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We Already Know How To Build a Time Machine

It’s just a matter of time before we build a machine that can take us into the far future.<p><i>Watch AMC's Visionaries: James Cameron's Story of Science Fiction, a six-part series about focusing on AI, dark futures, aliens, and time travel.</i><p>In September 2015, cosmonaut Gennady Padalka arrived back on …

Physics

Here’s How the Evidence Changed a Climate Change Skeptic’s Mind

Scientists on Arctic sea ice in the Chukchi Sea, surrounded by melt ponds, July 4, 2010.<br>Image:NASA/Kathryn Hansen<p><b>Scientists have known for a long</b> …

New Evidence Suggests Possible Life on Venus

Dark spots in the clouds of Venus could, just maybe, be signs of life floating in the atmosphere.<p>After decades of looking to the outer solar system and beyond for signs of extraterrestrial life, an international team of scientists is suggesting that humanity take another look at a planet a little …

Astronomy

Blacks Were Enslaved Well into the 1960s

More than 100 years after the Emancipation Proclamation, there were black people in the Deep South who had no idea they were free. These people were forced to work, violently tortured, and raped.<p><i>Historian and genealogist Antoinette Harrell has uncovered cases of African Americans still living as</i> …

One of the oldest skeletons ever seen in the Americas was found in a flooded cave — and it could reshape our understanding of human history

Deep within a flooded cave in the remote Mexican jungle, archaeologists came across a stunning find: An almost completely intact skeleton of a teenage girl.<p>A new documentary from PBS's NOVA, "The First Face of America," investigates the bones, and what they reveal could be a critical piece of …

Kathleen Hartnett White, Trump’s Environment Pick: Fossil Fuels Ended Slavery, CO2 Is Good for You

Trump’s nominee bombed her Senate hearing. But a Daily Beast investigation reveals years of blog posts promoting conspiracy theories, quack science, …

'All of our team was in tears': Video shows polar bear starving in the North

A video shows disturbing images of a starving polar bear, and the conservation group that filmed it believes climate change may be to blame.<p>In the …

Every Company That Has Pre-Ordered A Tesla Semi To Date (UPDATED)

Ever since Tesla publicly revealed a new all-electric semi truck last month, major companies have been lining up to place a pre-order, ahead of the …

Fisker patents EV battery with a range of 500 miles that can be charged in 1 minute

It might sound too good to be true – but Fisker is working on an electric vehicle battery that can charge up to 100% in just one minute. They’ve …

15,000 Scientists From 184 Countries Are Warning Humankind We Are Screwed

Human impacts on the environment are putting our future at risk, they say.<p>More than 15,000 scientists from 184 countries warn the evidence is clear: Current and future human health and wellbeing are at serious risk from climate change, deforestation, loss of access to freshwater, species …

Future of deep space travel in jeopardy as NASA admits it's running out of one precious resource

There's a problem with future space travel that NASA and other space agencies are currently struggling to get to grips with.<p>Not only is exploring the …

Trump congratulates mostly non-American NHL team on being “incredible patriots”

What do all the players in the photo have in common?<p>The NHL champion Pittsburgh Penguins visited the White House on Tuesday, a move that seemed to many like a deliberate slap in the face of the black athletes whom the president had been attacking on Twitter and in public appearances for the past …

San Francisco 49ers

Study shows North Atlantic wind farms could power the whole world

Wind is one of the cleanest energy sources available, and the US is sitting next to a gold mine. A new study has found that wind speeds over the …

There’s now a one in 20 chance of global warming ‘which could wipe out humanity’

There’s a one in 20 chance that the carbon dioxide in Earth’s atmosphere will cause a five-degree rise in temperature by 2100 – which could wipe out …

Porsche’s Upcoming Tesla Killer Is A Lot More Affordable Than You Think

The world is now closer to receiving a real Tesla competitor with Porsche announcing the date and pricing for the production version of its Mission E …

Tesla

Joel Osteen’s Hurricane Fumbling Reveals The Absurdity Of His Preachings

Let’s start with the very basics: Christianity, as a religion, is not inherently bad. It’s based around the teachings of Jesus Christ, a man who almost surely existed, and was, by all accounts, a solid hang. Even if he <i>didn’t</i> exist, the quotes attributed to Jesus paint a picture of radical …

