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A Deadly Air Conditioning Problem Could Strike Us All by 2050

Everything has a price.<p>As the world warms up, millions of us turn up the air conditioning, and that dependence on cooling technology could be causing …

Clean Energy

The Hunt for Earth’s Deep Hidden Oceans

Water-bearing minerals reveal that Earth’s mantle could hold more water than all its oceans. Researchers now ask: Where did it all come from?<p>A couple …

Earth Science

Epigenetics study finds fathers pass cold weather "experience" down to kids

While your genes are more or less set in stone, the way they're expressed can be changed by environmental or lifestyle factors, and there's evidence …

Genetics

Monsanto 'bullied scientists' and hid weedkiller cancer risk, lawyer tells court

Monsanto has long worked to “bully scientists” and suppress evidence of the cancer risks of its popular weedkiller, a lawyer argued on Monday in a landmark lawsuit against the global chemical corporation.<p>“Monsanto has specifically gone out of its way to bully … and to fight independent …

Monsanto

This Common Cooking Ingredient Is "Worse Than Sugar," Study Confirms

Navigating the oil aisle at the supermarket can be a headache-inducing task. Between olive, coconut, canola, and vegetable oil, it can be tough to …

Nutrition

Booms Are Back In These 25 Real Estate Markets

Many investors like real estate because of the potential for steady, above-average returns with only a limited downside risk. Others, however, are more intrigued by the possibility of a quick strike in a real-estate boom, holding a property for a short time as values rise and magnifying their …

Real Estate

Science Says The Opposite of Greed Is What Truly Leads to Happiness (Like Doing Any of These 6 Things)

The motto 'greed is good' is the antithesis of what research is suggesting will make you happier.<p>We've all heard this cliché growing up -- how "it's better to give than to receive." Whether you're gainfully employed, looking for work, retired, or living off an inheritance from your rich uncle, …

Happiness

Beat the heatwave – these 5 houseplants will actually keep your home cool

In the long run they're inexpensive and environmentally-friendly too!<p><b>Sometimes it feels like no amount of cooling fans or wide open windows will make a hot and stuffy house cooler. But did you know there is actually an i</b><b>nexpensive and environmentally-friendly way to help keep your home cool during</b> …

Plants

Miami Faces an Underwater Future

In Miami, the rising sea is already an ineluctable part of daily life. Everyone is affected—whether storm flooding forces a small-business owner to shut down for a few days (at tremendous cost), or daily tides hinder students commuting to school, or the retreating coastline forces people to abandon …

Real Estate

How people fake their own death — and why

The Russian journalist Arkady Babchenko who faked his own death isn’t alone.<p>Russian journalist Arkady Babchenko was recently found lying face down on the floor of his apartment in Kiev, Ukraine, blood seeping through his T-shirt. He was quickly driven away by an ambulance, pronounced dead, and …

Journalism

It’s not just Alice Marie Johnson: Over 2,000 federal prisoners are serving life sentences for nonviolent drug crimes

On the advice of Kim Kardashian, President Trump on Wednesday commuted the prison term of Alice Marie Johnson, a 63-year-old great-grandmother, who in 1996 was sentenced to life without parole in federal prison on nonviolent drug and money laundering charges.<p>It's a somewhat surprising move coming …

Criminal Sentencing

Genetic Coda: Why Do Hundreds Of Genes Turn On After Death?

Even after you die, some of your cells keep going. It’s a phenomenon that has many scientists intrigued. One study in particular examined the activity of one thousand genes in mice and zebrafish in the days after death, or the “twilight of death” as the study’s lead author Peter Noble poetically …

Genetics

If Solar Panels Are So Clean, Why Do They Produce So Much Toxic Waste?

