Joachim Giard

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Love and long-distance travel in the time of climate change

This is the first time in my life that I’ve spent the holidays in a fairly unfamiliar place, surrounded by fairly unfamiliar people. For Jews, …

The Coolest-Looking New Species Of 2014

PopSci's pick of the litter<p>The world is so abundant with strange species, scientists describe new ones every year. Here at <i>Popular Science</i>, we picked a few of our favorites from this year to share. This is a small fraction of the species scientists name in a year. Just today, the California Academy …

Top 10 Environmental Stories of 2014

In 2014, the unimaginable happened: companies representing the majority of palm oil production and trade agreed to stop cutting down rainforests and …

Coffee Cup Colour Makes Your Drink Taste A Certain Way, Says Science

An incredible amount of thought goes into designing the ideal coffee cup. Weight for heat retention, mouth width to increase aroma, inner bowl shape …

Are You Gonna Eat That? The Future of Recycling

In the very near future, you're not just going to recycle soda cans and glass jars. You're going to recycle last night's leftovers.<p>The recycling of plastic, glass and paper has taken firm hold in the United States after years of steady growth. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the …

5 Predictions For The World In 2039

You will probably live to see a time when we can make backup copies of your brain.<p>Natalia Hatalska says there are two types of people in the world: those “who take one day at a time” and “those who have a vision, look far ahead [and] see its opportunities and threats.” She puts herself in the …

Scientist who claimed stem-cell breakthrough resigns after misconduct scandal

• Stem-cell scientist Haruko Obokata has resigned from her position at Riken research institute after being unable to replicate her "breakthrough" STAP technique for making stem cells, the BBC reports.<br>• Riken had previously found her guilty of misconduct for fabricating some of the published STAP …

Actually, Raising Beef Is Good for the Planet

Despite environmentalists’ worries, cattle don’t guzzle water or cause hunger—and can help fight climate change<p>People who advocate eating less beef often argue that producing it hurts the environment. Cattle, we are told, have an outsize ecological footprint: They guzzle water, trample plants and …

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5 Reasons To Be Pessimistic About Climate Change

Despite the climate deal reached this weekend, it’s important to always remember: humans are lazy and don’t make changes until it’s too late.<p>The big climate news over the weekend was that 196 countries agreed a new pact to limit their carbon emissions. Sort of. What actually happened at a meeting …

The Higgs Boson --"A Clue to Why There's More Matter than Antimatter in the Universe?"

The recently discovered Higgs boson is directly connected to the issues of mass and matter. Asking whether the Higgs is involved in the preponderance …

Evolution: Why are most of us right-handed?

Right-handed people are dominant worldwide – but why? Jason G Goldman investigates.<p>We humans don’t typically agree on all that much, but there is at least one thing that an impressive amount of us accept: which hand is easiest to control. If you use one hand for writing, you probably use the same …

Geoengineering: Energy efficient method using salt water to cool planet identified

Rayleigh Jet technique could help offset the effects of carbon emissions<p>A study into reversible geoengineering method to offset rising global …

How to hack your taste buds

Why does toothpaste give orange juice a weird aftertaste? It’s one of many surprisingly easy ways to trick your tongue – and your brain – into experiencing strange flavours, says Veronique Greenwood. What's going on?<p>Your tongue is not a blank slate. What you've just eaten can change the flavour of …

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