Hurricane Harvey

Tesla Model 3 to have best-in-class depreciation, report says

Tesla Chief Designer Franz von Holzhausen says that they designed the Model 3’s interior to “age gracefully”, which could actually help with its resale value in the long-term as cars are expected to change a lot in the next few years with the advent of self-driving and car-sharing.<p>Interestingly, a …

Tesla Model 3

To Christians arguing 'no' on marriage equality: the Bible is not decisive

As Australia faces a postal plebiscite on same-sex marriage, we are seeing a steady stream of articles arguing the “yes” or “no” case. Many on the …

Theology

Report Suggests Solar Energy Capacity Will Rival Nuclear Power by the End of 2017

Sunny Forecast<p>Solar energy has been on the rise, and based on new data from GTM Research, it could rival nuclear energy in terms of global capacity …

Solar Power

A Tesla Model X raced a Lamborghini Aventador, guess which car won

Typically, you wouldn't race an SUV against a race-oriented supercar, but in the case of Tesla, everything is possible.<p>A YouTube video posted by …

Tesla

New Battery That Could Be Charged in Seconds Developed at Drexel University

In a paper published last week, researchers at Drexel University described the development of a battery that could be charged in seconds.<p>Late last year I stated that I believed that 2017 would be the tipping point year for electric cars. With improvements in motor technologies and batteries, …

Electric Vehicles

10 Things You Never Knew About Orwell's 1984

George Orwell’s novel 1984 was incredibly popular at the time it was published, and it remains incredibly popular to this day.<p>George Orwell’s novel</i> …

Literature

Tesla actually built the world’s biggest battery. Here’s how it works.

Get amped to learn about lithium-ion energy storage!<p><i>Note: This story was updated on December 1.</i><p>Elon Musk and Tesla have made good on an ambitious commitment, and the state of South Australia is now home to the world’s biggest battery. The battery installation is connected to a wind farm (that's …

These Transparent, Solar Power-Generating Windows Are the World's First

Trying to make large buildings energy-neutral, companies are taking advantage of building windows' surface area to harvest solar energy.<p>A tech startup on a mission to make modern commercial and housing estates energy neutral has outfitted the headquarters of a Dutch bank with the world's first …

Clean Energy

Meet the horsemen of our environmental apocalypse

<b>Scott Pruitt; Rex Tillerson; Ryan Zinke (AP/J. Scott Applewhite/Carolyn Kaster)</b><p>These Trump appointees are destroying life on Earth for us and for our children<p>Robert F. Kennedy Jr.<p>June 25, 2017 8:00pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted with permission from “Horsemen of the Apocalypse” by Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Copyright …

SpaceX Just Transformed Space Flight, Launching Two Rockets in 48 Hours

Success!<p>Elon Musk's SpaceX took a scheduling delay and turned it into a historic opportunity: as the result of postponing the launch of a Bulgarian …

Space Travel

New study confirms the oceans are warming rapidly | John Abraham

Although there’s some uncertainty in the distribution among Earth’s ocean basins, there’s no question that the ocean is heating rapidly<p>As humans put ever more heat-trapping gases into the atmosphere, the Earth heats up. These are the basics of global warming. But where does the heat go? How much …

Climate Change

Video explains how electric cars work, battery and motor technology included

While many drivers generally understand the concept of an electric car, understanding generally stops there.<p>It's a car, and you plug it in to get …

Electric Vehicles

Scientists stunned by Antarctic rainfall and a melt area bigger than Texas

Scientists have documented a recent, massive melt event on the surface of highly vulnerable West Antarctica that, they fear, could be a harbinger of future events as the planet continues to warm.<p>In the Antarctic summer of 2016, the surface of the Ross Ice Shelf, the largest floating ice platform on …

Global Warming

How clean energy is transforming the world, in 5 charts

Take it straight from a major fossil fuel supplier: The world's energy mix is changing, and it's shifting toward lower-carbon fuels.<p>BP, the British …

Fossil Fuels