The last few years have seen growing concern over what happens to solar panels at the end of their life. Consider the following statements:<p><b>The problem of solar panel disposal “will explode with full force in two or three decades and wreck the environment” because it “is a huge amount of waste and</b> …

Solar Power

This Search Engine Is Profitable Without Tracking You Online. And Google and Facebook Could Do It Too

Here's how<p>Facebook could be profitable without tracking you as intently as it does, but the social media network doesn’t want you to realize that. …

Palantir Knows Everything About You

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Startups

More than half your body is not human

<b>More than half of your body is not human, say scientists.</b><p>Human cells make up only 43% of the body's total cell count. The rest are microscopic colonists.<p>Understanding this hidden half of ourselves - our microbiome - is rapidly transforming understanding of diseases from allergy to Parkinson's.<p>The …

Microbiology

You have been charging your phone wrong for years - here's the best way to do it - Cornwall Live

We all know that your phone is nothing without charge in the battery - especially in remote parts of our beloved Cornwall.<p>It really doesn't matter if …

Life in the Most Polluted Capital in the World

It’s 11 below (-24C) outside but the stove is burning and baby Almasbek Toltalkhan is warm in his family’s yurt. His mother, Nursaule, scoops him …

Pollution

Is There A Ticking Time Bomb Under The Arctic?

A short drive north of Fairbanks, Alaska, there's a red shed stuck right up against a hillside. The shed looks unremarkable, except for the door. It looks like a door to a walk-in freezer, with thick insulation and a heavy latch. Whatever is behind that door needs to stay very cold.<p>"Are you ready …

Global Warming

Why are America's farmers killing themselves in record numbers?

The suicide rate for farmers is more than double that of veterans. Former farmer <b>Debbie Weingarten</b> gives an insider’s perspective on farm life – and how to help<p>It is dark in the workshop, but what light there is streams in patches through the windows. Cobwebs coat the wrenches, the cans of spray …

Farming

California’s Climate Emergency

In the hills above the Pacific Ocean, the world crossed a terrifying tipping point this week.<p>As holiday music plays on the radio, temperatures in …

Climate Change

The 25 Best Inventions of 2017

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Inventions

Keystone Pipeline leaks 210,000 gallons of oil in South Dakota

<b>(CNN) —</b> A total of 210,000 gallons of oil leaked Thursday from the Keystone Pipeline in South Dakota, the pipeline's operator, TransCanada, said.<p>Crews shut down the pipeline Thursday morning, and officials are investigating the cause of the leak, which occurred about three miles southeast of the …

Environment

The seven megatrends that could beat global warming: 'There is reason for hope'

Until recently the battle to avert catastrophic climate change – floods, droughts, famine, mass migrations – seemed to be lost. But with the tipping point just years away, the tide is finally turning, thanks to innovations ranging from cheap renewables to lab-grown meat and electric …

Climate Change

Saudi Arabia Arrests 11 Princes, Including Billionaire Waleed bin Talal

LONDON — Saudi Arabia announced the arrest on Saturday night of the prominent billionaire investor Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, plus at least 10 other princes, four ministers and tens of former ministers.<p>The announcement of the arrests was made over Al Arabiya, the Saudi-owned satellite network whose …

Saudi Arabia

Men's and women's brains react differently when helping others, study says

<b>(CNN) —</b> There is pleasure in both giving and receiving. Does gender influence which of these pleasures we prefer?<p>In women, part of the brain showed a greater response when sharing money, while in men, the same structure showed more activity when they kept the cash for themselves, a small study …

The Brain

'Our minds can be hijacked': the tech insiders who fear a smartphone dystopia

Google, Twitter and Facebook workers who helped make technology so addictive are disconnecting themselves from the internet. <b>Paul Lewis</b> reports on the Silicon Valley refuseniks alarmed by a race for human attention<p>Justin Rosenstein had tweaked his laptop’s operating system to block Reddit, banned …

Social Media

Georgia sheriff, deputies indicted after body searches of 900 high school students

The sound system squawked at 8 a.m., just as the school day was revving up at Worth County High School. The campus was now on lockdown, the announcement said. Neither the teachers nor students at the south Georgia school knew what was going on.<p>For the next four hours, 40 uniformed officers — the …

High School

The flu vaccine isn't perfect — but that doesn't mean you should skip the shot

What science says about flu shots.<p>Dear Julia: How well do flu shots actually work?<p>Just about every influential public health figure urges people to get their flu shots each fall as a necessary precaution during influenza season.<p>So over dinner, I asked a couple of respected evidence-based medicine …

Public Health

Still Fighting at Standing Rock

The national media has moved on, but the story is not over.<p>Rattler sat on the sofa scrolling through his phone. It was a drizzling, cold spring day in Bismarck, North Dakota, but he wasn’t going outside much anyway. A great mountain of a man with thick black hair to his waist and a disarming …