolutionary changes.</b><p>Sitting down to a roast chicken dinner doesn't seem like …

Scientists get 'gene editing' go-ahead

<b>UK scientists have been given the go-ahead by the fertility regulator to genetically modify human embryos.</b><p>It is the first time a country has considered the DNA-altering technique in embryos and approved it.<p>The research will take place at the Francis Crick Institute in London and aims to provide a …

Why the U.S. East Coast could be a major ‘hotspot’ for rising seas

New research published Monday adds to a body of evidence suggesting that a warming climate may have particularly marked effects for some citizens of the country most responsible for global warming in the first place — namely, U.S. East Coasters.<p>Writing in Nature Geoscience, John Krasting and three …

Global Warming

When Ice Melts: Tipping the Scales in the Predator/Prey Arms Race in Antarctica

Changing Planet<p><i>The Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic (LEX-NG) Fund aims to protect the last wild places in the ocean while facilitating conservation, research, education, and community development programs in the places we explore. This blog entry spotlights some of the exciting work our</i> …

Fox News Republican debate moderators asked a climate question!

Unfortunately, no climate policy debate ensued<p>In the 2016 Republican presidential candidate debates, climate change has rarely been discussed. In last Thursday’s debate, the last before tonight’s Iowa caucus votes, on Fox News of all networks, there was one brief climate question directed at …

Cap and Trade

A Navy SEAL Explains 8 Secrets to Grit and Resilience

Sometimes you just want to quit. You know you shouldn’t but nothing seems better than crawling back into bed and hiding under the covers. (I am there …

You've Been Eating a Banana Wrong This Whole Time

This sh*t is literally bananas.<p>Bananas are ideal for smoothies and protein shakes, no-churn ice cream, and even Bluth-style chocolate-covered frozen treats. But what most of us don't know is that we're totally overlooking one of its best quality—and tossing it in the trash.<p>Apparently banana peels …

The educational strategy that’s turning students into unimaginative robots

Science and math dominate the contemporary educational landscape in the United States. Almost everyone agrees that the country needs to shape workers with the skills to combat global problems like climate change, cancer and ailing infrastructures. There’s just one problem: a single-minded emphasis …

Education

Trash-Talking Stephen Hawking Takes On Paul Rudd In Quantum Chess

"I will crush you like an ant, man"<p>Only in this goofy alternate universe would renowned theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking accept a challenge from actor Paul Rudd to play quantum chess. (It's complicated.)<p>A new video, above, of the two squaring off in a match is a hoot. "I'll crush you like an …

Paul Rudd

Have You Thanked a Flat-Earther Today?

When I was a freshman at Stanford, a physics instructor introduced the topic of relativity by exploding our brains with the following problem: Take a …